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News of day: PM Modi meets world leaders at G20 Summit, India largest contributor to global population milestone of 8 billion and more

It's been an eventful day all over the world - here is the news wrap


Prime Minister Narendra Modi had informal interactions with US President Joe Biden, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, French President Emmanuel Macron and several other global leaders on Tuesday on the sidelines of the G20 summit here and exchanged views on a range of issues.

Modi called for a return to the path of "ceasefire and diplomacy" to resolve the Ukraine conflict, and opposed the promotion of any restrictions on the supply of energy, amid the West's call against procurement of Russian oil and gas.

He also cautioned the G-20 leaders that today's fertiliser shortage could become tomorrow's food crisis as he strongly pitched for maintaining a "stable" supply chain for both manure and food grains.

In his address at the G-20 summit here, Modi also highlighted how India ensured food security for its 1.3 billion citizens during the Covid-19 pandemic while supplying food grains to many countries.



As the world population touched 8 billion on Tuesday, India was the largest contributor to the milestone, having added 177 million people, while China, whose contribution to the next billion in the global population is projected to be in the negative, the UN said.

India is expected to surpass China as the world's most populous nation by next year.

The UN Population Fund (UNFPA), in a special graphic to mark the global population reaching eight billion, said Asia and Africa has driven much of this growth is expected to drive the next billion by 2037, while Europe's contribution will be negative due to declining population.


The Delhi Police on Tuesday took the 28-year-old accused of killing his live-in partner to the jungle areas of south Delhi's Chhatarpur where he had allegedly dumped her body parts.

A senior police official said the accused Aaftab Amin Poonawala will be taken to some other places in the city besides the Chhatarpur jungle area as part of their probe into the murder.

On November 8, Mumbai Police reported at Mehrauli police station regarding the missing woman. During the investigation, a raid was conducted at Poonawala's residence and he was detained.

"On May 18, the accused and the victim had some arguments. She was shouting due to which he covered her mouth with his hand. Later, he strangulated her, cut the body into parts and disposed of them in a nearby jungle area," a senior Delhi Police official said.

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India rose two spots to rank eighth out of 63 in the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2023, thanks to its low emissions and the increasing use of renewable energy.

The report was published on Monday by three environmental non-governmental organisations that track climate performance of the European Union and 59 countries, which together account for over 92 per cent of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the world.


Eight bodies have been recovered from the debris of a stone quarry that collapsed in south Mizoram's Hnahthial district on Monday, an official said Tuesday.

Hnahthial district deputy commissioner R. Lalremsanga said the bodies of 8 out of 12 people reported missing at the quarry site have been recovered from the debris of the massive landslip till 7 am on Tuesday.

"Search operations which were on all night will continue till all the missing persons are found," he said.

Lalremsanga, who is also the chairman of district disaster management authority, said that a National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team comprising of 2 officers and 13 staff arrived at the spot on Tuesday morning.


The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday launched its theme song for the upcoming civic polls here.

The song, 'MCD mein bhi Kejriwal' (Kejriwal in MCD as well), has been sung by the party's Timarpur MLA Dilip Pandey.

The 250-ward Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) goes to polls on December 4 while the results will be declared on December 7.

"The 'Kejriwal in MCD' slogan is resonating everywhere and this is reflected in the song," said Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said.


President Droupadi Murmu arrived in Ranchi on Tuesday morning and directly went to Ulihatu, the birthplace of Birsa Munda where she paid floral tributes at a bust of the tribal icon on his birth anniversary.

Birsa Munda's birth anniversary is celebrated as 'Janjatiya Gaurav Divas'.Murmu arrived at the Birsa Munda Airport at about 9 am and was welcomed by Jharkhand Governor Ramesh Bais, Chief Minister Hemant Soren and Union ministers Arjun Munda and Annapurna Devi.

From there, she flew in an Indian Air Force chopper to Ulihatu, Birsa Munda's village, about 70 km from the state capital.


A Delhi court on Tuesday granted bail to actor Jacqueline Fernandez in a Rs 200 crore money laundering case involving conman Sukesh Chandrashekar.

Special Judge Shailendra Malik granted the relief on a personal bond of Rs 50,000 and one surety of like amount.

The judge had on August 31 taken cognizance of a supplementary charge sheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate and asked Fernandez to appear before the court.

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Novak Djokovic, who had missed the Australian Open last year over a visa issue, is likely to be given the nod this time despite still maintaining the same stance over Covid-19 vaccination, reports NDTV. 

According to national broadcaster ABC and a few other media outlets, the Australian government is said to have decided to grant the unvaccinated Serb a visa. Last year, a legal battle over Djokovic's vaccination status prevented him from playing in this year's tournament in Melbourne.

The current Immigration Minister Andrew Giles will allow the world No. 8 to compete at this summer's Australian Open, suggests the media reports. Australian Open director Craig Tiley also spoke on the matter, but suggested that 'no preferential treatment' will be given to anyone.


Veteran Telugu actor Krishna passed away on Tuesday at a city-based private super-specialty hospital where he was undergoing treatment following a cardiac arrest.

He was 80.

Krishna, father of superstar Mahesh Babu, was admitted to the hospital in the early hours of Monday and was put on ventilator.

He was being treated by a multi-disciplinary team of doctors following the cardiac arrest. The actor passed away at 4 am on Tuesday, hospital sources said.

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