1. What’s the story?
In unsurprising news (that 6 Things has covered here and here before), India’s economy has been on a downward spiral, with no signs of improvements anytime soon. And now, even the Government is feeling the pinch — courtesy falling tax revenues.
2. Where else should I be keeping my eyes on?
Maharashtra, that’s where. As 6 Things had earlier covered here, Maharashtra has a brand new Chief Minister. And the first thing on his plate? Well, if his allies have their say, he will be spending some time looking into the withdrawal of cases against the accused in the Bhima Koregaon incident. (Quick recap: The 2018 Bhima Koregaon case refers to an incident during an annual celebratory gathering at Bhima Koregaon that turned violent. The gathering was originally to celebrate the 200th year of the Battle of Bhima Koregaon victory — a 19th Century battle fought between the British East India company and Maratha Peshwas.)
3. What more?
In an astonishing feat, a young Indian tiger has travelled over 1300 Km over the past few months — across seven districts and two wildlife sanctuaries — turning our previous assumptions about tiger habitats and habits on their head.
4. Anything else?
India’s largest home-grown startup is on its way to become a publicly owned company. As Ola preps for an initial public offering (IPO), though, experts warn that its drivers may become the first casualty in this battle to become a unicorn startup. (Quick recap: Initial public offering or stock market launch is a type of public offering in which shares of a company are sold to institutional investors and usually also retail investors.)
5. Is that all?
In horrific news emerging from China, it looks like Beijing is going all out in its persecution of its Uighur Muslim minorities.
6. Before you leave…
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