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11 December, 2021

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NGT orders interim stay on tree felling in Auroville

On December 9, Auroville residents stood around a JCB in Darkali forest and began chanting “Om” which they described as a way of bringing calm amid the chaos. The entire community has been shaken up with events in the past week saying they were attacked when they tried to stop JCBs and visuals show that there has been violence. HT

32 cases of Omicron after seven new infections

India has reported 32 cases of Omicron after seven new infections of the highly mutated variant of the coronavirus were detected in Maharashtra and two more in Gujarat, according to officials. HT

Vijay Diwas by farmers

Formally marking their victory in the movement against the contentious farm laws, protesting farmers at the borders of Delhi are set to return leave on Saturday after celebrating the day as ‘Vijay Diwas’ . HT

India in Danger Zone

With several countries in Europe reporting a new surge in Covid-19 cases and Omicron emerging as a highly transmissible variant, the government warned Friday that India has “entered the danger zone” with mask usage in the country dropping to levels below the pre-second wave. Indian Express

Julian Assange may be extradited

A British appellate court opened the door Friday for Julian Assange to be extradited to the United States by overturning a lower court ruling that found the WikiLeaks founder’s mental health was too fragile to withstand the American criminal justice system.. Hindu 


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पूर्वांचल एक्सप्रेस-वे तैयार है

देश का सबसे लंबा पूर्वांचल एक्सप्रेस-वे तैयार है। ये लखनऊ जिले के गोसाईंगंज के पास चांद सराय गांव को गाजीपुर जिले में NH-31 पर स्थित हेदरिया गांव से जोड़ता है। इस 6 लेन एक्सप्रेस-वे की लंबाई 340.8 किमी है। इसे उत्तर प्रदेश एक्सप्रेस-वे इंडस्ट्रीयल डेवलपमेंट अथॉरिटी (UPEIDA) द्वारा तैयार किया गया है। इसका काम अक्टूबर 2018 में शुरू हुआ था, यानी इसे तैयार होने में 3 साल का वक्त लगा। Bhaskar

पता लगा सकते हैं कि आपकी ID पर कितने सिम चालू हैं

आपके नाम पर या यूं कहें आपकी ID पर कितने सिम रजिस्टर्ड हैं? इस सवाल के जवाब के लिए शायद आपको सोचना पड़ जाए। नियम के मुताबिक, एक ID पर 9 सिम एक्टिवेट किए जा सकते हैं, लेकिन जम्मू-कश्मीर, असम सहित उत्तर-पूर्व राज्य की ID पर 6 सिम ही एक्टिवेट होंगे। अब दूरसंचार विभाग ने 9 से ज्यादा सिम रखने वालों पर कार्रवाई के निर्देश दिए हैं। ग्राहकों को अपना सिम एक्टिवेट रखने के लिए फिर से वैरिफाई कराना होगा। सिम वैरिफाई नहीं होने पर उसे बंद कर दिया जाएगा। भी लॉन्च किया है। इस पोर्टल में देशभर में चालू सभी मोबाइल नंबर का डेटाबेस अपलोड है।। Bhaskar

फूड ग्रेन से भी चम्मच और स्ट्रॉ बना सकते हैं

गुजरात के वडोदरा के रहने वाले कृविल पटेल ने ऐसी ही एक पहल की है। वे फूड ग्रेन से चम्मच और स्ट्रॉ बना रहे हैं। देशभर में वे इसकी मार्केटिंग करते हैं। 4 साल पहले उन्होंने 4 लाख रुपए से अपना स्टार्टअप शुरू किया था। अब उनका टर्नओवर 5 करोड़ रुपए से ज्यादा पहुंच गया है। Bhaskar


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Brigadier LS Lidder was among 13 people killed in the IAF helicopter crash

“We must give him a smiling send-off,” remarked a grief-stricken Geetika Lidder who lost her husband, Brigadier LS Lidder, in a chopper crash in Tamil Nadu’s Coonoor on Wednesday.

Star Health Listing

Shares of Star Health and Allied Insurance Company got listed Friday on NSE and BSE at near 6 per cent discounted price. Star Health share price made its debut on NSE at ₹845 whereas it opened on BSE at ₹848.8 apiece levels.

UK Prime Minister welcomes his 7th child

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday became a father again, after his wife, Carrie, gave birth to a girl, Downing Street said.


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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