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Narendra Modi

4 Congress workers arrested for releasing black balloons near PM’s chopper

60% Right coverage: 5 sources
Some Congress leaders released the balloons as a mark of protest during Modi's brief visit to Andhra Pradesh over the Centre not granting special status to the state. The balloons were released near the airport when the helicopter carrying the Prime Minister had taken off for Bhimavaram. The area around airport was declared a no-fly zone in view of the PM's visit.See the Story
Business · Thailand

'Sell premium' - Thailand discourages discounts, wants high value tourists

50% Right coverage: 6 sources
Thailand has received about 2 million foreign visitors in the first six months of this year. Tourism industry almost collapsed due to the pandemic and more than 18 months of complex and costly entry requirements. Thailand welcomed a record of nearly 40 million visitors in pre-pandemic 2019, who spent 1.91 trillion baht.See the Story
Karnataka · Karnataka

Senior IPS officer held in police sub-inspector recruitment scam in Karnataka

60% Left coverage: 5 sources
The PSI recruitment exam was held in October 2021 for the appointment of 545 Police Sub-Inspectors. This was attended by 54,041 candidates across 93 centres in Karnataka. While the results were announced in January 2022, a few students raised objections citing irregularities in the awarding of marks. A series of probes, surrounding this incident, has unearthed the police recruitment scam.See the Story

Delhi assembly clears bills to hike salaries of lawmakers

67% Right coverage: 3 sources
The two-day monsoon session of the Delhi Assembly began on Monday. The AAP government has increased the salary from Rs 12,000 to Rs 30,000 per month. There will also be an increase in many other allowances, which altogether will raise the salary to Rs 90,000 from the existing Rs 54,000.See the Story
Startups

Over 22,000 techies lose job in US, Indian startups fire 12,000 employees

34% Center coverage: 3 sources
12,000 employees with Indian startups have lost their jobs this year.Crypto exchanges and firms including Coinbase, Gemini, crypto.com, Vauld, Bybit, Bitpanda and others announced to downsize their workforce. As companies in India continue to lay off employees to navigate the 'funding winter,' the country may lose more than 60,000 jobs in 2022 alone.See the Story
Polls · Gujarat

Kejriwal promises free electricity if voted to power in Gujarat

67% Right coverage: 3 sources
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said he will visit Gujarat every week to interact with the public on various issues. He claimed it was possible to provide free electricity to people if they bring an "honest party" to power in the state. The Aam Aadmi Party's national convener said his party has shown in Delhi and Punjab that they stick to their promise.See the Story
Coronavirus

New face mask that can kill Covid virus developed

Coverage: 2 sources
Researchers have developed a new N95 face mask that can not only reduce COVID-19 spread but also kill the SARS-CoV-2 virus upon contact with it. The mask can potentially be worn longer, causing less plastic waste as it does not need to be replaced as frequently, the researchers said.See the Story
Dholpur · Dholpur

Major bureaucratic reshuffle: 29 IAS, 16 IPS officers transferred in Rajasthan

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
Prakash Rajpurohit is appointed as the new collector of Jaipur; Jitendra Kumar Soni of Alwar; Anil Kumar Agarwal of Dholpur; Tina Dabi of JaisalmerSee the Story

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