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29 November, 2021

News Today:

Winter session of Parliament from Today

The winter session of Parliament will begin from Monday, and the opposition has vowed to corner the government over various issues, ranging from farmers protest to inflation. The government, meanwhile, has urged the opposition parties to let Parliament function smoothly. HT

Lack of Pollution monitoring in India

The Central Control Room for Air Quality Management (CCR) database counts 321 air quality monitoring stations in India. They cover just 156 cities, while there were 640 census districts in the 2011 census. Of the total air quality stations, 22% are located in just three mega cities: Delhi (40 stations), Mumbai (21 stations) and Bengaluru (10 stations). HT

Delhi air Severe

Delhi’s air remained in the “severe” category for a third consecutive day on Sunday, clocking an Air Quality Index (AQI) reading of 402 according to Central Pollution Control Board’s daily 4pm bulletin as wind speeds remain low in the region. HT

Wifi on flights yet to take off

Three years after the Department of Telecom permitted WiFi services on commercial flights, it is yet to become a reality for domestic air travellers as airlines grapple with the huge installation costs and the impact of COVID-19 on passenger demand . Hindu

Heavy rainfall in Gujarat: IMD

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert (to be prepared) in Anand, Bharuch, Navsari, Valsad, Amreli and Bhavnagar for December 1 and a yellow alert (to be watched) for December 2 as the state is expected to receive unseasonal heavy to very heavy rainfall on the two days. Indian Express


Hindi News: 

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प्रवर्तन निदेशालय ने अमेजन इंडिया को नोटिस

अमेजन इंडिया और फ्यूचर ग्रुप के बीच हुई डील एक बार फिर संकट में पड़ गई है। सूत्रों ने रविवार को बताया कि इस विवादित डील को लेकर प्रवर्तन निदेशालय (ED) ने अमेजन इंडिया के कंट्री हेड अमित अग्रवाल और फ्यूचर ग्रुप के हेड किशोर बियानी को नोटिस भेजा है। Bhaskar

इंटरनेशनल पैसेंजर्स के लिए रिवाइज गाइडलाइंस

नए कोरोना वैरिएंट ओमिक्रॉन को लेकर सावधानी बरत रही केंद्र सरकार ने रविवार शाम को इंटरनेशनल पैसेंजर्स के लिए रिवाइज गाइडलाइंस जारी कर दी। केंद्रीय स्वास्थ्य मंत्रालय ने ये नई गाइडलाइंस जारी की हैं, जो एक दिसंबर से लागू होगी। Bhaskar

बोत्सवाना से जबलपुर आई एक महिला की तलाश

कोरोना के नए वैरिएंट ओमिक्रॉन की दहशत अब मध्यप्रदेश में भी है। अफ्रीकी देश बोत्सवाना से जबलपुर आई एक महिला की वजह से भोपाल से दिल्ली तक हड़कंप मचा है। यह महिला 18 नवंबर को दिल्ली एयरपोर्ट से एयर इंडिया की फ्लाइट से जबलपुर आई थी, लेकिन अब तक उसका पता नहीं चल पाया है। Bhaskar


Google Trends Today

Not to preorder Starlink

India has instructed the public not to preorder Starlink, SpaceX’s satellite-based internet service, according to a report from Reuters..

CAT 2021

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad conducted the Common Admission Test (CAT) on November 28.

Shiva Shankar Master No More

Prominent choreographer Shiva Shankar Master, who had contracted severe form of COVID-19 and was undergoing treatment at a corporate hospital in Gachibowli for the past few days, died on Sunday evening.

Virgil Abloh dies from Cancer

Fashion designer Virgil Abloh has died after suffering from cancer, it has been announced. The 41-year-old, who was the creative director for Louis Vuitton and Off-White, had cardiac angiosarcoma, a rare, aggressive form of the disease.


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  4. #Omicron
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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

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