Today’s top News
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses ‘Mann Ki Baat’: Covid-19 has been the biggest pandemic in the last 100 years and during this very pandemic, India has confronted many a natural disaster with fortitude.
- His address also spoke of the massive second wave of the pandemic that has hit India and the effort and resolve it took to take India’s oxygen production and supply from 900 metric tonnes to 9,000 metric tonnes in a matter of days
- PM also said that, people who led rescue and relief work deserve more appreciation than can be expressed. I salute all of them. My heart goes out to all people who have lost their near and dear ones.
- The Ministry of Labour and Employment has announced additional benefits for workers through ESIC and EPFO schemes to address the fear and anxiety of workers about well-being of their family members due to increase in incidences of death due to COVID -19 pandemic.
- Oxygen Expresses deliver more than 21392 MT of LMO to the Nation : Indian Railways is continuing its journey of bringing relief by delivering Liquid Medical Oxygen(LMO) to various states across the country.
- Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (IFFCO) will launch Nano Urea in the market next month. 500-ml Nano Urea, which costs 240 rupees, is equivalent to 45kg of normal urea. Besides reducing the cost of cultivation, it increases the yield.
- A Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) has been installed onboard ALH Mk III from INAS 323 at INS Hansa by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).
- The Serum Institute of India (SII) has informed the government that it will be able to manufacture and supply 9-10 crore doses of Covishield in June. This development assumes significance in the light of the shortage of vaccine doses with state governments leading to halting the vaccinations in several parts of the country.
- Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday announced that shops and other business establishments would remain open for five hours from 9 am to 2 pm for five days a week from May 31.
- Maharashtra on Sunday extended the lockdown imposed in the state by another 15 days, saying coronavirus cases are are on the rise in some districts, especially the rural areas.
- J&K issues fresh COVID curbs, education institutions to remain shut till June 15
- Union Ministry of Culture said on Sunday, due to the COVID19 pandemic situation, all the centrally protected monuments/sites and museums under the Archaeological Survey of India shall continue to remain closed till 15 June 2021 or until further orders.
- Govt asks private TV news channels to display four new helpline numbers of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare -1075, child helpline number of the Ministry of Women and Child Development-1098, senior citizens helpline of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment- 14567(in Delhi, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand) and helpline number of National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) for psychological support – 08046110007
- Indian Army has invited applications for Short Service Commission (SSC) Officers to fill up 191 posts. : Unmarried men and women, as well as widows of defence personnel can apply for the vacancies at the official site of Join Indian Army on joinindianarmy.nic.in.
- COVID STATUS
▲: New TOTAL CASES
27894850 ▲ 165553
TOTAL ACTIVE 2114520
TOTAL RECOVERED 25454350▲ 276312
- Bangladesh has announced extension of the land border closure with India for two more weeks till June 14 in view of the ongoing Covid situation.
- China indulged in a fresh blame game with India after it reported that the mutated COVID virus strain from India was detected in 26 people in Guangzhou province.
- The holding of the ceasefire between Indian and Pakistani armies along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir for the last three months has contributed to a feeling of peace and security and it is the first step towards a long road of normalisation of ties between the two countries, Chief of Army Staff Gen M M Naravane has said.
- Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday that Pakistan would hold talks with India if New Delhi restores the pre-August 5, 2019 status of Jammu and Kashmir . India abrogated the special status of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 on August 5, 2019 and bifurcated it into two Union territories
- The government of Bangladesh has further extended the ongoing COVID 19 lockdown in the country by one more week till June 6.
- Authorities in Vietnam have detected a new coronavirus variant that is a combination of the Indian and UK COVID-19 variants and spreads quickly by air.
- The Biden administration is unlikely to remove tariffs on Chinese goods in the short term, but China and the United States might find a middle ground by increasing tariff exclusions as a way to reduce tensions.
- Asian Boxing Championship 2021 Final : Mary Kom loses gold medal bout; settles for silver in Asian Boxing Championship. The star Indian pugilist lost to Kazakhstan’s Nazym Kyzaibay by a split decision in the 51kg category at the Asian Boxing Championships in Dubai on Sunday. At the end of three rounds, the bout went to Kazakh opponent’s favour, who is 11 years younger than the Indian legend.
- Three other Indians also have gold medal bouts on Sunday: Pooja Rani (75kg), Anupama (+81kg) and Lalbuatsahi (64kg).
- Anjum Moudgil put aside the disappointment of her home World Cup, to breach the final qualification mark in the Women’s 50M Rifle 3 Positions (3P) event in the ongoing European Shooting Championship in Osijek on Sunday.
- Young Indian paddlers Diya Chitale and Swastika Ghosh put up solid performances at the 2021 WTT Youth Star Contender Tunis as they confirmed a medal in the U-19 girls doubles and also made their way into the knockout stage in the singles category.
- Legendary Indian sprinter Milkha Singh (91 yrs) was on Sunday discharged from a private hospital where he was getting treatment for COVID-19 infection even as he continues to be on oxygen support.
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Facts about India
First Noble Prize Winner of India,- Rabindranath Tagore for the Noble Prize in Literature, 1913.
He was also the first Asian to get the Prize. Poet Rabindranath Tagore won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913 for his collection Gitanjali published in London in 1912.
Born: 7 May 1861, Kolkata
Died: 7 August 1941, Jorasanko Thakurbari, Kolkata. India’s National Anthem, ‘Jana Gana Mana’, is an adoption from the writings of the poet and playwright, Rabindranath Tagore.
“Jana Mana Gana” was originally written in Bengali by Rabindranath Tagore. “Jana Gana Mana” is the national anthem of India. … Some people said Tagore had penned the words to welcome King George V who arrived in India the day the song was first sung i.e. December 27, 1911.
😀Thought of the day
You are the creator of your own destiny.
Joke of the day
Pappu Ke Truck 🚛K Peechay Likha Tha
“Chota Parivar Sukhi Parivar”
aur Uske Nechay
Tinu, Minu, Chintu, Chinky, Pinky, Guddu, Guddi, Sonu, Monu,🙏🏻
De Papa ki Gadi! 🚚
Why is the mongoose not killed by the cobra during the fight?
Although a Cobra is a dangerous predator, It’s venom is almost ineffective against a mongoose. The active ingredient most commonly found in snake venom, alpha-neurotoxin, works by attaching itself to acetylcholine receptor molecules on the surface of muscle cells.
The mongoose’s acetylcholine receptors render them resistant or immune to snake venom. The snake’s venom fails to react the way it normally does to animals who are not immune to the venom. And so, one of the snake’s main ammunition, its venom is almost useless against a mongoose.
A mongoose think fur which is also silky and makes it difficult for the snake to grip. Even when a cobra manages to coil around a mongoose, it zips through its grip with ease. The fur also makes it difficult for a cobra to deliver a penetrating bite.
Mongooses are physically stronger than snakes and their razor-sharp fangs and strong jaws can crush a cobra’s hood or sever its spine rendering it paralyzed.
विद्या ददाति विनयं विनयाद्याति पात्रताम् ।
पात्रत्वाद्धनमाप्नोति धनाद्धर्मं ततः सुखम् ||
means “Knowledge Generates Humility.” … (true/complete) knowledge gives discipline, from discipline comes worthiness, from worthiness one gets wealth, from wealth (one does) good deeds, from that (comes) joy.
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Longest Corridor – Rameswaram Temple
🛕 VEDIK GNAN
Maricha or Mareech: Who assumed form of suvarna mriga or golden deer and help abduct Sita by Lankeshwar Ravan in Ramayan.
🤔 How …….. ⁉
How does a ship float what are the principles involved 🛥️
The air that is inside a ship is much less dense than water. That’s what keeps it floating! … As a ship is set in water, it pushes down and displaces an amount of water equal to its weight.
Any object placed in water experiences two forces: gravity, which pulls it down because of its mass, and the buoyancy force, or upthrust, which pushes it up. When these forces are balanced, the object floats. The buoyancy force of a stone is much smaller than its gravity force, which is why the stone sinks (although the buoyancy force makes the stone sink slower than it would do through the air). A ship also experiences these two forces. But because of its body design, which contains a lot of air, it displaces (pushes aside) enough water so that the buoyancy force is equal to its gravity force. That is why a ship floats.
🧬 HEALTH CARE: HOME REMEDIES🩺
(Note : These home tips followed in villages/ancient traditions, it is up to you to use it or not🙏🏻)
Eating beetroot may enhance athletic performance by improving oxygen use and time to exhaustion. To maximize their effects, beets should be consumed 2–3 hours prior to training or competing.
Beets are a good source of fiber, which is beneficial for digestive health, as well as reducing the risk of a number of chronic health conditions.
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