*NEWS DIGEST (5 Mins read) to start the DAY updated at 0522HRS IST - 01 DEC 2021 Wednesday

Admin | Nov. 25, 2021, 1:33 p.m.

*NEWS DIGEST (5 Mins read) to start the DAY updated at 0522HRS IST - 01 DEC 2021 Wednesday*

 _ISL: Odisha FC Edge SC East Bengal in 10-goal Affair_

*AR Rahman gets special tribute at 43rd Cairo Film Festival for his contribution to fields of cinema, music*

_In last 4 years 6,08,172 people given up Indian citizenship opted citizenship of other countries; 1,33,049 in 2017; 1,34,561 in 2018, 1,44,017 in 2019, 85,248 in 2020, 1,11,297 in 2021 (30th Sep)_

*10-day-long Hornbill Festival of Nagaland will be held in its traditional format from December 1, after being held virtually in 2020 owing to the COVID-19*

_India's GDP grows by 8.4% in Q2 of FY22 against record 20.1% growth in 1st Qrtr (Apr-Jun) of 2021-22_

*Admiral R Hari Kumar takes charge as new 25th Navy chief; a gunner specialist, advocate of integrated theatre commands, was Flag Officer Commanding-in Chief of Western Naval Command*

_Cyclonic storm likely to hit Odisha, Andhra coasts on Dec 4; low pressure area to form over Andaman Sea which later intensify into a cyclonic storm over Bay of Bengal; Heavy Rain Likely In Mumbai_

*Bihar School in the Sharma Tola Palaspur (established in 2012) Has Toilet, Kitchen But No Classrooms, Administration Unaware; 12 years since the kids waiting for the construction of these classrooms*

_Union Govt: Meghalaya farmers (ahead of Punjab and Haryana in terms of average monthly income from farming) earn the most, those from Jharkhand, Odisha and Bengal the least_

*In UP’s Fatehpur, Wedding Venue Turns Wrestling Ring as Relatives of Bride, Groom Clash Over Music*

_Top Odisha Bureaucrats Review Development Work at Cut-off Areas of Malkangiri by Reaching on Horses_

*MHA: No Decision on Nationwide NRC, 4,177 People Granted Indian Citizenship in Last 5 Years*

_Twitter will not allow users to share media files such as images or videos of private individuals without their consent; Making This Big Change To Fight Trolls_

*Union Govt amended Motor Vehicle Act to add cash incentives, identity protection for Good Samaritans that help road accident victims; States Yet To Avail It*

_April-Oct fiscal deficit at 36.3% of FY22 target; Unemployment rate at 9.3% in Jan-Mar 2021; Retail inflation for workers rises to 4.5%_

*Shriram Group announces succession plan, creates management board of senior executives; a management board mentored by founder Thyagarajan*

_Yezdi Adventure, Scrambler & Roadking Motorcycles Spotted Undisguised During TVC Shoot; brand's revival is closer than ever_

*Telco: India to have 500MN 5G subscriptions, Avg traffic per smartphone to touch 50 GB/month by 2027-end; Trai floats paper on 5G spectrum base price amid industry push for lower rates*

_EV Push: FAME-II scheme achieves just 10% target with 4 months left in original deadline; BYD India, Warren Buffett-backed new energy vehicle maker, strengthens dealership network_

*Nielsen: FMCG consumption grew 12.6% by value in Sep quarter though volumes declined; market volatility makes forecasting difficult*

_Pakistan promises ‘legal action’ after outrage over model’s bare-headed pics at gurdwara; India summons Pak Envoy; Model Apologises After Row Over Photoshoot_

*Peru: 7.5-magnitude Earthquake injured 12 people and destroyed 117 homes, leaving more than 2,400 people homeless*

_Germany's Social Democrats (SPD), Greens and Free Democrats, who are negotiating to form a new Govt greed to commit to a coal phase-out by 2030 in a coalition deal_

China's Zhejiang Petrochemical Corp exploring new technologies such as direct processing of crude into olefins to cut carbon emissions,

*NASA delays (due to the lack of opportunity to properly assess the risk) spacewalk citing space debris risk to ISS astronauts*

_Barbados officially removed Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state to become world's newest republic 400 years after the country became a British colony; declares Singer Rihanna as its National Hero_

*Russia developed 'spy rocks' that are fitted with mini camera and caterpillar wheels to track enemies*

_Lionel Messi wins Ballon d'Or for seventh time as as Spain's Alexia Putellas took the women's award_

*World: 262,993,430; Active 20,290,142 (7.72%); Recovery 237,471,007 (90.30%); Vaccinated 7.99BN*

_India 34,595,573; Active 108,218 (0.31%); Recovery 34,018,299 (98.33%); Vaccinated 1.23BN_

*Study: Covishield's effectiveness in fully vaccinated individuals 63% during 2nd wave; comparison between 2,379 cases of confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection and 1,981 controls*

_Not Yet Jabbed? Kerala CM Says Medical Bills Won’t be Paid for Unvaccinated Who Catch Covid_

*Delhi Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Study: blood groups A, B & Rh+ more vulnerable to COVID-19; blood groups O, AB and Rh- run a much lesser risk of infection*

_Omicron Variant - Markets Jolted as Moderna Says Covid Shots Weaker; No Evidence to Say Vaccines won't protect against, says Oxford University; WHO Urges 'Rational' Measures; Detected in Netherlands before South Africa Flights; 42 cases confirmed in 10 EU states_

*Send Samples for Genome Testing, Supervise Home Isolation, doesn't escape RT-PCR, RAT Union Govt Tells States to ramp up testing on Omicron; Up To 6 Hours' Wait At Delhi Airport In New Rules*

Today’s Word - *Lambrequin* - Hood or covering for a helmet

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