Job Reservation law in Haryana stayed

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4 February, 2022

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IS leader detonated a bomb and blew himself up

As US forces raided the hideout of IS chief Abu Ibrahim al-Hashemi al-Quraishi, the man who took over as the head of the terrorist group in 2019, the IS leader detonated a bomb and blew himself up. His body was thrown onto the streets outside. First responders reported that 13 people had been killed, including six children and four women.. HT

Schools can reopen if positivity rate less than 5%

The Centre on Thursday said the districts having less than five per cent Covid positivity rate can move in the direction of reopening schools but it is up to the state governments to take a call in this regard. Deccan Herald

Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) announced it would campaign against the BJP

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), the collective leadership that spearheaded the farmers’ movement, on Thursday announced it would campaign against the BJP in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. The reason is the failure of the Narendra Modi government to deliver on any of the assurances given in its letter of December 9, 2021, on the basis of which the yearlong agitation of the farmers had been suspended. Telegraph

6 Mega Projects may not be really green

One them is in the strategic border state of Arunachal, the proposed largest hydel plant in India; the other is on the state’s border with Assam, currently the largest hydel project under construction. Then there’s the proposed new international airport in Goa; a mine in Odisha run by the world’s largest coal producer; the country’s first private mega thermal plant in Chhattisgarh — and, finally, the flagship river-linking project in Madhya Pradesh. Indian Express

Job Reservation law in Haryana stayed

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday stayed the Haryana government’s law guaranteeing 75% reservation to locals in private sector jobs. The court of justice Ajay Tewari and justice Pankaj Jain, admitting multiple petitions against the implementation of the law – Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act, 2020, issued the direction to stay the law. Hindu


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Financial assistance scheme of Chattisgarh Govt.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday launched a financial assistance scheme of the Chhattisgarh government for landless labourers of rural areas with around 3.55 lakh beneficiaries instantly receiving Rs 2,000 each in their bank accounts as the first instalment under the plan..

Meta shares fall more than 20 %

Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc’s shares plunged more than 20% late on Wednesday as the social media company posted a weaker-than-expected forecast, blaming Apple’s privacy changes and increased competition for users from rivals like TikTok.

Winter Olympics begin

The 2022 Olympics kick off Friday in Beijing, promising top-tier athletics and plenty of national pride, despite the ongoing pandemic and diplomatic tensions.

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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.

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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