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15 December, 2021

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Opposition to meet RS Chairman to end logjam

Senior Opposition leaders such as the Congress’s Mallikarjun Kharge and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar may collectively urge Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu to take the initiative to end the logjam in RS over the suspension of 12 MPs, a meeting chaired by Congress president Sonia Gandhi decided on Tuesday. HT

Farmers finally to vacate Ghazipur border today

The farmers, who have been protesting at Delhi borders for more than a year, are expected to finally vacate the Uttar Pradesh border site (UP Gate) at Ghazipur on Wednesday morning. The other protest sites where farmers had gathered against Centre’s three farm laws were Singhu and Tikri borders. HT

Google to fire unvaccinated

Alphabet Inc’s Google told its employees they would lose pay and eventually be fired if they do not follow its COVID-19 vaccination rules, CNBC reported on Tuesday, citing internal documents . HT

No guidelines for booster yet

The Centre on Tuesday told Delhi High Court that the current priority of the national Covid-19 vaccination programme is to cover the entire eligible population with two vaccine doses and there are no guidelines on administering booster dose from the two expert panels, as its appropriateness or necessity is to be decided.. Indian Express

Wholesale inflation rising

India’s wholesale prices inflation peaked to a new high of 14.23% in November from 12.54% in October, led by a surge in primary food inflation that hit a 13-month high and a continued uptick in mineral, fuel and power, as well as oil and gas prices. Economists termed the record wholesale inflation print, the eighth month in a row that India has seen double-digit inflation, a negative surprise. Hindu 


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देशभर में नए वैरिएंट के केस बढ़कर 61 

कोरोना का नया वैरिएंट ओमिक्रॉन भारत में भी तेजी से फैलता दिख रहा है। मंगलवार सुबह दिल्ली में 4 नए केस मिलने के बाद शाम को महाराष्ट्र में भी इसके 8 नए मामले सामने आए हैं। आज संक्रमित हुए 8 में से 7 मरीज मुंबई से और एक वसई-विरार से है। खास बात यह है कि इनमें से कोई भी विदेश नहीं गया था। अब देशभर में नए वैरिएंट के केस बढ़कर 61 हो गए हैं। Bhaskar

कैरेबियन देश हैती के शहर कैप हैतियन में टैंकर में धमाके के साथ आग

कैरेबियन देश हैती के शहर कैप हैतियन में मंगलवार को एक फ्यूल टैंकर पलट गया। इससे बिखरे तेल को लेने सैकड़ों लोग जमा हो गए। जब ये लोग कंटेनर्स में भर रहे थे, उसी वक्त टैंकर में धमाके के साथ आग लग गई।घटना में 50 लोगों के मारे जाने की पुष्टि हो चुकी है। कई गंभीर रूप से जल चुके हैं। इसलिए आशंका है कि मरने वालों का आंकड़ा बढ़ सकता है Bhaskar

इंडोनेशिया में मंगलवार को 7.6 तीव्रता का भूकंप

इंडोनेशिया में मंगलवार को 7.6 तीव्रता का भूकंप आया। इसका केंद्र धरती से 75.9 किमी नीचे मापा गया। इसके बाद सुनामी की चेतावनी जारी कर दी गई। पैसिफिक सुनामी वॉर्निंग सेंटर ऑफ द नेशनल ओशनिक एंड एटमॉस्फेरिक एडमिनिस्ट्रेशन के मुताबिक, भूकंप के केंद्र से 1000 किमी तक तटों पर सुनामी की लहरें पहुंचने का अलर्ट जारी किया गया था, लेकिन गनीमत रही कि खतरा टल गया। Bhaskar


Google Trends Today

Netflix cuts subscription price in India

Nearly six years after Netflix launched its service in India, the global streaming giant is still struggling to find customers willing to pay for what is already its cheapest subscription globally, further lowering the subscription price in India, cutting each monthly subscription tier’s cost by at least 18% and up to 60.1%.

SBI PO 2021 results

The State Bank of India has announced the SBI PO 2021 result for the prelims exam online on the official website – Candidates who appeared for the prelims exam conducted on November 20, 21 and 27, 2021, can check the SBI PO result 2021 now.

Karnataka MLC Election Results 2021

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leading on 12 of 25 seats, while the Congress is on ahead on just nine followed by the JDS, which is ahead in one constituency.


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Twitter Trends 

  1. Tsunami warning lifted after preliminary 7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes eastern Indonesia.
  2. Dubai becomes world’s first paperless government
  3. Delhi and Rajasthan among others confirm new cases of Omicron


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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