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30 October, 2021

News Today:

  1. A third of the candidates who will appear for the National Defence Academy (NDA) examination on November 14 for entry into the premier joint services training institution are women, government officials familiar with the matter said on the condition of anonymity. HT
  2. Bypolls to three Lok Sabha seats and 30 assembly seats in 13 states and one Union territory will be held on Saturday amid strict security and Covid safety measures. HT
  3. Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and top leaders of the European Union in Rome on Friday, ahead of the G20 Summit on Saturday. Indian Express
  4. In a decision ahead of Diwali, the Finance Ministry has approved 8.5 per cent rate of interest on provident funds for 2020-21, enabling the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) to credit interest in the accounts of beneficiaries. Indian Express
  5. The Centre’s flagship rural employment scheme has run out of funds halfway through the financial year, and supplementary budgetary allocations will not come to the rescue for at least another month when the next Parliamentary session begins. According to its own financial statement, the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme shows a negative net balance of ₹8,686 crore. Hindu


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

  1. आर्यन खान के बेल के बीच नेशनल इंवेस्टिगेटिव एजेंसी (NIA) की टीम शुक्रवार को मुंबई स्थित NCB के ऑफिस पहुंची। मुंबई क्रूज ड्रग्स मामले की जांच कर रहे NCB के जोनल डायरेक्टर समीर वानखेड़े पर रिश्वत के आरोपों के बीच NIA की एंट्री को महत्वपूर्ण माना जा रहा है। Bhaskar
  2. दिल्ली हाईकोर्ट ने शुक्रवार को ट्विटर को हिंदू देवी-देवताओं पर आपत्तिजनक कंटेंट हटाने का आदेश दिया। कोर्ट ने कहा कि सोशल मीडिया कंपनी को लोगों की भावनाओं का ख्याल रखना चाहिए। ट्विटर की तरफ से पेश प्रतिनिधि से कोर्ट ने पूछा कि आपत्तिजनक कंटेंट हटाया जा रहा है या नहीं? Bhaskar

  3. भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक (RBI) ने शुक्रवार को करंट अकाउंट से जुड़ी नई गाइडलाइन जारी की। नई गाइडलाइन के तहत बैंक उन ग्राहकों का भी करंट अकाउंट ओपन कर सकेंगे, जिन्होंने अन्य बैंकों से कैश क्रेडिट और ओवरड्राफ्ट जैसी क्रेडिट फैसेलिटी ले रखी है। हालांकि केवल 5 करोड़ रुपए से कम के बैंकिंग एक्सपोजर वाले कर्जदार ही ये सुविधा ले पाएंगे। Bhaskar


Relevant Google Trends Today

  1. Puneeth Rajkumar, 46, one of the marquee names of the Kannada film industry and the youngest of the five children of matinee idol Dr. Rajkumar, passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest on Friday morning.
  2. CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced Meta, which brings together their apps and technologies under one new company brand. Meta’s focus will be to bring the metaverse to life and help people connect, find communities and grow businesses.
  3. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Friday announced the results of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2021 that was held on 10 October.
  4. Superstar Rajinikanth underwent a Carotid Artery revascularisation procedure on Friday and is likely to be discharged from the hospital after a few days, said the Chennai’s Kauvery Hospital in a statement.
  5. The result of NEET will be announced in the form of a scorecard and details related to score, percentile score, cut-off, all India rank, etc are mentioned on the scorecard. Admission in the undergraduate medical courses in India is granted based on the rank secured in NEET-UG exam.
  6. PUBG New State might just be the most awaited battle royale game to arrive this year after Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI)


Relevant Twitter Trends 

  1. #PuneethRajkumar
  2. #AFGvPAK
  3. Singer Zayn Malik ‘adamantly’ denies allegations by Yolanda Hadid, the mother of his girlfriend Gigi Hadid, that he ‘struck’ her during an argument
  4. Lionel Messi hauled off at half-time by Mauricio Pochettino after awful performance in PSG’s clash with champions Lille


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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