QWrap: One Year Since Demonetisation; Smog Chokes Delhi-NCR
Watch The Quint’s wrap of what made the news, put together in a 3 minute video.
1. Note Ban Deaths: Pain Is Anything but Short-Term for the Families
On 8 November 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes, forever changing the landscape of Indian economy. As the long lines in front of the ATMs and the banks became the new normal, dozens of deaths across India were reported every week – with nearly 100 people dying in the 45 days after demonetisation was announced.
A year after, families of those who died in the aftermath of the policy are still grieving. For some, notebandi meant the loss of the sole financial support in the family, while for others the absence of a father figure hurts more than lack of a secure future. The Quint spoke to four families who were forced to face death and despair after demonetisation was announced in India.
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2. Smog Chokes Delhi: IMA Declares Health Emergency, Schools Shut
Delhiites woke up to yet another smoggy morning on Wednesday, 8 November, as air quality remained in the ‘severe’ category in several parts of the city.
With the capital region now facing a health emergency, the AAP government has taken a number of measures to curb the pollution. Primary schools have been ordered to remain closed and outdoor activities for children have been banned. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who described Delhi as a “gas chamber,” reviewed the situation in a meeting with health and environment officials.
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3. Arrested Ryan Student Wanted to Postpone Exams & PTA Meet: CBI
In a latest series of developments in the Ryan School murder case, a class 11 student of the Gurugram school has been arrested. The student’s motive for the murder has been identified as a need to postpone his exams and an impending parent-teacher meeting as he was academically weak, the CBI said. The investigative agency has also announced a one-day remand of the student.
The student has been arrested and charged under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code and has reportedly been questioned four to five times so far. He is also expected to be produced at the Juvenile Justice Court later in the day.
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5. Himachal Apple Farms Hit Thrice Over by GST, Note Ban & Middlemen
Untimely hailstorms affected the quality of almost 50 percent of the apples in Himachal Pradesh. To make matters worse, the farmers are hit harder by the central government schemes of GST and demonetisation, along with the age-old problem of middlemen taking their cuts.
Sandeep Janartha, an apple farmer who owns an orchard in Rohru and lives in Shimla, said that 8 November, the day demonetisation was announced, was a cursed day.
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Video Producer: Srishti Tyagi
Video Editor: Vivek Gupta
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