Today’s top news:

  1. PM Modi reviews usage of gaseous oxygen to ramp up supply and availability of medical oxygen in the country
  2. Govt issues guidelines for ‘Production Linked Incentive Scheme for the Food Processing Industry’
  3. Indian Railways is continuing its journey of bringing relief by delivering Liquid Medical Oxygen(LMO) to various states across the country.
  4. Meghalaya govt announces to impose #NightCurfew in Shillong agglomeration to contain the spread of the #coronavirus
  5. BJP president P Nadda will be on a two-day visit to West Bengal starting from Tuesday to hold a protest against the alleged atrocities on party workers in the state by the ruling Trinamool Congress government.
  6. Four people were allegedly killed in clashes between the Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party in West Bengal’s Purba Bardhaman district after the election results were announced.
  7. Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee will be sworn in as the chief minister of West Bengal for the third time on May 5 at Raj Bhavan.
  8. The construction of the prime minister’s residence under the ambitious Central Vista project will be completed by December 2022, the Central Public Works Department has informed a government-appointed expert panel, which has given its nod to the project.
  9. The Delhi government on Monday launched a mega COVID-19 inoculation exercise for people in the 18-44 age group, who comprise more than half of the city’s population, with all the 301 vaccination centres witnessing “100 per cent turnout”.
  10. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday warned he will be forced to consider a total lockdown if people do not follow restrictions and the COVID-19 situation does not improve.
  11. Govt postpones NEET PG till Aug 31, final year MBBS students can monitor mild COVID cases . Personnel who complete 100 days of COVID duty to be considered for preferential govt recruitment. It also permitted final year MBBS students to conduct teleconsultation and monitoring of mild Covid cases under the supervision of senior doctors.
  12. Due to second wave of Covid – 19, Ministry of Education urged for the postponement of all offline examinations scheduled in the month of May, 2021.
  13. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh mulls Army deployment in Delhi to tackle Covid crisis He is contemplating deployment of Army in Delhi to tackle the ongoing Covid crisis. Centre on Monday confirmed to HC that the Chief of Defence Staff, Bipin Rawat, has confirmed that the matter is being looked into by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
  14. The Northern Command of the Indian Army is setting up a robust support system to take care of its former personnel and their families in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh in the wake of the worsening COVID-19 situation in the country.
  15. Operation CO-JEET launched by armed forces to fight COVID-19 in India: Lt Gen Kanitkar
    Treating the current coronavirus wave like a war, the armed forces have launched operation “CO-JEET” to aid anti-COVID-19 efforts, like strengthening medical infrastructure and oxygen supply chains, as well as take measures to ensure mental wellbeing of people.
  16. The Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) Dhruv MkIII MR 2.5t helicopter has undergone a series of trials aboard an Indian Coast Guard ship at sea. The work involved flight operations to the ship in addition to deck handing activities, says HAL .


  1. The Indian Air Force (IAF) airlifted four empty oxygen containers from Frankfurt in Germany to the Hindon air base in Delhi. Moreover, it used its C-17 aircraft to airlift 450 oxygen cylinders from Brize Norton in the UK to the Chennai airbase in Tamil Nadu,
  2. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will embark on a four-day visit to London beginning to participate in a meeting of foreign ministers of G7 countries . India has been invited to the meeting as a guest country.
  3. Pakistan on Monday again breached the ceasefire agreement with unprovoked fire at the Border Security Force (BSF) along the 200 km long international border in Ramgarh sector of Jammu’s Samba district
  4. A comprehensive ‘Roadmap 2030’ which will help in deepening the cooperation between India and UK over the next decade will be launched at the virtual summit on Tuesday (May 4, 2021).
  5. The US government under the leadership of President Joe Biden on approved the sale of six P-8I patrol aircraft to India for an estimated cost of USD 2.42 billion.
  6. China’s Foreign Ministry evaded questions on the Controversial, Insensitive Post by Official Weibo Account on India’s COVID situation. A social media post by a Weibo account linked to the Communist Party of China (CPC) had ridiculed the Covid-19 situation in India. The post has now been deleted after lot of controversy and a slew of criticism.
  7. Britain will send another 1,000 ventilators to India, the British government said, stepping up its support as India’s healthcare system struggles to cope with a huge surge in cases of COVID-19. The British government had previously agreed to send 600 medical devices, including ventilators and oxygen concentrators. Other nations, including the United States, Germany and Pakistan, are also providing support.


  1. Amid COVID-19 surge, Nepal bans all domestic, international flights
    Nepal on Sunday banned all domestic flights from Monday midnight and all international flights from Wednesday midnight until May 14 amid a surge in COVID-19 cases.
  2. The Biden administration has disclosed a set of rules secretly issued by President Donald Trump in 2017* for counterterrorism “direct action” operations — like drone strikes and commando raids outside conventional war zones — which the White House has suspended as it weighs whether and how to tighten the guidelines.
  3. End of an era: Indonesian submarine tragedy: The Indonesian Navy recently lost a submarine that sank off the coast of Bali which was found split into three pieces on the seabed, killing all the 53 sailors on board. The submarine KRI Nanggala 402 disappeared after it requested permission to dive during a live torpedo firing drill.
  4. Foreign ministers of the G7 rich countries gather in London on Monday for their first in-person meeting since the COVID-19 pandemic began, with British host Dominic Raab opening with talks with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
  5. At least 25 people are reported dead in a collision that took place early on Monday morning between a speedboat and a sand laden bulkhead on river Padma in Madahripur’s Shibchar upazila in Bangladesh


  1. IPL reschedules KKR-RCB match slated for May 3, 2021 after 2 KKR players test positive : Varun Chakaravarthy and Sandeep Warrier were found to be positive in the third round of testing in the last four days. All other team members have tested negative for COVID -19. Both the players have isolated themselves from the rest of the squad. The Medical Team is in continuous touch with the duo and are monitoring their health.
  2. Kolkata Knight Riders clash against Royal Challengers Bangalore, scheduled for Monday, May 3, has been postponed after two players on the KKR side have tested positive for COVID-19, as revealed by a source from BCCI.

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Facts about India

Sabarimala is a Hindu pilgrimage centre located at the Periyar Tiger Reserve in the Western Ghat mountain ranges of Pathanamthitta District, Perunad grama panchayat in Kerala. It is one of the largest annual pilgrimages in the world with an estimated 45–50 million devotees visiting every year. Ayyappan’s temple is situated amidst 18 hills. The temple is situated on a hilltop at an altitude of 1260 m (4,133 ft) above mean sea level, and is surrounded by mountains and dense forests. 

Thought of the day

Sharing pain will reduce it.
Sharing happiness will increase it.
So Pain or Gain, share it,
Especially with 1 who cares 4 u.

Joke of the day

Pappu : Mera ghar itna bada hai ki usme local train chalti🚆 hai.

Frnd : Yeh to kuchh bhi nahi hai, mera ghar itna bada hai ki agar ek se dusre kone chale jaao to roaming lagti hai.

💁🏻‍♂️ GK TODAY

4 May World Asthma Day

Volkan Bozkır
President of the United Nations General Assembly


⁉Science behind taking a holy bath during Pushkaras, Kumbhamela – Festival of Sacred Rivers?🤔

Pushkara means the one who nourishes or purifies. In traditional astrology, there is a word called Pushkara Navamsa, the place where planets get nourished. According to ancients, Pushkaram means span of 12 years.

Depending on Jupiter movement, sacred rivers get energies and nourishes the place.

The enhanced Electro magnetic field of earth due to sun spot cycle or solar magnetic activity cycle at the time pushkar magnetizes water in the river and enhances healing properties in water. It is observed that entire body system raised to condition where it is equal to the effect of meditation.
Water will acquire magnetic power from earth and stored until early hours of sun rise. When ever a person perform bathing ritual at that time will be relieved from several health disorders.

*LEARN Sanskrit🙏🏻

  1. One एकम् (ekam)
  2. Two द्वे (dve)
    3.Three त्रीणि (treeni)
  3. Four चत्वारि (chatvaari)
  4. Five पञ्च (pancha) 🤔 How it works ⁉ Just like humans, fish🐟 can also communicate with one another . The most common ways they achieve this are through sound, color, bioluminescence, motion, electrical impulses and smell. These forms of communication are usually used to help navigate, call for spawning, alert predators to keep away, and while fighting.

Some fish that live in deep waters generate light from their organs through a chemical reaction. As it is difficult to see in the deep parts of the world’s oceans, bioluminescence helps in fish recognition and communication with other creatures who are similarly hard to see!

Many fish use organs known as photophores to emit light that appears as luminous spots on their bodies. For instance, photophores are present along the belly of lantern fish. Some fish have photophores on the sides of their body, which can be used to help identify different individuals and for interspecific communication


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

Tips to overcome back pain

Sleep with a pillow under your knees

Increase your calcium and vitamin D intake(Milk , Curd, cheese, green veg)

Wear comfortable, low-heeled shoes to prevent back pain. They reduce the strain on your back while standing. Shoes with less than a 1-inch heel are the best bet for your back.

When sitting in an office chair, use the same good posture techniques you use when standing. It’s critical to keep good posture and support your back when sitting down, especially if you do it for several hours per day. Choose a quality chair that provides firm support for your lower back, and make sure your knees are a little higher than your hips when you sit.

CH. Naveen Kumar