Today’s top news:

  1. An estimated 75% votes were cast on Monday in West Bengal in the seventh and penultimate phase of assembly election.
  2. Karnataka govt imposes 14-day lockdown from April 27; public transport, shops shut : As Bengaluru’s COVID cases explode, CM Yeddiyurappa on Monday, imposed a 14-day lockdown – industries except construction, manufacturing & agriculture shut. Shops selling essential goods allowed to be open b/w 6-10 am. After 10 am shops will close.
  3. Takeaway from restaurants and home delivery of alcohol has been allowed. Goods can be transported from one state to another
  4. To track Ganganyan, ISRO will launch data relay satellite : The Indian Space Research Organisation will launch a data relay satellite that will help maintain contact with the Gagangyaan mission throughout after the launch.
  5. COVID-19: Punjab extends night curfew timings by two hours from 6 pm to 5 am
  6. Liquor shops to remain closed in Puducherry till April 30.
  7. Actress Hina Khan, who recently lost her father after he suffered a cardiac arrest, has now informed that she has tested positive for COVID-19.
  8. Armed forces recall retired medical staff to work to battle Covid-19 pandemic in India: All medical personnel of the armed forces who have retired or have taken pre-mature retirement in the last two years are being recalled to work in COVID-19 facilities within proximity of their present place of residence.
  9. PM Modi meets CDS Rawat, reviews preparations by Armed Forces in fight against Covid-19
  10. ‘Swarnim Vijay Mashaal’ reaches Jammu, tributes paid to 1971 war heroes
    The ‘Swarnim Vijay Mashaal’, marking the commemoration of 50 years of India’s victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war, arrived at the Jammu-based Tiger Division on Monday.
  11. Faced with an increase in number of cases of either veterans or dependents of its personnel succumbing to the deadly second Covid-19 wave, the Army has set up a special cell at the Delhi Cantonment to provide “decent last rites” to members of its own family.
  12. Security forces have recovered a cache of arms and ammunition, including two pistols, during a search operation in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar district. A joint team of the Army and police launched a search operation in Chhatru forest area


  1. PM Narendra Modi speaks to US President Joe Biden over phone as India battles COVID-19 crisis
  2. Australia mulls ban on flights from India, may send emergency supplies: The Australian government will consider banning flights from India and will likely send emergency medical supplies as a ferocious second wave of coronavirus shows no signs of abating.
  3. IAF sends aircraft to Dubai to bring seven empty cryogenic oxygen containers
  4. The Government of India is to import 10,000 oxygen concentrators.
    Working of Oxygen Concentrator The atmospheric air has 78% of nitrogen and 21% of oxygen. The Oxygen Concentrator accumulates air, filters through a sieve sending the nitrogen back in to the air and collects oxygen alone. The oxygen in the oxygen concentrator is compressed and dispensed through a cannula. The oxygen is 90% to 95% pure. A pressure valve in the concentrators help to regulate the supply of oxygen from 1 to 10 litres per minute.
  5. US does a turnaround on vaccine raw material supply after NSA talks; Russia, other countries dispatch help to India During the pandemic , it is natural for a government to give priority to its domestic requirements. Experts believe that the US will achieve the target of vaccinating its entire adult population soon. In addition, it has piled up vaccines which it may never use.
  6. India welcomes ASEAN call to end violence in Myanmar: Asian nations’ led initiative to end violence in Myanmar that has shot up since the military dismissed the government headed by Aung San Suu Kyi in February.
  7. COVID situation in India beyond heartbreaking: WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday (April 26) as the country recorded more than 3.5 lakh new cases of COVID-19.


  1. Philippine coast guard holds drills in disputed South China Sea The Philippine coast guard is conducting drills in the South China Sea.
  2. The World Intellectual Property Day is celebrated on April 26. The day is celebrated to highlight the importance of Intellectual Property.
  3. China has named its first Mars rover as Zhurong after a traditional fire god. The name signifies igniting the flame of Planetary Explorations of China.
  4. The Chinese born film maker Chloe Zhao has become the first Asian woman to win the Best director at the Academy Awards. She won the award for her film Nomadland. The Academy Awards is also known as Oscars. They are awarded for artistic and technical merit in the film industry.
  5. The government of Bangladesh has decided to extend the ongoing lockdown in the country till May 5 : The current phase of ‘strict lockdown’ in Bangladesh is coming to an end on 28 April. Government had announced a countrywide lockdown on April 5 which was subsequently extended till 28 April in two phases. During the lockdown Public transport including railways, buses, waterways and flights have been suspended, though special flights to Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, Qatar, Singapore and China were allowed to cater to the needs of the expatriate workers and others.
  6. China’s state-run Sichuan Airlines has suspended all its cargo flights to India for 15 days, causing major disruption to private traders’ efforts to procure the much-needed oxygen concentrators and other medical supplies from China.


  1. Monday, 26th April 2021
    PUNJAB KINGS: 123/9

Match 21 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT), Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 5 wickets

  1. Mumbai-based 19-year-old Indian golfer Krishiv KL Tekchandani has donated all his prize money saved since the age of seven to fund the vaccination drive for the blue-collar staff of Chembur-based Bombay Presidency Golf club.
  2. Seven members of the Indian women’s hockey team, including captain Rani Rampal, and two support staff members on Monday tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of a training camp at the Sports Authority of India’s (SAI) Centre in Bengaluru.

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Facts about India

Alluri Sitarama Raju (4th july 1897-7 May 1924)
was an Indian revolutionary involved in the Indian independence movement. After the passing of the 1882 Madras Forest Act, Raju led the Rampa Rebellion of 1922–24, during which a band of tribal leaders and other sympathisers fought against the British Raj, which had passed the law. He was referred to as “Manyam Veerudu” (“Hero of the Jungles”) by the local people. Raju led a protest movement in the border areas of the East Godavari and Visakhapatnam regions of Madras Presidency, in present-day Andhra Pradesh

Thought of the day

Strength doesn’t come from physical capacity. It comes from indomitable Will.

Joke of the day

Once Rajnikanth went to McDonalds, he ordered a Dosa, but Mr. Mc’Donalds refused…
Since dat day, Mr. McDonald sits outside his own restaurant😜

LEARN Sanskrit🙏🏻

Suklam : White
Vakta : Crooked

⁉ Why⁉

The science behind Toe-ring wear by Indian women

Indians believe that your “prana” or “life force” must be in balance in order for you to stay healthy. All of the paths of your “prana” run down to your toes, so the idea that a marital symbol could double up as a reproductive enhancer is not a big stretch. Since Toe rings are usually made of Silver, a good conductor, it also absorbs the energy from the polar energies from the earth and passes it to the body, thus refreshing whole body system and keeps monthly cycles in a systematic way, which is very important to married women.

How it works ⁉

Distilled water : Distillation involves boiling it until steam rises. The vapor is then collected as it cools and condenses. During this process, the minerals and contaminants in the water are removed, leaving only pure water This process removes impurities and minerals from the water.

Distilled water is used for
Car cooling systems.
laboratory experiments.

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Adi Shankaracharya was an Indian philosopher and theologian who consolidated the doctrine of Advaita Vedanta.

His works in Sanskrit discuss the unity of the Ātman and Nirguna Brahman “brahman without attributes”. He also explained the key difference between Hinduism and Buddhism, stating that Hinduism asserts “Ātman (Soul, Self) exists”, while Buddhism asserts that there is “no Soul, no Self.


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

JAGGERY is gaining popularity is the belief that it is more nutritious than refined white sugar. Some common health benefits claims include improved digestive health, anemia prevention, liver detoxification and improved immune function

CH. Naveen Kumar