Today’s top News

  1. PM Modi has directed all concerned departments to ensure timely evacuation of those involved in off-shore activities in view of Cyclone Yaas which is expected to cross West Bengal and north Odisha coasts on Wednesday evening.
  2. Railways has delivered nearly 14,500 tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen so far to various states across the country.
  3. Centre has allocated additional 22.17 lakh vials of Remdesivir to all states and Union Territories for the period 23rd to 30th May. A total of around 99 lakh vials of Remdesivir have been allocated across the country so far.
  4. The first lunar eclipse of 2021 will be on 26 of this Month, but it will be a super celestial event with 3 lunar events will coinciding all at once; an eclipse, a supermoon and a red blood moon. with the moon’s closest approach to Earth it will be a “supermoon” eclipse and the colour of the moon will turn reddish and also known as a blood moon.
  5. Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma asks all the Deputy Commissioners to put in place a community surveillance system to avert the COVID pandemic spreading from urban to rural area.
  6. PM Modi will share his thoughts with the people in @MannKiBaat programme on All India Radio on 30th May. People can share their views in the NaMo app or @mygovindia Open Forum.
  7. First session of the 15th Kerala State Assembly will begin today with the swearing in of 140 newly elected members . Election for the speaker post will be conducted on day-after-tomorrow.
  8. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan yoga guru Ramdev’s statement on allopathic medicines “extremely unfortunate” and asked him to withdraw the remark, saying it disrespects ‘corona warriors’ and can break the morale of healthcare workers.
  9. Twelve major opposition parties, including the Congress, Trinamool Congress, Left parties, Samajwadi Party, Nationalist Congress Party and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam extended their support to a countrywide protest call given by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha on May 26 , marking six months of the farmers protest against the Centre’s farm laws.
  10. The collector of Chhattisgarh’s Surajpur district, Ranbir Sharma, was removed from the post on Sunday after a viral video showed him slapping a man and throwing his mobile phone for alleged COVID-19 norms violation. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel issued instructions for the removal of the 2012-batch IAS officer from the post.
  11. After Sonali Guha, now Sarala Murmu. wants to rejoin TMC, she had quit the party to join the BJP during the elections. She has expressed her desire to return to the TMC, a day after Banerjee’s former aide, Sonali Guha, made a similar appeal.
  12. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced extension of the ongoing lockdown in Delhi by another week , saying the process of unlock will start from May 31 in a phased manner if the number of COVID-19 cases continue to decline.
  13. Lockdown extended in Haryana till May 31 with major relaxations for opening of shops . The marriages would be allowed to be conducted in either homes or courts with strictly no movement of baraat procession allowed in the state.
  14. Ten unidentified bodies were found at three different locations along the coast in Maharashtra’s Raigad district and Gujarat’s Valsad , Police suspect they could be of some of the victims of barge P305 that sank off the Mumbai coast in Cyclone Tauktae.
  15. PM Modi has expressed grief over the demise of Former Atomic Energy Commission chairman, Dr. Srikumar Banerjee.
  16. High level meeting of Union ministers, state ministers and education officials on holding the Class 12 board exams and entrance tests took place, the Centre placed two options before the states. Class 12 students write exams in only a select few major subjects and mark them on the rest on the basis of how they do in these subjects . The 2nd option was to hold exams in schools but change the exam pattern to one that has only objective questions and lasts just one-and-a-half hours instead of three
  17. The discussions were held on two issues. The board exams to be conducted for Class 12th by the Central Board of Secondary Education and other State Boards and the All-India Entrance examinations for various higher education institutions and professional courses.
  18. The Centre will examine suggestions received from various State Governments this week and convey further information in this regard to the students by or before the 1st of June. Ministry of Education requested States and UTs to submit other suggestions, if any, by 25th May. During the meeting, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said the entire country has come together to ensure the safety and academic welfare of the students and smooth functioning of the education system.
  19. The Delhi government is not in favour of the CBSE exploring options to conduct the Class 12 board examinations and going ahead with the process without vaccinating the students will prove to be a big mistake, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said.
  20. Indian Naval Ships and Aircraft Standby for Rescue and Relief Operations – Cyclone ‘Yaas ’. As part of the preparedness, eight flood relief teams and four diving teams are prepositioned at Odisha and West Bengal. Four naval ships are on standby with Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) bricks.
  21. The Indian Army has set up a covid-19 care facility with 100 beds at Ulsoor in Bengaluru. Out of these beds, around 55 are oxygen-fitted beds.”
    TOTAL CASES : 26750642 ▲240953
    TOTAL RECOVERED 23725467 ▲ 356012
    TOTAL DEATHS. 303270
    ▲ 4451


  1. COVID relief Operation ‘Samudra Setu II, INS Trikand arrived at Mumbai on 23 May 21 with Covid relief material from Qatar. INS Trikand brought two Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) containers of 20 MT each and 100 Oxygen cylinders.
  2. Punjab Police nab 2 activists of Khalistan Tiger Force involved in murder of sect follower
    Duo also linked to firing on Phillaur priest in January on directions of KTF chief. The two were acting on the directions of KTF’s Canada-based chief, Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
  3. The Indian Army on Sunday dismissed a media report which claimed that a minor face-off between the Indian and Chinese troops took place this month near Eastern Ladakh’s Galwan Valley.
  4. Nigeria’s Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19 has declared 90 passengers who arrived in Nigeria from Brazil, India and Turkey between 8th May 2021 and 15th May 2021, through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja as persons of interest (POI), noting that they posd considerable danger to public health.


  1. Bangladesh is bracing to face the cyclone YAAS which is likely to hit its coast on May 26. : The Bangladesh Meteorological department said.
  2. The govt of Myanmar has suspended over 1,25,000 teachers for joining the Civil Disobedience movement opposing the military take over govt . The National Unity Government by the parliamentarians belonging to the anti-military National League for Democracy (NLD) and others has called on the foreign donors to stop funding the education ministry of the military govt in Myanmar.
  3. The govt of Bangladesh has further extended the ongoing lockdown in the country till May 30 in order to contain the spread of Coronavirus. However, further relaxation has been introduced in the latest notification issued by the Cabinet Division on Sunday.
  4. Iran Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf says that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) now cannot have access to the records from the cameras monitoring Iran’s nuclear activities .
  5. Around 8000 people crossed into Rwanda from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to seek refuge following the eruption of the Mount Nyiragongo volcano.


  1. Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Mohd Hussamuddin is set to begin proceedings for India on the opening day at the 2021. ASBC Asian Boxing Championships as draw revealed on Sunday in Dubai. AIBA has allocated. A participation of more than 27 countries were expected initially. However, due to recent travel restrictions, some of the countries couldn’t participate. But now it is set to witness 150 pugilists from 17 counties.
  2. Cricket, Bangladesh defeated Sri Lanka by 33 runs in the 1st ODI in Dhaka . Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat. The hosts set a winning target of 258 runs for Sri Lankan team.
  3. Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar was on Sunday remanded in police custody for six days over his alleged involvement in the death of a 23-year-old wrestler at Chhatrasal Stadium

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Facts about India

Rat Temple’ in Bikaner Rajasthan . The Karni Mata temple is a destination where pedestrian pilgrims commune with rats. In the temple, tourists and worshipers encourage the rats to run across their feet, as it is considered a good omen that bestows fortune to the worshiper. Also, to eat food and drink water that has been previously sampled by a rat is also considered pious.

Thought of the day

Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event.

Joke of the day

Pappu in Coffee shop wth wife.

Pappu :Jaldi Pi, Coffee thandi ho Jaye gi.

Wife : why are you so hurry?

Pappu : Bywaqkof Rate List dekh
Hot coffee Rs.15☕
Cold coffee.45

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Classical Dances

Kathakali is the dance of Kerala

Kuchipudi : Andhra

Bharatanatyam is a dance of Tamil Nadu


Why do bulls hate red?

Bulls don’t hate the color red it is a proven fact that they only see in Blues and Yellows. They only react to the red cape because of the movements that flutter around. Bulls, along with all other cattle, are color-blind to red.


Symbolic Meaning of Bhrama : Brahmas four hands symbolize each of the four Vedas: Rig veda, Sama, Yajuhr, and Atharva Veda.

Brahma also has four heads which represent north, east, south and west. They also represent the four elements, as he used to have five heads, but Shiva destroyed one in a rage, thereby killing Brahma’s spirit.

Brahma often holds with one of his hands a book which symbolizes knowledge in the world.

Swan : Brahma is often seen riding a swan, his sacred vehicle for which he travels upon. The swan is a supposed to symbolize grace. Its called as “ Hamsa Ksheera Nyaya ”. Hamsa – Swan , Ksheera – Milk, and Nyaya – judgement/Justice/method/rules. Its believed that Hamsa (Swans) can separate milk from water and drink only milk.
Swan is always associated with glory, purity, affection, love, majesty and divinity.

Lord Brahma sits on a lotus flower. The significance of the lotus flower is that it rises from dirty soil and yet manages to stay pure and beautiful. Similarly, no matter where we are from, we should also stay pure and beautiful like the lotus flower, without letting our surroundings affect us.

Pushkar has the only Brahma temple in the world

🙏🏻 Learn Sanskrit

अतिवर्षण, अतिवृष्टि : बहुत अधिक वर्षा , Excessive or heavy rain

How it works ⁉

Calcium carbide is also used in some countries for artificially ripening fruit. When calcium carbide comes in contact with moisture, it produces acetylene gas, which is similar in its effects to the natural ripening agent, ethylene. Acetylene accelerates the ripening process. Catalytic generators are used to produce ethylene gas simply and safely. Ethylene sensors can be used to precisely control the amount of gas. Covered fruit ripening bowls or bags are commercially available. These containers increase the amount of ethylene and carbon dioxide gases around the fruit, which promotes ripening.


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

Neem tree . The bark, leaves, and seeds are used to make medicine. Less frequently, the root, flower, and fruit are also used.

Neem leaf is used for leprosy, eye disorders, bloody nose, intestinal worms, stomach upset, loss of appetite, skin ulcers, diseases of the heart and blood vessels (cardiovascular disease), fever, diabetes, gum disease (gingivitis), and liver problems. The leaf is also used for birth control and to cause abortions.

The bark is used for malaria, stomach and intestinal ulcers, skin diseases, pain, and fever.

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.

Neem twigs are used for cough, asthma, hemorrhoids, intestinal worms, low sperm levels, urinary disorders, and diabetes. People in the tropics sometimes chew neem twigs instead of using toothbrushes, but this can cause illness; neem twigs are often contaminated with fungi within 2 weeks of harvest and should be avoided.

CH. Naveen Kumar