April 24 News | Sachin honored by SCG on his b'day, India's first condom vending machine & more

April 24 News | Sachin honored by SCG on his b'day, India's first condom vending machine & more

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

From the first condom vending machine in India to Sachin Tendulkar being honored by SCG on his 50th birthday, read on to know more about the latest trending news and updates in our April 24 news roundup.

Gate named after Sachin Tendulkar at SCG to mark his 50th Birthday

On the occasion of his 50th birthday, Cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar has been honored with a gate at Australia's Sydney Cricket Ground. The newly-unveiled gate has been named after Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara, the West Indian legend who still holds the record for the highest individual score in a test innings.

Penguin India launches #FictionAddiction initiative on World Book Day

On the occasion of World Book Day on Sunday, April 23, Penguin Random House India launched a countrywide initiative named #FictionAddiction. The initiative is an attempt to generate interest in readers to read fiction, featuring 10 international bestsellers from the genre.

India added 50k km of National Highways in last 9 years, says official data

In a push for infrastructure upgrade in the country, India has added nearly 50,000 km of national highways in the last 9 years, according to official government data. The speed of construction has also gone up in the last decade with an average 28.6 km of road being constructed every day.

India's first condom vending machine installed in Gujarat's Surat

In a first-of-its-kind initiative in India, a condom vending machine has come up in Gujarat's Surat. Considering the taboo around condoms in India, the new machine will allow residents to press a button and get a condom instead of going to the store and asking for one.

Gold declines ₹345; Silver plunges ₹675 on Monday

As prices of precious metal plunged overseas, Gold prices on Monday went down by ₹345 while Silver plunged further, registering a decline of ₹675. Gold prices have come down to ₹60,065 per 10 grams while Silver has come down ₹74,400 per kg.

Operation 'Kaveri' launched by India to bring home citizens from war-torn Sudan

External Affairs Minister announced the launching of operation Kaveri under which Indian nationals stranded in war-hit Sudan will be brought home. As war rages in Sudan, over 500 Indians have already reached Port Sudan, waiting to be evacuated.

Let legislature decide on same-sex marriage, Bar Council of India appeals to SC

After 'praising' the Supreme Court for carrying forward the debate on same-sex marriage, the Bar Council of India has appealed to the Supreme Court to let the legislative assembly arrive on the decision of whether or not to recognize same-sex marriage. The council further stated that it would be 'catastrophic' if the court tries to overhaul the concept of marriage.

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