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13 December, 2021

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PM Modi visit to Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi for a 2-day visit, on Monday. The highlight of his visit to the temple town in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh will be the inauguration of the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor, scheduled for December 13. HT

Omicron tally 38

A total of five new cases of the Omicron variant of Sars-Cov-2 were reported across India — one each in Andhra Pradesh, Chandigarh, Karnataka, Kerala and Maharashtra – on Sunday, taking the national tally of the heavily mutated variant to 38. HT

Reforming urban co-operative banks

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das on Sunday indicated that the banking regulator will ring in sweeping regulatory changes to reform urban co-operative banks that have been plagued by a spate of failures, and warned people against parking their savings in banks offering high returns. . Hindu

States withdraw general consent to CBI, selectively give consent

States that have withdrawn general consent to the CBI to investigate cases are selectively giving consent in cases that they want probed by the agency, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh said Sunday. Singh was speaking at the central investigative agency’s investiture ceremony where he presented police medals for meritorious service to 47 CBI officials.. Indian Express

Private Member bill by Varun Gandhi for MSP

Echoing the demand of farm unions, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Varun Gandhi has submitted a private member’s Bill in Parliament to guarantee minimum support prices for 22 crops, projecting a financial outlay of ₹1 lakh crore. Hindu 


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इजराइल के प्रधानमंत्री नफ्टाली बेनेट संयुक्त अरब अमीरात (UAE) जा रहे हैं

इजराइल के प्रधानमंत्री नफ्टाली बेनेट ने रविवार को दुनिया को चौंका दिया। बेनेट ने रविवार सुबह बताया कि वे आज ही संयुक्त अरब अमीरात (UAE) जा रहे हैं। इजराइल और UAE के बीच डिप्लोमैटिक रिलेशन शुरू हुए अभी कुछ महीने ही बीते हैं। माना जा रहा है कि बेनेट की यह विजिट दोनों देशों के रिश्ते मजबूत करने की दिशा में बड़ा कदम है। Bhaskar

जंगल के उस इलाके में क्या कर रहे थे

तमिलनाडु के कुन्नूर में क्रैश होने से पहले CDS जनरल बिपिन रावत के हेलिकॉप्टर का जो आखिरी वीडियो सामने आया था, उस पर अब सवाल खड़े हो गए हैं। मीडिया रिपोर्ट के मुताबिक, स्थानीय पुलिस ने वीडियो बनाने वाले व्यक्ति के मोबाइल फोन को जब्त करते हुए फोरेंसिक जांच के लिए भेज दिया है। साथ ही उनसे यह भी सवाल किया है कि वे जंगल के उस इलाके में क्या कर रहे थे। Bhaskar

भारत और चीन का हिंद और प्रशांत महासागर में असर कम हुआ है

कोविड महामारी की वजह से एशिया की दो बड़ी ताकतों भारत और चीन का हिंद और प्रशांत महासागर में असर कम हुआ है। यह दावा ऑस्ट्रेलिया के लोवी इंस्टीट्यूट ने अपनी रिपोर्ट में किया है। इसके मुताबिक, भारत और चीन का बाहरी दुनिया और अपने क्षेत्र में प्रभाव कम हुआ, जबकि अमेरिका ने बेहतरीन डिप्लोमैसी के जरिए अपनी पकड़ मजबूत की है। उसका इस क्षेत्र के देशों पर प्रभाव बढ़ा है। Bhaskar


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Death toll 100 in Kentucky

The death toll continues to rise from an unprecedented outbreak of tornadoes that tore through parts of the Midwest and South late Friday and early Saturday, with as many as 100 people feared dead — most in Kentucky.

Yuvraj joins NFT bandwagon

As the craze for non-fungible tokens reaches a new high, former cricketer Yuvraj Singh has become the latest celebrity to join the NFT (non-fungible token) bandwagon.

CBSE central teacher eligibility test

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Sunday released the Central Teacher Eligibility Test, CTET Admit Card 2021 for December 2021 exam.


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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