News you need to know before starting your day: 22 October 2021

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22 October, 2021


  1. The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Government if it wants to revisit the limit of ₹8 lakh annual income fixed for determining the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) category for reservation in NEET admissions for medical courses under the all-India quota. Hindu
  2. In an interview with HT, SII chief executive officer Adar Poonawalla says India must now resume exports to build on its position and help under-served regions, particularly before considering booster doses. HT
  3. A strategic tunnel under construction in Arunachal Pradesh will be ready ahead of deadline by June 2022, permitting swifter deployment of weapons and soldiers to forward areas near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Tawang sector in all-weather conditions, officials familiar with the development said on Thursday. HT
  4. All-India stocks of DAP and muriate of potash on September 30 were less than half of a year-ago levels, even as international prices of fertilisers and inputs have surged to their highest since 2008-09. Indian Express
  5. The Supreme Court on Thursday said farmers protesting at Delhi borders against the three farms laws have the right to agitate, but they cannot block roads indefinitely even as the farmer unions and government embroiled themselves in a blame game. Business Standard


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

  1. योगेंद्र यादव को किसान मोर्चा से एक महीने के लिए सस्पेंड कर दिया गया है। योगेंद्र यादव लखीमपुर हिंसा में मारे गए भाजपा कार्यकर्ता शुभम मिश्रा के घर गए थे और परिवारवालों से मिलकर संवेदना प्रकट की थी। इसी को लेकर संयुक्त किसान मोर्चा ने उन पर कार्रवाई की है। पंजाब के किसान संगठन उन पर कार्रवाई की मांग कर रहे थे। Bhaskar
  2. अमेरिकी कंपनी फाइजर-बायोएनटेक की कोरोना वैक्सीन का बूस्टर शॉट संक्रमण से 95.6% सुरक्षा प्रदान करता है। कंपनी ने 16 साल से ज्यादा उम्र के 10 हजार लोगों पर 11 महीने तक किए ट्रायल की जानकारी गुरुवार को जारी की है। इसमें सामने आया है कि फाइजर वैक्सीन का दूसरा डोज लेने के बाद 84% तो तीसरा (बूस्टर) डोज लेने के बाद संक्रमण से 95.6% तक बचा जा सकता है।Bhaskar

  3. उत्तराखंड में हुई भारी बारिश यूपी में बाढ़ लेकर आई है। गंगा का जलस्तर बढ़ने से पश्चिमी उत्तर प्रदेश के जिले ज्यादा प्रभावित हुए हैं। जिला प्रशासन इन हालात से निपटने की कोशिश कर ही रहा था कि नेपाल से छोड़े गए पानी से दूसरे जिलों में भी आफत आ गई। फिलहाल, 8 जिले बाढ़ की चपेट में आ गए हैं।वेस्ट यूपी के मेरठ, मुजफ्फरनगर और बिजनौर के खादर क्षेत्र और रामपुर, मुरादाबाद, पीलीभीत में बाढ़ के हालात हैं। Bhaskar


Relevant Google Trends Today

  1. On Thursday, India gained access to the very exclusive club of nations which have administered 100 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses. Until now, China was the only country to have hit this milestone..
  2. Nationalist Congress Party leader Nawab Malik is a minister of the Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra. Sameer Wankhede is the zonal director of the Narcotics Control Bureau. Both of them are presently in news because of their ongoing exchange of barbs over the Aryan Khan case.
  3. Actor Ananya Panday, 22 years of age, was summoned to the office of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in Mumbai for questioning in the case.


Relevant Twitter Trends 

  1. #VaccineCentury
  2. #IStandWithSRK
  3. #AnanyaPanday
  4. #ShameonYouCeatTyres


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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