News you need to know before starting your day: 09 October 2021

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9 October, 2021


  1. Scores of Kashmiri Pandits abstained from attending offices and many went on a 10-day leave in the Valley on Friday, in the wake of targeted killings of two Pandits among seven other civilians in the past one week. Widespread protests were held in Jammu and Kashmir against the killings. Hindu
  2. Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister Ajay Mishra, did not turn up for questioning in Lakhimpur Kheri despite a summons issued to him by police in connection with the Tikonia incident in which he is accused of murder. Hindu
  3. Tata Sons will regain control of Air India as it takes over 100 per cent of the government’s stake in the national carrier, marking the end of a protracted struggle to sell the airline and the first step in the Centre’s mega privatisation push. Indian Express
  4. Facebook on Friday said users around the world again had problems accessing its services for hours due to a tweak of its system, just days after a massive outage caused in a similar fashion. HT
  5. Sunita Narain, an expert on climate negotiations who has been tracking the talks since 1992 and director general of Centre for Science and Environment, said developed countries are trying to dilute the principle of equity by pushing developing countries like India to announce a target of net zero emissions by 2050. HT
  6. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is reviewing its scheme of penalising banks for non-replenishment of ATMs after getting feedback from lenders, its Deputy Governor T Rabi Sankar said on Friday. In August this year, RBI had announced that it will penalise banks for failure to timely replenish currency notes in ATMs. Indian Express


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

  1. श्रीनगर के नाटीपोरा इलाके में आतंकियों ने शुक्रवार रात पुलिस टीम पर हमला कर दिया। जवाबी कार्रवाई में लश्कर का एक आतंकी मारा गया। उसका साथी भागने में कामयाब रहा। एक पुलिस अधिकारी ने बताया कि मारे गए आतंकी से हथियार और गोला बारूद बरामद किया गया है। Bhaskar
  2. लखीमपुर खीरी में 8 अक्टूबर को भड़की हिंसा के बाद सियासत गर्म है। UP चुनाव से पहले राहुल और प्रियंका गांधी की अगुआई में पूरा विपक्ष UP की योगी सरकार के खिलाफ मोर्चा खड़ा कर रहा है। इस बीच चुनावी रणनीतिकार प्रशांत किशोर ने कांग्रेस समर्थकों पर तंज कसा है।Bhaskar

  3. पंजाब में CM की कुर्सी के लिए नवजोत सिद्धू की छटपटाहट फिर सामने आई है। सिद्धू ने अनुसूचित जाति से आने वाले पंजाब के पहले CM चरणजीत सिंह चन्नी के लिए अपशब्द तक कह दिए। पंजाब कांग्रेस ने गुरुवार को जीरकपुर से मार्च शुरू किया था। इस दौरान सिद्धू ने कहा कि सरदार भगवंत सिंह (नवजोत सिद्धू के पिता) के बेटे को CM बनाते तो फिर देखते कि सक्सेस क्या होती है। सिद्धू ने चन्नी के लिए कहा कि वे 2022 में कांग्रेस को डुबाे देंगे।Bhaskar


Relevant Google Trends Today

  1. The Indian Air Force (IAF) on October 8 celebrated its 89th Foundation Day. The celebrations has started at the Hindon Air Force Station in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad in the presence of the Chief of Air Staff and senior officials of the three armed forces.
  2. Navratri 2021 Day 2 colour is green. On this day, Goddess Brahmacharini is worshipped.
  3. Brazil’s bid to return to pre-pandemic normalcy, even as its death toll tops 600,000


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