Remaining Covid restrictions to be removed in Delhi

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16 February, 2022

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Remaining Covid restrictions to be removed in Delhi 

Health experts advising the Delhi government have recommended the remaining Covid restrictions be removed since the daily case count has continued falling, with the positivity rate too well under control. A decision, however, is unlikely to come until the next week when the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), which makes the final rules, meets next. . HT

India accuses OIC of communal mindset

India on Tuesday accused the secretariat of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) of having a “communal mindset”, after the 57-nation-bloc condemned the recent ban on wearing hijabs in the educational institutions in Karnataka. Deccan Herald

SKM says centre did not fulfil its promises

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Tuesday alleged that the Centre had not fulfilled its promises to farmers despite an announcement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and appealed to the people of Uttar Pradesh to “punish the BJP”. Telegraph

Deep Sidhu dies in road accident

Punjabi actor and activist Deep Sidhu, who shot into the limelight following the Red Fort violence during the farmers’ rally on Republic Day last year, died in a road accident on the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) highway near Sonepat on Tuesday night. Indian Express

Mr. Putin said he doesn’t want war, and called for “peaceful” discussions over Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Moscow is ready for security talks with the U.S. and NATO, as the Russian military announced a partial troop withdrawal from drills near Ukraine — new signs that may suggest a Russian invasion of its neighbour isn’t imminent despite snowballing Western fears. Mr. Putin said he doesn’t want war, and called for “peaceful” discussions over Ukraine’s bid to join NATO, which Moscow sees as a major threat. Hindu


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Ashwani Kumar leaves Congress

In a fresh setback for Congress in the midst of the election cycle, former Union minister Ashwani Kumar on Tuesday ended his 46-year-long association with the party which “had lost touch with the ground reality and no longer reflected the national mood”.

Veteran Bengali singer Sandhya Mukhopadhyay passed away

Veteran Bengali singer Sandhya Mukhopadhyay, whose golden voice enthralled music lovers for generations and who had last month refused to accept the Padma Shri, passed away in Kolkata on Tuesday evening following a massive cardiac arrest. She was 90.

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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