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International flight operations expected to return to normal soon, says Rajiv Bansal, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation

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The food grain under Phase V would entail an estimated food subsidy of Rs 53,344.52 crores: Govt of India

Pakistan formally conveys its decision to India to allow transportation of 50000 MTs of wheat and life-saving medicines from India to Afghanistan via Wagah border on an “exceptional basis for humanitarian purposes”: Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Today, the Union Cabinet led by PM completed formalities to repeal the three Farm Laws. During the upcoming session of the Parliament, it will be our priority to take back these three laws: Union Minister Anurag Thakur

PM has given directions on how MEA’s network of Missions and Posts abroad can work to further the goal of promoting trade, tourism and tech. Target of USD 400 billion of exports has been set up for the year 2021-22: Foreign Secy Harsh Vardhan Shringla at ICC Annual Session and AGM

We still have some outstanding issues despite several rounds of talks with China and will obviously not be in a normal relationship with China, until everything is resolved: Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla in Delhi

It has been decided to extend the ‘PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana’ to provide free ration till March 2022: Union Minister Anurag Thakur on Cabinet decisions

We are making all efforts to handover all operations of Air India by the end of December: Rajiv Bansal, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation

International flight operations expected to return to normal soon, says Rajiv Bansal, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation

We have decided to allow the entry of all CNG, electric vehicles into Delhi from 27th November. The entry of all other vehicles to remain banned till 3rd December: Delhi Environment minister Gopal Rai

Air quality in Delhi is improving now. Schools, colleges, educational institutes to re-open from 29th November in Delhi: Environment minister Gopal Rai

Govt of India and Asian Development Bank has signed a $300 million loan to improve primary health care in urban areas of 13 states that will benefit over 256 million urban dwellers including 51 million from slum areas: Ministry of Finance

Cabinet approves repeal on farm laws

The Union Cabinet today has reportedly approved the repealing of farm laws. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 19 had announced that the government would do away with the three controversial farm laws which were passed by the Parliament in September 2020.

The relations between today’s Bangladesh and India are bound to be special, anything different would’ve been an aberration. The journey of friendship between Bangladesh and India will continue to set an example for other countries: Bangladesh envoy Muhammad Imran

Visuals: High Commissioner of Bangladesh Muhammad Imran & Indian Chief of the Army Staff MM Naravane attends a seminar marking ‘India-Bangladesh 50 years of friendship’ today.

Bangladesh and India have come a long way, our friendship has stood the test of time. As neighbours with common roots, we continue to grow together and share challenges, opportunities, and destinies: Indian Army Chief MM Naravane

Mumbai’s Special NIA trial court tells BJP MP Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur that she has to appear before the court whenever the court summons her in the matter

A meeting of the Congress Parliamentary Strategy Group is scheduled to be held at the residence of Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi tomorrow, to chalk out the strategy for the upcoming Winter Session of Parliament

Ahead of the Parliament session, the Chairman of Rajya Sabha M. Venkaiah Naidu has called a meeting of floor leaders on 28th November at his residence in Delhi.

Ladakh Administration has issued an advisory for ‘Sindhu Pushkaram’ pilgrims to follow all COVID19 guidelines including wearing face masks. The Administration also says that pilgrims found littering ad throwing trash in open at ghats or prayer sites will be fined Rs 500.

Delhi HC asks Delhi Transport minister Kailash Gahlot to file a reply on MLA Vijender Gupta’s plea challenging summons issued against him by trial court in a criminal defamation case. The court also stayed trial court order summoning Gupta in matter; further hearing in March 2022.

I-T Dept conducted searches on two real estate groups based in Delhi-NCR on Nov 17, in connection with alleged large scale tax evasion. During search ops, unaccounted cash of Rs 10 cr was seized. The evidence indicates undisclosed income to be around Rs 400 cr: Spox, CBDT

PM Modi to perform bhoomi pujan of UP’s Noida International Airport tomorrow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will perform the bhoomi pujan of the Noida International Airport (NIA) at Jewar in the NCR region on November 25. The airport is being developed by Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL), a 100 per cent subsidiary of the project’s Swiss concessionaire Zurich International Airport AG. Yamuna International Airport Pvt Ltd (YIAPL) is developing Noida International Airport under the PPP model in close partnership with the Government of Uttar Pradesh and the Government of India. With the construction of the airport, it is being expressed that the job opportunities will open in the state.

We have also added Velankanni Church in Tamil Nadu to the list of pilgrimage sites covered under this free pilgrimage scheme for senior citizens of Delhi: CM and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal

Under the free pilgrimage scheme for senior citizens of Delhi, we are sending them to Ayodhya to have a darshan of Shri Ram Lalla. Our first train for Ayodhya will be leaving on 3rd December, registrations have started: Delhi CM and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal

Another office-bearer of Popular Front India (PFI) has been arrested in connection with the murder of a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker in Palakkad district on Nov 15. This is the second arrest in the case, according to the Kerala Police.

Delhi High Court issued notice to Centre and Delhi Govt on a PIL seeking appointment of doctors and paramedical staffs in government-run hospitals including Mohalla clinics on urgent basis over their sanctioned vacancies

On the issue of stubble burning, Chief Justice of India NV Ramana observes that as a government lawyer and we judges are discussing this issue, what is the bureaucracy doing? They can go on field talk to farmers, involve scientists and take a decision, suggests CJI.

Supreme Court asks Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh governments about any study to show how much stubble has been removed from these States and what emission control methods have been adopted.

Supreme Court to hear the case next on November 29. SC asks Centre to continue the measures for controlling air pollution for the next two-three days. In the meantime, if the pollution level becomes 100, then some restrictions can be lifted

Supreme Court says it will not close the air pollution case and give final orders. SC further adds that due to the seriousness of the issue it will continue to hear this matter.

Air pollution in Delhi NCR: Supreme Court tells Centre that when the weather becomes severe then measures are taken. The measures have to be taken in anticipation to stop air pollution. SC observes that this is the National Capital, imagine the signal we are sending to the world

Czech Republic reports record 25,864 daily coronavirus cases

The Czech Republic reported 25,864 new coronavirus cases for Tuesday, the highest daily tally recorded in the country of 10.7 million since the pandemic started, Health Ministry data showed on Wednesday.

Special cyber cell probing source of email after Gautam Gambhir receives ‘death threats from ISIS Kashmir’

Former Indian cricketer and Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) MP Gautam Gambhir received death threats from ‘ISIS Kashmir’. DCP Central, Shweta Chauhan, said, “Gautam Gambhir has submitted a written complaint about the death threat. He has received the threat on his official email id. The security has been increased outside his residence.” “We are going to kill you and your family,” read the threat email received from ‘ISIS Kashmir’.

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan writes to Nagaland, Sikkim, Maharashtra, Kerala, Goa, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, J&K, Punjab, Rajasthan, West Bengal and Ladakh over a decline in weekly COVID-19 testing rates

Air pollution in Delhi NCR: Senior adv Vikas Singh appearing for petitioner tells SC that as per a media report this year due to polls in Punjab fines not being imposed to please farmers. SC says it isn’t concerned with this issue and it can’t micromanage such things

BJP MP Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case to appear before a special NIA trial court in Mumbai today.

Supreme Court begins hearing the case relating to the rising air pollution levels in Delhi-NCR.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is also scheduled to meet Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy today: Trinamool Congress

Due to the traffic jam, many ambulances with patients got stuck for a long time, which was threatening to their lives. Senior officials and the police reached on time to open up the route: Police Commissionerate, Gautam Buddh Nagar

An FIR has been registered at the Knowledge Park PS, against a farmer leader Sukhbir Khalifa, his 28 supporters, and 200 unknown people, for violating Section 144 CrPC & holding a traffic jam at NOIDA Zero Point: Police Commissionerate, Gautam Buddh Nagar

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is scheduled to meet PM Modi at 5 pm today: Trinamool Congress

Crop failure, rise in fuel costs push up vegetable prices in Delhi

Vegetable prices have seen a surge in the Delhi-NCR region due to heavy rainfall and crop failure.Vendors in Okhla fruit and vegetable market say that the customers are now buying less due to an increase in prices. Sonu Pehlwan, a vegetable vendor, said, “With high fuel prices and rainfall, vegetable prices tend to rise. How will daily-wage workers buy tomatoes worth Rs 70/kg?”

Senior BJP leader Kripal Singh Parmar resigns from the posts of Sirmaur District in-charge and state executive committee member. “I am being harassed in the party for the last 6 months,” he said in a statement

Over a hundred Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) officials conducted search operations at 68 locations with respect to disproportionate of assets cases registered against 15 officers: Anti-Corruption Bureau

India conducts over 11 lakh COVID-19 tests in last 24 hrs

Over 11 lakh samples were tested for COVID-19 across the country in the last 24 hours, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) informed on Wednesday. The total samples tested for COVID-19 in the country so far stands at 63,47,74,225. “As many as 11,57,697 samples were tested yesterday,” said ICMR.

Telangana: 153 new Covid cases, 2 deaths in last 24 hours

Telangana recorded 153 new Covid-19 cases and two deaths on Tuesday while the number of active cases stood at 3,533. The cumulative case load and death toll are now at 6,74,842 and 3,984 respectively.As many as 157 patients were declared cured on Tuesday with total recoveries in the state now at 6,67,328. Telangana’s case fatality rate (CFR) in now at 0.59% while the recovery rate stands at 98.9%.

Rupee slips 12 paise to 74.54 against US dollar in early trade

Equity indices open in green, Sensex up by 69 points

Equity indices opened in green on Wednesday with Sensex up by 69.28 points and Nifty up by 29.30 points. The 30-scrip BSE Sensex was up by 0.12% at 58733.61 at 9.20 am. Similarly, 50-scrip NSE Nifty was trading at 17532.60 at 9.20 am, up by 29.30 points or 0.17%.On the Sensex, the sectors which were trading high with maximum gain are realty sector at 1.08 and power at 1.07.

BJP MP from East Delhi Constituency and former Cricketer Gautam Gambhir has approached the Delhi Police, alleging he has received death threats from ‘ISIS Kashmir’. The investigation is underway. Security has been beefed up outside Gambhir’s residence: DCP central Shweta Chauhan

4.4 magnitude earthquake hits Andaman and Nicobar islands

An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 on the Richter scale jolted east-northeast of Campbell Bay in the early hours of Wednesday, the National Center for Seismology (NCS) informed. According to NCS, the tremors of the earthquake had a depth of 10 kilometres and occurred at around 8.45 am. “Earthquake of Magnitude:4.4, Occurred on 24-11-2021, 08:45:04 IST, Lat: 7.29 and Long: 94.47, Depth: 10 Km, Location: 69 km ENE of Campbell Bay, Andaman and Nicobar island, India,” NCS tweeted.

India reports 9,283 new cases, 10,949 recoveries & 437 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Health Ministry.

Reducing jail term of an accused from 10 to 7 years, the Allahabad High Court said that Oral sex with a minor does not come under ‘aggravated sexual assault’ under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

Delhi: Vegetable prices soar in the national capital

Apple suing Israeli hacker-for-hire company NSO Group

Tech giant Apple announced it is suing Israel’s NSO Group, seeking to block the world’s most infamous hacker-for-hire company from breaking into Apple’s products, like the iPhone.

Covaxin shows 50% effectiveness against symptomatic COVID-19

Biden has invited around 110 countries to a virtual summit on democracy at Dec 9-10 virtual summit

China is not invited, while Taiwan is invited according to list released by the State Department on Tuesday. Turkey, a member of NATO, is also missing from the list. The final list leaves out Russia, while in the South Asia region Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka have been excluded, according to a list posted on the State Department website on Tuesday.

Union Cabinet likely to approve bill to repeal farm laws today

The Union Cabinet is likely to approve the proposal to withdraw the three farm laws in the meeting. The Government of India has listed ‘The Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021’ in the legislative business to be taken up in Lok Sabha during the winter session of Parliament beginning November 29.

Delhi: Air Quality Index

COVID-19: Mizoram reported 465 recoveries and 3 deaths. Total active cases 4247

Australia lists Hezbollah as ‘terrorist organisation’





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