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29 December, 2021

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J&K Real Estate Summit 2021

The Jammu & Kashmir administration’s decision to open the Union territory to real estate investors triggered a political slugfest on Tuesday, with regional parties accusing the Centre of trying to change the demography of the “Muslim majority” region. HT

Biological E has got the Drug Controller General of India’s nod to conduct trials

Hyderabad-based Biological E has got the Drug Controller General of India’s nod to conduct trials of its vaccine Corbevax as booster shots, news agency ANI reported. This makes Biological E the second company after Bharat Biotech to conduct clinical trials for booster doses. India has already rolled out its plan to administer booster doses, which is being called ‘precaution dose’ in the country, from January 10.. HT

Icra: GDP to grow at 9%

The Indian economy is expected to maintain a real gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 9% in FY22 and FY23 amid the Omicron uncertainty, ratings and research firm Icra Ltd said on Tuesday. HT

FCRA registration of Missionaries of Charity was not renewed due to “audit irregularities

The FCRA registration of Missionaries of Charity, a Catholic religious congregation set up by Nobel laureate Mother Teresa was not renewed due to “audit irregularities,” a senior government official said on Tuesday. The comment comes a day after the Ministry of Home Affairs had said it refused to renew the Foreigners Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) registration of Missionaries of Charity (MoC) as “some adverse inputs were noticed. Hindu

Peeyush Jain vs Pushpraj Jain. Who with who ?

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pointed to the raids by GST authorities on properties allegedly linked to Peeyush Jain that unearthed over Rs 194 crore in cash and accused the Samajwadi Party of sprinkling the “perfume of corruption” all over UP during their stint in power. SP chief Akhilesh Yadav said the “wrong Jain” was raided by Central authorities, one who has links to the BJP. Indian Express


Hindi News: 

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अगले कुछ दिन या फिर कुछ हफ्तों में भारत में संक्रमण बढ़ेगा।

भारत में आने वाले दिनों में कोविड-19 के मामले तेजी से बढ़ सकते हैं, लेकिन राहत की बात यह होगी कि यह सिलसिला ज्यादा दिन तक नहीं चलेगा। ओमिक्रॉन वैरिएंट का असर भी यहां देखा जा सकता है। यह जानकारी कैम्ब्रिज यूनिवर्सिटी के प्रोफेसर पॉल केटुमैन ने दी है। उनकी टीम ने कोविड-19 इंडिया ट्रैकर तैयार किया है। Bhaskar

तीसरी लहर का सामना करने के लिए पहले से 10 गुना ज्यादा तैयार

मुंबई और दिल्ली में कोरोना वायरस के नए मामले बेहद तेजी से बढ़ रहे हैं। मंगलवार को मुंबई में सोमवार के मुकाबले नए मामलों में 70% और दिल्ली में 50% बढ़ोतरी हो गई है। हालांकि महाराष्ट्र के में 8 दिन बाद एक भी ओमिक्रॉन संक्रमित मरीज नहीं मिला है। आखिरी बार 20 दिसंबर को राज्य में ओमिक्रॉन का कोई मामला नहीं मिला था। Bhaskar


Google Trends Today

Mercedes-Maybach S650 for PM

The Prime Minister of India has a new armoured vehicle in the fleet, the Mercedes-Maybach S650 Guard. Based on the previous-gen S-class, the Maybach S650 Guard is said to offer one of the highest levels of protection available to civilian buyers.

Yellow alert in Delhi

A yellow alert has been sounded in Delhi and some restrictions imposed under the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) in view of the rising number of Covid cases in the city, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said today.


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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