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27 December, 2021

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PM Modi to inaugurate project pending for 3 decades

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday visit Mandi in Himachal Pradesh, where he will inaugurate and lay the foundation for hydropower projects worth more than 11,000 crore. Included among these is the Renukaji Dam project, lying pending for around three decades. HT

Upward trend in pediatric hospitalizations associated with Covid-19 in USA

With Omicron cases on the rise, New York health officials have reported an increase in hospitalized children, as the White House promised Sunday to quickly resolve the United States’ Covid-19 test shortage. HT

Severe Air Quality in Delhi

Air quality in Delhi remained severe on Sunday for the sixth consecutive day, the longest spell of such bad air since 2015, when the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) started maintaining detailed records. HT

Minorities raise concern over Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill 2021

Even as the Government has sent the Prohibition of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill 2021, which seeks to raise the legal age of marriage for women from 18 to 21 years, to a Parliamentary Standing Committee for scrutiny, representatives of minority communities have raised concerns on how the change will affect personal laws in the country. Indian Express

BJP’s troubles in Uttrakhand

An uneasy truce seems to have been declared in the ongoing intra party travails of the BJP in Uttarakhand, with rebel Minister Harak Singh Rawat, who had dramatically walked out of a Cabinet meeting on Friday evening in Dehradun, declaring his intentions of quitting his post and party, being brought around to reconsider after a shared meal at Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami’s residence on Saturday. Hindu


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कोरोना वैक्सीन की प्री-कॉशन डोज दिए जाने की प्रोसेस क्या 

केंद्र सरकार ने रविवार को साफ किया कि 60 साल से ज्यादा उम्र वाले बुजुर्गों को 10 जनवरी से कोरोना वैक्सीन की प्री-कॉशन डोज दिए जाने की प्रोसेस क्या होगी। साथ ही यह भी स्पष्ट कर दिया कि यह डोज तभी दी जाएगी, जब बुजुर्ग के पास कॉमोर्बिटिज सर्टिफिकेट मौजूद होगा। वैक्सीन की डोज लेने के इच्छुक बुजुर्गों को पहले एक मेडिकल सर्टिफिकेट बनवाना होगा। इसमें इस बात की पुष्टि होगी कि वे किसी तरह की गंभीर बीमारी होने के कारण कोरोना वायरस की चपेट में आ सकते हैं। Bhaskar

15 से 18 साल के बच्चों को 3 जनवरी से कोरोना वैक्सीन लगाई जाएगी

देश में 15 से 18 साल के बच्चों को 3 जनवरी से कोरोना वैक्सीन लगाई जाएगी। सरकार ने यह फैसला नए कोरोना वैरिएंट ओमिक्रॉन के बढ़ते खतरे को देखते हुए लिया है। केंद्र सरकार की कोविड-19 टास्क फोर्स के चेयरमैन डॉ. एनके अरोड़ा ने रविवार को कहा कि बच्चों को भी बड़ों की तरह ही 4 सप्ताह के अंतर पर वैक्सीन की दोनों डोज दी जाएंगी। उन्होंने इसे बेहद उचित और समय पर किया गया फैसला बताया है। साथ ही इस फैसले को अवैज्ञानिक बताने वालों के दावे को भी खारिज कर दिया है। Bhaskar

आर्मी फोर्सेज स्पेशल पावर्स एक्ट (AFSPA) को हटाए जाने की मांग पर रविवार को एक पैनल गठित

केंद्र सरकार ने नगालैंड में आर्मी फोर्सेज स्पेशल पावर्स एक्ट (AFSPA) को हटाए जाने की मांग पर रविवार को एक पैनल गठित कर दिया है। न्यूज एजेंसी PTI की रिपोर्ट के मुताबिक, केंद्रीय गृह मंत्रालय की तरफ से गठित 5 मेंबर वाले हाई-लेवल पैनल की अध्यक्षता सचिव रैंक के अफसर विवेक जोशी को सौंपी गई है, जो फिलहाल रजिस्ट्रॉर जनरल और सेंसेस कमिश्नर ऑफ इंडिया के पद संभाल रहे हैं। Bhaskar


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Desmond Tutu no more

Desmond Tutu, South Africa’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning icon, an uncompromising foe of the country’s past racist policy of apartheid and a modern-day activist for racial justice and LGBT rights, died Sunday at 90.

Eyes on RBL stock today

RBL Bank’s stock will be tested on Monday in the wake of two developments — the Reserve Bank of India appointing an additional director on the Bank’s board and its MD & CEO proceeding on leave. The aforementioned disclosures, made to the exchanges after the private sector bank’s board meeting on December 25, indicate a sense of urgency.


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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.

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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