1 Million teenagers to be vaccinated by first week of February 

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13 January, 2022

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Omicron variant of Covid-19 is dangerous for unvaccinated

The Omicron variant of Covid-19 is dangerous, and especially so for those who have not been vaccinated against the disease, the World Health Organisation said Wednesday. “While Omicron causes less severe disease than Delta, it remains a dangerous virus, particularly for those who are unvaccinated,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a press conference. HT

1 Million teenagers to be vaccinated by first week of February 

Over 350,000 people in Delhi aged between 15 and 18 years have been administered the Covid-19 vaccine, showed state government data, as senior health officials said they expect to cover the city’s estimated one million teenagers in this age bracket by the first week of February, if they all come forward to get the jab. HT

Indians stuck in Kazakhstan 

“We were told that we will be evacuated to the nearest fire station. The authorities had lost control of the airport. In the next hour, we found ourselves in the fire station where we were asked to spend the night as clashes had broken out across the city,” Zimik, a resident of Manipur’s Senapati district, told The Indian Express over the phone from Almaty on Wednesday. His connecting flight to India was at 7 am on January 6. Indian Express

“Conspired to assassinate the prime minister through the security breach” – Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday alleged that the Congress high command and his Punjab counterpart had “conspired to assassinate the prime minister through the security breach” on January 5 while Narendra Modi was visiting the northern state. Indian Express

Retail inflation rose to 5.59 % in December 

Retail inflation rose to 5.59 % in December, mainly due to an uptick in food prices, government data showed on Monday. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) based retail inflation was 4.91 % in November 2021 and 4.59 % in December 2020. Hindu


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Enquiry against actor Siddharth 

Police Commissioner Sankarjiwal said that an inquiry has been started into the complaint against actor Siddharth and if a case is registered, a summons will be issued and he will be summoned in person and interrogated.. DailyThanthi

In Some States Covid infection rate increasing

The states of Maratha, West Bengal, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala and Gujarat are emerging as worrisome states due to the increasing incidence of corona. The World Health Organization claims that the effectiveness of the vaccine against hospitalization is higher than that of symptomatic corona. So it is very important to get vaccinated.  DailyThanthi

Twitter account of IB Ministry hacked

The ‘Twitter’ account of Central Ministry of Information and Broadcasting was disabled by mysterious persons yesterday. Mystery figures changed the name of the account to ‘Elon Musk’. They also released some ‘links’ with malicious intent. DailyThanthi


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Dara Singh Chauhan resigns as UP minister 

Uttar Pradesh’s environment minister Dara Singh Chauhan, also an OBC, sent his resignation to the governor on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lost four legislators including state labour minister Swami Prasad Maurya.

New ISRO chief

S Somnath, an eminent rocket scientist, has been appointed as the chairperson of the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro). K Sivan, the outgoing chairperson, will be completing his extended term on Friday.

Lohri festival Today

Observed a night before Makar Sankranti, Lohri is celebrated by those in North India as a traditional winter folk festival or as a popular harvest festival of farmers. It commemorates the passing of the Winter Solstice and looks forward to longer days as the sun journeys towards the northern hemisphere..


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24 February, 2024

Byju’s, once heralded as a flagship in India’s edtech sector, is grappling with severe financial and operational challenges, marked by a dramatic valuation drop. The company, which sought to stabilize its operations and finances, is now raising funds at a valuation significantly lower than its peak. This development comes amid efforts to address a substantial debt burden, with Byju’s proposing a repayment plan for its $1.2 billion loan. Investor confidence appears shaken, with some stakeholders pushing for drastic changes in leadership to navigate the crisis effectively. The turmoil reflects broader sectoral pressures and raises questions about the sustainability of high-growth trajectories in the edtech industry

10 February, 2024

Australia’s energy market is witnessing significant transitions and investments aimed at bolstering renewable energy infrastructure and securing gas supplies. Key developments include a $179 million investment by the Queensland Government for community battery projects, Santos’ $5.7 billion gas pipeline project following a legal battle win, and a $206 million energy savings package for NSW households. Additionally, the Australian government has secured new gas supply deals to support the east coast market, emphasizing the role of gas in transitioning to a renewable grid.

India 2024
9 February, 2024

The latest opinion polls, including the Mood of the Nation survey by India Today, predict a comfortable victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP and its allies in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), with a projected win of 335 Lok Sabha seats in the 2024 general elections. This forecast suggests a slight decrease from the 2019 elections but still ensures a majority. The survey, involving interviews with over 149,000 respondents, reflects Modi’s enduring popularity based on his nationalist policies and economic reforms. Other polls echo these findings, although seat projections vary slightly. The opposition INDIA alliance is expected to secure a significant number of seats, yet not enough to challenge the NDA’s majority. These predictions highlight a political landscape that remains largely favorable to Modi and the BJP as the election approaches