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3 December, 2021

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2 cases Omicron confirmed in India 

India said on Thursday that it has not imposed any travel curbs following the detection of the Omicron variant of the Coronavirus, though surveillance mechanisms and protocols have been intensified for travellers from at-risk countries.“This is a very evolving situation, and two cases [of the Omicron variant] have been confirmed in Karnataka,” external affairs ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi told a regular news briefing.. HT

Cyclone Jawad Update

A cyclonic storm, named Cyclone Jawad, is likely to form over central Bay of Bengal but it may not intensify into severe category as expected earlier, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Thursday, adding that it still has the potential to cause widespread damage over Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal on Friday. HT

Winter Session Stalemate

On the fourth day of the ongoing winter session of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha concluded the proceedings with the passage of the Dam Safety Bill, but not before the Opposition staged a walkout during the first half of the day in protest against the chair’s decision of not allowing a discussion on inflation and for not permitting the leader of the opposition to raise the issue of suspension of 12 lawmakers. HT

Progress in Central Vista Redevelopment project

Over Rs 1,289 crore have been spent for the multi-phase Central Vista Redevelopment project so far, the Union Housing Ministry informed Parliament Thursday. It added that the physical progress of the new building stands at 35% and is scheduled to be completed by October 2022, and Rs 340 crore of the Rs 971 crore allotted for it has been spent till now. Indian Express

Sri Lanka economic crisis

India and Sri Lanka agreed to a four-pronged approach to discuss initiatives on food and energy security to help mitigate Sri Lanka’s economic crisis, during a two-day visit by Sri Lankan Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa to New Delhi.. Hindu


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राजधानी में शुक्रवार से सभी स्कूल अगले आदेश तक बंद

प्रदूषण पर सुप्रीम कोर्ट की फटकार के बाद दिल्ली की केजरीवाल सरकार ने बड़ा फैसला लिया है। राजधानी में शुक्रवार से सभी स्कूल अगले आदेश तक बंद कर दिए गए हैं। पर्यावरण मंत्री गोपाल राय ने कहा है कि प्रदूषण से बिगड़ते हालात को देखते हुए यह फैसला लिया गया है। स्कूल कब से खुलेंगे, फिलहाल इस पर कोई फैसला नहीं किया गया है। Bhaskar

ट्विटर यूजर्स के फॉलोअर्स की संख्या घट गई

माइक्रो-ब्लॉगिंग साइट ट्विटर (Twitter) पर गुरुवार को अचानक बहुत सारे यूजर्स के फॉलोअर्स की संख्या घट गई। इनमें आम यूजर्स के साथ ही कई बड़े सेलेब्रिटी और नेता भी शामिल रहे। कंपनी की तरफ से इसे लेकर ना तो कोई नई पॉलिसी घोषित की गई और ना ही यूजर्स की तरफ से ट्वीट्स के जरिए शिकायत करने के बावजूद फॉलोअर्स घटने का कारण ही बताया। Bhaskar

ओमिक्रॉन 29 देशों में फैल चुका है

कोरोना के नए वैरिएंट ओमिक्रॉन ने भारत में दस्तक दे दी है। आशंका जताई जा रही है कि ये वैरिएंट डेल्टा से भी खतरनाक है और कोरोना वैक्सीन को भी बेअसर कर सकता है। डेल्टा वैरिएंट की वजह से ही भारत में भयावह दूसरी लहर आई थी। अब तक ओमिक्रॉन 29 देशों में फैल चुका है। इस वैरिएंट के भारत में फैलने पर नतीजे खतरनाक हो सकते हैं। Bhaskar


Google Trends Today

Brahma Mishra, was found dead Thursday afternoon

Actor Brahmaswaroop Mishra (36), better known as Brahma Mishra, was found dead Thursday afternoon at his rented residence at Yari Road in Mumbai’s Versova. Mishra was known for his roles in Haseen Dillruba (2021), Kesari (2019) and Chor Chor Super Chor (2013).

Michael Carrick steps down

Michael Carrick has decided to step down as First Team Coach and leave the club following the conclusion of his spell as caretaker Manager.

ICMAI CMA admit card

The Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICMAI) has released the admit card for the ICMAI Certified Management Accounting (CMA) 2021 examination.


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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