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National

Family-run parties biggest threat to India's democracy: Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hit out at family-run parties saying they are the biggest threat to the democracy and rued that even a national party had fallen prey to it.

NDA overcomes stiff challenge to retain power in Bihar

Patna: Surmounting anti-incumbency of 15 years, a mutinous former ally, and a spirited challenge from a resurgent opposition that rose from its ashes like proverbial phoenix after the 2019 Lok Sabha poll debacle, Nitish Kumar- led NDA was back in power in Bihar on Wednesday with a slender majority.

Tejashwi Yadav: political novice who gave veterans a run for their money

Patna: An avid cricketer whose career never really took off, a political greenhorn who got power on a silver platter but failed to keep it, a scion of Bihar''s most powerful family who could not get past the 9th grade.

Pak shells 3 sectors along LoC in Poonch

The Pakistan Army heavily shelled forward posts and hamlets on Wednesday in three sectors along the LoC in Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

COVID-19 cases in India breach 86-lakh mark, recovery rate rises to 92.79 pc

India''s COVID-19 caseload went past 86 lakh on Wednesday, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 80.13 lakh, pushing the national recovery rate to 92.79 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry''s data.

If Nitish becomes Bihar CM, credit goes to Shiv Sena: Saamana

Praising RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav for giving a "spirited fight" in the Bihar Assembly polls, the Shiv Sena on Wednesday needled the BJP saying that if Nitish Kumar retains the post of chief minister despite the JD(U) winning fewer seats, the credit should go to the Sena.

 

International

Trump not conceding is an embarrassment, says Biden

Washington: US Prez Donald Trump not conceding defeat in the just-concluded election is an embarrassment, Prez-elect Joe Biden said Tuesday, asserting that his transition plans have remained unaffected by this and he has started talking to world leaders.

US: WHO not sharing enough info about China virus probe

A senior US government official complained Tuesday that the World Health Organization has not shared enough information about its planned mission to China to investigate the animal origins of the coronavirus.

AP Explains: Election's validity intact despite Trump claims

The US presidential election was not tainted by widespread voter fraud or irregularities in how ballots were counted, despite a huge effort by President Donald Trump to prove otherwise.

Republicans searching for problems with Wisconsin election

Republicans are grasping for ways to reverse Joe Biden''s win in Wisconsin over President Donald Trump, despite there being no evidence of widespread fraud or voting irregularities in the state.

Indian-American named Chief of Staff to Acting US Defence Secretary

Indian-American Kash Patel has been named as the Chief of Staff to the Acting US Defence Secretary Chris Miller, the Pentagon has announced.

 

Business

Rupee slips 9 paise against US dollar in early trade

Mumbai: The rupee depreciated 9 paise to 74.27 against the US dollar in opening trade on Wednesday, owing to increased demand of the greenback by banks and importers amid strengthening crude prices.

Asian shares mostly higher as focus shifts to virus recovery

Shares were mostly higher Wednesday in Asia after a worldwide rally spurred by hopes that a COVID-19 vaccine will help the global economy return to normal.

Iffco reduces NP fertiliser price by Rs 50 to Rs 925/bag

Fertiliser cooperative major Iffco on Wednesday announced a reduction in the maximum retail price of NP fertiliser by Rs 50 to Rs 925 per bag of 50 kg with immediate effect.

Sensex rallies over 350 pts to hit record high in early trade; Nifty tops 12,700

Equity benchmark Sensex rallied over 350 points to hit its record intra-day level on Wednesday, tracking largely positive cues from global markets and strong foreign fund inflow.

 

Entertainment

Jamie Foxx to star in and produce Amazon's 'The Burial'

Los Angeles: Oscar winner Jamie Foxx is set to feature in and produce "The Burial", an Amazon Studios drama revolving around the real-life legal battle over a funeral home chain during the 1990s.

'Narcos: Mexico' rounds season 3 cast

Netflix crime drama "Narcos: Mexico" has added nine series regulars, including Luis Gerardo Mendez, Alberto Guerra, and Luisa Rubino, to its recently announced third season.

Mads Mikkelsen in early talks to replace Johnny Depp in 'Fantastic Beasts 3'

Danish star Mads Mikkelsen, known for films "Casino Royale" and "Doctor Strange", is in early negotiations to play the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald in "Fantastic Beasts 3" after Johnny Depp''s exit from the fantasy film series.

Sports

Execution was perfect from all bowlers: Rohit after IPL title win

Dubai: His fluent half century made the chase look effortless in the IPL final but Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma said it was his bowlers who set up the crushing win over Delhi Capitals, which fetched an unprecedented fifth title for the side.

Doctor: Maradona needs time, family support to recover

Diego Maradona''s psychologist Diego D az says the Argentine soccer hero is in a stable condition in a private health clinic where he is recovering from surgery.

I should've sacrificed my wicket for Surya: Rohit

"I should have sacrificed my wicket for him," said Rohit Sharma as he regretted rising batsman Suryakumar Yadav''s dismissal in the IPL final while attempting an improbable single that was actually called by the Mumbai Indians skipper.

Hunger and working on nitty gritties did it, say triumphant MI players

An insatiable hunger to succeed, the willingness to put in the extra yards and extensive work on the nitty-gritties culminated in an unprecedented fifth IPL title for Mumbai Indians, the players responsible for the triumph said after a clinical demolition of Delhi Capitals in the final here.

 

GK Snapshots on 11 November 2020

1. World Science Day for Peace and Development 2020 – November 10

2. Govt plans to Set Up 14 More Water Aerodromes for Seaplane Services Under RCS UDAN Scheme

3. UP’s Gorakhpur is Set to Host the International Bird Festival in February 2021

4. Interstate Migrant Policy Index (IMPEX) 2019 released by India Migration Now, Kerala Top

5. High Biodiversity in 49% of Ganga River: Wildlife Institute of India Survey

6. Virgin Hyperloop completes First-ever Human Trial in Hyperloop Pod in US

7. UK’s Lord Gerry Grimstone launched UKIBC’s ‘Doing Business in India Report 2020’; Maharashtra Showed max incremental improvement

8. Nirmala Sitharaman Attended 1st BRICS Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting Virtually

9. Edelweiss Tokio Life Launches ‘Covid Shield+’, India’s First Individual Covid Life Insurance Policy

10. Dr Satish Mishra from CSIR-CDRI won the Dr. Tulsi Das Chugh Award 2020

11. Tamil Nadu Won the Best State at 2nd National Water Award 2019 for Water Management

12. IRDAI Setup a Working Group to Revisit the Retail Business of Engineering Tariff; Headed by R Chandrasekaran

13. Bidhya Devi Bhandari Releases Pictorial Anthology on Mahatma Gandhi in Nepali language titled ‘Maile Bujheko Gandhi’

14. Bhagat Singh Koshyari released the Book ‘Majhi Bhint’ Authored by Rajendra Darda, Former Maharashtra Minister of Education

15. Ruskin Bond Authored Book Titled, ‘How to Be a Writer’

16. HarperCollins to publish Kiwi PM Jacinda’s Biography ‘Jacinda Ardern: Leading with Empathy’

 


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