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7 December, 2021

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Travellers violating quarantine rules

India has identified 11 ‘at risk’ countries and implemented strict Covid-19 rules for travellers arriving from there. There are reports that some of the travellers are violating these rules, especially about quarantining at home for seven days. HT

Protests continue in Rajya Sabha 

Opposition parties in the Rajya Sabha on Monday were unrelenting in their demand for reversing the decision of the House to suspend 12 MPs for the duration of the ongoing winter session from the Upper House for creating a “ruckus” during the monsoon session in August. HT

Delhi Dengue deaths

The 15 dengue deaths recorded this year are second only to the 60 fatalities recorded during the severe 2015 outbreak, which left nearly 16,000 people infected in the city. HT

SC holds elections to seats reserved for OBC

The Supreme Court on Monday put on hold elections to seats reserved for Other Backward Classes (OBC) in the upcoming local body polls in Maharashtra, saying that the decision to earmark the quota was done without following the mandatory triple-test laid down by the top court. Rest of the Election Programme(s) can proceed for other reserved seats (viz., other than OBC), including general seats. Indian Express

China more confrontational with India

The deterioration in India’s relations with China today is “much worse” than what followed previous border crises such as the years-long stand-off at Sumdorong Chu in Arunachal Pradesh in 1986, with China adopting a much more “confrontational” approach, according to former Foreign Secretary and Ambassador to China Nirupama Rao.. Hindu 


Hindi News: 

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प्रोफेसर डेम सारा गिल्बर्ट: भविष्य में आने वाली महामारियां और भी ज्यादा खतरनाक

ऑक्सफोर्ड यूनिवर्सिटी की वैक्सीनोलॉजी की प्रोफेसर डेम सारा गिल्बर्ट का कहना है कि कोरोना के बाद भविष्य में आने वाली महामारियां और भी ज्यादा खतरनाक हो सकती हैं। गिल्बर्ट ने आगे बताया कि कोरोना के दौरान हमनें जो गलतियां की हैं, उनसे हमें सबक लेकर भविष्य में बेहतर तैयारियों के साथ ऐसी महामारियों से लड़ने के लिए तैयार रहना होगा। Bhaskar

व्लादिमीर पुतिन और भारतीय प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी की मुलाकात

दिल्ली सोमवार को रूस के राष्ट्रपति व्लादिमीर पुतिन और भारतीय प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी की मुलाकात की गवाह बनी। रूस के साथ हमारी दोस्ती पुरानी है, लेकिन इन दोनों दबंग नेताओं की मुलाकात न सिर्फ इस रिश्ते को ज्यादा मजबूत करेगी, बल्कि दोनों देशों की इकोनॉमी को भी 6 लाख करोड़ रुपए (80 अरब डॉलर) का बूस्टर डोज देगी। Bhaskar

बिहार सरकार अपने खर्च पर जातीय जनगणना कराएगी

जातीय जनगणना को लेकर केंद्र सरकार से इतर बिहार सरकार ने अपना निर्णय ले लिया है। राज्य सरकार अपने खर्च पर जातीय जनगणना कराएगी। इसका ऐलान सोमवार को CM नीतीश कुमार ने किया। जनता दरबार के बाद पत्रकारों से बातचीत करते हुए उन्होंने कहा, तैयारी हो चुकी है। Bhaskar


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Vishal Garg fires 900 employees CEO Vishal Garg fired 900 of his employees in a brutal Zoom call on Wednesday. The Indian-American CEO said market efficiency, performance and productivity were the reasons behind the mass lay-off.

Putin calls India a great power

Russia President Vladimir Putin on Monday described India as a great power, a friendly nation and a time-tested friend and echoed common concerns over terrorism, drug trafficking and organised crime.

Omicron cases 23

Two cases of Covid-19 Omicron variant was reported in Mumbai on Monday, taking India’s total tally of the new coronavirus variant to 23.


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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