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10 December, 2021

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Subject expert committee to meet to consider booster dose

The national drugs regulator’s subject expert committee is likely to meet on Friday to consider the application of Serum Institute of India , to use its Covishield vaccine as a booster dose, and an application from Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, for a Phase 3- trial to evaluate the Sputnik-V vaccine’s efficacy as a booster, people familiar with the matter said on condition of anonymity. HT

Yusaku Maezawa for a 12 day trip to ISS

Billionaire Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa reached the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday for a 12-day trip, during which time he will complete 100 tasks in space, including playing a game of badminton. Indian Express

West Bengal Police not to allow BSF to enter villages

As West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday once again brought up the Centre’s decision to extend the BSF’s jurisdiction in border states, asking state police to not allow BSF personnel to enter villages without their permission, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar in a letter to the CM said that her “stance is potentially alarming for federal polity and national security” . Indian Express

Tenure of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) chief and the CBI Director extended up to five years

Amid strong objection from the Opposition, the Lok Sabha on Thursday passed two Bills allowing the Centre to extend the tenure of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) chief and the CBI Director up to five years from the current fixed tenure of two years. The Bills replace the ordinances brought in last month. Congress members walked out in protest when the two Bills were put to voice vote in the Lok Sabha. Hindu

Global Pension Index not based on reliable comparable international data

The Labour and Employment Ministry told the Rajya Sabha on Thursday that a global pension index that placed India’s pension system towards the bottom of the list was “not based on reliable comparable international data”.The report, which came out earlier this year, ranked India 40 out of 43 countries for its pension system. Hindu 


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सुब्रमण्यम स्वामी को इस हादसे को लेकर शक है

CDS जनरल बिपिन रावत के हेलिकॉप्टर क्रैश की जांच के लिए केंद्र सरकार ने हाई लेवल कमेटी बनाई है। सेना के पूर्व अफसर और कई नेताओं ने भी दुर्घटना को लेकर सवाल खड़े किए हैं। सीनियर BJP लीडर और सांसद सुब्रमण्यम स्वामी को इस हादसे को लेकर शक है। उन्होंने जांच पर सवाल उठाते हुए कहा है कि मामले की जांच सुप्रीम कोर्ट के जज से करानी चाहिए। तभी सच सामने आ सकेगा। Bhaskar

13 शहीदों के पार्थिव शरीर पालम एयरपोर्ट पर लाए गए

कुन्नूर के हेलिकॉप्टर क्रैश में शहीद हुए देश के पहले चीफ ऑफ डिफेंस स्टाफ (CDS) जनरल बिपिन रावत और उनकी पत्नी मधुलिका समेत 13 शहीदों के पार्थिव शरीर गुरुवार रात करीब 7.40 बजे तमिलनाडु के मद्रास रेजिमेंटल सेंटर से पूरे सम्मान के साथ नई दिल्ली के पालम एयरपोर्ट पर लाए गए। एयरपोर्ट पर श्रद्धाजंलि देने के लिए प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी और बाकी लोगों के साथ शहीदों के परिजन भी मौजूद थे। Bhaskar

247 करोड़ रुपये मूल्य की 35 किलोग्राम हेरोइन की खेप पकड़ी

मुंबई अंतरराष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डे पर एयर इंटेलिजेंस यूनिट (AIU) और डायरेक्टरेट ऑफ रेवेन्यू इंटेलिजेंस (DRI) के हाथ एक बड़ी सफलता लगी है। AIU और DRI की जॉइंट टीम ने एक पुख्ता सूचना के आधार पर लगभग 247 करोड़ रुपये मूल्य की 35 किलोग्राम हेरोइन की खेप पकड़ी है। Bhaskar


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Human Rights Day 2021

Human Rights Day 2021 is observed on December 10, every year. In 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR is a milestone document that proclaims rights that everyone is entitled to, as a human being, regardless of their race, colour, religion, sex, language, political, national, origin and birth.

IAF Group Captain Varun Singh

Karnataka Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot and Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Thursday visited IAF Group Captain Varun Singh, at the Air Force’s Command Hospital, and inquired about his health.

International flights postponed till January 31, 2022

Full resumption of international flights stands postponed at least till January 31, 2022, according to an announcement by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation on Thursday.


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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.

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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