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Up Governor gives assent to ordinance on “unlawful conversion”
- The Uttar Pradesh prediction of unlawful conversion of religion ordinance, 2020, was cleared by the state cabinet earlier this week and promulgated on November 27
- Legislation provides for penalties of up to 10 years in prison if conversion is found to be affected for marriage or through force.
Environmental clearance granted whose validity is expiring in this financial year, shall be extended till March 31st
- The ministry of environment, forest and climate change has amended the 2006 environment impact assessment notification while taking into account the outbreak of covid-19 epidemic.
- Environmental clearance is the period from which April environmental clearance is granted by the regulatory authority, to the start of production operation by the project or activity, all completion of all Construction operations.
- National Law day, is celebrated in India on 26th November every year to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India in November 1949 which came into effect on January 26, 1950.
- The object of celebrating law day buy legal community is to convert on one single objective that true democracy and the rule of law always go together. It is the rule of law which guards a democratic polity.
Government cannot close its eye towards atrocities committed by Black market during covid: Madhya Pradesh high court NSA detention
- MP High Court refused to quash the detention order passed against black marketer, accused of storing food grains, which was meant to distribute under PDS.
- MP High Court refused to crash the detention order noting that “with an extra ordinary situation of covid-19 pandemic, people are dying out of hunger and the state government cannot close its eye towards the atrocities which are being committed by the black marketers”.
Dozens of rallies was deliberate on Saturday in opposition to a brand new French regulation that may limit sharing pictures of police:
- The case shocked France with celebrities and politicians alike condemning the officers’ actions, and has introduced debate over President Emmanuel Macron’s regulation to boiling level.
- Macron on Friday known as the incident an “unacceptable assault” and requested the federal government to provide you with proposals to “battle in opposition to discrimination”.
- It was handed by the Nationwide Meeting final week upsetting rallies and protests throughout France. Rally organisers are calling for the article to be withdrawn, claiming that it contradicts “the basic public freedoms of our Republic”.
China agreed to buy Billion of coal from Indonesia striking a three year supply pact:
- China will buy $1.467 billion worth of thermal coal from Indonesia next year, the Indonesian Coal Mining Association (APBI) said on a report on Wednesday.
- The trade deal was signed between APBI and China Coal Transportation and Distribution on Wednesday, according to APBI’s statement.
- Indonesia, the world’s top exporter of thermal coal, has resorted to diplomatic channels to promote coal sales around Southwest Asia, particularly in Vietnam, as exports to China slowed.
Malaysia will hold a general election when the COVID-19 pandemic is over :
- Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said, shortly after he averted a showdown by winning parliamentary support for his administration’s budget.
- Malaysia is facing a new wave of coronavirus infections, with cumulative cases rising more than four-fold since September to more than 63,000 as of Saturday.
The oldest prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention centre may be released after Biden’s Win:
- The oldest prisoner at the Guantanamo Bay detention center went to his latest review board hearing with a degree of hope, something that has been scarce during his 16 years locked up without charges at the US base in Cuba.
- President Donald Trump had effectively ended the Obama administration’s practice of reviewing the cases of men held at Guantanamo and releasing them if imprisonment was no longer deemed necessary. Now there’s hope that will resume under Biden.
Traffic hit on key Delhi roads as police sealed Singhu, Tikri borders
- The traffic movement on the key roads in Delhi was affected as police kept the Singhu and Tikri borders closed for vehicles.
- The traffic movement was not allowed from Azadpur and outer ring road towards the Singhu border.
- Farmers of Bharati Kisan Union of Rakesh Tikait from Western UP broke barricades at the Delhi- Ghaziabad border.
Andhra Pradesh : Sea Spewing little beads of Gold at Kakinada
- Beaches have been sieved by the people of Uppada and Suradapeta village to find beads of gold which have washed ashore due to the Cyclone Nivar.
- Braving heavy rain and cold weather, people searched using fishing nets, combs without losing their hope.
- “Few houses and temples near coast had been washed away and might have lost small pieces of gold,” SI said.
Sipper to be send to Taloja jail by NPRD for Stan Swamy
- Stan Swamy’s painful wait for sipper cannot be tolerated any longer, said by prominent Disability Rights Organisation.
- 83 year’s old was arrested in Ranchi for his alleged involvement in the Elgar Parishad case.
- The court will hear the matter on Dec 4.
- “Stan cannot be refused fluids for such a long period till next hearing”, NPRD said.
Trilateral meet on Maritime Security begins
- India, Sri Lanka and Maldives hold trilateral meet on Maritime Security begins on Saturday.
- The chief guest at the event was Sri Lanka foreign minister Dinesh Gunawardena.
- National Security Advisor Ajit Doval represents India.
- While Mariya Didi, foreign minister of Maldives represent Maldives.
Modi reviews covid vaccine development, hails Zydus biotech park team
- PM Modi hails Zydus biotech park team and to visit Bharat biotech’s facility next.
- “I compliment the team behind this effort for their work. The government of India is actively working with them to support them in this journey,” PM tweeted.
- PM Modi began his 3 city visit to review covid vaccine development.
Congress meets to talk about result of Bihar Elections
- On Tuesday, various senior leaders who are part of Congress Special Committee met virtually to discuss about the performance in Bihar, Gujarat, Manipur and Madhya Pradesh.
- However, Sonia Gandhi who is President of Congress Party was not part of the meeting. The panel talked about their future strategies relating to recent Farm Acts which includes submission of 2 crores signatures.
Defence Minister of China set to visit Nepal days after Foreign Secretary of India visitation
- On Sunday, Wei Fenghe, Defence Minister of China is set to visit Nepal barely after two days visit of Harsh Shringla, Foreign Minister of India which was focused at improving bilateral ties affected due to border row.
- The announcement has been made through a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign stating that Wei Fenghe would be making the trip on November 29 to Nepal.
Prime Minister Modi launches refrigerated Covid-19 vaccine in Gujarat
- According to reports from the officials, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accepted offer of Xavier Bettel, Luxembourg in order to set up special transportation plant for refrigerated vaccine in Gujarat with a view to ensure the delivery to villages across the country.
- The proposal has been monitored by S Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister and the arrangements was finalised over virtual meeting of CEO and Deputy CEO of the Company by India’s Ambassador to the European Union, Satish Jha.
India and Netherlands set to release Dutch historical archives on Kerala
- On Friday, the Indian Embassy in Netherlands tweeted that Cosmos Malabaricus is a 7 year project which has been aimed at shedding light into history of Kerala through archives of Dutch East India Company which was present in India and Netherlands.
- The historical archives from Dutch is said to be translated and its summary would be published for the people of Kerala and everyone else in English language.
- It consists of information which is written in Dutch language as a ‘Treasure Trove’ depicting political and military organisations, social and economic matters, etc.
Amazon goes on a hiring spree without equal, Pushed by pandemic
- Amazon added 427,300 employees between January and October, pushing its workforce to more than 1.2 million people globally, up more than 50 percent from a year ago.
- Amazon has embarked on an extraordinary hiring binge this year, vacuuming up an average of 1,400 new workers a day and solidifying its power as online shopping becomes more entrenched in the coronavirus pandemic.
- The hiring has taken place at Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle, at its hundreds of warehouses in rural communities and suburbs, and in countries such as India and Italy.
- The spree has accelerated since the onset of the pandemic, which has turbocharged Amazon’s business and made it a winner of the crisis.
Puri tells builders, Offload inventories, don’t hang on to it
- The Centre will once again write to states requesting them to reduce stamp duty on registration of properties, to boost sales and revive the real estate sector, Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Puri said Friday.
- Addressing a virtual conference organised by realtors’ body NAREDCO, the minister said the circle rates need to come down, and asked developers to offload unsold inventories. “I think time has also now come to offload some inventories.
- Puri said the finance ministry has recently relaxed income tax rules increasing differential between circle rate and transaction value to 20 per cent..
Manufacturing picks up, services sector worst hit, GDP shrinks 7.5% in Q2
- India’s economy shrank for the second straight quarter through September, recording a 7.5 per cent contraction in its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in July-September, according to data released by the National Statistical Office (NSO) Friday.
- The latest data is a significant improvement over the unprecedented 23.9 per cent year-on-year contraction in April-June due to damage inflicted by the pandemic-induced lockdown.
- This is the case across most global economies, what could be a cause for concern is that even with a smaller rate of contraction as compared to the first quarter, the Indian economy remains one of the worst performers among major economies.
Infrastructure Output Down 2.5% In October, Shrinks For Eighth Straight Month
- Contracting for the eighth consecutive month, the output of eight core infrastructure sectors dropped by 2.5 per cent in October, mainly due to decline in production of crude oil, natural gas, refinery products and steel.
- The production of eight core sectors had contracted 5.5 per cent in October 2019, data released by the Commerce and Industry Ministry showed on Friday.
- While coal, fertiliser, cement and electricity recorded positive growth, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products and steel registered negative growth in the month under review.
- The output of these eight key sectors is in the negative zone since March. In September, the rate of contraction was 0.1 per cent.
Eelco Schattorie on ISL Derby: ‘Antonio Lopez habas is like Jose Mourinho’
- The formal East Bengal and Kerala blasters manager Eelco Schattorie shared his views on the boro match.
- “I was really looking forward to the first ever ISL Derby with the two new clubs who have so much history and legacy,” said Schattorie.
- Both the clubs started comparing the manager with Jose Mourinho.
- “I don’t think is Bengal did much wrong,”.
- East Bengal should be happy with their performance as it was only their first match.
Magnificient Mohammed Magdi goal hands Al Ahly champions league title
- Mohammad Magadi scored stunning gold 4 minutes from time as they beat Cairo rivals 2-1 to claim the 2019-20 title.
- The teams were locked at 1-1 at the Cairo International Stadium when midfielder magdi scored and won the title.
- It’s part wild scenes of celebration from the players after winning the match.
- The title win is a second for Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane.
- Fridays match is the first time since the inaugural African champions league final in 1965.
Newcastle scores 2 late goals beats palace 2-0 in EPL
- Callum Wilson and Joel in tennis court late as Newcastle beat crystal palace 2-0 in the English Premier league.
- Joelinton then bro clear in the 90th, cut onto his left foot and sent in a short the deflected into the back of the net.
- Newcastle game into the match having lost two straight games and to win in the third game.
- Palace dropped to 13th position below New castle.
Mike Tyson returns to the ring, 2 minute rounds, 12 on gloves, a belt for the grabs
- Mike Tyson is going to fight against Roy Jones junior after many years.
- The eighth round exhibition original scheduled for September 12 in person.
- Mike Tyson aged 54 hasn’t fought since losing to Kevin Mcbride on June 11 2005.
- When asked about the round lens, both Tyson and Jones were seemingly Android and compare the two minut rounds to women’s boxing.
- Tyson added I am sure they have the reasons for doing it.
Krishna, Manveer seal ATK mohun Bagan Derby win against East Bengal
- Roy krishna scored again to seal ATK Mohun bagan to win over East Bengal in their first ISL derby.
- After winning this game ATK Mohun Bagan is leading the table with 6 points.
- Defence help by Tiri, put up a disciplined show to return with a clean slate for the second successive match.
- Balwant Singh was way word up front and missed a sister at the hour mark.
- All over ATK played a good football and took the victory.
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, MEDICINE AND DEFENCE
MW07 Plus TWS Earphones, Lamborghini Partners With Master & Dynamic to Launch MW65 Headphones
- The MW65 headphones feature two modes of active noise-cancelling technology.
- The MW65 headphones feature custom 40mm Beryllium drivers.
- MW07 Plus can reportedly charge 50 percent in 15 minutes.
- The audio devices have been inspired by iconic Lamborghini sports cars.
Tesla Recalls 870 Cars in China Over Defective Roofs
- The latest recall affects Model X cars produced between March 16 and July 31 in 2016.
- Tesla will inspect the recalled cars for free.
- Tesla will perform a test on roof trim to check if primer is sufficient.
- The latest recall comes after Tesla issued a pull-back in the United Stat.
US imposes sanctions on Russian, Chinese companies for supporting Iranian missile programme
- The US has imposed sanctions on four companies from China and Russia for supporting Iran’s missile programme that remains a “significant proliferation concern,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said.
- The announcement was made on Friday as the US continues to take tough measures against Iran for continuing their activities related to nuclear arms.
- President Donald Trump withdrew the US from the landmark Iran nuclear deal in 2018.
- Pompeo said the imposition of sanctions against these foreign entities is consistent with the efforts of the US to use all available measures to prevent Iran from advancing its missile capabilities.
A harsh winter awaits troops, With India-China talks over Ladakh pullout stalled
- China’s insistence that Indian troops should vacate heights in Chushul has hit talks for disengaging troops from forward locations in eastern Ladakh.
- China’s aim could be to occupy strategic positions in the Despang sector, a source said.
- China has deliberately avoided mentioning the post-disengagement positions along the LAC in the Ladakh sector, the source claimed.