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24 November, 2021

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‘The Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021’

The Union Cabinet is expected to approve as early as Wednesday the matter of repealing the three controversial farm laws, which triggered extensive protests around the borders of the national capital for nearly a year . HT

Covaxin 50 % effective in Real world study

The findings are based on the study conducted between April 15 and May 15, at the height of India’s second wave of infections this year. Covaxin in clinical trials had an estimated efficacy of 65% when the more infectious Delta variant was taken into account. HT

11,721 crore highway projects in Jammu

Union minister Nitin Gadkari will lay the foundation stone of 25 projects of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) in Jammu on Wednesday. The projects are 257 kilometres in length and are being constructed with an investment of 11,721 crore. HT

Himalayan glacier changed course

Nearly 20,000 years ago, a 5-km-long Himalayan glacier “abruptly” changed course and over time fused into an adjacent glacier in present day Pittoragarh, Uttarakhand. This is the first time, say scientists who have described the findings in a peer-reviewed journal this week, that such a turn in glacier’s course has been recorded in the Himalayas. Hindu

India’s 6G technology

India is working towards an indigenously developed 6G technology with the aim to launch it either by 2023-end or early 2024, Minister for Communication Ashwini Vaishnaw said Tuesday. Indian Express


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6 लाख से ज्यादा AK-203 असॉल्ट राइफल

रक्षा मंत्रालय ने मंगलवार को रूस के साथ 5 हजार करोड़ रुपए की असॉल्ट राइफल डील को मंजूरी दे दी। यह फैसला रूसी राष्ट्रपति के भारत दौरे से पहले लिया गया है। पुतिन के अगले महीने भारत आने की उम्मीद है। Bhaskar

क्रिप्टोकरेंसी बैन के प्रावधान

केंद्र सरकार ने क्रिप्टोकरेंसी पर शिकंजा कसने की तैयारी कर ली है। इसके लिए सरकार 29 नवंबर से शुरू होने जा रहे शीतकालीन सत्र में क्रिप्टोकरेंसी को रेगुलेट करने वाला विधेयक संसद में पेश करेगी। बिल में सभी तरह की प्राइवेट क्रिप्टोकरेंसी पर पाबंदी लगाने की बात कही गई है। Bhaskar

गोल्ड की कीमत में बड़ी गिरावट

इंडिया बुलियन एंड ज्वैलर्स एसोसिएशन (IBJA) की वेबसाइट के मुताबिक, सर्राफा बाजार में सोना 1,008 रुपए सस्ता होकर 47,826 रुपए पर आ गया है। वायदा बाजार की बात करें तो MCX पर शाम 6 बजे सोना 230 रुपए की गिरावट के साथ 47,693 रुपए पर ट्रेड कर रहा था। Bhaskar


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UPPSC RO, ARO admit cards 2021

UPPSC releases admit cards of preliminary examination 2021 for recruitment to the posts of review officer (RO) and assistant review officer (ARO).

Banaras Hindu University (BHU) undergraduate entrance test (UET)

The results of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) undergraduate entrance test (UET), and postgraduate entrance test (PET) have been released on Tuesday. The National Testing Agency has released the BHU exam 2021 results, as well as, the final answer key.

Urban Dictionary Trending

Social media users are flocking to Urban Dictionary to search their names and some of the results are less than complimentary.

64th Grammy Nominees

Nominees for the 64th annual Grammy Awards were announced on Tuesday. The leading nominee for this year is bandleader, pianist and composer Jon Batiste, who was nominated in 11 dizzyingly wide-flung categories, including Album of the Year.

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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