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30 November, 2021

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Opposition may skip Winter session 

Skipping the rest of the winter session of Parliament, which began on Monday and will continue till December 23, will be among the options discussed — along with continuing protests and disrupting proceedings — by the Opposition. HT

Task Force for Pollution

Seeking a status report on implementation of CAQM’s directives from all the state governments by Wednesday, a bench headed by CJI NV Ramana said that the top court would consider setting up a task force to monitor and enforce execution if states fail to carry out the task. HT

GDP Numbers today

The National Statistical Office (NSO) will release GDP data for the July-September quarter of the current fiscal year today. In its October meeting, the Reserve Bank of India’s Monetary Policy Committee projected a GDP growth of 7.9% for this period. A Bloomberg forecast of 14 economists has projected the number to be 8.1%. HT

New Covid Protocols

States across the country have scurried to implement the testing, tracing and quarantine for international passengers from a few countries where the Omicron variant of the coronavirus has been recorded, on advice from the Union Ministry of Health. Hindu

Setting aside time for quality debate?

Nine minutes in Rajya Sabha and three minutes in Lok Sabha: that’s how long the Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021, took to be passed Monday — without any discussion. Indian Express


Hindi News: 

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मध्य भारत में बरसात की आशंका

देश के दक्षिणी राज्यों में हुई जोरदार बारिश के बाद अब उत्तर और मध्य भारत में भी बरसात की आशंका बढ़ रही है। मौसम विभाग (IMD) के मुताबिक, 1 से 6 दिसंबर के बीच दो वेस्टर्न डिस्टर्बेंस (पश्चिमी विक्षोभ) दस्तक दे सकते हैं। ऐसे में राजस्थान, MP समेत पूरे उत्तर-मध्य भारत में बारिश के आसार बन रहे हैं। Bhaskar

पराग अग्रवाल ट्विटर के नए CEO

ट्विटर के को-फाउंडर जैक डोर्सी ने कंपनी के CEO पद से इस्तीफा दे दिया है। पहले अमेरिका के मीडिया नेटवर्क CNBC की रिपोर्ट्स में कहा गया था कि डोर्सी पद छोड़ने के लिए तैयार हैं। इसके बाद खबर आई है कि पराग अग्रवाल कंपनी के नए CEO होंगे। 45 साल के पराग ने खुद इसे सम्मान की बात बताया है। वे अब तक कंपनी में चीफ टेक्नोलॉजी ऑफिसर के पद पर थे। उन्होंने 10 साल पहले कंपनी जॉइन की थी। Bhaskar

तीसरी लहर का कारण बन सकता है

कोरोना के नए वैरिएंट ओमिक्रॉन को लेकर देश-दुनिया में अफरातफरी है। दैनिक भास्कर ने लखनऊ के संजय गांधी आयुर्विज्ञान संस्थान (SGPGI) के डायरेक्टर प्रो. आरके धीमन से इस पर बात की। उन्होंने कहा कि इसी वैरिएंट की वजह से तीसरी लहर आएगी, यह कहना अभी मुश्किल है, लेकिन यह वैरिएंट तीसरी लहर का कारण बन सकता है। Bhaskar


Google Trends Today

Who is Parag Agrawal

Parag Agrawal joined Twitter in October 2011 as a Distinguished Software Engineer after completing his PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University. While studying at Stanford, he worked as a research intern for Microsoft, Yahoo!, and AT&T Labs..

India offers help to Africa

India on Monday offered to supply Covid-19 vaccines, life-saving drugs, test kits and medical equipment to African countries to fight the new Omicron variant of the Coronavirus.

Vinod Dua in ICU

Comedian and actor Mallika Dua on Monday issued a statement urging people not to spread rumours about the death of her father, veteran journalist Vinod Dua, who is currently in the ICU.

Work from Home Policy

As the pandemic pushed employers to explore and adapt new ways to stay in the business, a survey has revealed that 6 out of 10 organisations have adopted ‘work from home’ policy post Covid-19 relaxations.


Compiled from Google Trends

Twitter Trends 

  1. Messi wins seventh Ballon d’Or award, #GOAT
  2. #ParagAgrawal
  3. Melania
  4. #Omicron


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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