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14 December, 2021

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Protest March from Parliament to Vijay Chowk

More than 18 Opposition parties have planned a march from Parliament to Vijay Chowk to protest against the suspension of 12 lawmakers from the Rajya Sabha — an issue that has already triggered daily protests inside and outside the Upper House since past two weeks. HT

PM Modi inspects development works in Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inspected key development works in Varanasi and said it is the government’s endeavour to create the best possible infrastructure for the sacred city. PM Modi was accompanied by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during the inspection after midnight.. HT

NSO (Pegasus) looking for buyers

NSO Group Ltd., the scandal-plagued spyware company that’s in danger of defaulting on its debts, is exploring options that include shutting its controversial Pegasus unit and selling the entire company, according to people familiar with the matter . HT

India Russia vote against climate change discussions at UN

As expected, India on Monday voted against a draft resolution seeking to create a formal space for climate change-related discussions at the UN Security Council. The resolution fell through following a veto from Russia.. Indian Express

Republic invites to central asian nations

India is awaiting responses from leaders of five Central Asian nations to an invitation to attend as chief guests of Republic Day 2022, with the details expected to be finalised during the ministerial level meeting of the India-Central Asia foreign minister’s dialogue, which External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar will host this weekend in Delhi. Hindu 


Hindi News: 

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आतंकवादियों ने पुलिस बस पर हमला 

जम्मू-कश्मीर के श्रीनगर में सोमवार शाम आतंकवादियों ने पुलिस बस पर हमला कर दिया। फायरिंग में 2 पुलिसकर्मी शहीद हो गए जबकि 12 घायल हैं। इनमें से 3 की हालत गंभीर बताई जा रही है। हमले के कुछ घंटों बाद आतंकी समूह जैश-ए-मोहम्मद ने इसकी जिम्मेदारी ले ली। Bhaskar

वैक्सीनेशन सर्टिफिकेट पर मोदी की फोटो के खिलाफ दायर एक याचिका खारिज

वैक्सीनेशन सर्टिफिकेट पर मोदी की फोटो के खिलाफ दायर एक याचिका को केरल हाईकोर्ट ने सोमवार को खारिज कर दिया। याचिकाकर्ता ने कहा था कि सर्टिफिकेट उसका निजी मामला है और उस पर प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी की फोटो ठीक नहीं है। हाईकोर्ट ने उससे सवाल किया कि आप नेहरू के नाम वाली संस्था में काम करते हैं, आपने उसे बदलवाने की कोशिश क्यों नहीं की? Bhaskar

एलन मस्क टाइम मैगजीन पर्सन ऑफ द ईयर 

टेस्ला के फाउंडर और स्पेस एंटरप्रेन्योर एलन मस्क को टाइम मैगजीन ने पर्सन ऑफ द ईयर चुना है। मैगजीन के मुताबिक, 50 साल के मस्क वास्तव में टेक्नोलॉजी मैग्नेट हैं। उन्होंने अमेजन के फाउंडर जेफ बेजोस को भी पीछे छोड़ दिया है। Bhaskar


Google Trends Today

Tega Industries strong debut

Shares of Tega Industries made a strong debut on Dalal Street as the scrip got listed at Rs 760 on NSE, a premium of 68 per cent over its issue price of Rs 453. On BSE, the stock listed at Rs 753, a premium of 66 per cent over the given issue price.

MapmyIndia IPO

The initial public offering (IPO) of digital mapping company C.E. Info Systems (MapmyIndia), which was launched on Thursday was met with a robust response by the investors as it got subscribed 154.71 times on the final day, according to the data available on the BSE. Read more before investing Mapmyindia vs Google Maps: Can Mapmyindia provide an alternative?

Miss Universe from Gurdaspur

Born in Kohali village, around 60 kilometres from Batala in Gurdaspur district, Harnaaz Sandhu has come a long way from being a small-town girl to becoming the reigning Miss Universe.


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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