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9 November, 2021

News Today:

  1. Chennai got some relief on Monday from the continuous rain, but many roads and areas in the city are under sheets of water. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast more rain for the city and nearby areas starting Tuesday. Four people have so far been killed in rain related incidents in Tamil Nadu, news agency PTI reported. HT
  2. Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai will on Tuesday chair a meeting with officials from concerned departments to deliberate on more steps required to reduce air pollution in the national capital. “We have called a meeting of all departments concerned, including environment department, Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), Delhi Development Authority (DDA), Public Works Department (PWD) and municipal corporations, at the Delhi secretariat to discuss what more can be done to reduce Delhi’s own share of pollution,” Rai said a day ago. HT
  3. A SpaceX capsule carrying four astronauts left the International Space Station bound for Earth on Monday after spending six busy months aboard the orbital outpost. HT
  4. While the two neighbours- China and Pakistan have chosen to stay away, the other key countries in the region — Russia, Iran, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan —are expected to participate in the meeting on Afghanistan to be held at the level of national security advisors, and chaired by NSA Ajit Doval. Indian Express
  5. India’s power deficit this year ‘spiked marginally’ to 1.2% due to the ‘annual post-monsoon pressure’ on output, the government said in a statement on Monday, asserting that the deficit has been ‘near about wiped out’ in recent years. “The current year, up till October, it (the power deficit) has been -1.2%; the marginal spike being attributable to the annual post-monsoon pressure on power output. Hindu


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

  1. भोपाल के हमीदिया अस्पताल कैंपस में सोमवार रात करीब 9 बजे आग लग गई। आग कमला नेहरू बिल्डिंग की तीसरी मंजिल पर स्थित पीडियाट्रिक विभाग में लगी। इसमें 4 नवजात बच्चों की मौत हो गई। इनमें तीन की मौत दम घुटने से हुई है। तीन घंटे की मशक्कत के बाद देर रात साढ़े 12 बजे फायर ब्रिगेड और पुलिस की टीम ने आग पर काबू पाया। Bhaskar
  2. घाटी में महीने भर बाद एक बार फिर आतंकियों ने टारगेट किलिंग शुरू कर दी है। श्रीनगर के बोहरी कदल इलाके में सोमवार शाम अज्ञात बंदूकधारियों ने मोहम्मद इब्राहिम खान (45) को गोली मार दी। गंभीर रूप से घायल इब्राहिम को SMHS अस्पताल लाया गया, जहां उन्होंने इलाज के दौरान दम तोड़ दिया। Bhaskar

  3. इलेक्ट्रिक कार की बिक्री को बढ़ाने के लिए सरकार हर संभव कोशिश कर रही है। फेम स्कीम के तहत इन वाहनों पर सब्सिडी दी जा रही है। हालांकि इसके बाद भी इनकी कीमत पेट्रोल और डीजल गाड़ियों के मुकाबले बहुत ज्यादा है। ऐसे में केंद्रीय परिवहन एवं राजमार्ग मंत्री नितिन गडकरी ने भरोसा दिलाया है कि अगले 2 साल में इलेक्ट्रिक गाड़ियों की कीमतें पेट्रोल-डीजल की गाड़ियों के बराबर हो जाएंगी। Bhaskar


Relevant Google Trends Today

  1. The complaint by a whistle-blower alleging irregularity in IndusInd Bank’s MFI subsidiary, BFIL (Bharat Financial Inclusion), took the market by surprise. The stock dropped by nearly 11 per cent as the bank’s management addressed allegations in a concall, dismissing them as baseless.
  2. 66-year-old Harekala Hajabba, an orange vendor from Karnataka’s Mangaluru, to open a school in his village Harekala-Newpadpu with his earnings of 150 per day.
  3. Demonetisation: 70 per cent of the people who bought a property in last 7 years paid a component in cash.
  4. Chhath Puja is a four-day festival celebrated where devotees worship the Sun God – Surya.
  5. Paytm’s initial share sale made a subdued start on Monday, garnering a mere 18% subscription, as large investors stayed away from the country’s biggest public issue yet.
  6. Celebrating the 104th birthday of cell biologist Dr Kamal Ranadive, Google unveiled a new doodle on Monday


Relevant Twitter Trends 

  1. #GodMorningTuesday
  2. #Demonetisation
  3. Former US president Barack Obama urges nations to take action at UN climate summit
  4. France now advises against the Moderna shot if you are below 30, belatedly joining the Nordic countries


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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