Gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to grow by 9.2%

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8 January, 2022

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Gangasagar Mela, which occurs during Makar Sankranti starts today

The Gangasagar Mela, which occurs at West Bengal’s Gangasagar (also known as Sagar) Island during Makar Sankranti every year, starts today and will continue till January 16. There was a major cry regarding its cancellation owing to the ongoing coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic and the recent surge in cases across the country amid Omicron variant outbreak. However, the Calcutta high court on Friday gave a go-ahead to the Trinamool Congress-led state government to conduct the event after taking necessary measures to check Covid-19. HT

Thunderstorms in North India

“Thunderstorm with moderate to heavy intensity rain would occur over and adjoining areas of entire Delhi and Delhi NCR (Gurugram, Faridabad, Manesar, Ballabhgarh) Karnal, Panipat, Gannaur, Sonipat, Kharkhoda, Jhajjar, Sohana, Palwal, Nuh (Haryana) Baraut, Bagpat (UP) and Tizara (Rajasthan),” tweeted India Meteorological Department. HT

Walk in for third dose for those eligible 

The three priority groups of healthcare workers, frontline workers and 60-plus population with comorbidities, who are eligible for their third “precautionary dose” 39 weeks after getting their second jab, can either book an online appointment or walk in to any vaccination centre, sources in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Friday. Indian Express

Gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to grow by 9.2%

India’s gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to grow by 9.2% in the current financial year following last fiscal’s 7.3% contraction, the National Statistical Office (NSO) said in its first advance estimates of economic output released on Friday, amid concerns over the likely impact of a third wave of the COVID pandemic. Hindu

India China 14th round of Corps Commander talks on January 12

India and China are set to hold the 14th round of Corps Commander talks on January 12, when they will attempt to take forward the stalled process of disengagement and de-escalation in eastern Ladakh. The next round of senior military talks are scheduled to be held on January 12, two government sources independently confirmed on Friday. Hindu


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जिस अस्पताल में आप रुचि ले रहे हैं, उसका हम काफी पहले उद्घाटन कर चुके हैं 

प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने शुक्रवार को कोलकाता में चितरंजन कैंसर अस्पताल के एक कैंपस का वर्चुअल उद्घाटन किया। इस प्रोग्राम में बंगाल की मुख्यमंत्री ममता बनर्जी भी मौजूद थीं। यानी वर्चुअल मंच पर मोदी और ममता दोनों ही मौजूद थे।हालांकि ममता यहां भी अपनी हनक दिखाने से नहीं चूकीं। जिस कैंपस का प्रधानमंत्री ने उद्घाटन किया, उसे लेकर ममता ने वर्चुअल मंच पर ही प्रधानमंत्री से कहा- जिस अस्पताल में आप रुचि ले रहे हैं, उसका हम काफी पहले उद्घाटन कर चुके हैं। Bhaskar

दक्षिण चीन सागर के बाद हिंद-प्रशांत क्षेत्र में भी चीन की दबदबा कायम करने की कोशिश

दक्षिण चीन सागर के बाद हिंद-प्रशांत क्षेत्र में भी चीन दबदबा कायम करने की कोशिश कर रहा है। उसने जापान की जल सीमा में अपनी कुछ बोट्स भेजी थीं। अब अमेरिका और जापान चीन को जवाब देने के लिए साथ आ गए हैं। एक खबर नॉर्थ और साउथ कोरिया से जुड़ी है। यहां साउथ कोरिया ने दावा किया है कि नॉर्थ कोरिया ने बुधवार और गुरुवार को जिन मिसाइलों के टेस्ट किए, वो बैलेस्टिक या हाइपरसोनिक मिसाइलें नहीं थीं। यहां जानते हैं दुनिया की पांच अहम खबरें। Bhaskar

देश में आज 1 लाख 40 हजार 883 केस 

देश में आज 1 लाख 40 हजार 883 केस सामने आए हैं। इससे पहले गुरुवार को भी 1 लाख 17 हजार 94 नए मामले दर्ज किए गए थे। शुक्रवार को 282 लोगों की मौत हुई है। इसके साथ ही 39 हजार 580 लोग ठीक भी हुए हैं। एक्टिव केस का आंकड़ा 4 लाख 62 हजार 613 हो गया है। इधर देश में महाराष्ट्र में एक बार फिर सबसे ज्यादा मामले दर्ज किए गए हैं। राज्य में आज कोरोना के 40,925 नए मरीज मिले हैं। Bhaskar

Google Trends Today

KPIT shares gain

Shares of KPIT Technologies Ltd. jumped after Goldman Sachs initiated coverage on the automotive software services firm with a ‘buy’, citing potential demand from electric vehicle to semiconductor makers.

Niraj Bishnoi – Bulli Bai App

Niraj’s father Dasrath Bishnoi, who runs a grocery store and has two vehicles for loading and unloading of material, said Niraj would barely talk to him and maintain his distance. “He was buried into his books all the time. That’s all he knew. He scored 86% in class 10 and 82% in class 12. He never took any tuition throughout and studied all by himself.”.

Stephen Hawking’s 80th birthday- Google Doodle

Google released a Doodle celebrating what would have been Stephen Hawking’s 80th birthday. The two and a half minute-long video includes a narration in the physicist’s own computer-generated voice (created and used with permission from his estate) outlining his work and painting a message of hope for the future. See the video below

Compiled from Google Trends


Twitter Trends 

  1. The Cabinet Committee on Security did not discuss the removal of Sikhs from the army
  2. More places are banning crypto mining. Is that a good idea?
  3. A satirical image of an email asking remote employees to wear masks during Zoom meetings is being taken out of context, fact-checkers report
  4. How the crisis in Kazakhstan went from fuel protests to a ‘shoot-to- kill’ order by the president


Compiled from Twitter

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