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12 December, 2021

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Temperature falls in Delhi

The minimum temperature in the capital on Saturday fell to the lowest of the season so far, dipping to 8.3 degrees Celsius at Safdarjung, Delhi’s base station, even as stronger winds helped air quality to improve somewhat. HT

Gandhis rally in Jaipur

Senior Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will address a rally in Rajasthan’s Jaipur on Sunday against rising prices in the country, which the opposition party has said will be “a decisive fight” against the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre. HT

PM Modi’s Twitter handle compromised briefly

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Twitter handle was “very briefly compromised” and was secured later, after a link promising a bitcoin giveaway was shared on the account, Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said on Sunday . HT

Gems from India for auction in Chamonix

On December 19, the municipality of Chamonix, a French resort area at the base of Mont Blanc in the Alps, will display gems from India that lay buried in the Alps for almost 50 years. These were part of the wreckage of a Mumbai-Geneva Air India passenger flight that crashed near the Mont Blanc summit on January 24, 1966, and killed all 117 passengers aboard, including nuclear scientist Homi Jehangir Bhabha.. Indian Express

Impact of 5G on Aviation Safety

On December 7, 2021, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued two airworthiness directives (with effect from December 9, 2021) that are to create a framework as well as gather more information about the potential effects of 5G on crucial aviation safety equipment. The FAA has also said that it is working with the Federal Communications Commission and wireless companies to ensure that the expansion of 5G and aviation can co-exist in a safe manner. Hindu 


Hindi News: 

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बॉर्डर सिक्योरिटी फोर्स( BSF) का अधिकार क्षेत्र

पंजाब सरकार ने बॉर्डर सिक्योरिटी फोर्स( BSF) का अधिकार क्षेत्र अंतरराष्ट्रीय सीमा से 50 किलोमीटर अंदर तक बढ़ाने के केंद्र के फैसले को सुप्रीम कोर्ट में चुनौती दी है। पहले यह अधिकार क्षेत्र 15 किलोमीटर था। सुप्रीम कोर्ट के रजिस्ट्रार ने केंद्र सरकार के अटॉर्नी जनरल को नोटिस जारी कर इस मामले में जवाब दाखिल करने को कहा है। Bhaskar

दो घंटों के भीतर में नए ओमिक्रॉन वैरिएंट का पता

दुनिया भर में तेजी से फैल रहे कोरोना के ओमिक्रॉन वैरिएंट की पहचान को लेकर इंडियन साइंटिस्ट्स को बड़ी सफलता हाथ लगी है। इंडियन काउंसिल ऑफ मेडिकल रिसर्च (ICMR) ने असम के डिब्रूगढ़ में एक कोविड टेस्ट किट तैयार की है। इस किट से सिर्फ दो घंटों के भीतर में नए ओमिक्रॉन वैरिएंट का पता लगाया जा सकता है। Bhaskar

केंटकी राज्य में ही 70 लोगों के मारे जाने की खबर

अमेरिका के कम से कम 5 राज्यों में शुक्रवार-शनिवार की रात में एक साथ आए कई साइक्लोन आपस में जुड़ जाने के कारण भारी तबाही मच गई है। केंटकी राज्य में ही 70 लोगों के मारे जाने की खबर है और बहुत सारे लोग अब भी मलबे के नीचे दफन हैं। Bhaskar


Google Trends Today

Sec 144 in Mumbai

In light of rising concerns over the spread of the new COVID-19 variant Omicron and in a bid to prevent large gatherings, Mumbai has imposed Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrCP) for December 11 and 12, prohibiting rallies, morchas, processions etc of persons and vehicles.

CBSE Answer Key

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has concluded the Class 10th term 1 CBSE English paper 2021-22 on Saturday at 1 pm. Soon, the board will come up with CBSE Class 10 English answer key 2021 which can be downloaded by exam centres.


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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
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