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27 October, 2021

News Today:

  1. The latest form of the National Population Register (NPR) appears to have retained contentious questions such as “mother tongue, place of birth of father and mother and last place of residence”, according to a document compiled by a committee under the Registrar General of India and shared with District Census officers. Hindu
  2. Horses and battle tanks that make their way down Rajpath on Republic Day have forced some changes to the plans for the new look of Central Vista Avenue, according to the architect of the project. Hindu
  3. The world is on track for an average temperature rise of 2.7°C this century if the only steps on climate action it takes are the commitments announced till now, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said on Tuesday, a fresh warning ahead of the Glasgow climate change conference (COP 26) later this month. HT
  4. Assembly bye-elections are scheduled at Tarapur (Munger) and Kusheshwar Sthan (Darbhanga) in Bihar on October 30. The bypolls were necessitated by the deaths of MLAs Shashi Bhushan Hazari (Kusheshwar Sthan) and Mewalal Choudhary (Tarapur), both from the JD(U). Indian Express
  5. Former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh is on Wednesday likely to launch a new political party, the Punjab Lok Congress, according to people familiar with the developments. HT


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

  1. पंजाब की राजनीति का केंद्र बिंदु बन चुकी कैप्टन अमरिंदर सिंह की पाकिस्तानी दोस्त अरुसा आलम का दर्द मंगलवार को छलक उठा। अरुसा ने कहा, वह इस बात से बेहद परेशान हैं कि उन्हें पंजाब की राजनीति में चल रही खींचतान के बीच बदनाम किया जा रहा है। इस विवाद के बाद अब वह कभी भारत नहीं आना चाहेंगी। Bhaskar
  2. सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने लखीमपुर खीरी हिंसा मामले में मंगलवार को उत्तर प्रदेश सरकार को फटकार लगाई। कोर्ट ने राज्य सरकार को केस के गवाहों को सुरक्षा मुहैया कराने का निर्देश दिया। 3 अक्टूबर को किसानों के विरोध के दौरान हुई हिंसा में चार किसानों समेत आठ लोगों की मौत हो गई थी।Bhaskar


Relevant Google Trends Today

  1. Elon Musk’s Tesla touched a new milestone on Monday, breaching the $1 trillion market capitalisation mark, as the stock price soared 12.66% on the back of a massive order from car-rental behemoth Hertz.
  2. Hui Ka Yan, the billionaire founder of China Evergrande Group, was urged by government authorities to use his own wealth to help solve the company’s deepening debt crisis, according to people familiar with the matter.
  3. Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Service Selection Board, UPSESSB Result 2021 has been declared by the exam conducting body on September 25, 2021. The result has been released for TGT, PGT exams. Candidates can check the result now on the official website –


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The latest opinion polls, including the Mood of the Nation survey by India Today, predict a comfortable victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP and its allies in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), with a projected win of 335 Lok Sabha seats in the 2024 general elections. This forecast suggests a slight decrease from the 2019 elections but still ensures a majority. The survey, involving interviews with over 149,000 respondents, reflects Modi’s enduring popularity based on his nationalist policies and economic reforms. Other polls echo these findings, although seat projections vary slightly. The opposition INDIA alliance is expected to secure a significant number of seats, yet not enough to challenge the NDA’s majority. These predictions highlight a political landscape that remains largely favorable to Modi and the BJP as the election approaches