April 14 News Roundup | 'Bihu' dance in Guinness book of records, Russia fines Wikipedia & more

April 14 News Roundup | 'Bihu' dance in Guinness book of records, Russia fines Wikipedia & more

Catch up on the latest news and updates of international significance.

From a 'Bihu' performance in Assam entering the Guinness Book of World Records to a fresh fine by a Russian court on Wikipedia, read on to know more about the latest trending news and updates in our April 14 news roundup.

IMF downgrades India's predicted growth rate to 5.9 citing slow domestic consumption

Citing slowness in domestic consumption, International Monetary Fund has revised its prediction for India's growth rate in FY 2023-24. In spite of the moderate reduction in the growth rate, India will stay the fastest growing economy in the world.

Russia fines Wikipedia again for article on Ukraine war

A Moscow court has yet again fined Wikipedia for not removing an article in Russian language regarding the invasion of Ukraine. The platform has been fined around 2 million rubles due to an article named "Russian occupation of the Zaporizhzhia region".

Free trade agreement with EU to bolster dairy sectors, farmers, says Piyush Goyal

Union Minister Piyush Goyal has said the proposed free trade agreement with European Union is intended to protect the interests of the country's dairy sector and farmers. Only Italy and France have thus far offered absolute support for the FTA, he further added.

Hyundai Motor announces new SUV 'Exter' in India

Adding to its already extensive list of SUVs available in India, South Korea's Hyundai launched another SUV named "Exter" in the country on Friday. The COO Hyundai Motor India went on to add that their new SUV "exemplifies the pulse of Gen Z buyers".

Assam's 'Bihu' performance enters Guinness book of world records 

The state of Assam has officially made its way into the Guinness Book of World Records for hosting 'the largest Bihu performance', featuring 11,304 folk dancers and 2,500 drummers. The record-breaking traditional dance was held at the Guwahati's Surusajai stadium.

3,80,000 take to the streets in fresh wave of protests in France

A whopping 3,80,000 people participated in a protest in France on April 13 against President Macron's pension reform plans. It is noteworthy that the wave of protests across the country has come in view of President Macron's legislation of raising the retirement age to 64.

World Bank president praises India for empowering women

World Bank president David Malpass has said that our world is taking huge leaps in women empowerment before he went on to praise India's efforts regarding the same. He further went on to add that the world as a whole should continue doing what all is being done to encourage women in all spheres of life.

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