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8 November, 2021

News Today:

  1. The global “goal post” should not only shift to ‘net zero’ but ‘net negative’ by mid-century for developed countries to keep global warming under 1.5 degrees C over pre-industrial levels, the charter supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, TATA Cleantech Capital Limited and the Rockefeller Foundation, said. The Indian government has maintained the same position at COP 26.. HT
  2. Heavy rains lashed Chennai and adjoining districts of Tamil Nadu from Saturday night through Sunday as the city witnessed the highest rainfall in a single day since 2015 due to the northeast monsoon, which has been impacted by continued La Nina, a complex weather pattern caused by variations in ocean temperatures in the equatorial band of the Pacific Ocean. No death was reported, official said. HT
  3. Senior farmer BKU leader Gurnam Singh Chaduni said Sunday that in the meeting of Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) scheduled for November 9, farmer bodies of Haryana will propose a Parliament March on November 26. The farmer agitation is completing a year on November 26.. Indian Express
  4. Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik once again attacked the Union government over the issue of the farm laws on Sunday, saying that it will have to eventually concede to the demands of farmers protesting against the laws, and that it should have invested in world class colleges rather than a new Parliament.. Indian Express
  5. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on Monday the matter related to the October 3 Lakhimpur Kheri incident in which eight people, including four farmers, were killed in violence during a farmers’ protest. Hindu


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

  1. पंजाब कांग्रेस का घमासान अब कैप्टन अमरिंदर सिंह के गृह शहर पटियाला तक पहुंच गया है। यहां कैप्टन के करीबी मेयर संजीव शर्मा बिट्‌टू को हटाया जा सकता है। कैप्टन के कांग्रेस छोड़ने के बाद भी उन्होंने अपने बोर्ड में अमरिंदर की फोटो लगा दी थी। इसके लिए पंजाब कांग्रेस इंचार्ज हरीश चौधरी और प्रदेश प्रधान नवजोत सिद्धू पटियाला पहुंच रहे हैं। यहां सर्किट हाउस में उनकी पटियाला के कांग्रेसियों से मीटिंग होगी। Bhaskar
  2. पाकिस्तान मेरिटाइम सिक्योरिटी एजेंसी (PMSA) ने शनिवार को भारतीय मछुआरों की नौका पर फायरिंग की थी। घटना में महाराष्ट्र के रहने वाले एक मछुआरे की मौत हो गई थी। रविवार को भारत ने कहा है कि इस मामले की जांच की जा रही है और इसे कूटनीतिक स्तर पर पाकिस्तान के सामने उठाया जाएगा। मारा गया मछुआरा महाराष्ट्र के पालघर जिले के रहने वाला था। Bhaskar

  3. दुनिया के सबसे अमीर शख्स और टेस्ला के मालिक एलन मस्क ने शनिवार को ट्विटर पर एक पोल शुरू किया है। इस पोल में एलन मस्क ने लिखा है कि वे टेस्ला के 10% शेयर बेचना चाहते हैं। उन्होंने लोगों से पूछा है कि क्या वे इस प्रस्ताव का समर्थन करते हैं। मस्क ने पहले भी कहा था कि वह इस साल की चौथी तिमाही तक टेस्ला में अपनी हिस्सेदारी कम करने पर विचार कर रहे हैं। Bhaskar


Relevant Google Trends Today

  1. An oil tanker truck exploded near Sierra Leone’s capital, killing at least 98 people and severely injuring dozens of others after large crowds gathered to collect leaking fuel, officials and witnesses said Saturday..
  2. The average rainfall received in Tamil Nadu and Chennai is more than normal during the northeast monsoon season, which started in October, weather experts said. They added that little has been learnt from 2015 devastating floods that killed more than 400 people across the state.
  3. Punjab government has announced a reduction in petrol and diesel prices by Rs 10 per litre and Rs 5 per litre respectively.


Relevant Twitter Trends 

  1. #ChennaiRains
  2. #Afghanistan
  3. Delhi’s air quality deteriorates to ‘very poor’
  4. Nike is going all in on its metaverse play, such as intelligent electronic shoes, digital sneakers, virtual drops, and avatars


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