NEWS ON AIR https://newsonair.gov.in/Default.aspx Website cell, IT Unit, NSD, All India Radio, New Broadcasting House, New Delhi, India ? 2006 All rights reserved. All India Radio AIR International News China reports high number of Covid-19 cases https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451408 INT China reported a high number of Covid-19 cases, setting a record for daily infections for the third day in a row. Ukrainian households still without power after massive missile strikes country, says President Zelensky https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451407 INT Ukraine's president Volodymyr Zelensky said that six million Ukrainian households are still without power after massive missile strikes hit the country this week. China hits another peak in daily COVID cases as curbs widen amid mounting public frustration https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451373 INT China on Friday reported nearly 33,000 new COVID infections, up from more than 31,600 reported on Thursday. Massive labour protest reported at Foxconn's Zhengzhou factory against China's zero Covid policy https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451353 INT In China, a massive labour protest has been reported at Foxconn's Zhengzhou factory against its zero Covid policy. India's position on Kosovo is well known and there is no change in it, says MEA spokesperson https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451371 INT External Affairs Ministry today reiterated that India's position on Kosovo is well known and there is no change in it. Indian Navy and Oman Navy participate in 13th edition of bilateral exercise ‘Naseem Al Bahr’ https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451354 INT Indian Navy and Royal Navy of Oman participated in the 13th Edition of bilateral exercise ‘Naseem Al Bahr’ or Sea Breeze. UN committee urges China to release people held in detention facilities in Xinjiang region https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451347 INT A United Nations committee has urged China to release people held in detention facilities in its Xinjiang region and recommended that it provide victims with "remedies and reparation". Anwar Ibrahim sworn in as Malaysia’s new Prime-Minister https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451336 INT Malaysia's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was sworn in as the country's new Prime Minister on Thursday. Central bank of Sri Lanka keeps lending rates unchanged at 15.5 % https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451335 INT The central bank of Sri Lanka has kept the lending rates unchanged at 15.5 percent following a monetary policy meeting on Thursday. China records highest daily COVID cases since beginning of pandemic, Zero-COVID policy under pressure amid public discontent https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451331 INT China on Thursday reported more than 31600 new COVID cases, highest tally since the pandemic began in late 2019. Bangladesh : Prime Minister Hasina seeks vote for ‘boat’ ahead of general elections https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451330 INT Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday launched the nationwide electoral campaign ahead of the 12th Parliamentary elections scheduled to be held in slightly more than a year from now, reports the official news agency BSS. Pakistan: LG Asim Munir appointed as new Chief of Army Staff https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451312 INT In Pakistan, Lieutenant General Asim Munir was appointed as the new Chief of Army Staff today. Brazil: Electoral court rejects complaint from Prez Jair Bolsonaro's allies challenging election outcome https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451311 INT In Brazil, the electoral court has rejected a complaint from President Jair Bolsonaro's allies' challenging the presidential election outcome. Sri Lanka President invites all parties to discuss decades-long ethnic issues involving Tamil minorities https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451305 INT Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe has invited all parties to discuss a lasting solution to the island nation’s decades-long ethnic issue involving the Tamil minorities. Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba elected for consecutive 7th time from Dadeldhura district https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451259 INT In Nepal, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba elected today for the consecutive 7th time from the home district of Dadeldhura. Initiative of PM Modi will mobilize citizens from all over world to understand their role: UN chief Antonio Guterres https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451301 INT United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres highlighted India’s contribution to climate action in an article. Nearly 40 million children missed measles vaccine dose last year due to COVID pandemic: WHO https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451292 INT World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that there is now an imminent threat of measles spreading in various regions globally, as COVID-19 led to a steady decline in vaccination coverage and weakened surveillance of the disease. At least 7 die after gunman opens fire at Walmart supermarket in Virginia https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451286 INT At least seven people are dead after a gunman opened fire at a Walmart supermarket in Chesapeake, in the US state of Virginia, officials say. Rescue and search operations continue amid aftershocks of earthquake in Indonesia https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451222 INT In Indonesia, rescuers are battling dozens of aftershocks at West Java region as the search for earthquake survivors reaches its third day. Massive protests again trouble Apple’s Foxconn facility in China, continuing disruptions at world’s largest iPhone factory https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451264 INT In central China, massive protests have been reported at world’s largest iPhone factory in Zhengzhou province, according to images and videos widely circulating online, showing they have been beaten and detained in protests. Minister of State for External Affairs Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh arrives in Dhaka to attend IORA meeting https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451277 INT Minister of State for External Affairs and Education Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh arrived in Dhaka on Wednesday to attend the 22nd meeting of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) in Dhaka on Wednesday. Bangladesh prison shake up after militants escape from court premises https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451263 INT Bangladesh government on Wednesday announced a major reshuffle of the jail administration following the daring escape of two militants when they were being taken to the court by the police on Sunday. Former US President Donald Trump loses legal bid to prevent release of his tax returns to Congressional committee https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451258 INT In the United States, Former President Donald Trump yesterday lost a legal bid to prevent the release of his tax returns to a congressional committee. India to continue to support all national, regional & international efforts for strengthening maritime security: India's Representative R Ravindra https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451260 INT India says it will continue to support all national, regional and international efforts for strengthening maritime security. Turkey: Earthquake magnitude of 6.0 strikes area in western part of country https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451257 INT In Turkey, an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 struck an area in the western part of the country near the town of Duzce. Maldives Foreign Affairs Minister thanked Indian Govt for its contributions to enhance skills, competence of civil servants of Maldives https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451244 INT Maldives Foreign Affairs Minister Abdulla Shahid has thanked the Indian Government for its contributions to enhance the skills and competence of civil servants of Maldives. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro challenges Presidential poll https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451242 INT More than three weeks after losing a reelection bid, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has challenged the Presidential poll arguing that votes from some machines should be 'invalidated'. Earthquake of 7.0 magnitude struck Solomon Islands https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451205 INT An earthquake of 7.0 magnitude struck the Solomon Islands today. No injuries or deaths have been reported yet. The quake was followed by at least three aftershocks, with the largest ranked at a 6.0 magnitude. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh co-chairs maiden India-ASEAN Defence Ministers meeting in Cambodia https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451215 INT The maiden India-ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting was held on Tuesday at Siem Riep, Cambodia to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of India-ASEAN relations in 2022. SARANG: Indian Film Festival in Korea organized by the Indian Embassy https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451232 INT The 10th Indian Film Festival in Busan was held from Nov 18-20, 2022. The festival screened selected award winning, critically acclaimed Hindi and popular regional films with Korean sub-titles at Busan Cinema Centre. Beijing reports over 1400 new COVID cases a pandemic record, City hammered by severe restrictions https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451210 INT Chinese capital Beijing reported a record high of over 1400 new Covid cases on Tuesday, as the city was put under severe restrictions and snap lockdowns of individual buildings sans an official “citywide lockdown”. Pakistan govt orders investigation against Army Chief family in documents leakage case https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451211 INT Pakistan's government yesterday ordered an immediate investigation of confidential tax documents leakage, related to the country's Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa's family members. Factory fire kills 38 people in Central China’s Henan https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451206 INT A fire at a factory in Anyang city in central China’s Henan province has killed thirty-eight people and left two injured, in yet another reminder of industrial accidents in recent years. Bangladesh : Assam Delegation calls on Foreign Minister Dr. A K Abdul Momen https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451201 INT A delegation led by the Speaker of the Assam Legislative Assembly Biswajit Daimary called on the Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr. A K Abdul Momen in Dhaka on Monday. India can reap the benefit of Bangladesh as regional connectivity hub: Foreign Minister Dr. Momen https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451200 INT Bangladesh is positioned to be a ‘regional connectivity hub’ and India being the closest neighbour can reap the benefit of the connectivity outlook, said Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr. A K Abdul Momen. Indonesia: Death toll rises to over 160 after earthquake hits island of Java https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451197 INT In Indonesia, the death toll has risen to over 160 in the earthquake which occurred yesterday afternoon on the main island of Java. 56 dead, 700 injured in Indonesia earthquake https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451158 INT At least 56 people were killed and 700 injured as an earthquake of 5.6 magnitude struck Indonesia's Cianjur town in West Java at a shallow depth of 10kilometer on Monday afternoon. Tokayev wins Kazakhstan presidential election with 81.3% of vote https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451173 INT Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev secured a second term in Sunday's snap election, winning 81.31% of the vote. China’s Zero COVID policy sees another peak of daily new infections as Guangzhou begins lockdown, Beijing shuts businesses, schools https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451167 INT China is again facing a grim battle with COVID-19 as Southern manufacturing hub Guangzhou locked down its largest district while capital Beijing is in semi-lockdown amid record new infections daily from Zhengzhou in central Henan province to Chongqing in the southwest. US to work with Bangladesh, partners for a free & open, secure & resilient Indo-Pacific region- Ambassador Haas https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451166 INT The United States shares with Bangladesh the vision of a free, open, peaceful, secure and inclusive Indo-Pacific region as described by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the 2021 Paris Peace Forum, said US Ambassador Peter Haas in Dhaka on Monday. UN says attack at Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant extremely disturbing & completely unacceptable https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451152 INT The head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog has warned that whoever fired artillery at Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant was playing with fire. Nepal records 61 % voter turnout in elections, says EC https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451079 INT In Nepal, the Election Commission has said that the nationwide voter turnout in the elections for the members of the House of Representatives and seven provincial assemblies was around 61 percent. Turkey launches airstrikes over northern regions of Syria & Iraq targeting Kurdish groups https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451143 INT Turkey launched deadly airstrikes over northern regions of Syria and Iraq targeting Kurdish groups that Ankara holds responsible for the last week’s bomb attack in Istanbul. Bangladesh: PM Hasina expects oil import from through pipeline to start next year https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451128 INT Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed hope that the import of fuel oil from India through the 130-km long India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline (IBFPL) will begin from next year, reports the official news agency BSS. COP27 agrees to establish special Loss and Damage Fund https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451125 INT The Closing Plenary of the 27th session of the Conference of Parties, COP 27 was held today at Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt. US Justice Dept names Jack Smith to serve as special counsel to oversee investigations related to Donald Trump https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451095 INT The US Justice Department has named Jack Smith, a war crimes prosecutor, to serve as special counsel to oversee Justice Department investigations related to Donald Trump. US: Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes sentenced 11 years in prison for defrauding https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451084 INT In the United States, Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes was sentenced 11 years in prison for defrauding. Theranos was a startup that promised to revolutionize blood testing. US Vice President meets briefly with Chinese President at APEC summit in Thailand https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451083 INT The United States Vice President Kamala Harris met briefly with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the APEC summit in Thailand this morning. Malaysia: Voters cast ballots in national election; Analysts say outcome is hard to predict https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451082 INT In Malaysia, voters are casting ballots today in a tightly contested national election. Analysts said the outcome is hard to predict and could lead to new alliances if there is a hung Parliament. Investigators find traces of explosives at the site of NORD Stream Gas Pipelines Blast & confirm it as a case of sabotage: A Swedish prosecutor https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451054 INT A Swedish prosecutor on Friday said, investigators have found traces of explosives at the site of the damaged Nord Stream gas pipelines, confirming it as a case of sabotage. North Korea launches intercontinental ballistic missile https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451043 INT North Korea has launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) early morning today. South Korean officials said that the latest ICBM was fired from near the North Korean capital Pyongyang. COP27: UN Secretary-General urges parties to stand and deliver real solutions to solve greatest challenge facing humanity https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451041 INT As COP27 has reached its last day, The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres urged the parties to rise to the urgency of the moment and agree on real solutions to solve the greatest challenge facing humanity. At least 21 killed in fire at refugee camp in Gaza strip https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451037 INT In Gaza strip, at least 21 people including 10 children have been killed by a fire in a building in a densely populated refugee camp. FBI investigates unauthorized Chinese police station in US https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451036 INT In USA, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, Director Christopher Wray said that the agency is investigating the operation of an unauthorized police station that China is running out of New York as part of a global network of such stations. Russia and Ukraine agree to extend grain deal by four months https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451012 INT Russia and Ukraine have agreed to extend the grain deal brokered by the United Nations and Turkey by another 120 days as the existing agreement is to end Saturday. China continues to grapple with record COVID cases mirroring worst of Shanghai outbreak while adjusting to new Zero-COVID policy https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=451006 INT China’s daily new COVID cases continue to surge as the country today reported 23,276 new COVID-19 infections for Nov. India's Permanent Representative to UN says impact of Ukraine conflict is not just limited to Europe, but Global South especially facing serious economic consequences https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450999 INT India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ruchira Kamboj has said that the impact of Ukraine conflict is not just limited to Europe, but Global South is especially facing serious economic consequences. North Korea fires short-range ballistic missile toward Sea of Japan https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450995 INT North Korea fires short-range ballistic missile toward Sea of Japan Nepal EC invites CEC Rajiv Kumar as International Observer for forthcoming elections to House of Representatives, Provincial Assembly https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450994 INT Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar has been invited by the Election Commission of Nepal as International Observer for the forthcoming elections to Nepal’s House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly. China continues to grapple with record COVID cases; Industrial export hub Guangzhou faces country’s largest outbreak https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450993 INT China’s daily new COVID cases continue to surge as the country today reported 23,276 new COVID-19 infections for November 16. USA: Republican Party wins majority of seats in House of Representatives https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450988 INT In USA, the Republican Party have won a majority of seats in the House of Representatives, after results from crucial midterm elections were tallied today. India participates in 4th meeting of Moscow Format Consultations on Afghanistan held in Moscow https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450978 INT India participates in 4th meeting of Moscow Format Consultations on Afghanistan held in Moscow NASA launches Artemis Mission on a test flight to the moon https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450948 INT The American space agency, Nasa, launched on Wednesday its most powerful-ever rocket, as part of a plan to eventually return humans to the Moon. Mass protests erupt in Pakistan's port city of Gwadar against China backed projects https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450952 INT Pakistan's port city Gwadar has been swept by massive protests with protesters threatening to block China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) if their demands are not met by November 20. G20 leaders resolve to jointly fight global hunger https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450945 INT G-20 nations have expressed deep concern over the challenges posed to global food security exacerbated by current conflicts and tensions and expressed commitment to taking urgent actions to save lives, prevent hunger and malnutrition. Rising energy bills and food prices push British inflation to 41-year high https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450966 INT Rising household energy bills and food prices have pushed British inflation to a 41-year high. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said on Wednesday inflation. Former US President Donald Trump launches his 2024 presidential campaign https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450933 INT Former US President Donald Trump has launched his 2024 presidential campaign. He filed papers with the Federal Election Commission in which he declared himself a candidate for the presidency and established a new campaign committee. Britain approves three thousand work visas for young Indian professionals https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450940 INT The United Kingdom government has given approval for three thousand visas for young professionals from India to work in the country each year. Two killed in missile explosion at Przewodowa village in Poland https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450938 INT In Poland, two people were killed in a missile explosion at Przewodowa village in eastern Poland near the Ukraine border. Ministers of India, Brazil, South Africa, and China representing BASIC Group meet at COP27 in Egypt https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450935 INT Ministers of India, Brazil, South Africa, and China representing the BASIC Group met at COP27 in Egypt. They pledged their full support to the Egyptian COP27 Presidency for a successful conference. India and Sweden hosts LeadIT Summit, on the sidelines of COP27 at Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450916 INT India and Sweden hosted the LeadIT Summit, today, on the sidelines of COP27 at Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt. PM Modi addresses Indian community event in Bali, Indonesia https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450899 INT Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that India is a ray of hope for the world in the 21st century. Israel: New Parliament or 25th Knesset to be sworn in, former PM advances talks with allies on forming a coalition consisting of right-wing partners https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450903 INT In Israel, new Parliament or 25th Knesset will be sworn in today as former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu advances talks with allies on forming a coalition consisting of right-wing partners. World population reaches 8 billion people today https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450888 INT The world's population is projected to reach 8 billion people today, according to United Nations estimates. Chinese Prez Xi Jinping calls for setting 'right course' for China-US relationship in his much awaited in-person meeting with US President Biden, says Taiwan 'first red line' https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450881 INT Chinese President Xi Jinping met U.S. President Joe Biden in person today in Bali, Indonesia amid heightened tensions and underscored the need to explore the “right way, set the right course for China-U.S. relationship. UN Human Rights Council to hold an urgent session on Iran protests https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450867 INT The United Nations Human Rights Council announced on Monday that it would hold an urgent session this month on Iran, where a brutal crackdown on mass protests has left hundreds dead. United Nations Secretary-General hopeful Russia to extend grain deal https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450864 INT United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres voiced hope on Monday that Russia would extend an expiring deal that gives safe passage to Ukrainian grain shipments, saying the arrangement was crucial for food security. Chinese President Xi Jinping meets US President Joe Biden in Bali https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450863 INT Chinese President Xi Jinping met U.S. President Joe Biden in person today in Bali, Indonesia amid heightened tensions and underscored the need to explore the “right way, set the right course for the China-U.S. Six people killed, 81 injured in terror blast in Istanbul, Turkey; suspect detained https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450831 INT Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu has said that the suspect who planted the bomb that caused the explosion in Istanbul yesterday, November 13, has been detained. Slovenia elects first female President, Natasa Pirc Musar https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450845 INT In Slovenia, Natasa Pirc Musar has been elected the country’s first female President after beating her conservative rival in the second round of elections on Sunday, November 13. Turkey: 6 people killed in explosion on Istanbul’s historic Istiklal Street https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450822 INT In Turkey, at least six people have been killed and 53 injured in an explosion on Istanbul’s historic Istiklal Street, according to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Democratic Party to retain majority control of US Senate after winning pivotal race in Nevada https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450806 INT The Democrats will retain majority control of the US Senate after winning a pivotal race in the state of Nevada. COP27: Hundreds of environmental activists protest for climate action at UN summit https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450810 INT Hundreds of environmental activists today called on industrialised nations to pay for the impact of climate change and speed up the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Six feared dead as two World War II-era planes collide during airshow in Dallas https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450807 INT US aviation authorities confirmed that six people are feared dead after two World War II-era airplanes collided and crashed during an airshow in Dallas. Man who lived in Paris airport for 18 years dies https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450805 INT An Iranian man who lived in a Paris airport for 18 years has died. Caught in diplomatic limbo, Mehran Karimi Nasseri made a small area of Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport his home in 1988. Egypt: Bus falls into Mansuriya canal in Aga town, 19 people killed https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450790 INT In Egypt, 19 people were killed and six others were injured when a bus fell into a canal in the northern part of the country today, the Health Ministry said. Australia's Home Affairs Minister reassures COVID-19 protocols adequate after cruise ship with infected passengers docked in Sydney https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450775 INT Australia's Home Affairs Minister today reassured the public that COVID-19 protocols were adequate after a cruise ship with hundreds of infected passengers docked in Sydney. EAM Dr S Jaishankar meets Canadian counterpart Melan Joly on sidelines of EAST Asia Summit at Phnom Penh, Cambodia https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450772 INT External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar met his Canadian counterpart, Melan Joly, on the sidelines of the EAST Asia Summit at Phnom Penh in Cambodia today. Biden urges world to ramp up their own efforts to avert catastrophic global warming https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450762 INT US President Joe Biden urged all nations to ramp up their own efforts to avert catastrophic global warming. US Treasury removes India from its Currency Monitoring List https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450760 INT The United States Department of Treasury has removed India from its Currency Monitoring List. The move came hours after Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen addressed US-India Businesses and investment opportunities event in New Delhi. Taiwanese President expresses genuine threat of Chinese invasion https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450759 INT Taiwanese President has expressed a genuine threat of a Chinese invasion. In a statement given to The Atlantic, President Tsai Ing-wen said they need to be ready for a potential Chinese invasion by China amid repeated indications by Beijing in that direction. China slashes quarantine time for international arrivals by two days, eases restrictions on international flights https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450714 INT China today announced major calibration to its strict Zero-Covid measures for international travellers, reducing quarantine time on arrival from seven days down to five, followed by three days of isolation at home. Ukraine signs Treaty of Amity and Cooperation with ASEAN at Cambodia Summit https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450707 INT Ukraine has signed the instrument of accession to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (TAC) with ASEAN at its Cambodia Summit in Phnom Penh. China’s top leadership reiterates unswerving implementation of Zero COVID policy despite its inability to suppress new outbreaks https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450693 INT China's new top leadership reaffirmed Beijing's "dynamic-zero" COVID-19 policy on Thursday and said China's epidemic prevention measures must not be relaxed. India led group of developing countries ask developed countries to increase quantum of climate finance to meet the ambitious climate goals https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450679 INT At the UN climate change conference being held in Egypt, a group of developing countries led by India demanded the developed countries substantially increase the quantum of climate finance . COP27 presidency launches Sharm-el-Sheikh Adaptation Agenda to enhance resillience for 4 billion people by 2030 https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450691 INT At the UN climate change conference being held in Egypt, the COP27 presidency launched the Sharm-el-Sheikh Adaptation Agenda outlining 30 goals to enhance resilience for four billion people living in the most climate-vulnerable communities by 2030. Five Indian-American lawmakers elected to US House of Representatives for the first time https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450676 INT In the United States midterm elections, a record five Indian-American lawmakers from the ruling Democrat Party have been elected to the US House of Representatives. According to reports, several others were elected in state legislatures. China provides USD 9 billion to debt ridden Pakistan to keep it afloat, will it make quick move to help crisis-hit Sri Lanka https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450664 INT China has offered a USD 9 billion bailout package to Pakistan and pledged more support for the cash-strapped nation, saying that it has done its “utmost” to stabilise the financial situation of its all-weather ally and will continue to do so. US Midterm elections: Republicans close in on House majority, Senate still up for grabs https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450649 INT In the United States, Republicans were edging closer to securing a majority in the House of Representatives early today, while control of the Senate hung in the balance in midterm elections. Maldives: Several killed in fire in Male https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450658 INT In the Maldives, several people were killed in a fire in the capital, Male today. The High Commission of India in the Maldives said, it was deeply saddened by the incident. Afghanistan: Taliban bans women from amusement parks https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450653 INT In Afghanistan, Taliban's morality police has ordered that all amusement parks in the country must now refuse entry to women. Aruna Miller becomes first Indian American to be elected as Lieutenant Governor of Maryland https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450625 INT Indian - American Aruna Miller has made history becoming the first Indian-American politician to win the campaign and be elected as the Lieutenant Governor of Maryland. Chinese President Xi Jinping asks military to remain combat ready to fight and win wars amid unstable security situation https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450626 INT President Xi Jinping has again asked Chinese military to remain combat ready and enhance its capability to fight and win wars as he secured his third term as head of the party and the military. UN member States will review India's report on human rights on Nov 10 https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450621 INT The 41st Session of the Universal Periodic Review Working Group is being held from 7th to 18 November at the United Nations Human Rights Council, UNHRC in Geneva. India and Russia on track to achieve 30 Billion Dollars annual trade: EAM S Jaishankar https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450550 INT External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar has said that India and Russia are on track to achieve a target of 30 billion dollars annual trade turnover. UN chief calls for a climate solidarity pact between developed and emerging economies https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450566 INT Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres has called for a Climate Solidarity Pact in which developed and emerging economies unite around a common strategy & combine resources to address the climate crisis. WHO says at least 15k died by hot weather in Europe this year so far https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450557 INT World Health Organization today said, at least 15,000 people have died in Europe because of hot weather in this year so far. More than 42 million cast early ballots ahead of today's midterm elections in US https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450556 INT In the United States, more than 42 million voters have cast early ballots ahead of today's midterm elections. Voting will be held for all 435 seats in the House of Representatives, while 35 are up for grabs in the Senate. Bangladesh: PM Sheikh Hasina inaugurates 100 bridges https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450529 INT In a major display of the development work of the government, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated 100 bridges across 25 districts in Bangladesh on Monday. UN Climate Change summit kicks off in Egypt to discuss climate compensation https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450536 INT In a big positive, the UN Climate Change summit kicked off in Egypt on Sunday with an agreement to discuss compensating poor nations for mounting damage. Japan: PM Fumio Kishida pledges to strengthen military https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450533 INT Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has said his country urgently needs to strengthen its naval and military capabilities, warning that nations must prepare to face aggressors. Last eight years had been hotter than any year prior to 2015, says WMO report https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450519 INT World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in a report yesterday that Each of the last eight years had been hotter than any year prior to 2015, as the COP27 UN Climate Summit opened in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Twitter handles engaging in impersonation without clearly specifying parody will be suspended: Elon Musk https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450512 INT Twitter will permanently suspend any Twitter handles engaging in impersonation without clearly specifying parody. UN Climate Change Conference COP27 opens with key aim of ensuring full implementation of Paris Agreement https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450493 INT The United Nations Climate Change Conference COP27 opened on Sunday with the key aim of ensuring full implementation of the Paris Agreement. UN Climate Change Summit opens with host Egypt calling upon countries to move from pledges to an era of implementation https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450460 INT The 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 27) of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) began in Egypt on Sunday. U.S. mid-term elections to take place on November 8 https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450476 INT In the forthcoming mid-term elections in the United States on Tuesday, November 8, all 435 seats in the House of Representatives are being contested, while 35 are up for grabs in the Senate. Fire at nightclub kills 13 in Kostroma, Russia https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450474 INT At least 13 people have been killed after a fire broke out in a busy nightclub in Kostroma, Russia. 9 coaches of Nankana Sahib-bound special train carrying Sikh pilgrims derails in Pakistan https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450455 INT In Pakistan, nine coaches of the Nankana Sahib-bound special train carrying Sikh pilgrims to attend Guru Nanak's birth anniversary celebrations, derailed in Punjab province on 5th November. No one was injured in the accident. Russian President Vladimir Putin lauds India, describes indians talented https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450440 INT Russian President Vladimir Putin has lauded India’s growth story. President Putin described Indians as very talented and purposeful who will help the country to achieve outstanding results in its development. Pakistan's former PM Imran Khan gives public addresses after being shot https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=450450 INT Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan has made his first public address today since he was shot during a protest march in the eastern city of Wazirabad.