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6 November, 2021

News Today:

  1. The ongoing protest over the Centre’s contentious agricultural laws in Haryana escalated on Friday after a group of protesting farmers allegedly held a few Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders hostage in Rohtak, while another reportedly smashed the windshield of the vehicle of party legislator in Hisar district, police said. HT
  2. The government’s ongoing discussions related to Union Budget 2022-23 are primarily centered around two key points, welfare schemes and infrastructure development, with special emphasis on direct benefit transfer (DBT), public procurement through GeM portal, technology-based governance, fund allocations to the North-east, and gender and child budgeting, two officials aware of the matter said. HT
  3. Delhi woke up to one of its most polluted mornings this year after Diwali, according to Air Quality Index (AQI) data, with farm fires in Punjab and Haryana, and the use of fireworks on Diwali night (Thursday) contributing to the spike. HT
  4. Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) on Friday rubbished a media report that suggested that business tycoon Mukesh Ambani and his family are planning to partly reside in London. Indian Express
  5. The prices of most major cooking oils dropped about ₹5-10 a litre in Delhi and as much as ₹20 in some other cities in the run-up to Diwali, Food Secretary Sudhanshu Pandey said on Friday, giving credit to the stabilisation of global prices as well as measures such as duty cuts and stock limits. However, the national average retail prices for cooking oils showed little change, and mustard oil, which is only produced domestically, continued to see rising prices. Hindu


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

  1. शाहरुख खान के बेटे आर्यन खान को जेल तक पहुंचाने वाले NCB के जोनल डायरेक्टर समीर वानखेड़े अब क्रूज ड्रग्स केस की जांच टीम को लीड नहीं करेंगे। मुंबई जोनल यूनिट के पास मौजूद क्रूज मामले समेत ड्रग्स से जुड़े 6 केस की जांच के लिए NCB के डायरेक्टर जनरल ने स्पेशल इन्वेस्टीगेशन टीम (SIT) बना दी है। Bhaskar
  2. प्रधानमंत्री गरीब कल्याण अन्न योजना (PMGKY) के तहत गरीबों को नवंबर के बाद मुफ्त राशन मिलना मुश्किल है। खाद्य सचिव सुधांशु पांडे ने शुक्रवार को कहा कि इस स्कीम के तहत नवंबर के बाद भी गरीबों को राशन दिए जाने का फिलहाल कोई प्रस्ताव नहीं है। Bhaskar

  3. गूगल अकाउंट चलाने वाले सभी यूजर्स को अब टू-स्टेप वेरिफिकेशन (2SV) करना अनिवार्य हो गया है। दरअसल, कंपनी 9 नवंबर से सभी यूजर्स के लिए 2SV लागू कर रही है। कंपनी ये बदलाव यूजर की सिक्योरिटी के लिए कर रही है। इस वेरिफिकेशन के बाद आपके अकाउंट में लॉगइन की एक नई लेयर जुड़ जाएगी। Bhaskar


Relevant Google Trends Today

  1. Bhai Dooj, the final day of Diwali festivities, is celebrated on the second lunar day of Shukla Paksha in the Hindu calendar month of Kartika. This year, Bhai Dooj falls on November 6, two days after Diwali celebrations on November 4.
  2. The Kedarnath Temple, located in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand, is one of the four ancient pilgrimage sites referred to as Char Dham Yatra, which also include Yamunotri, Gangotri and Badrinath. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting the Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva to inaugurate a number of key infrastructure projects.
  3. Gujarati people, native to the state of Gujarat in India celebrate the next day after Diwali as Gujarati New Year. In 2021, the Gujarati new year shall be celebrated on 5 November 2021
  4. Chhath Puja, a four-day ancient Hindu festival dedicated to Lord Surya (Sun God) and Chhathi Maiya, celebrated after six days of Diwali or the sixth day of the month of Kartik, will begin on November 8 this year with Nahay Khay and conclude on November 11 with Usha Arghya, the day when people break their fast after offering arghya to the rising sun.


Relevant Twitter Trends 

  1. Happy New Year
  2. London
  3. Greta Thunberg
  4. Guy Fawkes Night


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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