UP: People want free or cheap electricity not 24 hour electricity

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12 February, 2022

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Uniform Civil Code in Uttrakhand if BJP wins

Two days before Uttarakhand goes to the polls, chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Saturday said as soon as the BJP forms the government in the poll-bound state, a committee will be formed to prepare the draft of the Uniform Civil Code in the state to provide the same laws for everyone regarding marriage, divorce, property, inheritance etc . HT

BSP’s Dalit base- who would they vote for ? 

Kumhars, an OBC community, also complained, like Jatavs, of lack of work and the virtual closure of MNREGA-sponsored employment. But unlike Jatavs, they were happy with the rations. Deccan Herald

Industrial Output at a 10 month low

Industrial output fell to a 10-month low of 0.4 per cent in December, dragged down by a contraction in manufacturing. Economists said policy makers may have to take more measures to support industrial recovery. Telegraph

UP: People want free or cheap electricity not 24 hour electricity

One of the big poll topics this election season in Uttar Pradesh is electricity. It keeps coming up in speeches and manifestos, and in what the voters say they expect of the government. As UP inches towards 24 hours supply, the chorus is no more about “chaubis ghante bijli” but “sasti bijli dar” or “free bijli” . Indian Express

How Free Electricity can help the Economy ?

Motivated comments not welcome

After U.S. Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Rashad Hussain voiced his opinion on the Karnataka hijab row, India on Saturday responded saying “motivated comments on our internal issues are not welcome.”. Hindu


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US would not send troops to rescue Americans if Moscow invades Ukraine

US President Joe Biden has called on all American citizens remaining in Ukraine to leave the country immediately, citing increased threats of Russian military action. Mr Biden said he would not send troops to rescue Americans if Moscow invades Ukraine.

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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