News Today: 19 November 2021 - Quick Reference

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19 November, 2021

News Today:

  1. Currently, at the national level, Covid-19 cases continue to decrease, a trend that has largely sustained since the peak of the second wave on May 9, when the daily cases averaged 391,819. However, the rate of decline (of the 7-day average of daily cases) has come down this month; it was 1.3% up to November 17 compared to 1.9% in October. This is because some states and districts have started to exhibit a slight bump in daily cases after the festive season that started last month. HT
  2. The Allahabad high court on Thursday called upon the Centre to look into implementing the mandate of Article 44 of the Constitution, which says that the “state shall endeavour to secure for the citizens a uniform civil code throughout the territory of India”. HT
  3. President Joe Biden said he’s weighing a diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing, meaning the U.S. would decline to send a delegation of government officials. HT
  4. With Prime Minister Narendra Modi identifying cryptocurrencies at the Sydney Dialogue Thursday as one of the key areas where democracies should work together, the Centre is deliberating on a taxation framework for the cryptocurrency sector following concerns that digital currencies are skirting the banking system. Indian Express
  5. The IMD withdrew the red alert for Chennai and surrounding districts as there were slim chances of extremely heavy rain. Hindu


Hindi News: 

( so that you don’t miss out )

  1. प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने गुरुवार को भगोड़े आर्थिक अपराधियों को चेतावनी दी। पीएम ने ‘बिल्ड सिनर्जी फॉर सीमलेस क्रेडिट फ्लो एंड इकोनॉमिक ग्रोथ’ पर आयोजित कार्यक्रम को संबोधित करते हुए कहा कि उनकी सरकार ‘भगोड़े आर्थिक अपराधियों को भारत वापस लाने के लिए डिप्लोमेटिक समेत अन्य चैनलों का इस्तेमाल कर रही है। मैसेज बहुत ही स्पष्ट है, देश वापस लौट आओ। Bhaskar
  2. लद्दाख सीमा विवाद को लेकर भारत और चीन के अफसर गुरुवार को एक बार फिर एक टेबल पर थे। डेढ़ साल से चल रहे टेंशन को लेकर दोनों देशों के बॉर्डर अफेयर्स की यह 23वीं मीटिंग थी। हालांकि आज की मीटिंग में भी कुछ खास डेवलपमेंट नहीं हुआ। Bhaskar

  3. करतारपुर कॉरिडोर खुलवाने को लेकर अब क्रेडिट की लड़ाई शुरू हो गई है। सबसे दिलचस्प बात है कि इस लड़ाई में पाकिस्तान सरकार की भी एंट्री हो चुकी है। पाकिस्तान ने अपनी वेबसाइट ‘करतारपुर कॉरिडोर डॉट कॉम’ पर इसे फिर से चालू कराने का क्रेडिट पाक PM इमरान खान के साथ नवजोत सिद्धू को दिया है। Bhaskar


Relevant Google Trends Today

  1. Tirumala, the abode of Lord Venkateswara, was caught in a massive flood of unprecedented scale on Thursday, leaving hundreds of pilgrims stranded.
  2. Dev Deepawali, the festival which is celebrated to commemorate Lord Shiva’s win over the asuras, was celebrated on November 18, this year.
  3. Union minister Smriti Irani launched the Sansad Khel Mahakumbh – a sporting connect with youths recently kick-started in the state by union home minister Amit Shah from Basti .
  4. Guru Nanak Jayanti is one of the most auspicious festivals in Sikhism that is celebrated all over the globe. This year, it will fall on Friday, November 19. .


Relevant Twitter Trends 

  1. Not disappointed, we are not driven by markets,’ says #Paytm‘s Vijay Shekhar Sharma on #Paytmlisting day fall.
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