News Today: 17 November 2021 - Quick Reference

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17 November, 2021

News Today:

  1. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday issued an alert in Chennai and its adjoining districts and predicted very heavy rainfall on November 18 as the region is still picking up pieces to return to normalcy from two heavy spells of rains a week ago.. HT
  2. On Tuesday, SP workers showered flowers on the expressway in various districts and rode cycles on the six-lane road, hours before Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 341-km highway connecting Lucknow to Ghazipur. HT
  3. The visa-free 4.7km Kartarpur Corridor was shut last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Home minister Amit Shah said reopening it will benefit a large numbers of Sikh pilgrims. HT
  4. To increase admissions and reduce dropout rate in government schools, the Punjab Cabinet Tuesday gave nod to provide free uniforms to nearly 2.66 lakh left out boys of the General Category studying in government schools from Class I to VIII at an expense of Rs 15.98 crore approximately. Indian Express
  5. All schools in the Delhi National Capital Region (NCR) have been directed to remain shut and the entry of trucks into the region, except those carrying essential goods, has been restricted until Sunday, November 21, the Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) said in a list of directives late Tuesday.. Hindu


Hindi News: 

( so that you don’t miss out )

  1. राजस्थान सरकार ने मंगलवार आधी रात से पेट्रोल-डीजल की दरों में कमी कर दी है। मंगलवार को गहलोत मंत्रिपरिषद की बैठक में पेट्रोल में 4 रुपए और डीजल में 5 रुपए प्रति लीटर की कमी का फैसला लिया गया। Bhaskar
  2. पंजाब और छत्तीसगढ़ कांग्रेस में थमे राजनीतिक तूफान के बाद पार्टी अब राजस्थान में बगावती नेताओं को साधने में लग गई है। सूत्रों के मुताबिक जल्द ही राजस्थान में पूरे मंत्रिमंडल का इस्तीफा लेकर नए सिरे से सरकार का पुनर्गठन किया जा सकता है। सब कुछ ठीक रहा तो इसी सप्ताह गहलोत मंत्रिमंडल में बड़ा फेरबदल देखने को मिल सकता है । Bhaskar

  3. सिकंदरा-शेखपुरा एनएच-333 पर हलसी थाना क्षेत्र के पिपरा गांव के समीप मंगलवार को ट्रक और सूमो में हुए भीषण सड़क हादसे में कुल 7 लोगों की मौत हो गई. इसमें पांच लोग फिल्‍म स्टार सुशांत सिंह राजपूत (Sushant Singh Rajput) के रिश्‍तेदार बताए जा रहे हैं। ABP


Relevant Google Trends Today

  1. Mensa Brands, which buys stakes in digital brands, raised $135 million at a valuation of around $1.2 billion, it said on Tuesday, making it the fastest Indian startup to reach unicorn status..
  2. American legend Pete Sampras has further fuelled the GOAT – Greatest of All Time – debate in Tennis as he picks Novak Djokovic as the unanimous winner.
  3. Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai Tuesday announced late Kannada film star Puneeth Rajkumar, who passed away recently, will be conferred with the ‘Karnataka Ratna’ award posthumously..
  4. Following criticism over a video, comedian Vir Das issued a statment saying that his intention was to remind that India, despite its issues, was “great”.
  5. Rajkummar Rao and Patralekhaa got married in Chandigarh on Monday. The couple had been dating for 11 years before they decided to finally tie the knot..


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  2. #NationalPressDay
  3. #WeStandWithSuriya
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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