Today’s top news:

  1. PM Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting to review the oxygen supply across the country and discuss ways and means to boost its availability. The officials briefed him on the efforts undertaken in the last few weeks to improve the supply of oxygen.
  2. Six hospitals in the national capital have exhausted their oxygen supply while seven others have less than five hours of oxygen left, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia told Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday.
  3. Now, Jharkhand joins states that will give free Covid vaccines to all above 18 yrs
  4. Nearly 80 % voter turnout marked the sixth phase of polling on Thursday in West Bengal assembly election
  5. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday cancelled all pre-scheduled poll meetings after the Election Commission banned roadshows and vehicle rallies for the remaining phases of the ongoing assembly polls in the state, and said she will address people virtually.
  6. The State government has informed the Madras High Court that so far it has utilised only Rs 45.86 crore out of Rs 425.06 crore allotted to it by the Central government under the Nirbhaya Fund. The issue pertains to advocate Suryaprakasam seeking direction from the court for submission of a report concerning the utilisation of funds to ensure speedy justice for women and their safety.
  7. Indigo to suspend flight services between Kolkata and Shillong from today

Shops in Haryana to shut at 6 pm, ban on non-essential gatherings

  1. Himachal to provide free Covid vaccine to people between 18 and 44 years
  2. Noted music composer Shravan Rathod of Nadeem-Shravan fame dies due to COVID-19
  3. 500-bed ITBP Covid centre to be reopened in Delhi : A COVID care centre equipped with 500 oxygen beds will be restarted in Delhi amid a surge in coronavirus cases, and border guarding force Indo-Tibetan Border Police has been again entrusted to run it.
  4. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has started airlifting oxygen containers, cylinders, essential medicine, equipment and medical personnel to assist the government in combating the pandemic.


  1. India likely to step-up military training and assistance for Afghanistan, even as US troops are set to withdraw from the war-ravaged country later this year. Sources said steps to enhance bilateral defence cooperation were discussed in a meeting between Army chief general M M Naravane and Afghan ambassador Farid Mamundzay on Tuesday.
  2. The BSF thwarted an infiltration attempt by three Pakistani intruders along the India-Pakistan international border in Punjab’s Pathankot district,
  3. Indian Navy dispatches DSRV to assist Indonesian Navy’s search for missing submarine
    The Indian Navy on Thursday dispatched its Deep Submergence Rescue Vessel (DSRV) from Visakhapatnam to support the Indonesian Navy in search and rescue efforts for its submarine KRI Nanggala that went missing on Wednesday with 53 onboard.
  4. Pakistan: Minister blames India for bomb attack in Quetta, militants claim credit
    The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP or Pakistani Taliban) has claimed responsibility for a bomb attack near a luxury hotel in the city of Quetta on Wednesday night. Media reports said a powerful bomb had exploded in the parking area of the Serena Hotel
  5. New guidelines issued for passengers from India With a surge in Covid-19 cases, several countries across the world have put India on their travel ban list . The US, Hong Kong, the UK have already released fresh travel advisories for their citizens, asking them to avoid travelling to/from India.
  6. Britain’s Heathrow Airport has refused to allow extra flights from India before it is added on Friday to the UK’s COVID-19 travel “red list”, which imposes a ban on entry to the country for all except British or Irish residents.
  7. PM Modi will participate in the Leaders’ Summit on Climate at the invitation of President of U.S.A. Joe Biden, being held virtually on 22-23 April 2021.
  8. Nearly 40 other world leaders are participating in the Summit. They will represent countries which are members of the Major Economies Forum (India is a member), and those vulnerable to climate change, among others. The Leaders will exchange views on climate change, enhancing climate actions, mobilising finance towards climate mitigation and adaptation, nature based solutions, climate security as well as technological innovations for clean energy.


  1. Chinese Defence Minister Gen Wei Fenghe will arrive in Sri Lanka next week on a three-day official visit during which he will hold talks with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, the government announced on Thursday.
  2. The Russian military on Thursday conducted massive drills in Crimea involving dozens of navy ships, hundreds of warplanes and thousands of troops in a show of force amid tensions with Ukraine
  3. Earlier this month, the Biden administration of USA confirmed its intent to withdraw all American troops from Afghanistan by September 11 of this year. With NATO announcing its decision to follow suit, Afghanistan will soon be free of foreign forces for the first time in the 20 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
  4. Every year, the World Earth Day is celebrated on April 22. The first World Earth Day was celebrated in 1970.
  5. The US House of Representatives recently passed a bill that will limit the ability of the President to impose religion-based travel ban. It is informally called “No Ban Act”.
  6. Australia cancels deals on China’s Belt and Road : The Australian Government recently announced that it has cancelled deals on Belt and Road initiative over national interest. According to Australia, the agreements signed were out of line with foreign policy of the government. In December 2020, the Australian Government introduced the Australia Foreign Relations (State and Territory Arrangement) Act. The law allows Australian Government to cancel any agreements signed between a foreign country and the state authorities.
  7. MOXIE- Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment : The Perseverance rover of Mars 2020 Mission of NASA recently converted carbon dioxide into oxygen. This is the first time this has been achieved in another planet. This was achieved by MOXIE, an instrument placed in the front side of the rover. MOXIE is also called “Mechanical Tree”. This is because, it uses electricity and chemistry to split carbon molecules into carbon and oxygen.
  8. Myanmar Army Chief to attend ASEAN meeting in Jakarta : The Head of the Military government of Myanmar Senior General Min Aung Hlaing will embark on his first foreign visit after the coup to Indonesia to participate in the ASEAN leaders meeting on Saturday.


  1. 22nd April 2021
    Match 16 Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai


RCB Won by 10 wkts.

  1. Friday, 23rd April 2021

Match 17 M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.

  1. Indian women boxers put up sensational performances as they created history at the 2021 AIBA Youth Men’s and Women’s World Boxing Championships and concluded their campaign on highly successful note with seven gold medals in Kielce, Poland on Thursday.
  2. Gitika, Babyrojisana clinch gold medals at 2021 AIBA Youth Men’s and Women’s World Boxing Championships. Poonam (57kg) Vinka (60kg) Arundhati Choudhary (69kg) T Sanamacha Chanu (75kg), Alfiya Pathan (+81kg) will be other Indian women boxers fighting for gold medals later, while the only Indian men in the final, Sachin (56kg) will be in action today.

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Facts about India

Trivandrum, is the capital of the Indian state of Kerala. After forming the Travancore kingdom, Maharaja Marthanada Varma dedicated it to Lord Padmanabha, the presiding deity of Shri Padmanabhaswamy temple and named the city ‘Thiruvananthapuram’. The word ‘Thiruvananthapuram’ is derived from the Malayalam word thiru- anantha-puram, which means ‘City of Lord Ananta’.

Thiruvananthapuram literally means “City of Lord Anantha” in Malayalam. The name derives from the god of the Hindu temple at the centre of the city. Anantha is the serpent Shesha on whom Padmanabhan or Vishnu lies. The temple of Vishnu lying on Ananta, the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple is the most recognizable landmark of the city. The city was officially known as Trivandrum in English until 1991, when the government decided to change the city’s name back to the original name, Thiruvananthapuram, in all languages. However, the city is still widely referred to as “Trivandrum” (now Thiruvananthapuram).

Thought of the day

Relationships are more important than life , but it is important for those relationships to have life in them…

Joke of the day

Q: How do you recognize Papu’s son, in School?

A: He is the one who erases the books when the teacher erasesthe board.


Do animals have the same blood type as humans?

Animals do not have the human ABO group on their red cells. But they do have other blood group proteins which are sometimes similarly important for transfusion.

LEARN Sanskrit🙏🏻

आवाहन, निमन्त्रण, आमन्त्रण

How it works ⁉

Fevicol branded glue is a white adhesive (the company brochures mention poly-synthetic resin). It appears as a white glue (liquid). Chemically we can synthesize it by heating formaldehyde and urea together.

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The Myanmar Kyat is the official currency unit of Myanmar . Although the Kyat is subdivided into 100 pyas, pya coins


Urmilla was daughter Janaka King of Mithila and Queen Sunaina and younger sister of Sita. She was married to Ayodhya’s king Dasharatha’s 3rd son Lakshmana. They had two sons – Angada and Chandraketu. She was as dedicated to Sita as Lakshman was to Rama. Although she knew that Sita wasn’t her real sister but this fact never came between their bond.


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

Ajwain Tea for weight loss : Soak half a tablespoon Ajwain seeds and 1 tablespoon Jeera seeds in a glass of water and leave overnight. In the morning, boil the water with the seeds for 5 minutes, just strain the tea and add half a lemon, ginger or mint leaves to it and drink it.

consume this tea empty stomach and once before going to bed. It also good for digestive system.

CH. Naveen Kumar