Today’s top news:

  1. President Ram Nath Kovind asked people to imbibe Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar’s ideals in their lives and contribute towards building a strong and prosperous India.
    He greeted citizens on the eve of the birth anniversary of Dr Ambedkar, the architect of the Constitution of India.
  2. Janta Curfew in Maharashtra: Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray announced restriction to curb the spread of coronavirus as the state has been reporting the highest number of Covid cases for weeks.. Prohibitory orders will be imposed across the state starting 8 pm today, No one will be allowed to venture out without valid reason, it said, adding, all establishments and public places will remain shut for the next 15 days.
  3. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has gone into self-isolation after some of his officers tested Covid positive.
  4. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat on Tuesday said the ongoing Kumbh Mela in Haridwar should not be compared with the Nizamuddin Markaz which was held in a closed space and attended even by foreigners.
  5. NCP chief Sharad Pawar, who underwent gall bladder surgery at a hospital in Mumbai on Monday, will be discharged in the next two days, his nephew and Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said on Tuesday
  6. A four-member committee has been set up to review suspension cases of non-gazetted officials belonging to the Jammu and Kashmir Secretariat (subordinate) service involved in vigilance and other cases, a government order said.
  7. Dearness Allowance Of Jammu And Kashmir Government Employees Hiked By 5 % with effect from July 1, 2019.
  8. The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan recently launched “Mission Aahaar Kranti”. The mission aims to spread the message of the importance of nutritionally balanced diet. It will also promote the importance of accessibility to local fruits and vegetables.
  9. The Punjab State Government recently told the Union Government that it will pay the Minimum Support Price directly into the accounts of farmers starting this procurement season. However, the Arhtiyas in the state have been opposing to the direct payment. Arhtiyas are Commission Agents in the state. They used to pay the farmers earlier in Punjab.
  10. Over 44,000 aspirants from three districts of Jammu region have registered themselves to serve the country as the Army on Sunday commenced a 10-day recruitment rally in Samba district in Jammu Kashmir
  11. The Kerala Higher Education Minister, KT Jaleel, yesterday resigned days after the state Lokayukta held him guilty of “nepotism, abuse of power, favouritism” and stated that the “minister should not continue in his post”.
  12. Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurapa said he has convened
    an all party meeting on April 18 to decide the future course of action. “There is no question of lockdown,”
  13. Big news! State Bank of India charging money on digital transactions, card swipes from SBI account holders : A study by IIT-Bombay has revealed State Bank of India and several other banks in the country have been imposing excessive charges on certain services wbich are provided to those with zero-balance or Basic Savings Bank Deposit Accounts (BSBDA).
  14. Prabhat Dairy will be delisted from the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) on April 30, while trading in its equity shares will be discontinued from April 23, the exchanges said. This comes after the company complied with the formalities for voluntary delisting of equity shares.
  15. The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is likely to conduct a computer-based exam from March 22 to March 25 for selection of Junior Engineers in various organisations like border road organisation, central water commission, farakka barrage project and others in civil, mechanical, electrical, and quantity surveying and contracts discipline.
    The computer-based exam will be an objective type test. The exam will comprise questions from general intelligence and reasoning, general awareness and general engineering.
  16. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has asked the Centre government to cancel the CBSE Board exams 2021. Kejriwal suggested that instead of board exams, an alternative method of assessment needs to be thought of to promote students. He suggested conducting online exams or promoting students based on internal assessment.


  1. India’s largest private multi-port operator is building a $290 million port in Yangon on land leased from the military-backed Myanmar Economic Corporation. S&P Dow Jones Indices said it has removed India’s Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd. from its sustainability index due to the firm’s business ties with Myanmar’s military which is accused of human rights abuses after a coup this year.
  2. India, France Explore Ways To Boost Indo-Pacific Cooperation : In the talks between External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his French counterpart, the French side also decided to be part of India’s Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative.
  3. Amid surging coronavirus cases in India, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made it clear that the government would not go for lockdowns in a big way and only resort to local containment.
    In a virtual meeting with World Bank Group President David Malpass, Ms Sitharaman appreciated the initiatives of the international financial institution to increase the lending space for India to enhance availability of finance for development.
  4. Centre fast tracks emergency approvals for foreign produced COVID-19 Vaccines that have been granted EUA in other countries to expand the basket of vaccines for domestic use and hasten the pace and coverage of vaccination.
  5. 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


  1. Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan have launched the construction of an international center for trade and economic cooperation called “Central Asia”

2.. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the US recently released the image of Mars to mark the 20th anniversary of Odyssey. The image depicted Dunes in Mars.

  1. US President Joe Biden is set to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan before the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks . On September 11, 2001, the United States faced the deadliest terrorist attack in its history. More than 3,000 people were killed in the terror attack.
  2. The United States has “paused” the use of Johnson&Johnson vaccine after the discovery of a “rare and severe type of blood clot” in six people who had received the anti-coronavirus jab.


  1. IPL 2021, KKR vs MI Mumbai win by 10 runs

Match 5, M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, 13 Apr, 2021

KKR 142 / 7 (20.0)
MI 152 / 10 (20.0)

  1. The Indian badminton player–who has also won the World Championships doubles bronze in 2011- Jwala Gutta will tie the knots with her long-term boyfriend and Tamil actor Vishnu Vishal next week. Jwala, who is now 37, have won a gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and has also been honoured with the prestigious Arjuna Award in the following year.

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Facts about India

The Constitution of India is the supreme law of India. Drafting Committee under the Chairmanship of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar to prepare a draft Constitution for India. It was adopted by the Constituent Assembly on 26 November 1949, and came into effect on 26 January 1950.

Today Birth day of : Bhem Rao Ambedhkar 14 April 1891 . Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, also known as Babasaheb Ambedkar, was an Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer, who inspired the Dalit Buddhist movement and campaigned against social discrimination towards the untouchables. In 1990, the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award, was posthumously conferred upon Ambedkar.

In 1897, Ambedkar’s family moved to Mumbai where Ambedkar became the only untouchable enrolled at Elphinstone High School. In 1906, when he was about 15 years old, he married a nine-year-old girl, Ramabai. In 1913, at the age of 22, Ambedkar moved to the United States. He had been awarded a Baroda State Scholarship of £11.50 (Sterling) per month for three years under a scheme established by Sayajirao Gaekwad III (Gaekwad of Baroda) that was designed to provide opportunities for postgraduate education at Columbia University in New York City.

Thought of the day

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.

Joke of the day

Pappu🤓 : Waiter aisi… chai ☕pilao jisko pee kar tan man jhum uthe or badan machalne lage,

Waiter🤷🏻‍♂️ : Sir humre yaha bhains ka dhudh aata hi NAGIN🐍 ka nahi.

GK Today

The Jallianwala Bagh massacre, also known as the Amritsar massacre, took place on 13 April 1919.


प्रातःकाले : Morning
अग्निवेला : Afternoon
सान्ध्य काले : Evening


Why Jallianwala Bagh massacre took place..?

On 13 April 1919, people gathered at Jallianwala Bagh (Amritsar) to protest against the arrest of the two nationalist leaders, Satya Pal and Dr Saifuddin Kitchlew. Suddenly, a British military officer, General Dyer, entered the park with his troops.

The demonstration was to demand the release of two popular leaders of the Indian Independence Movement, Satya Pal and Saifuddin Kitchlew, who had been earlier arrested by the government and moved to a secret location. Both were proponents of the Satyagraha movement led by Gandhi.

How it works ⁉

How wine is made

Wine is made from the must (pulp) of red or black grapes and fermentation occurs together with the grape skins, which give the wine its color. … During this fermentation, which often takes between one and two weeks, the yeast converts most of the sugars in the grape juice into ethanol (alcohol) and carbon dioxide.


Hindu calendar , dating system used in India from about 1000 bce and still used to establish dates of the Hindu religious year. It is based on a year of 12 lunar months; i.e., 12 full cycles of phases of the Moon.

The traditional Hindu Calendar is composed of 5 basic parts, hence the name, Panchanga, or “one who has five limbs.” These five limbs are Tithi, Var, Nakshatra, Yoga and Karana.

The Hindu calendar has a cycle of 60 years and is named from Prabhava to Kshaya. Generally, the new Hindu year begins at the end of April every year. There are 12 months in Hindu lunar Calendar:

Chaitra (30 / 31* Days) Begins March 22 / 21*
Vaisakha (31 Days) Begins April 21
Jyaistha (31 Days) Begins May 22
Asadha (31 Days) Begins June 22
Shravana (31 Days) Begins July 23
Bhadra (31 Days) Begins August 23
Asvina (30 Days) Begins September 23
Kartika (30 Days) Begins October 23
Agrahayana (30 Days) Begins November 22
Pausa (30 Days) Begins December 22
Magha (30 Days) Begins January 21
Phalguna (30 Days) Begins February 20

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

Carrot juice is loaded with vitamin A and high in vitamins C and K. It also contains plant compounds called carotenoids, which act as antioxidants. As a rich source of vitamins A, B6, and C, carrot juice may help strengthen your immune system.

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