August 24 News Roundup | Chandrayaan-3 breaks streaming record, India's first Astra missile & more

August 24 News Roundup | Chandrayaan-3 breaks streaming record, India's first Astra missile & more

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

From the successful soft landing of Chandrayaan-3 breaking streaming records on YouTube to India's Praggnanandhaa losing to Magnus Carlsen in intense Chess World Cup final, read on to know more about the latest trending news and updates in this August 24 news roundup.

First "Made in India" Astra missile tested from Tejas fighter jet

The Defence Ministry announced on Wednesday that the "Made in India" Astra Missile was successfully test fired by India's LCA Tejas fighter jet. This beyond visual range air-to-air missile was fired near the coast of Goa and its success brings some good news and will potentially reduce India's dependency on imported weapons.

WFI membership suspended by United World Wrestling for election delay

United World Wrestling has suspended the membership of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) for the continuous delay in the latter's elections. It is noteworthy that WFI elections were supposed to be held in June 2023 and have repeatedly been postponed amid wrestlers protests and resulting legal issues.

Chandrayaan-3 live breaks streaming record; Rover "Pragyan" takes a walk on the moon

The live streaming of the successful Chandrayaan-3 soft landing on the lunar south pole broke YouTube records with over 8 million viewers watching it all unfold on the platform. In further updates, Chandrayaan-3's rover "Pragyan" has been deployed on the moon and has successfully begun its probe.

India win Ireland series 2-0 as 3rd T20I gets abandoned due to rain

The 3rd and final T20 international between Ireland and India was abandoned without any cricketing action due to rain. With the last game being washed out, India clinched the 3-match series 2-0 under the leadership of the returning Jasprit Bumrah.

Magnus Carlsen defeats India's Praggnanandhaa to win FIDE Chess World Cup

Magnus Carlsen, the 5-time undisputed world champion, has defeated India's Prggnanandhaa to win the FIDE Chess World Cup. In the World Cup Final round 3, Carlsen won the first game and Praggnanandhaa took the draw in the next game, resulting in the Norwegian clinching the cup.

Deadline for mandatory use of Aadhar-based payment for MGNREGS won't be extended

According to government sources, there will not be any more extensions in the deadline for use of Aadhaar-based payment to MGNREGS workers. As per these reports, the August 31 deadline is the final one and all payments to MGNREGS workers after the date must be done via ABPS.

Allahabad HC rules gender change through surgery is a constitutional right

A single judge bench of the Allahabad High Court has observed in a ruling that changing one's surgery through surgical intervention is a constitutional right. In today's society, one cannot be barred from changing their gender, Justice Ajit Kumar.

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

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