August 17 News Roundup | World Cup trophy at Taj Mahal, India's first long range revolver & more

August 17 News Roundup | World Cup trophy at Taj Mahal, India's first long range revolver & more

Catch up on the latest news and updates from across the country.

From the Supreme Court of India issuing a new 30-page booklet on gender stereotypes to the Indian Air Pistol team clinching the Bronze medal at the World Championship, read on to know more about the latest trending news and updates in this August 17 news roundup.

India's first long range revolver Prabal set for launch on Aug 18

In a significant stride for the country's manufacturing sector, India's first long-range Revolver 'Prabal' is set for launch on August 18, 2023. This new Revolver has been developed by a state-owned company based out of UP's Kanpur called Advanced Weapons and Equipment India Limited (AWEIL).

ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Trophy reaches Taj Mahal as the 50 day countdown begins

Only 50 days are left before the biggest tournament in cricket, ICC Men's ODI Cricket World Cup 2023, starts in India. Meanwhile, the coveted World Cup trophy has reached India's Taj Mahal. It must be noted that the ICC World Cup will start on October 5 and culminate on November 19.

Supreme Court issues new 30-page "Handbook on Combating Gender Stereotypes"

The Supreme Court of India has issued a new 30-page booklet to help judges, lawyers and the legal community as a whole to understand and fight gender stereotypes regarding women. Named the "Handbook on Combating Gender Stereotypes", this much-welcomed book was launched on Wednesday.

ISRO successfully detaches moon lander "Vikram" from Chandrayaan-3 aircraft

Chandrayaan-3 has taken another big step as ISRO has successfully detached the moon lander "Vikram" from the propulsion module. According to ISRO, the moon lander is expected to land on the surface of the moon on August 23, 2023.

Five Indian youngsters named among International Young Eco-Hero Award Winner 2023

A total of 5 Indian youngsters have been named in the 17 teen environmental activists from across the globe. These teenagers from India will now receive the prestigious 2023 International Young Eco-Hero Award. These Indian eco-heroes belong from Bengaluru, New Delhi, Meerut, and Mumbai.

India's advanced new stealth frigate "Vindhyagiri" launched by President Murmu

India's President Draupadi Murmu launched Indian Navy's new Advanced Stealth Frigate named "Vindhyagiri". This new stealth warship was launched at a GRSE facility in West Bengal and is the sixth in the seven ships being built under "Project Alpha 17" for the Indian Navy.

India's Air Pistol team wins bronze in World Championship

The Indian Men's 10m Air Pistol team clinched the Bronze medal at the ISSF World Championship on Thursday, scoring an aggregate of 1,734 points. The Indian team comprised of three shooters, namely, Shiva Narwal, Sarabjot Singh and Arjun Singh Cheema.

Stay tuned for more updates from across the country and follow-ups on these stories.

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