News you need to know before starting your day: 14 October 2021

Morning Masala Tea
14 October, 2021


  1. Amid resistance from the opposition parties and state governments, the central government is expected to take over the operation and maintenance of three key irrigation projects – Srisailam and Nagarjunsagar on the Krishna river and Pedavagu on the Godavari river. These irrigation projects have been an apple of discord between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. FE
  2. Maharashtra State Power Generation Co (Mahagenco) had asked Coal India (CIL) subsidiary Western Coalfields (WCL) to stop despatches of coal to Bhuswal, Paras, Parli and Nashik thermal power stations, aggregating generation of 3,180 MW, restricting stock building at the plant heads . Lowering coal stock at plants was at the horizon then. FE
  3. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Wednesday launched the preliminary work to melt into 24 carat gold bars, the unutilised jewellery in the possession of the temples in the State. FE
  4. A local court in Lakhimpur Kheri on Wednesday denied bail to Ashish Mishra, the main accused in the murder of four farmers and a journalist who were allegedly run over by a convoy of SUVs, including a Thar jeep owned by his father and Union minister Ajay Mishra. Indian Express


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

  1. नॉर्वे के कोंग्सबर्ग शहर में मंगलवार-बुधवार की दरमियानी रात एक व्यक्ति ने तीर-कमान से हमला किया। घटना में कुछ लोगों के मारे जाने की खबर है। कई लोग घायल हुए हैं। पुलिस के मुताबिक, हमलावर को गिरफ्तार कर लिया गया है, हालांकि उसके या मारे जाने वालों के बारे में फिलहाल, कोई जानकारी नहीं दी गई है। Bhaskar
  2. केंद्रीय गृह मंत्रालय ने पाकिस्तान और बांग्लादेश की अंतरराष्ट्रीय सीमा पर बॉर्डर सिक्योरिटी फोर्स (BSF) का अधिकार क्षेत्र बढ़ा दिया है। अब BSF अधिकारियों को पश्चिम बंगाल, पंजाब और असम में देश की सीमा से लगे 50 किलोमीटर तक के इलाके में तलाशी, गिरफ्तारी और जब्ती की अनुमति मिल गई है।Bhaskar

  3. दिल्ली से लगे गाजियाबाद के शहर कोतवाली इलाके में बुधवार देर रात फ्लाइओवर से एक बस गिर पड़ी। हादसे में तीन लोगों की मौत हो गई, जबकि 15 घायल हैं। स्थानीय लोगों के मुताबिक, हादसे के दौरान नीचे सड़क से गुजर रहे एक बाइक सवार की बस से दबने से मौत हो गई। बस में कितने लोग सवार थे, इसकी जानकारी नहीं मिल पाई है।Bhaskar
  4. जेफ बेजोस की कंपनी ब्लू ओरिजिन के रॉकेट ने इस साल पांचवी बार स्पेस तक का सफर सफलतापूर्वक पूरा कर इतिहास रच दिया है। बुधवार को हुई इस उड़ान में कनाडा के एक्टर विलियम शेटनर भी क्रू के तौर पर शामिल थे। उनकी उम्र 90 साल है।Bhaskar


Relevant Google Trends Today

  1. Facebook and Instagram appears to be facing another outage. According to downdetector, users reports are indicating a problem at Facebook and Instagram as well.
  2. If you are planning to visit bank branches in the month of October 2021, you need to re-think and opt for net banking and other online services like mobile and Internet banking.
  3. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was Wednesday admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) owing to weakness and exhaustion.
  4. The hearing of the bail plea of Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan has been adjourned on Wednesday and the court will resume the hearing on Thursday.
  5. The ICSI CS result for Foundation exams can be accessed on the ICSI official website —
  6. The BCCI on Wednesday extended the deadline for purchasing the tender document for the new Indian Premier League (IPL) teams by another 10 days


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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