August 30 News Roundup | LPG cylinders get ₹200 cheaper, Int'l trade fair in UP & more

August 30 News Roundup | LPG cylinders get ₹200 cheaper, Int'l trade fair in UP & more

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

From the central government slashing LPG cylinder prices by ₹200 to participants from 66 countries registering for UP International Trade Fair to ISRO's rover giving insights into the elemental composition of moon's south pole, read on to know more about the latest trending news and updates in this August 30 news roundup.

India's moon rover finds Oxygen, Titanium, among other elements on the moon


On its probe of the lunar surface, India's Pragyan rover has found sulphur, aluminum, iron, calcium, oxygen, and silicon among other elements on moon's south pole. The Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) instrument on the ISRO rover has made these in-situ measurements of the moon's elemental composition possible.

Prices of LPG cylinders slashed by ₹200

In a big relief leading up to the festive season, the Central Government has announced reduction of ₹200 in LPG cylinder prices for all consumers. Effective from August 30, LPG cylinders will cost ₹903, coming down from the cost of ₹1,103.

Data shows this potentially being the driest August in India since 1901

Intensifying El Nino conditions have meant that India is set to mark this August to be the driest since 1901, according to senior meteorologists. Furthermore, this monsoon has also turned out to be the driest since 2015, registering a rainfall deficit of 13%.

Ektaa R Kapoor to be conferred with Directorate Award at 2023 International Emmys

International Emmy Awards will be honoring one of India's premier film and television producers, Ektaa R Kapoor, in an upcoming ceremony. The organization released a statement in this regard on Tuesday, saying that Ektaa R Kapoor will be conferred with the Directorate Award for her immense contribution towards India's television industry.

66 countries to take part in International Trade Fair to be held in UP

A total of 400 participants, belonging from 66 different countries, have registered for the UP International Trade Fair. The trade fair will be held in Greater Noida from September 21 to September 25. The participants who have registered belong to Europe, Oceania, Africa, North East Asia, North America, among other world regions.

All checks on Indian rocket for Aditya L-1 solar mission completed

The launch rehearsal and checks on the rocket to be used in ISRO's first sun mission have been completed. The mission, which has been named Aditya-L1, will be launched from Sriharikota spaceport at 11:50 AM on September 2, 2023.

India thrash Bangladesh 15-1 in Asian Hockey 5-a-side WC qualifier

Team India thrashed Bangladesh 15-1 in the Men's Asian Hockey 5s World Cup Qualifiers on Tuesday. India's midfielder Maninder Singh stole the show with 4 goals, Mohammed Raheel netted 3 goals, while Pawan Rajbhar and Gurjot Singh scored 2 each.

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

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