Today’s top News 

1. *PM Modi asks agencies to ensure restoration of normal life at the earliest; to visit Odisha and West Bengal today*
2. *Cyclone converted into low pressure area, will enter eastern UP through Bihar* 
3. *Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will chair the 43rd GST Council meeting through video conferencing at 11 A.M. in New Delhi today.* The meeting will be attended by Minister of State for Finance, Anurag Thakur. Finance Ministers of States & Union Territories and senior officers from Union Government and the States will also participate in the meeting.
4. *Black fungus declared notified disease under Epidemic Act in Delhi* : 600 cases of black fungus reported in national capital.
5. *SBI customers alert: Bank changes rules for cash withdrawal from ATM, branch* : The new rules and regulations for the basic savings account holders will come into effect from July 1, 2021. The SBI said that the service charge beyond four free withdrawal will be Rs 15 plus GST per withdrawal at all SBI ATMs. The service charge levied for non-SBI bank ATMs is also Rs 15 plus GST.
 6. *Haryana schools likely to reopen for Classes 9 to 12 from June 1*  7. *The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)  directed the states and union territories to continue with ongoing COVID-19 guidelines till June 30* saying it was “important” to strictly implement restrictions for bringing down the number of active cases. The special focus is on districts with high number of COVID-19 patients.
8. *Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday announced extension of the restrictions in the state till June 10.*
9. *Centre approves financial assistance to 67 families of the journalists who lost their lives to Covid-19* : Ministry of Information & Broadcasting and Press Information Bureau under the guidance of Hon’ble Minister of Information & Broadcasting, Sh. Prakash Javadekar, had compiled and collated the details of journalists.
10. *The process of lifting the lockdown amid a decline in COVID 19 cases in the national capital is expected to be discussed at a crucial meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) scheduled on Friday.*  Lt Governor Anil Baijal,  Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who is vice chairman of the panel, will attend the meeting.
11. *Three red ticks on WhatsApp? No, government is not recording your messages, calls* : A new fake message says once the new communication rules are implemented, all your WhatsApp calls will be recorded and your social media accounts will also be monitored. All these messages are fake and WhatsApp users are advised to not forward them to everyone.
12. The messaging app is end-to-end encrypted, so only the sender and the receiver can access any message they have exchanged. All your chats, photos, videos, voice messages, documents, status updates and calls can’t be accessed by WhatsApp, Facebook, or the government. Only you or the person you are communicating with can check chats.
13. It is important to note that WhatsApp has not implemented any new communication rules and there is no such feature as three red tick or three blue ticks. As of now, when a user sends a message, you get one tick, which means the message has been sent, and two ticks mean the message has been delivered. If there are two blue ticks, then it means that the message has been read by the receiver.
14.  Baahubali actor Prabhas has been roped in to play a pivotal role in Tom Cruise’s Mission Impossible 7, set to release in 2022.
15. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday launched the Services e-Health Assistance and Tele-consultation (SeHAT) portal, which will provide tele-medicine services to serving military personnel, veterans and their families. “This is the final version of the SeHAT OPD portal with advanced safety features.
16. *Vice Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General C P Mohanty  carried out a comprehensive review of India’s military preparedness in eastern Ladakh* on the first day of his three-day visit to the region where Indian and Chinese troops have been locked in a bitter standoff for over a year.


  1. PM Modi speaks to French President Emmanuel Macron on phone, discusses bilateral, regional issues.

 2. *Zetwerk Kinetix Technologies Pvt Ltd, a joint venture company, will develop and build niche technology products* such as unmanned aerial vehicles, protection systems, rocket motor transportation systems, and defence systems for Indian defence infrastructure.
3. *India has welcomed the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas* . The ceasefire was announced earlier this month after over 10 days of rocket firing and violence from both sides.
 4. *India becomes second country after U.S. to administer over 20 cr COVID vaccine doses* 
5. *Bharat Ratna Professor C.N.R. Rao has received the International Eni Award 2020 for research into renewable energy sources and energy storage* . It is also called the Energy Frontier award. This is considered to be the Nobel Prize in Energy Research. The Eni Awards 2020 will be presented on 14 October 2021, during an official ceremony held at the Quirinal Palace in Rome. 
6. The row over Twitter’s handling of certain messages escalated into an all-out war of words on Thursday, with the government saying the messaging platform was levelling baseless and false allegations to defame India and dictating terms to the world’s largest democracy.
7. *The government is hopeful of a speedy launch of single-dose COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik Light in India* and all stakeholders, including the Russian manufacturer and its Indian partners, have been directed to fast-track the application and regulatory approval procedures for the jab to boost the country’s vaccination drive.
8. *Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne has said that fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi, who has been found in Dominica, will be repatriated to India and Indian authorities* are in touch with those in Dominica. He also said Dominica had agreed to Choksi’s repatriation and Antigua would not accept him back.
9. Mehul Chinubhai Choksi is a fugitive Indian businessman, residing in Antigua and Barbuda, who is wanted by the Indian judicial authorities for criminal conspiracy, criminal breach of trust, cheating and dishonesty including delivery of property, corruption and money laundering.


 1. *The Government of Bangladesh has taken a decision to reopen the primary, secondary and higher secondary educational institutions on 13th of June, if COVID-19 situation gets better.* 
2. *Syrian President Bashar al-Assad won a fourth term in office with 95.1% of the votes in an election that will extend his rule over a country*.
3. The win delivers Assad, 55, seven more years in power and lengthens his family’s rule to nearly six decades. His father, Hafez al-Assad, led Syria for 30 years until his death in 2000.
4. *The Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA) of Bangladesh on Thursday gave approval for the emergency use of the COVID 19 vaccine Pfizer-BioNTech* produced by the American Pfizer and German BioNTech companies .
5. *UN Human Rights Council will also probe ‘systematic’ abuses in the occupied Palestinian territories and Israel* .  Top US diplomat visits Amman after holding separate meetings with Egyptian, Palestinian and Israeli leaders.


 1. *Mary Kom (51 Kg category) has entered the finals of the Asian Boxing Championships in Dubai.* She defeated Lutsaikhan Altantsetseg of Mongolia 4-1 in the semi-final today.  In another Semifinal, *Boxer Sakshi (54 Kg category)  beat top seed Dina Z of Kazakasthan by split decision of 3-2. The two wins have ensured at least two silver medals for India in the series*.
 2. *Indian weightlifter Achinta Sheuli ended with the silver medal in the men’s 73 kilogram category at the Junior World Weightlifting Championships 2021 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.* 
3. Olympic champion Sushil Kumar attacking wrestler with stick in Delhi, photo goes viralA photo of two-time Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar, who is currently under Delhi Police’s custody for his alleged involvement in the murder of a 23-year-old Sagar Rana, is doing rounds on the internet. 4. *Delhi High Court to hear plea on media trial in Sushil Kumar case on May 28* in connection with the murder of a 23-year-old wrestler.
5. *The postponed Indian Premier League will resume tentatively on September 18 or 19 in the UAE with as many as 10 double-headers expected to be played during a three-week window,*: The final might be held on October 9 or 10. The three-week window will be enough for the league to complete its remaining 31 games for the season, a win-win scenario for all the primary stakeholders including the BCCI, franchises and broadcasters.
6. IPL side Punjab Kings have joined forces with private entity Round Table India (RTI) and crowd funding platform to help provide oxygen concentrators to COVID-19-affected patients.
7. *Former World Champion Tejaswini Sawant, topped the Minimum Qualification Score (MQS) section of the 50M Rifle Prone event, at the on-going European Shooting Championship in Osijek, Croatia,* The Maharashtra Rifle shooter will be representing India in the Women’s 50M Rifle 3 Positions event at the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics in July, which will also be her maiden Olympics. 
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Facts about India

Vinayak Damodar Savarkar*  28 May 1883 – 26 February 1966), commonly known as Swatantryaveer Savarkar or  Veer Savarkar was an Indian independence activist and politician who formulated the Hindu nationalist philosophy of Hindutva. He was a leading personality in the Hindu Mahasabha. In 1910, Savarkar was arrested and ordered to be extradited to India for his connections with the revolutionary group India House.
On the voyage back to India, Savarkar staged an attempt to escape and seek asylum in France while the ship was docked in the port of Marseilles. The French port officials however handed him back to the British in contravention of international law. On return to India, Savarkar was sentenced to two life terms of imprisonment totaling fifty years and was moved to the Cellular Jail in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Thought of the day

Courage is the power of mind to overpower fear 

Joke of the day

Pappu nd Friend in a football stadium.. *Pappu* : yaar, ye log ball se kya kr rhe hai?
 *Friend* : goal kr rhe hain!!!
 *Pappu* :”lekin ball to pehle se gol hai , or kitni gol Krenge?”🤔😂

Why ?

What’s the difference between an ocean, a sea and a river? 
 *Oceans* cover two-third or 72 % of the Earth surface, a *sea* is an extension of the ocean partly or wholly covering surrounding the land. Seas are smaller than oceans and are usually located where the land and ocean meet. Typically, seas are partially enclosed by land
The size of a sea is smaller than an ocean. The word sea is also used to denote smaller, partly landlocked.
 *What is the river?* A river is a large, flowing water body that merges into a sea or an ocean. The tributaries of a river are known as streams, creeks, and brooks

LEARN Sanskrit🙏🏻

समाप्तम्  –   समाप्त (end)


 Longest river – Nile (Egypt)Longest road – Pan American Highway 

🤔 How …….. ⁉

A cicada is about three inches long with bright red eyes. A cicada is noted for its thick, squat body and translucent wings.  They stay under ground until they develop fully as adults. 
They are famous for the unique buzzing sound they make. It’s actually the male cicadas who make the noise as a mating call.  
The cicada life cycle has three stages: eggs, nymphs, and adults. Female cicadas can lay up to 400 eggs divided among dozens of sites—generally in twigs and branches. After six to 10 weeks, young cicada nymphs hatch from their eggs and dig themselves into the ground to suck the liquids of plant roots. They spend their entire developmental period in these underground about 17 years burrows before molting their shells and surfacing as adults to mate and lay eggs.
The time this takes depends on many factors, including local weather conditions. Cicadas can’t emerge as adults until the weather is warm enough for mating. Once conditions are right and they reach adulthood, the cicadas emerge from the ground and fly to the nearby trees. Adults have a short life, about 4 to 5 weeks only.
People in Burma, Malaysia, Pakistan, and parts of North America all have cicada recipes.


 *According to Brahma Purana* , Shatarupa is regarded as the first woman to be created by Brahma along with Manu.
Shatarupa married Svayambhuva Manu and had five children — two sons, Priyavrata and Uttanapada, and three daughters, Akutii, Devahuti and Prasuti. Manu handed over his first daughter Akuti to the sage Ruci, the middle daughter, Devahuti, to the sage Kardama, and the youngest, Prasuti, to the god Daksha. So Manu and Shatrupa had two sons name Priyavrata and Uttanapada.
Priyavrata married Kamya, the daughter of patriarch Kardama, Uttanapada, younger son of Manu and Shatrupa, he had two wives, Suniti and Suruchi. By his wife Suniti he had a son name Dhruv . He was a devotee of Vishnu as mentioned in Vishnu Purana and the Bhagwat Purana.
You know about Pole Star ( dhruv tara) , actually dhruv personifies pole star. 


(Note: These home tips followed in villages/ancient traditions, it is up to you to use it or not🙏🏻)
 *Steam inhalation* Every time you suffer from a blocked nose, steam inhalation comes to your rescue. Most people add a few drops of eucalyptus oil or few Mint leaves in steam  remedies that can help you to deal with stuffy nose at home. 

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