News you need to know before starting your day: 11 October 2021

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11 October, 2021


  1. Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Sunday accused the BJP-led central government of shielding Union minister Ajay Mishra and his son Ashish in the Lakhimpur Kheri case. Launching the party’s 2022 UP election campaign from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Lok Sabha constituency of Varanasi, she said only BJP leaders and their “billionaire” friends are safe in the country. Indian Express
  2. A recent analysis by the Mahamana Centre of Excellence in Climate Change Research (MCECCR) at Banaras Hindu University (BHU), in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Earth Sciences, has found a spatial shift of heatwaves in India, with this weather event now occurring in new regions in the country. Indian Express
  3. Union Home Minister Amit Shah has rejected the charge that Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes unilateral decisions. In an interview to Sansad TV aired on Sunday, Mr. Shah said he had never come across a “better listener” than Mr. Modi. Asked about allegations of Mr. Modi being dictatorial, Mr. Shah said these were baseless allegations. Hindu

  4. Chasing India’s target of eliminating tuberculosis by 2025, scientists at the Indian Council of Medical Research have recruited about 12,000 participants for a phase III study of two potential vaccines. HT
  5. Voters will find it easier to register themselves as the Election Commission of India is planning to make changes in the process, eliminating the need for in-person verifications, said people familiar with the development. Electors will be allowed to file documents online, which will be then verified by the electoral watchdog. “Five or six core documents will be declared, and if voters agree to share those online, then there will be no need for booth-level worker verification,” one of the people said. HT


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

  1. राष्ट्रीय स्वयंसेवक संघ यानी RSS का मुख्यालय नागपुर में है। नागपुर महानगर पालिका पर बीते 15 सालों से बीजेपी का कब्जा है। पिछले दो बार से नागपुर से बीजेपी के नितिन गडकरी लोकसभा चुनाव जीत रहे हैं और महाराष्ट्र के पूर्व मुख्यमंत्री देवेंद्र फडणवीस यहां से विधानसभा चुनाव लड़ते हैं। नागपुर उनका घर है। इसके बावजूद हाल ही में आए जिला परिषद और पंचायत समिति के नतीजे बीजेपी के लिए उत्साहजनक नहीं हैं। नागपुर जिले में आने वाली जिला परिषद की 16 सीटों में से 9 कांग्रेस ने जीत ली हैं। बीजेपी महज 3 सीटें जीत सकी। Bhaskar

  2. स्पोर्ट्स गेमिंग ऐप ड्रीम-11 ने दक्षिण भारतीय राज्य कर्नाटक में अपनी सेवाएं बंद कर दीं। यह एक्शन कंपनी के को फाउंडर हर्ष जैन और भावित सेठ के खिलाफ कर्नाटक में दर्ज की गई FIR के बाद लिया गया है। पुलिस दोनों को समन भेजने की तैयारी कर रही है। इस कंपनी का संचालन टाइगर ग्लोबल कंपनी करती है।Bhaskar

  3. रूस के तातरस्तान इलाके में रविवार को एक छोटा प्लेन क्रैश हो गया। इमरजेंसी मिनिस्ट्री के अधिकारियों ने बताया कि हादसे में 16 लोगों की मौके पर ही मौत हो गई, जबकि 7 घायलों को प्लेन के मलबे से निकाला गया। प्लेन में 21 पैराशूट डाइवर्स समेत 23 लोग सवार थे। लोकल हेल्थ मिनिस्ट्री ने बताया कि 7 घायलों में से एक की हालत गंभीर है। Bhaskar
  4. जम्मू-कश्मीर में आम लोगों पर हमलों के बाद हरकत में आए सुरक्षाबलों ने 700 से ज्यादा लोगों को हिरासत में लिया है। इन्हें आतंकियों का मददगार बताया जा रहा है। न्यूज एजेंसी AFP ने यह दावा किया है। पिछले एक हफ्ते में घाटी में आतंकियों ने कश्मीरी पंडित, हिन्दू और सिख समुदाय के लोगों के साथ स्थानीय नागरिकों को भी निशाना बनाया है। उन्होंने 7 लोगों की हत्या कर दी।Bhaskar


Relevant Google Trends Today

  1. The Union Public Service Commission, UPSC conducted the UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2021 examination on 11/10/21 in two shifts across 77 cities in the country and in two shifts. As per an expert, the UPSC prelims paper was as tough as previous years but the cut-offs could go higher than usual.
  2. Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) – the ruling coalition of Shiv Sena, National Congress Party and Congress in Maharashtra – has called for a state-wide bandh on October 11 to protest against the violence and killing in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri.
  3. World Health Day was on Sunday 10 October.
  4. The voting for electing the new office-bearers of the Movie Artists Association (MAA) 2021 began on Sunday morning. The who’s who of the Telugu film industry descended on the Jubilee Hills Public School to cast their votes. The polling is the culmination of months of the bitterly fought campaign between Prakash Raj and Vishnu Manchu.


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