Today’s top news:
- On May 1, 2021, India celebrated four hundredth Prakash Purab of Guru Tegh Bahadur. He was the ninth Sikh Guru. He was born in Amritsar, Punjab in 1621. He was the youngest son of Guru Hargobind Sahib.
He wrote 115 hymns that were included in Guru Granth Sahib. Guru Tegh Bahadur was executed on the orders of Aurangazeb.
- Third phase of COVID-19 vaccination begins : Everyone above the age of 18 years will be administered the COVID-19 vaccine in this phase. The registration process for this phase is on and over 2.66 crore people have registered on the Co-Win portal so far. The appointments for people aged 18 years and above has also opened at multiple locations.
- Counting of votes in Tamil Nadu – along with three other states of West Bengal, Kerala, Assam and the Union Territory of Puducherry – will start at 8 AM on 2nd May. Today
- Indian Railway has waived of charges for Covid testing and diet supplied during Covid related hospitalisation for non Railway patients .
- Ready To Lead Congress Again?” Rahul Gandhi Was Asked. His Response . There have been demands by the ”Group of 23” leaders for early organisational elections and a full-time Congress president.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said he favours internal elections within the party and it will be the workers who will decide who should lead the party and asserted that he will do whatever the party asks him to.
- The National Investigation Agency has charged 34 naxalites in connection with the killing of four police personnel in Latehar district of Jharkhand. The case pertains to the deadly attack on the police pat rolling party by the naxalites on November 22 2019 in which four police personnel were martyred.
- The Civil Aviation Ministry on Friday permitted the Telangana government to use drones for experimental delivery of vaccines within the visual line of sight .
- Senior Samajwadi leader Mohammad Azam Khan, 72-year-old Rampur MP tested positive for COVID-19 along with 13 other prisoners in Sitapur jail.
- Delhi lockdown extended by 1 week: tweets CM Arvind Kejriwal.
- Jailed former RJD MP Mohammad Shahabuddin died of COVID-19 at DDU Hospital on Saturday,
- BJP MP Gautam Gambhir will now provide 200 oxygen concentrators to those having mild or moderate symptoms of the infection in the national capital.
- Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday launched a medical advisory helpline to help those battling Covid-19. call +919983836838 for medical advice.”
- The Assam government on Friday extended the night curfew till May 7, following a surge in Covid-19 cases in the state. The restrictions on movement of individuals from 8 pm to 5 am were to end on Saturday
- India Saturday received a shipment of Russias Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V as the first batch of 1,50,000 doses landed in Hyderabad from Moscow.
- The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Saturday announced a policy for tabulation of marks for class 10 board exams which have been cancelled in view of the COVID-19 pandemic situation in the country. According to the policy, while 20 marks for each subject will be for internal assessment as every year, 80 marks will be calculated on basis of the students’ performance in various tests or exams throughout the year. results to be announced by June 20.
- Days after making an appeal to the government to make education free of cost till graduation for kids who have lost their loved ones to Covid-19, Actor Sonu Sood has yet again requested the government and concerned organisations to come together and make cremation grounds free of cost, enabling people who cannot afford the charges a chance to cremate their loved ones in a proper and respectful manner.
- Legendary playback singer Lata Mangeshkar has contributed Rs seven lakh to Maharashtra Chief Minister’s relief fund to help combat the coronavirus pandemic in the state.
- Helping the nation in fight against COVID-19, the Indian Air Force (IAF) carried out 23 sorties from abroad, airlifting 40 oxygen containers, informed Union Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh.
- The Indian Navy has launched Operation Samudra Setu-II to help in providing assistance in the ongoing national mission for meeting the Oxygen requirements. Under this mission, the Indian Naval warships are going to be undertaking shipment of “liquid Oxygen filled cryogenic containers.
- ‘Co-Jeet’ over Covid : This is a war, we need to win, says Deputy Chief Integrated Defence Staff As the younger population of the nation becomes eligible for a vaccination against coronavirus today on Saturday, the armed forces have formulated a plan to aid the inoculation drive and anti-Covid efforts across the nation by providing health requirements of various states –transporting oxygen, ensuring nursing and medical assistance.
- Airlines add flights out of ravaged India to bring citizens home
International and domestic airlines are adding flights out of India to bring home residents and citizens as the nation’s coronavirus outbreak goes from bad to worse. Air India Ltd. plans to increase its weekly frequency of flights to the U.S. to 32 starting May 11.
- India extends internation flight suspension till May 31
Amidst rising COVID-19 cases in India, the country extended the suspension on international commercial flight operations till May 31, 2021. “In partial modification of circular dated 26-06-2020, the competent authority has further extended.
- US President Joe Biden is sending top American diplomat Daniel Smith as its interim envoy to India amidst the unfolding humanitarian crisis in the country to spearhead close cooperation with it and ensure the two nations continue to advance their shared priorities, including overcoming the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Need “Full And Sincere” Disengagement: India To China On Border Issues India has asked China to ensure “full and sincere” implementation of an agreement between the two nations for complete disengagement from all friction points in eastern Ladakh.
- As the second Covid wave ravages the country, the soldiers are sitting tight in Ladakh while monitoring Chinese activity through physical means besides drones and satellite imagery even as various infrastructure development activities are on to cater to enhanced troop levels and future exigencies.
- U.S. okays proposed sale of six P-8I patrol aircraft to India
The U.S. State Department approved the proposed sale of six P-8I patrol aircraft and related equipment, a deal estimated to cost $2.42 billion. In November 2019, the Defence Acquisition Council, chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, approved the procurement of the long-range maritime.
- The Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Russian President Vladimir Putin recently agreed to establish “2+2 Ministerial Dialogue ”. The “2+2 Ministerial” dialogue is held between the defence ministers and foreign ministers.
- The countries had earlier set a trade target of reaching 30 billion USD of trade by 2025. The dialogue will help them achieve the target. Previously, the countries agreed to establish the International North-South Transport Corridor, cooperation at the Eurasian Economic Union and Chennai-Vladivostok Maritime Corridor. The Astronauts shortlisted for the Human Space Flight Programme of India were trained by Russia. The Nuclear Power Plant that is being built in Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu is built with Russian Cooperation. India recently approved Russia’s Sputnik V. It is the third vaccine to be approved in the country after COVAXIN and COVISHIELD.
- India holds similar dialogues with US, Australia and Japan.
Russia is the first non-QUAD member with which India is to hold the dialogue. In 2021, President Vladimir Putin is to visit India to hold the India-Russia bilateral summit. The summit is alternatively held in India and Russia.
- Israelis will not be allowed to travel to Ukraine, Brazil, Ethiopia, South Africa, India, Mexico and Turkey.
- Colonel Inderjit Singh has been promoted to a Brigadier General, making him the senior most ranking serving Sikh in the Malaysian armed forces. On 16 April, he took over as the commandant of the Army Senior Officers Institute based in Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan. The one-star general is the only serving Sikh general in the Malaysian armed forces at this juncture. He is also the fifth Sikh to make it as general in the history of the Malaysian Armed Forces.
- The final phase of ending America’s “forever war” in Afghanistan after 20 years formally began Saturday, with the withdrawal of the last US and NATO troops by the end of summer.
- International community raises concern over China’s coast guard law, calling it verbal threat
International public opinion has raised concern over the oppressive Coast Guard Law of China, saying that Beijing uses the law to legalise its coast guard force’s use of violence to serve the country’s unilateral sovereignty claim in the East Sea (also known as the South China Sea).
- United States top diplomat Antony Blinken to visit Ukraine next week .
- Myanmar & China’s non-war military activities : Since February 1, the attention of the world is drawn particularly to two countries, firstly to Myanmar due to the coup d’état and then to its ally China because of its close involvement in that nation through non-war military activities for a long period of time.
- Joe Biden’s 100 Days: Key Foreign Policy Challenges and Initiatives
Considerable significance is attached to the anniversary marking the first hundred days of any US administration. At this juncture, the Biden administration has undertaken a host of initiatives in the domain of US foreign policy despite facing numerous challenges on the domestic front exacerbated by the COVID pandemic.
- The United Kingdom is to cut its fund to the United Nations Global Family Planning Programme. According to the UN Population Fund, the UK had pledged 154 million Euros. However, now UK is to provide only 23 million Euros.
- Russia recently produced the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines for animals. The name of the vaccine is Carnivac-Cov.
- The Government of Germany recently announced that it is to return the artefacts called the “Benin Bronzes” to Nigeria . The “Benin Bronzes” are currently held in the museum of Germany. They are a group of thousand metal sculptures. These sculptures once decorated the royal palace of Kingdom of Benin, the current Nigeria. Some of these sculptures were looted by the British during the Benin Expedition of 1897
- IPL Match 27 Saturday, 1st May 2021
MUMBAI INDIANS 219/6
CHENNAI SUPER KINGS 218/4
Mumbai Indians won by 4 wickets
Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
- IPL : Match 28
Sunday, 2nd May 2021
15:30 IST (10:00 GMT)
Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
- Match 29
19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)
Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
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Facts about India
Seven Sister States of India
Thought of the day
B4 u speak listen,
B4 u write think,
B4 u spend earn,
B4 u criticise wait,
B4 u pray forgive,
B4 u quit try,
Joke of the day
Today, u know what happened in our colony!😄
My friend got too bored by sitting at home…😰
So, he went out n told the outside vegetable cart puller…
“Can you please sit in my house n watch TV for some time…?? I will take your vegetable cart for a couple of rounds and sell them for you…”
Vegetable cart puller said : 🤫
“ Sir, I am a software engineer from the next cross…The original vegetable vendor is sitting in my house n watching TV” 🤪😂😂
The World largest airplane built by Stratolaunch. top speed of 320 kilometre per hour. The plane can carry more than 220 tonnes of payload. The wingspan of the aircraft is 117 metres. This is greater than an American football field. It has been named “Roc”. Roc is an enormous bird usually addressed in the mythological stories of the Middle East. It is quite popular from “Sinbad, the Sailor”.
Why …. ⁉️
⁉ Why are most famous (or wish fulfiling) temples situated on hills?
We generally feel that that a temple near our house is a normal temple while that on a particular hill is a special temple
Scientific Reason :
Cosmic energy level is high on this altitude.
Aura (If you understand this term) at such altitudes is very positive.
Atmosphere is also much clean. People makes efforts to reach it with a positive thoughts.
कपोतः – कबूतर
अश्वः – घोडा
How it works ⁉
Making of Paintbrush :The filament may be either of animal hair and is most often of long-haired hog bristle, often referred to simply as bristle. Other natural animal hairs used in American brushes include squirrel, goat, ox, badger, and horse-hair. The most expensive animal-hair brushes are hand-made of sable. Synthetic filament used in paintbrushes are produced by extrusion (in which liquid synthetic is pushed through a mold and thus formed) and may be acrylic, polyester, nylon or amalon which is a very inexpensive petroleum-based synthetic. Different synthetics perform better with different kinds of paint so a painter should know the filament material as he or she chooses brushes. Synthetic filament may be of three constructions: solid extrusion, “x-shaped,” or hollow. Solid extrusion synthetic filament lasts the longest and cleans up the easiest. X-shaped filament gives good performance and is a bit cheaper than solid filament. The hollow filament wears out quickly and is difficult to clean but is quite inexpensive. Consumer-grade paintbrushes may be of hog bristle or synthetic filament; however, water-based paints, such as latex, perform better when synthetic filament is used
🛕 VEDIK GNAN
Why do Hindus pour milk on Shivling during the month of Shravan?“
Few people argue that
the amount of milk ‘wasted’ on such a day can feed thousands of poor instead. Why this ‘excess’ then?
Now having said that, let’s examine the beliefs and logic behind such act and how right or wrong it is to call anyone a fool for following the custom.
According to the science of Ayurveda, every person has 3 components in them:
1) Vata (Air)
2) Kafa (Cough) and
3) Pitta (Acids)
All three elements are necessary for smooth functioning of our body. However, when the proportion of these components goes out of natural balance, the body begins to suffer under various ailments.
During the month of Shravan, the Vata component of a person gets higher in proportion. During that period, a person must avoid food that increases the Vata component. For example, green leafy vegetable contain higher amounts of Vata in them. [Jains also have Paryushan during this time and avoid green vegetables]
Thus a person is asked to avoid them during the rainy season (especially Shravan month) to avoid the ailments caused due to excess of Vata.
During the rainy season, the cattle also eat lots of green grass, and hence their milk is high in Vata and, in modern times, is succeptible to viral infections. Hence, milk is considered harmful during the Shravan month. Thus Ayurved advices us against consuming milk during Shravan..In Sanatan Dharm, Bhagwan Shiv is known to consume the poison which came out during Samudra Manthan (Churning of the Oceans). Thus, it’s customary to offer whatever is poisonous to Bhagwan Shiv. So the Hindus offer milk over shivling (Sanskrit for symbol of Shiv) during the month of Shravan as it is considered akin to a poison by the science of Ayurved.
Hinduism says “Feed to others only what you can eat for yourself (Which means, do not offer to others what you will never consume), always give the best to others and do welfare for all. Always take care of the poor and feed them the fresh and healthy food”-(From the Vedas).
Now if we feed the milk or green leafy vegetables, which is poison during the Shravan, then it’s a sin as it will cause them diseases.
🧬 HEALTH CARE: HOME REMEDIES🩺
(Note : These home tips followed in villages/ancient traditions, it is up to you to use it or not🙏🏻)
Corn has several health benefits. Because of the high fiber content, it can aid with digestion. It also contains valuable B vitamins, which are important to your overall health. Corn also provides our bodies with essential minerals such as zinc, magnesium, copper, iron and manganese.
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