Today’s top News

  1. TMC leader Mamata Banerjee takes oath as Chief Minister of West Bengal for 3rd consecutive term
  2. DMK Chief M.K. Stalin yesterday met the State Governor Banwarilal Purohit and staked claim to form the next Government on 07 May. After getting elected by 133 newly elected members of the legislative Assembly.
  3. Himachal Pradesh govt to impose curfew in entire state from 7th May : The curfew will continue till midnight of 16th of May. During the curfew, all government and private offices and establishments would remain closed. However, all essential services including health, electricity, telecommunication, water supply and sanitation would remain open during the period. 12th standard examinations of Himachal Board and the annual exams of the state colleges would remain suspended till further orders.
  4. Centre Reviews Preparedness of 5 States of Eastern India to address Needs and Challenges of current phase of COVID Pandemic : Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan along with Member (Health), NITI Aayog Dr. Vinod K. Paul chaired a high-level meeting today with the Eastern States of Assam, West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar and Jharkhand.
  5. The second covid vaccination camp, open for all above 18 years, has been organised at Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (LGBI) Guwahati
  6. The Government has said that 12 States and Union Territories are showing early signs of reduction in COVID-19 cases. These States and Union Territories include Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand and Ladakh. Briefing reporters in New Delhi, Joint Secretary in Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Lav Agarwal said.
  7. The Supreme Court of India struck down Maratha reservation in the state as it breaches 50% ceiling of reservation. This was done by striking down the Maharashtra law that guaranteed reservation for the Maratha community their quota in employment and public education.
  8. Government of India waived the Integrated GST till June 30, 2021. This included Remdesivir, Beta cyclodextrin, medical grade oxygen, oxygen concentrators, cryogenic transport tanks.
  9. Vehicle location tracking (VLT) device made compulsory for oxygen tankers
  10. ICMR issues fresh advisory on Covid testing, removes need for RT-PCR test for domestic travel if individual healthy.
  11. Prez Kovind, PM Modi condole demise of Philipose Mar Chrysostom : President Ram Nath Kovind said Dr Philipose Mar Chrysostom Mar Thoma Valiya Metropolitan was one of the longest serving bishops in India. In his condolence message at the demise of the bishop, Mar Chrysostom who was 103 years old.
  12. Bengaluru Police arrest 3 for black marketing hospital beds amid COVID-19 spike
    BJP MP Tejasvi Surya alleged that hospitals in the city ‘blocked’ at least 4,065 beds in fake names to make a killing at a time when COVID-19 cases were rising in the country and Karnataka. These beds are blocked in the name of asymptomatic patients who are in home isolation.
  13. Prominent separatist leader Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, who was arrested under the Public Safety Act in July last year, died of COVID-19 at a hospital in Jammu on Wednesday.
  14. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday took stock of the COVID-19 situation in the state, shortly after her swearing-in ceremony, and announced fresh curbs to combat the spread of COVID-19, including suspension of local train services.
  15. The Election Commission Wednesday decided to defer proposed by-polls to three Lok Sabha and eight assembly seats in view of the prevailing coronavirus situation in the country. The poll panel said it would not be appropriate to hold the electoral exercise till the pandemic situation improves significantly. vacancies have been notified in three parliamentary constituencies of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Khandwa (Madhya Pradesh) and Mandi (Himachal Pradesh). there are eight vacancies in state assemblies — Kalka and Ellenabad in Haryana; Vallabhnagar in Rajasthan; Sindgi in Karnataka; Rajabala and Mawryngkneng in Meghalaya, Fatehpur in Himachal Pradesh and Badvel in Andhra Pradesh.
  16. The country’s federal counter-terrorist commando force National Security Guard (NSG) reported its first coronavirus-linked death on Wednesday when a senior commander succumbed to the infection as officials alleged there was a delay in getting specialised treatment for him.
  17. The Indian Navy has stepped up its COVID relief Operation Samudra Setu II with ships from all three Naval Commands in Mumbai, Visakhapatnam and Kochi, deployed for shipment of Liquid Medical Oxygen and associated medical equipment from friendly foreign countries in Persian Gulf and South East Asia.
  18. Jammu and Kashmir police say top Lashkar commander killed in Sopore last night : Jammu and Kashmir Police has identified one of the two terrorists killed Wednesday night in Sopore as a top Lashkar commander, involved in the killing of two councillors in March this year. The other one has been identified as a local who joined terrorist ranks very recently.
  19. Big news for SBI customers as State Bank of India issues alert for online transactions: SBI has advised its customers to not share sensitive details and refrain from downloading any app from unknown source.
    ▲ New cases
    TOTAL CASES 21070852
    ▲ 412615+
    TOTAL ACTIVE 3487229
    ▲ 40096+
    TOTAL RECOVERED 16951731 ▲ 338439+
    TOTAL DEATHS 226188
    ▲ 3980+


  1. Operation Samudra Setu II,: INS Kolkata has reached Kuwait to collect Liquid Medical Oxygen from the country. Earlier it embarked 43 oxygen concentrators and two hundred bottles of oxygen from Qatar.
  2. India, U.K. unveil 10-year roadmap; to elevate bilateral ties to ‘Strategic Comprehensive Partnership’
  3. External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar holds meeting with UK’s Home Secretary Priti Patel in London.
  4. RBI approves applications of telecom service providers for 5G trials; Chinese vendors kept out.
  5. Ministry of External A ffairs India has strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Logar province of Afghanistan in which 21 innocent people died and more than 100 were injured during the month of Ramadan.
  6. The Indian Army on Wednesday made it clear that the deployment of military medical professionals did not affect the operational efficiency of the Indian Army, in wake of the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic.
  7. UN General Assembly President encourages India, Pakistan to resolve Kashmir issue through ‘peaceful means’
  8. President of the UN General Assembly Volkan Bozkir has encouraged India and Pakistan to resolve the issue of Kashmir “through peaceful means ” and said that he supports dialogue and diplomacy, recalling the 1972 Simla Agreement between the two countries.
  9. India’s relationship with China is going through a “very difficult phase” but recent discussions have yielded positive results in terms of easing the flow of logistics during the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said.
  10. INS Airavat set sail for India from Singapore with COVID emergency relief material from Changi Naval Base with COVID emergency relief material, including 3,650 oxygen cylinders of varying capacities and concentrators.
  11. Three more Rafale omnirole fighters are on their way to India from Merignac-Bordeaux airbase in France and are scheduled to land in Jamnagar airbase later The three fighters will then fly to Ambala before they are repurposed to Hashimara airbase in north Bengal later.
  12. India, UK agreed to strengthen defence ties including in maritime, counter-terror and cyberspace: PM Modi held a virtual summit with his UK counterpart Boris Johnson on May 04. Speaking on the talks between the two leaders, MEA Joint Secretary (Europe West), Sandeep Chakraborty said


  1. Bangladesh: Lowest 24 hour COVID death toll in more than a month, restrictions extended till May 16. Bangladesh reported the lowest daily death toll due to COVID 19 in the last 32 days on Wednesday as 50 people died in the country over the last 24 hours. This is the lowest death toll since April 2. The death toll in Bangladesh due to COVID 19 now stands at 11755.
  2. The US government has approved a major solar energy project in the California desert that will be capable of powering nearly 90,000 homes
  3. Mexico: 20 killed as railway overpass collapses onto busy road in Mexico City.
  4. US Tracking China’s ‘Out-Of-Control’ Rocket Set To Re-Enter Earth
    The Chinese rocket is expected to enter Earth’s atmosphere around May 8 and US Space Command is tracking the rocket’s trajectory amid concerns about where its debris may make an impact.


  1. BCCI suspends IPL 2021 indefinitely after four players test positive for COVID-19.
  2. The Indian men’s hockey team’s preparations for the Tokyo Olympic Games suffered a major blow today as its upcoming FIH Pro League away matches against Spain and Germany were postponed due to “international travel restrictions”.
  3. While India were supposed to play Spain on May 15 and 16, their matches against Germany were scheduled on May 22 and 23.
    International Hockey Federation (FIH) expressed sympathy to the Indian hockey community, as well as their families and friends in times of Covid.

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Facts about India

Leh, was the capital of the Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh, now the Leh District in the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir. Leh District, with an area of 45,110 km², is the second largest district in the country, after Kutch, Gujarat. Leh is at an altitude of 3524 metres, and connects via National Highway 1D to Srinagar in the southwest and to Manali in the south via Leh-Manali Highway

Thought of the day

A Generous Heart does not store
the Mistakes of Others

Joke of the day

Pappu to Son : “maths mein fail kyow huwa”..

Son : 1st day teacher said 5+3=8..
Agle din 6+2=8..
fir 4+4=8
fir 7+1=8
Next 8+0=8
ullu ki pathi khud confuse hai mujhe kya padheygi..:-)😆😝

GK Today

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


why lord shiva wear snake in his neck..?

After the Samudra manthan and before the immortalizing Amrita  came out. There were a number of things that came along with it one of them being Halahala, a lethal poison. This terrified the gods and demons because the poison was so powerful that it could destroy all of creation. Then the gods approached Shiva for protection. Shiva, being the daring God that he is, consumed the poison in an act to protect the universe, and his wife Parvati grabbed Shiva’s throat in an effort to prevent him from swallowing the poison, which was the most deadly poison in existence, harmful even to a god. As a result, Shiva’s throat turned blue. For this reason, Lord Shiva is also called Neelakantha (the blue-throated one; “neela” = “blue”, “kantha” = “throat” in Sanskrit). As it is not feasible even for a goddess to hold on to anyone’s neck forever. It is believed that she tied the snake around his neck, so as to prevent him from swallowing the Poison.

Snakes are meant to be dangerous reptile and is feared by many of us. Lord Shiva show us that he controls fear and death by wearing snake as ornament.

It is also said that the snake three rounds around Lord Shiva’s neck depicts future, present and past. That states that Lord Shiva is Independent of Time and controls time.

LEARN Sanskrit🙏🏻

उपनेत्र = upanetra = spectacles

How it works ⁉


To understand how a regulator works, you must know something about resistances. Any electrical conductor allows current to pass through it. The conductor however, offers a certain amount of resistance to the passage of current. The resistance depends upon the material of the conductor.

The regulator has spools of wire with different amounts of resistances. When you set the knob at a particular position, you include a certain resistance in series with the fan. A series connection implies the resistance is in line with the fan. This reduces the voltage drop across the fan and its speed to your desired level. The greater the resistance, higher is the voltage drop across it and that lowers the speed of the fan.

A ceiling fan has a single-phase electric motor and metallic blades connected to it. … In order to regulate the fan speed, a regulator is provided which varies the voltage across the winding and thus controls the speed. Lower the voltage lower the speed of the fan. So a regulator controls the voltage levels for the fan.


Reason behind Why did Ganga devi throw her children into the river in Mahabharta?.

The Ashta Vasus are the 8 attendant deities of Indra, and later Vishnu.

Once upon a time, these 8 Vasus were traveling through a forest on a vacation with their wives when they came across Vasishta Muni’s ashram. Outside the ashram, they saw “Nandini”, Vasishta’s divine cow.

The wive of Prabhāsa was so much absorbed by the beauty of the cow, that she requested and urged her husband to bring the cow for her.

Once the Vasus were travelling along Akashamarg(skyway) while they were passing along they saw kamadhenu (holy cow, which is belived to give what ever you desire)all vasu’s got attracted to wards one of their wife asked her husband to get it to her so all 8 vasu’s plan to steal it but this was came to the knowledge of vasista(head preist of asharam where kamadenu resides) so he got angry and Cursed them to be born on earth as humans ,As being devatha and being born as human is considered as dishonored among them so they requested vasista to take back his curse but he said once the curse is casted it cant be taken back but he altered the curse such a way that even though they born as human they no need to live long as human except for the guy who heeded his wife request and tried to steal kamadhenu as they were not happy about outcome but got satisfied about it. So all went to ganga and requested her to be their mother and also requested to kill them as soon as they born so they can get relieved from curse Ganga heeded their request and accepted to be their mother.

Santanu will find beautiful women,who Ganga in disguise and ask her to marry him she will agree to marry him as long as he promises to never question her,when he question her she will leave him so santanu married her and had first baby, as soon as baby is born she will take baby and sink in ganga river this continued for other six times ,however when they had eigth child santanu couldnt bear disappointment of losing new born children and ask her why she is doing this and stop her drowning their eighth son, before saying any thing she will leave him as he questioned her which breaks the promise he made to her during marrage.

After few years when satanu was walking along Ganga river bank he finds a young boy ,being curious he questioned him who he is then Ganga appears before him and narrates all the story and tell that boy is his eight son (Bishma) and he is also the vasu who planned to steal the Kamadhenu.


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

Tulsi . Basil leaves are rich in antibacterial properties: You can get blemish-free skin by including tulsi in your skincare regime. The anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties of tulsi helps to keep acne and breakouts at bay. To make an anti-acne face mask at home take a bunch of tilsi and neem leaves and grind them together to make a paste. Add few drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice and apply this on the acne. Once it dries off, rinse the paste with water and pat dry.

These elements help in preventing blackheads. Generally, people with oily skin have experienced blackheads more often. Using tulsi for blackheads is much simpler. First, wet the top side of the basil leaf and gently place it on the concerned areas. Remove it after 5 minutes and wash it off. This process will curb blackheads from further cropping.

CH. Naveen Kumar