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22 December, 2021

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No legal definition of anti-national

The home ministry told Parliament on Tuesday that there is no legal definition for the term “anti-national”, though there is criminal legislation and various judicial pronouncements to deal with activities that are a threat to the country. HT

20 youtube channels linked to Pakistan blocked by govt.

The ministry of information and broadcasting (I&B) on Tuesday said it has ordered the blocking of two Kashmir-related websites and 20 YouTube channels as they “belong to a coordinated disinformation network operating from Pakistan”. HT

Child Marriage bill to apply to all communities

The Prohibition of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill, 2021, which seeks to raise the age of legal marriage for women from 18 to 21, will apply to all communities in the country and, once enacted, will supersede existing marriage and personal laws. Indian Express

Rush to buy land in Ayodhya  

While the official Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust — set up in February 2020 — has so far acquired nearly 70 acres, private buyers are also rushing in anticipating hefty gains as the project gathers momentum. Even officialdom is hoping to cash in.. Indian Express

Revert to Night Curfews and containment zones

The Union Health Ministry has written to States to impose restrictions such as night curfews and declare containment zones if districts either have a 10% positivity rate or occupancy in oxygen-supported or Intensive Care Units rises to 40%. Hindu


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ड्रोन के जरिए कम समय में ज्यादा एरिया को कवर किया जा सकेगा

किसानों को अब फसलों के बीच घुसकर खाद-दवा का छिड़काव करने की जरूरत नहीं होगी। ये सब काम ड्रोन के जरिए होगा। कृषि में ड्रोन के इस्तेमाल के लिए केंद्रीय मंत्री नरेंद्र सिंह तोमर ने मंगलवार को स्टैंडर्ड ऑपरेटिंग प्रोसीजर (SOP) जारी किए। Bhaskar

अजय मिश्रा टेनी करीब एक हफ्ते के बाद मंगलवार को गृह मंत्रालय की एक बैठक में दिखे

केंद्रीय गृह राज्य मंत्री अजय मिश्रा टेनी करीब एक हफ्ते के बाद मंगलवार को गृह मंत्रालय की एक बैठक में दिखे। वे “साइबर अपराध: खतरे, चुनौतियां और प्रतिक्रिया” विषय पर गृह मंत्रालय की सलाहकार समिति के सदस्यों के साथ आयोजित बैठक में शामिल हुए। बैठक की अध्यक्षता केंद्रीय गृह मंत्री अमित शाह ने की। Bhaskar

पाकिस्तान भी भारतीय सीमा के करीब कंस्ट्रक्शन की कोशिश कर रहा था

चीन के बाद अब पाकिस्तान भी भारतीय सीमा के करीब कंस्ट्रक्शन की कोशिश कर रहा था। यह कंस्ट्रक्शन नॉर्थ कश्मीर के कुपवाड़ा जिले के टीटवाल सेक्टर में LoC के पार 500 मीटर के दायरे में किया जा रहा था। मंगलवार को जब भारतीय सेना को इसका पता लगा तो माइक पर पाकिस्तानी सैनिकों को चेतावनी दी गई, जिसे सुनकर पाकिस्तान ने कंस्ट्रक्शन रोक दिया। पाकिस्तान की यह हरकत LoC प्रोटोकॉल के खिलाफ है। Bhaskar


Google Trends Today

Latent View falls after lock-in period

Shares of Latent View Analytics dipped 8 per cent to Rs 491 on the BSE in Tuesday’s intra-day trade in an otherwise firm market. In the past two trading days, the stock of the information technology (IT) consulting & software company has slipped 17 per cent as the mandatory lock-in of anchor investors expired for the stock on Monday, December 20, 2021..

MapmyIndia strong Debut

The stock of CE Info Systems (popularly known for its brand MapmyIndia) made a strong debut on the bourses on Tuesday. The stock got listed at Rs 1,581 — a gain of 53 per cent above its issue price. Mapmyindia vs Google Maps: Can Mapmyindia provide an alternative?

TMC wins KMC elections

The Trinamool Congress Tuesday registered a landslide victory in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) elections, winning 134 of the 144 wards.

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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

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