April 17 News Roundup | SC initiative for LGBTQIA+ inclusive infra, Tendulkars IPL record & more
From the Supreme Court taking the initiative to ensure LGBTQIA+ inclusive infrastructure to the Tendulkars becoming the first father-son duo to play in the IPL, read on to know more about the latest trending news and updates in our April 17 news roundup.
Supreme Court takes initiative for LGBTQIA+ inclusive infrastructure on premises
India's top court is leading by example when it comes to LGBTQIA+ infrastructure. As per directives from Dr. DY Chandrachud, the Supreme Court has initiated the process with nine restrooms being built on the premises while the court's online portal launched this year is also gearing up to become gender neutral.
Indian Army conducting first online common entrance exam for Agniveer recruitment
The Indian Army has begun its recruitment drive under Agniveer Yojana with its first ever online Common Entrance Exam (CEE) to be conducted between April 17 and April 26. The said examinations will be held at 176 locations across the country at 375 examination centers.
Sachin Tendulkar - Arjun Tendulkar become first Father-son duo to play IPL
As Arjun Tendulkar made his debut for Mumbai Indians in Sunday's game against Kolkata Knight Riders, Sachin Tendulkar and Arjun Tendulkar became the first father-son duo to have played in the IPL. The latter opened the bowling in yesterday's game that MI won comfortably by 4 wickets.
3-day G20 meeting of Chief Agricultural scientists to kick off today
Under India's G20 presidency, a 3-day meeting of agricultural chief scientists will kick off in Varanasi on Monday, April 17. The attendees in the meetings will discuss sustainable agriculture and agricultural systems for healthy food and a healthy planet.
Chennai to host Men's Hockey Asian Champions Trophy 2023
International hockey is all set to return to Tamil Nadu with Chennai being chosen as the venue for the Men's Asian Champions Trophy 2023, starting August 3. It is noteworthy that Chennai will be hosting an international hockey event after a hiatus of 16 years.
Nearly half of Indian workers avoiding hopping jobs amid hiring slow down
According to a fresh report, around half of Indian workers are now reluctant to switch jobs due to mass layoffs and a hiring slowdown. This comes amid reports of certain industries witnessing massive lows in hiring in the last quarter which includes Media, IT and Manufacturing.
Rupee falls 25 paise; Closes at 82.10 against US dollar
As a result of negative trend in domestic equities, Rupee depreciated 25 paise, closing at 82.10 against the US dollar on Monday. Forex traders have also cited the firm crude oil prices as a contributing factor for the Indian rupee losing ground.
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