News Today: 20 November 2021 - Quick Reference

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20 November, 2021

News Today:

  1. In a surprise speech to the nation on Friday morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his government would repeal three agricultural laws enacted last year that set off protests by tens of thousands of farmers across several states, and on Delhi’s borders. HT
  2. At least 30 people were feared to have died when they got washed away in floodwaters from Cheyyeru river as the earthen bund of Annamayya reservoir in Rajampet of Andhra Pradesh’s Kadapa district was breached after heavy rain and nine people, including four children, died in north Tamil Nadu’s Vellore district in two separate incidents on Friday. HT
  3. Opposition parties that entered the fray last year to cash in on the political momentum built by roadside sit-in and “rail roko” protests organised by farmer unions in north India appear to be in no mood to cede the moral high ground to the government when the House sits from November 29 to December 23. HT
  4. The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) has launched a protest against the Tata Group of Companies in Jamshedpur over its decision to shift its office from the Jharkhand capital to Pune in Maharashtra. Indian Express
  5. The government is mulling over changes in the income tax laws to bring cryptocurrencies under the tax net, with some changes that could form part of the Budget next year, a top official said.. Hindu


Hindi News: 

( so that you don’t miss out )

  1. राष्ट्रपति जो बिडेन ने शुक्रवार को अस्थायी रूप से उपराष्ट्रपति कमला हैरिस को सत्ता हस्तांतरित कर दी, जब वह एक घंटे 25 मिनट के लिए एक नियमित कॉलोनोस्कोपी के लिए एनेस्थीसिया पर गए। अमेरिका की सत्ता कुछ वक्त के लिए उपराष्ट्रपति कमला हैरिस के पास रहेगी। मीडिया रिपोर्ट के मुताबिक, राष्ट्रपति जो बाइडेन आज देर रात को हर साल होने वाली कॉलोनोस्कोपी के लिए एनेस्थीसिया लेने वाले थे। Bhaskar
  2. गहलोत सरकार के तीन मंत्रियों ने इस्तीफे देने की पेशकश की है। शिक्षा मंत्री गोविंद सिंह डोटासरा, स्वास्थ्य मंत्री रघु शर्मा और राजस्व मंत्री हरीश चौधरी ने सोनिया गांधी को पत्र लिखकर मंत्री पद छोड़ने की पेशकश की है। इस पत्र को तीनों मंत्रियों का इस्तीफा ही माना जा रहा है। Bhaskar

  3. गुरु नानक देव के पावन प्रकाश पर्व के अवसर पर दरबार साहिब को सुंदर लाइटों से सजाया गया। इस मौके पर भव्य रोशनी के साथ ईको फ्रेंडली आतिशबाजी भी गई। आतिशबाजी ने श्री हरमंदिर साहिब की छटा को और अलौकिक कर दिया। गुरु पर्व के अवसर श्रद्धालुओं ने दरबार साहिब में शीश नवाया और सरबत के भले के लिए अरदास भी की। ईको फ्रेंडली आतिशबाजी से गुरबाणी में वर्णित पवन गुरु, पानी पिता, माता धरत महत… पर चलते हुए पर्यावरण संरक्षण का संदेश दिया गया।। Bhaskar


Relevant Google Trends Today

  1. The $640m project, which will mainly cater to tourists visiting the former Inca capital of Machu Picchu, is being built by a consortium that includes Hyundai E&C of Korea, Sinohydro of China Mexico’s Ingenieros Civiles Asociados and Peru’s HV Contatistas.
  2. Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges on Friday after pleading self-defense in the deadly Kenosha shootings that became a flashpoint in the debate over guns, vigilantism and racial injustice in the U.S.
  3. International Men’s Day falls on November 19 every year. The day is commemorated to appreciate all the men in our lives and their contribution to making society a better place.
  4. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has released the chartered accountants (CA) admit cards 2021 for Foundation, Intermediate and Final December 2021 exam .


Relevant Twitter Trends 

  1. #FarmLaws
  2. #InternationalMensDay
  3. #ABDevilliers
  4. #GuruNanakJayanti
  5. #BlackLivesMatter


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