Petitions challenging reservation for OBC and EWS in NEET-PG today

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5 January, 2022

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Lakhimpur Kheri chargesheet

Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the October 3 violence in Lakhimpur Kheri’s Tikunia used as many as 24 photographs and videos, 17 scientific, 171 documentary evidence as well as electronic evidence and statements of 208 witnesses to chargesheet junior home minister Ajay Kumar Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra and 13 others, said senior police and prosecution officials privy to the probe. HT

Proposed new twin tower offices for Delhi Govt at ITO

The Delhi chief minister, his cabinet colleagues, and senior bureaucrats in the Delhi government may move into new offices in 30-35 storey twin towers proposed be constructed by 2025 at central Delhi’s ITO, not far from the current seat of the Delhi government at the Players’ Building in Indraprastha Estate, according to government documents and officials aware of the matter. HT

Petitions challenging reservation for OBC and EWS in NEET-PG today

A two-judge bench of justices DY Chandrachud and AS Bopanna will hear the petitions challenging reservation for other backward classes (OBCs) and economically weaker sections (EWS) in the all-India quota NEET-PG seats on Wednesday. Resident doctors who have qualified for postgraduate courses have been protesting the delay in counselling because the matter of reservations is pending in court. HT

Meeting to discuss the Assembly elections due in five States amid rising COVID-19

The Election Commission of India on Tuesday held a meeting to discuss the Assembly elections due in five States amid rising COVID-19 cases across the country. According to officials, it was a routine meeting of the three-member commission, which last week completed visits to four of the five States headed that will go to the polls. It was yet to announce any further restrictions on campaigning. Hindu

Swamy: Valuation of national carrier Air India was “arbitrary, illegal and against public interest

The Centre on Tuesday opposed a plea filed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy in the Delhi High Court alleging that the methodology adopted by the government in the valuation of national carrier Air India was “arbitrary, illegal and against public interest”. Swamy has sought to set aside and revoke any action or decision or grant of any further approvals, permissions or permits by authorities with respect to the Air India disinvestment process. Indian Express


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पंजाब में नए परमानेंट DGP की नियुक्ति पर आज फैसला  

पंजाब में नए परमानेंट DGP की नियुक्ति पर आज फैसला हो सकता है। इस संबंध में UPSC ने पंजाब सरकार को पैनल भेज दिया है। सूत्रों के मुताबिक UPSC की तरफ से दिनकर गुप्ता को हटाने के बाद से ही अफसरों का पैनल बनाया है। जिसमें मौजूदा कार्यकारी DGP सिद्धार्थ चट्‌टोपाध्याय का नाम नहीं है।अगर चट्‌टोपाध्याय हटे तो वीके भवरा पंजाब के नए DGP बन सकते हैं। Bhaskar

कोरोना वायरस की तीसरी लहर का असर

महाराष्ट्र और दिल्ली समेत सभी राज्यों में अब कोरोना वायरस की तीसरी लहर का असर पूरी तरह दिखने लगा है। इसके चलते राज्यों ने पाबंदियां नए सिरे से लगाना शुरू कर दिया है।मंगलवार को महाराष्ट्र में 18,466 नए कोरोना मरीज मिले, जो सोमवार के मुकाबले 51% ज्यादा है। राज्य में अकेले मुंबई में ही 10 हजार नए मामले मिले हैं। Bhaskar

भारत बायोटेक कंपनी की नेजल वैक्सीन

ड्रग कंट्रोलर जनरल ऑफ इंडिया (DCGI) की एक्सपर्ट कमेटी ने मंगलवार को एक अहम मीटिंग की है। इसमें भारत बायोटेक कंपनी की नेजल वैक्सीन (नाक के जरिए दी जाने वाली वैक्सीन) को बूस्टर डोज के तौर पर मंजूरी देने पर विचार किया गया है। मीटिंग के बाद फैसला मंगलवार को नहीं बताया गया। लेकिन माना जा रहा है कि नेजल वैक्सीन को कोरोना बूस्टर डोज के तौर पर इमरजेंसी यूज की अनुमति मिल सकती है। Bhaskar

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Prime accused in the case of the ‘Bulli Bai’ 

The prime accused in the case of the ‘Bulli Bai’ application that targeted Muslim women in a fake online auction was detained from Uttarakhand, Mumbai Police said on Tuesday. The arrested man, detained a day ago from Bengaluru, was identified as Vishal Kumar.

‘Mother of a thousand orphans’, passed away on Tuesday

Renowned social worker Sindhutai Sapkal, who was called the ‘Mother of a thousand orphans’, passed away on Tuesday. Sapkal, who was often referred to just as ‘Sindhutai’ or ‘Mai’ was a Padma Shri awardee. She adopted close to 2,000 orphans and is grandmother to even more.


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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