Today’s top news:

  1. PM Modi is the new chairman of the Somnath temple trust. The post had fallen vacant after the death of BJP leader and former chief minister of Gujarat, Keshubhai Patel.
  2. Subsidy To MPs For Food Served In Parliament Canteens Ends: Food served in Parliament canteens for MPs and others will become more expensive as a subsidy given for it has been stopped, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said. Mr Birla also said the Parliament canteens will now be run by ITDC in place of Northern Railways.
  3. Next Parliament session, beginning January 29, speaker requested all Members of Parliament will be undergo the COVID-19 test before the start of the Budget session. While Rajya Sabha will sit from 9 am to 2 pm, Lok Sabha will function in the second half from 4-8 pm.
  4. Punjab National Bank (PNB) has taken a big step to stop the increasing ATM fraud across the country. If you also have an account with PNB, then it is important news for you. From February 1, 2021, PNB customers will not be able to withdraw money from non-EMV ATM machines. PNB has given information about this on its official Twitter handle. non-EMV ATMs are those in which the card is not used during the transaction. In this machine, the data is read through a magnetic strip. Apart from this, the card is locked for a few seconds at the EMV ATM.
  5. Arunachal Pradesh seeks Central fund to improve connectivity , border area infrastructure
    Arunachal Pradesh Chief minister Pema Khandu has sought the Centre’s assistance for improvement of road connectivity and development of border areas.
  6. PM Modi will release financial assistance of around Rs 2,691 crore to 6.1 lakh beneficiaries in Uttar Pradesh under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G) on Wednesday via video conferencing.
  7. 6.31 Lakh Vaccinations Against Covid So far on the fourth day of the inoculation drive, the Union Health Ministry said.
  8. Government announces 23rd January to be celebrated as “PARAKRAM DIWAS’ every year : the 125th Birth Anniversary year of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in a befitting manner at national and international level, beginning from 23rd January 2021.
  9. Red Fort Shut For Public Till Republic Day After Bird Flu Found In Dead Crow: The sample of a dead crow from Delhi’s Red Fort has returned positive for bird flu and orders have been issued to restrict the entry of public into the monument.
  10. Employees of the Thiruvananthapuram international airport raised slogans and protested in front of the office of the Director against the takeover of the airport by the Adani Group. the Centre had in February 2019 privatised the Lucknow, Ahmedabad and Mangaluru airports. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had written to PM Modi asking the Centre to reconsider its decision.
  11. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar will take part in a protest to be staged in Mumbai in support of the farmers agitating against Centre’s three new farm laws on the borders of New Delhi on 25 January.
  12. Sharad Pawar’s Party the NCP has won 3,276 gram panchayats, the highest by a party, across Maharashtra
  13. Keylong In Himachal Pradesh Continues To Freeze At Minus 8.9 Degrees. The minimum temperature in Manali, Kufri and Dalhousie was recorded at 0.4, 2.1 and 4.1 degrees Celsius, respectively.
  14. NITI Aayog will release the second edition of the India Innovation Index 2020 on 20 January in a virtual event. : The India Innovation Index 2020 seeks to rank the states and union territories based on their relative performance of supporting innovation, and to empower them to improve their innovation polices by highlighting their strengths and weaknesses.
  15. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman held pre-budget consultations with the Finance Ministers of States and Union Territories .
  16. The syllabus of JEE and NEET will remain unchanged for the year 2021. However, unlike previous years, this year the candidates will have options to answer the questions in JEE and NEET Examinations

17.. The makers of Amazon Prime series Tandav have said they will make changes in the content “to address concerns” The cast, crew offered an “unconditional apology” . Series triggered protests, FIRs for allegedly insulting Hindu gods.

  1. A Maoist was killed and a District Reserve Guard injured in an encounter in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district on Tuesday : The team included personnel from DRG, Special Task Force, CRPF’s Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) and District Force.
  2. Coronavirus Cases :
    Deaths: 152,723
    Recovered: 10,242,847


  1. Russia is ‘China’s junior partner’: BJP MP Subramanian Swamy has been a critic of the PM Modi government’s decision to buy the S-400 surface-to-air missile system from Russia. In 2018, the government signed a deal with Russia.
  2. The first group of Indian military specialists is set to travel to Russia for training in operating the S-400 air defence systems, deliveries of which are set to start this year against the backdrop of possible US sanctions.

3 . J&K: Suspected militants caught red-handed collecting arms smuggled into India by Pak dron e from a spot along the India-Pakistan International Border.

  1. UK’s Invite PM To G7 India PM Modi has been invited by Boris Johnson, his British counterpart, to attend the G-7 annual summit to be held in the United Kingdom as his guest. This is, however, not the first time that Modi will be attending.
  2. India hopes for 2-state solution based on Palestinian aspirations & Israeli concerns :India at the UN has welcomed the recently concluded Abraham accords that saw key West Asian states establishing ties with Israel and hoped that a two-state solution can be achieved “taking into account the legitimate aspirations of Palestinians for Statehood and Israel’s security concerns”.
  3. Indian Air Force to Host France’s Air And Space Force In Jodhpur For “Ex-Desert Knight 21” bilateral exercise
  4. China’s PLA may ramp up military activity in Ladakh in 2 months : With Indian Army and People’s Liberation Army (PLA) frozen in their positions in East Ladakh sector’s polar winter, national security planners expect China to ramp up military activity at the friction points when the snows melt in late March.
  5. External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar on Tuesday held talks with envoys of African countries, including Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi, Rwanda, Botswana, Burundi, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia. Discusses Issues Including Covid.
  6. An Indian fishing boat allegedly trespassing the International Maritime Boundary Line sank in Sri Lankan waters after colliding with a Navy vessel of the island nation and a search and rescue operation was underway for the missing fishermen.
  7. WhatsApp has been asked to withdraw proposed changes to its privacy and data-sharing policies – changes the India government today decried as “discriminatory” and that have prompted outrage among large sections of the app’s 400 million users in the country.
  8. India will provide COVID-19 vaccines under grant assistance to Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar and Seychelles from Wednesday, and that shipments will be sent to Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Mauritius as well on receipt of necessary regulatory clearances.


  1. US President-elect Joe Biden and his deputy Kamala Harris will be sworn in as the 46th President and 49th Vice-President of the United States today, January 20 : Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn in on the West front of the US Capitol building.
  2. Ms Harris will make history as America’s first woman, first Black and first person with south Asian roots to take the office of the Vice President.
  3. The Inaugural ceremony will begin with an invocation and the singing of the national anthem at 8:30 pm today. The ceremony will also include the Pledge of Allegiance, poetry reading, musical performances and a benediction ceremony. Biden and Harris will be sworn in keeping in mind the pandemic situation and the “top priority will be keeping people safe and healthy.
  4. Taiwan military stages drill aimed at repelling China attack : Taiwanese troops using tanks, mortars and small arms staged a drill Tuesday aimed at repelling an attack from China, which has increased its threats to reclaim the island and its own displays of military might.
  5. The Boeing 737 Max will be green-lighted to resume flights in Europe next week
  6. Iran kicks off ground forces drill on coast of Gulf of Oman , the latest in a series of snap exercises that the country is holding amid escalating tensions over its nuclear programme and Washington’s pressure campaign against Tehran.
  7. Coronavirus Cases:
    Deaths: 2,055,873
    Recovered: 68,849,883



AUS 369 (115.2 OV), 294 (75.5 OV)
India beat Australia by 3 wickets
IND 336 (111.4 OV), 329/7 (97.0 OV)

  1. The Indian Mountaineering Foundation recently approved a three-member team of mountaineers led by Arjun Vajpai for winter climbing expedition to Mount Trishul . In India, the mountaineering expeditions are taken up only during pre-monsoon and post-monsoon period. For the first time, the Indian Mountaineering Foundation has approved the concept of winter mountaineering.

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Facts about India

East India Company 1612–1757. e company rose to account for half of the world’s trade, particularly in basic commodities including cotton, silk, indigo dye, salt, saltpetre, tea and opium.

The company eventually came to rule large areas of India with its own private armies, exercising military power and assuming administrative functions. Company rule in India effectively began in 1757 after the Battle of Plassey and lasted until 1858 when, following the Indian Rebellion of 1857, the Government of India Act 1858 led to the British Crown assuming direct control of India in the form of the new British Raj.

Thought of the day

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.

Joke of the day

Dr. Pappu : To patient’s friend, agar 1 ghanta pehle le aate to hum isey bacha lete. . .

Patient’s Friend:
Abay, 15 min pehle tou accident hua hai.

GK Today

Normal temperature of human body : 37 dg C /  98.6 dg  FH


Why Ocean water z Salty….. ⁉️

Ocean water contains lots of different mineral salts: sodium, chloride, sulfate, magnesium, calcium, potassium, bicarbonate and bromide. These salts enter the ocean through rivers, which pass over rocks and soil, picking up salt along the way.
This salt builds up in the ocean because the only way water can leave the ocean is through evaporation. And when the water evaporates it doesn’t take the salt with it. So you end up with less water, and the same amount of salt, resulting in a pretty salty sea.

LEARN Sanskrit

कार्तिक : One who bestows courage and happiness”.

How it works ⁉

How do an Internet Work?

The internet is a worldwide computer network that transmits a variety of data and media across interconnected devices. It works by using a packet routing network that follows Internet Protocol (IP) and Transport Control Protocol (TCP).


Ya Kundend Tusharahara Dhavala and
Ya Shubhra Vastravrita
Ya Veena Varadanda Manditakara
Ya Shveta Padmasana*
Ya Brahmachyuta Shankara Prabhritibihi Devaih Sada Pujita

Sa Mam Pattu Saravatee Bhagavatee Nihshesha Jadyapaha?1?

Oh Goddess Sarasvathi,
who is fair as a jasmine flower,
the moon or a snow flake,
who is dressed in white
and whose hands are adorned by veena,
who is seated in a white lotus,
to whom Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara pray,
please protect us


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

Beetroot contain a high concentration of nitrates, which have a blood pressure-lowering effect. This may lead to a reduced risk of heart attacks, heart failure and stroke.

CH. Naveen Kumar