Mahohar Parrikar’s son, Utpal Parrikar, resigns from party

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22 January, 2022

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32-storey towers of Supertech Emerald Court to be demolished in May

The two 32-storey towers of Supertech Emerald Court (Apex and Ceyane) in Noida will be the tallest ones to be demolished in the country so far.Experts say that the country is fairly new to the concept of skyscrapers and has only started building them. However, there is little expertise or experience in demolition of skyscrapers. While there are a few different techniques for demolition, the technique of “implosion” is most used and best suited for demolition of such tall structures in a densely populated area.. HT

AG KK Venugopal has granted consent to initiate contempt proceedings against Yati Narsinghanand

Attorney general of India KK Venugopal has granted consent to initiate contempt proceedings against controversial Hindu priest Yati Narsinghanand over his remarks made against the Supreme Court in an interview last week.In the interview, given on January 14, Narsinghanand had said that those who believe in the Constitution, the Supreme Court, the politicians and the Army will “die a dog’s death”. Following this interview, Mumbai-based social activist Shachi Nelli wrote to AG Venugopal seeking permission for initiating contempt action against the controversial Hindu priest.. HT

Congress attacks the government over merging flame of Amar Jawan Jyoti with the flame at the National War Memorial

The government’s decision to merge the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate with the flame at the National War Memorial triggered a political furore Friday with the Congress attacking the government, saying it amounts to insulting history and memory of soldiers who died for the country. The Amar Jawan Jyoti was established in 1972 by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to mark India’s victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war. Indian Express

Mahohar Parrikar’s son, Utpal Parrikar, resigns from party

After the BJP refused to name him its candidate from the Panaji assembly constituency for the upcoming Goa Assembly elections, Utpal Parrikar, son of late Defence Minister and former chief minister Manohar Parrikar, resigned from the party. He also announced on Friday that he will make his political debut in the February 14 assembly poll as an independent candidate from the Goan capital.. Indian Express

Stricter implementation of the “one hand bag” policy in flight

If you are accustomed to give the rules a go-by and carry more than one cabin baggage on a flight, you may not be able to do that any more. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which is in charge of security at airports, has demanded stricter implementation of the “one hand bag” policy. Hindu



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Anil Baijal rejects proposal to lift weekend curfew

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal Friday rejected the government’s proposal to lift weekend curfew in the national capital and ease Covid-19 restrictions. He, however, allowed private offices to reopen with 50 per cent capacity. Baijal said the restrictions in Delhi needed to remain in place till Covid-19 cases reduce and the situation improves.

UGC NET answer key released

University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test, UGC NET 2021 Answer Key has been released on the official website Candidates who have appeared for the UGC NET 2021 examinations for the December and June cycle can now check the answer key on the official website.


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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

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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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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