Today’s top news:

  1. The State of Assam presented their Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) Annual Action Plan via video conference with details of the plan for the financial year 2021-22 as well as a saturation plan for the whole State to provide tap water connection to every rural household.
  2. Bharat Biotech slashes Covaxin price for state govts amid COVID-19 surge , In a major boost to India’s fight against the deadly wave of COVID-19 pandemic, Bharat Biotech revised its vaccine price to Rs 400 per dose for state govts
  3. Private vaccination centres have to return their unused stock of Covid shots to the government by today and cannot use them for the new round of inoculations opened to all above 18 from May 1 (Saturday). Only central government centres are likely to be able to continue vaccinating people for now.
  4. The Union Finance Minister Smt Nirmala Sitaraman inaugurated the first 3D printed house at IIT Madras. The House was constructed using indigenous 3D printing technology. 3D printing is a process of making three dimensional objects through digital instructions. It is also called Additive manufacturing. It is the opposite of Subtractive Manufacturing. Subtractive Manufacturing is cutting away from a large material.
  5. Zee News on Thursday (April 29) presented the Maha Exit Poll to predict who will win the elections to five assemblies – West Bengal (294 seats), Assam (126 seats), Tamil Nadu (234 seats), Kerala (140 seats) and Puducherry (30 seats).
  6. BJP looks set to retain power in Assam and win Puducherry as well. The battle of Bengal looks quite close, but as per the Maha Exit Poll, BJP certainly has an edge here as well. In Tamil Nadu, DMK-Congress alliance is slated to get a comfortable victory with a massive margin. In Kerala, the ruling LDF alliance is expected to retain power as the pollsters predict a tough one for UDF.
  7. The eighth phase of assembly poll in West Bengal on Thursday brought to an end the protracted voting schedule in the state. 76.07% recorded in 8th and final phase of Bengal polls.
  8. Himachal may impose lockdown, if situation remains grim; limits weddings to 20. Community feast banned till May 10
  9. Former prime minister Manmohan Singh was on Thursday discharged from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, where he was admitted after testing positive for COVID-19.
  10. Two members of the outlawed Bangladesh-based terror outfit – Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) – were arrested at Larkura area under Gauripur police station in Assam’s Dhubri district. The members were identified as Mozibar Rahman alias Gunnar Ali and Faizar Ali.
  11. The Army is making its medical staff available to state governments and is setting up temporary hospitals in various parts of the country to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Army Chief General M M Naravane told Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday.
  12. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited’s Advanced Light Helicopter Dhruv Mk III MR has successfully demonstrated its deck-operations capabilities that include landing on deck, folding of blades and storing the helicopter inside the onboard hangar.


  1. The Government of India has set up a High level Inter-Ministerial Group to establish procedures for immediate clearance of relief materials from foreign countries. several foreign countries such as UK, USA, France Germany, Ireland, Kuwait have been sending essentials such as ventilators, oxygen concentrators, respiratory materials
  2. Taiwan Stands With India In Fight Against Covid Pandemic , To Send Oxygen Concentrators And Other Aid. Taiwan foreign minister Joseph Wu announced that his country has bought 150 oxygen concentrators and aims to send them to India this weekend to help it deal with a massive increase in Covid-19 infections.
  3. Russian planes land with critical COVID aid for India : In an effort to help India deal with the second wave of COVID-19, in the early hours of April 29, two special flights of the Russian EMERCOM have successfully delivered humanitarian aid from Russia.
  4. The Nepal Army will soon invite India’s Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat on an official visit to the country, US committed to use every resource at its disposal to help India: Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin: The United States is committed to use every resource at its disposal to support India’s frontline healthcare workers in their battle against COVID-19, US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin
  5. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi promises to do utmost in supporting India’s fight against COVID-19
  6. Vistara, the joint venture between Tata Group and Singapore Airlines, has sought a foreign air carrier permit to operate flights to the United States . The full-service carrier Vistara has applied with the US Department of Transportation to operate flights to the US as soon as possible.
  7. NATO has launched joint military exercises in Albania with thousands of military forces from the United States and other countries in the first such large-scale drills since World War II in the Western Balkans.
  8. Indians from the millions-strong expat community in the UAE, stranded in their homeland during a catastrophic coronavirus surge, are swamping private jet operators with requests to whisk them back to safety.


  1. China launched the core module of its Space Station . This is an important milestone in the country’s ambitious plan of establishing a permanent human presence in space. The module that was launched is called Tianhe. The Space Station China is building is called Tiangong.
  2. UK to allow Driverless cars on roads : The United Kingdom has become the first country to announce regulation for the use of self-driving vehicles at low speeds.
  3. The Ministry of Transport is to begin with Automated Lane Keeping Systems (ALKS). About the Regulations
    The speed limit of the ALKS is to be set at 37 miles per hour. The ALKS shall drive itself in a single lane.


  1. Match 25
    29th April 2021


Delhi Capitals won by 7 wickets

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

  1. Match 24

Mumbai Indians won by 7 wickets

Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi

  1. Friday, 30th April 2021

19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)
Match 26 Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

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Facts about India

In terms of length, Ganga is the longest river (within India). But when considering discharge (water flow), Brahmaputra is the LARGEST.

Thought of the day

You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.

Joke of the day

Bank Manager – ye kaya azeeb signature hai?
Pappu – ye signature meri Dadi ka hai
Bank Manager – Unka kaya naam hai?
Pappu -Jlabi baai…“@/e”

LEARN Sanskrit🙏🏻

I : अहं (aham)
We : वयम् (vayam)


⁉ Scientific Reason: Why do most of the Indians draw Rangoli in front of their houses⁉

There is a separate field of science called Cymatics which deals with the relationship between vibrations and the geometric patterns corresponding to it.

The Cymatic patterns look nothing like the rangoli patterns.

Rangoli is not just an art but actually a science of vibration pattern which was discovered by Indians thousands of years ago and been made a part of the culture for spiritual, aesthetic & scientific purposes. The reason a rangoli is drawn at the entrance of a house is because of its calming effect on a visitor who is just about to enter into the house. It manifests into vibrations (brainwaves) in the visitor’s mind, putting him at ease, making him comfortable and happy.

Other reason is in ancient times , our ancestor used make rangoli with rice flours in front of house so that ants and other insects eat and will use stay outside the house and do not enter house(reports say ants die after eating rice) so other creatures like snakes, lizards, frogs etc never get into the house…🙏🏻

How it works ⁉

💁🏻‍♂️ GK TODAY

The Charminar (lit “four minarets”) constructed in 1591, is a monument and mosque located in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. The fifth ruler of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, built the Charminar in 1591 after shifting his capital from Golkonda to the newly formed city of Hyderabad.


The Venkateswara swami temple is also called Kaliyuga Vaikuntam. Venkateswara is an avatar of Lord Vishnu who is one of the most popular deity among devotees of Vishnu in South India. He is also known as Venkatachalapathi or Venkataramana or Tirumal devar or Varadaraja or Srinivasa or Balaji or Bithala


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

Bay Leaf (Tej Patta) Benefits

leaves contain Vitamins A and C, folic acid, and an array of minerals.


CH. Naveen Kumar