Today’s top news:

  1. The 16th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention, is being organized on 9th January 2021, (PBD) Convention is the flagship event of the Ministry of External Affairs and provides an important platform to engage and connect with the overseas Indians. The theme of 16th PBD Convention 2021 is “Contributing to Aatmanirbhar Bharat”.
  2. An eighth round of talks between the centre and farmer leaders protesting the agriculture laws was held on Friday but it failed to break a months-long deadlock between the parties, who remain divided on two key issues – the repeal of the laws and a legal guarantee for MSP.
  3. The next round of talks will take place on January 15 , less than two weeks before the farmers take out a tractor rally – on Republic Day – to enter Delhi.
  4. No major progress in eighth round of talks till now. If talks fail, farmers will go ahead with the tractor rally on January 26. Farmers want states to bring in their own separate laws.
  5. Rain In Mumbai, Met Forecasts Wet Weather In Maharashtra Next 2-3 Days
  6. Five people have died and at least seven have been hospitalised after consuming toxic liquor in Jeet Garhi village in Bulandshahr.
  7. The first Ekadashi of 2021, Saphala Ekadashi, is on January 9 : Saphala Ekadashi is the first of the 24 Ekadashi days in the year. The word ‘Saphala’ means ‘success’ and devotees observe Saphala Ekadashi to be successful, enjoy prosperity, abundance and good fortune.
  8. The ministry of home affairs announced that a panel has been set up under the chairmanship of Kishan Reddy to find solutions on the issues related to language, culture and conservation of land in the union territory of Ladakh due to developmental activities .
  9. Deaths of several crows in a park in Delhi Mayur Vihar locality. The investigation comes at a time when some states like Haryana and Kerala have reported avian flu and culled hundreds of chicken and ducks to control the disease’s spread. Over the past 3-4 days, around 100 crows have died.
  10. The Punjab Chief Minister Amrendra Singh announced a slew of welfare schemes . He also launched a scheme to provide free sanitary pads to high school and college girls. Also he launched the Basera program to give property rights to slum dwellers.
  11. World first double stack long haul 1.5 km long container train in India Through video-conferencing, PM Modi also flagged off the world’s first double-stack long-haul 1.5-km-long container train hauled by electric traction from New Ateli-New Kishangarh.The New Rewari-New Madar section of the WDFC is situated in Haryana..
  12. Telangana High Court gets first woman chief justice : Justice Hima Kohli was sworn.
  13. The Jammu and Kashmir cadre of IPS, IAS and Indian Forest Service (IFoS) has been merged with the Arunachal, Goa, Mizoram and Union Territories (AGMUT) cadre.
  14. PM Modi on Friday condoled the death of Chitra Ghosh , niece of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. “Professor Chitra Ghosh made pioneering contributions to academics and community service. She was 90.
  15. The Air India Express has become the first airline in India to use robotic technology to clean and disinfect the interiors of aircrafts using an ultraviolet Robotic device . “A UV (ultraviolet) robotic device fitted with UV disinfection lamping system. The technology has been tested and approved by NABL (National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration).
  16. Private carrier IndiGo will resume direct flights between Kolkata and Shillong from February 1 with the Meghalaya government reopening the state for tourists after remaining closed for almost 10 months due to COVID-19, Airports Authority of India (AAI) said.
  17. Union Education Minister Ramesh pokhriyal nishank inaugurated at virtual International Akhand conference EDUCON 2020. Theme: envisioning education for transforming youth to restore global peace. The conference is organised by Central University of Punjab and global Educational Research Association .
  18. Schools across Odisha re-opened their classrooms on Friday to students who would shortly be appearing for their board examination Social distance is made in classrooms.
  19. Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister were questioned for two hours at the Bandra police station in Mumbai in a sedition case that has been filed against them. The Bombay High Court, which has granted them interim protection from arrest. The court will now take up the matter on January 11.
  20. The Defence Ministry will sign a $2.5-billion deal with Airbus in the next few months for the purchase of 56 C-295 transport aircraft for the Indian Air Force.
  21. The Indian Air Force transport planes to supply coronavirus vaccines to distant parts of India . This would include the C-130J and Antonov-32 cargo planes.
  22. The Indian Army would vacate Kargil lower plateau, also called Khurbathang Plateau of Kargil . It will help in establishing a new and well-planned township in the Kargil region.
  23. Coronavirus Cases :
    Deaths: 150,800


  1. Air India Flight With 246 From UK Lands In Delhi Amid New Strain Worry : 30 flights will operate every week – 15 each by Indian and UK carriers. India had suspended flights to and from UK on December 23
    82 people have tested positive in India for the new UK variant.
  2. Passengers arriving from the UK will be sent to seven days of institutional quarantine before home isolation even if they test negative for the coronavirus, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said.
  3. Emmanuel Bonne, the Diplomatic Advisor to the French President, called on PM Modi on Friday and discussed wide-ranging bilateral as well as global issues.
  4. Chinmayee Awasthy (23) has done Solan proud by bagging a scholarship for a doctoral programme from Belgium-based Ku Leuven University, ranked 45th globally. She will pursue research on human fungal pathogens with a focus on candida species


  1. US Capitol Building Protests : Four people died as supporters of President Donald Trump violently attacked the US Capitol.
  2. US Congress certifies Joe Biden’s victory : joint session of US Congress formerly certified the electoral victory of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
  3. US democrats take control of US Senate
    the democratic party captured the control of Senate in the run off election in Georgia.
  4. New York Stock Exchange delists three Chinese telecom Companies
  5. China denies entry of WHO team investigating origin of COVID-19
  6. President Donald Trump said that he would not attend his successor Joe Biden’s inauguration . Trump has repeatedly rejected the election result as a fraud and his supporters violently storming the US Capitol in Washington.
  7. Pakistan test fires rocket system successfully completed the test flight of an indigenously developed rocket system named Fatah-1. It is capable of delivering conventional warheads with a maximum range of 140 kilometres
  8. Coronavirus Cases:
    Deaths: 1,913,619



Australia 338 (105.4)

India 117/3 (54.4)

India trail by 221 runs with 7 wickets remaining

  1. The auction of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 is likely to be held on February 11 and the board has set January 20 as the deadline for the eight franchises to submit the list of retained and released players. However, it is final now that no mega auction will be conducted for the 14th edition of IPL (IPL 2021). Instead, BCCI will conduct the mini-auctions.
  2. UFC fighter Irwin Rivera was arrested by the Boynton Beach Police Department, the wrestler is is being held without bail after it was found that he stabbed for attempting to murder
    two of his sisters.

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Facts about India

India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the second-most populous country, the seventh-largest country by land area, and the most populous democracy in the world.

Thought of the day

Heart is the only machine that works without any rest for years. Keep it always happy, whether it is yours or others.

Joke of the day

Teacher : Pappu, tell me how many seconds there are in a year?
Pappu : 12.
Teacher: Tell me how you idiot !
Pappu : 2nd January, 2nd February…!

Why ?

Why do you see spots after a camera flash?

The residual spots in your vision created by bright objects are a type of “after image.” The retina has a lot of work to do recognizing the different patterns of light entering your eye. Each photoreceptor fires when a photon of light hits it, and there are a lot of photons around.

LEARN Sanskrit

stone = अश्मन्

How it works ⁉

How a paragliding works.

Paragliding is the recreational and competitive adventure sport of flying paragliders: lightweight, free-flying, foot-launched glider aircraft with no rigid primary structure. The pilot sits in a harness or lies supine in a cocoon-like ‘speed bag’ suspended below a fabric wing. Wing shape is maintained by the suspension lines, the pressure of air entering vents in the front of the wing, and the aerodynamic forces of the air flowing over the outside.


Japan called as land of the rising sun. That nmn name was chosen because the country was so close to where the sun rises.


श्रेयान्स्वधर्मो विगुण: परधर्मात्स्वनुष्ठितात् |
स्वधर्मे निधनं श्रेय: परधर्मो भयावह: || 35||

śhreyān swa-dharmo viguṇaḥ para-dharmāt sv-anuṣhṭhitāt
swa-dharme nidhanaṁ śhreyaḥ para-dharmo bhayāvahaḥ

Lord Krishna says that it is better to perform one’s prescribed duties, even if it has some faults in it, rather than performing someone else’s duty perfectly.

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

Home remedies for Burns 🔥

Burns are categorized by their severity. A first-degree burn is considered the least severe because it only affects the outer layer of skin. It usually only causes mild pain, redness, and swelling.

Second-degree burns affect deeper layers of the skin and cause blisters and white, wet, and shiny skin.

Third-degree burns involve damage to all layers of the skin, while fourth-degree burns may involve the joints and bones. Third- and fourth-degree burns are considered medical emergencies and should only be treated in a hospital. You can treat most first-degree burns and second-degree burns less than 3 inches in diameter at home.

Cool water
The first thing you should do when you get a minor burn is run cool (not cold) water over the burn area for about 20 minutes. Then wash the burned area with mild soap and water.

Aloe vera gel
Aloe vera is often touted as the “burn plant.” Studies show evidence that aloe vera is effective in healing first- to second-degree burns.

Honey just got sweeter. Apart from its delicious taste, honey may help heal a minor burn when applied topically. Honey is an anti-inflammatory and naturally antibacterial and antifungal.

CH. Naveen Kumar