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LIVE news updates: National Informatics Centre team working at AIIMS suspects  a ransomware attack. As of 7:30 pm hospital services are running on manual mode, according to AIIMS.

Jio on Wednesday announced that Jio True 5G will now be available in Pune, offering unlimited 5G data at speeds of up to 1Gbps. Starting November 23, Jio users in Pune will be invited to the Jio Welcome Offer, to experience unlimited data, at no additional cost, according to an official report.

The Supreme Court asked the Centre on Wednesday to produce before it the file related to the appointment of Election Commissioner Arun Goel, who was appointed on November 19.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday described transnational and cross-border terrorism as the gravest threat that the world is facing, and called for urgent and resolute intervention by the international community. He made this call at the 9th Asean Defence Ministers Meeting, during the Cambodia-chaired ADMM Plus gathering at Siem Reap.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the Constitution has vested enormous powers on the "fragile shoulder" of the chief election commissioner and the two election commissioners and it wants a CEC of strong character like late T N Seshan. Seshan was a former cabinet secretary to the Union government and was appointed as the election commissioner (EC) on December 12, 1990 with a tenure till December 11, 1996. He completed his six-year tenure and died on November 10, 2019. 

Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Kaushal Kishore on Tuesday said finishing touches are being given to the new Parliament building and the Lok Sabha speaker will decide whether the forthcoming Winter Session will be held there or the existing building. 

Four men died in Haryana, ostensibly after consuming spurious drink, police said on Tuesday. Three of the deceased hailed from a village in Sonipat district while the other victim, who was their relative, hailed from neighbouring Panipat, the police said.

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Zelensky to address emergency UN meeting on Ukraine on Wednesday, reports AFP

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Mumbai measles outbreak: One death, 13 new cases reported

Mumbai records 13 new cases of measles and one death related to infection, according to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
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BJP is publicising fake videos due to fear of losing MCD polls: Sisodia

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FIFA World Cup 2022: Japan beat Germany 2-1 in World Cup 2022 shock

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Kamala Harris says she will run with President Joe Biden for second time in 2024

US Vice President Kamala Harris says she will run with President Joe Biden for a second time in 2024. Speaking to reporters while in the Philippines, the vice president said she has "no doubt" about the strength of the administration's achievements, citing pandemic relief and infrastructure legislation.
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Inclusion of CJI in consultative process for CEC appointment will ensure independence: SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said the inclusion of the Chief Justice of India in the consultative process for the appointment of Chief Election Commissioner would ensure independence of the poll panel. The apex court was of the view that any ruling party at the Centre ''likes to perpetuate itself in power'' and can appoint a 'Yes Man' to the post under the current system.
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Hundreds of workers joined protests at Foxconn's flagship iPhone plant in China

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Bharat Jodo Yatra will be successful in Rajasthan, says Sachin Pilot

Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Wednesday distanced himself from the threat by a prominent Gurjar outfit to disrupt the Bharat Jodo Yatra if its demand to make him the Rajasthan chief minister is not accepted, and instead blamed the BJP for trying to create "disturbances".
Gurjar Arakshan Sangharh Samiti leader Vijay Singh Bainsla has threatened to oppose the Rahul Gandhi's yatra in Rajasthan unless his demand to make Pilot, a prominent face from the community, the chief minister is accepted. Asked about the threat of Bainsla, the former deputy chief minister of the state said, No matter how hard the BJP tries, the yatra will be successful".
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Installed power capacity in India doubled in last 10 years: RBI Data

The installed capacity of power in India has doubled in the last 10 years. From 199,877 MW in 2011-12, it has risen to 399,497 MW in 2021-22, data from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) showed.
Additionally, the total installed capacity of grid interactive renewable power has gone up by 3.7 times in the same period. It has risen from 19,971 MW in 2011 to 94,434 MW in 2021.
Maharashtra has the highest installed capacity of power of 43,466 MW followed by 42,208 in Gujarat. With 15,463 MW, Karnataka has the highest installed capacity of grid interactive renewable power in India. Tamil Nadu follows it with 15,225 MW and Gujarat with 13,153 MW, according to the RBI's "Handbook Of Statistics On Indian States".

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Meesho joins govt's Open Network for Digital Commerce

E-commerce platform Meesho on Wednesday said it has integrated with the government's Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) to help connect buyers with hyperlocal sellers.

The government is running a pilot of ONDC where all e-commerce ecosystem players will facilitate online purchase of goods and services at competitive prices, thereby reducing cost burden on sellers and consumers.

The pilot with Meesho will be launched in Bengaluru and gradually rolled out in other locations in coming months. With this, registered buyers on ONDC will be able to access a list of products available on ONDC through Meesho.

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Govt's efforts to attract investment should convert into speedy progress for UP: Mayawati

A day after Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced plans to invite investment in Uttar Pradesh, BSP chief Mayawati on Wednesday said such efforts should not just be limited to acquiring land or serving electoral interests but also convert into speedy progress for the state.

Addressing a curtain-raiser in Delhi ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Global Investors Summit 2023 on Tuesday, Adityanath said his government plans to organise roadshows in 18 countries and seven major cities of India to invite investors to the summit.

He said the state has set a target of attracting an investment of Rs 10 trillion through the event, which will be held in Lucknow from February 10 to 12 next year.

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Congress model means casteism and vote bank politics which creates rift among people: PM Modi in Gujarat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the "Congress model" meant nepotism, casteism, sectarianism and vote bank politics.
Addressing a rally at Mehsana in north Gujarat, where the two-phase Assembly elections are scheduled to be held next month, Modi said the Congress destroyed not only Gujarat but the entire country.
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Transnational, cross-border terrorism gravest threat before world: Rajnath

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday described transnational and cross-border terrorism as the gravest threat that the world is facing, and called for urgent and resolute intervention by the international community.
He made this call at the 9th ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting, during the Cambodia-chaired ADMM Plus gathering at Siem Reap. Addressing the ASEAN ministers, Singh said, "The gravest threat requiring urgent and resolute intervention by the international community is transnational and cross-border terrorism. Indifference can no longer be a response, as terrorism has found victims globally."
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SC says will hear Mumbai's Aarey colony tree felling matter on Thursday

The Supreme Court said that it will hear on Thursday the matter pertaining to the felling of trees at Mumbai's Aarey Colony, the site for a metro car shed project.

A bench comprising Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justices Hima Kohli and J B Pardiwala took note of the submissions of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MMRCL) that there was a need to fell 84 trees. The law officer said let the tree felling committee decide on the request of MMRCL on cutting of the tree and the decision would be dependent on the order of this court.

A senior advocate appearing for those opposed to felling of trees said they have also filed an interim plea.

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UK's top court to rule on Scottish bid for independence vote

Britain's Supreme Court is due to rule on Wednesday on whether Scotland can hold a vote on independence without the consent of the UK government, a case with huge implications for the future of the United Kingdom.
The semi-autonomous Scottish government has asked the top court to decide whether the Scottish Parliament can legislate to hold a referendum next October with the question “Should Scotland be an independent country?” The Conservative UK government in London refuses to approve a vote, saying the question was settled in a 2014 referendum that saw Scottish voters reject independence by a margin of 55 per cent to 45 per cent.

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First Published: Nov 23 2022 | 8:21 AM IST

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