Today’s Top News

  1. PM Modi will dedicate the Kochi – Mangaluru Natural Gas Pipeline to the nation on today at 11 AM via video conferencing.
  2. The 450 km long pipeline has been built by GAIL (India) Ltd. It has transportation capacity of 12 Million Metric Standard Cubic Metres per day, and will carry natural gas from the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Regasification Terminal at Kochi (Kerala) to Mangaluru (Dakshina Kannada district, Karnataka), while passing through Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasaragod districts. The total cost of the project was about Rs. 3000 crore.
  3. The Government of India is to initiate the project of Sagarmala Seaplane Services on selected routes : The project aims to provide air connectivity to numerous tourist, religious, remote and unexplored locations near water bodies. This is to make the journey easier and simulate tourism on these new locations. Ultimately the project will contribute to boost the GDP of the country in the long run.
  4. The West Bengal Mamata Banerjee government on Monday (January 4) indicated to implement the Central government’s PM Kissan Yojana for farmers in West Bengal. Earlier, the Chief Minister had stated that the money should be transferred to the state but now she said that her government has no problem if the money is directly transferred to farmers.
  5. The seventh round of talks between protesting farmer unions and three Union ministers ended inconclusively on Monday ( January 4) as the farmer leaders insisted on the repeal of the three contentious agriculture laws right from the beginning, while the government listed various benefits from the Acts. They, however, agreed to hold the next meeting on January 8.
  6. Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut’s wife Varsha Raut on Monday (January 4) afternoon reached the Enforcement Directorate (ED) office, Mumbai for questioning in connection with an alleged PMC Bank money laundering case . Varsha Raut was summoned by the ED in connection with the alleged transfer of funds from the accounts of Pravin Raut, an accused arrested in the Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank fraud case.
  7. RPI (A) chief and Union Minister Ramdas Athawale expressed firm opposition to renaming Aurangabad as Sambhajinagar. he warned that his party will start an agitation if the Maharashtra government officially changes its name to Sambhajinagar. Aurangabad was a prominent Mughal city in the Deccan region and derives its name from the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj, the son of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was tortured to death by Aurangzeb.
  8. Delhi government recently announced that it is to set up a Tamil Academy to protect the Tamil language and culture. The Delhi government already runs Sanskrit, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Hindi, Maithili and Bhojpuri Academies.
  9. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India recently announced that all edible refined oils, vegetable fat spreads, Vanaspati, margarines, Bakery shortening and mixed fat spreads can contain only 3% or less trans fats. This is to be implemented by January 2021. By January 2022, this is to be further reduced to 2%.
  10. The Supreme Court is scheduled to pronounce its verdict Tuesday on a batch of pleas, which have questioned several aspects including the environmental clearance granted to ambitious Central vista project.
  11. The Income Tax department on Monday questioned Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, in connection with its probe against him under the benami assets law.
  12. Avian flu has killed over 1,700 aquatic migratory birds in Pong Dam wetland . As per the reports received by the district administration from Jalandhar and Palampur.
  13. 13. The Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education (CGBSE) has declared the CGBSE 10th Supplementary result 2020.official website –
  14. Actor brothers Arbaaz Khan and Sohail Khan, and the latter’s son Nirvaan Khan, were booked by the Mumbai Police on Monday for allegedly violating the COVID-19 institutional quarantine norms . The Khan trio was asked to stay at a hotel in suburban Bandra after they returned to Mumbai from the United Arab Emirates in the penultimate week of December last year as per guidelines, but they went to their homes instead.
  15. Kolkata-based Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) has delivered the Landing Craft Utility (LCU) MK IV class vessel ‘IN LCU L-58’ (Yard 2099) to the Indian Navy. The amphibious ships, to be based in the strategic location of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
  16. Union Minister of State Dr. Jitendra Singh stated that ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) in collaboration with private sector will boost “Atmanirbhar Bharat”.
  17. Lt Gen Tarun Kumar Aich took over the reins of National Cadet Corps (NCC), the premier youth organization of the country, as its 33rd Director-General on 01 Jan 2021.
  18. Indian Air Force helicopter refilled Bambi Bucket from a lake near Dimapur to douse the wildfire at Dzouku Valley near Kohima, Nagaland.
  19. PM Narendra Modi on Monday (January 4, 2021) said that India will begin largest COVID-19 vaccination drive soon.
  20. Coronavirus Cases:
    Deaths: 149,860
    Recovered: 9,971,875

International News

  1. India’s multi-billion dollar deal to purchase the Russia-made S-400 air defence system may trigger US sanctions on New Delhi , a US Congressional report has warned.
  2. The S-400 is known as Russia’s most advanced long-range surface-to-air missile defence system.
    In October 2018, India had signed a $5 billion deal with Russia to buy five units of the S-400 air defence missile systems, despite a warning from the Trump administration .
  3. Nepal’s former prime minister and chairman of a rival faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party Pushpa Kamal Dahal ”Prachanda” is travelling to Mumbai for the treatment of his ailing wife.

World News

  1. The United States recently passed the Malala Yousafzai Act for Pakistani Women. : The Act requires the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to award at least 50% of scholarship to Pakistani women between 2020 and 2022.
  2. Who is Malala Yousafzai?
    Malala is a Pakistani activist for female education. She is also the Youngest Nobel Prize Laureate. She fought against the Taliban for women education. The Taliban had banned girls from attending schools. On October 2012, Yousafzai was shot by Pakistani Taliban Gunman in retaliation for her activism. She was hit in the head with bullet and remind unconscious. She was later transferred to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in United Kingdom.
  3. The government of Bangladesh has prepared an ambitious plan covering the entire country to ramp up disaster management work in the country.
  4. The Tk 2276 crore plan has been prepared to procure modern equipment for quick response during emergencies arising out of natural disasters.
  5. In order to solve the problem of space debris, Japanese researches are to launch wooden satellites by 2023. They will burn up without releasing harmful substances into the atmosphere when they plunge back to the earth. With this the satellite will not leave out any waste in space after it completes its service or when it becomes de functional.
  6. Coronavirus Cases:
    Deaths: 1,855,064
    Recovered: 60,649,706


  1. Queensland’s Health Shadow Minister Ros Bates’ comments regarding quarantine guidelines for the fourth Test in Brisbane has not gone down too well with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as the Indian board feels that the team’s image is shown in poor light.
  2. Disappointed by the turn of events, the BCCI is rethinking if it should turn the four-Test series into a three-game contest and end the series with the Pink Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).
  3. Assam Rifles Public School, Shillong becomes first Khelo India Sports School from North-East , Union Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports Kiren Rijiju launched

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Facts about India

⚖️➰One of the initial executions of independent India, was of Nathuram Godse and Narain D Apte, assassins of Mahatma Gandhi; they were hanged to death in Ambala Central Jail in Haryana on November 15, 1949.

Yakub Memon, convicted of 1993 Bombay bombings, was executed by hanging in Nagpur Central Jail at Nagpur, Maharashtra at around 6:30 am IST on 30 July 2015.

Thought of the day

Patience is not about the ability to wait but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.

Joke of the day

अध्यापक -तुम बडे मुर्ख हो बालक , मै तुम्हारी उम्र मे अच्छी तरह किताब पढ लेता था |

छात्र – श्रीमान आपको अच्छा मास्टर मिल गया होगा?

Why ?

What would happen if RBI mints more money?

Imagine that one fine day every Indian finds that the government has deposited Rs. 1 crore in their bank account. Even a beggar would be extremely happy to own Rs. 1 crore.

Now what next? Every person always has a wish list of things he want to buy. If a person previously wanted to buy a car worth Rs. 7 lakh but was not able to afford the same will now have enough money to buy the car. Prices of the goods are decided by the intersection of ‘Demand curve’ and ‘Supply curve’

What will happen next is that the demand for cars would be skyrocketing.
As demand increases, their would be increase in price of car.

Simply speaking the price of a car worth rs. 7 lakh has gone above 1 crore. So now even 1 crore are not having that importance which it was having previously.

Technically speaking, excess minting of currency notes will have problems of inflation as the prices of goods will increase due to excess demand.

This is the reason why a country can’t just solve its problems by minting more money. The same happened in Zimbabwe and Germany and both of them witnessed hyperinflation.

Learn Sanskrit

आमंत्रण : बुलाना

Gk Today

1st News paper of India – Bengal Gazette

How it works ?

How does a missile works? 🚀

The missile is propelled either by rockets or jet engines using solid or liquid fuel. Some missiles use hybrid technology for propelling it to its intended point. … The aerodynamic features of a missile, also called controlling surfaces, are used to control the missile’s flight.

Vedik Gyan

Panchamrit or Charnamrut used in rituals is made by:

Milk – It symbolizes purity. Always cow milk is used to make this drink.

Honey – It grants you sweet and kind speech.

Yogurt – It aids procreation.

Sugar – It brings you happiness.

Ghee – It marks knowledge.

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

Drinking enough water is essential for overall skin health. Staying adequately hydrated keeps your skin moisturized, healthy, and, you guessed it, glowing. That’s not to mention all of the other endless benefits of drinking enough H20. While eight (8-ounce) glasses per day is the general guideline.

CH. Naveen Kumar