Today’s top news:
- The Himachal Pradesh higher education department has warned teachers, unions and employees against criticising the government.
- Big news for SBI customers as bank issues alert for digital transactions : SBI has said that people must remain alert against the rapidly growing cases of banking fraud. The bank said in an alert that the customers must not keep any confidential information in their smartphone. SBI has warned that if you save your banking PIN, debit card, credit card information and its password, CVV, etc. in the mobile then you are more at risk of becoming a victim of digital fraud. According to SBI, you should delete all banking-related information from your mobile immediately.
- The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Government of India and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH India on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety signed an agreement on Technical Cooperation titled ‘Cities Combating Plastic Entering the Marine Environment’ at a virtual ceremony in New Delhi
- The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recently sanctioned 162 Pressure Swing Adsorption Plants to increase oxygen capacity in the country.
- PM Modi has called a meeting with vaccine manufacturers on Tuesday.
- Former prime minister Manmohan Singh (88 yrs) tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi with a mild fever on Monday afternoon.
- Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday
- The Department of Consumer Affairs stressed upon all the States/ UTs to adopt zero tolerance against the hoarders so that the supplies of the essential commodities may be maintained during the curfews/ lockdowns imposed due to the pandemic.
- The Allahabad High Court directed the Uttar Pradesh government to impose a lockdown in 5 cities till April 26 to break the chain of COVID-19 infection
- West Bengal election 2021: BJP limits crowd at PM Narendra Modi, others’ rallies, only 500 allowed
- Maharashtra COVID-19 lockdown rules: Vegetable, ration shops to open till 11 am
State Health Minister Rajesh Tope informed that grocery shops will now function only for four hours between 7 am to 11 am every day.
- Amid the rise in Covid-19 cases in the state of Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy held a review meeting during which it was decided to close all schools including the hostels and coaching centres from classes 1 to 9 from April 20 across the State. However, exams for Class 10 and Intermediate will be held as per schedule under strictly following the COVID-19 protocol
- Delhi 6-day lockdown: Delhi Metro issues new rules. In view of the Curfew imposed w.e.f. 10 PM yesterday i.e. 19th April 2021 till 5AM on 26 April 2021 by the Govt. for the containment of Covid-19 in NCT Delhi.
- The Rajasthan government has announced a 15-day lockdown starting from Monday and will continue till May 3.
- Metro services on the network during this period will be available as per following details:-
a. Services during morning (8 AM to 10 AM) and evening (5 PM to 7 PM) peak hours across the network will be available with a headway (frequency) of 30 minutes.
b. For rest of the hours of the day, services across the network will be available with a frequency of 60 min only.
- The Delhi Traffic Police had announced that many borders in Delhi were closed for traffic on Monday (April 19) due to protests held by the Kisan Andolan. According to the alert, Ghazipur border (from Ghaziabad towards Delhi), Singhu Border, Mungeshpur (Mungeshpur Border), Harewali Border and Tikri Border were closed.
- The Centre on Monday, has liberalised its vaccination strategy allowing all adults over the age of 18 to get the vaccination from May 1 as part of its push
- Centre approves Rs 4567 cr for Serum, Bharat Biotech to ramp up vaccine production
- The Bihar School Examination Board has decided to cancel as many as three exams in view of the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the state. The examinations were scheduled to take place in the months of April and May. Bihar CM Nitish Kumar issued an order to extend the closure of schools, colleges, and other educational institutes till May 15.
- The Delhi government on Monday prepones the summer vacation in all schools in the national capital in view of the COVID-19 situation . The vacation which was scheduled from May 11 to June 3 has now been rescheduled from April 20 to June 9.
- Two unidentified militants have been killed in an ongoing encounter that broke out between militants and government forces in Zeipora village of Shopian district on Monday (April 19).
- The Indian Army came forward to support the Railways in transporting the oxygen laden trucks by providing its rolling stocks
- Indian Naval Air Squadron 323 (INAS 323), Navy’s first unit of the indigenously-built Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Mk III, was commissioned at INS Hansa, Goa.
- Indian Navy’s project to build nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSNs) is before the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) for approval, The programme, which involves the design and construction of six SSNs, each displacing around 6,000 tonnes, is likely to put the Indian Navy’s plan to build a 65,000-tonne indigenous aircraft carrier on the back burner.
- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has cancelled his planned visit to India next week due to the coronavirus situation there , Downing Street announced on Monday, the day it was also confirmed that the country has been added to the United Kingdom’s COVID-19 travel ban “red list”.
- Pakistan on Monday banned travelers coming from India for the next two weeks, fearing the spillover of a new variant of the coronavirus from the neighboring country.
- India was being added to Britain’s “red list” of countries, banning all arrivals from India except for UK or Irish nationals.
- On May 26, 2021, Syria is to hold Presidential elections. The elections are due in April 2021 according to Syrian Election Law.
- The French National Assembly recently approved the bill that makes “Ecocide” an offence .
- Israel and Greece have signed their biggest ever defence procurement deal. The agreement amounted to 1.65 billion USD. It will strengthen economic and political ties between the countries.
- The government of Bangladesh has decided to extend the ongoing lockdown for one more week.
- IPL 2021 : Match 12
Chennai Sure Kings won by 45 Runs over Rajasthan Royals.
- Tuesday, 20th April 2021
19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)
M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
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Facts about India
Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) is the capital of India’s West Bengal state. Founded as an East India Company trading post, it was India’s capital under the British Raj from 1773–1911. Today it’s known for its grand colonial architecture, art galleries and cultural festivals. It’s also home to Mother House, headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity, founded by Mother Teresa
Thought of the day
Life’s Very Simple, Don’t Make It Complicated..
Ans is 1 !
Joke of the day
A boy took a knife & wrote his Girlfriend’s name on his hand. After 5 mints he started crying loudly.
Friend : Is it paining?
Boy : No, shit Its spelling mistake…..
⁉ why do banyan tree🌳 worshipped in Santana Dharma⁉
Banyan tree is one of the most venerated trees in Santana Dharma. It has the ability to grow and survive for centuries. Saints, Sages and hermits use to meditate under these trees including Buddha .
Banayan/Peepal/Neem tree releases oxygen even at night via Crassulacean Acid Metabolism(CAM) process and during day time via well known photosynthesis process.
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How it works ⁉
Maida is made from the endosperm and it is developed from the starchy white part of the grain. The bran is separated from the germ and endosperm which is then refined by passing through a sieve of 80 mesh per inch (31 mesh per centimeter).
Galileo di Vincenzo Bonaiuti de’ Galilei was an Italian astronomer, physicist and engineer, sometimes described as a polymath, from Pisa. Galileo has been called the “father of observational astronomy”, the “father of modern physics”, the “father of the scientific method”, and the “father of modern science”.
🛕 VEDIK GNAN
Shakuntala is the daughter of sage Vishwamitra and Menaka, but is brought up by the sage Kanva, and stays with him in a forest dwelling. She meets King Dushyanta, when he comes there for a hunt. The two fall in love and get married and she becomes the mother of Emperor Bharata .
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