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Noida International Airport’s Foundation Stone To Be Laid Today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to lay the foundation stone of Noida International Airport today in Jewar, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh. The foundation ceremony will commence at 1 pm. Taking to Twitter, PM Modi wrote: “Tomorrow, 25th November is a major day for India’s and Uttar Pradesh’s strides in infra creation. At 1 pm, the foundation stone of the Noida International Airport will be laid. This project will significantly boost commerce, connectivity and tourism,” The first phase of the Noida International Airport will be done at the cost of over Rs 10,050 crore and is spread over more than 1300 hectares of land. On the line of decongesting the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI), the Noida International Airport will be the second international airport in Delhi NCR. The airport will serve the people of Delhi, Noida, Aligarh, Agra, Ghaziabad, Faridabad and neighbouring cities.

Covid-Bulletin: India Registers 9,119 New Covid-19 Cases; Recovery Rate At 98.33%

According to the latest data released by the union health ministry, India has recorded 9,119 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active caseload of the country currently stands at 1,09,940, which is the lowest in 539 days. Meanwhile, daily recoveries continue to outnumber active covid-19 cases, with recording 10,264 recoveries in the previous 24 hours. The total recoveries have reached 3,39,67,962. The daily and weekly positivity rate currently stands at 0.79% and 0.90%, respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, the country has conducted 63.59 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered 119.38 crore covid-19 vaccines so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

India’s Total Fertility Rate Dropped Below Replacement Level

The National Family Health Survey data for 2019-21 revealed that India’s population might fall as the total fertility rate has dropped below the replacement level. The total fertility rate indicates the average number of children born to a woman in her lifetime. The survey’s data was released on Wednesday for phase-2 states and all-India. The replacement level is estimated to be around 2.1. Only three states’ total fertility rate is above replacement level, which includes Uttar Pradesh (2.4), Jharkhand (2.3) and Bihar (3.0). Across Asia, Nepal has the lowest fertility rate (1.9), followed by India and Bangladesh (2).

Delhi: Top Court Reimposes A Ban On Construction Activities Amid Pollution Crisis

The Supreme Court has re-imposed a ban on construction activities in the national capital due to the air pollution crisis. Earlier, The Commission for Air Quality Management had decided to lift the ban from 22nd November, taking note of the improvement in air quality in Delhi-NCR. However, the Top Court bench comprising Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, Justice Surya Kant and Justice DY Chandrachud have decided to re-impose the ban. The court has allowed non-pollution activities, including interior decoration, electrical work, carpentry and plumbing work. Directing states to use the funds collected as labour cess for the welfare of the construction workers till the time the ban is imposed, the Supreme Court noted that wages to workers should be paid as per the wages notified under the Minimum Wages Act for the respective categories. The matter has been listed for 29th November 2021 for further consideration.

J&K: NIA Conducts Raid On Multiple Locations In A Terrorism Conspiracy Case

On Thursday morning, the National Investigation Agency carried out a raid at multiple locations in Jammu & Kashmir in connection to a terrorism conspiracy case. However, the agency did not reveal any other details about the case, but it assured that it would share the inputs as and when the suitable time came. Recently, the NIA arrested Kashmiri human rights activist Khurram Parvez for his alleged involvement in anti-India activities and having links with a banned Pakistani-based terrorist organization. Talking about the arrest, the NIA official said that the activist’s arrest was based on solid evidence, which proves his links with the Over Ground Workers (OWGs) of a banned Pakistani terrorist outfit. 

Katrina Kaif-Vicky Kaushal To Have A Court Marriage?

The internet is filled with wedding rumours of Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal. Well, there are speculations that the love birds are planning to have a court marriage next week before the lavish wedding at the Six Senses Resort in Rajasthan. The wedding festivities of Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal are all set to place from the end of the first week of December. The team of Katrina and Vicky have already reached Rajasthan and are gearing up for wedding festivities to begin. An India Today report also revealed that just like the Deep-Veer wedding, Katrina and Vicky would also include a no-phone policy at their wedding. A source close to the development said: “This is a big day for both of them, so it’s obvious that they are going all-out to ensure that there is no situation where photos and videos are being leaked on social media without them knowing. Katrina and Vicky are hands-on with the wedding prep, and there is an elaborate team put in place to ensure privacy and security.”, the report quoted the source. 

Bhediya’s First Look out: Varun Dhawan Looks Fierce As A Werewolf

The much-awaited first look of Varun Dhawan-Kriti Sanon starrer Bhediya is out now. Taking to social media, Varun Dhawan released the first look from Bhediya and wrote: “#BHEDIYA #bheidyafirstlook. In cinemas November 25th, 2022,” In the poster, Varun Dhawan looks fierce and dangerous as a werewolf. Shot in the mystic forests of Arunachal Pradesh, Bhediya is a monster-comedy film helmed by Amar Kaushik. Well, Varun Dhawan has left fans impressed with his intriguing look as a werewolf, and we can’t wait to watch Bhediya in the theatres. 

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