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1 January, 2022

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Tale of 2 Jains of Kannauj

The Income Tax department on Friday raided premises linked to Samajwadi Party (SP) lawmaker Pushpraj ‘Pampi’ Jain and other perfume traders in Uttar Pradesh for alleged tax evasion, sparking a political tussle months before high-stakes state polls. HT

Muted New Year in India due to COVID

India rang in a muted New Year at midnight on Saturday as the number of new cases in several parts of the country continued on a sharp rise, with officials saying the Omicron variant is now in community transmission in many cities, a conclusion also corroborated by genome surveillance trends. HT

Yuva Mahakumbh in Varanasi

In the run up to assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the youth wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party will in January hold a Yuva Mahakumbh in Varanasi, party leaders said.“The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha will hold a grand event called the Yuva Mahakumbh in Kashi, the constituency of the Prime Minister, in which over a lakh youth from the state are expected to participate,” said Tejasvi Surya, president of the youth wing and a BJP parliamentarian.. HT

Karnataka semifinals to 2023 ?

The results of the Karnataka urban local bodies announced on Thursday have come as a blow for the BJP, with the Congress emerging ahead overall, but especially in small towns. All the three main parties had projected the elections as a semi-final for the 2023 Assembly elections, and if the trends hold, the horizon is bleak for the JD(S). Indian Express

The tri-service inquiry in the chopper crash – Controlled Flight Into Terrain 

The tri-service inquiry ordered into the ill-fated chopper crash which killed Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen. Bipin Rawat and others is complete with officials indicating the probable cause to be Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT). The findings have been sent for legal review after which the report would be submitted to the Government, a defence official said on condition of anonymity. Hindu


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2022 का स्वागत सभी ने खुशियों के साथ किया 

कोरोना वायरस के बढ़ते मामलों के बावजूद देश में शुक्रवार रात को साल 2022 का स्वागत सभी ने खुशियों के साथ किया। साल 2021 में कोरोना वायरस की दूसरी लहर की भयावह यादों से निकलकर लोगों ने एक-दूसरे को नए साल के लिए शुभकामनाएं दीं। साथ ही उम्मीद जताई कि आने वाले साल में इस ग्लोबल पैनाडमिक से छुटकारा मिल पाएगा। Bhaskar

वैक्सीनेशन स्लॉट की बुकिंग 

देश में 3 जनवरी से 15 से 18 साल के बच्चों को कोरोना वैक्सीन दिए जाने की घोषणा की थी। इसके लिए 1 जनवरी यानी नए साल से वैक्सीनेशन स्लॉट की बुकिंग कोविन ऐप या ऑन-साइट की जा सकेगी। वैक्सीनेशन के स्लॉट बुकिंग के लिए 10वीं का ID कार्ड भी मान्य होगा। Bhaskar

रिज मैदान पर जश्न के दौरान ब्लास्ट करने की पाकिस्तान से मिली आतंकी धमकी 

शिमला के रिज मैदान पर शुक्रवार शाम चल रहे नए साल के जश्न को पुलिस ने एकाएक बंद करवा दिया। रिज मैदान पर जश्न के दौरान ब्लास्ट करने की पाकिस्तान से मिली आतंकी धमकी के बाद एहतियातन ये कदम उठाया गया। बम प्लांट करने की जिम्मेदारी जिस व्यक्ति को सौंपी गई थी वह कश्मीरी मूल का बताया जा रहा है। Bhaskar

Google Trends Today

What is Open on New Year’s Day

The Dakshineswar Temple and Belur Math, global headquarters of Ramakrishna Mission, as well as Kalighat, a major Shakti-peetha shrine, and North Kolkata’s Thanthania Temple, will be closed to devotees on New Year’s Day on account of rising Covid-19 infections in the city.

Betty White dies before 100th birthdat

Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died. She was 99.


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Twitter Trends 

  1. ‘I make millions by buying up abandoned shipping containers and selling the contents’
  2. Betty White dies at 99 years old, according to reports
  3. The BBC interviewed a genuine COVID-19 patient at Kings College Hospital in July, AP and Reuters say
  4. #welcome2022


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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