Today’s top news:

  1. PM Modi to launch ‘World’s biggest COVID vaccination drive’ today at 10:30 AM : The government has already purchased 1.1 crore COVISHIELD vaccine doses and 55 lakh COVAXIN vaccine shots – aiming to vaccinate 3 crore frontline warriors, in the first phase.
  2. The Centre’s 10th round of talks with farm unions concluded with a detailed discussion on all farm laws especially the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act. The next round of talks will be held at noon on January 19.
  3. State-of-the-Art Simulator building inaugurated at Delhi Metro Rail Academy : a new four-storey simulator building was inaugurated on Friday in the DMRA premises by Dr Mangu Singh Managing Director/DMRC.
  4. Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has said that the government is ready to hold talks with farmers’ leaders with an open mind and hoped for positive discussions.
  5. The third phase of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY 3.0) launched in 600 districts across all states of India.
  6. Construction Work Of New Parliament Building Begins : The new Parliament building will have a triangular shape and is expected to be completed by the 75th anniversary of India’s independence in 2022.
  7. President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday donated over Rs 5 lakh for the construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya on behalf of his family .
  8. The Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has decided to offer ‘Tatkal’ booking facility to those consumers who have only one gas cylinder. Under this facility, consumers will get the gas cylinder delivery at their doorstep within two hours of booking.
  9. Former Gujarat cadre Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Arvind Kumar Sharma was named as one of the four BJP candidates for the biennial elections to the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council (Vidhan Parishad). The party announced the first list of four candidates on Friday. The elections for 12 seats of the Council will be held on January 28.
  10. The Union Science and Technology minister Dr Harsh Vardhan laid the foundation stone of CSIR- National Institute of Science communication and policy research in New Delhi.
  11. Himachal decides to reopen government schools, colleges after decline in COVID cases
    Summer closing schools to begin on Feb 1; winter closing schools from Feb 15. . All the government colleges would be opened for regular classes from February 8, 2021
  12. The 51st edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is set to start in Goa on Saturday. Bangladesh will be the country in focus and the festival will pay tribute to legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray. The opening ceremony will be held at Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium at Panaji in Goa.
  13. An offensive swarm drone system that simulated taking down a range of targets, ranging from tanks, terror camps, helipads and fuel dumps demonstrated at the annual Army Day parade in Delhi.
  14. More strength to the Indian Air Force; 83 indigenous fighters will soon join IAF : The Light Combat Aircraft `Tejas’ Mk 1A, a potent lightweight fighter is an excellent replacement for the venerable MiG-21 fighter which the IAF fielded for over 5 decades and is a capable 4th Gen aircraft.
  15. Army Day: Tri-Services Chiefs pay tributes at National War Memorial, Delhi: CDS Bipin Rawat, Army Chief General MM Naravane, IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, and Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh pay tributes at National War Memorial.
  16. Coronavirus Cases:
    Deaths: 152,086
    Recovered: 10,175,895


  1. Don’t Make Mistake Of Testing Patience’: Army Chief’s Message To China : In an address at the Army Day parade, Gen Naravane said a “befitting response” was given to the “conspiracy” to make unilateral changes on the border and that the sacrifice of the Galwan heroes in eastern Ladakh will not go waste.
  2. The Indian-American diaspora is decorating the front of the US Capitol building with thousands of kolam tiles to welcome Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Biden and Harris will be sworn-in as President and Vice-President on January 20.
  3. Nepal’s Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali on Friday said that “No change in position on Gorkha recruitment in Indian Army”
  4. The Nepal Govt approved the emergency use of ‘Covishield’ vaccine, which is being manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII). The decision for the usage of the vaccine was taken by the Department of Drug Administration (DDA).


  1. Kite festival Shakrain celebrated in Dhaka : This is a centuries-old tradition in several parts of Bangladesh celebrated on the last day of the Bengali month of Paush.
  2. The US president-elect Joe Biden named the former Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power as the chief of United State agency for international development, USAID.
  3. Snapchat permanently banned the United States President Donald Trump from the platform.
  4. The United States announced a ban on the entry of tomato and cotton products from the Xinjiang region of China.
  5. Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte declared that the presidency was no job for a woman because of their emotional differences to men , and dismissed speculation that his daughter would succeed him in 2022
  6. United States down to 2,500 troops in Afghanistan , as ordered by Donald Trump
    The US military has met its goal of reducing the number of troops in Afghanistan to about 2,500 by Friday, a drawdown that appears to violate a last-minute congressional prohibition.
  7. North Korea holds huge military parade as Kim vows nuclear might
    North Korea rolled out developmental ballistic missiles designed to be launched from submarines and other military hardware in a parade that punctuated leader Kim Jong Un’s defiant calls to expand his nuclear weapons programme.
  8. Coronavirus Cases 93,882,351
    Deaths: 2,010,077
    Recovered: 67,030,833


  1. BORDER-GAVASKAR TROPHY, 2020/21, 4TH TEST : Australia 369/10 (115.2) India 62/2 (26) The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 auction is likely to be held on February 11. According to the information available, the IPL has also set January 21 as the deadline for the eight franchises to submit the lists of retained and released players.

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Facts about India

Makrana is the source of the marble used in the Taj Mahal. It is situated at a distance of 60 km from Kishangarh and falls in the Nagaur district of Rajasthan. … Salumber Marble: Also known as Onyx Marble, it has thick bands of green and pink hint.

Thought of the day

The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.

Joke of the day

Pappu raat ko cycle le ke qabristan main ghus gaya.

Phir dusri side se bahar nikla
Aur paseena ponchhty hue bola:????
Yaar, ye konsa road tha????????
Itne sare speed breaker

GK Today

Land of Lakes : Scotland


Why we get White hairs.

When there are fewer pigment cells in a hair follicle, that strand of hair will no longer contain as much melanin and will become a more transparent color — like gray, silver, or white — as it grows. As people continue to get older, fewer pigment cells will be around to produce melanin.

LEARN Sanskrit🙏🏻

ईर्ष्या (Irsha) : Jealous

How it works ⁉

REXINE It was made of cloth surfaced with a mixture of cellulose nitrate (a low explosive also used as the propellant in firearms rounds), camphor oil, pigment and alcohol, embossed to look like leather.


What is China’s Population 2020?

1.439,323,776 people


Pradyumna was son of Lord Krishna and 61st grandson of Adinarayan. His mother was Rukmini, whom Lord Krishna had abducted from Vidarbha on her invitation. Pradyumna was born in Dvaraka. He was the incarnate of the demigod Kamdeva.


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

Sweet potatoes शकरकंद help prevent Vitamin A deficiency. It can also help manage diabetes. Sweet potatoes are also memory-enhancing foods

CH. Naveen Kumar