Today’s top news:


  1. The Ministry of Finance recently notified changes in Post Office Savings Account Scheme, 2019. The ministry notified that a beneficiary of Government welfare scheme can open a basic savings bank account with any post office in the country.
  2. Election Commission barred TMC chief Mamata Banerjee from campaigning for the West Bengal election for a period of 24 hours. The ban will be effective from 8 pm of April 12 to 8 pm of April 13. The EC’s action was in reference to the notices issued to the WB CM pertaining to her minority vote appeal and repeated accusations against the Central Armed Police Forces.
  3. Former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh has been summoned by the CBI on April 14 in the extortion case . It pertains to the Preliminary Enquiry on former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh’s ‘extortion’ charges against Deshmukh
  4. Over 27 lakh 69 thousand doses of corona vaccine administered on first day of Teeka Utsav
  5. Centre has prohibited exports of injection Remdesivir and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients of Remdesivir till the COVID situation in the country improves.
  6. PM Modi to hold review meeting on COVID-19 with Governors on April 14 amid surge in COVID cases
  7. A massive development on Monday, the Subject Expert Committee of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation recommended the Emergency Use Authorization of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine. If the Drugs Controller General of India accepts this recommendation, it will become the 3rd approved COVID-19 vaccine in India after COVAXIN and COVISHIELD
  8. The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) tied up with the Gamapp Sportswizz Tech Private Limited to launch “LITTLE GURU” application. It is a specialized mobile application for learning Sanskrit.
  9. Sikkim & Tripura Present Annual Action Plan For Providing Tap Water Connection To All Rural Households Under Jal Jeevan Mission.
  10. A petition asking for some verses to be removed from the Quran was dismissed today by the Supreme Court, which also fined the petitioner Rs 50,000 for filing a “frivolous” request. Petitioner Sayed Wasim Rizvi, a former Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board chairman, had called for removing 26 verses in the Quran that he said were not part of its original text. In the controversial petition, he said the verses violated the law of the land and were used as “justification” to attack non-believers and civilians.
  11. Retired judge Surendra Kumar Yadav, who gave the verdict in the high-profile Babri mosque demolition case last year, took oath as an ‘up-lokayukta in Uttar Pradesh on Monday.
  12. Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra was on Monday appointed as the next Chief Election Commissioner,
  13. Jammu and Kashmir: PoK intruder nabbed by Indian Army from the Balakot area
    Some breaking inputs coming in from the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir reveal that an intruder has been caught by security forces.
  14. The Chilika Development Authority and the State Wildlife Wing recently carried out an annual dolphin census in the Chilika lake.
  15. Passengers who are arriving at the Chennai airport can get e-passes from the counters opened in the arrival hall of the domestic terminal, if they fail to get it online. A few days ago, the Tamil Nadu government introduced restrictions because of the increase.
  16. The Supreme Court dismissed a plea of a private firm seeking preservation of India’s decommissioned aircraft carrier ‘Viraat’ and its conversion into a museum. A bench of Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian.


  1. India-China border talks: 11th round of talks remained inconclusive
    The 11th round India-China Corps Commander Level Meeting was held at Chushul-Moldo border meeting point on 09 April 2021. In this marathon 11 hours (much shorter than the usual talks which would get over at 2.30 AM) it appears that there is a stalemate on the current deployment of the PLA and the Indian Army.
  2. China is planning a mega dam in Tibet able to produce triple the electricity generated by the Three Gorges — the world’s largest power station — stoking fears among environmentalists and in neighbouring India.
  3. Gaganyaan: 4
    The four Indian astronaut-elects have successfully completed their training in Russia and have arrived in Bengaluru recently . Having familiarised themselves with basic astronaut training the four IAF test pilots, now employees of Isro, will soon start with the mission-specific training that will happen in multiple Indian cities.
  4. French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is to visit India this week for talks with his counterpart S Jaishankar on strengthening ties on a range of issues including trade, defence, climate, migration and mobility, education and health in a post-covid world.
  5. India Issues Notification For BrahMos Cruise Missile Firing By IAF The Indian Ocean Region will witness the massive firepower of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile as Air Force is planning to carry out test firings of the missile system. The defence service is scheduled to carry out test-firings of the BrahMos between 14th – 16th April 2021 in the Indian Ocean Region.


  1. Philippines, US launch military drills amid South China Sea tensions against a backdrop of rising tensions in the South China Sea, though the drills were reduced in scale due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  2. The European Union on Monday warned against attempts to derail talks aimed at returning the United States to the Iran nuclear deal, after Tehran accused Israel of an attack on its main Natanz site.
  3. Noura al-Matroushi was selected as the first female astronaut of UAE from four thousand other applicants. She is to be trained with NASA for future space exploration missions. Noura is to be accompanied by Mohammed al-Mulla. Both astronauts are to be trained with Johnson Space Centre of NASA located in Houston, Texas.
  4. The G20 Finance Ministers recently nodded to the International Monetary Fund to provide fresh Special Drawing Rights to its member countries . The IMF has been permitted to provide SDR of worth 650 million USD to the member countries. This will help boost the reserves of all nations and will avoid pushing low-income countries into further distress.
  5. The Himalayan kingdom Bhutan has recently completed vaccinating 93% of its adult population in the world.
  6. The 10 day long multinational military exercise named ‘Shantir Ogrosena’ culminated in Bangladesh on Monday, April 12 at the Bangabandhu Senanibas in Dhaka. Troops from India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka participated in the exercise with observers from the USA, UK, Russia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Singapore.
  7. The government of Bangladesh on Monday issued the official notification for the week-long ‘hard-lockdown’ starting from Wednesday, 14 April to control the spiralling COVID 19 pandemic in the country.
  8. Britain’s Princes William and Harry on Monday issued their respective tribute statements to their ‘extraordinary’ grandpa, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away aged 99 on Friday.


  1. Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings, Match 4, IPL 2021
    April 12 2021 PBKS 221/6 won by 4 Runs

RR 217/7

  1. IPL 2021 Match 5 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians Match Prediction for Today’s IPL Match – April 13th, 2021

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Facts about India

Coimbatore is a city in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. . According to one theory, “Coimbatore” is a derivation of Kovanputhur (literally ‘new town of Kovan’), after chieftain Kovan or Koyan, evolved into Koyambatoor and later anglicised as Coimbatore

Joke of the day

Boy : The principal is so dumb!

Girl : Do you know who I am?

Boy : No…

Girl : I am the principal’s daughter!

Boy : Do you know who I am?

Girl : No…

Boy : Good! Ran away

Thought of the day

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

GK Today

Blue Mountains : Nilgiris
City of Palaces : Calcutta
City of Golden Temple : Amritsar


Ugadi and Baisakhi / Gudi Padwa

These festival marks the beginning of new year in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and parts of Karnataka, Punjab. Festival is known as Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra and Ugadi in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Baisakhi in Punjab. It is festively observed in these regions on the first day of the Hindu lunisolar calendar month of Chaitra. This typically falls in April month of the Gregorian calendar.

Baisakhi is a spring harvest festival for Sikhs and Hindus. … It marks the Sikh new year and commemorates the formation of Khalsa panth of warriors under Guru Gobind Singh in 1699.

Gudi Padwa is the Marati term that replicates the concept of Chaitra Shukla Pratipada or the first days of the Chaitra month (March – April)

As per a famous tradition, the Maharashtrian homes display a conventional arrangement called Gudi in front of their homes from which the event Gudi Padwa gets its name. To the tip of a long bamboo stick a green or yellow cloth that is adorned with brocade or zari is tied.

How it works ⁉

Why Ocean water z Salty…..

Ocean water contains lots of different mineral salts: sodium, chloride, sulfate, magnesium, calcium, potassium, bicarbonate and bromide. These salts enter the ocean through rivers, which pass over rocks and soil, picking up salt along the way.
This salt builds up in the ocean because the only way water can leave the ocean is through evaporation. And when the water evaporates it doesn’t take the salt with it. So you end up with less water, and the same amount of salt, resulting in a pretty salty sea.


अभ्यागत : Come

आसीन् : Sit
आम्रफलम् : Mango


The Brahma Purana is one of the eighteen major Puranas genre of Hindu texts in Sanskrit language. It is listed as the first Maha-Purana in all the anthologies, and therefore also called Adi Purana. Another title for this text is Saura Purana, because it includes many chapters related to Surya or the Sun god.


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

Neem Flower
The flower is used for reducing bile, controlling phlegm, and treating intestinal worms. The fruit is used for hemorrhoids, intestinal worms, urinary tract disorders, bloody nose, phlegm, eye disorders, diabetes, wounds, and leprosy

CH. Naveen Kumar