Top news photos: Drop in Delhi's air quality, World Youth chess championship bronze medal winner gets warm welcome in Chennai, and more

12.45 pm | Children on their way to school during a smoggy morning in East Delhi's Dilshad Garden area on Friday. The national capital’s pollution levels increased overnight by around 50 points, taking the overall air quality index to 459. Photo: R.V. Moorthy
11.45 am | World youth chess championship bronze medal winner Rakshitta Ravi, being accorded a rousing reception during a felicitation ceremony at Velammal Vidyalaya, in Chennai on Friday. Photo: M.Vedhan
10.00 a.m. | German Chancellor Angela Merkel being welcomed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a ceremonial reception at the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Friday, November 1, 2019. Photo: R V Moorthy
9.00 a.m. | Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, 64th Karnataka Rajyotsava celebrations and children mela, Sri Kanteerava Stadium, in Bengaluru on November 01, 2019. Photo: K Murali kumar