News you need to know before starting your day: 10 October 2021

Morning Masala Tea
10 October, 2021


  1. Eight of the 10 programmes that had a 100 per cent cut-off in the first list declared by Delhi University are still open for admission while two courses – Political Science at Hindu College and Computer Science at Hansraj College – closed doors for the general category in the second cut-off list released Saturday. Indian Express
  2. The centre has notified guidelines allowing thermal power plants with idle capacity to sell unrequisitioned power in the spot market. The country’s thermal power plants are currently facing a severe coal shortage, with a majority of the thermal stations having an average of four days of coal stock against a normative requirement to hold 15-30 days of coal stock based on the distance of the plant from the source of coal. Indian Express
  3. If the Chinese army is to stay in eastern Ladakh, so is the Indian Army, army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane said on Saturday, referring to the military buildup and infrastructure development by the People’s Liberation Army across the contested Line of Actual Control (LAC). HT
  4. The central government has refused to approve the Delhi government’s ambitious doorstep delivery of ration scheme, arguing that it deviates from the National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013. In a letter sent to Delhi’s food commissioner, the Centre said it cannot permit the proposal “in its current form”. HT
  5. With the withdrawal of monsoon from Delhi — and other parts of northwest India — on Friday, the Capital’s recent run of clear, clean, cerulean skies has started to give way to an annual veil of smog borne largely by stubble fires in neighbouring states. Data from the central pollution watchdog shows that the city’s air quality has seen a gradual, but sustained, drop over the past 10 days. And as farm fires pick up in Haryana and Punjab, Delhi’s air is only likely to get worse over the coming week. HT


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

  1. लखीमपुर हिंसा के मुख्य आरोपी और केंद्रीय गृह राज्य मंत्री अजय मिश्र के बेटे आशीष को गिरफ्तार कर जेल भेज दिया गया है। अब 11 अक्टूबर को कोर्ट में सुनवाई होगी। इससे पहले करीब 12 घंटे तक उससे पूछताछ हुई। आशीष पर मर्डर, एक्सीडेंट में मौत, आपराधिक साजिश और लापरवाही से वाहन चलाने की धाराओं में केस दर्ज किया गया है। मजिस्ट्रेट के सामने कलमबंद उसके बयान दर्ज किए गए हैं। आशीष का क्राइम ब्रांच में ही मेडिकल टेस्ट हुआ। Bhaskar
  2. दिल्ली में बिजली संकट की आहट शुरू हो गई है। दिल्ली के उत्तरी हिस्से में बिजली सप्लाई करने वाली कंपनी टाटा पावर ने लोगों को मैसेज भेजकर सतर्क रहने और बिजली का संभलकर इस्तेमाल करने के लिए कहा है। मैसेज में कहा गया है कि राजधानी में दोपहर 2 बजे से शाम 6 बजे तक सप्लाई पर असर पड़ सकता है। अगर जल्द ही कोयला सप्लाई नहीं की गई तो 2 दिन बाद बड़े स्तर पर कटौती शुरू हो सकती है।।Bhaskar


Relevant Google Trends Today

  1. The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to journalists Dmitry Muratov from Russia and Maria Ressa, the founder and head of the Philippine news website Rappler, “for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression.”.
  2. Six states of India – Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal — are highly vulnerable to climate change, according to a recent study.
  3. A special CBI court in Panchkula Friday convicted Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim for the murder of former Dera manager Ranjit Singh in 2002. Apart from the Dera head, four others — Krishan Lal, Jasbir Singh, Avtar Singh and Sabdil Singh — were convicted by the court in the 19-year old case.
  4. Navratri 2021 Day 3 colour is Grey.


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