News Dabba for 4 November 2022: Five stories for a balanced news diet
Here are the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites.
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 Delhi primary schools shut due to air quality, run up to the COP27 climate talks in Egypt, to AAP declaring CM candidate in Gujarat.
Delhi Primary schools to remain shut due to air quality from November 5, the Hindu reports
As Delhi continued to reel under “severe” level of air pollution on Friday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced that there will be no classes for students in the primary section from Saturday. The Hindu reports that Kejriwal said that the government is thinking about implementing odd-even too and outdoor activities of classes of fifth grade and above will be stopped. He was addressing a joint press conference with Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann. Reiterating that air pollution is not just Delhi’s issue, he said that it’s an issue of entire North India, the report adds. Read the full report here.
Al Jazeera explains what’s at stake for COP27 climate talks in Egypt
Al Jazeera's explainer piece talks about the stakes for the COP27 climate talks scheduled to be held in Egypt from November 6. It says that developing countries experiencing the worst effects of climate change will aim to obtain financial help from rich nations responsible for the biggest share of emissions. The year 2022 saw some of the worst natural disasters like floods, hurricanes, heatwaves, in different parts of the world. The report says this year’s two-week summit will aim to strengthen and implement the pledges made at last year’s summit in Scotland, with the goal of keeping global temperature rise below 1.5 degrees Celsius. Read the full report here.
AAP names former TV anchor Isudan Gadhvi as CM candidate for Gujarat, NDTV update
Arvind Kejriwal on Friday declared that former TV anchor Isudan Gadhvi would be the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)'s chief ministerial candidate for Gujarat, NDTV reported. It added that the party is campaigning aggressively to try and oust the ruling BJP. Isudan Gadhvi, a former journalist and TV anchor, won 73 percent of the votes in an AAP survey on who should be its Gujarat chief minister face. AAP put out a phone number, asking people to call and name their choice, similar to how they had chosen Bhagwant Mann in Punjab. Read the full report here.
BBC reports Twitter to make job cuts after Elon Musk takeover
Twitter says it will inform its staff on Friday about whether they will be laid off following the firm's takeover by Elon Musk, BBC reports. In an internal email, the social media company said the cuts are "an effort to place Twitter on a healthy path". The report says that the firm added that its offices would be temporarily closed and badge access would be suspended. Read the full report here.
TST's report on North and South Korea's aircraft manoeuvres
The Straits Times reports that South Korea’s military scrambled stealth jets on Friday after detecting the mobilisation of 180 North Korean warplanes. The country continued conducting large-scale joint air drills with the United States that have infuriated Pyongyang. The report adds that North Korean planes flew north of the so-called tactical measure line, 20km north of the Military Demarcation Line, while South Korea scrambled 80 aircraft, including F-35A stealth fighters, in response. Read the full report here.