August 29 News Roundup | ISRO's first solar mission, Disney+ Hotstar FREE World Cup streaming & more
From ISRO‘s plan of launching India's first ever solar mission and Disney+ Hotstar gearing up to stream Asia Cup and World Cup 2023 for free to Delhi's increasing pollution levels, read on to know more about the latest trending news and updates in this August 29 news roundup.
People in Delhi loose 11.9 years of their life due to pollution, finds study
According to the Air Quality Life Index findings by the Chicago's Energy Policy Institute, people residing in Delhi can loose up to 11.9 years of their life because of pollution. In the same data, Delhi was found to be the most polluted city globally among the ones studied for the findings.
Indian IT industry expected to grow at 3-5% in revenue, lower than 2023 numbers
The year-on-year growth numbers for the Indian IT Industry is expected to take a major setback in FY2024, being predicted at around 3-5%. When compared to FY2023 numbers, which stood at 9.2%, these numbers show a moderate growth and a significant year-on-year decline.
Disney+ Hotstar to stream Asia Cup and World Cup for free on mobile
Competing with Jio Cinema's free streaming of IPL 2023, Disney+ Hotstar has announced that they will be streaming the upcoming Asia Cup and this year's ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 absolutely free for mobile users. It is noteworthy that Jio Cinema broke streaming records with their free streaming of IPL and FIFA Men's World Cup 2022.
ISRO to launch Aditya L1 Solar Mission on September 2
After the success of Chandrayaan-3 mission, ISRO is all set for a solar mission. The Aditya L1 will be India's first sun mission, scheduled for takeoff from Sriharikota on the morning of September 2. The aim of the mission will be to study the sun and extract new information about the solar system.
Indian Army to participate in 'Bright Star-23', largest ever joint military exercise in Middle East
A contingent of the Indian Army will be participating in the multi-national military exercise 'Bright Star - 23'. Scheduled to be conducted between August 31 and September 14, this military exercise in Egypt is being touted to be the largest ever joint military exercise in the Middle East and North Africa region.
Indian shuttler HS Prannoy achieves career's highest ranking of No. 6
Ace Indian shuttler HS Prannoy has climbed up to the World No.6 rank, which is the highest ranking he has yet achieved in his career. It must be noted that Prannoy is the only Indian badminton player who has retained his top 10 spot since December 2022.
IAF evacuates 1,330 people from Himachal Pradesh amid incessant rainfall in 2 months
In the past two months, the Indian Air Force has turned saviour again by evacuating up to 1330 people from Himachal Pradesh amid massive infrastructure loss caused due to incessant rainfall. During this time, IAF has also airdropped essential commodities weighing 45 tons.
Stay tuned for more updates from across the country and follow-ups on these stories.