July 17 News Roundup | Centre slashes tomato prices, Nifty closes on all-time high & more
From the Centre slashing tomato prices and Nifty closing at an all-time high to increase in sales of luxury cars in India, read on to know more about the latest trending news and updates in this July 17 news roundup.
Luxury car market in India on route to reach record sales in 2023, finds report
There has been a monumental rise in the sales of luxury cars in India. Primary, the big 3 luxury car companies, including Mercedez-Benz, Audi, and BMW, have registered record sales in India in the first half. In fact, Mercedez-Benz had their best-ever half year sales in India.
Nifty closes the day at over 19,700 for the first time ever
After the flat Monday morning trade, Nifty continued to stay bullish through the day to close at an all-time high. It is noteworthy that Nifty closed the day at over 19,711.45 levels, crossing the 19k mark to close for the first time ever!
Centre reduces tomato prices to ₹80/kg
After shooting up to monumental highs, tomato prices in India are gradually coming down. On Sunday, the central government cut down the prices of tomatoes being sold by NCCF and NAFED, which are government-owned cooperatives. The prices of such tomatoes have been slashed down from ₹90/kg to ₹80/kg.
Over 8.4 million people lerning Hindi globally: US-based app Duolingo
According the popular language learning app Duolingo, a total 8.5 million users on the platform are actively learning Hindi. The official app data also tells us that after being launched in 2018, the Hindi language course on the platform is among the fastest growing.
3 Indian-origin Singaporeans to be appointed as nominated MPs in Parliament
A total of three distinguished Indian-origin Singaporeans have been named among the 9 Nominated Members of Parliament, who will be sworn in next month. These include Neil Parekh Nimil Rajnikanth (Chairman of Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce), Chandradas Usha Ranee (Co-founder, Plural Art Magazine), and Raj Joshu Thomas (Lawyer).
IMD predicts more rain this week as monsoon gears up to enter new active phase
The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted more rains in the coming days as monsoon will enter its new active phase. The department has said that rain will increase in the West Coast while some parts of Northwest India will also continue to witness "heavy rainfall".
Indian Steeplechaser finishes sixth in Diamond League to qualify for Paris Olympics
India's 3000m Steeplechaser Avinash Sable confirmed his qualification for the Paris Olympics 2024. He finished sixth in the Silesia Diamond League meet in Poland on Sunday. With this, Avinash becomes the first Indian track athlete to qualify for Paris Olympics 2024.
Stay tuned for more updates from across the country and follow-ups on these stories.