April 11 News Roundup | Indian shuttler wins Orleans Masters 2023, Oil imports from Russia & more
From Indian-American mathematician CR Rao being given the 'International Prize in Statistics' to India's oil imports from Russia reaching record high, read on to know more about the latest trending news and updates in our April 11 news roundup.
Indian-American C R Rao bags prestigious International Prize in Statistics
Indian-American Mathematician Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao will receive the International Prize in Statistics 2023. After receiving the award this July, for his monumental work from 75 years ago, Rao will become the first person of South Asian descent to take home the prestigious award, which is equivalent to the Nobel prize in the field.
44 nations interested in IMF's climate change program: IMF Chief
IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva has said that a total of 44 nations have thus far shown interest in joining IMF's trust to tackle climate change. The USD 40 billion trust, termed by IMF chief as a ''contribution to a solution", was announced at the IMF and World Bank spring meetings week on Monday.
Nepal and India all set to sign cross-border digital payments deal
India and Nepal are gearing up to sign a cross-border digital payments deal during Nepal PM's visit to India, expected to be held sometime in the month of April. Once the deal is signed, Indian tourists in Nepal will be able to make digital payments via India wallets like BharatPe, Paytm, Google Pay and PhonePe.
Nearly 7 million people internally displaced in Ukraine due to Russian invasion
According to fresh reports by a Ukrainian news agency, nearly 7 million people in Ukraine have been internally displaced due to the Russian invasion. Furthermore, latest UN estimates suggest that over 8.1 million Ukrainians have reportedly fled the country after the Russia-Ukraine war began.
Climate change funding has not happened yet, says FM in G20 meeting
Calling out the west on lack of funding for Climate change, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that India has thus far been meeting its climate change targets with own funding. She further went on to add that India has set itself very ambitious climate objectives as part of COP21 commitments given in Paris.
India's Russian crude oil imports have doubled that of Iraq amid EU ban
India's crude oil imports from Russia has touched a whole new high, reaching 1.64 million barrels per day as of March 2023. These fresh numbers are now twice as much of oil imports from Iraq, which used to be India's top supplier in terms of crude oil.
India's Priyanshu Rajawat wins Orleans Masters Men's Singles
Indian badminton player Priyanshu Rajawat bagged his first BWF World Tour Super 300 title, defeating Magnus Johannesen in the men's singles finals of Orleans Masters 2023. The final was a thrilling affair going right down to the wire, resulting in the shuttler from Madhya Pradesh taking home the crown.
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