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6 December, 2021

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Expert panel meeting to decide on booster 

India’s expert panel on Covid-19 immunisation will likely decide on additional doses of vaccines on Monday, and the process would be implemented in phases, with those at high risk receiving priority, according to people familiar with the matter. HT

Vladimir Putin in India 

Russian President Vladimir Putin will arrive in India on Monday for a day-long visit. He will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi for an annual summit. It will be preceded by the inaugural 2+2 format dialogue in New Delhi. HT

Early warning system for landslides

India is developing an early warning system for landslides that would help save lives and prevent damage to property, Parliament was told last week. The system, dubbed LEWS, is being tested by the Geological Survey of India in the two hilly districts of Darjeeling in West Bengal and Nilgiris in Tamil Nadu, and is likely to be operational by 2025, the earth sciences ministry informed the Rajya Sabha. HT

Bad bank for farm loans

To improve recovery of bad loans in the agriculture sector, leading banks have made a pitch for setting up an Asset Reconstruction Company specifically to deal with collections and recovery of farm loans. At present, there is neither a unified mechanism to tackle Non-Performing Assets (NPAs) in the farm sector nor a single law that deals with enforcement of mortgages created on agricultural land. Indian Express

Cyclone Jawad: Heavy rains in Orissa

Heavy rains lashed coastal Odisha submerging acres of harvest-ready cropland as cyclonic storm Jawad weakened into depression on Sunday. While coastal areas of West Bengal including Kolkata witnessed incessant rainfall, no major damage was reported. “The deep depression, remnant of cyclonic storm Jawad is likely to continue to move north-northeastwards, along Odisha coast towards West Bengal coast and weaken into a well-marked low pressure area during next 12 hours,” said India Meteorological Centre said in the evening. Hindu 


Hindi News: 

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नगालैंड के मोन जिले में सुरक्षा बलों की फायरिंग में 13 लोगों की मौत

भारत-म्यांमार सीमा पर नगालैंड के मोन जिले में सुरक्षा बलों की फायरिंग में 13 लोगों की मौत हो गई। बाद में स्थानीय लोगों की भीड़ के हमले में असम राइफल्स के एक सैनिक की भी मौत हो गई। रविवार को पूरा दिन तनाव बना रहने के बाद देर शाम मोन टाउन में फिर से स्थानीय लोगों की भीड़ ने असम राइफल्स के कैंप को घेर लिया है। भीड़ ने कैंप के कुछ हिस्से में आग लगा दी है। Bhaskar

नवजोत सिद्धू रविवार को दिल्ली में मुख्यमंत्री आवास के बाहर

पंजाब प्रदेश कांग्रेस कमेटी (PPCC) के प्रधान नवजोत सिद्धू रविवार को दिल्ली में मुख्यमंत्री आवास के बाहर गेस्ट टीचर्स के धरने में शामिल हुए। यहां उन्होंने आम आदमी पार्टी संयोजक अरविंद केजरीवाल पर निशाना साधा। सिद्धू ने कहा कि केजरीवाल ने दिल्ली में झूठ का मायाजाल फैला रखा है, वह इसे भेदने के लिए ही यहां आए हैं। Bhaskar

ओमिक्रॉन वैरिएंट के 5 राज्यों में 22 केस

देश में रविवार को ओमिक्रॉन के एक साथ 18 केस मिले हैं। इनमें राजस्थान में सबसे ज्यादा 9 मरीज हैं। यहां एक परिवार के 4 सदस्य हाल में दक्षिण अफ्रीका से लौटे थे। उनके संपर्क में आए 5 और लोगों में ओमिक्रॉन की पुष्टि हुई है। इससे पहले पुणे में एक और इससे सटे जिले पिंपरी चिंचवाड़ में 7 लोगों में नया वैरिएंट मिला था। दिल्ली में भी एक मरीज इससे संक्रमित मिला है। इसके साथ ही देश में इस वैरिएंट के 5 राज्यों में 22 केस हो गए हैं। Bhaskar


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Nagaland violence

Fresh violence erupted on Sunday after a big crowd of people marched to a security forces camp in Mon town and started damaging and burning buildings, a state government official said.

Jacqueline Fernandez lookout circular

The Enforcement Directorate has issued a Lookout Circular (LOC) against Bollywood actor, Jacqueline Fernandez, in connection with 200 crore extortion case involving conman Sukesh Chandrashekar, sources confirmed.


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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