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5 December, 2021

News Today:

Cyclone Jawad update 

While Cyclone Jawad weakening into a deep depression brought relief for coastal areas of Odisha, northern Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal, the system is expected to cause heavy rainfall at isolated places in the three impacted states. HT

Bihar adds backlog COVID deaths

For the second time in less than six months, the Bihar government on Friday revised its Covid-19 death toll, adding a “backlog” of 2,424 deaths that had earlier gone unaccounted for, putting the total number of fatalities caused by the pandemic at 12,089 – up from under 10,000. HT

Farmer’s Panel for discussion

Deciding to continue with the farmers’ agitation, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), in a crucial meeting on Saturday, formed a five-member committee to discuss its remaining demands with the government. The committee will include Ashok Dhawale, Balbir Rajewal, Gurnam Charuni, Shivkumar Sharma ‘Kakkaji’ and Yudhvir Singh. Hindu

Keep the option of going to courts as a last resort

“My advice, after participating in the legal profession for over 40 years in different capacities, is that you must keep the option of going to courts as a last resort. Use this last resort only after exploring the option of ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution),” Chief Justice of India N V Ramana said. Indian Express

Omicron in 38 countries but no deaths

The Omicron variant has been detected in 38 countries but no deaths have yet been reported, the WHO said on Friday, as authorities worldwide rushed to stem the heavily mutated COVID-19 strain’s spread amid warnings that it could damage the global economic recovery. Hindu


Hindi News: 

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556 लोगों को अलग-अलग शहरों में तलाशा जा रहा है

इस खतरे को उन लोगों ने और बढ़ा दिया है, जो एट रिस्क कैटेगरी वाले देशों से भारत आए और अब उनका कोई अता-पता नहीं है। अगर ये लोग ओमिक्रॉन से संक्रमित हुए होंगे तो इस नए वैरिएंट के सुपर स्प्रेडर बन सकते हैं, क्योंकि न तो इनका कोरोना टेस्ट हुआ है और न ही ये कहीं पर क्वारैंटाइन हैं। ऐसे 556 लोगों को अलग-अलग शहरों में तलाशा जा रहा है। Bhaskar

ओमिक्रॉन का चौथा केस

भारत में ओमिक्रॉन का चौथा केस महाराष्ट्र में मिला है। प्रदेश के स्वास्थ्य विभाग के मुताबिक, मुंबई के पास कल्याण डोंबिवली का रहने वाला यह शख्स साउथ अफ्रीका से लौटा था। उसकी उम्र 33 साल है। वह साउथ अफ्रीका से दुबई, फिर दिल्ली और वहां से 24 नवंबर को मुंबई आया था। Bhaskar

पाकिस्तान के हैकर्स भारतीय सेना के अधिकारियों को निशाना

पाकिस्तान के हैकर्स भारतीय सेना के अधिकारियों को निशाना बना रहे हैं। हैकर MS ऑफिस और PDF फाइल चोरी करने के लिए नए टूल्स का इस्तेमाल कर रहे हैं। द हैकर न्यूज डॉट कॉम की रिपोर्ट के मुताबिक अधिकारियों के गूगल, ट्‌विटर और फेसबुक क्रेडेंशियल्स चुराने की कोशिश भी की जा रही है। हैकिंग करने वाले ग्रुप का नाम APT बताया जा रहा है। इसे साइडकॉपी नाम से भी जाना जाता है। Bhaskar


Google Trends Today

K Rosaiah passed away

Former chief minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh and veteran Congress leader Konijeti Rosaiah passed away following a cardiac arrest on Saturday morning.

Vinod Dua passed away

Veteran Indian journalist Vinod Dua has passed away at the age of 67, his daughter confirmed on social media.“Our irreverent, fearless and extraordinary father, Vinod Dua has passed away,” Mallika Dua, an actor and comic, announced her father’s death in a post on Instagram on Saturday.

Solar Eclipse

Prime location for the total phase of Solar Eclipse is in Antarctica, although there may be a livestream available. The partial phase starts at 2 a.m. EST (0700 GMT), the nearly two-minute totality phase. See below for live feed.

Bitcoin crash

Louis Navellier, the chairman and founder of Navellier & Associates, has opined that Bitcoin could be facing one of the biggest price crashes in history. According to Navellier, Bitcoin could be facing an 85% price drop – sending BTC price under $10,000.


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Twitter Trends 

  1. #cryptocrash
  2. Tether
  3. #VinodDua
  4. #IndianNavyDay


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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