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12 November, 2021

News Today:

  1. All new buildings coming up in the national capital may soon be required to obtain an additional “occupancy certificate” (OC) clearing the structures for several anti-mosquito measures on the premises, according to several officials familiar with the matter and documents seen by HT. HT
  2. The auction for the 5G spectrum is likely to take place around April-May next year, Communications Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said on Thursday.While relief measures announced in September this year for telecom operators marked the first set of reforms, the government will bring out a series of further reforms and “telecom regulatory structure should change in coming 2-3 years”, Vaishnaw said. HT
  3. Delhi Pollution levels rose sharply on Thursday as winds died down, pushing the air quality index (AQI) back into the severe category after a day of slight respite when it was still very poor. The AQI was at 411 when the Central Pollution Control Board released its 4pm pollution bulletin, and by 10pm, it had risen to 431 with average PM10 and PM2.5 pollutant levels nearing the emergency threshold. HT
  4. Over 55% of the donations received by regional parties in FY 2019-20 came from “unknown” sources, the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) said in a report Thursday. According to the report, electoral bonds accounted for nearly 95% of the donations from “unknown” sources. Indian Express
  5. India has demanded a trillion dollars over the next decade from developed countries to adapt to, and mitigate, the challenges arising from global warming, and has kept this as a condition for delivering on climate commitments made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a senior official who is part of ongoing climate agreement negotiations in Glasgow told The Hindu. Hindu


Hindi News: 

( so that you don’t miss out )

  1. कोरोना से बेहाल दुनिया को डेंगू भी परेशान कर रहा है। मच्छरों के काटने से होने वाली यह बीमारी भारत में इस साल 32 राज्यों और केंद्र शासित प्रदेशों में फैल चुकी है। इस साल अब तक 1.20 लाख से ज्यादा मामले सामने आ चुके हैं। यह संख्या 2017 के बाद सबसे ज्यादा है। सबसे ज्यादा उत्तर प्रदेश में 23 हजार से ज्यादा केस मिले हैं। वहीं दिल्ली, में 2700 से ज्यादा मरीज मिले। Bhaskar
  2. भारत ने गुरुवार को चीन पर कड़ा निशाना साधा है। विदेश मंत्रालय के प्रवक्ता अरिंदम बागची ने गुरुवार को कहा है कि भारत ने चीन के अवैध कब्जों को कभी स्वीकार नहीं किया है और आगे भी नहीं करेगा। यह बात उन्होंने पाकिस्तान अधिकृत कश्मीर का कुछ हिस्से पर चीन की मौजूदगी को लेकर कही।उन्होंने कहा कि अरुणाचल प्रदेश सहित सीमा से सटे इलाकों में इंफ्रास्ट्रक्चर मजबूत किए जा रहे हैं। Bhaskar

  3. पंजाब विधानसभा के स्पेशल सेशन के दूसरे और अंतिम दिन कुल 16 बिल पास किए गए। केंद्र सरकार के कृषि सुधार की जगह पंजाब सरकार ने पंजाब एग्रीकल्चरल प्रोड्यूस मार्केट बिल 2021 पास कर दिया। विधानसभा में हंगामे के बाद साल 2013 में भाजपा सरकार के वक्त बने कॉन्ट्रैक्ट फार्मिंग एक्ट को भी रद्द कर दिया गया। कार्रवाई के अंत में पंजाब विधानसभा के सेशन को अनिश्चितकाल के लिए स्थगित कर दिया गय। Bhaskar


Relevant Google Trends Today

  1. Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd recorded 540.3 billion yuan ($84.54) billion in orders, or “gross merchandise value” (GMV), over its 11-day Singles’ Day sales event, marking a roughly 14% increase from the year prior.
  2. Torrential showers for the second time in five days pounded Chennai and gale force winds forced authorities to bar incoming flights for seven hours on Thursday as thousands of residents scrambled for high ground and rescue personnel waded through knee-deep water to rescue citizens.


Relevant Twitter Trends 

  1. Astroworld festival death toll rises to nine
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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