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4 November, 2021

News Today:

  1. The air quality in the national capital worsened on Wednesday, stoking fears of a severe uptick in pollution levels on Diwali day amid concerns that widespread violations of the firecracker ban may plunge Delhi into a health emergency, even as Delhi Police flying squads fanned out across the city to crack down on the sale and use of crackers. HT
  2. Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday announced an alliance with his estranged uncle Shivpal Yadav’s party for the upcoming assembly elections, attempting to bring the curtain down on a family feud that erupted five years ago over control of the party. HT
  3. The United Nations special rapporteur on human rights and the environment, David Boyd, has said that new taxes on air travel and maritime shipping could raise money needed to compensate countries for “loss and damage” associated with extreme climate events. Loss and damage refers to the impacts of both extreme events such super cyclones, and slow onset events such as sea level rise. HT
  4. Work on the new residence and office of the Prime Minister, part of the Central Vista redevelopment project, will go beyond the December 2022 completion target. The plots where the PMO and the Executive Enclave are proposed to be built are currently occupied by Defence establishment hutments that are being relocated to KG Marg and Africa Avenue in New Delhi. Indian Express
  5. India’s first indigenous COVID-19 vaccine, Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin, was granted Emergency Use Listing (EUL) by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday. Hindu


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

  1. बढ़ती महंगाई और गेहूं की बिजाई के लिए DAP खाद नहीं मिलने से नाराज फतेहाबाद जिले के किसानों ने बुधवार को दीपावली के मौके पर प्रधानमंत्री PM नरेंद्र मोदी को टूटा हुआ खाली दीया भेजा। टोहाना इलाके के किसानों ने तहसीलदार की मार्फत प्रधानमंत्री को टूटी हुई खाली गुल्लक, फटा हुआ कुर्ता, फटी हुई जेब और एक नरकंकाल भी भेजा। Bhaskar
  2. इस साल सर्दी आपको ज्यादा ठिठुराने वाली है। वजह है, ला-नीना। मौसम विज्ञानियों के मुताबिक ला-नीना की परिस्थितियां अपने चरम पर पहुंच गई हैं जो अगले वर्ष मार्च तक बनी रहेंगी। इसी दौरान भारत समेत एशियाई देशों में सर्दी का मौसम आएगा। ला-नीना की वजह से ठंड के सीजन में इस बार सर्द दिन यानी कोल्ड स्पेल ज्यादा होंगे। Bhaskar

  3. भारत और पाकिस्तान के रिश्तों में सुधार होने की उम्मीद कम होती नजर आ रही है। पाकिस्तान ने जम्मू-कश्मीर के श्रीनगर से UAE के शारजाह जाने वाली फ्लाइट को अपना एयर स्पेस इस्तेमाल करने की इजाजत देने से इनकार कर दिया है। इस्लामाबाद ने अपना एयर स्पेस इस्तेमाल करने पर आपत्ति जताई है। Bhaskar


Relevant Google Trends Today

  1. FIFA, the video game, is at war with FIFA, the soccer organization. Game publisher Electronic Arts is considering a generic alternative for its 28-year-old, $20 billion franchise, after licensing talks reportedly stalled over a seven-figure fee.
  2. From Thursday, the price of petrol will come down from the current rate of over 110 a litre in Delhi to about 105. The diesel rate will be reduced from over 98 per litre to about 88.
  3. Former India captain Rahul Dravid has been appointed as the Head Coach of the senior Indian men’s cricket team, the BCCI announced on Wednesday.
  4. The Stock Markets (BSE and NSE) will open for one hour for the Muhurat Trading session on Diwali. Diwali Special Stocks to Buy Today : 4 November 2021


Relevant Twitter Trends 

  1. #ToryCorruption
  2. Petrol & Diesel
  3. #HappyDiwali
  4. #instagramdown


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India 2024
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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