June 26 News Roundup | India creates history at Special Olympics, New Vande Bharat trains & more
From the Indian contingent bagging a massive 202 medals at the Special Olympics World Games 2023 to the monsoon arriving in Mumbai and Delhi on the same date after 62 years, read on to know more about the latest trending news and updates in our June 26 news roundup.
Indian contingent creates history at Special Olympics with 202 medals
India's Special Olympics World Games 2023 campaign in Germany broke all limits of being successful with medals on the closing day taking tally to 202 medals. Out of the 202 medals, India won a whopping 76 gold medals, 75 silver, and 51 bronze.
Monsoon hits Mumbai and Delhi on same day in rare event after 62 years
In a rare event that happened after 62 years, the monsoon arrived in Mumbai and Delhi on the same day, i.e., Sunday, June 25. It must be noted that the monsoon arrived 14 days later in Mumbai this year and two days ahead of normal date in Delhi.
CAIT to collab with Meta to train 10 lakh traders on WhatsApp Business App
Confederation of All India Traders has announced its partnership with Meta on Monday. CAIT will partner with Meta to upskill 10 lakh traders in India and train them on how to use WhatsApp Business App. It is noteworthy that their collaboration is for a period of three years.
5 new Vande Bharat trains to be flagged off tomorrow
Five new Vande Bharat Express trains are all set to be flagged off on Tuesday by Prime Minister Modi. These new trains will be flagged off at a public event scheduled to be held at Rani Kamalapati Railway Station in Bhopal, starting 10:30 AM.
Rupee plummets 9 paise; Closes at 82.05 against US dollar
The Indian Rupee fell down by 9 paise on Monday to close at 82.04 against US dollar, brought down by geopolitical factors and resilient crude oil prices. A volatile equity market along with FII outflows also kept the market sentiment on the low.
Deficient rainfall, consequently lower sowing to increase rice prices
According to a report by Motilal Oswal Financial Services, reduced sowing and less-than average rainfall has can adversely affect India's farming sector. The report has also sounded concerns regarding the possibility of rice prices going up in the near future.
NMC withdraws recently-issued Graduate Medical Education Regulations 2023
The new Graduate Medical Education Regulations, that were issued by the National Medical Commission (NMC) on June 12, have been withdrawn. It is noteworthy that the new regulations had brought about changes in a slew of aspects including the timeline and admission of students applying under the 'Disability Category'.
Stay tuned for more updates from across the country and follow-ups on these stories.