Today’s top news:

  1. The Centre has roped in the Indian Air Force to airlift oxygen cylinders, regulators, and essential medicines as the national capital region faces shortage of oxygen cylinders and medicines.
  2. Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake – Andaman Sea at 10 km depth, 205 km southeast of Port Blair, India, on 22 Apr 3:03 am
  3. Strict Covid Curbs In Maharashtra: 15% Attendance In Offices, 25 Wedding Guests : Under the new rules, attendance at all private and government (centre and state) offices not connected to the management of the pandemic will be set to 15 %
  4. Punjab and Haryana, farmers, for the first time, have started receiving minimum support price (MSP) payment directly in their bank accounts under the Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme (DBT). The government data shows ₹5,385 crore has been transferred so far in the ongoing procurement season by the Central and State procurement agencies to farmers against purchase of their crops in both the States.
  5. The Government of India is to extend the insurance scheme for health workers under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana for another one year .
  6. Congress demands one nation, one price for COVID vaccines
  7. Serum Institute of India (SII), the world’s largest vaccine maker, on Wednesday announced a price of Rs 400 per dose for its COVID-19 vaccine ‘Covishield’ for state governments and Rs 600 per dose for private hospitals.
  8. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday credited Rs 128.47 crore directly into accounts of 6,27,906 farmers under “YSR Zero-Interest Crop Loan Scheme” for 2019–20 Rabi season.
  9. The Haryana government on Wednesday announced summer vacation in schools till May 31, amid surging Covid cases in the state.
  10. 22 COVID-19 patients on ventilator support died on Wednesday due to an interrupted supply of medical oxygen at a civic-run hospital at Nashik in Maharashtra caused by the leakage of the gas from a storage plant, officials said.
  11. Delhi High Court verdict likely on April 22 in WhatsApp privacy policy case : The Delhi High Court is likely to pronounce its verdict on April 22 on a petition filed by WhatsApp challenging a decision of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) calling for an investigation into its controversial new privacy policy.
  12. The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, which governs the ancient shrine of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala, on Wednesday announced that Lord Hanuman’s birthplace was Anjanadri, a hillock at Japali Theertham located about 5 km from north of the hill temple .
  13. Karnataka Tightens Lockdown-like Restrictions as State Records Over 23,000 New Cases : Malls, cinema theatre, clubs, pubs will remain closed. Restaurants, eateries and bars are allowed to operate only takeaways and food delivery services. However, industries and construction activity will be allowed to operate.
  14. Complete lockdown in Puducherry till April 26: The lockdown will kick in on the night of April 23 at 10 pm and will remain in effect till the morning of April 26 at 5 am.
  15. Bollywood star Salman Khan’s Radhe to Release on Eid on 13 May in Theatres and Multiple Platforms, Trailer Out Today.
  16. Screening of films is likely to be stopped shortly due to spread of Covid-19 and lack of patronage from viewers in Andhra Pradesh.


  1. PM Modi will join other global leaders on Thursday to participate in the Leaders’ Summit on Climate, a virtual event which will reflect the concerns of U.S. President Joe Biden regarding climate change. President Biden had called for the summit in March saying that the event will reflect the “urgency” to stop climate change.
  2. The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday said the fifth batch of Rafale aircraft had arrived in India after flying a distance of almost 8,000 km from France. The IAF said mid-air refuelling to the fleet was provided by the air forces of France and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
  3. India had signed an inter-governmental agreement with France in September 2016 for the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets at a cost of around Rs 58,000 crore.
  4. The government has withdrawn the 10% customs duty levied on imports of Remdesivir injections, active pharma ingredients used in its manufacture, and also granted a conditional customs duty exemption for the critical inactive ingredient Beta Cyclodextrin used to make Remdesivir injections that attracted 7.5% duty, till October 31, 2021.
  5. All Air India flights between India and UK to remain cancelled from 24-30 April


  1. A powerful bomb exploded in the parking area of a luxury hotel in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta on Wednesday, killing at least four people and wounding at least nine others.
  2. Russia to launch its own Space Station : The agreement between Roscosmos and its international partners is to run out in 2024. With this, Russia has planned to pull out of the International Space Station and launch its own space station in 2025.
  3. The International Space Station was launched by the US space agencies and Russian Space agencies in 1998. The other countries that were involved in the launch of the International Space Station were Canada, European Space Agency and Japan. The ISS revolves around the earth in 93 minutes. It makes 15.5 orbits per day. It travels at an orbital velocity of 7.7 kilometres per second.
  4. Chinese President Xi Jinping will take part in the virtual climate summit convened by US President Joe Biden on Thursday and Friday in which several world leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will participate.


  1. IPL 2021 Wednesday, 21st April 2021
    CHENNAI SUPER KINGS 220/3 (20 overs) win by 18 runs
  2. Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 9 wickets



Match 14 15:30 IST (10:00 GMT), M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

  1. Thursday, 22nd April 2021


19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)
Match 16 Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

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Facts about India

Names of countries that were once part of India?
(Aryawart or Bharat or Hindusthan or India)

Pakistan,Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan Afghanistan,
Khmer i.e. Cambodia,
Ceylon i.e. Sri Lanka,
Tibert, Laos, Thailand
Champa Aranya i.e. Vietnam, Myanmar

Thought of the day

A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because its trust is not on the branch but on its own wings. Always believe in yourself.

Joke of the day

पति दूध पीकर – छी… ये कैसा दूध है?
पत्नी – क्यों जी, क्या हुआ?
पति – इसका स्वाद इतना अजीब क्यों है?
पत्नी – वो जी, केसर खत्म हो गया था, तो
मैंने आपकी जेब से बिमल पान मसाला निकालकर डाल दिया,
क्योंकि इसके दाने दाने में है केसर का दम…!!! 🤪 😂

GK Today💤

Every year India celebrates National Civil Services Day on April 21. On this day in 1947, the then Home Minister Shri Sardar Vallabhai Patel addressed the first batch of Administrative Services Officers. Sardar Vallabhai Patel was the first Home Minister of India.


BOMBAY The name Bombay had its origins in the 16th century when O the Portuguese arrived in the area and called it by various names, which finally took the written form Bombaim, still common in current Portuguese use. After the British gained possession in the 17th century, it was anglicised to Bombay, name meaning “good bay”.[This is based on the fact that bom (masc.) is Portuguese for “good” whereas the English word “bay” is similar to the Portuguese baía. There is also some belief that the name Bombay has its origin from the name of Hindu Godess Mumba-Devi. Mumbai is the eighth most populous city in the world. 

LEARN Sanskrit🙏🏻

Veda : Knowledge

How it works ⁉

How zinc is extracted from its ore?

The most commonly available ore used for zinc extraction of zinc is called zinc blende (ZnS) for concentration of ore “Froth flotation” process is used, to remove gangue from sulphide ores.

Zinc is extracted from the purified zinc sulfate solution by electrowinning, which is a specialized form of electrolysis. The process works by passing an electric current through the solution in a series of cells. This causes the zinc to deposit on the cathodes (aluminium sheets) and oxygen to form at the anodes


The Vedas are the four holiest books of the by mankind to the next, perhaps over thousands of years.

The four Vedas are:

The Rigveda
The Yajurveda
The Samaveda
The Atharvaveda


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

Benefits of Bitter Melon (Bitter Gourd) Kareela
It is a great source of several key nutrients.

Can Help Reduce Blood Sugar. …
Having Cancer-Fighting Properties.
Could Decrease Cholesterol Levels.
May Aid Weight Loss.

CH. Naveen Kumar