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3 November, 2021

News Today:

  1. Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai suffered a significant setback as the Congress stole a victory in Hanagal in his district, Haveri, about 335 km from Bengaluru. Srinivas Mane, the Congress candidate, won after he secured 87,490 votes and 50.95% of the vote, defeating Shivaraj Sajjanar of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) who won 80,117 votes. HT
  2. The Income Tax (I-T) department has provisionally attached properties allegedly linked to Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar in Maharashtra, Delhi and Goa, officials aware of the matter said on Tuesday. HT
  3. The Centre has decided to scrap the system of caste-based wage payments in the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme after complaints from State Governments. Hindu
  4. A pledge to make a 30 per cent cut in global methane emissions by 2030, and another to arrest and reverse deforestation by the same year, kept the momentum going on the second day of the climate change conference in Glasgow on Tuesday after India’s five-point climate agenda had provided the thrust on the opening day. Indian Express
  5. As almost 26 crore children return to physical classes after 18 months of school closures, a business as usual approach will lead to a deepening of existing educational inequity, warned the National Coalition on the Education Emergency in a report released online on Tuesday. Hindu


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

  1. देश में 3 लोकसभा और 13 राज्यों की 29 विधानसभा सीटों पर हुए उपचुनाव की मतगणना पूरी हो गई है। मध्य प्रदेश में BJP ने 2 विधानसभा जोबट व पृथ्वीपुर और खंडवा लोकसभा सीट जीतकर, जबकि बिहार में उसकी सहयोगी JDU ने दो विधानसभा सीट तारापुर व कुशेश्वरस्थान जीतकर अपने लिए मंगलवार का दिन शुभ साबित किया। Bhaskar
  2. कैप्टन अमरिंदर सिंह की तरफ से कांग्रेस छोड़ने के लिए सोनिया गांधी को भेजे इस्तीफे में उनका दर्द छलक उठा। अमरिंदर ने कहा कि सिद्धू मुझे बेइज्जत करते रहे। उसे रोकने के बजाय राहुल और प्रियंका उन्हें शह देते रहे। आपने भी सिद्धू को लेकर आंखें मूंद ली। कांग्रेस से दिए इस्तीफे में कैप्टन का दर्द और नाराजगी भी खुलकर बाहर आई है। Bhaskar

  3. UN COP26 मीटिंग से इतर प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी और इजराइली प्राइम मिनिस्टर नफ्ताली बेनेट की पहली मीटिंग हुई। इस मुलाकात को लेकर दोनों ही पक्ष काफी उत्सुक थे। इसकी वजह यह थी कि इजराइल में नई सरकार आने के बाद दोनों देशों के राष्ट्राध्यक्षों की कोई मुलाकात नहीं हुई थी। Bhaskar


Relevant Google Trends Today

  1. Anil Deshmukh, 71, appeared before the ED on Monday after skipping multiple summons. The NCP leader was arrested after 12 hours of questioning.
  2. Eatala Rajender of the Bharatiya Janata Party Tuesday won the Huzurabad bypoll with a margin of 23,855 votes.
  3. A digital token inspired by the popular South Korean Netflix series Squid Game has lost almost all of its value as it was revealed to be an apparent scam.
  4. Chhoti Diwali will be celebrated this year on November 3, a day before Diwali which will fall on November 4.
  5. REET Result 2021: Over 16 lakh students had appeared for the Rajasthan Eligibility Examination for Teachers (REET). Candidates who appeared in the exam can check their result on the official website –


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  3. Thousands locked in Shanghai Disneyland after Covid case


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