Today’s top news:

  1. The Padmanabhaswamy Temple is unable to pay Rs 11.7 crore to the Kerala government – to reimburse the state for security and maintenance-related expenses – because of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, a temporary administrative committee told the Supreme Court on Friday.
  2. IRCTC To Run Deluxe Train To Statue Of Unity, Jyotirlinga On February 27 : The train will cover two prominent Jyotirling temples Mahakaleshwar (Ujjain) and Omkareshwar along with the tallest statue in the world, ‘Statue of Unity’ near Kevadia, Gujarat.
  3. UP Police Launches Digital Outreach Programme For Women’s Safety : The programme “Humari Surakhsa: Mobile haanth mein, 1090 saath mein” has been launched through the state’s women telephone helpline service 1090 also called “Women Power Line — 1090”.
  4. IRDAI (Insurance Regulatory Authority of India) in a Circular dated 9th February, 2021, has advised all Insurance companies for issuance of Digital Insurance Policies via DigiLocker
  5. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat Announces Measures To Stop Forest Fires.. Forest fires are a common occurrence during dry weather conditions across the world. Due to the abundance of fuel in the form of wood, and lack of proper firefighting resources in the wilderness, it often takes several days to bring forest fires under control.
  6. Trinamool’s Dinesh Trivedi Quits As MP announced his resignation in parliament yesterday, adding to a series of dramatic exits from Mamata Banerjee’s party ahead of the Bengal election due by May.
  7. The Supreme Court issued notice to the Andhra Pradesh government on a petition seeking contempt action against its state officials for notifying Panchayat polls in three “disputed area” villages controlled by Odisha.
  8. The Jharkhand High Court on Friday deferred to February 19 hearing on the bail plea of former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav in connection with the fodder scam case. The case pertains to the fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 3.5 crores from the Dumka treasury by Animal Husbandry Department officials between 1991 and 1996 when Yadav served as the State’s Chief Minister.
    Yadav, who had been in prison since December 2017, was sentenced to seven years imprisonment in 2018.
  9. The Centre Friday told the Supreme Court that President Ram Nath Kovind is seized of the matter pertaining to Balwant S Rajoana’s plea seeking commutation of the death penalty awarded to him in former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh’s assassination case, and a decision will be taken on it.
  10. Former ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar has been granted bail – on a bond of Rs 5 lakh – by a Mumbai court in connection with an alleged money laundering case involving the bank and the Videocon Group, alleged irregularities and corrupt practices in the sanctioning of Rs 1,875 crore in loans by ICICI Bank.
  11. The Union Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh, inaugurated 57,000 water structures under the “Jalabhishekam Water Conservation Campaign”. These water structures were constructed in Madhya Pradesh. The conservation work will help to achieve the goal of water conservation and build a self-reliant Madhya Pradesh.
  12. 15 people have died and many were injured in an explosion at a firecracker factory in Tamil Nadu’s Virudhunagar district, around 500 kilometres from Chennai. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the blast.
  13. Vijayanagara- 31st district of Karnataka
    The Karnataka Government recently notified that, the Vijayanagara has become the 31st district of Karnataka officially. The district has its headquarter at Hosapete. The district also be the home to UNESCO World Heritage sites namely the Hampi and Virupaksha Temple. The Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa had announced the Karnataka Cabinet formally approved the creation of a new vijayanagara district on November 18, 2020.
  14. The Odisha Legislative Assembly is all set to go paperless with the implementation of the ‘e-Vidhan project’ from the upcoming budget session starting on February 18.
  15. Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait To Join 7 Farmers’ ‘Mahapanchayats’ In 3 States From Sunday : will attend seven public meetings in Haryana, Maharashtra and Rajasthan to rally support for the ongoing protest against the central government’s new farm laws. These farmers’ meetings, which will culminate on February 23, are part of the outreach programme of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha – the umbrella body leading the protest.
  16. Uttarakhand Glacier Burst: Two More Bodies Recovered, Death Count Rises To 38.
  17. Uttarakhand Glacier Burst: Drilling Operation Inside Tapovan Tunnel Begins Uttarakhand to peep into the slush flushing tunnel 12 to 13 meters below. This is being done from the tunnel where rescue teams are presently taking out slush.
  18. Assam Governor Jagadish Mukhi suspended the vice chancellor of Dibrugarh University, Ranjit Tamuli, with immediate effect over allegations of financial irregularities and misuse of public fund
  19. Senior Congress leader and sitting legislator in Himachal Pradesh Sujan Singh Pathania died at his native place in Fatehpur tehsil of Kangra district on Friday morning, He was 77.
  20. The parliamentary standing committee on defence has decided to visit the Galwan Valley and Pangong lake in eastern Ladakh region which has been witness to a violent stand-off between the troops of India and China. The 30-member committee, chaired by senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former Union minister Jual Oram and of which Rahul Gandhi is also a member,wishes to visit the eastern Ladakh region in the last week of May or in June.
  21. PM Modi To Dedicate Arjun Tanks To Nation On Sunday, Army To Get 118 Arjun Mark1A tanks. Defence Ministry recently cleared the induction of 118 Arjun Mark1A tanks into the Army which will cost around Rs 8,400 crore. The tank has been fully designed and developed by the DRDO in close coordination with the Indian Army.
  22. The tanks will be produced by the Ordnance Factory Board’s (OFB) Heavy Vehicles Factory (HVF) Avadi and the first batch of five main battle tanks will be handed over to the army within two-and-a-half years of the signing of the contract.
  23. Coronavirus Cases:
    Deaths: 155,588
    Recovered: 10,598,709


  1. Jammu and Kashmir, UK Space Agency Join Hands For Impact-Based Flood Forecasts Having impact-based forecasts of flood risk will be useful for efficient, effective contingency planning and swift evaluation of severity for necessary response, said Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha.
  2. India has gifted 2000 metric tonnes of rice to Syria with an aim to strengthen food security in the middle eastern country. The first consignment of 1000 metric tonnes of rice was handed over by India Ambassador to Syria.
  3. India provided over 229 lakh doses of coronavirus vaccines to various countries out of which 64 lakh doses have been supplied as grant assistance and 165 lakh on commercial basis, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said.
  4. 6.3 Earthquake In Tajikistan, Tremors Felt In Delhi, Parts Of North India : The earthquake struck at 10:31 pm IST at a depth of 74 km from the surface. However, there were no immediate reports of any loss of life or damage to property.
  5. The disengagement of troops of the Indian Army and China’s People’s Liberation Army from the Line of Actual Control was reached after sustained negotiations at the military and diplomatic level , said the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday adding that the tenth round of senior commanders meeting would take place 48 hours after complete disengagement.
  6. India and the US have agreed to remain in contact as well as exchange assessments of the situation in Myanmar following the military coup , the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said.
  7. The Reserve Bank of India has announced that the Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) will provide USD 400 million to Maldives project . It will provide the fund for the Greater Male Connectivity Project.


  1. World Radio Day 2021: Every year on February 13 World Radio Day is celebrated. This year is the 10th anniversary of World Radio Day.
  2. Protests against the military government in Myanmar continued on Friday even as supporters of the ousted State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi’s clashed with police. The mass protests on Friday were mostly peaceful but were the largest so far.
  3. United States President Joe Biden has revoked the national emergency order used to fund former President Donald Trump’s Mexico border wall project.
  4. A U.S. House committee approved a proposal to give airlines another $14 billion in payroll assistance as part of a broader COVID-19 relief package.
  5. The President of United States, Joe Biden, has revoked the emergency order that was issued by former President Donald Trump to construct the US-Mexico border wall
  6. Coronavirus Cases:
    Deaths: 2,391,209
    Recovered: 80,624,311


  1. The second test cricket between India and England begins at Chepauk in Chennai today.
  2. Jofra Archer to miss England’s second Test against India in Chennai; fast bowler had an injection in elbow injury after experiencing discomfort during the 227-run win over India in the first Test.
  3. Australian Open | Serena Williams enters round-of-16 to face Belarusian No.1 Aryna Sabalenka. : Twenty three-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams on Friday battled past a determined effort from Russian teenager Anastasia Potapova to book her place in the last 16 of the Australian Open.

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Facts about India

Exactly a hundred years ago, on 12th February, the foundation stone of Parliament House was laid. 26 years before India became Independent, Britain’s Duke of Connaught laid the foundation stone and said it would stand “as the symbol of India’s rebirth to yet higher destinies”. The building, with a diameter of 560 ft and circumference of one-third of a mile, was designed by Sir Herbert Baker, who along with Sir Edwin Lutyens was chosen to design the new imperial capital in Delhi in the Raisina Hill area.

Thought of the day

You can’t fall if you don’t climb.  But there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground.

Joke of the day

Pappu Sharab peete peete Rone Laga.
Frnd : Kya hua Ro Q
Rahe Ho?
Pappu : Yaar Jis Ladki ko Bhulane ke Liye Pee raha tha Uska Naam Yaad Nahin Aa Raha.

GK Today

Land of Lilies : Canada

Land of Golden Pagoda : Myanmar


scientific reason behind wearing bangles for girls?

Normally the wrist portion is in constant activation is not an on any human. Also, the pulse beat in this portion is mostly checked for all sorts of ailments. The Bangles used by women are normally in the wrist part of one’s arm, and its constant friction increases the blood circulation level. And, the electricity passing out through the outer skin is again reverted to one’s own body because of the ring-shaped bangles, which have no ends to pass the energy outside but to send it back to the body.

LEARN Sanskrit🙏🏻

अश्व : Horse,

How it works ⁉

How does a electric heater works

Basically electric water heater is nothing but the conversion of current into heat. What does the water heater do? It restricts the flow of electric current through the rod by applying high resistance so heat is generated and flow through the water which causes water to boil.
Rod which is used is made up of conducting material and at the bottom of that there is a high resistive compound usually Nichrome ,80% nickel and 20% chromium, this material restricts the current and allows it to flow in the form of heat.


ātmānagvaṁ rathinaṁ viddhi śharīraṁ _
rathameva tu buddhiṁ tu sārathi viddhi manaḥ pragrahameva cha indriyāṇi hayānāhurviṣhayānsteṣhu gocharān
ātmendriyamanoyuktaṁ bhoktetyāhurmanīṣhiṇ

The Upaniṣhads say there is a chariot, which has five horses pulling it; the horses have reins in their mouths, which are in the hands of a charioteer; a passenger is sitting at the back of the chariot. Ideally, the passenger should instruct the charioteer, who should then control the reins and guide the horses in the proper direction. However, in this case, the passenger has gone to sleep, and so the horses are holding sway.

In this analogy, the chariot is the body, the horses are the five senses, the reins in the mouth of the horses is the mind, the charioteer is the intellect, and the passenger seated behind is the soul residing in the body


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

Cloves are low in calories but a rich source of manganese. They’re otherwise an insignificant source of nutrients.

CH. Naveen Kumar