News Today: 25 October 2021 - Quick Reference

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25 October, 2021

News Today:

  1. Sudan’s military seized power Monday, dissolving the transitional government hours after troops arrested the acting Prime Minister and other officials. Thousands of people flooded into the streets to protest the coup that threatens the country’s shaky progress toward democracy. Hindu
  2. The Centre on Monday held a meeting with states and union territories to discuss ways to reduce the rising prices of edible oils as demand rises during the festive season. The Union government has taken several steps to ease the edible oil prices including sharp reduction in import duties palm oil, sunflower oil and soybean oil, stopping futures trading in agri commodities and stock limitations. HT
  3. A cyclonic circulation is likely to develop over southeast Bay of Bengal and the neighbourhood by Tuesday. It is likely to move westwards. Under its influence, a low-pressure area is likely to form over central parts of South Bay of Bengal during subsequent 48 hours. HT
  4. Moderna said Monday that a low dose of its Covid-19 vaccine is safe and appears to work in 6- to 11-year-olds, as the manufacturer moves toward expanding shots to children. Indian Express
  5. Uttar Pradesh has reported a case of the Zika virus, which caused havoc in Kerala a few months ago. The Centre has dispatched a multi-disciplinary team to Kanpur in UP where an Indian Air Force personnel tested positive with Zika on October 23. HT


Hindi News: ( so that you don’t miss out )

  1. पंजाब के पूर्व मुख्यमंत्री कैप्टन अमरिंदर सिंह और उनकी पाकिस्तानी महिला मित्र अरूसा आलम को लेकर प्रदेश कांग्रेस के नेता हमलावर हैं। अरूसा को पंजाब कांग्रेस के नेता ISI एजेंट बताते हुए कैप्टन पर लगातार हमलावर हैं। इस बीच विरोधियों पर कैप्टन अमरिंदर सिंह का फोटो बम फूटा है। Bhaskar
  2. मुंबई के क्रूज ड्रग केस में आर्यन खान की गिरफ्तारी के बाद उसके साथ सेल्फी लेने वाला किरण गोसावी लखनऊ में सरेंडर कर सकता है। ड्रग्स केस में गवाह बनाए जाने के बाद से ही गोसावी फरार है। गोसावी पर उसके बॉडीगार्ड प्रभाकर सेल ने करोड़ों रुपए की डील करने के सनसनीखेज आरोप लगाए हैं।Bhaskar

  3. तीन दिन के दौरे पर जम्मू-कश्मीर पहुंचे गृहमंत्री अमित शाह के टूर का आज आखिरी दिन है। सोमवार को श्रीनगर पहुंचे गृहमंत्री ने अपना बेखौफ अंदाज दिखाया। उन्होंने मंच पर लगा बुलेट प्रूफ ग्लास हटाते हुए कहा कि अब कश्मीर के लोगों को अपने दिल से डर निकाल देना चाहिए। Bhaskar


Relevant Google Trends Today

  1. The Indian Premier League (IPL) is all set to be a 10-team tournament, come 2022 as RPS Goenka group bagged the Lucknow-based franchise for its highest bid at 7,000 crore, according to a PTI report.
  2. James Michael Tyler, the actor known widely for his recurring role as Gunther on “Friends,” has died. He was 59.
  3. Shares of ICICI Bank today continued to surge with the stock hitting a new high of 859 apiece after the lender on Saturday reported a nearly 30% jump in net profit in the second quarter to a record, led by strong loan growth.
  4. Reliance Jio on Monday confirmed operating system and processor details of the JioPhone Next ahead of Diwali launch.


Relevant Twitter Trends 

  1. #NationWithSameerWankhede
  2. #IPLNewTeam
  3. #IPL2022


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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

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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