News you need to know before starting your day: 28 September 2021

Morning Masala Tea
28 September, 2021


  1. Gulab after-effects may lead to cyclone on western coast. The cyclonic storm is expected to turn into a well-marked low pressure area on Tuesday and emerge in the northeast Arabian sea and Gujarat coast around Thursday. The system may probably intensify on Friday, leading to the development of cyclone Shaheen in the region. HT
  2. UK puts army on standby as fuel pumps run dry. Desperate motorists queued up at fuel pumps across Britain, draining tanks, fraying tempers and prompting calls for the government to use emergency powers to give priority access to healthcare and other essential workers. HT
  3. While Kerala continues to contribute more than 15,000 Covid-19 cases daily, a steady slowdown in the rest of the country has brought the number of active cases below the 3-lakh mark for the first time in six months. Indian Express
  4. The 10-hour Bharat Bandh called by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) against three contentious farm laws hit normal life in Punjab and Haryana Monday as protesters blocked highways and link roads, squatted on railway tracks, while shops, educational institutions, commercial establishments and ‘mandis’ remained shut. Indian Express
  5. BJP national vice president Dilip Ghosh was Monday forced to cut short his door-to-door campaigning for the Bhabanipur Assembly bypoll after protests against him by TMC supporters allegedly turned violent. Indian Express

From Hindi News

  1. भोपाल में मेट्रो प्रोजेक्ट में काम के दौरान हुए हादसे में मंत्रालय के कर्मचारी राजेश कुमार पाल की मौत हो गई। वह बाइक से घर जा रहे थे। इसी बीच सुभाष नगर फाटक के पास पिलर के ऊपर से कोई भारी चीज गिरी। इससे राजेश कुमार का सिर फट गया। गंभीर हालत में उन्हें अस्पताल ले जाया गया। तब तक उनकी मौत हो गई। हादसा सोमवार रात करीब 7 बजे हुआ। Bhaskar
  2. नेशनल एलिजिबिलिटी कम एंट्रेंस टेस्ट पीजी (NEET PG) सुपर स्पेशियलिटी का सिलेबस अंतिम समय में बदलने पर सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने केंद्र सरकार को फटकार लगाई है। कोर्ट ने केंद्र सरकार को कहा कि सत्ता के खेल में युवा डॉक्टरों को फुटबॉल मत बनाइए। कोर्ट ने सरकार से संबंधित अफसरों की मीटिंग बुलाने का निर्देश दिया। साथ ही 4 अक्टूबर को जवाब दाखिल करने को कहा है। Bhaskar
  3. अखाड़ा परिषद के अध्यक्ष रहे महंत नरेंद्र गिरि की मौत जितने रहस्यमय ढंग से हुई, उनकी वसीयतें भी उससे कम रहस्यमय नहीं हैं। महंत नरेंद्र गिरि की ओर से 2 जून 2020 को की गई वसीयत सामने आई है। इसमें उन्होंने बलवीर गिरि को उत्तराधिकारी बताया है। दावा है कि 7 पेज की यह वसीयत भी रजिस्टर्ड है। इसे आधार माने तो बलवीर गिरि काे ही महंत बनाया जा सकता है, लेकिन वसीयत इससे पहले 2 बार बदली गई है। Bhaskar


Relevant Google Trends Today

  1. A new report from analytics firm Pixalate finds that over 813,000 apps have been removed from the Apple App Store and Google Play in the first half of 2021. There are certain common themes among these removed apps, the biggest of which is that the vast majority (86%) were targeting children.
  2. Paras Defence and Space Technologies, an engineering company, will finalise the basis of IPO share allotment on Tuesday, September 28.
  3. The revolutionary leader Bhagat Singh was born to a Sikh family on September 27, 1907 in Lyallpur district, now in Pakistan.
  4. Google is celebrating its 23rd birthday today, commemorating its official establishment on September 27, 1998. The Internet giant is celebrating 23 years of existence with an animated chocolate cake on its homepage.


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