Taliban announces complete ban on use of foreign currency in Afghanistan

Taliban in a statement, shared by one of their spokesperson, said that the economic situation and national interests in the country required that all the Afghans use Afghan currency in their every trade. The Taliban on November 2, 2021, announced a complete ban on the use of foreign currency in Afghanistan. The move will make sure to cause further disruption to an economy that has been pushed to

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MP to introduce new Prevention of Loss of Public and Private Property and Recovery of Damages Act

Madhya Pradesh government is planning to introduce new ‘Prevention of Loss of Public and Private Property and Recovery of Damages Act’. This was announced by Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra on November 3, 2021. The Minister informed that under the act, a claim tribunal will be formed for recovery of damages from those who pelt stones and damage government and private properties. The tribunal will be formed

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Choti Diwali 2021: Narak Chaturdashi Date, Time, Tithi, Abhyang Snan Time, Significance, History

Choti Diwali 2021: Choti Diwali or Narak Chaturdashi is being celebrated across India on November 3, 2021. Choti Diwali is observed a day before Badi Diwali which will be celebrated on November 4, 2021. Choti Diwali or Narak Chaturdashi falls on the 14th day of Krishna Paksha in the month of Ashwin of the Hindu calendar. Choti Diwali or Narak Chaturdashi is also known as Roop Chaturdashi, Roop

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Climate finance should at least be $1 trillion: India at COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow

Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Bhupender Yadav on November 2, 2021, stressed upon India’s position that climate finance should be increased to at least $1 trillion to meet the goals of addressing climate change as it cannot continue at the levels decided in 2009. There should be a system for monitoring climate finance just as we have for monitoring mitigation. Yadav called all the Like-Minded

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Mission Clean: Punjab Chief Minister announces initiative to curb illegal sand mining, liquor trade

The Chief Minister of Punjab, Charanjit Singh Channi, announced ‘Mission Clean’ in a meeting on October 31, 2021, held with all the Deputy Commissioners and the Senior Superintendents of Police (SSPs) of the state. The Chief Minister of Punjab, during the meeting, directed the officials to adopt a ‘zero-tolerance policy’ against corruption. He also ordered strict action against the drug, sand, and the liquor mafia. As per the

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Vishakhapatnam: Indian Navy receives first P15B Guided-Missile Destroyer

The Indian Navy has received its first P15B stealth guided missile destroyer from the Mazgaon Shipbuilders on October 28, 2021. As per the official statement, the construction and the delivery of the ship- named Vishakhapatnam- is another testament of the impetus given by the Government of India and the Navy to the indigenous warship construction Programme. The Indian Navy said on Twitter, “Vishakhapatnam- first of the indigenous P15B

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Climate Change: UNEP Emissions Gap Report 2021 – Top 10 Key Highlights

The 12th edition of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Emissions Gap Report 2021 titled ‘The Heat is On’ was released on October 26, 2021, in an annual series that gives an overview of the difference between where the greenhouse gas emissions are predicted to be in 2030 and where they should be to avert the worst impacts of climate change. The report comes during a fraught year

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Indian-Origin Anita Anand becomes Canada’s new Defence Minister; Who is she?

Anita Anand, Indian-Origin Canadian politician, on October 26, 2021, was announced to be the new Defence Minister of Canada. The decision was taken in a cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a month after his liberal party returned to power in snap polls and amid the calls for the major military reforms. The 54-year old Anita Anand will replace a long time Defence Minister of India-Origin Harjit

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16th East Asia Summit: PM Modi to virtually attend East Asia Summit today

16th East Asia Summit: PM Narendra Modi will virtually attend the 16th East Asia Summit today, on October 27, 2021. Set up in 2005, the East Asia Summit is a regional forum that convenes annually.It was attended initially by leaders of 16 countries that are located in East Asia, South Asia and Oceania but the membership expanded to 18 countries including the United States and Russia at the

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Google Doodle honours Otto Wichterle, contact lens inventor on his 108th birthday; Who was Otto Wichterle?

Google with a doodle celebrated Otto Wichterle’s 108th birth anniversary on October 27, 2021. Otto Wichterle, a Czech Chemist, is the man who invented the soft contact lenses. Google’s plan of celebrating Wichterle’s birth anniversary through a creative doodle aims at enlightening netizens about the groundbreaking work of the scientist. Modern soft contact lens, the gift by Wichterle to the world, are used approximately by 140 million people

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