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29 October, 2021

News Today:

  1. Israel envoy doesn’t say whether the Pegasus spyware was sold to India. Hindu
  2. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is travelling to Rome, Italy and Glasgow, UK, from Friday to November 2 to attend the 16th G-20 Summit and the World Leaders’ Summit of COP-26 respectively. HT
  3. India will pursue ways to mitigate the climate crisis beyond its present nationally determined contribution (NDC), and will act constructively to combat the problem, Union environment minister Bhupender Yadav told Jayashree Nandi in an interview before leaving for the Glasgow climate change conference (COP 26). HT
  4. Industrialist Azim Premji donated Rs 9,713 crore, or Rs 27 crore a day, to retain his top rank among Indian philanthropists in FY21 showed a report on Thursday. Indian Express
  5. The Kerala government on Thursday initiated the process of evacuating over 800 families living in the downstream areas of the Mullaperiyar dam after the neighbouring Tamil Nadu announced its decision to open spillways on Friday. HT


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

  1. दिल्ली-हरियाणा के टीकरी बॉर्डर और दिल्ली-उत्तर प्रदेश से लगे गाजीपुर बॉर्डर पर इमरजेंसी रूट खोलने की तैयारी शुरू हो गई है। दिल्ली पुलिस ने गुरुवार को बताया कि किसानों की सहमति के बाद दोनों सीमाओं पर लगे बैरिकेड्स हटाए जा रहे हैं। पुलिस ने देर शाम यहां जेसीबी से बोल्डर और सीमेंटेड बैरिकेड्स हटाने का काम शुरू कर दिया। Bhaskar
  2. दक्षिण भारतीय फिल्मों के सुपर स्टार रजनीकांत की तबीयत गुरुवार को खराब हो गई। उन्हें चेन्नई के कावेरी अस्पताल में भर्ती कराया गया है। हालांकि उन्हें रूटीन चेकअप के लिए अस्पताल ले जाया गया है। जहां वे कल तक रहेंगे। इसके बाद वे घर लौट आएंगे।Bhaskar

  3. बॉम्बे हाईकोर्ट ने आर्यन के वकीलों की दलीलों को सही मानते हुए उन्हें जमानत दे दी। हालांकि जमानत का आधार कल आने वाले डिटेल ऑर्डर के बाद ही साफ हो सकेगा। Bhaskar


Relevant Google Trends Today

  1. The initial public offering (IPO) of FSN Ecommerce Ventures, operator of online beauty startup Nykaa, was subscribed 1.6 times on Thursday, the first day of the issue.
  2. Uttar Pradesh Subordinate Services Selection Commission on Thursday, October 28 released UPSSSC Preliminary Eligibility Test (PET) results/score card 2021.
  3. Poll strategist Prashant Kishor, while addressing a gathering in Goa on Thursday, said the BJP is not going anywhere for “many decades” and the problem with Rahul Gandhi is that he does not realise it.
  4. Google honours Kano Jigoro, the father of Judo: Google on Thursday paid tribute to Japan’s “Father of Judo,” Professor Kano Jigoro on his 161st birthday with a doodle.


Relevant Twitter Trends 

  1. #Metaverse,  #DeleteFacebook
  2. Dinesh Karthik and Dipika Pallikal welcome twins
  3. The names of the apps that Meta builds—Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp—will remain the same
  4. Alphabet


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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