News you need to know before starting your day: 01 October 2021

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1 October, 2021


  1. “India is known for its inclusiveness,” observed the Supreme Court on Thursday as it allowed overseas citizens of India (OCI) to be considered for admissions to all open category undergraduate medical seats for the academic year 2021-22, on a par with Indian citizens. HT
  2. Former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday said that he will end his 52-year-long association with the Congress even as his rival Navjot Singh Sidhu appeared to reverse his decision to quit as state unit chief after a meeting with new CM Charanjit Singh Channi. HT
  3. Ola Electric’s valuation touched $3 billion (about Rs 22,272 crore) on Thursday after it announced that it has raised over $200 million (about Rs 1,484.7 crore) from Falcon Edge, SoftBank and others. Indian Express
  4. After a one-year delay owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, Dubai Thursday kicked off its USD 7 billion Expo 2020 on a desert site, which a media report described as equivalent to the size of 600 football fields. Indian Express
  5. A day after some senior leaders demanded a meeting in the wake of the ongoing Punjab crisis and high-profile exits, the party Thursday said the Congress Working Committee (CWC) will meet “very soon”. Indian Express


Hindi News: ( so that you don’t miss out )

  1. चीन लाइन ऑफ एक्चुअल कंट्रोल यानी LAC पर न सिर्फ सैनिकों की तादाद बढ़ा रहा है, बल्कि यहां हथियारों का जखीरा भी जुटा रहा है। भारतीय विदेश मंत्रालय के प्रवक्ता अरिंदम बागची ने गुरुवार को यह जानकारी दी। उन्होंने साफ कर दिया कि भारत भी चीन की हरकतों पर पैनी नजर बनाए हुए है और देश की सुरक्षा के लिए तैयारी पूरी की गई है। Bhaskar
  2. हिमाचल प्रदेश की राजधानी शिमला की कच्ची घाटी के घोड़ा चौकी में भारी बारिश के चलते 8 मंजिला भवन गिर गया। इस इमारत के साथ एक अन्य दो मंजिला मकान भी ढह गया। इसके अलावा एक अन्य मकान की दीवार भी गिर गई। गनीमत यह रही कि प्रशासन ने इस इमारत को दोपहर के समय ही खाली करवा दिया था। इस इमारत में 8 परिवार रहते थे, सभी ने इस बिल्डिंग में फ्लैट खरीदे थे।Bhaskar
  3. उद्योगपति मुकेश अंबानी के घर ‘एंटीलिया’ के बाहर से मिली विस्फोटकों से भरी स्कॉर्पियो और उसके मालिक मनसुख हिरेन की हत्या मामले की जांच कर रही केंद्रीय जांच एजेंसी (NIA) को शक है कि मुंबई के पूर्व पुलिस कमिश्नर परमबीर सिंह देश से फरार हो चुके हैं। NIA ने उन्हें कई बार पूछताछ के लिए समन भेजा लेकिन उनकी ओर से इसे रिसीव नहीं किया गया है।Bhaskar
  4. महाराष्ट्र लगभग पूरी तरह से अनलॉक हो चुका है। जल्द ही पूरे राज्य में पाबंदियों के साथ स्कूल भी शुरू हो जाएंगे। इन सबके बीच मुंबई से एक डराने वाले जानकारी सामने आ रही है। यहां के KEM अस्पताल में 1-2 नहीं बल्कि 29 MBBS स्टूडेंट्स कोरोना पॉजिटिव पाए गए है। हैरान करने वाली बात यह है कि संक्रमित हुए स्टूडेंट्स में से 27 वैक्सीन की दोनों डोज लगवा चुके हैं।Bhaskar


Relevant Google Trends Today

  1. Sivaji Ganesan was among the most successful actors in the Tamil Film industry during the latter half of the 20th century. Ganesan worked in many on-stage plays before making a debut in Tamil films with the 1952 release Parasakthi. Google Doodle honouring the Legend on his 93rd birthday.
  2. Kannada television actress Soujanya was today found dead at her home in Bengaluru. A suicide note left by the 25-year-old, signed Savi Madappa — her real name — along with her screen name, speaks about problems with her mental health and not being able to cope.
  3. Vivo X70 Pro and Vivo X70 Pro+ were launched in India on Thursday, September 30. Both new Vivo phones come with quad rear cameras that have Zeiss optics on top and include a proprietary image stabilisation technology called Ultra-Sensing Gimbal. Buy Mobiles here
  4. Mahindra has now announced the full variant line-up and introductory variant-wise prices for its brand-new SUV, the Mahindra XUV700. The Mahindra XUV700 AX7 petrol-manual is priced at Rs 17.59 lakh


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