News you need to know before starting your day: 17 August 2021

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17 August, 2021


  1. India announces emergency e-visa for Afghans
  2. CM Khattar inaugurates Haryana’s first waste to energy project in Murthal
  3. India asks US court to reject Cairn Energy’s $1.2 billion suit
  4. SC issues notice on Pegasus row, says govt doesn’t have to reveal info
  5. Vodafone Idea in talks to refinance over Rs 6,000 crore of its debt


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  1. Popular actor and VJ Anandha Kannan passes away, condolences pour in
  2. ICC T20 World Cup 2021 complete schedule: India to face Pakistan on October 24
  3. Apollo Hospitals share price jumps for second day
  4. SVP Global Group invests $150M to start commercial operations at its Textile plant in Oman
  5. Rename Aligarh to ‘Harigarh’, district panchayat sends proposal to UP government
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