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23 November, 2021

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Data protection law

The joint parliamentary committee (JPC) reviewing the proposed data protection law finalised its report on Monday, suggesting stricter compliance requirements for companies while adding or tweaking clauses that provide for lighter obligations on government agencies, and recommending that State have greater say in the legal mechanism that will be set up to safeguard personal and non-personal data, according to people aware of the matter. HT

Key meeting of 18 opposition parties

The simmering tension between Congress and the Trinamool Congress has led to the deferment of a key meeting of 18 opposition parties ahead of the winter session of Parliament that starts from November 29, said people aware of the development. As a result, TMC supremo and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, who is in the Capital on a three-day visit, is unlikely to meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi. HT

Voluntary code of ethics for Social Media

Social media companies will have to follow the voluntary code of ethics that the Election Commission of India had introduced ahead of the 2019 general elections, and there will be no dilution of existing rules and regulation, the election watchdog said in a statement on Monday. HT

India’s ‘unpredictable’ regulatory norms

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai on Monday flagged India’s ‘unpredictable’ regulatory norms, high tariffs and market access restrictions as key impediments to bilateral trade, emphasised America’s continued interest in agriculture market access and conveyed that “worker-centric” policies will be the pivot for the Joe Biden administration’s approach to trade policy. Hindu

Repealing the contentious farm laws

As the BJP-led government preparing to repeal the contentious farm laws in the coming winter session, the government on Monday began its efforts to bring in a consensus over issues even as the presiding officers called for leaders of all parties to ensure smooth functioning of the four week-long session.. Indian Express


Hindi News: 

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अरविंद केजरीवाल ऑटो चालक के घर

दिल्ली के मुख्यमंत्री अरविंद केजरीवाल रात का खाना खाने के लिए लुधियाना में ऑटो वाले के घर पहुंचे। केजरीवाल ऑटो में बैठकर ही ऑटो चालक के घर पहुंचे। हालांकि केजरीवाल की ऑटो पॉलिटिक्स की सच्चाई भी सामने आ गई। दरअसल, जिस ऑटो चालक ने केजरीवाल को डिनर के लिए बुलाया था, वो आम आदमी पार्टी (AAP) के कार्यकर्ता का भाई है।। Bhaskar

वेटर्स की ड्रेस बदल दी

रामायण सर्किट स्पेशल ट्रेन में सर्विस देने वाले वेटर्स की ड्रेस बदल दी गई है। उज्जैन के साधु-संतों की आपत्ति के बाद आईआरसीटीसी (IRCTC) ने रामायण एक्सप्रेस में सेवाएं देने वाले वेटर्स की ड्रेस बदल दी है।। Bhaskar

प्रीपेड प्लान्स को महंगा कर दिया

एयरटेल ने अपने सभी प्रीपेड प्लान्स को महंगा कर दिया है। नई कीमतें 4 दिन बाद लागू भी हो जाएंगी। यानी 26 नवंबर से मिनिमम 20 रुपए और मैक्सिमम 501 रुपए ज्यादा खर्च करने होंगे। खबर तो ये भी है कि जियो और वीआई इंडिया (Vi) भी अपने टैरिफ प्लान महंगे कर सकते हैं। Bhaskar


Google Trends Today

Kamal Hasan Covid

Makkal Needhi Maiam president and actor Kamal Haasan on Monday said he has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been admitted to a hospital.

Mulayam Singh Birthday

Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav celebrated his 82nd birthday on Monday. On this occasion, his younger brother, Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia) leader Shivpal Yadav, arrived at his residence to extend his greetings.

Go Fashion IPO

The initial public offer (IPO) of Go Fashion, which owns women’s wear brand Go Colors, was subscribed 135.40 times on Monday, which was the last day of its issue .

PayTM Shares fall

After plunging around 27 per cent after listing on Thursday, Paytm shares further crashed on second day.

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  4. #AbhinandanVarthaman
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