Today’s top news:

  1. Ruling parties likely to retain power in Assam, Kerala & West Bengal; Opposition Parties to form govts in Tamil Nadu & Puducherry
  2. PM Modi congratulates Mamata Banerjee for her party’s win in West Bengal assembly elections.

West Bengal Election Result 2021
214 TMC+
77 BJP+
CM Mamata retains Bengal but loses in Nandigram

  1. The Trinamool Congress has demanded recounting in Nandigram constituency from which Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had stood, alleging a number of illegalities in the vote counting process.
  2. The Prime Minister also thanked the people of Tamil Nadu who supported NDA . He also congratulated DMK chief M K Stalin for the victory in the Tamil Nadu assembly elections saying they will work together for enhancing national progress. He assured the people of the state that they will keep working towards the state’s welfare and to further popularise the glorious Tamil culture. Tamil Nadu -234
    DMK+ 159
    ADMK+ 73
    AMMK+ 0
    OTH 0
  3. PM Modi also congratulated Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and the LDF for winning the assembly elections. He said they will continue working together on a wide range of subjects and to ensure India mitigates the COVID-19 global pandemic. Kerala 140/140
    LDF 94
    UDF 40
    BJP+ 0
    OTH 6
  4. Puducherry : 30/30
    NRC+BJP 16
    CONG+ 8
    MNM+. 0
    Other. 6
  5. Assam -126
    BJP+ 75
    CONG+ 50
    IND 1
    OTH 0
  6. Jharkhand Mukti Morcha’s candidate Hafeezul Hasan, son of late Minister Haji Hussain Ansari won the Madhupur by-election in Deoghar district defeating his nearest rival from Bhartiya Janta Party’s Ganga Narayan Singh by 5247.
  7. Assam: APCC President Ripun Bora resigns from the post of state party president post
  8. Railway Ministry has deployed nearly 4 thousand isolation coaches with almost 64 thousand beds in order to strengthen the capabilities of the nation in fight against Covid.
  9. Madhya Pradesh Congress MLA Brijendra Singh Rathore died while undergoing treatment for COVID-19 at a private hospital on Sunday.
  10. Government on Saturday said that 30 industries have been identified in the country where existing Nitrogen manufacturing plants will be converted into oxygen manufacturing Plants.
  11. Railways has delivered 1,094 tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen so far to various states across the country.
  12. Himachal to seize undeclared Oxygen cylinders : The district administration has told all private hospitals, traders and individuals to declare the number of oxygen cylinders in their possession within the next 24 hours, failing which action would be taken against them.
  13. North Block appointed T Rabi Sankar, executive director of the Reserve Bank of India as the fourth deputy governor of the central bank.
  14. The Haryana Government on Sunday declared a seven-day lockdown from May 3 to contain the rapid spread of COVID-19 in the state.
  15. Not more than 2 to be allowed in cars, negative COVID test report must for entering Punjab :The Punjab government on Sunday ordered that non-essential shops will continue to remain closed in the state till May 15 as it came out with additional restrictions.
  16. In AndhraPradesh Government announces to postpone the Intermediate examinations, taking High Court recommendations into consideration
  17. Delhi University has decided to postpone the final year examinations in view of the prevailing COVID-19 crisis .
  18. Actor bikramjeet kanwarpal dies at 52 from covid-19; Bikramjeet Kanwarpal was an Indian film and television actor. A retired army officer, Kanwarpal had played supporting roles in many films and television serials. Kanwarpal shared screen space with actor Anil Kapoor in 24. He died from COVID-19 on 1 May 2021, at the age of 52.
  19. Indian coast guard rescues missing tamil nadu fishing boat ‘mercedes’ 370 kms from lakshadweep islands.
  20. ITBP officials visited Sardar Patel COVID Care Centre in Delhiís Chhatarpur to meet patients and examine ground arrangements. 400 patients are presently admitted at the centre.


  1. Covid-19: India gets first batch of 1.5 lakh doses of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine : The vaccines will be delivered to Hyderabad-based Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, which has joined hands with Russian Direct Investment Fund to produce the vaccine in India. The Drugs Controller General of India on April 13 had granted permission to Sputnik V vaccine for restricted use in emergency situations.
  2. External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar will be visiting London from 3rd May to 6th May to participate in the G7 Foreign Ministers Meeting. He will thereafter undertake a bilateral visit to the UK.
  3. PM Narendra Modi will hold a Virtual Summit with the PM of the UK, Boris Johnson on Tuesday : A comprehensive Roadmap 2030 will be launched during the Summit, which will pave the way for further expanding and deepening India-UK cooperation over the next decade.
  4. France detects first case of Indian COVID-19 variant, three French nationals found infected
    A first case, involving a woman who travelled to India and is living in southwestern France, was confirmed


  1. US: pentagon cancels parts of former us president donald trump’s border wall with mexico that were being built using military funds.
  2. Eight killed as security forces open fire on protesters in Myanmar
    Protests against military rule were some of the biggest in days after a spell of dwindling crowds.


  1. IPL : Match 02 May

RR 220/3 (20)
SRH 165/8 (20)

RR Win by 55 runs
PBKS 166/6 (20)
DC 167/3 (17.4)

Delhi Capitals beat Punjab Kings by 7 wickets

  1. Monday, 3rd May 2021


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

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Facts about India

Goa is a state in western India with coastlines stretching along the Arabian Sea. Its long history as a Portuguese colony prior to 1961 is evident in its preserved 17th-century churches and the area’s tropical spice plantations. Goa is also known for its beaches, ranging from popular stretches at Baga and Palolem to those in laid-back fishing villages such as Agonda.

Thought of the day

A friend is someone who understand your past, believes in your future, and accepts you today just the way you are.

Joke of the day

Pappu ne shampoo kharida.
Pappu: iske sath jo gift hai do
Shopkeeper : iske sath koi gift nahi hai
Pappu : jhoothe! ispe likha hai “Dandruff Free”😟🤔

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Scientific reason behind Abhishekam in Santana Dharma

Generally idols in the temple are being washed (ABHISHEKAM) in a routine. The answer lies within our self. We take bath to get ourselves fresh and the same is applied here. The idols are used to store the cosmic energy and dissipate them. We know that energy transfer occurs only when there is a potential difference exist. Here in this case the idols are the high potential dissipaters and we(humans) are the low potential absorbers.

Hence if the number of absorbers increase, the amount of energy lost by the idols will also increase. In order to replenish the capability of storing the cosmic energy within itself, the idols are subjected to the ritual called Abhishekam.

This is a ritual in which the idols are made to take sacred bath not only with water, but also with Vibhuti, honey, milk, turmeric etc. The composition of idols gets prone to the radiation again. Usually after the Abhishekam is done, the spent liquid is passed on to the devotees for them to drink or to apply on their heads. Since the liquid is made to flow over the statues, it is believed to have the energy collected by them. And making use of that liquid(locally called as TEERTHAM)

LEARN Sanskrit🙏🏻

अहम् पठामि – I read
यूयम् पठथ – you all read

🤔 How it works ⁉

Sodium bicarbonate is formed by mixing carbon, sodium, hydrogen and oxygen molecules. This mixture, also known as baking soda, is actually a type of salt.


Nala , a character in Indian mythology, is the king of Nishadha Kingdom and the son of Veerasena. Nala is known for his skill with horses and for his culinary expertise. He marries princess Damayanti, of the Vidarbha Kingdom, and their story is told in the Mahabharata. His main weakness is gambling. He is possessed by the demon Kali. He was also a great cook and wrote the first-ever book on cookery, Pakadarpanam (Sanskrit: पाकदर्पण


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

The ingredients used to make golden milk or Haldi Milk have antibacterial and antiviral properties which may protect your body from infections. Their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties may strengthen your immune system as well.

CH. Naveen Kumar