Today’s top news:

  1. Rajasthan has become the 12th State in the country to successfully undertake “One Nation One Ration Card system” reform stipulated by the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance.
  2. Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel Dharmendra Pradhan yesterday launched the Investment Corner under project Development Cell (PDC), on the revamped website of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.
  3. Rajya Sabha passed the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill to merge Jammu and Kashmir cadre of IAS, IPS and IFS with the Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram, and Union Territory, or AGMUT, cadre.
  4. PM Modi on Monday bid farewell to the outgoing MPs in Rajya Sabha. While bidding farewell to Congress veteran Ghulam Nabi Azad in Rajya Sabha, The Congress MP will be retiring on February 15 on the completion of his term in the upper house of Parliament.
  5. 17 more Ministers- 9 from BJP and 8 from JD(U) were inducted in the Bihar Cabinet at the Raj Bhavan in Patna in the presence of CM Nitish Kumar. : This included Deputy Chief Ministers Tarkishore Prasad and Renu Devi, Bihar JD(U) president Ashok Choudhary, BJP MLC Mangal Pandey, HAM(S) supremo’s son Santosh Kumar Suman and VIP chief Mukesh Sahani. Shahnawaz Hussain marks entry in Bihar politics, inducted into Nitish Cabinet.
  6. Rescue operations are underway at the Tapovan tunnel in Uttarakhand. Emergency workers are racing against time to dig through mud and rocks. The semi-liquid debris is estimated to be around 180 metres deep.
  7. The army, NDRF, SDRF and other agencies are working on a war footing to rescue people. Many people are feared missing in the glacier burst at Joshimath in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district that triggered an avalanche and a deluge in the Alakananda river system that washed away hydroelectric stations on Sunday.
  8. What caused U’khand distaster? A rock mass weakened over a period of time due to freezing and thawing of snow must have led to the creation of a “weak zone”, triggering its collapse, which resulted in the formation of a temporary dam that eventually breached, causing the deadly floods in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district on Sunday, initial observations by scientists of the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology suggest.
  9. Home Minister Amit Shah informed on Tuesday that the medical assistance and other necessary supplies are being provided to affected areas in U’khand.
  10. The Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence were announced : Lifetime Achievement Award was won by former HDFC Bank MD Aditya Puri.
    Businesswoman of the year award was jointly won by Preetha Reddy, Vice-Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals and Suneeta Reddy, MD, Apollo Hospitals.
    Emerging company of the year award went to ICICI Lombard General Insurance.
    Business reformer of the year award was won by RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das. Entrepreneur of the year award was won by Adar Poonawalla Chief Executive Officer, Serum Institute of India.
  11. The Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra government has decided to launch an investigation to know if celebrities like Sachin Tendulkar and singer Lata Mangeshkar, who are also recipients of highest civilian award Bharat Ratna, tweeted under pressure by the Centre in support of farm laws.
  12. The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday decided that after a divorce, the wife is entitled to an increase in alimony if the husband’s salary increases during the period
  13. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi on Tuesday said the government may take action against Mahua Moitra, Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP for remarks over Ram Mandir and the Chief Justice of India (CJI) in the Parliament on Monday.
  14. A Delhi court is likely to pronounce verdict on Wednesday in M J Akbar’s criminal defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani for her allegations of sexual harassment against him.
  15. The government on Tuesday said that it had cancelled the FCRA (Foreign Contribution Regulation Act) licences of over 20,600 NGOs in the last 10 years. Most of these cancellations were done on account of non-filing of annual returns which is a mandatory requirement under the law, Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said.
  16. The Haryana government suspended a deputy inspector general of police on Tuesday, two days after the registration of an FIR against him following a spat with state Home Minister Anil Vij’s brother. DIG (Vigilance) Ashok Kumar will stay attached to the office of Regional Training Centre at Bhondsi near Gurugram.
  17. Punjabi actor-singer Deep Sidhu, who was arrested by the Delhi Police earlier yesterday , has been remanded to 7-day police custody by a Delhi Court on Tuesday.
  18. Actor Rajiv Kapoor died on February 9 (Tuesday) from a massive cardiac arrest. The 58-year-old actor was legendary actor Raj Kapoor’s son and late actor Rishi Kapoor and Randhir Kapoor’s younger brother. Several celebrities including Ranbir Kapoor, Shah Raukh Khan, Alia Bhatt attended the funeral of the late actor.
  19. Indian military sees threefold increase in women personnel in 6 years : Excluding the medical wing in which women have been serving for decades, the army accounts for 6,807 women officers, the air force 1,607 and the navy 704 women officers. There are 9,118 women currently serving the army, navy and air force, with the services giving them more opportunities to boost career progression. The headcount of women officers in the armed forces hovered around 3,000 in 2014-15.
  20. Coronavirus Cases:
    Deaths: 155,280
    Recovered: 10,559,604


  1. The first train loaded with fertiliser for export to Nepal was handed over by Bangladesh railways to Indian railways last week. Presently, 27,000 metric ton of fertiliser will be exported to Nepal through the rail transit route. Another lot of 25,000 metric ton of fertiliser is likely to be exported subsequently.
  2. Pakistan resorted to 5,133 incidents of ceasefire violations in 2020 in which 46 security force personnel were killed, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said in Rajya Sabha.
  3. US President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are committed to defeating the Covid, rebuilding the global economy, jointly combating the scourge of global terrorism and promoting a free and open Indo-Pacific, setting up an ambitious agenda to take the strategic bilateral ties to the next level.The two leaders, during their first phone call on Monday after Biden was sworn in as the US President.


  1. Bangladesh: More than 1 lakh people vaccinated on Day 3 of nationwide COVID 19 vaccination programme : Bangladesh PM Hasina called upon the concerned people to take measures to bring the frontline health workers, law enforcement personnel and members of armed forces under vaccination.
  2. The Denmark has recently given its approval for the plan to construct the first energy field island of the world. The artificial island in the North Sea will be equal to the size of the 18 football fields. The energy island will be constructed in the North Sea. The energy island will be used to produce and store enough green energy to meet the electricity demands.
  3. The 20th edition of The Energy and Resources Institute’s (TERI) flagship event, the World Sustainable Development Summit, will be held online from February 10 to 12, 2021. The theme of the Summit is ‘Redefining our common future: Safe and secure environment for all’.
  4. Days after the military coup in Myanmar, as many as 90 townships in 30 cities across the country have been placed under curfew .
  5. Coronavirus Cases:
    Recovered: 79,266,202


  1. England win Chennai test by 227 runs; leads 4 match series 1-0 against India : England has won the Chennai test by 227 runs. Chasing 420 runs to win, India were all out at 192 in the second innings.
  2. INDIA VS ENG 2nd Test, Anthony De Mello Trophy, 2021, February 13 2021.
  3. Uttar Pradesh’s Munita Prajapati came into her own in scripting a new National Record in the under-20 women’s 10000m Race Walk with a fine victory on the penultimate day of the 36th National Junior Athletics Championships at the Sarusajai Stadium on Tuesday.

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Facts about India

Dehradun is made up of two words: Dehra is derived from the word Dera, meaning camp or temporary settlement. Dun or Doon in Garhwali language refers to a valley that lies between the middle Himalayas and the “Shivaliks”. … This is when the word Dehra was linked to Dun, and thus the city was named Dehradun.

Thought of the day

Always remember that your present situation is not the end, the best is yet to come.

Joke of the day

Pappu Cigratte pe 2 metre pipe laga kr pe raha tha.
Frnd : Tu pipe laga kar cig Q pe raha hai
Pappu : Doctor ne kaha, Cig-Bidi se dur rehna.


How we woke correct time in the morning. How our age brings changes in our physical appearance…How It happens 🤔

It is because of Biological clock⏰ that we have in our mind. Biological clocks are an organism’s innate timing device. They’re composed of specific molecules (proteins) that interact in cells throughout the body. Biological clocks are found in nearly every tissue and organ.

The circadian biological clock is controlled by a part of the brain called the Suprachiasmatic Nucleus (SCN), a group of cells in the hypothalamus that respond to light and dark signals. From the optic nerve of the eye, light travels to the SCN, signaling the internal clock that it is time to be awake.

It is the program that limits the lifespan of an individual. Circadian clock, a molecular mechanism that results in a circadian rhythm in a living organism. Circadian rhythm, biological process that displays an oscillation about 24 hours, such as the human sleep-wake cycle (the “body clock”), mensuration process in women.

Biological clocks are an organism’s innate timing device. They’re composed of specific molecules (proteins) that interact in cells throughout the body. Biological clocks are found in nearly every tissue and organ. Researchers have identified similar genes in people, fruit flies, mice, fungi, and several other organisms that are responsible for making the clock’s components.

LEARN Sanskrit🙏🏻

Hyaha (yesterday),
adya (today),
shvaha (tommorow), parashvaha (day after tomorrow) and praparashavaha (day after the day after tomorrow)

How it works ⁉

How rock salt forms

The scientific name for rock salt is Halite , and its chemical formula is NaCl or sodium chlorine. Table salt is also made from rock salt, which is a naturally occurring mineral often found in large deposits near the surface of the earth.

Rock salt is found in old ocean sea beds that have long ago dried up. The compound originates from a body of sea water that undergoes an intense evaporation process, leaving behind large rings of sea salt. Then through the long process of geologic aging, the salt layers are covered with marine sediments.


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This is the another story behind Garlic and Onions, why they are not been used by Vaishnavas 🧅🧄

According to Vishnu Purana, Devas and the asuras jointly churned Kshirabdhi (Milky Ocean) wherefrom emerged Dhanvantari with the Amrtakumbha (pot of nectar).

But an asura mayavi (magician) called Saimhikeya absconded to Patala with the Amrtakumbha which nobody noticed as everybody was busy with dividing other divine objects. Only after the mayavi’s disappearance was it noticed that the Amrtakumbha was missing. At once Mahavisnu assumed the figure of a beautiful woman, got back the Kumbha and gave it to the devas. The devas began drinking the amrta when, at the instance of some other devas, Saimhikeya, the mayavi, assuming the form of an old Brahmin reached svarga, (Heaven) got a share of the amrta and began to drink it. Surya and Candra (Sun and Moon) who were on guard at the gates divined the secret of the ‘old Brahmin’ and informed Mahavishnu about it. Shri Vishnu immediately cut the throat of the pseudo-Brahmin with his Sudarshana Chakra. But, half of the nectar he had drunk stayed above the throat and the other half below it. Therefore, though the head and the trunk were severed they remained alive. These two parts, in course of time, evolved as Rahu and Ketu

When the throat was cut some blood dropped on the ground, and became the red onion and the white onion (garlic) respectively. So both onion and garlic originated from the throat and blood of the demons or asuras, thus their consumption brings us closer to tamo guna (mode of ignorance) which characterizes the nature of the demons and thus is detrimental to bhakti.


( Note : These home tips followed in villages/ancient traditions, it is up to you to use it or not🙏🏻)

Rock salt provides all the essential trace minerals and greatly improves the body’s immune system,” It fights harmful bacteria and helps kick illnesses to the curb. “Rock salt is beneficial for people suffering from respiratory problems and sinus.

Rock salt is used as a condiment and preservative in Indian cuisine, especially during fasting days. It adds a great flavour to chaats, chutneys, raitas and many other savoury Indian snacks and vegetable preparations. Its coarse texture makes it easy to pick up and sprinkle on food during or after cooking.

Hence, too less or too much of salt can be dangerous for health and adding the right amount of salt is important. For an average adult daily salt intake should be approximately around 2,300 mg per day. However, in the case of high blood pressure, the ideal intake should be 1,500 mg per day.
CH. Naveen Kumar