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1. West Bengal: No physical classes till May : The schools, colleges and universities shall maintain the status quo and continue holding classes in virtual mode until the new government is sworn in.

2. The Cabinet has cleared a Bill to set up a government-owned development finance institution (DFI) with initial paid-up capital of Rs 20,000 crore so that it can leverage around Rs 3 trillion from the markets in a few years to provide long-term funds to infrastructure projects as well as for development needs of the country.

3. WB CM Mamata Banerjee released Trinamool Congress’ (TMC) manifesto with an aim to ‘sustain Bengal as one of the leading states in India’. It includes .:-

A. Monthly Rs 500 to families of General Category and Rs 1,000 to families of SC/ST.

B. Students will be able to take loans up to Rs 10 lakh using Student Credit Card at 4% interest rate only.

C. Provide Rs 10,000 per acre per annum to all small and marginal farmers.

D. Create 5 lakh new jobs every year to youth.

4. The government has brought in changes to the investment pattern for non-government provident funds, and superannuation and gratuity funds, enabling them to invest up to 5 per cent in the units of Category I and Category II alternative investment funds (AIFs).

5. BJP released a star-studded list of its candidates for the West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Kerala Assembly polls , with names like South Indian cine star Khushbu Sundar, who recently joined the BJP from the Congress, “Metro Man” E. Sreedharan, Union minister Babul Supriyo, actor-politician and sitting MP Locket Chatterjee, among others. Malayalam actor Suresh Gopi, who is also a Rajya Sabha MP, has been fielded from Kerala’s Thrissur.

6. The Reserve Bank of India has fined “State Bank of India (SBI)” with Rs 2 crore after it failed to follow the regulations in payment of remuneration to its employees through the commissions.

7. The CBI has booked Cadbury India Private Limited (now known as Mondelez Foods Private Limited) for alleged corruption and misrepresentation of facts to fraudulently avail area-based tax benefits in Baddi, Himachal Pradesh.

8. The Supreme Court fixed for hearing on April 13 the plea of Zakia Jafri, wife of late MP Ehsan Jafri, challenging the SIT’s clean chit to then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the 2002 riots case, saying it would not entertain any request of adjournment on the next date.

9. The Andhra Pradesh CID police served a notice on former Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu in the ‘Amaravati land scam,’ which the Telugu Desam Party called the “most frivolous FIR” filed by a ruling YSRC MLA.

10. Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh was transferred and he has been appointed as director-general Home Guards, which is considered a punishment posting in the Mumbai Police circle. The high-profile transfer has come amidst the probe into the Mukesh Ambani Antilia bomb scare case, in which Mumbai Police API Sachin Waze has been arrested.

11. The Shiv Sena said Belgaum should be declared as a Union Territory, alleging that atrocities on Marathi-speaking people by pro-Kannada outfits were continuing there.

12. Over 100 students test positive for Covid in Telangana :The worst hit was reported from the government-run Minorities Welfare Residential School at Nagole in Hyderabad,

13. BJP MP from Mandi in Himachal Pradesh Ram Swaroop Sharma was found hanging from the ceiling in his official residence in New Delhi.

India”s surveillance ship almost ready for induction : The construction of the ship under a secretive strategic project has been completed and its induction will make India join a select group of countries having a missile-tracking vessel.


1. The Swiss group “IQAir” which measures the air quality levels on the basis of concentration of lung-damaging airborne particles presented its “2020 World Air Quality Report”. The report indicated that; the capital city of India, New Delhi, is the world’s most polluted capital across the world for the third straight year in the year 2020.

2. The Indian Parliament, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla is discussing over a proposal to form a Parliamentary Friendship Group with the friendly nations in a bid to strengthen the bilateral relations.

3. The Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems (KRAS), which is a joint venture between the Kalyani Group of India & Rafael Advanced Defence Systems of Israel, have released the first batch of Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) kits. The missile was released for Indian Army & Air Force.

4. The Information technology companies of India, like Wipro and Tech Mahindra, will be collaborating with the companies of Finland to develop the 5G and 6G technologies to use them in India.

5. India should make a move for peace, says Pakistan PM Imran Khan He said that the entire region would benefit “if India makes a move, if the Kashmir issue is resolved”.

6. An Indian-American businesswoman, Lalitha Chittoor who imports goods and supports widowed women in India, has participated in a round table with Kamala Harris and asked the US Vice President to back a global plastic policy.
the owner of Eco All Trading LLC, a small micro business involved in wholesale trading of sustainable products such as stainless steel, bamboo, birch wood.

7. The Secretary level meeting between Water Resources ministries of India and Bangladesh under the framework of the Joint Rivers Commission was held in Delhi.


1. The largest floating solar farm of the world is being built in Singapore.

2. Georgia shooting suspect may have “sexual addiction”
Police arrested a white 21-year-old Georgia man who they say has taken responsibility for the shootings, while denying they were racially motivated, though many of the victims were women of Asian descent.

3. A fire broke out in the ICU of the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday. Three patients died in the process of being evacuated from the ICU.

4. The ten day long celebration of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman birth centenary and the golden jubilee of the liberation of Bangladesh started in Bangladesh on Wednesday . The programme started on the day of the birth anniversary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib on Wednesday and will conclude on 26 March marking the liberation day of Bangladesh


4th T20, England in India, 5 T20I Series, 2021, March 18, 2021

2. India Legends advanced to the final of the Road Safety World Series on Wednesday after beating West Indies Legends by 12 runs in the thrilling first semifinal at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium in Raipur.

3. India Legends rode on skipper Sachin Tendulkar’s 65 and Yuvraj Singh’s unbeaten 49 to accumulate 218/3 at the end of 20 overs. 47-year-old Tendulkar smashed six fours and 3 sixes during his whirlwind knock which also included a very good looking pull shot, while Yuvraj Singh smashed 6 sixes, out of which four came in a single over of Mahendra Nagamootoo. Also, Virender Sehwag and Yusuf Pathan contributed with bat having scored quickfire 35 and 37 respectively.

4. Three Indian shuttlers have tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the All England Championship while a few are awaiting confirmation on their inconclusive samples. Indian badminton couple Saina Nehwal & Parupalli Kashyap have also been left confused less than 24 hours before the start of the Super 1000 tournament after the latter’s tests for COVID-19 came ‘inconclusive’.

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🇮🇳Facts about India🇮🇳

“Lucknow” is the anglicised spelling of the local pronunciation “Lakhnau”. According to one legend, the city is named after Lakshmana, a hero of the Hindu epic Ramayana. … Lakshmana’s city). The settlement came to be known as Lakhanpur (or Lachhmanpur) by the 11th century, and later, Lucknow.

😀Thought of the day

Life is like a novel and everyday is a page is sad the next will become happy. So don’t worry turn the next page and enjoy your life.

Joke of the day

ऑपरेशन के बाद पप्पू बोला: ‘डाक्टर साहब,
क्या अब मैं रोग मुक्त हूं?
सामने से जवाब मिला: बेटा, डाक्टर साहब
तो धरती पर ही रह गए, मैं तो चित्र गुप्त हूं।


Why do cars/ vehicles outside of India have the steering wheel on the left side?

India, being a former British colony, inherited the left-hand side of the road and right-hand side of the car as the steering-wheel side. … Hence, a driver sitting on left side in the car will have a better appreciation of the traffic coming from opposite.

Left-om Britain in 1835. Countries which were part of the British Empire followed suit. This is why to this very day, India, Australasia and there former British colonies in Africa go left. … It wasn’t until Napoleon conquered the Netherlands that the Dutch started driving on the right.

LEARN Sanskrit🙏🏻
Banana कदलिका

🤔 How it works ⁉

How do snails reproduce? 🐌

Different snails reproduce differently, but most snails are “hermaphrodites.” Being a hermaphrodite means that any given snail can be both male and female at the same time. This can make it a lot easier for snails to reproduce and quickly make a whole lot of snails! Some hermaphrodite snails do not need another snail to reproduce, but can make more snails all by themselves (this is called asexual reproduction). Other snails are hermaphrodites but still need another snail to reproduce (this is called sexual reproduction). There are also some snails that aren’t hermaphrodites, but are either male or female, and must find a snail of the opposite sex to breed with.

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Begining of Bollywood

Father of Indian Cinema, Dadasaheb Phalke released the first ever full-length feature film ‘Raja Harishchandra’ in 1913. The silent film was a commercial success. Dadasaheb was not only the producer but was also the director, writer, cameraman, editor, make-up artist and art director. Raja Harischandra was the first-ever Indian film which was screened in London in 1914


Satyabhama , also known as, Satrajiti, is the third consort of the Lord Shri Krishna. Satyabhama is believed to be an avatar of Bhumī Devī.

Satyabhama was the daughter of Yadava King Satrajit, the royal treasurer of Dwaraka, who was the owner of the Syamantaka jewel. Satrajit, who secured the jewel from the sun-god Surya and would not part with it even when Krishna, the king of Dwarka, asked for it saying it would be safe with him. Shortly thereafter, Prasena, the brother of Satrajit went out hunting wearing the jewel but was killed by a lion. Jambavan, known for his role in the Ramayana, killed the lion and gave the jewel to his daughter Jambavati. When Prasena did not return, Satrajit falsely accused Krishna of killing Prasena for the sake of the jewel.

Krishna, in order to remove the stain on his reputation, set out with his men in search of the jewel and found it in Jambavan’s cave, with his daughter. Jambavan attacked Krishna thinking him to be an intruder who had come to take away the jewel. They fought each other for 28 days, when Jambavan, whose whole body was terribly weakened from the incisions of Krishna’s sword, finally recognised him as Rama and surrendered to the lord.

As repentance for his having fought Krishna, Jambavan gave Krishna the jewel and also his daughter Jambavati in marriage. Krishna returned the jewel to Satrajit, who in turn apologized for his false accusation. He promptly offered to give Krishna the jewel and his daughter Satyabhama, in marriage. Krishna accepted them but refused the jewel.

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

Get Rid of a Headache

1. Drink Water. Inadequate hydration may lead you to develop a headache.

2. Get Adequate Sleep

3. Head Massage may be able to reduce chronic pain as well as ease muscle tension that causes headaches.

4. If ,you have a migraine, place a cold pack on your forehead. Ice cubes wrapped in a towel, a bag of frozen peas, or even a cold shower may lessen the pain.

5. Tension-related headaches can sometimes be relieved with regular breathing exercises that help focus your mind and ease your muscles.

6. The warmth and comfort of a steaming cup of herbal tea makes it an excellent way to wind down at night.