News Today: 26 October 2021 - Quick Reference

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26 October, 2021

News Today:

  1. Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday ruled out any dialogue with Pakistan on the Kashmir issue and said he would prefer to “engage with the youth of the Valley”. Hindu
  2. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission from his parliamentary constituency Varanasi, during his visit to poll-bound Uttar Pradesh on Monday. HT
  3. Odisha’s ruling Biju Janata Dal continues to face the onslaught from the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress, who have been demanding dismissal of minister of state for home Dibya Shankar Mishra on grounds that he was close to the school president arrested for the murder of a 26-year-old school teacher Mamita Meher of Kalahandi district. HT
  4. Kiran P Gosavi, one of the witnesses in the Cordelia cruise ship drug bust case who had gone absconding, Monday told the media that he will surrender before the police, but outside Maharashtra. Indian Express
  5. Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant on Monday evening came under a piercing attack from opposition parties in the state who demanded the chief minister step down, citing Meghalaya governor Satya Pal Malik’s remarks that he saw first hand “corruption in everything the Goa government was handling”. HT


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

  1. केंद्रीय मंत्री नितिन गडकरी ने सरकार और ब्यूरोक्रेसी पर एक बार फिर बेबाक टिप्पणी की है। गडकरी ने कहा कि सरकार में बड़े स्तर पर ईगो (अहंकार) होता है। उन्हें लगता है कि सारी जानकारी मेरे पास पास ही है, इसलिए लोगों से सलाह मशविरा नहीं करते। अच्छे आदमी को निंदा करने वाले व्यक्ति को हमेशा साथ रखना चाहिए। Bhaskar
  2. आर्यन खान ड्रग केस की जांच कर रहे समीर वानखेड़े सोमवार रात को दिल्ली पहुंच गए वह मंगलवार को NCB के महानिदेशक (DG) सत्य नारायण प्रधान से मुलाकात करेंगे। वानखेड़े के खिलाफ NCB ने इंटरनल विभागीय जांच शुरू की है।Bhaskar

  3. महाराष्ट्र राज्य के गृह विभाग ने मुंबई के पूर्व पुलिस कमिश्नर परमबीर सिंह को भगोड़ा घोषित करने की लीगल प्रोसेस शुरू कर दी है। हिन्दुस्तान टाइम्स की रिपोर्ट के मुताबिक, गृह विभाग ने इंटेलिजेंस ब्यूरो से भी परमबीर का पता लगाने में मदद मांगी है। Bhaskar


Relevant Google Trends Today

  1. The early-morning announcement that Hertz intends to buy 100,000 Teslas for its rental fleet kicked off a spectacular rally that sent the company’s market capitalization and its top executive’s net worth soaring to new heights.
  2. China’s National Development and Reform Commission says it will look into complaints that some energy information providers ‘manipulated price indexes’.
  3. Several owners reported that their Tesla vehicles braked suddenly when the software mistakenly reported an imminent collision. Known as automatic emergency braking (or AEB), neither the feature nor its bugs are limited to Tesla—Mazda recalled some of its cars in 2019 for similar problems..


Relevant Twitter Trends 

  1. Delta-plus variant raises global concern
  2. Mastercard will allow all merchant and banks to offer #Bitcoin and #Crypto services


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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