A look at the major news events coming up today

* PM Narendra Modi to hold election rallies in Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur and Patna, while Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi to address rallies at Valmikinagar and Darbhanga for second phase of Bihar elections.

* Delhi Ministers to join the govt’s ‘red light on, gaadi off’ campaign to the anti-pollution drive. The aim is to reduce that 15-20 per cent pollution by switching vehicle ignitions off.

* Voting is underway in first phase of Bihar Assembly elections for 71 of 243 seats. 

* Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami expected to discuss school and college reopening with collectors.

* Karnataka will go for its first elections for four legislative council seats amid the Covid-19 pandemic scare and the recent flood fury in several parts of the state. The retirement of the four members of legislative council necessitated the election.

* France's president Emmanuel Macron will give a televised address to the nation on Wednesday evening after convening meetings to review the country's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.