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9 December, 2021

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Farmers protesting at the borders to end their year-long movement

After intense negotiations initiated by the Union home ministry, the farmers protesting at the borders of the national capital have finally decided to end their year-long movement. This comes in the wake of the Centre accepting all demands put forward by the protesting farmers, including the withdrawal of all agitation-related cases and compensation to the families of farmers who had died during the course of the movement against the contentious agriculture laws. HT

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While PM Modi will find it very difficult to match the qualities of Gen Rawat in his successor, the national security establishment will have to keep in mind the threat coming from Af-Pak region with Kabul under the military occupation of Taliban and Islamabad facing its worst economic and governance crisis with Prime Minister Imran Khan trying a leg-up on Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa. HT

Enquiry into Mi-17 Coonoor crash

A top three-star officer is heading an inquiry into the Mi-17 Coonoor crash in which 13 people including chief of defence staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat were killed on Wednesday, defence minister Rajnath Singh told Lok Sabha on Thursday. The tri-service inquiry under Air Marshal Manavendra Singh has already begun its work, Singh said, in a statement on the horrific crash . HT CEO apologised

The chief executive of apologised for his manner of handling layoffs at the mortgage company after a video of him firing 900 people last week via a Zoom call went viral on social media. Indian Express

Only 56% of the total funds utilised under Nutrition Mission

State governments and Union Territories utilised only 56% of the total funds released under the Poshan Abhiyan or Nutrition Mission in the past three years, the government told Parliament on Wednesday. Out of a total amount of ₹5,312 crore disbursed by the Centre between financial years 2019 to 2021, a sum of ₹2,985 crore was utilised. Hindu 


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देश की सुरक्षा की अहम जिम्मेदारी अब किसके कंधों पर

8 दिसंबर देश के लिए एक बड़ी दुर्घटना का दिन साबित हुआ। चीफ ऑफ डिफेंस स्टाफ (CDS) जनरल बिपिन रावत की मौत की खबर ने पूरे देश को हिला कर रख दिया। सवाल उठता है कि खाली हुए इस पद के दावेदार अब कौन हैं? देश की सुरक्षा की अहम जिम्मेदारी अब किसके कंधों पर होगी? Bhaskar

कश्मीर के शोपियां में तीनों आतंकियों को ढेर

बुधवार को साउथ कश्मीर के शोपियां में 3 आतंकियों के छिपे होने की जानकारी सुरक्षाबलों की मिली थी। इसके बाद जॉइंट ऑपरेशन लॉन्च किया गया। 8 दिसंबर की सुबह से लेकर शाम तक चले ऑपरेशन के बाद सेना ने तीनों आतंकियों को ढेर कर दिया। Bhaskar

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दिल्ली बॉर्डर पर चल रहे किसान आंदोलन को लेकर संयुक्त किसान मोर्चा की मीटिंग खत्म हो गई है। जिसमें केंद्र सरकार और मोर्चे के बीच सहमति बन गई है। केंद्र सरकार के साथ बातचीत के बाद तैयार प्रस्ताव को मंजूरी मिल गई है। अब सरकार की तरफ से इसे मानने के लिए अधिकारिक चिट्‌ठी भेज दी जाएगी तो कल दोपहर 12 बजे फिर मोर्चे की मीटिंग बुलाकर किसानों की घर वापसी का ऐलान हो जाएगा। Bhaskar


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Shriram Properties IPO

Shriram Properties Limited will float its Rs 600-crore public issue on December 8. It will close for subscription on December 10. The company is among the top five residential real-estate companies in South India.

Olaf Scholz will succeed Angela Merkel

Olaf Scholz will succeed Angela Merkel as Germany’s new chancellor after securing a majority of 395 of 736 delegates’ ballots in a parliamentary vote on Wednesday morning.


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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