Today’s top news:

  1. The Haridwar Kumbh Mela commenced on Thursday (April 1) in Uttarakhand . Amid surge in COVID-19 cases, new Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) were issued by the state government to contain the spread of the virus.
  2. The Delhi-Meerut Expressway, which will reduce travel time between the two cities from about three hours to just 45 minutes, has been finally opened for the public from Thursday (April 1). The 96 km-long 14-lane Expressway will also reduce the travel time of commuters from Muzaffarnagar, Saharanpur, Haridwar, and Dehradun to Delhi.
  3. Mumbai-Ahmedabad Tejas Express suspended amid COVID-19 surge for a month from April 02 .
  4. Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar on Thursday (April 1) hinted at imposing strict restrictions in the city in order to curb the rising cases of COVID-19. He has said that malls, temples and other public spaces which attract large gatherings may be temporarily closed.
  5. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy disbursed Rs 254 crore to 12,039 eligible families under the YSR Bima scheme (insurance).
  6. Assam registers 77.21% voting in 2nd phase on 39 seats and in Bengal: Over 80% voter turnout, violence in second phase.
  7. Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has extended the last date for submissions of the assignments for the Term-end Examination (TEE), June 2021.
  8. Late actor Kader Khan’s son Abdul Quddus passed away in Canada on Thursday (April 1). The cause of death was not immediately known. Quddus was the eldest son of Khan with his first wife. He worked as a security officer at an airport in Canada.
  9. Lt Gen Manjinder Singh assumes charge as Chief of Staff of Western Command at Chandimandir on Thursday. Lt Gen Amardeep Singh Bhinder takes over as chief of South Western Command.
  10. First batch of women sepoys: Ready, and geared up to serve While the Indian army will get its first batch of women soldiers in the rank-and-file in early May, CMP Centre and School, where they are training at present revealed they are being pushed as hard as their male counterparts and that their recruitment.
  11. ITBP recovers IEDs in Chhattisgarh’s Rajnandgaon:
    The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) unearthed and destroyed twin Improvised Explosive Device (IEDs) in Chhattisgarh’s Rajnandgaon district on Thursday. “During a search operation, twin IEDs 15 kg and 5 kg unearthed and destroyed on the spot.
  12. The Defence Research and Development Organisation has developed a lightweight bullet-proof jacket that weighs nine kilogram and meets the qualitative requirements of the Indian Army.
  13. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has released an official notification inviting applications to fill 19 vacancies at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) at Thiruvananthapuram. The positions available include Junior Research Fellow (JRF), Senior Project Associate (SPA), and Research Associate (RA).
  14. India launched COVID-19 vaccination for all people aged 45 years and above from Thursday


  1. India condemns Myanmar violence at UN Security Council meeting; UN envoy warns of civil war.
  2. In a dramatic U-turn, the Pakistani cabinet on Thursday (April 1) deferred the import of sugar and cotton from India. The Pakistani flip flop comes, even as on Wednesday, Pakistan’s Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet had given approval for import of white sugar from India up to 500,000 MT till 30th June and import of cotton till the same deadline.
  3. The government of India has announced scholarships to 2000 descendants of the Liberation War fighters of Bangladesh under its new Muktijoddha Scholarship scheme.


  1. Militaries of Sri Lanka and Pakistan conduct joint exercise against terrorism : The militaries of Sri Lanka and Pakistan have conducted a 15-day joint exercise aimed at enhancing bilateral defence relations and sharing the rich experience of two armies against terrorism. Titled the ‘Ex-Shake Hands,’ the exercise was conducted in Saliyapura in North Central Province of Sri Lanka.
  2. China asked to remove vessels by Philippines in disputed South China Sea. The Philippine government said Wednesday that more than 250 Chinese vessels it believes are operated by militia have been spotted near six Manila-claimed islands and reefs in the disputed South China Sea and demanded that China immediately remove them.
  3. China Media Warns Japan Against Siding With U.S. Over Taiwan:
    A Communist Party newspaper says Japan faces “grave” consequences—including countermeasures by Beijing—if it sides with the United States over the question of Taiwan’s security in the face of an increasingly assertive China.
  4. Bangladesh has banned the arrival of passengers from Europe except the UK and 12 other countries.


  1. Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga said on Thursday the Olympic torch relay scheduled in the city of Osaka has been cancelled amid a resurgence in COVID-19 cases. Most Japanese oppose holding the Olympic Games this summer during the pandemic.
  2. 30 sportsperson and support staff across disciplines were found to be COVID-19 positive after 741 precautionary tests were conducted at the National Centre of Excellence in Patiala and Bengaluru, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) said.

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Facts about India

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is the space agency of the Government of India headquartered in the city of Bengaluru. Its vision is to “harness space technology for national development while pursuing space science research and planetary exploration.” Indian National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR) was established under the DAE in 1962. INCOSPAR grew into ISRO in 1969 also under the DAE.

Thought of the day

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.

Joke of the day

Aaj Ka Taja Message:
। है स्मार्ट बहुत वो है भेजा ने जिस और हुँ रहा पढ़ से नीचे को मेसेज जो हुँ पागल वो मैं
Confused हो ?? 😟😬🙄
अब Message को 👉 Right से 👈 Left पढ़ो…
बन गये ना April Fool!!!

GK Today💤

Longest dam – Hirakud is the longest earthen Dam in the world and stands across the mighty river, Mahanadi, in the Sambalpur region of Odisha. It was the first major multipurpose river valley project after India’s Independence in 1947.


April Fools’ Day (sometimes called All Fools’ Day) is celebrated every year on 1 April by playing practical jokes BCOZ..

In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII ordered a new calendar (the Gregorian Calendar) to replace the old Julian Calendar. The new calendar called for New Year’s Day to be celebrated Jan. 1. That year, France adopted the reformed calendar and shifted New Year’s day to Jan. 1. According to a popular explanation, many people either refused to accept the new date, or did not learn about it, and continued to celebrate New Year’s Day on April 1. Other people began to make fun of these traditionalists, sending them on “fool’s errands” or trying to trick them into believing something false. Eventually, the practice spread throughout Europe. So this lead to FOOLS DAY on 01 April 1st.

LEARN Sanskrit🙏🏻

बाह्य Vahya : outdoor
बाहर, मैदानी, बहिरंग

How it works ⁉

How 🐝Bees collect nectar from flowers. Nectar is the sweet liquid that entices the bees to the flower. The bees climb onto or into the flower and suck up the nectar with their straw-like mouth and collect it in a little sac called a crop. They also collect pollen on their legs. As they move from flower to flower, they leave a little bit of that pollen on each new flower they visit. That’s called pollination and that’s how flowers reproduce.

But the nectar is what they turn into honey. They fan it with their wings to evaporate some of the moisture in the liquid. So honey is just concentrated nectar.

Bees keep the honey in storage for the winter months when there are no flowers. But they make more than they need, so beekeepers take the extra honey out of the hive and leave them enough to make it through the winter


The pictorial representation of Hindu Gods having multiple arms in the human form is the artist’s attempt to express the supreme powers of Gods. It shows their immense strength and power to perform numerous acts at a single time.

The number of arms varies basis the symbolism portrayed. Usually, Deities are shown having four arms each holding a different object having a different significance. For instance, Lord Ganesha.

The Abhaya Mudra translated to English means a gesture of fearlessness (Abhaya = fearless, mudra=gesture). In this gesture, Ganesha’s lower right hand symbolizes his grace, blessings, and protection on a person’s journey through life. Holding an axe in his upper right hand, Ganesha symbolizes detachment that is, to cut off all attachments. He holds a rope in his upper left hand to pull the devotees nearer to the spiritual path. It is said that Ganesha offers rewards in the form of modak (sweets) for penances (sadhana) done with the modak which he holds in his lower left hand.


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

Makki roti is a good source of Vitamin A, C, K, beta-carotene and selenium. All these nutrients can improve functioning of the thyroid gland and helps in maintaining immunity

CH. Naveen Kumar