Today’s top news:

  1. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said salary income earned by non-resident Indians in Gulf countries would continue to be exempt from tax in India .
  2. There is no plan for lockdown in Delhi, says CM Arvind Kejriwal amid rising COVID-19 cases.
  3. Scooping a major endorsement, ‘Metroman’ E Sreedharan on Friday was backed by Malayalam megastar Mohanlal in the upcoming Kerala Assembly polls . Backing Sreedharan, Mohanlal commends Metroman’s success in constructing the Pamban bridge, Konkan Railways, several cities’ metros while listing the various laurels he has received, in a video shared by Sreedharan. Kerala is set to go to polls on April 6, with the results to be announced on May 2.
  4. Three militants, including two who were involved in an attack on a BJP leader’s house, were killed in an encounter with security forces on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
  5. Union Home Minister Amit Shah Friday sought an inquiry by the Election Commission after a huge political row erupted over a polling team in Assam being found carrying an EVM in the vehicle belonging to the wife of a Bharatiya Janata Party candidate.
  6. Bars and restaurants in Pune district of Maharashtra will remain shut for seven days starting April 3 in view of the spike in coronavirus cases
  7. Johnson & Johnson has started testing its COVID-19 vaccine on adolescents, beginning with those ages 16 and 17.
  8. Superstar Rajinikanth, the recipient of prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award, for the year 2019, has expressed his gratitude to fans, film fraternity colleagues and political leaders for their heartfelt wishes. The Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday announced that the award, which is Indian cinema’s highest honour for an artiste, will be presented to Rajinikanth on May 3.
  9. Fake Alert! Old notice regarding exam schedule being circulated in social media, CBSE clears it, exams will be conducted as per schedule starting from May 4 to June 10
  10. Indian Army has closed its Military farms on March 31 after 132 years of service. Military farms are the farms that were formed with an aim to supply hygienic cow milk to troops in garrisons across British India.


  1. The virtual meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Bay of Bengal Multi Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) grouping finalised a major Connectivity master plan for the Bay of Bengal region
  2. The seven member regional grouping namely India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Myanmar will take up the Master plan for transport connectivity for adoption in the next summit of the organisation to be hosted by Sri Lanka in a few months from now.
  3. We stand for restoration of democracy in Myanmar , Minister of External Affairs on influx of refugees in Indian states. Many states in India’s northeast have witnessed an influx of refugees from Myanmar following the coup in the country on the 1st of February.
  4. Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) has sought from its government about the number of devotees who can get together to celebrate the festival of Vaisakhi even as the number of Covid 19 cases are on increase in the neighbouring country.
  5. US President Joe Biden invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend the Climate Summit to be held virtually on 22-23 April. PM Modi has welcomed President Biden’s initiative and accepted the invitation.
  6. New Delhi urges Beijing to join hands, expedite LAC pullback: With the LAC disengagement still incomplete in eastern Ladakh, the government on Friday reiterated that prolongation of the situation was in neither side’s interest and expressed hope that the Chinese side would work with India to ensure that the process in the remaining areas was completed at the earliest.


  1. US Capitol on lockdown after gun shots, officers responding to ‘external security threat’ : A car rammed a barricade outside the U.S. Capitol on Friday afternoon, injuring two Capitol Police officers and leading to the driver being shot.
  2. President Joe Biden, who was with First Lady Jill Biden at Camp David for the Easter holiday, offered his “heartfelt condolences” to the family of William Evans, the veteran policeman killed in the attack.
  3. The Netherlands on Friday temporarily suspended use of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine for people under 60 following the death of a woman who had received a shot.
  4. The United States on Friday confirmed it would take part in a meeting in Vienna next week on the Iran nuclear deal and offered to sit down directly with Tehran (Iran)
  5. The first scheduled flight of Nasa’s Ingenuity helicopter on Mars will take place no earlier than April 11, the space agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) announced on Thursday. The Ingenuity helicopter, a technology experiment and companion of Nasa’s Perseverance rover, was previously slated to take off no sooner than April 8. It will be the first aircraft to attempt controlled flight on another planet, a feat with a high degree of difficulty.


  1. Rio tennis tournament cancelled due to pandemic : Organisers of the 2021 Rio Open in Brazil said the ATP tournament would not take place due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Facts about India

Jammu has historically been the capital of Jammu Province and the winter capital of the east, while Jammu and Kashmir princely state (1846–1952). Jambu Lochan was the brother of Raja Bahu Lochan who constructed a fort, Bahu Fort, on the bank of river Tawi. The city name figures in the ancient book Mahabharata. Excavation near Akhnoor, 32 kilometres (20 mi) from Jammu city, provides evidence that Jammu was once part of the Harappan civilization.

Thought of the day

Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve done before

Joke of the day

Do bachche aapas mein baaten kar rahe thy.

Ek bachcha : mere daada jee 50 laakh chhod kar mare the.

Dusra bachcha : isamen kaun see badi baat hai mere daada jee
saari duniya chhod kar mare the.😀🤪🤣


What Is Vitiligo? Why it happens

Vitiligo is a condition in which white patches develop on the skin. Any location on the body can be affected, and most people with vitiligo have white patches on many areas.

Vitiligo is caused by the lack of a pigment called melanin in the skin. Melanin is produced by skin cells called melanocytes, and it gives your skin its colour. In vitiligo, there are not enough working melanocytes to produce enough melanin in your skin. This causes white patches to develop on your skin or hair.

LEARN Sanskrit🙏🏻

Vridhi: वृद्धि, : ‘growth’,

How it works ⁉

How an Ear hearing aid works 🦻🏻

A hearing aid has three basic parts: a microphone, amplifier, and speaker. The hearing aid receives sound through a microphone, which converts the sound waves to electrical signals and sends them to an amplifier. The amplifier increases the power of the signals and then sends them to the ear through a speaker.

The sound waves are gathered by the outer ear and sent down the ear canal to the eardrum. The sound waves cause the eardrum to vibrate, which sets the three tiny bones in the middle ear into motion. The motion of the bones causes the fluid in the inner ear or cochlea to move. cochlea, causes changes in tiny structures called hair cells.

How we can lose our hearing
The path between your outer ear and your brain can be blocked or damaged in many different places and in a number of different ways, so people can become deaf or lose some or all of their hearing for lots of different reasons. One of the most common types of hearing loss happens when the hairs in the cochlea become damaged. If there are fewer hairs, sounds produce less stimulation in your brain—so things need to be louder for you to hear them. That’s where hearing aids come in. They can’t help everyone with impaired hearing, but they can often make a difference to hearing problems caused by a loss of cochlear hair cells or damage to other parts of the inner ear.


Jainism is somewhat similar to Buddhism, of which it was an important rival in India. It was founded by Vardhamana Jnatiputra or Nataputta Mahavira (599-527 BC), called Jina (Spiritual Conqueror), a contemporary of Buddha.

The texts containing the teachings of Mahavira are called the Agamas


Mirabai मीराबाई, (1498–1556) was a 16th-century Hindu mystic poet and devotee of Lord Krishna. Meera unwillingly married Bhoj Raj, the crown prince of Mewar, in 1516. Her husband was wounded in one of the ongoing wars with the Delhi Sultanate in 1518, and he died of battle wounds in 1521. Both her father and father in law died few days after the battle of Khanwa in exile as they had vowed not to return to Mewar until they had defeated Babur. After the death of her father-in-law, Vikram Singh became the ruler of Mewar.

Meera’s love for Krishna was not liked by her in-laws and her mother-in-law insisted her to worship Durga Maa as her in-laws worshiped Durga Devi, but Meera did not. During that time, she told the in-laws clearly that she had already done her life in the name of Shri Krishna.

According to a popular legend, her in-laws tried many times to execute her, such as sending Meera a glass of poison and telling her it was nectar or sending her a basket with a snake instead of flowers. According to the hagiographic legends, she was not harmed in either case, with the snake miraculously becoming a Krishna idol (or a garland of flowers depending on the version).


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

Tamarind (Imli) has long been touted as a natural laxative that stimulates your metabolism and further keeps your digestive system strong. Fibre helps smoothen the process of moving the stool easily through your intestinal tract. Tamarind also stimulates the activity of bile that helps dissolve the food quickly speeding up digestion.

Tamarind has traditionally been used as a laxative because it has high amounts of malic and tartaric acids. Tamarind also contains potassium bitartrate, which, along with other active ingredients, relieves constipation.

Constipation and diarrhea often cause abdominal pain. Tamarind bark and root extracts have been proven to be effective in curing stomach ache. In Nigeria, soaked tamarind is eaten to deal with constipation

CH. Naveen Kumar