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2 November, 2021

News Today:

  1. Election officials will count votes on Tuesday for the bypolls held in three Lok Sabha and 29 assembly constituencies spread across 13 states and the Union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. The voting for these seats was held on October 30. HT
  2. The central government will on Tuesday launch the ‘Har Ghar Dastak’ mega-vaccination campaign against coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on the occasion of Dhanwantari Diwas, according to people familiar with the development. The month-long door-to-door vaccination campaign aims to inoculate the entire population in poor-performing districts. HT
  3. Two high-frequency indicators released on November 1 suggest that the Indian economy is on a steady path of recovery. The Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for manufacturing for the month of October 2021 came at 55.9, the highest since February 2021. HT
  4. Stocks of di-ammonium phosphate (DAP) and muriate of potash (MOP) have depleted to just about a third of levels from a year ago, even as the peak season for planting of rabi crops has taken off. Indian Express
  5. Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates Pavan Kapoor has been appointed as the envoy to Russia, the Ministry of External Affairs announced on Monday, part of a major reshuffle of postings in the neighbourhood and other major capitals. Hindu


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

  1. नेशनल टेस्टिंग एजेंसी ने सोमवार को नीट UG का रिजल्ट घोषित कर दिया। इसमें तेलंगाना की मृणाल कुट्टेरी, दिल्ली के तन्मय गुप्ता और महाराष्ट्र की कारिका जी. नायर ने टॉप रैंक हासिल की है। इन सभी को फुल मार्क्स मिले हैं। NTA का कहना है कि इन तीनों कैंडिडेट्स के लिए काउंसिलिंग स्टेज में टाई-ब्रेकिंग फॉर्मूला लागू किया जाएगा। परीक्षा में गलत तरीके इस्तेमाल करने की वजह से 15 स्टूडेंट‌्स का रिजल्ट रद्द कर दिया गया है। Bhaskar
  2. दुनिया में कोविड-19 से मरने वालों का आंकड़ा 50 लाख के पार हो गया है। यह संख्या न्यूजीलैंड की कुल आबादी से भी ज्यादा है। जॉन हॉपकिन्स यूनिवर्सिटी की एक रिपोर्ट के मुताबिक, 50 लाख मौतों का आंकड़ा 19 महीने में पूरा हुआ। इससे महामारी की गंभीरता का अंदाजा लगाया जा सकता है। न्यूज एजेंसी ने कुछ एक्सपर्ट्स के हवाले से कहा है कि मरने वालों का वास्तविक आंकड़ा तीन गुना तक ज्यादा हो सकता है। Bhaskar

  3. चुनाव नजदीक आते ही CM चरणजीत चन्नी ने पंजाब ​​​​​को दिवाली गिफ्ट दे दिया है। सोमवार को कैबिनेट की मीटिंग के बाद उन्होंने कहा कि पंजाब में घरेलू बिजली की दरें 3 रुपए सस्ती कर दी गई हैं। इसके बाद 100 यूनिट तक बिजली का रेट 4.19 पैसे से घटकर 1.19 रुपए रह जाएगा।वहीं 100 से 300 यूनिट तक 7 रुपए से घटकर 4.01 रुपए और इसके ऊपर के लिए 5.76 रुपए प्रति यूनिट रेट रह गया है। Bhaskar


Relevant Google Trends Today

  1. The day before Diwali is celebrated as ‘Choti Diwali’ or Naraka Chaturdashi’, as on this day a powerful demon Narakasura was killed by Goddess Kali.
  2. Come November 2 and Dhanteras will kickstart the five-day long Diwali festivities which will be followed by Narak Chaturdashi (November 3), Diwali (November 4), Govardhan Puja (November 5) and Bhai Dooj (November 6). Also known as Dhantrayodashi and Dhanvantari Trayodashi, people consider it as an auspicious day to buy gold, new utensils, Lakshmi-Ganesha idols and other home appliances.
  3. SP Chief Akhilesh Yadav’s reported remark Monday that he would not be contesting the UP assembly elections caused a flutter in his party with its national spokesperson denying the statement and then releasing a video message that “the final decision” on candidates will be announced soon.
  4. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) late on Monday arrested former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh after questioning him for 12 hours in connection with its money laundering probe in an alleged extortion racket, people familiar with the development said.


Relevant Twitter Trends 

  1. Happy Dhanteras
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  3. #HappyBirthdaySRK


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