Today’s top news:

  1. The Central government told the Supreme Court that there was no connection between the massive ongoing Char Dham road-widening project and the glacier burst earlier this month that resulted in the death of a number of people in Uttarakhand.
  2. The 29th edition of Nasscom Technology and Leadership Forum (NTLF) is being organized from 17th – 19th Feb. It is the flagship event of the National Association of Software and Service Companies. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the forum on Wednesday via video conferencing.
  3. The Congress party made a clean sweep of Punjab’s seven municipal corporations in the state local body polls. The party bagged almost all the bodies for which the results were declared yesterday.
  4. Petrol Crosses Rs 100-Mark In Rajasthan, First Time Ever In India : In Sriganganagar town of Rajasthan, petrol price soared to Rs 100.13 a litre.
  5. Petrol at ₹100 | PM Modi blames previous governments for not cutting import dependence Central and state taxes make up for 60% of the retail selling price of petrol and over 54% of diesel.
  6. Former Union Minister MJ Akbar’s defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani — filed over her allegations of sexual misconduct against him — could not be proved , a Delhi Court said, acquitting her of all charges.
  7. Ethanol extracted from sugarcane is being doped in petrol to reduce the requirement of imports. Currently, 8.5% of petrol is ethanol and this proportion is targeted to be raised to 20% by 2025, helping cut imports as well as give farmers an alternate source of income.
  8. Toolkit Case: Bombay High Court Holds Nikita Jacob’s Arrest For 3 Weeks : The Bombay High Court granted Mumbai lawyer and environmental activist Nikita Jacob transit bail for three weeks in connection with a case filed by the Delhi police in connection with the Toolkit matter. In case of arrest, she will be released on a personal bond of Rs 25,000 and one surety of like amount.
  9. A head-to-head political battle will play out on Thursday in Kolkata neighbouring South 24 Parganas district where Home Minister Amit Shah and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee are scheduled to address independent rallies separated by some distance.
  10. Congress leader and former union minister Captain Satish Sharma died in Goa on Wednesday after a brief illness. He was 73
  11. The Delhi police had on Monday alleged that she, along with Bengaluru environmentalist Disha Ravi and Maharashtra engineer Shantanu Muluk, had created a toolkit meant to tarnish India’s image. In the process, they were allegedly in direct touch with “pro-Khalistani elements”.
  12. Hailstorms are likely at some places in Vidarbha and Marathwada regions of Maharashtra in the next two days in view of the moisture-laden winds from the Bay of Bengal.
  13. The National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) staged an agitation in Delhi on Wednesday against the arrest of environment activist Disha Ravi and alleged that the government is “flirting with fascistic techniques” to quell democratic protests in the country. Disha Ravi was arrested from Bengaluru on Saturday by the Delhi Police.
  14. The National Informatics Centre (NIC) has launched an app called Sandes. This instant messaging platform is similar to WhatsApp.
  15. The Union Cabinet has approved the amendments to the Juvenile Justice Care and Protection of Children Act, 2015 on February 17, 2021. This act allows the juveniles, aged 16 to 18 who are in conflict with Law and are involved in Heinous Offences, to be tried as adults.
  16. The Labour Minister, Santosh Gangwar, will launch the software applications for five all India surveys on February 18, 2021
  17. Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao turned 68 yesterday . PM Modi and a number of politicians and film stars greeted the Telangana Chief Minister on his birthday.
  18. The Cabinet approved enhanced financial powers of up to ₹200 cr for senior military officers to make capital procurement. The deputy chief of army staff (capability development and sustenance) – a post created last December – is among the officers who have been granted enhanced financial powers.
  19. Combined Commanders’ Conference 2021: PM Modi to address top military commanders in Kevadia in March 2021
    For the first time in his second tenure, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the top commanders of the three defence forces at the Combined Commanders’ Conference at Kevadia in Gujarat in the first week of March.
  20. To help and rehabilitate retired Army personnel, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is all set to engage 2,000 of them in the ranks of sub-inspector and below, in various units across the country on contractual basis.
  21. No COVID-19 Deaths In Last 24 Hours In 18 States, Union Territories: Union health ministry said
  22. Coronavirus Cases: 10,949,546
    Deaths: 156,038
    Recovered: 10,654,706


  1. A delegation of 24 ambassadors visit to India, including those from France, European Union and Malaysia, arrived in Srinagar on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir for making an assessment of the situation post the scrapping of the erstwhile state’s special status in 2019.
  2. Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla Arrives In Russia For 2-Day Visit He is in Moscow for talks with top Russian officials.
  3. A major tragedy was averted on Wednesday with the timely detection of a suspected Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted inside a pressure cooker on a busy highway in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir. The suspected IED was found on the roadside at Manjakote on Jammu-Poonch highway
  4. India invites Pakistan to virtual SAARC meet on Covid-19 : India will host a health secretary-level meet virtually with other South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation countries on Thursday to discuss the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. Pakistan has also been invited to attend the workshop.
  5. Afghan President sends sacred chadar to Ajmer Dargah, reiterates India-Afghan bonds
    While offering a chadar to Sufi saint Gharib Nawaz Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, who calls himself a “student of Sufism for over 50 years”, has said that Chishti order (of Sufism) thrives in Afghanistan.
  6. India and Russia have agreed to work closely on key issues at the UN Security Council , in keeping with the special and privileged strategic partnership between the two countries.
  7. India pushing ahead with key Kaladan transit project in Myanmar
    India is pushing ahead with the Kaladan transit project in Myanmar’s Rakhine state as it is seen as key to improving connectivity with the landlocked northeastern states and creating conditions to facilitate the repatriation of Rohingya refugees.
  8. India joins Iran-Russia’s two-day navy exercise, Chinese Navy to also participate
    “Iran-Russia Maritime Security Belt 2021” in the northern part of the Indian Ocean.
  9. The government has issued new guidelines for all incoming international travellers coming from or after transiting through flights originating from United Kingdom, Europe and Middle East. From February 23, these travellers will be mandatorily subjected to self-paid confirmatory molecular tests on arrival at the airport of entry in India.


  1. United States ship sails in South China Sea : A US Navy warship sailed by islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Wednesday in a freedom of navigation operation, marking the latest move by Washington to challenge Beijing’s territorial claims in the contested waters.
  2. World’s First Flying Car Officially Cleared for Takeoff by the FAA, Can Travel 100 Miles Per Hour at 10,000ft. by the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) in the USA.
  3. The Bangladesh High Court on Wednesday ordered the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) to remove the Al Jazeera documentary named ‘All the Prime Minister’s Men’ from all the online platforms in the country. The documentary has created a big controversy in Bangladesh. The government of Bangladesh including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) and Army called it false and defamatory.
  4. Myanmar’s military junta promised yesterday that there would be an election and it would hand over power as police filed an additional charge against toppled former leader Aung San Suu Kyi
  5. Six people were killed in a fire at a gold mine in eastern China’s Shandong province, while four others were rescued.
  6. Coronavirus Cases :
    Deaths: 2,439,065
    Recovered: 85,301,567


    3rd Test, Anthony De Mello Trophy, 2021, February 24, 2021
  2. Cricket icon Sourav Ganguly’s wife Dona Ganguly lodged a police complaint about a fake Facebook page in her name.
  3. World number 2 tennis player Rafael Nadal on Wednesday (February 17, 2021) crashed out of the Australian Open. The Spaniard lost to Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Australian Open quarter-finals at Melbourne Park.

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Facts about India

Sri Aurobindo (born Aurobindo Ghose; 15 August 1872 – 5 December 1950) was an Indian philosopher, yogi, guru, poet, and nationalist. He joined the Indian movement for independence from British rule, for a while was one of its influential leaders and then became a spiritual reformer, introducing his visions on human progress and spiritual evolution.

Aurobindo studied for the Indian Civil Service at King’s College, Cambridge, England. After returning to India he took up various civil service works under the Maharaja of the Princely state of Baroda. At Pondicherry, Sri Aurobindo developed a spiritual practice he called Integral Yoga.

Joke of the day

Mahakanjus Seth Apne Baccho Se Bola ,

Kanjus – Jo Aaj Sham Khana Nahi Khayega
Use Me 10 Rupee Dunga

Tino Bete 10-10 Rupee Leke Bina Khana Khaye So Gaye

Kanjus Subah Bola –

Ab Jo 10 Rupee Dega
Kewal Usi Ko Nashta Milega😅😂🤣


Why Gold is given more importance

Gold is a chemical element. … Compared to other metals, gold is less chemically reactive.
It is a good conductor of electricity and heat.
Gold is shiny, soft and dense. …
Gold is malleable enough for just 1 gram to be hammered into a sheet 1 square meter in size.

LEARN Sanskrit🙏🏻

vaḥ —your

How it works ⁉

How plastic is made

Plastics are made from natural materials such as cellulose, coal, natural gas, salt and crude oil through a polymerisation or polycondensation process. … In a polymerisation reactor, monomers such as ethylene and propylene are linked together to form long polymer chains.

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The waterfalls of Niagara Falls are located on the Niagara River which connects two of the five Great Lakes. Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.

The Niagara River serves as an international border between the USA & Canada. There are two distinctive cities. Niagara Falls Ontario, Canada and Niagara Falls New York, United States of America.


Badrinath , an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu is one of the four pilgrim centres in the Himalayas that every Hindu yearns to visit at least once in his lifetime. The Skanda Purana extols the holy town of Badrinath as being holier than all other shrines that exist in heaven and hell.

Badrinath temple is part of both Char Dham and Chota Char Dham (Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri). Adi Shankaracharya found the idol of Lord Badri in Alaknanda River and put it up in a cave near the Tapt Kund.


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

Black pepper

Black pepper increases the absorption of essential nutrients and beneficial plant compounds. According to preliminary research, it may also promote gut health, offer pain relief, and reduce appetite. Black pepper has a subtle heat.

CH. Naveen Kumar