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SC Panel on PM Security breach begins investigation

A committee appointed by the Supreme Court arrived in Ferozepur city on Sunday to investigate the security breach during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Punjab on January 5.The panel, led by retired Supreme Court justice Indu Malhotra, carried out inspection at Piareana village on the outskirts of Ferozepur, officials said. . HT

Physical campaigning for polls opens up further

Candidates and political parties in the five poll-bound states will now be allowed to hold public meetings in open spaces with audience filling up to 30 per cent of the capacity of the ground. Deccan Herald

Clampdown on the dissemination of details pertaining to the quantity and value of individual export and import items

The Modi government has spooked industry by placing a gag on the publication of unverified export and import transactions — and threatened to throw a person into prison for six months for doing so. The clampdown on the dissemination of details pertaining to the quantity and value of individual export and import items has been done through a new provision in the Finance Bill 2022 that was tabled along with the latest budget. Telegraph

Charanjit Singh Channi as Congress Chief Ministerial face in Punjab 

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Sunday declared Charanjit Singh Channi as the party’s Chief Ministerial face in Punjab, putting an end to speculation that has stretched for months and set off rumblings within. “It is not a decision by Rahul Gandhi but by Punjab,” Gandhi said at a virtual rally in Ludhiana. “I can have an opinion but I can’t decide. The people of Punjab said we want a gareeb ghar ka CM (a CM from a poor household). I agree with this.”  Indian Express

J&K Delimitation interim report

The J&K Delimitation Commission has changed the complexion of most of the 90 Assembly seats, while reconfiguring and renaming 28 new Assembly constituencies and deleting 19 Assembly segments in its interim report. Besides, it has proposed to redraw all the five Lok Sabha seats. Hindu


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‘Nightingale of India’ passes away

Lata Mangeshkar, the “nightingale of India” who gave her voice to Indian movies for more than 70 years, was honored at a state funeral Sunday, after she passed away at the age of 92.

Boycott calls for Hyundai in India

South Korean automaker Hyundai faced outrage and boycott calls in India after a recent social media post from the company’s Pakistan unit did not go down too well with several in the country. Hyundai Pakistan posted a message on Twitter and Facebook on February 5, which was observed in Pakistan as ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’.

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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.

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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