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1 November, 2021

News Today:

  1. Farm union leader Rakesh Tikait, at the forefront of the year-long agitation against three agricultural laws, on Sunday threatened to escalate protests and turn all government offices into “galla mandis” or grain markets if authorities dismantled protest sites. HT
  2. The Union government has formed a “crack team” to ensure priority movement of fertilisers to key food-bowl states as fears of shortage have triggered panic buying of crop nutrients, people familiar with the matter said. HT
  3. Many government schools across the Capital will resume in-person classes from November 1, but most private schools will only open after Diwali. HT
  4. A utility vehicle carrying 15 passengers fell into a deep gorge in Uttarakhand’s Chakrata town on Sunday, killing 13 people on the spot and leaving two injured, police said. Indian Express
  5. India pushed for “safeguarding the interests of the developing world” as Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the G20 summit at sessions on climate change and sustainable development on Sunday, said G20 Sherpa and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal. Hindu


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

  1. सुपरस्टार रजनीकांत को माइनर सर्जरी के बाद हॉस्पिटल से छुट्‌टी दे दी गई है। इस खबर की पुष्टि खुद रजनीकांत ने एक पोस्ट के जरिए की। जिसमें उन्होंने घर के बाहर अपनी फोटो पोस्ट करते हुए लिखा- घर वापसी। रजनी को गुरुवार को चक्कर आने के बाद हॉस्पिटल में एडमिट किया गया था। शुक्रवार को उनकी कैरोटिड धमनी की सर्जरी हुई। हमेशा की तरह पत्नी लता ने रजनीकांत का स्वागत आरती उतार कर किया। Bhaskar
  2. अयोध्या में 5वां दीपोत्सव तीन दिन बाद है, लेकिन इसके भविष्य का डॉक्युमेंट आ गया है। असल मायने में यह अयोध्या के लोगों को राज्य सरकार का असली दिवाली गिफ्ट है। अयोध्या के साल 2047 के इस विजन डॉक्युमेंट में 25 साल बाद की राम नगरी का खाका खींचा गया है। अयोध्या के विकास के इस ब्लू प्रिंट में 25 हजार करोड़ रुपए के 325 प्रोजेक्ट्स शामिल हैं, जो राम नगरी को हेरिटेज और वर्ल्ड क्लास स्मार्ट लुक देंगे। Bhaskar

  3. क्रूज ड्रग्स केस से चर्चा में आए मुंबई नारकोटिक्स कंट्रोल ब्यूरो (NCB) के जोनल डायरेक्टर समीर वानखेड़े की पत्नी क्रांति रेडकर ने दावा किया है कि उनके परिवार की जान को खतरा है, इसलिए उनके परिवार को सुरक्षा दी जानी चाहिए। उन्होंने आरोप लगाया है कि 3 लोगों ने उनके घर की रेकी की है। क्रांति ने कहा कि वे जरूरत पड़ने पर पुलिस को CCTV फुटेज मुहैया कराएंगी। Bhaskar


Relevant Google Trends Today

  1. US President Joe Biden told Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan his request for F-16 fighter jets had to go through a process in the United States and expressed a desire to handle disagreements between the two countries effectively.
  2. Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar was laid to rest with full state honours in Kanteerava studio on Sunday early morning. The 46-year-old was declared dead at 2.30 pm on Friday following a heart attack.
  3. Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s death anniversary falls on 31 October every year.
  4. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tribute to India’s first deputy prime minister and home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his 146th birth anniversary.


Relevant Twitter Trends 

  1. #IndiaVsNewZealand , #BanIPL
  2. Park Jimin


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