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News Dabba for 14 November 2022: Five stories for a balanced news diet

Here are the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites.

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Indie Journal brings you the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites. Here's a glance through some of the National and International news updates, from retail inflation cooling, G7 launching climate shield, to snowfall in Kashmir.


Retail inflation cools to 6.77 pc in October, the Hindu

India’s retail inflation cooled to 6.77 percent in October from 7.41 percent in September. The Hindu reports that it has slipped below the 7 percent mark for the first time in three months, only the second time since April’s eight-year high mark of 7.8 percent. This is the 10th month in a row that inflation has been over the 6 percent upper tolerance threshold mandated for the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Read the full report here.


G7 launches climate 'Shield' fund, some countries wary


A G7-led plan dubbed "Global Shield" to provide funding to countries suffering climate disasters was launched at the UN COP27 summit on Monday, Reuters reported. It adds that some have however questioned the effectiveness of the planned scheme. Coordinated by Group of 7 president Germany and the V20 group of climate-vulnerable countries, it aims to rapidly provide pre-arranged insurance and disaster protection funding after events such as floods, droughts and hurricanes hit. The Global Shield is backed by 170 million euros in funding from Germany and 40 million euros from other donors including Denmark and Ireland. The report adds that in the next few months, the shield will develop support to be deployed in countries including Pakistan, Ghana, Fiji and Senegal when events occur. Read the full report here.


BBC: Zelensky says Kherson 'beginning of the end of the war'

The liberation of Kherson marks the "beginning of the end" of the war with Russia, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on a visit to the city. BBC reports he told soldiers that Ukraine is "moving forward" and ready for peace. Losing the southern city was a major setback for Russia - though Moscow insists it remains Russian territory. After invading, Russia declared it the administrative centre of the illegally-annexed Kherson region and it was the only regional capital to be occupied. Read the full report here.


SC observes forceful conversion of religion serious issue, Live Law

Live Law reported that forceful conversion of religion will not only affect the Union of India but also affect the freedom of religion and conscience of individuals, the Supreme Court of India observed on Monday. A Bench of Justices MR Shah and Hima Kohli termed this a very serious issue. The report adds they asked the Union of India to make its stand clear by filing a counter affidavit in the matter within November 22.The Bench was hearing a petition filed by Advocate and BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay asking the Union and state governments to take steps to prevent black magic, superstition and forceful religious conversions. Read the full report here.


NDTV's updates on heavy snowfall in Kashmir


Major highways were closed and villages in high-altitude areas were cut off due to heavy overnight snowfall and rains in Jammu and Kashmir. As per NDTV's report, authorities closed schools for today in some districts as a precautionary measure. The weather will be overcast with the possibility of more rain or snow for the most part of the day, according to the meteorological office, the report added. Read the full report here.