Today’s top News

  1. The Tamil Nadu cabinet led by Chief Minister MK Stalin was sworn in yesterday . The state Governor Banwarilal Purohit administered the oath of office and secrecy to Mr Stalin and his 33 other cabinet colleagues at a function held at the Raj Bhavan lawns in Chennai.
  2. Mr. N. Rangasamy was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Puducherry by the Lt. Governor of Puducherry Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan yesterday. He is the 20th Chief Minister of the Union Territory.
  3. Haryana Government has launched Ayurvedic telemedicine facility for Corona patients. Health Minister Anil Vij said that any patient can consult the Ayurvedic Doctors on phone by dialling 1075 .
  4. Railways deliver over 2960 tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen across country : PicsIndia has administered over 16 crore 71 lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccine in the country so far. These include over 95 lakh 19 thousand Healthcare Workers who have taken the 1st dose and more than 64 lakh Health care workers who have taken the 2nd dose, over one crore 38 lakh Frontline Workers have taken the 1st dose and more than 76 lakh front line workers have taken the 2nd dose.
  5. Delhi govt mandates compulsory 14-day institutional quarantine for people arriving from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana.
  6. The Telangana Government recently imposed a total ban on Glyphosate . The Glyphosate is a controversial herbicide usually use to kill weeds in cotton farms. The usage of Glyphosate is banned because it is carcinogenic. Also, it is being banned to control the illegal cultivation of HTBt cotton.
  7. In Kerala, complete lockdown will be imposed from till the 16th of this month. However, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has assured that the essential services will not be disrupted during the lockdown.
  8. Karnataka to be relocked from May 10-24 amid COVID-19 surge, bans intra-state travel, caps guests at weddings to 50.
  9. Manipur imposes total curfew in 7 districts from May 8, : Curfew will come into force in the districts of Imphal West, Imphal East, Bishnupur Thoubal, Kakching, Churachandpur and Ukhrul. However, the government has allowed “permitted activities” which includes healthcare, essential services and goods vehicles. Imphal airport shall also remain open.
  10. The Chandigarh Administration on Friday said that the weekend lockdown will continue from 5 am on Saturday till 5 am on Monday. However, morning walk would be allowed this Sunday between 6 am to 9 am. Shops of essential items will be open till 2 pm only for home delivery, people cannot go out.
  11. PM Modi has expressed condolences over the passing away of senior journalist Shesh Narayan Singh. Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar also has expressed condolences over the demise of veteran journalist Shesh Narayan Singh. The journalist succumbed to COVID-19 at a hospital in Greater Noida.
  12. An activist and spokesperson Riju Dutta has registered an FIR against the Bollywood actress for allegedly spreading hate propaganda and inciting communal violence in West Bengal. He alleged that Kangana had intended to malign the image of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banarjee.
  13. As Uttar Pradesh government extended the lockdown in state due to the ongoing second wave of coronavirus, it is being speculated that the upcoming Class 10, Class 12 board exams maybe postponed.
  14. The Indian Army has set up a ‘COVID management cell’ to ensure better coordination in extending support to civil authorities across the country to deal with surging cases of coronavirus infections.
  15. J-K: Terrorists Hurl Grenade at Security Forces in Nawa Bazaar Area of Old Srinagar:
    Terrorists on Friday hurled a grenade at security forces in the Nawa Bazaar area in Jammu and Kashmir’s Old Srinagar city, the police informed. More details are awaited. The grenade attack comes a day after three Al-Badr terrorists were killed while one surrendered before security forces during an encounter.
  16. Border Roads Organisation, BRO celebrated its 61st Raising Day yesterday . BRO is a leading road construction agency under the Ministry of Defence with a primary role of providing road connectivity in the border areas. It executes road construction and maintenance works along the Northern and Western frontiers primarily to meet the strategic requirements of the Army and is responsible for over 60 thousand Kilometres roads. The BRO was formed on 7 May 1960 to secure India’s borders and develop infrastructure in remote areas of the north and north-east states of the country.
  17. Mother’s Day 2021: , Mother’s Day will fall on Sunday (May 9): Mother’s Day is dedicated to all the moms who are your first teachers and help a child move towards his goals. You take your first baby steps into this world by holding your mother’s hand. She is your first guide, mentor, and friend—teaching you about worldly things and what not! This day is dedicated to all the mothers/motherly figures in your life, so as to make them feel special and loved! Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May in most countries, however, there are places where it falls on a different month and date. This year, Mother’s Day will be celebrated on Sunday, 9 May. Tomorrow.


  1. PM Modi spoke on telephone with Hon Scott Morrison MP, the Prime Minister of Australia. Prime Minister Modi conveyed his appreciation for the prompt and generous support extended by the government and people of Australia for India’s fight against the second wave of COVID-19.
  2. Fight against COVID: Bangladesh sends Remdesivir Injections ; Op Samudra Setu continues: As part of Dhaka’s promised medical help to India, Bangladesh Deputy High Commissioner Towfique Hasan handed over 10,000 Remdesivir vials to the Indian authorities. These were handed over at the Indian border port of Petrapole.
  3. A flight carrying medical supplies arrived in the national capital from Netherlands on May 07. It is the first shipment from Netherlands that carried 449 ventilators, 100 oxygen concentrators and other medical supplies. “Over the coming days, remaining medical equipment would be shipped.
  4. Chinese airlines agree to resume drug imports to India : Providing major relief to the Indian pharmaceutical sector, the Chinese authorities have agreed to resume the suspended air cargo operations to help India import vital key starting material (KSMs) and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) with over two-thirds of dependence on China.
  5. India has welcomed US support for relaxation in the norms of the agreement on TRIPS to ensure quick and affordable access to COVID vaccines and medicines for developing countries.
  6. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres honoured Indian UN Peacekeeping officer Yuvraj Singh, who died in line of duty in 2020, during the UN annual Memorial Service 2021. In a tweet, Permanent Representative of India to UN, TS Tirumurti saluted Singh’s valour and contribution, and conveyed condolences to the family.


  1. The United States has continued limited air support to Afghan national security forces in recent days, launching a half-dozen airstrikes as Taliban fighters stepped up an offensive in the country’s south before the full withdrawal of American troops ordered by President Joe Biden.
  2. The Belgian Government sites were recently knocked offline due to DDoS attack. Several government sites and Internet Service Providers of the public sector of the country were hit hard by DDoS. DDoS is Distributed Denial of Service. It is a cyber threat that seeks to disrupt the normal traffic of a targeted server. This is done by controlling a network of malware infected devices.
  3. Freedom fighter and Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra musician Anup Bhattacharya passed away in Dhaka on Friday. He was 77. During the liberation war of Bangladesh he worked as the composer and music director at Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra.
  4. At least 25 people were killed in a shootout between suspected drug traffickers and police in Brazialian city of Rio de Janeiro. The victims included one police officer, and the others were suspected members of the drug gang.


  1. The Stop Tokyo Olympics is an online campaign that is wanting to stop the Tokyo Olympics Games. It has gathered more than 200,000 signatures within two days of its launch. However, the organisers of the Olympic Games are to go ahead in conducting the games. The Pfizer agreed to donate their vaccine to help inoculate sportsperson participating in the games. the Olympics games that is to be held in Japan in July, 2021.
  2. MOC clears training and competition in Europe for Indian sailors at cost of 73.14 lakhs : Sailors Nethra Kumanan (Laser Radial) and Vishnu Saravanan (Laser Standard) as well as KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar (Skiff 49er) today secured Mission Olympic Cell approvals for their proposals to train and compete overseas ahead of Tokyo 2020.
  3. Wrestler Sumit Malik has secured a Tokyo Olympics berth after reaching the final in the 125 kilogram free style category of the World wrestling qualifier at Sofia in Bulgaria.
  4. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the Indian squad for the upcoming ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand and the five-match Test series against England.

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Facts about India

Rabindranath Tagore (07 May 1861 – 7 August 1941) was a freedom fighter, polymath, poet, musician, artist and ayurveda-researcher. He was the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. Tagore’s poetic songs were viewed as spiritual and mercurial;

Tagore composed Jana Gana Mana, the national anthem of India. It was first publicly sung on 27 December 1911 at the Calcutta (now Kolkata) Session of the Indian National Congress.

Thought of the day

Life is like a coin. Pleasure & pain are two sides. Only one side is visible at a time. But other side waiting for it’s turn.

Joke of the day

LKG के बच्चे के पेपर मे 0 आया…
गुस्से से पिता: यह क्या है?
बच्चा: पिताजी, शिक्षक के पास स्टार खत्म हो हो गए थे इसलिये उसने मून दे दिया 😂😂😂😂

💁🏻‍♂️GK Today💤

The Nobel Prize : The will of the Swedish chemist, engineer and industrialist Alfred Nobel established the five Nobel prizes in 1895. The prizes in Chemistry, Literature, Peace, Physics, and Physiology or Medicine were first awarded in 1901. Prize money of 9 million SEK, approx. US$986,000 (2018) a medal and a diploma.

Nobel Prize is a set of annual international awards bestowed in several categories by Swedish and Norwegian institutions in recognition of academic, cultural, or scientific advances.

LEARN Sanskrit🙏🏻

पुनः आगच्छतु – फिर आना (come again)


⁉Scientific reason behind mangala snan/haldi ceremony: ⁉

Why mangala snan with turmeric is made before attending any functions or during wedding ceremony in Indian traditions. haldi ceremony.

According to the ancient texts, there is significance for every ritual that forms a part of the Indian wedding, including the haldi ceremony.

Tumeric is known for its medicinal properties as well as being antiseptic, an application of this ingredient before marriage would ensure that the bride and groom are blessed with blemish-free skin. It also ensures that the couple is protected against any cuts, bruises or ailments before the wedding.

During functions, every person will get in contact with newly Wed couple, so this Turmeric on the body avoids contiguous bacteria and virus from others, it’s effect will be atleast 3-4 days, mostly within this period marriage ceremony will be completed.

Turmetic is extremely good for the skin and several skin care products have turmeric as a basic ingredient. The ubtan is a mixture of some of the most effective skin-rejuvenating ingredients, such as sandalwood, curd, gram flour and so on along with haldi. The haldi ceremony therefore ensures that the bride and groom shine through the wedding with glowing, fresh skin.

How it works ⁉

How cement becomes solid

Concrete is basically a mixture of aggregates and paste. The aggregates are sand and gravel or crushed stone; the paste is water and portland cement. Water and cement initially form a cement paste that begins to react and harden (set). This paste binds the aggregate particles through the chemical process of hydration. … It is the inclusion of water (hydration) into the product that causes concrete to set, stiffen, and become hard.


Who was Vidura?
As per the Mahabharata, Vidura was the half-brother to the kings Dhritarashtra and Pandu of Hastinapura, born the son of the sage Vyasa and Sûdri, a lady-in-waiting to the queens Ambika and Ambalika of the city.

Both Ambika and Ambalika were wives of King Vichitravirya of Hastinapura, who died childless. Anxious to ensure the continuation of the royal lineage, Vichitravirya’s mother Satyavati called another of her sons, the ascetic Vyasa (born through Sage Parashara), to bestow motherhood upon the two widowed queens. Vyasa, as a hermit practicing severe austerities, was unpleasant and even fearsome in appearance, so much so that Ambika shut her eyes tight when she saw him, and her sister Ambalika went pale with fear. Vyasa informed his mother that as a result, the sons they bore would respectively be blind (Dhritarashtra), and the jaundiced (Pandu).

Fearing that no such child would be a worthy heir, Satyavati asked Vyasa to grant another son to Ambika. Still fearful of Vyasa, Ambika sent her lady-in-waiting to Vyasa. This dutiful lady was not frightened by Vyasa’s appearance and bore a normal, healthy, son. Thus, Vidura was born. According to the legend of his birth, it is believed that he was the incarnation of Lord Yamaraj who was cursed by a sage.


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

Mint leaves/ Pudhina are highly recommended for asthma patients, as it acts as a good relaxant and relieves chest congestion. Consumption of mint leaves daily can give a soothing effect for asthmatic patients.

Mint is known to clear a stuffed nose, menthol can make breathing a lot easier. It also relieves the irritation caused by a chronic cough.

CH. Naveen Kumar