News Today: 11 November 2021 - Quick Reference

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11 November, 2021

News Today:

  1. National Education Day is observed on November 11 every year, since 2008, to commemorate the birth anniversary of independent India’s first education minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. He played a significant role in shaping the education system of the country. During his tenure, the UGC, AICTE, Kharagpur Institute of higher education, the University education commission, and the Secondary education commission were set up. HT
  2. Warning that Covid-19 infection rates are climbing again in the country, French president Emmanuel Macron said earlier this week that those aged 65 and above in the country will need to show proof of a Covid-19 booster jab to be able to visit restaurants and attend cultural events. HT
  3. Heavy to extremely heavy rainfall is expected in parts of coastal and interior Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka on Thursday and Friday due to a depression in the Bay of Bengal. HT
  4. Multiple Internal Facebook reports over the last two years red-flagged an increase in “anti-minority” and “anti-Muslim” rhetoric as “a substantial component” of the 2019 Lok Sabha election campaign. A July 2020 report specifically noted there was a marked rise in such posts in the preceding 18 months, and that the sentiment was “likely to feature” in the coming Assembly elections, including West Bengal. Indian Express
  5. A scheme to provide free food grain to ration card holders as part of COVID-19 relief comes to an end this month. While the Food Ministry says the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana is no longer needed as the economy is reviving, Right to Food activists insist that vulnerable communities still need the support, arguing that the government has sufficient grain stocks to extend the scheme. Hindu


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

  1. लोकआस्था के महापर्व छठ को लेकर पूरे राज्य में उत्साह चरम पर रहा। छठव्रतियों और श्रद्धालुओं ने गुरुवार को उदीयमान भगवान भास्‍कर को अर्घ्य दिया। इसके साथ ही चार दिनों तक चलने वाला सूर्योपासना का पर्व छठ संपन्न हो गया। भगवान सूर्य को अर्घ्य देने के लिए पटना सहित अन्य जिलों के सभी घाटों पर अल सुबह से ही लोगों की भीड़ जुटनी शुरू हो गई थी। वहीं, कई घाटों पर रात में भी व्रती रुके रहे। Bhaskar
  2. राजस्थान में मंत्रिमंडल विस्तार और सियासी नियुक्तियों को लेकर एक बार फिर सरगर्मियां बढ़ गई हैं। मुख्यमंत्री अशोक गहलोत के दिल्ली दौरे के बाद अब मंत्रिमंडल विस्तार के रोडमैप को मंजूरी मिलने की संभावना बताई जा रही है। Bhaskar

  3. ऑटो इंडस्ट्री में CNG व्हीकल की डिमांड बढ़ रही है। इस साल अप्रैल से सितंबर (6 महीने) के दौरान इनकी बिक्री में 97 फीसदी का उछाल रहा है। इस दौरान 1,01,412 CNG व्हीकल की बिक्री हुई। बीते साल इसी अप्रैल से सितंबर तक 51,448 CNG गाड़ियां बिकीं थीं। यानी सालाना आधार पर इस समय अवधि के दौरान 49,964 CNG गाड़ियां ज्यादा बिकीं हैं। इसका बड़ा कारण पेट्रोल और डीजल की कीमतों में लगातार बढ़ोतरी रही है। Bhaskar


Relevant Google Trends Today

  1. World Science Day for Peace and Development is observed on November 10, every year. It underscores the role scientists play in broadening our understanding of the remarkable, fragile planet we call home and in making our societies more sustainable.
  2. CBSE Term 1 exam will be conducted from the end of November. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) first term exams for Class 10 will be conducted from November 30, while Class 12 exams will be conducted from December 1.
  3. The wrestler who was shot dead in Sonepat was named Nisha Yadav, and not Dahiya. But while the news of Nisha’s ‘death’ spread like wildfire, the wrestler Nisha Dahiya was practicing in Gonda, Uttar Pradesh, for the National Championships which begin on Thursday.


Relevant Twitter Trends 

  1. Elon Musk sells $1.1 billion of Tesla stock
  2. #MaulanaAbulKalamAzad
  3. #NationalEducationDay


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The latest opinion polls, including the Mood of the Nation survey by India Today, predict a comfortable victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP and its allies in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), with a projected win of 335 Lok Sabha seats in the 2024 general elections. This forecast suggests a slight decrease from the 2019 elections but still ensures a majority. The survey, involving interviews with over 149,000 respondents, reflects Modi’s enduring popularity based on his nationalist policies and economic reforms. Other polls echo these findings, although seat projections vary slightly. The opposition INDIA alliance is expected to secure a significant number of seats, yet not enough to challenge the NDA’s majority. These predictions highlight a political landscape that remains largely favorable to Modi and the BJP as the election approaches