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27 November, 2021

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Variant of Concern – Omicron

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday classified the new coronavirus variant detected in South Africa as a “variant of concern”, naming it Omicron. The announcement came late on Friday after a closed-door meeting of experts from WHO gathered to assess the variant . HT

Opposition wants to discuss farm bills before repeal

Govt to table farm repeal bill on Day 1 of winter session. The Opposition is adamant to discuss the bill in the House to corner the government over the farm issues. The Congress has issued three-line whips in both the Houses, asking party MPs to be present on Monday. HT

172 people died due to rains

IMD warns of more rain in south till December 2. Since November 1, 172 people have died in the five southern peninsular states with Tamil Nadu accounting for the maximum, followed by Kerala at 48, Andhra Pradesh at 44, and Karnataka at 12. HT

TATA to set up semiconductor assembly

Tata group is in talks with three States to invest up to $300 million to set up a semiconductor assembly and test unit, two sources familiar with the matter said, as part of the conglomerate’s push into high-tech manufacturing. Tata is talking to the States of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Telangana and scouting for land for the outsourced semiconductor assembly and test (OSAT) plant. Hindu

International flights resume

India will resume scheduled international flights from December 15 after the coronavirus-induced suspension, the Aviation Ministry informed on Friday. Indian Express


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सब्जियों की महंगाई अभी थमने वाली नहीं

क्रिसिल रिसर्च की रिपोर्ट में दावा किया गया है कि खासतौर पर टमाटर को लेकर अभी 2 महीने और लोगों को महंगाई की मार झेलनी पड़ सकती है। इसकी वजह ज्यादा बारिश बताई जा रही है। हालांकि PTI की रिपोर्ट के मुताबिक, केंद्र सरकार ने दिसंबर की शुरुआत में उत्तर भारतीय राज्यों से सब्जियों की सप्लाई शुरू होने से दाम काबू में आ जाने का दावा किया है। Bhaskar

लालू प्रसाद यादव दिल्ली के AIIMS में भर्ती

राजद सुप्रीमो लालू प्रसाद यादव को शुक्रवार की शाम अचानक दिल्ली के AIIMS में भर्ती कराया गया है। कहा गया है कि उन्हें लगातार बुखार रह रहा है। जानकारी के अनुसार AIIMS के डॉक्टरों ने उनका ब्लड लेकर जांच के लिए भेजा है। रिपोर्ट का इंतजार किया जा रहा है। Bhaskar

बसपा में अब 4 विधायक ही बचे हैं

उत्तर प्रदेश में दो दिन के अंदर बहुजन समाज पार्टी के दो और विधायक गुड्डू जमाली और वंदना सिंह ने पार्टी का साथ छोड़ दिया है। यह सिलसिला पिछले छह महीने से जारी है। 2017 में विधानसभा चुनाव में बसपा के टिकट पर 19 विधायक जीत कर आए थे। लेकिन अब 4 विधायक ही बचे हैं। Bhaskar


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Tarsons IPO

Life sciences company Tarsons Products shares extended gains sharply to hit an upper circuit of 20 percent, though the listing gains missed analysts’ expectations due to a steep fall in the equity market, on November 26.

Verghese Kurien

November 26, 2021 was also Kurien’s 100th birth anniversary. Kurien was an improbable architect of a rural revolution that would eventually transform the lives of millions of farmers in Gujarat

Staqu counts vote in Bihar

The counting of votes for the eighth phase of the Bihar Panchayat elections is underway. The fate of 92,376 candidates for 25,247 seats will be decided once the final results are declared. For the counting of votes, Staqu, AI implementation enabler, has joined hands with the Bihar State Election Commission to automate the vote-counting.


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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