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22 November, 2021

News Today:

  1. In the three states – Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland – and the union territory of Puducherry, the first dose coverage of Covid-19 vaccine is less than 70 per cent. The meeting comes amid the government’s efforts to speed up the vaccination coverage across the country. HT
  2. Flood fury continued to ravage Kadapa, Nellore and Chittoor districts, due to the heavy rainfall in the last three days. The bridge over Papagni River in Kamalapuram block of Kadapa district collapsed, bringing traffic to a halt on this road. HT
  3. A downslide in international oil prices on demand concerns due to the resurgence of Covid-19 cases in Europe could prompt domestic fuel retailers to slash petrol and diesel rates as benchmark Brent crude plunged sharply by 6.95% to $78.89 a barrel on Friday from the month’s peak of $84.78 a barrel 10 days ago, two people aware of the development said on Sunday. HT
  4. With over 8.43 crore informal sector workers having registered with their Aadhaar numbers on the e-Shram portal, the Centre is in touch with states to ensure convergence of social security schemes for them and help match them with employment opportunities.. Indian Express
  5. As part of the much-awaited Cabinet expansion and reshuffle in Rajasthan, 15 Ministers were sworn in on Sunday, taking the strength of the Council of Ministers to the maximum permissible limit of 30. Eleven of the legislators who took oath, were inducted as Cabinet Ministers and four as Ministers of State. Hindu


Hindi News: 

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  1. हिंद महासागर क्षेत्र में चीन की बढ़ती मौजूदगी का मुकाबला करने के लिए भारतीय नौसेना ने अपनी निगरानी क्षमता को बढ़ाने का प्लान तैयार किया है। इस प्लान के तहत नौसेना अगले कुछ सालों में मानवरहित एरियल (ड्रोन) और अंडरवाटर सर्विलांस प्लेटफॉर्म्स की संख्या में बढ़ोतरी करेगी। इस मामले से जुड़े लोगों के हवाले से न्यूज एजेसी PTI ने ये जानकारी दी है। Bhaskar
  2. कृषि कानून वापस लेने के ऐलान के बाद संयुक्त किसान मोर्चा ने प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी को एक लेटर लिखा है। ई-मेल से भेजे गए इस लेटर की शुरुआत में लिखा है कि देश के करोड़ों किसानों ने 19 नवंबर 2021 की सुबह राष्ट्र के नाम आपका संदेश सुना। हमने गौर किया कि 11 राउंड की बातचीत के बाद आपने द्विपक्षीय समाधान की बजाय एकतरफा घोषणा का रास्ता चुना, लेकिन हमें खुशी है कि आपने तीनों कृषि कानूनों को वापस लेने की घोषणा की है। Bhaskar

  3. मध्यप्रदेश में कोरोना से मौत पर मृतक के परिजन को 50 हजार रुपए का मुआवजा (अनुग्रह राशि) दिया जाएगा। राज्य सरकार ने इस संबंध में कलेक्टरों को निर्देश जारी कर दिए हैं। इसमें कहा गया है कि मुआवजा पाने के लिए डेथ सर्टिफिकेट में कोविड से मौत दर्ज होना जरूरी नहीं है। Bhaskar


Relevant Google Trends Today

Sachin Pilot

Former Rajasthan deputy chief minister and senior Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Sunday said he is happy that all issues he had raised, including the representation of Dalits, were addressed by chief minister Ashok Gehlot in the Cabinet reshuffle.

Madhavi Gogate

Popular Marathi film and TV actress Madhavi Gogate has passed away today (21 November 2021). Reportedly, the actress had tested positive for Covid19 a few days ago.

Gurmeet Bawa

Renowned Punjabi folk singer Gurmeet Bawa, popularly known as ‘Lambi hek di malika’ (the queen of singing in an extended breath), passed away on Sunday .


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