August 25 News Roundup | National Film Awards, Neeraj Chopra qualifies for Paris Olympics & more
From winners in the 69th National Awards and India's first Unicorn of 2023 to Neeraj Chopra qualifying for Paris Olympics 2024, read on to know more about the latest trending news and updates in this August 25 news roundup.
69th National Film Awards: Bhansali's Gangubai and Rajamouli's RRR win big
Rajamouli's Blockbuster 'RRR' and Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Gangubai Kathiawadi' clinched awards in six and five categories in the 69th National Film Awards, respectively. Meanwhile, the Best Feature Film award went to the biographical drama 'Rocketry: The Nambi Effect', which is produced, written, and directed by R. Madhavan.
Indian duo of Satwik-Chirag reach last 8 of Badminton World Championships
Ace Indian badminton duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty reached the quarter-finals of the World Badminton Championships men's doubles. Furthermore, India's HS Prannoy also reached the men's singles last eight by securing a victory against Singapore's K.Y. Loh.
'Mera Bill Mera Adhikar' scheme to be launched to encourage customers to ask for bill
The central government is all set to launch a new incentive-based initiative to encourage consumers in India to ask for a bill. Under this 'Mera Bill, Mera Adhikar' scheme, people will stand a chance of earning cash prizes up to ₹1 crore in the lucky draw.
BGMI developers Krafton reaches out to Govt for support measures to promote online gaming
Krafton, the creators of the popular online mobile game Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI), have reached out to the govt for support measures to promote online gaming. Krafton CEO highlighted a range of subsidies and other support measures that other countries like Canada and UAE provide to promote online gaming in their respective countries.
RTI data missing from govt portal to be restored after years
According to a message that appeared on the website on Thursday, missing applications data on the RTI Online portal will be restored. It is noteworthy that user data of a lot of RTI applicants had disappeared from the users' account. The message says that the missing data will be made available soon and the portal is currently undergoing maintenance.
Zepto becomes India's 1st unicorn of 2023; Raises $200 mn
India has finally got its first Unicorn of 2023 in the quick-commerce startup Zepto. After raising a whopping $200 million in its latest funding, Zepto has ended India's unicorn drought, which lasted 11 months. With the latest funding, Zepto's valuation has surged to $1.4 billion.
Neeraj Chopra qualifies for Paris Olympics with 88.77 meter throw in WAC
Indian Olympic star Neeraj Chopra has qualified for Paris Olympics 2024 by topping the Group A qualifying. Neeraj secured his spot with a 88.77 meter-throw in the ongoing World Athletics Championships in Budapest. It is noteworthy that the qualifying mark for the next year's Olympics was at 85.50 meters.
New exhibition at UK Palace to explore forgotten history of Indian troops
A new exhibition opening in September in UK will uncover the history of Indian troops at the grounds of the Hampton Court Palace. The 'Indian Army at the Palace' will explore the experiences' of the Indian soldiers stationed at the palace.
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