Podcast Episode 10- Weekly news update

Episode 10- Weekly news update


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Hi guys, Aaditya here and welcome back to weekly news update:

International News

Since the end of the general elections on November 3rd, the entire world waited anxiously for the results. Finally, the election results from the state of Pennsylvania, birthplace of Joe Biden, sealed his victory to be the 46th President of the United States of America.

Joe Biden won 284 electoral votes out of 538, with Donald Trump gaining 214 votes. To win, the candidate needed 270 votes.

Kamala Harris is elected as the Vice-President of the United States of America. She made history by becoming the first woman and woman of colour to be elected as the Vice-President of America.

What next? On December 14, the electoral college will elect formally the President and Vice-President of America. On January 20, the new President and Vice-President will be Inaugurated. For more details about the electoral college check news4children webpage.

In a significant development, Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and biotech firm BioNTech have confirmed that their coronavirus vaccine was more than 90 per cent effective in preventing COVID-19 among those without evidence of prior infection.

The company report said that it enrolled 43,538 participants and including people with diverse racial backgrounds, and no serious safety concerns have been observed.

With Covid 19 increasing, Europe is back to second Lockdown. France and Uk are going into almost a complete lockdown, while Germany and few other european nations are mulling for a partial lockdown.

In India, lockdown is slowly lifted everywhere and state governments are also announcing when to reopen colleges and schools.

National News:

In Bihar Legislative Assembly elections the NDA – alliance between BJP and JD(U) won the elections and Nitish Kumar came back as Chief Minister again.

The Bihar legislature has two houses – Legislative Assembly (Vidhan Sabha or lower house) and Legislative Council ( Vidhan Parishad or upper house). Bihar voted for members of the Legislative Assembly. They are popularly called MLA (members of legislative assembly).

Bihar is divided into 243 constituencies and one member is elected from each constituency. In the 3 phases of the election, people across Bihar voted for their candidate in their respective constituency or the constituency they belong to.

With the Diwali festival coming up over this weekend, firecrackers have been the main bone of contention in India keeping in view of the air quality and pandemic situation. Many states like Rajasthan, West Bengal, Odisha, Maharashtra, and the Union Territory of Delhi have completely banned firecrackers. While, Karnataka had earlier announced complete ban of firecrackers, has backtracked its decision and has allowed usage of only green crackers.

According to a news report from Gadgets 360, PUBG Corporation has announced it is preparing to launch a new game called PUBG Mobile India that has been created specifically for the Indian market. PUBG Mobile was banned back in September by the Indian government.

With Diwali and Children’s Day celebration overlapping this weekend, in famous birthday column we have Jawaharlal Nehru.

November 14 is celebrated as children’s day and this year Diwali celebrations also begins on November 14.

In India we celebrate Nehru’s birthday as Children’s day, in recognition of his lifelong passion and work for the welfare, education and development of children and young people. Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, was popularly known as chacha Nehru among children. He was a passionate advocate of education for India’s children and youth, believing it essential for India’s future progress. His government oversaw the establishment of many institutions of higher learning, including the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, the Indian Institutes of Technology, the Indian Institutes of Management and the National Institutes of Technology. Nehru also outlined a commitment in his five-year plans to guarantee free and compulsory primary education to all of India’s children.

Thats it for this week. Happy Children’s Day and Happy Diwali. Do not forget to follow news4children podcast in spotify. By bye.

Source: Gadgets.ndtv.com




News4children, a news portal on current affairs tapered especially for children with academic input. Every article is written in simple language with full background information, so children can understand the news better. Most of the articles include academic input, activities and vocabulary as well.


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