Today’s top News

  1. The Congress Working Committee is scheduled to meet on Monday morning to review partys performance in the recently concluded assembly elections, in which it failed to win Assam, Kerala and Puducherry, and drew a blank in West Bengal.
  2. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has sanctioned funds from the Chief Minister Relief Fund for a special cause. This sum of Rs 60 lakh will be utilised to feed stray animals during the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown in parts of the state.
  3. The Railways has delivered nearly 4,200 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen in more than 268 tankers to various states since April 19, the national transporter said .
  4. COVID-19 vaccines for people in the 18-44 age group in Bengaluru, which has almost half the number of cases and deaths in Karnataka, would be available from May 10 at all major hospitals and medical colleges.
  5. Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma is all set to be the next chief minister of the state after the BJP-led coalition won the assembly elections Outgoing Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal submits his resignation to Governor Jagdish Mukhi.
  6. Toll fee exempted for tankers carrying Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) across National Highways
  7. Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday decided to increase the duration of the lockdown to May 17 , Lockdown-like curbs in 26 states/UTs in India.
  8. Fake: Govt has not approved Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin for children above 12 years. A tweet has claimed that Bharat Biotech’s vaccine, Covaxin, has been approved for children above 12 years. This was fact-checked by the Press Information Bureau (PIB) and was called out as fake.
  9. Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan and Puducherry will also have a two-week shutdown starting Monday, while in Karnataka stringent lockdown-like restrictions will come into effect till May 24 . On Saturday, Kerala came under a nine-day complete lockdown. In the Northeast, Mizoram government has imposed a seven-day complete lockdown from Monday and Sikkim has lockdown-like restrictions till May 16.
  10. India will approximately get 361 million doses of Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V’s by the end of March 2022 which can be innocualte an estimated 36 crore Indians, officials coordinating the entire vaccine measure in the country claimed.
  11. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to increase the state’s oxygen quota and ensure urgent supplies of anti-COVID-19 vaccines.
  12. PM Modi had a telephonic conversation with Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday, following a review meeting over the COVID-19 situation in the state . PM Modi told KCR that Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan had briefed him about the suggestions given by the CM to tackle the second wave of Coronavirus. The CM suggested that the fast spreaders of the virus should be identified and administered the vaccine first.
  13. PM Modi on Sunday spoke to the chief ministers of Punjab, Karnataka, Bihar and Uttarakhand on the COVID-19 situation in their states.
  14. Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday . He will be shifted to MGM Hospital in Chennai for treatment.
  15. The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) have granted a conditional exemption to the Telangana government for conducting experimental Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) drone flights for delivery of COVID vaccines . The exemption has been granted from Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Rules, 2021.
  16. Bikers Ride Through Madhya Pradesh Town, Firing Indiscriminately
    A woman suffered a head injury in the incident. A case has been registered against unknown assailants on her complaint.
  17. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said a massive coronavirus vaccination drive will be initiated for 18-44 years age group in the state from May 10. He said the drive will be conducted in 17 municipal corporations and Gautam Buddh Nagar area.
  18. The Maharashtra government will set up a committee under a retired judge to study the Supreme Court order striking down reservations for the Maratha community.
  19. Hitting out at the Centre for continuing the construction work for the Central Vista redevelopment project amid the raging COVID-19 pandemic, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said the country needs breath and not the prime minister’s residence.

The redevelopment project of the Central Vista — the power corridor of the country — envisages a new triangular Parliament building, a common Central Secretariat, the revamping of the three-km-long Rajpath from the Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate and new residences for the prime minister and the vice president.

  1. Security forces on Sunday unearthed a terrorist hideout in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, leading to the recovery of 19 hand grenades and scuttling of a terrorist plan to disturb peace in the border district by carrying out grenade attacks.
  2. The first batch of 83 women military soldiers from the Corps of Military Police Centre and School was inducted into the Indian Army at the Dronacharya Parade Ground in Bengaluru on Saturday . As per a statement, an attestation parade was held as a low-key event while observing all COVID protocols.
  3. India reports 4,03,738 new COVID-19 cases, 3,86,444 discharges, and 4,092 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Union health ministry.


  1. Indo-European leaders’ meeting held virtually hosted by PM of Portugal Antonio Costa
  2. India, EU announce Connectivity Partnership in Africa, Central Asia and the Indo-Pacific that will provide an alternative to China’s mega Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)
  3. Union Minister of Earth Sciences Dr Harsh Vardhan participates in 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM3) online ASM3 is the global platform for discussing research and cooperation in the Arctic region.
  4. Israel to send experts, aid India with technology to fight COVID’: Ambassador of Israel to India Dr Ron Malka said. the heart-touching incident, where Israelis had gathered to chant “Om Namah Shivay” to pray for India, Dr Ron Malka said that it is very exciting to see, how the people of Israel are coming forward to help India. Pointing towards the consignments of medical aid from Israel.


  1. Bangladesh has decided to further extend the closure of the land border with India for 14 more days in view of the COVID situation in India. The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen in Dhaka.
  2. China’s biggest rocket Long March 5B lands in Indian Ocean : Remnants of China’s biggest rocket Long March 5B have landed in the Indian Ocean with the bulk of its components destroyed upon re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere.
  3. The attack on the first democratically elected president and current parliament speaker of Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed is being linked to the Islamic State . Nasheed was injured in a blast and is being treated at a hospital in the capital.


  1. Wrestler Seema Bisla wins gold in women’s 50kg at World Olympic Qualifier at Sofia in Bulgaria . On Friday, Bisla won the semi-final to become the fourth Indian woman wrestler to seal a quota for the Tokyo Olympics. A few hours later, she went on to earn gold in the 50kg event of the Olympic qualification tournament.
  2. Former hockey players Ravinder Pal Singh, M. K. Kaushik die from Covid-19, were in Indian team that won gold at 1980 Moscow Olympics. Ravinder Pal Singh retired from the game because of pain in the spine. Maharaj Krishan Kaushik was a member of the India national field hockey team and coach of the Indian women’s national field hockey team. He was a member of the team when it won the gold medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. In 1998, he received the Arjuna Award. He also wrote the book The Golden Boot.
  3. Nepal’s Kami Rita Sherpa creates new record, climbs Mt Everest for the 25th time. Kami Rita is a Nepali Sherpa guide who, since May 2018, has held the record for most ascents to the summit of Mount Everest. Most recently, he scaled the mountain for a 25th time on 7 May 2021.

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Facts about India

Rana Pratap Singh I (9 May 1540 – 19 January 1597), popularly known as Maharana Pratap, was a king of Mewar, a region in north-western India in the present-day state of Rajasthan. He was titled as “Mewari Rana” and was notable for his military resistance against the expansionism of the Mughal Empire and was known for his participation in the Battle of Haldighati and Battle of Dewair.

Thought of the day

T – This is an
O – Opportunity to
D – Do
A – A work, better than
Y – Yesterday.

Joke of the day

पप्पू – कॉफी कितने की है…?
कॉफी शॉप वाला – सर 200 रुपये की…!
पप्पू – और चीनी…?
कॉफी शॉप वाला – सर शूगर फ्री है…
पप्पू – ठीक है तो फिर पांच किलो चीनी दे दो…!

Why don’t most Indians cross the road when a cat crosses their path? ⁉

Well, in olden days people used to travel by carts that were pulled by domesticated animals. When passing through forests at night, the carriage animals used to get scared and act chaotic when they sensed wild cats such as leopards, cheetahs, and tigers crossing their path. The travellers warned others not to proceed when a cat passes their path.

*LEARN Sanskrit🙏🏻

मा विस्मरतु – भूलना मत
(do not forget)

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The fasting on Ekadashi : Ekadasi is a Sanskrit word, which means ‘the eleventh’. It refers to the eleventh day of a fortnight belonging to a lunar month. There are two fortnights in a lunar month—the poornima and amavasya. So, Ekadasi occurs twice in a month.

the people who do the fast offer a prayer and then eat just once in the day. The meal does not contain rice and lentils as they are prohibited.

Generally, rice is not consumed on Ekadashi. According to a vedas, sweat fell down from Lord Brahma’s head and took shape of a demon. When the demon asked the lord to give a place to reside, Brahma asked him to dwell in rice eaten by men on Ekadashi and get converted into worms in their stomach

There are lot of scientific parameters have found the biological effects of fastening on the human body. It takes about 3-4 days for the food that we eat today to reach our brain (for the brain to understand the food intake). Now, if we eat light/fast on Ekadasi days, that intake will reach the brain correspondingly on the New moon/full moon day. On both of these days, the earth pressure is at its maximum, thus leading to imbalance in everything, including ones thought process. So, if the input to the brain is at a minimum, the chances of the brain indulging in any wayward activity due to the high pressure imbalance also becomes minimum

🤔 How it works ⁉

Over the centuries, paper has been made from a wide variety of materials — wood pulp, rice, water plants, cotton, even old clothes! But no matter what you use to make paper — you need “fiber.” Paper fiber comes mainly from three sources — byproducts from the sawmilling process, pulpwood logs and recycled paper products. In fact, much of the paper we use every day is a blend of new and recycled fiber.


Oxygen Level Check Through Oximeter
👉 94 – Normal
👉 95 To 100 – Good Oxygen Level
👉 94 To 90- Low Oxygen Level
👉 Below 90- Very Low Oxygen Level…
(To Be Hospitalised For Oxygen Support)

👉 92 – 98.6 F – (Normal)
👉 99.0 F – Normal Fever
👉 100 .F – 102 F High Fever

👉 72 Per Minute (Standard)
👉 60 — 80 P.M. (Normal)
👉 90 – 120 Pulse – Increased (High)

Blood Pressure
👉 120 / 80 — Normal
👉 130 / 85 — Normal (Control)
👉 140 / 90 — High
👉 150 / 95 — Very High

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