Today’s top news:

  1. The Western Railway zone of the Indian Railways has introduced the “Mobile Train Radio Communication (MTRC) system”. This system will play a significant role of preventing the train accidents by effective communication.
  2. Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan on Thursday clarified that the Bharatiya Janata Party has not yet decided to nominate former Delhi Metro chief E Sreedharan, popularly known as ‘Metro Man’, as the chief ministerial candidate of the party for the upcoming Kerala assembly polls.
  3. Phase 3 Clinical Trial of COVAXIN, developed by ICMR & Bharat Biotech, shows 81% efficacy
  4. Sikkim has been trying to bring the number of coronavirus cases down to a single-digit and to maintain such a streak, the government has imposed new restrictions for travellers from West Bengal, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Telangana and Karnataka.
  5. Shiv Sena has decided not to contest the West Bengal polls and stand in solidarity with WB. CM Mamata Banerjee, Senior Shiv Sena leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut said.
  6. WB Chief minister Mamata Banerjee is all set to announce the entire list of candidates for the 294 assembly seats from her Kalighat home on Friday before hitting the campaign trail with a roadshow in Siliguri on March 7, the day PM Narendra Modi is scheduled to attend a BJP rally at Brigade.
  7. The government of Jammu & Kashmir has withdrawn the nomination of former HDFC bank senior vice president, Zubair Iqbal as MD of Jammu and Kashmir Bank .
  8. The Congress has found itself in choppy waters in poll-bound Kerala after four prominent party leaders tendered their resignation in Wayanad district, the Lok Sabha constituency of Rahul Gandhi. Former Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee member KK Vishwanathan, KPCC secretary MS Vishwanathan, DCC general secretary PK Anil Kumar and Mahila Congress leader Sujaya Venugopal resigned from the party in a week.
  9. Labour activist Shiv Kumar, an associate of activist Nodeep Kaur, on Thursday got bail in connection with an alleged attempt to murder case which was registered on January 12.
  10. Centre issues new COVID-19 guidelines for malls, religious places, restaurants
  11. PM Modi addressed a webinar on effective implementation of Budget provisions regarding the Education sector. He said the second biggest focus after health in this year’s budget is on education, skill, research and innovation. He called for a better synergy between Colleges and Universities of the country.
  12. The Income Tax Department conducted raids on the properties of filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and actress Taapsee Pannu and director-producer Vikas Bahl on Wednesday (March 3) in relation to a tax evasion probe against now shut production house Phantom Films . As per initial reports, a discrepancy of around Rs 300 crore has been uncovered during the probe.
  13. UPSC Prelims 2021: Registration open for 712 positions, IAS, IPS aspirants can apply before March 24
  14. Three security personnel were killed and two injured in a Naxal-triggered IED blast in the forests of Jharkhand’s West Singhbhum district on Thursday : Three men of the special unit of the state police, Jharkhand Jaguars, were killed in the improvised explosive device blast that took place around 8.45 am at Hoyahatu village under Toklo police station area of the district.
  15. Coronavirus Cases:
    Deaths: 157,562
    Recovered: 10,836,798


  1. World leaders thank PM Narendra Modi as India sends COVID-19 vaccines to 47 countries : India has supplied over 4.64 crore made-in-India COVID-19 vaccine doses to 47 countries as of Thursday (March 4). The outreach has won New Delhi a lot of goodwill from the global community.
  2. Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on Thursday (March 4) congratulated 12 Indian Institutions on securing a position in the top 100 in the QS Subject Rankings for the year 2021. It including IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Madras, IIT Kharagpur, IISC Bangalore, IIT Guwahati, IIM Bangalore, IIM Ahmedabad, JNU, Anna University, University of Delhi and O.P. Jindal University.
  3. External Affairs Minister Jaishankar arrived on a day-long visit to prepare the ground for Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Bangladesh later this month to participate in the celebrations of 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s Independence and 50 years of Bangladesh-India diplomatic relations .
  4. The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has declared the year 2023 as “International Year of Millets”. The resolution to declare the year was sponsored by India. The resolution was adopted by consensus and the support of over 70 nations out of 193.
  5. Later this year the Philippines could be the first Southeast Asian country to get the Indo-Russian BrahMos supersonic missile. both India and Philippines inked a critical defence pact which has now paved the way for exports of the military platforms and weapons to the ASEAN nation.


  1. The UK will open the ‘Graduate Route’ for applications from July 1. The Graduate Route is for international students who, after completing a degree at undergraduate level or above in the UK, will be able to work or look for work after their studies for a maximum of two years (three years for PhD students).
  2. A military helicopter crashed in eastern Turkey on Thursday, killing nine soldiers on board and injuring four others : The helicopter crashed in the town of Tatvan, in the predominantly Kurdish-populated Bitlis province.
  3. Quake measuring 7.2 rocks New Zealand, no damage reported, tsunami threat eases
  4. The United Nations said on Thursday it is “now abundantly clear to all” that Eritrean troops are operating throughout Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region and “well-corroborated” reports suggest they are responsible for atrocities. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also called on Eritrean troops to leave Tigray, spokesman Stephane Dujarric said on Thursday.
  5. The World Health Organization (WHO) has published the first world report on hearing on World Hearing Day which was observed on March 3, 2021. In the new report, the WHO has highlighted that, one in every four individuals across the world will be experiencing mild-to-profound hearing loss by 2050, which roughly accounts for 2.5 billion people across the world.
  6. Coronavirus Cases :
    Deaths :2,574,221
    Recovered: 91,584,213


    4th Test, Anthony De Mello Trophy, 2021, March 4, 2021

IND 41/3 (26.4)
India trail by 164 runs
ENG 205/10 (75.5)

  1. PV Sindhu continued her impressive run at the ongoing Swiss Open Super 300 badminton tournament in Basel as he advanced to the quarterfinals of the women’s singles event on Thursday. The Indian shuttler secured a comfortable 21-13 21-14 win over her opponent Iris Wang. She will face Thailand’s Busanan Ongbamrungphan in the next round.
  2. Sania Mirza made a rousing return to the court as she reached the semifinals of the Qatar Open on Wednesday
  3. The Indian Boxer, Mary Kom, was appointed as the chairperson of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) champions and veterans committee on March 3, 2021.

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Facts about India

The Gupta Empire founded by Maharaja Sri Gupta, 240 to 550 CE. This period is called the Golden Age of India.

Chandra Gupta I, Samudra Gupta, and Chandra Gupta II were the most notable rulers of the Gupta dynasty.

Thought of the day

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

Joke of the day

Pappu : maine apki dukan se murgi dana kharida tha
DUKANDAR: to kya usme koi kharabi nikli

Pappu 3mahina ho gya muje khet me boye ab tak murgi nhi ugi….

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Why are pandas black and white?

Bcoz. dual colouration stems from its poor diet of bamboo and inability to digest a broader variety of plants. The study found that most of the panda — its face, neck, belly, rump — is white to help it hide in snowy habitats. The arms and legs are black, helping it to hide in shade.

LEARN Sanskrit🙏🏻

Siddhi is a Sanskrit noun which can be translated as ” perfection”, “accomplishment”, “attainment”, or “success”.

How it works ⁉️

How copper vessels are good for health

Copper is a micro-nutrient, it helps complete the nutrition and mineral requirement of the body. Eating or drinking out of copper vessels healthy as it is great for the immune system, digestion and also reduces the risk of cancer. “Water stored in a copper vessel is alkaline and drinking it cools the body down.


Subham Karoti Kalyanam, Arogyam Dhana Sampadah, Shatru Buddhi Vinashaya, Dipa Jyotir Namostute.
Deepajyothi Parabrahma, Deepajyothi Janardhana, Deepo me hara tu paapam, Deepaa Jyothir Namostute.

Shokla Meaning – I salute the One who is the lamplight that brings auspiciousness, Good Health, Prosperity, abundance of wealth and the destruction of the intellect’s enemy.


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

Health benefits of bananas
​​1. ​Bananas aCre one of the best fruit sources of vitamin B6​
Vitamin B6 from bananas is easily absorbed by your body and a medium-sized banana can provide about a quarter of your daily vitamin B6 needs.

Vitamin B6 helps your body:

produce red blood cells,
metabolise carbohydrates and fats, turning them into energy,
metabolise amino acids,
remove unwanted chemicals from your liver and kidneys, and
maintain a healthy nervous system.

CH. Naveen Kumar