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Breaking News: Jack Dorsey steps down as Twitter CEO, Parag Agarwal, IIT Bombay grad chosen as successor

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has made way for Indian Parag Agrawal as its CEO. Twitter India has been at some rough patches with the Government of India. After Microsoft and Google, this appointment is important for Indians in the tech world. Dorsey has been at the receiving end of Donald Trump “affections” following the former US President’s ban on Twitter.

Lucknow airport puts Omicron restriction in place

Amidst the fear of the new variant of coronavirus, Omicron, several states have been issuing guidelines and advisories for the travellers. Now, Lucknow DM issued protocols for passengers arriving at Lucknow airport. In the advisory, it was mentioned that passengers showing symptoms in the thermal scanning will be subjected to a free RT-PCR test. RT-PCR test of 10% passengers arriving on all domestic flights to be done on a random basis.

Tejashwi Yadav leads attack on Nitish govt, says Bihar is poorest state of India, what’s the point of ’15 saal bemisaal’

The opposition leader of Bihar, Tejashwi Yadav, lead an attack on the Nitish government. He said that in the NITI Aayog’s poverty index repor5t, Bihar has been found to be the poorest state of India. He further said that if the Chief Minister of Bihar was serious about it, then there would’ve been an improvement. He concluded by saying that what’s the point of ’15 saal bemisaal’ if the situation is this worse?

43 students, 1 teacher of Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Backward Classes Welfare school in Telangana tests positive for COVID-19

Amidst the rising concerns over the new variant of coronavirus, Omicron, 43 students, 1 teacher of Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Backward Classes Welfare school tested positive for coronavirus. Currently, Telangana has been reporting 100-150 cases every day.

Bill to cancel farm laws passed in Parliament

The Farm Laws Repeal bill was presented at 12:06 p.m. and passed at 12:10 p.m., despite opposition demands for a discussion. Congress MP Rahul Gandhi was disappointed as the farm laws were repealed without debate. He further added that the government was afraid of having a debate.

Lok Sabha adjourned till 2:38 PM

During the passing of the cancel bill of farm laws, the ruckus was created as the opposition was mentioning that there should be discussion over this too. The opposition leader Mallikarjun Kharge said that the three farm laws are being repealed because of upcoming elections in five states.

19 people including 7 police personnel, who were on duty during President’s visit test positive for COVID-19 in Haridwar

The government officials who were on duty during President Ram Nath Kovind’s visit to Haridwar has tested positive. According to reports, 19 people were found positive including 7 police personnel. Ashok Kumar, Uttarakhand DGP, said that they were all present when President visited Haridwar and Rishikesh.

Tom Latham hits 2nd consecutive half-century, New Zealand needs 170 for their big victory

New Zealand opening batsman Tom Latham on day 5 of the Kanpur test match, hit his second consecutive fifty after India gave the target of 284 runs to win the match. Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson And Ross Taylor are still on the crease and are on course for their big victory.

Live score: NZ- 118/3

Bitcoin won’t be considered as legal tender, says Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to Lok Sabha

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharamn on November 29 at the Winter session of Parliament said that Bitcoin will not be considered as a legal tender, as the government does not have any data of its transfers. Earlier this Indian government had announced that they will ban all private cryptocurrencies except a few ones.

Farm Laws bill repealed by Lok Sabha amid ruckus by opposition MPs, session adjourned till 2:00 pm

The Farm Laws repeal bill passed by Lok Sabha amid the ruckus by opposition MPs on the first day of the Winter session of Parliament. Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar tabled the Farm Laws Repeal Bill 2021. The session is again adjourned till 2:00 pm.

Chandiwal Commission cancels bailable warrant against Mumbai to cop Param Bir Singh in connection with money laundering case

Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh has been denied a bailable warrant by the Chandiwal commission, in connection with corruption allegations against former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.

Rajya Sabha speaker Venkaiah Naidu adjourns Rajya Sabha proceedings for 1 hr to mourn passing away of MP Oscar Fernandes

M. Venkaiah Naidu adjourned the Rajya Sabha proceedings for one hour to mourn the passing away of sitting MP Oscar Fernandes. The three farm laws bills are supposed to be repealed on the first day of the Winter session of Parliament.

Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla adjourns session till 12 noon after sloganeering by Opposition MPs

Lok Sabha speaker om Birla adjourned the Winter session of Parliament till 12 noon after the opposition members started sloganeering in support of farmers and demanding the repealing of three farm laws bill.

Winter session of Parliament with national anthem in both houses, PM Modi and senior BJP leaders present in Lok Sabha

The Winter session of Parliament began with the national anthem in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. PM Modi along with Union Home Minister Amit Shah and senior BJP leaders were present in parliament. The three farm laws are supposed to be repealed in the parliament today

67 people found Covid positive in Maharashtra’s Thane, 59 were fully vaccinated

In Maharashtra’s Thane, approx 67 people found Covid positive in an old age home, among 59 were fully vaccinated. They all have been admitted in a government hospital. The new covid variant Omicron is likely to be more dangerous than its previous variants.

Farm Laws bill to repeal in Lok Sabha as Winter Session of Parliament begins

On the first day of the Winter session of Parliament 2021, the BJP government will repeal the three farm laws bill on November 29. However, opposition parties are demanding compensation to each family of deceased farmers who died during a protest against the farm bills.

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Congress to hold meeting of its Rajya Sabha MPs at Congress Parliamentary Party Office

Amid three first day of the Winter session of Parliament where three farm laws bills are supposed to be repealed, Congress has called a meeting of its Rajya Sabha MPs at the Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) office on November 29.

Japan bans international arrivals amid sudden spread of Omicron variant of Covid 19

Amid the sudden spread of ‘Omicron’ the new variant of Covid 19, Japan has banned international arrivals in their country. Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Monday that the measure will take effect from Tuesday i.e., November 30.

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Gujarat Assembly Election results tomorrow: BJP set to sweep polls, say exit polls

According to the Election Commission of India, approximately 58.68 per cent of polling was recorded till 5 pm in the second phase of voting.

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Results of the elections to the Gujarat Assembly will be out on December 8, Thursday. The second and last phase concluded on Elections 2022 concluded on December 5. The first phase of voting took place on December 1.

According to the Election Commission of India, approximately 58.68 per cent of polling was recorded till 5 pm in the second phase of voting.

For the seventh consecutive year, the Bharatiya Janata Party is likely to clean sweep in Gujarat, exit polls predicted. The News X-Jan Ki Baat Exit Polls 2022 says BJP will win 117-140 seats while Congress+NCP will secure 34-51 seats and AAP is likely to win 6-13 seats.

Exit Polls of TV9 Gujarati predicted BJP to win 125-130 seats, Congress+NCP 40-50 seats, and AAP 3-5 seats. The Republic- P-MARQ exit polls had BJP winning between 128-148 seats, Congress+NCP 30-42 seats, and AAP 2-10 seats.

The Times Now-ETG exit polls say the BJP is likely to win 131 seats, the Congress+NCP is expected to secure 41 seats, and AAP is likely to win 6 seats.

Prominent seats in the second phase of voting were Viramgam from where Hardik Patel is contesting on the BJP ticket, Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel’s Ghatlodia in Ahmedabad, and Gandhinagar South from where BJP’s Alpesh Thakor is contesting.

For those unversed, exit polls are surveys carried out by media organisations outside the polling booths through sampling methods to forecast the likely results of the elections before the final outcome is declared. The counting of votes for the Gujarat Assembly polls will be conducted on December 8.

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Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party fielded candidates in all 16 seats this year while Congress is contesting in 90 seats and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has pitted candidates in 2 seats.

Reports said around 833 candidates contested across the 93-seat polling for the second phase of voting in the state. These are prominent seats for the Bharatiya Janata Party which has dominated for almost three decades now.

This year, Gujarat witnessed a three-way tough fight between the Bharatiya Janata Party, Aam Aadmi Party, and Congress. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel also cast their votes and PM Modi also urged people to step out to vote.

Reports said the first phase of the Gujarat Assembly polls saw low turnout with a 34.7 per cent turnout was recorded till 1 pm on December 1.

The Exit Polls hint at a clean sweep for the ruling BJP in the Gujarat Assembly election as according to Aaj Tak-Axis My India the saffron party is at 140 and the grand old party is trailing behind at 23, the Aam Aadmi Party has predicted to have performed poorly as they are at 15.

As per the ABP News-Cvoter, the BJP is again sweeping the election at 134 as opposed to Congress, who are at Congress 37 as per exit polls; the Aam Aadmi Party is also falling behind at just 7.

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Gujarat elections: CM Bhupendra Patel, Amit Shah cast vote, voter turnout 19.17 pc till 11 am

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In Rajasthan, Rahul Gandhi takes a dig at Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla

The Congress leader resumed his Bharat Jodo Yatra on its 91st day on December 7 and marched towards Kota from Darra Station Ganesh Mandir.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday took a dig at Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla in Kota, Rajasthan and said Lok Sabha TV only shows the speaker’s face throughout.

Speaking during the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Kota, Congress MP said his party want to speak on demonetisation, GST, or China issue in the Parliament, however, their mics are turned off and the camera never comes towards them.

Further, Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot said the Bharat Jodo Yatra has been taken out to save the country, its constitution, and democracy.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi resumed his Bharat Jodo Yatra on its 91st day on December 7 and marched towards Kota from Darra Station Ganesh Mandir. The yatra started from Darra station in the Sangod area which is represented by Congress MLA Bharat Singh. Rahul Gandhi also interacted with students studying in coaching centres in Kota.

The Yatra was joined by Congress’ General Secretary in-charge of Karnataka Randeep Singh Surjewala, Sachin Pilot, and social activist Aruna Roy. Rahul Gandhi also interacted with padayatra on his way to Kota.

Meanwhile, the Winter Session of Parliament began on Wednesday and will continue till December 29. Reports said the Centre’s agenda for this session includes 16 new bills.

Some of the bills scheduled for introduction in the Winter Session of Parliament are the Trade Marks (Amendment) Bill, 2022, the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) (Amendment) Bill, 2022 and The Repealing and Amending Bill, 2022. The Repealing and Amending Bill, of 2022 will seek to repeal redundant and obsolete laws, reports said.

On Tuesday, Union Minister Rajnath Singh chaired an all-party meeting to seek cooperation from all parties for the smooth functioning of the session. Leader of the House in Rajya Sabha Piyush Goyal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi were also present in the meeting, reports further said.

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Supreme Court asks Centre and RBI to produce records related to demonetisation, reserves verdict

Senior Advocate P Chidambaram opened the arguments and said that the Court should lay down the law for the future, so that similar misadventures are not repeated by the future governments.

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Center and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to produce relevant records relating to the government’s decision to invalidate Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes in 2016.

While reserving its judgment on a bunch of pleas challenging the Centre’s 2016 decision, a 5-judge Constitution bench headed by Justice S A Nazeer and including Attorney General R Venkataramani, RBI counsel, senior advocates P Chidambaram and Shyam Divan heard the arguments of the counsel for the petitioners. The supreme Court of India has ordered Centre government and the Reserve Bank of India to produce records related to demonetisation.

A bench of Justices BR Gavai, AS Bopanna, V Ramasubramaniam and BV Nagarathna said that they have heard both the parties and will have their judgment reserved. They further said that counsel for the Union of India and the Reserve Bank of India are directed to place the relevant records.

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For the unversed, a written submission has to be furnished to court by December 10. The Attorney General for India R Venkataramani said that the documents will be produce in a sealed cover. The bench observed that it can examine the manner in which the decision was taken. The top court was hearing a batch of 58 petitions challenging the note ban announced by the Centre on November 8, 2016.

On October 12, the bench agreed to hear the matter on merits, after the persuasive arguments made by Senior Advocate P Chidambaram. The bench asked the Union Government and the Reserve Bank of India to produce before it, the relevant documents and files relating to the decision.

Senior Advocate P Chidambaram was from the petitioners side who opened the arguments and said that no doubt the effects of the decision cannot be undone, Hence, the Court should lay down the law for the future, so that similar misadventures are not repeated by the future governments.

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