A look at the headlines right now:

  1. No firecrackers in Delhi and NCR this Diwali, says Supreme Court: The bench said it wants to assess the difference in air quality in the highly polluted region.  
  2. Gujarat High Court commutes death sentence of 11 convicts to life term in Godhra train burning case: The bench upheld the life imprisonment awarded to 20 other convicts and refused to reverse an order acquitting 63 others in the case.
  3. Richard H Thaler awarded Nobel Prize in Economics for his contributions to behavioural economics: He is a professor of Behavioural Science and Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.  
  4. General perception of economy is in ‘pessimistic zone’, people are worried about jobs, says RBI surveys: The findings are consistent with the central bank’s decision to slash India’s growth forecast from 7.3% to 6.7%.
  5. Panel asks to remove ‘Muslim’ and ‘Hindu’ from Aligarh and Banaras varsity names, according to The Indian Express: The suggestion aims to ensure that the secular nature of the universities is clear, an official said.  
  6. Constitution bench to decide whether a woman marrying outside faith can be deemed to have converted: The Supreme Court was hearing a plea against a Gujarat High Court verdict, which said a Parsi woman is deemed to have converted after marrying a Hindu man.
  7. Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law arrested in Islamabad: Muhammad Safdar was granted bail after he was produced in court.  
  8. Bengaluru airport expected to be fully Aadhaar-enabled by December 2018: Aadhaar-enabled entry and biometric boarding systems are expected to reduce the screening process from the current average of 25 minutes to 10 minutes.
  9. British Prime Minister Theresa May suggests she may sack Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson: Her comments are part of efforts to get on the front foot, after June’s snap elections shook her authority over the Conservative Party.  
  10. Lakhs protest against independence in Catalonia’s capital Barcelona: The demonstration was organised by the anti-independence group Catalan Civil Society to mobilise what it called a ‘silent majority’ that opposes independence.