Exchange of sweets at 10 posts along the India-China border

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3 January, 2022

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Supreme Court suspends physical hearings for 2 weeks

A day before the Supreme Court was scheduled to reopen after the winter vacations, the court issued a notification on Sunday suspending physical hearings for two weeks starting Monday citing the rising number of Covid-19 cases involving the Omicron variant. HT

Rainfall over northwest and adjoining parts of central India

Two consecutive western disturbances are likely to cause widespread rainfall over northwest and adjoining parts of central India over the next week, the India meteorological department (IMD) said Sunday. While the first disturbance extends from January 3-6, the second is expected to occur between January 7 and January 9, the department said. HT

Centre of entrepreneurship in Lucknow and a centre of excellence in Meerut

With the Yogi Adityanath-led government in Uttar Pradesh coming under criticism regarding the rising youth unemployment rate, the Central government has kicked off a massive digital push involving multiple centres of excellence, technology parks and entrepreneurship centres in the election-bound state. Indian Express

Income criterion for EWS is ‘more stringent’ than the one for the OBC creamy layer

A government committee report in the Supreme Court has said that “income” is a “feasible criterion” for defining the “Economical Weaker Sections” (EWS) in society and the annual family income of ₹8 lakh is a “reasonable” threshold to determine EWS in order to extend reservation in admissions and jobs. Hindu

Exchange of sweets at 10 posts along the India-China border 

The exchange of sweets at 10 posts along the India-China border on New Year’s Day and recent talks between the two sides have indicated that New Delhi and Beijing are seeking greater stability in relations and haven’t given up hopes of a breakthrough, despite the massive 1,00,000-strong troops still amassed on both sides after nearly 20 months of a stand-off and a continuing stalemate in disengagement.. Hindu


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बच्चों की वैक्सीन को मिक्स होने से बचाने के लिए वैक्सीन सेंटर पर अलग लाइन 

3 जनवरी यानी आज से शुरू होने वाले 15 से 18 साल के बच्चों के वैक्सीनेशन के लिए CoWIN एप पर रविवार तक 7 लाख से ज्यादा रजिस्ट्रेशन हुए। केंद्रीय स्वास्थ्य मंत्री मनसुख मांडविया ने इस वैक्सीनेशन प्रोग्राम के लिए राज्यों और केंद्रशासित प्रदेशों से बात भी की है। मनसुख मांडविया ने कहा है- बच्चों की वैक्सीन को मिक्स होने से बचाने के लिए वैक्सीन सेंटर पर अलग लाइन, अलग टाइमिंग और अलग वैक्सीनेशन टीम बनाई जानी चाहिए। Bhaskar

कोरोना संक्रमितों का आंकड़ा 2 लाख तक पहुंच सकता है

महाराष्ट्र में जनवरी के तीसरे हफ्ते तक कोरोना संक्रमितों का आंकड़ा 2 लाख तक पहुंच सकता है। महाराष्ट्र के एडिशनल चीफ सेक्रेटरी हेल्थ डॉ. प्रदीप व्यास ने इस बारे में जानकारी दी। डॉ. व्यास के मुताबिक, वर्तमान हालात के मद्देनजर जनवरी के तीसरे हफ्ते तक में राज्य में कोरोना के 2 लाख एक्टिव केस हो जाएंगे। अगर इनमें से कुछ लोगों को हॉस्पिटल में एडमिट करना पड़ता है, तो अधिकारियों को हालात संभालने के लिए तैयार रहने के निर्देश दिए गए हैं। Bhaskar

दूसरे नंबर पर अब भारत में 216 फीट ऊंचा स्वामी रामानुजाचार्य का स्टैच्यू 

दुनिया का सबसे बड़ा सिटिंग स्टैच्यू (बैठा हुआ) 302 फीट हाइट का ग्रेट बुद्धा का है, जो थाइलैंड में है। और दूसरे नंबर पर अब भारत में 216 फीट ऊंचा स्वामी रामानुजाचार्य का स्टैच्यू हैदराबाद में स्थापित हो चुका है। हालांकि राजस्थान के नाथद्वारा में 351 फीट ऊंची शिव मूर्ति भी तैयार हो चुकी है, लेकिन इसका इनॉगरेशन मार्च में है, इसके पहले फरवरी में रामानुजाचार्य के स्टैच्यू का इनॉगरेशन पीएम मोदी करने जा रहे हैं। Bhaskar

Google Trends Today

GitHub user behind ‘Bulli Bai’ app blocked 

After photographs of at least 100 influential Muslim women were uploaded for auction on an app sparked widespread outrage, IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has said GitHub, the hosting platform, has confirmed blocking the user and that CERT and police authorities are coordinating further action.

SBI PO exam concludes

State Bank of India (SBI) has conducted the mains exam of SBI PO 2021 successfully today, January 2, 2022. The mains exam of SBI PO was conducted across all states and Union Territories..


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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