News you need to know before starting your day: 06 October 2021

Morning Masala Tea
6 October, 2021


  1. India’s coal-fuelled power plants, which account for more than half (52.4%) of the country’s total installed capacity of 386.88 gigawatt (GW), are facing a crisis. As many as 72 coal-fuelled power projects have almost exhausted their coal stocks, a Mint report said on October 4. HT
  2. The family of one of the four farmers who was killed in Tikonia in the violent incident involving the convoy of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra, on Tuesday demanded that a fresh autopsy be conducted and refused to accept the findings of the post mortem report. HT
  3. Climate change solutions will be at the top of the agenda for Denmark PM Mette Frederiksen, who will visit India this week — the first head of state or government to arrive in Delhi since February 2020 and the pandemic. HT
  4. There is an “urgent need” to understand the “weaknesses and strengths” of the 13th Amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution and “act accordingly”, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Tuesday told Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla, while expressing a desire to revive the spirit of the relations of the 1960s and 1970s. Hindu
  5. A day after praising West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for rising as the “face of Opposition” for the 2024 Lok Sabha election, BJP’s Tripura MLA Ashish Das Tuesday shaved his head and offered puja at Kolkata’s Kalighat Temple as a mark of penance and announced to give up his MLAship and leave the saffron party. Indian Express


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

  1. राहुल गांधी बुधवार को सीतापुर आने वाले हैं। राहुल गांधी के दौरे से पहले प्रशासन ने राजधानी लखनऊ में 8 अक्टूबर तक धारा 144 लगा दी है। यह तत्काल प्रभाव से लागू कर दी गई है। कांग्रेस ने राहुल के दौरे से पहले मंगलवार को योगी सरकार को चिट्‌ठी लिखकर दौरे की अनुमति मांगी थी, हालांकि प्रशासन ने इससे इनकार कर दिया है। Bhaskar
  2. भौतिकी में नोबेल प्राइज जीतने वाले 2021 के वैज्ञानिकों के नाम की घोषणा हो गई है। यह पुरस्कार इस साल 3 वैज्ञानिकों को मिला है। इनका नाम स्यूकुरो मानेबे, क्लॉस हैसलमैन और जियोर्जियो पेरिसिक है। इसमें स्यूकुरो मानेबे और क्लॉस हैसलमैन ने पृथ्वी में जलवायु का फिजिकल मॉडल तैयार किया। इससे तेजी से हो रहे जलवायु परिवर्तन पर नजर रखी जा सकती है। वहीं, जियोर्जियो पेरिसिक ने अणुओं से ग्रहों तक फिजिकल सिस्टम में होने वाले बदलाव को दिखाया।Bhaskar
  3. नवजोत सिंह सिद्धू की पंजाब कांग्रेस प्रधान पद से छुट्‌टी हो सकती है। उन्होंने एक हफ्ते पहले ही इस्तीफा दे दिया था, जिसे कांग्रेस हाईकमान मंजूर कर सकता है। इसके लिए CM चरणजीत चन्नी को दिल्ली में है। उनके साथ सांसद रवनीत बिट्‌टू और कुलजीत नागरा भी मौजूद हैं।Bhaskar


Relevant Google Trends Today

  1. Mahalaya 2021: It’s Mahalaya on Wednesday, October 6, the last day of Pitri Paksha. It is believed Goddess Durga arrives on her yearly trip to Earth on this day as Devi Paksha begins the next day.
  2. World Teachers’ Day is held annually on 5 October to celebrate all teachers around the globe.
  3. PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday met stock market investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala and his wife Rekha Jhunjhunwala in New Delhi.
  4. Lakhimpur Kheri incident: Reporter’s father says he died after being run over


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