News you need to know before starting your day: 19 October 2021

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19 October, 2021


  1. Amid havoc caused by torrential rains over the past week leading to floods and landslips, the Kerala Government has constituted an expert committee to regulate the release of water from 81 dams across swollen rivers. Hindu
  2. External affairs minister (EAM) S Jaishankar on Tuesday termed his first meeting with the foreign ministers of the US, UAE, and Israel as ‘fruitful’ and said the ministers discussed working together on economic growth and global issues. HT
  3. Union home minister Amit Shah will on Tuesday flag off “Modi van” under the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) “Seva hi Sangathan” programme to commemorate Prime Minister Narendra Modi completing 20 years as a head of government, which he did earlier this month. HT
  4. From linking birth certificates to citizenship to pushing for jobs while negotiating trade pacts, from promoting a ‘family database design’ to drafting a single environment Act that subsumes all other laws in the sector — the Centre has prepared a comprehensive 60-point action plan following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s marathon meeting with secretaries of all departments and ministries on September 18. Indian Express
  5. Former Union minister Babul Supriyo will on Tuesday formally resign as a Lok Sabha MP after being given an appointment in this regard by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla. The meeting with Birla will take place at 11am, Supriyo announced a day ago. HT


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

  1. रणजीत सिंह हत्याकांड में अदालत ने डेरा सच्चा सौदा के प्रमुख राम रहीम समेत 5 दोषियों को उम्रकैद की सजा सुनाई। इस केस में राम रहीम के अलावा बाकी चार दोषियों के नाम जसबीर, अवतार, कृष्ण लाल और सबदिल हैं। पंचकूला में CBI जज सुशील गर्ग ने राम रहीम पर 31 लाख रुपए का जुर्माना भी लगाया। Bhaskar
  2. जम्मू कश्मीर में आतंकी हमले में बिहारियों की मौत पर राजनीति गरमा गई है। इसके विरोध में भारत-पाकिस्तान मैच को रद्द करने की मांग उठने लगी है। केंद्रीय मंत्री गिरिराज सिंह ने सोमवार सुबह मैच पर सवाल खड़ा किया तो दोपहर होते-होते बिहार के डिप्टी CM तारकिशोर प्रसाद भी मैसच रद्द करने की मांग करने लगे।Bhaskar

  3. हिमाचल प्रदेश और उत्तराखंड में ताजा बर्फबारी का असर पंजाब, हरियाणा, राजस्थान और दिल्ली तक नजर आ रहा है। यहां तापमान 3 से 4 डिग्री तक गिर गया है। हिमाचल के लाहौल स्पीति में सबसे ज्यादा दो फीट तक बर्फ गिरी। इससे प्रदेश की 37 सड़कें बंद हो गईं। प्रशासन ने पर्यटकों को ऊंचाई और कम तापमान वाले इलाकों में जाने पर रोक लगा दी है। Bhaskar
  4. हरियाणा में सोमवार को संयुक्त किसान मोर्चा के आह्वान पर किसानों ने रेल रोको आंदोलन चलाया और अलग-अलग जगह रेलवे ट्रैक पर बैठ गए। यह आंदोलन सुबह 10 बजे से शाम 4 बजे यानि 6 घंटे तक चला। इस दौरान किसानों ने लखीमपुर खीरी हिंसा में किसानों की मौत के बाद गृह राज्यमंत्री अजय मिश्रा के इस्तीफे और गिरफ्तारी की मांग की।Bhaskar


Relevant Google Trends Today

  1. Milad-un-Nabi or Eid-e-Milad on 19 October is celebrated on the occasion of the birthday of the Prophet of Islam, Hazrat Mohammad Saheb. The festival is observed by many Muslims from the Sufi or the Barelvi school of thought.
  2. All commuters of the metro rail service can now be able to access free high-speed WiFi at all its Yellow Line stations.
  3. The first term of the bifurcated CBSE board exams 2022 will begin on November 30 for class 10 students and on December 1 for class 12 students, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) said on Monday while releasing the complete schedule of the first term board exams.
  4. Fabindia has removed a tweet promoting their new collection for Diwali after being heavily trolled on social media.
  5. Sharad Purnima or Kojagari Puja will be celebrated on 19 October.


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