Today’s top news:
- The nationwide COVID-19 Vaccination phase to cover senior citizens and people above 45 years with co-morbidities begins from Monday.
- PM, Narendra Modi, takes first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on March 1, 2021 at AIIMS, New Delhi.
- Supreme Court judges and their family members will be administered their first jabs of COVID-19 vaccines on Tuesday.
- Protesting farmer leaders in the vulnerable age group Monday said they are not afraid of coronavirus and won’t take vaccine jabs, even as the second phase of vaccination drive got underway to inoculate senior citizens and those above 45 with underlying medical conditions.
- The Union Minister for Social justice and Empowerment, Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, will launch the “Sugamya Bharat App” in the virtual mode on March 2, 2021. It is a Crowdsourcing Mobile Application which has been developed as a means to sensitise and enhance the accessibility within the 3 pillars of Accessible India Campaign namely- transportation sector, built environment and ICT ecosystem in India.
- The Secretary of Ministry of Housing and Housing Affairs (MoHUA), Shri Durga Shanker Mishra, has launched the field assessment of Swachh Survekshan, 2021. It is the sixth edition of this annual cleanliness survey which is conducted by the Government of India.
- Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh has requested the central government to construct a statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at Moirang where the Indian National Army (INA) flag was first hoisted.
- LPG price hiked again by Rs 25; jet fuel price up 6.5%. including subsidised fuel and those availed by Ujjwala scheme beneficiaries – the fourth increase in rates in a month’s time. LPG prices have gone up by Rs 125 per 14.2-kg cylinder since the beginning of February, A 14.2-kg cylinder in Delhi now costs Rs 819 as against Rs 794 at which they were supplied on Sunday.
- AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi on March 1 raised questions over the efficacy of Serum Institute’s Covishield vaccine, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi got the first shot of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin. Owaisi has claimed that Covishield is effective for those between 18 and 64 years and it isn’t effective for the ones above 64. He further asked the govt to clear the confusion.
- The existing restrictions due to coronavirus in Pune district of Maharashtra were extended till March 14. These include restrictions on movement between 11 pm and 6 am for non-essential activities, as well as closure of educational institutions.
- Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Monday (March 1) said that mandatory use of FASTag would help save about Rs 20,000 crore on fuel cost every year.
- Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Monday appointed strategist Prashant Kishor as his Principal Adviser. Kishor will get the rank and status of a Cabinet minister. He will take a token honorarium of Re 1 as pay.
- Miss India Delhi 2019 Mansi Sehgal joins AAP.
- The National Testing Agency (NTA) is expected to release the All India Sainik School Entrance Examination (AISSEE) 2021 results on its official website. Candidates who have appeared for the AISSEE 2021 will be able to check their results on the official website at aissee.nta.nic.in. The entrance examination was conducted on February 7, 2021.
- The students who appeared for the entrance examination have to secure a minimum of 25% marks in each subject and a minimum of 40% aggregate marks to pass the Sainik School entrance exam 2021. Candidates qualifying for the written exams will be called for the medical examination. The final result is expected in April 2021.
- The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CICSE) will conduct board exams for classes 10 and 12 from May 5 and April 8 respectively.
- A Mumbai court on Monday (March 1) issued a bailable warrant against actor Kangana Ranaut after she failed to appear before it in connection with a defamation complaint filed against her by lyricist Javed Akhtar.
- Coronavirus Cases:
- A Chinese state-backed hacking group has in recent weeks targeted the IT systems of two Indian vaccine makers whose coronavirus shots are being used in the country’s immunisation campaign, cyber intelligence firm Cyfirma told .
- Amidst the tense border situation between India and China, a Chinese government-linked group of hackers targeted India’s critical power grid system through malware, a US company has said in its latest study, raising suspicion whether last year’s massive power outage in Mumbai was a result of the online intrusion.
- The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given its approval for the single-shot Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine. This is the third vaccine which was authorised in the United States.
- The Russian Space agency, Roscosmos, has successfully launched its first ever Arctic-monitoring satellite that will monitor the Arctic’s climate and environment .
- A Myanmar court slapped two more charges against the deposed State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi who is in military detention since the civilian government headed by her was taken over by the military on Feb 1.
- Initially charged with illegally importing six walkie talkies, a charge under natural disaster law was added against her for violating the restrictions related to Coronavirus. On Monday, a charge for publishing information that may cause fear or alarm or disrupt public tranquility was added.
- Thousands of Haitians took to the streets of Port-au-Prince in Haiti on Sunday to demand an end to President Jovenel Moise’s term in office, as a constitutional crisis escalates in the impoverished country.
- Beijing, Chinese tech giant Huawei is planning to make electric cars under its own brand, and some models may even be launched before the end of this year.
- Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy sentenced to three years jail on corruption charges
- Coronavirus Cases:
- The All-India Football Federation has announced that, Odisha will host the Indian Women’s League (IWL). However, the but the dates will be announced at the later stage.
- The Indian wrestler, Vinesh Phogat, has won the gold medal in women’s 53-kg category. She won the medal at XXIV Outstanding Ukrainian Wrestlers and Coaches Memorial in Kyiv, Now the 26-year-old wrestler will be back into action in the first ranking tournament of the season from March 4 to March 7, 2021 in Rome.
- 2nd ODI National Zone Cricket Championship League for the deaf begins
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Facts about India
The Western Ghats, also known as Sahyadri, are a mountain range that covers an area of 140,000 square kilometres in a stretch of 1,600 kilometres parallel to the western coast of the Indian peninsula, traversing the states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra and Gujarat.
Thought of the day
A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.
Joke of the day
Boy : I love you!
Girl : तुम पागल हो क्या..
मैं शादी शुदा हूँ.. मेरा पति है, और
एक boyfriend भी है ऑफिस मे,
और मेरा ex–boyfriend मेरे पड़ोस मे रहता है,
और कल ही मेरे boss ने प्रपोज किया है
और मै उन्हे मना नही कर सकती..
और वैसे भी मेरा एक school friend के साथ सीरियस मैटर है..
Boy : (काफ़ी देर देखने के बाद) देख ले कहीं अड्जस्ट होता हो तो! 😛
GK today ⁉
Dynamo invented: Michael Faraday
Why Jaipur called Pink City
Bcoz of the color of the stone exclusively used for the construction of all the structures. Anyone who has witnessed the city can substantiate the fact that all the buildings of Jaipur are pink in color. The pink color has its own history. In 1876, the Prince of Wales and Queen Victoria visited India on a tour. Since pink denotes the color of hospitality, Maharaja Ram Singh of Jaipur painted the whole city pink in color to welcome the guests. The tradition has been sincerely followed by the residents who are now, by law, compelled to maintain the pink color.
How it works ⁉
A simple dynamo is a device that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy. A coil made of conducting wire is positioned between the North and South poles of two permanent magnets. When the coil is stationary, no voltage is induced. But when the coil is rotated it experiences a changing magnetic field. This induces a voltage within the coil. For the first half of a rotation the left side of the coil swings by the North pole of the left magnet and for the second half of the rotation it swings by the South pole of the right magnet. As a result, for the first half the coil generates a voltage with one polarity (either positive or negative) and for the second half the voltage has the opposite polarity. This type of voltage − one that switches between positive and negative − is called alternating voltage.
🛕 VEDIK GNAN
अन्न-दानं महा-दानं विद्या-दानम् अतः परम् ।
अन्नेन क्षणिका तृप्तिः यावत् जीवं च विद्यया ॥
anna-dānaṃ mahā-dānaṃ vidyā-dānam ataḥ param ।
annena kṣaṇikā tṛptiḥ yāvat jīvaṃ cha vidyayā ॥
Giving food to a person is a great deed, but giving vidyā (education) is even better. The satisfaction (obtained) from food is momentary, but that (obtained) from vidyā lasts a lifetime.
🧬 HEALTH CARE: HOME REMEDIES🩺
( Note : These home tips followed in villages/ancient traditions, it is up to you to use it or not🙏🏻)
Does that mean diabetics can eat jaggery without worrying?
Diabetics are recommended to avoid anything sweet as much as they can in order to manage their blood sugar levels. This is because the food we eat is generally rich in carbs and some form of sugar, which is enough to keep the blood sugar levels stable and prevent them from dropping too low.
While jaggery is a natural sweetener and overall healthier than sugar, it is still pretty high in sugar content. Therefore, it can lead to a spike in blood sugar levels for diabetics. Jaggery has a high glycemic index of 84.4, which makes it unfit for consumption by diabetics.
Consuming natural sweeteners instead of sugar or other artificial sweeteners may be healthier, but it does not mean that one can consume them as much as they like, and expect to stay healthy. Remember that moderation is the key, whether you have diabetes or not. Consumption of natural sweeteners in excess, even when you do not have diabetes, can lead to unintended weight gain, and increase the risk of obesity and other chronic diseases.
CH. Naveen Kumar
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