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8 December, 2021

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120 Opposition MPs of the Rajya Sabha will join a sit-in protest

At least 120 Opposition MPs of the Rajya Sabha will join a sit-in protest in the Parliament complex on Wednesday, ramping up the agitation against the suspension of 12 members of the Upper House amid hectic consultations over a fresh offensive against the ruling dispensation, according to people aware of the matter. HT

321 people died while cleaning sewers in 5 years

India has abolished manual scavenging, but at least 321 people died while cleaning sewers and septic tanks in the past five years, the central government said in a raft of responses to Parliament on Tuesday. HT

Currency in circulation rising

The share of Rs 2,000 notes in circulation has fallen even as the currency in circulation has risen over 62 per cent over the last five years from Rs 17.74 lakh crore on November 4, 2016 to Rs 28.78 lakh crore on November 19, 2021. Indian Express

Poor and very unequal country

India stands out as a “poor and very unequal country, with an affluent elite”, where the top 10 per cent holds 57 per cent of the total national income while the bottom 50 per cent’s share is just 13 per cent in 2021, according to the latest World Inequality Report 2022. Indian Express

Expert group did not take any decision regarding jabs for children so far

The National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI) echoed the stand taken by Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya in Parliament earlier this month and maintained that it will show no hurry in recommending COVID vaccine booster or additional dose for any section of the population. Hindu 


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किसान नेताओं ने कहा कि पुलिस केस वापसी के लिए सरकार समय सीमा तय करे

दिल्ली बॉर्डर पर चल रहे किसान आंदोलन को मंगलवार को खत्म करने की सारी तैयारी हो चुकी थी, मगर ऐन समय पर केंद्र सरकार के लिखित प्रस्ताव में शामिल एक शर्त से बात बिगड़ गई। किसान आंदोलन के 375वें दिन केंद्र सरकार की ओर से भेजे गए प्रस्ताव में कहा गया कि आंदोलन वापसी के तुरंत बाद यूपी और हरियाणा में किसानों पर दर्ज सारे केस वापस ले लिए जाएंगे। यहीं से किसान संगठन बिफर गए। Bhaskar

NASA 50 साल बाद चांद पर इंसान भेजने के प्रोजेक्ट पर काम

अमेरिकी स्पेस एजेंसी NASA ने अपने मून मिशन के लिए 10 ट्रेनी एस्ट्रोनॉट को चुना है। इनमें भारतीय मूल के अनिल मेनन भी शामिल हैं। 45 साल के अनिल NASA की क्लास 2021 का हिस्सा बनेंगे। अनिल अमेरिकी एयरफोर्स में लेफ्टिनेंट कर्नल हैं और स्पेसएक्स में फ्लाइट सर्जन भी रहे। इस क्लास के लिए चुने गए 10 लोगों में 6 पुरुष और 4 महिलाएं हैं। NASA 50 साल बाद चांद पर इंसान भेजने के प्रोजेक्ट पर काम कर रही है। Bhaskar

ओमिक्रॉन से भारत में तीसरी लहर आ सकती है

देश में कोरोना के नए वैरिएंट ओमिक्रॉन के मामले लगातार बढ़ते जा रहे हैं। 5 दिसंबर को वर्ल्ड हेल्थ ऑर्गेनाइजेशन (WHO) ने इसे वैरिएंट ऑफ कंसर्न (VoC) घोषित किया था और अब तक देश में 20 से ज्यादा ओमिक्रॉन के मामले दर्ज हो चुके हैं, जिसमें से 17 मामले एक ही दिन मिले हैं। हालांकि अभी भी ओमिक्रॉन पर रिसर्च पूरी नहीं हुई है, लेकिन एक्सपर्ट्स मानते हैं कि अगर पूरी तरह सुरक्षा का ध्यान नहीं रखा गया तो ओमिक्रॉन से भारत में तीसरी लहर आ सकती है। Bhaskar


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Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission calendar

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission said that group 2 civil services will be held in February, while the group 4 civil services exams will be conducted in March.

Aung San Suu Kyi, was sentenced to four years imprisonment

Myanmar’s ousted civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, was sentenced to four years imprisonment after being found guilty on two charges, the first verdicts in a raft of criminal cases that the country’s military has brought against her since seizing power 10 months ago.

Google Doodle Pizza

Google’s interactive Doodle allows you to slice pizza using your cursor, with certain rules about the number of slices you get and the toppings that need to go on each slice. The pizzas represent cultures from all over the world, including Italy, Argentina, Canada, Hungary, Japan, Thailand, India and Brazil.


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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

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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
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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