July 31 News Roundup | Blue Moon in August, Gold medals for Indian shooters & more

July 31 News Roundup | Blue Moon in August, Gold medals for Indian shooters & more

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

From supermoons along with a "blue moon" sighting expected in August to Indian shooters and compound archers bagging a total of six medals at the World University Games, read on to know more about the latest trending news and updates in our July 31 news roundup.

India might soon have its own footwear sizing system

In a bid to reduce the dependency on foreign sizing criteria, India will soon have its own footwear sizing system. A survey for the new system has already been conducted and it will be launched soon, as per a statement by Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal.

Melting of Ladakh glacier to result in formation of 3 glacial lakes, finds study

The increase in the speed with which the Himalayan Parkachik Glacier in Ladakh is melting, it can lead to the formation of 3 more glacial lakes. This has been found in a study by scientists from a Geology Institute in Dehradun. These new lakes will comprise of an average depth somewhere between 34 to 84 meters.

India's shooters and archers bag 6 medals, 4 gold in World University Games in China

India's shooters and archers dominated at the World University Games in China by bagging a total of six medals on Monday. Out of these six medals won by the Indian contingent on the day, 4 were Gold Medals, 1 Bronze, and 1 Silver.

August to witness supermoons and a "Blue Moon", says NASA

Sky-gazers in India and across the world are in for a treat this month with August expected to witness supermoons as well as a "Blue Moon". According to NASA, the first full moon will appear at 12:02 AM IST on August 2, which will appear for three full days.

Sensex rebounds 367 points after 2-day falling streak

After falling for two days on the trot, Sensex closed upwards of half a per cent higher on the first day of the week. Sensex settled at 66,527.67 points, after gaining 367.47 points while Nifty climbed 107.75 points to close at 19,753.80 on Monday.

Indian Women Rugby Sevens Team qualifies for Asian Games 2023

The Indian Women's Rugby 7s team has successfully secured qualification for this year's Asian Games 2023. They team achieved this feat by getting ranked 7th in the world and will now compete in the prestigious Asian Games, which will begin on September 23 in China's Hangzhou.

Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill passed in Lok Sabha

The Lok Sabha today passed the Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill 2023, which attempts to fight piracy while also expands on the number of age ratings CBFC can assign a movie. Having said that, the bill has retained all CBFC's powers as they were.

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

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