A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Over-the-counter currency exchange will be limited to Rs 2,000 from Friday: Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das announced that farmers can withdraw Rs 25,000 and traders can take Rs 50,000 a week from their accounts.  
  2. Samajwadi Party reinstates Ram Gopal Yadav as its general secretary and spokesperson ahead of UP elections: The Uttar Pradesh outfit said he will remain part of its central parliamentary board.
  3. Army denies Pakistan’s claim of killing 11 Indian soldiers at Line of Control: They died on November 14 after their troops ‘responded to unprovoked firing’, said the neighbouring country’s Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif.
  4. Drug pricing authority was not consulted on the proposal to dismantle it, says chairman: Bhupender Singh said the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Agency was not part of the two meetings held to discuss the proposal.
  5. Two Indian fishermen injured in alleged Sri Lankan Navy firing near Puducherry coast: A fisheries department official said the men were part of a large fishing group of around 100 boats.
  6. China denies visa to Indian badminton team manager for being from Arunachal Pradesh: The Chinese Embassy in New Delhi told Bamang Tago that he would need approval from Beijing for the travel permit.
  7. Nikki Haley to meet Donald Trump, being considered for United States Cabinet position: The Indian-American Republican leader had endorsed Marco Rubio during the party’s primaries and criticised the president-elect before supporting him.  
  8. Centre gets NHRC notice for ‘draconian approach’ to renewing foreign funding licences of NGOs: The National Human Rights Commission observed that the non-renewal of their registration under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act was illegal and biased.  
  9. Akali Dal releases first list of 69 candidates for Punjab elections, includes 17 new names: The party, which is in an alliance with the BJP, will contest 94 of the total 117 seats during the Assembly polls.  
  10. Anti-corruption activists call for investigation into Bellary mining baron’s accounts: A Bengaluru-based advocate claimed Rs 650 crore was spent on the celebrations, which were attended by several politicians and celebrities.