Goa, UP and Uttarakhand go to the polls Today

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14 February, 2022

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Opposition questions massive ABG Shipyard scam 

The Congress on Sunday questioned the Modi government as the massive ABG Shipyard scam came out in the open after the CBI booked ABG Shipyard and its former chairman and managing director Rishi Kamlesh Agarwal for allegedly cheating a consortium of banks led by State Bank of India to the tune of 22,842 crore . HT

Congress: Amarinder Singh government was being run by the BJP

Senior Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday said the former chief minister Amarinder Singh-led Punjab government had to be replaced as it was being run by the BJP from Delhi. Deccan Herald

31.6 crore shares, or 5 per cent of LIC on offer

The LIC IPO will see the Centre offering 31.6 crore shares, or 5 per cent of the insurer’s equity. Since the issue is entirely an offer for sale, all the proceeds will go directly to the government.. Telegraph

UP CM on last day of campaigning in Uttarakhand

The Last day of campaigning for the Uttarakhand Assembly elections was marked by two firsts: a promise of uniform civil code by Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami; and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s appearance for the first and only day for the BJP in the state.. Indian Express

Goa, UP and Uttarakhand go to the polls Today

In high-stakes elections for the BJP, the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Goa and Uttarakhand goes to the polls on Monday, along with 55 constituencies in Uttar Pradesh in the second of the seven phases of polling in the State. Voting is being held for all the 70 Assembly seats in over 13 districts in Uttarakhand with 632 candidates in the fray. Hindu


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NSE former MD guided by a yogi

Chitra Ramkrishna, the former MD and CEO of NSE, was steered by a yogi dwelling in the Himalayan ranges in the appointment of Anand Subramanian as the exchange’s group operating officer and advisor to MD, according to a Sebi order.

Carrot and stick in response to Russian military buildup

Russia could invade Ukraine at any time and might create a surprise pretext for an attack, the US national security adviser warned on Sunday, reaffirming a pledge to defend “every inch” of NATO territory.

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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