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News Dabba for 07 November 2023: Five stories for a balanced news diet

Here are the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites.

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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 Bihar survey revelations, advisory being issued to social media platforms over deepfakes, to Delhi air pollution updates.


Israel says it is open to Gaza fighting pauses for aid, hostages: Reuters

Reuters reports that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would consider "tactical little pauses" in fighting in the Gaza Strip to let hostages leave or aid get through. But the report adds it again rejected calls for a ceasefire despite international pressure. Having encircled densely populated Gaza City in the north of the enclave, Israel's military said it had taken a militant compound and was set to attack fighters hiding in a warren of underground tunnels. At least 23 Palestinians were killed in two separate Israeli air strikes early on Tuesday in the southern Gaza cities of Khan Younis and Rafah, the report says. Read the full report here.


Bihar survey reveals wealth, education data, NDTV reports


The second tranche of data from the Bihar government's caste-based survey - and the full report on the economic condition of 215 Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Backward Classes and Extremely Backward Classes - was tabled in the Assembly this afternoon. NDTV reports that according to the report, more than 42 percent of families from Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes are poor, as are over 33 percent of those from Backward and Extremely Backward Classes. Also, of those surveyed, less than six percent of Scheduled Castes had finished their schooling; i.e., Class 11 and Class 12, the report adds. The report comes amid allegations by Union Home Minister Amit Shah the Bihar government had inflated the population of the Yadav and Muslim communities, thereby affecting EBCs' rights. Read the full report here.


Grenade birthday gift kills Ukraine army chief's aide, BBC

A grenade given as a birthday present has blown up and killed a close aide of the head of Ukraine's armed forces Valery Zaluzhny, BBC reports. Maj Hennadiy Chastyakov had returned to his flat with presents from his colleagues and was opening them with his son when the grenade exploded. The report says that Maj Chastyakov was killed and his 13-year-old son left seriously wounded. Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko said the boy had started turning the ring on the grenade. Read the full report here.


Indian Express: Centre issues advisory to social media platforms over deepfakes

The Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) has sent advisories to social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, Indian Express reports, to take down misleading content generated through artificial intelligence – deepfakes – within 24 hours. The advisory comes a day after a deepfake of actor Rashmika Mandanna went viral on social media platforms. The ministry had issued a similar advisory to the platforms in February this year, the report adds. The advisory has said to have reiterated existing legal provisions that platforms have to follow as online intermediaries. Read the full report here.


The Hindu on Delhi air pollution: SC directs states to immediately stop crop residue burning


The Hindu reports the Supreme Court on November 7 directed Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan to “immediately stop crop residue burning”. This comes as Delhi continued to battle air pollution and the AQI level kept deteriorating in the national capital. The court also directed the Delhi government to ensure that municipal solid waste is not burnt in the open. The report added that the Bench told the counsel representing the Punjab government, “there cannot be a political battle every time”. Read the full report here.