News you need to know before starting your day: 02 October 2021

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2 October, 2021


  1. The global semiconductor shortage hit passenger vehicle sales in September, with major manufacturers like Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai and Mahindra & Mahindra reporting a decline in sales on Friday. Livemint
  2. Oravel Stays Pvt. Ltd has filed the paperwork for an ₹8,430 crore initial public offering (IPO) that is expected to value the operator of the hospitality unicorn Oyo Hotels and Homes at least at $10 billion. HT
  3. The Centre has postponed paddy procurement from October 1 to October 11 in Punjab and Haryana, on the ground that heavy rainfall in these two states has delayed maturity of paddy and left the moisture content in fresh arrivals beyond the permissible limit. Farmers in both states have announced an agitation; in Haryana they said that they would gherao the homes of BJP leaders and take paddy-laden tractor trolleys there. Indian Express
  4. An antiviral pill developed by U.S.drugmaker Merck & Co could half the chances of dying or being hospitalized for those most at risk of contracting severe COVID-19, with experts hailing it as a potential breakthrough in how the virus is treated. Hindu


Hindi News: ( so that you don’t miss out )

  1. सुप्रीम कोर्ट के चीफ जस्टिस एनवी रमना ने ब्यूरोक्रेट्स और पुलिस अफसरों के बर्ताव पर सख्त टिप्पणी की है। जस्टिस रमना ने कहा कि देश में ब्यूरोक्रेट्स और पुलिस अफसर जिस तरह का बर्ताव कर रहे हैं वह बेहद आपत्तिजनक है। सरकार के साथ मिलकर अवैध तरीके से पैसा कमाने वाले अफसरों को जेल के अंदर होना चाहिए। Bhaskar
  2. भारतीय यात्रियों पर ब्रिटेन में जारी कोरोना प्रतिबंध का भारत ने भी करारा जवाब दिया है। अब ब्रिटेन से आने वाले यात्रियों को भारत में 10 दिन आइसोलेट होना पड़ेगा। सरकार ने शुक्रवार को यह आदेश जारी किया है। इसके अलावा UK के लोगों को RTPCR टेस्ट भी कराना होगा।Bhaskar
  3. दुनिया में सुपर पावर का दंभ भरने वाला चीन बिजली की भारी किल्लत से जूझ रहा है। इसकी वजह से इस देश की करीब 10 करोड़ की आबादी तबाह है। सबसे ज्यादा परेशानी यहां के उन उद्योगों को हो रहा है जो विदेशों में अपना माल सप्लाई करती हैं। बिजली कटौती के कारण एपल और टेस्ला जैसी बड़ी कंपनियों का कारोबार तक प्रभावित हो रहा है।Bhaskar
  4. पंजाब के पूर्व मुख्यमंत्री कैप्टन अमरिंदर सिंह जल्द ही नई राजनीतिक पार्टी बना सकते हैं। इस पार्टी का नाम पंजाब विकास पार्टी (PVP) होगा। पार्टी की घोषणा से पहले अमरिंदर ने अपने करीबी नेताओं से संपर्क साध लिया है। इस पार्टी में नवजोत सिंह सिद्धू के विरोधियों को भी शामिल किया जाएगा।Bhaskar


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  1. The government will divest its 100 per cent stake in Air India and according to sources, the bid by Tata is about 3,000 crore higher than the reserve price set by the government. Various reports have put the reserve price by the government at 15,000-20,000 crore.
  2. Paras Defence shares today made a strong debut at Indian bourses. The defence stock got listed on NSE at ₹469 — delivering around 168 per cent listing gain to the lucky bidders. However, stock market experts are still bullish on the counter as the public issue was small in size and reasonably priced.
  3. As per the new exam schedule, the UGC NET will be held from October 17 to 25. Earlier, it was to be held from October 6-8 and October 17-19. The exam dates have been changed due to a clash between some exams schedule on October 10. The candidates who registered to appear for the UGC NET can download their admit cards from the official website-
  4. President Ram Nath Kovind greeted citizens on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti and asked people to take pledge to strive for making India a country of his dreams


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