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The best way to improve your ability to think is to spend time thinking. Most of us are too busy to think. We have too many meetings. Too many calls. Too many priorities. Too many demands on our time. With no time to think and make good decisions we rush and make bad ones. And because we made bad decisions, our precious time is further strained as we correct our previous decisions.

— How To Think: The Skill You’ve Never Been Taught

Tiny Thought

If you’re great at what you do, you don’t need a resume.

Explore Your Curiosity

★ “What I regret most in my life are failures of kindness. Those moments when another human being was there, in front of me, suffering, and I responded . . . sensibly. Reservedly. Mildly. Or, to look at it from the other end of the telescope: Who, in your life, do you remember most fondly, with the most undeniable feelings of warmth? Those who were kindest to you, I bet. It’s a little facile, maybe, and certainly hard to implement, but I’d say, as a goal in life, you could do worse than: Try to be kinder”

— Kindness, George Saunders

★ “The changes coming are unstoppable. If we embrace them and plan for them, we can use them to create a much fairer, happier, and more prosperous society. The future can be almost unimaginably great.”

— Moore’s Law for Everything

A Thought To Ponder

“People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I’m actually as proud of the things we haven’t done as the things I have done.”

— Steve Jobs

Think Black CEOs are scarce? It’s worse than you think | McKinsey & Company


https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/coronavirus-leading-through-the-crisis/charting-the-path-to-the-next-normal/think-black-ceos-are-scarce-its-worse-than-you-think?cid=other-eml-alt-chr-mck&hlkid=98b5f67f990b40c38b8ab5ccf49a33cb&hctky=12542184&hdpid=a2bc7a63-e70d-45f6-8134-56da2705c6a2

What might brainlets in a dish tell us about what it means to be human? | Aeon Essays


https://aeon.co/essays/what-might-brainlets-in-a-dish-tell-us-about-what-it-means-to-be-human?utm_source=Aeon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=522526ecfb-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2021_04_26_06_45&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-522526ecfb-70852355

Spirituality is a brain state we can all reach, religious or not | Psyche Ideas


https://psyche.co/ideas/spirituality-is-a-brain-state-we-can-all-reach-religious-or-not?utm_source=Aeon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=522526ecfb-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2021_04_26_06_45&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-522526ecfb-70852355

W.O.T.D.


WORD OF THE DAY
WORD OF THE DAY
RailleryRAY-lə-reePart of speech: nounOrigin: French, mid 17th century
1Good-humored teasing.
 
Examples of Raillery in a sentence “When John was the only one who fell for the prank, the crew engaged in a little raillery at his expense.” “The mayor took the raillery at the reception in stride.”

Did you know…


Did you know…

… that today is the beginning of Cheap Art Week? In June 1998, artist On Kawara sold seven blank canvases (with only the dates, May 1 through 7, 1971, painted on them) for more than half a million dollars! Celebrate cheap art, no art, or ridiculous art this week. 😉

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Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.


Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.
 
Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.
Shri Sanjay Kumar Mohanty takes over the charge of new Member (Operations & Business Development) Railway Board, Ministry of Railways
PM bows to Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji on his 400th Parkash Purab
Railway mobilises Additional Covid Care Coaches for use in States of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra
Govt. of India has so far provided more 16.37 crore vaccine doses to States/UTs Free of Cost
Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh reviews efforts of MoD & Armed Forces in fight against second COVID-19 wave;
1st instalment of Rs. 8873.6 crore for State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) released in advance
Poll gone States/UT Gear up for Foolproof Counting while Honouring Covid Protocol Arrangements
PM’s greetings on Statehood Day of Gujarat and Maharashtra
Seven Indian Navy Ships Deployed for Op Samudraa Setu II
Price of Food Corporation of India rice to remain Rs 2000/quintal for production of ethanol during current Financial Year 2021-22
COVID-19 Vaccination Update- Day 106
Jal Jeevan Mission: Jharkhand Presents Its Annual Action Plan
Oxygen Expresses to deliver a record 250 MT of LMO to Delhi, Telangana, UP by tomorrow morning
PM condoles loss of lives in hospital fire at Bharuch
Indian Coast Guard rescues missing Tamil Nadu fishing boat ‘Mercedes’
India’s COVID19 Vaccination Coverage Nearly 15.5 Crore
Production of Medical Oxygen from modified Industrial Nitrogen Plants.
Import of Oxygen Concentrators for personal use included in exempted category list
Railways records more than 10% increase in Freight loading as compared to normal year of 2019-20
Gadkari: Government targets road construction worth Rs.15 lakh crore in next two years; Exudes confidence of achieving target of 40 kilometres per day of highways construction in current fiscal
GST Revenue collection for April’ 21 sets new record
Shri Prakash Kumar Pankaj, Sr. Technical Director, NIC passes away
Government extends timelines of certain compliances in light of the severe pandemic