Diwali festival in Varanasi
Women offer prayers to Lord Ram and Goddess Janaki on the occasion of Diwali festival, in Varanasi.

Rishi Sunak Conservative Party leadership candidate Rishi Sunak leaves his campaign office, in London. Former British Treasury chief Rishi Sunak is frontrunner in the Conservative Party’s race to replace Liz Truss as prime minister.

Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico
People dressed as Mexico’s iconic “Catrinas” march in the Grand Procession of the Catrinas, part of upcoming Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico City.

Diwali celebrations in Dubai
People pray during the Diwali festival at the Hindu temple in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Chinese President Xi Jinping
Chinese President Xi Jinping is seen at the end of the Chinese Communist Party’s 20th Party Congress on a giant screen a commercial district of Hangzhou in eastern China’s Zhejiang province. China’s economic growth accelerated in the latest quarter but still was among the slowest in decades as the country wrestled with repeated closures of cities to fight virus outbreaks.

T20 World Cup 2022: BAN vs NED
Netherlands’ players during their T20 World Cup 2022 cricket match against Bangladesh, at Bellerive Oval in Hobart, Australia.

WTA tennis tournament
Jessica Pegula, of the United States, poses with trophy after winning the final tennis match of the WTA tennis tournament against Maria Sakkari, of Greece, in Guadalajara, Mexico. |

Diwali celebrations in Ayodhya
People light earthen lamps at Ram Ki Paidi on the occasion of the Diwali festival, in Ayodhya.

Diwali celebrations: PM Modi arrives in Kargil Prime Minister Narendra Modi during Diwali festival celebrations with members of the Armed Forces, in Kargil.

Eknath Shinde celebrates Diwali in Thane
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde distributes sweets to children on the occasion of Diwali festival, in Thane.


1. *HAPPY DIWALI*. This Festival of lights will be celebrated today, Shubh muhurat for performing the Lakshmi Puja will last from 06:53 pm to 08:15 pm. The Amavasya Tithi will begin at 05:27 pm on Oct 24 & end at 04:18 pm on Oct 25.

President Droupadi Murmu has greeted the nation on the eve of Diwali.

2. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched its first dedicated commercial mission of Launch Vehicle Mark 3 (LVM3) M2 satellite successfully from the Sathish Dhawan Space Centre Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

3. Indian Space research Organisation (ISRO) is likely to launch its Chandrayan-3 mission in June next year.

4. Cyclone Sitrang likely to trigger rainfall in Northeast, West Bengal and Odisha.

5. The meteorological department has issued red alerts for Assam and Meghalaya predicting heavy rainfall for three days starting Monday. Due to a depression over the Bay of Bengal.

6. *DELHI* govt launches campaign – ‘Diya Jalao, Patake Nahi’ to promote pollution-free festival of Diwali.

7. *PUNJAB* Speaker Kultar Singh Sandhwan on Sunday announced that he will give ₹1 lakh to every panchayat if farmers in that village abstain from burning stubble. This amount will be given from his discretionary quota,

8. Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Hardeep Singh Puri recently inaugurated Asia’s largest Compressed Bio Gas (CBG) plant in Lehragaga, Punjab.

9. *MADHYA PRADESH* : At least 30 passengers were injured after a private bus carrying migrant labourers to Uttar Pradesh for Diwali overturned on Sunday in Madhya Pradesh’s Guna district,

10. *BIHAR* : Four teenage girls and a 40-year-old man drowned in the Punpun River in Hamidnagar village in Bihar’s Aurangabad district on Sunday. The incident took place when the four girls aged between 13 and 15 years went to wash their clothes,

11. Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan tells Vice-Chancellor of 9 universities to resign. the Supreme Court had held that the search committee which recommended the appointment of Rajasree M S as the V-C of APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University was “not duly constituted” and the appointment flouted UGC norms.

12. Congress’ Bharat Jodo Yatra enters Telangana

13. Record 16 Lakhs diyas light up Ayodhya on Deepotsav as PM Modi attends it on the banks of the holy Saryu, Ayodhya.

14. Karnataka Assembly Deputy Speaker and three-time BJP MLA, Anand Mamani, passed away late on Saturday night after battling ill health for more than a month.

15. HCL founder Shiv Nadar topped as the most generous person in the country with an annual donation of Rs 1,161 crore, the EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2022.


1. *ASSAM* ,: A suspected drug peddler was arrested and as many as 20,000 yaba tablets were recovered from him in Assam’s Karimganj district on Sunday.

2. Chhattisgarh forest authorities have arrested 12 persons and detained a minor boy for allegedly killing an elephant calf and burying the carcass in Korba. The accused spotted the calf on October 18 and allegedly poisoned it the next day. Later, a herd of 44 elephants to which the calf belonged went on a rampage and killed a man.

3. Centre has cancelled the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act licences of the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation and the Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust — two NGOs headed by Congress leader Sonia Gandhi — for alleged violation of laws

4. Karnataka minister V Somanna apologised on Sunday after he allegedly slapped a woman who approached him with a plea to redress her grievance.

the woman, later identified as Kempamma, approached the Chamarajnagar district incharge Minister reportedly pleading with him to allot a plot. The minister turned angry after he was shoved due to the unruly crowd and allegedly slapped her.

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The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed a penalty on Google for abusing its dominance in the Android mobile device ecosystem.


Actor Ayushmann Khurrana said his new film ‘Doctor G’ is based on true events. “All of us have seen it a lot of times, even in the news, how doctors are beaten up for no reason…they’re just doing their jobs,” he stated.


All advanced light helicopters (ALH) with the three armed forces will undergo a one-time check, the decision coming a day after five Army personnel died in a crash near Tuting in Arunachal Pradesh on Friday.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS ==========================

1. Union Power and New and Renewable Energy Minister R K Singh has been re-elected as the President of the International Solar Alliance. France Minister of State for Development Chrysoula Zacharopoulou has been re-elected as Co-President.

2. The Third Assembly of the International Solar Alliance has been attended by 34 ISA Members and ministers. 53 Member countries and 5 Signatory and Prospective Member countries participated in the Assembly…

1. North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un sent a congratulatory letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping upon the latter’s re-election as the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) General Secretary,

2. Iran’s atomic energy agency said that an e-mail server belonging to one of its subsidiaries had been hacked from abroad and information published online.

3. Indian-origin former chancellor Rishi Sunak on Sunday formally declared his candidacy to contest the Conservative Party leadership election to replace Liz Truss as British prime minister and fix the economy

4. Britain’s recently-resigned Home Secretary Indian-origin Suella Braverman on Sunday came out in support of Rishi Sunak to replace outgoing Prime Minister Liz Truss as the candidate who can provide ‘unity, stability and efficiency’ to the governing Conservatives.

India beat its arch-rival Pakistan by four wickets at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia in a nail-biting finish in T-20 World Cup.

India vs Pakistan,
16th Match,
Super 12 Group 2
India won by 4 wkts
PAK – 159/8 (20)
IND – 160/6 (20)

Player of the Match
Virat Kohli. He slammed an unbeaten 82 runs (52)

India won the toss and opted to field.

India reached the target of 160 runs on the last ball of the match after the loss of six wickets

(b) Oct 24, Monday
Bangladesh vs Netherlands
17th Match, Super 12 Group 2 at Bellerive Oval, Hobart
09:30 IST / 04:00 GMT

(c) Oct 24, Monday
South Africa vs Zimbabwe
18th Match, Super 12 Group 2 at Bellerive Oval, Hobart
13:30 IST / 08:00 GMT

2. Former BCCI President Sourav Ganguly on Sunday pulled out of the race to become the Cricket Association of Bengal’s next chief.

3. Richard Gould has been named the new chief executive of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). Gould will begin his new role in January

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Thought of the day
The children of today will make the India of tomorrow. The way we bring them up will determine the future of the country.

Amitabh –

mere paas rocket hai,

shurli hai,

chakri hai,

murga bumb hai,

anaar hai,

tumhare paas kya hai?

Shashi kapoor –

mere paas

maachis hai!

*What is the net-zero target?**

A net-zero target is defined as the date by which a country will only emit carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases that can be absorbed by forests, soil, crops, and developing technologies such as carbon capture technology.

India’s announcement came as a surprise to delegates in Glasgow,

US, UK & Japan have a net zero target by 2050; EU by 2060; Saudi Arabia, China & Russia by 2070.

India’s goal towards net-zero emissions

India’s goal to achieve net-zero emissions by 2070 is far-fetched. Thus, to support this goal, four other aggressive pledges were made. These targets are:

50% of power will come from renewables by 2030.

500 GW of installed renewable energy capacity will be reached by 2030.

Reduction in carbon intensity by 45% by 2030.

Reduction in projected total carbon emissions by 1 billion tonnes by 2030

India further seeks to reduce its projected total carbon emissions by 1 billion tonnes by the end of the decade.
*LEARN Sanskrit*
प्राता रत्नं प्रातरित्वा दधाति ।*

prātā ratnaṃ prātaritvā dadhāti

An early riser earns good health.

प्रातःकाल उठने वाले अच्छा स्वास्थ्य प्राप्त करतें है ।
*HOW IT WORKS* ⁉️ =======================
*How does a Firecracker Rocket works*

Each rocket is made up of the following parts: a mortar, fuses, propellant powder, a shell, a bursting charge, and a collection of “stars.” The mortar is the outer container, and the fuse is, of course, the piece that you light. When the fuse burns down, the propellant ignites and shoots the firework into the air.

When the fuse, called a fast-acting fuse, is ignited with a flame or a spark, the gunpowder explodes, creating lots of heat and gas that cause a buildup of pressure beneath the shell. Then, when the pressure is great enough, the shell shoots up into the sky. Fireworks!
Largest country (in the area) ……… Russia
Sir Mirza Muhammad Ismail – Amin-ul-Mulq, KCIE, OBE ( 24 October 1883 – 5 January 1959) was the Diwan (Prime Minister) of the Kingdoms of Mysore, Jaipur and Hyderabad. Sir Chetpat Pattabhirama Ramaswami Iyer, Diwan, Travancore considered him “one of the cleverest men in India”.
*Ace up one’s sleeve**

A secret or hidden advantage that you can use when you need it.

I have an ace up my sleeve for this race—my stamina.
*Knell* × Reconstruction

*Knell*: death knell
(kindly inform, if the given info differs from actual facts) =======================
*Diwali* is the five-day festival of lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. The festival, which coincides with the Hindu New Year, celebrates new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness.

Danteras usually fall eighteen days after Dussehra. On the same night that Hindus celebrate Diwali, Jains celebrate a festival of lights to mark the attainment of moksha by Mahavira, Sikhs celebrate Bandi Chhor Divas and some Buddhists also celebrate Diwali remembering Ashoka’s conversion to Buddhism.

Goddess Lakshmi’s Birthday: On this very Diwali day, Lakshmi is said to have been incarnated from the depth of the bottomless ocean at the time of Sagarmadhan to extract Amrit.
( *Note*: These home tips are followed in villages/ancient traditions, it is up to you to use them or not) =======================
Putting *cucumbers* over your eyes to treat dark circles and puffy skin is probably one of the best-known beauty remedies.




1. Aries: 21 March – 19 April
If you have been busy with work for some time, then today can prove to be a better day for you. You will get a chance to spend more time with your family. You will be able to enjoy the festival fiercely with your loved ones. The day will be expensive in terms of money, but there will be no major problems. You can get the support of your life partner. If you are thinking of buying a gift etc. for your beloved, then today is a favourable day. Today you can get an opportunity to enjoy your favourite dishes. Your health will be very good. You will feel very agile and energetic.

Lucky Colour: White
Lucky Number: 6
Lucky Time: 2:00 pm to 8:45 pm

2. Taurus: 20 April – 20 May
Today is a very good sign for you from the point of view of work. You may get successful in your endeavours. Whether it is a job or business, there is a strong possibility of your progress. Financial condition will strengthen. By the grace of Goddess Lakshmi, you will acquire a lot of wealth. The ambience of the house will remain calm. Today you will be able to have a lot of fun with your loved ones. You can also make the necessary purchases for the children. You will feel very positive today. You will get an opportunity to meet with friends. Your health will be fine. Lucky Colour: Sky Blue Lucky Number: 17 Lucky Time: 12:20 pm to 9:05 pm

3. Gemini: 21 May – 20 June
If you want to enjoy the festival, then you are advised to control your anger. Unnecessary anger is not good for you and for you and your loved ones. Try to keep your behaviour good with your family members. Today will be a mixed day for money. Your income will be good, but expenses may increase, do not make the mistake of spending more than necessary by getting over-excited. Your spouse can do something special for you. Your relationship will strengthen and the love between you may deepen even more. There may be health-related problems. You need to avoid carelessness. Lucky Colour: Purple Lucky Number: 7 Lucky Time: 7:00 pm to 9:25 pm

4. Cancer: 21 June – 22 July
Today is going to be a very romantic day in terms of love. You will be lost in the thoughts of your partner. You may not get an opportunity to meet today, but the rapport between you can be even better. If you are married, try to treat your spouse with love and respect. Stay away from unnecessary quarrels. Talking about work, avoid putting too much pressure on yourself by working. You need to strike a balance between your personal and professional life. Forget all the worries and enjoy the festival. If there is a small health-related problem, then do not forget to ignore it. Lucky Colour: Saffron Lucky Number: 12 Lucky Time: 6:15 pm to 9:00 pm

5. Leo: 23 July – 22 August
The ambience at home will be good. Today you can go to a religious place with your parents, as well as you will get their guidance. If you have a rift with your spouse, then today is the right day to remove all the grievances. You need to be gentle in your behaviour. Your financial condition will be good. You can get success in your financial endeavour. Talking about work, after a long time, today the workload will be less. If you are a businessman then today you can make a good profit. Your business will grow. The day is likely to be mixed in terms of health. You also take time for rest. Lucky Colour: Dark Green Lucky Number: 32 Lucky Time: 12:00 noon to 4:30 pm

6. Virgo: 23 August – 22 September
Today will be a good start to the day. You will be very positive and would love to spend more time with your family. You may have an important discussion with your spouse. Today you will also take a big decision together. You can also get some great benefits with the help of your loved one. You will receive happy news from your child. His performance in the field of education will be commendable. Today can prove to be a better day for you from a financial point of view, there is a strong possibility of an increase in your deposited capital. Your spouse will be in a very romantic mood. Today you can share your mind with each other. If you have any problem related to the liver, then you should take more care of your food and drink. Lucky Colour: Yellow Lucky Number: 12 Lucky Time: 7:00 am to 8:45 pm

7. Libra: 23 September – 22 October
Today any major problem of yours can be resolved and you will remain worry-free. There will be an increase in work. Whether it is a job or business, you can get good opportunities. All this is the result of your hard work. Your relationship with your spouse will strengthen. You will get their full support. Today you can also make some great purchases to change the decor of your home. Apart from this, after a long time, today you will also get an opportunity to enjoy your favourite dishes. However, you need to take care of your health, so you have to avoid any kind of carelessness. Lucky Colour: Red Lucky Number: 14 Lucky Time: 6:20 am to 3:00 pm

8. Scorpio: 23 October – 21 November
If you live away from your home, you may get a chance to spend time with your loved ones. Today you will feel very positive and refreshed. You can also get your favourite gift from someone close. Business people may have to take some important decisions today. If you are planning for a change in business then this time is appropriate. There is a strong possibility of increasing the income of working professionals. Your hard work seems to be paying off. If you are married, then try to maintain a good relationship with your spouse. Forgetting all the grievances and estrangements, treat your beloved with love and respect today. The day will be average in terms of health. Lucky Colour: Orange Lucky Number: 22 Lucky Time: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

9. Sagittarius: 22 November – 21 December
Any major problem related to business can be resolved. Today you will get a great opportunity to make a profit. You can give tough competition to your rivals. The position of working professionals will be strong. Your boss can praise you a lot in the office. You can get great respect. The people doing government jobs are likely to get a high positions. Your financial condition will be fine. Avoid spending more than necessary. The more you focus on saving, the better. You are advised to avoid borrowing today. your personal life will be happy. If you now live in a joint family, then there will be love and unity among the family members. You will get the blessings of the elders of the house. Be careful while lighting firecrackers. Lucky Colour: White Lucky Number: 4 Lucky Time: 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm

10. Capricorn: 22 December – 19 January
There is a strong possibility of strengthening your financial position. The inflow of money will be good and today you will also be able to repay any old debt. However, in future, you are advised to take your financial decisions very carefully. Some tension is possible in your personal life. You may have an argument with some family members. Avoid anger and arrogance. Talking about work, working professionals are advised to work hard. Do even the smallest things carefully. Soon you will get the proper result of your hard work. Businessmen will get mixed profits. Today is going to be a good day for you in terms of health. Lucky Colour: Purple Lucky Number: 5 Lucky Time: 12:05 pm to 8:50 pm

11. Aquarius: 20 January – 18 February
Today is going to be a very important day for working professionals. You can get the desired transfer or you can get a high position, if you are a businessman, then today you can expect big profits, especially the business of the person working related to gold and silver will increase. Today you can make tremendous financial gains. Today is going to be a very special day with your spouse. Today you will be able to give enough time to each other. You can also plan to go for a walk somewhere. Your financial condition will be good. However, you are advised to maintain a balance between your expenses and your income. Today, you should avoid doing any work in a hurry and panic. Lucky Colour: Cream Lucky Number: 26 Lucky Time: 8:00 am to 9:50 am

12. Pisces: 19 February – 20 March
If you are worried about something for a few days, then today with the help of someone you can solve your problem. You can get great relief. Your financial condition will be normal, you may not get successful in your financial endeavour, but you do not need to be disappointed. You stay positive and work hard, soon you may get new and good opportunities. You will be a little busy today regarding work. However, along with work, you also need to take out enough time for your loved ones. It would be better if you maintain a balance between your personal and professional life. Your spouse may be angry with you due to some reason. Talking about your health, you may feel tired. Lucky Colour: Maroon Lucky Number: 19 Lucky Time: 3:00 pm to 6:20 pm