June 8 News Roundup | Meta verified arrives in India, RBI predicts India's GDP growth at 6.5% & more

June 8 News Roundup | Meta verified arrives in India, RBI predicts India's GDP growth at 6.5% & more

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

From RBI predicting India's growth rate at 6.5% for 2023-24 and the Indian Junior Women's hockey team thrashing Chinese Taipei to reach semis of Junior Asia Cup, read on to know more about the latest trending news and updates in our June 8 news roundup.

RBI retains its prediction of India's GDP growth for 2023-24 at 6.5% 

After increasing India's growth rate from 6.4% to 6.5% in April, the Reserve Bank of India retained the growth rate at 6.5% on June 8. Adding on the projection, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said that the Indian economy is expected to stay strong in spite of global challenges.

Meta's verified badges arrive in India at ₹699/month

Meta Verified has been launched in India for Android and iOS with a subscription cost of ₹699 per month. It is noteworthy that a Meta verified web purchase option will also be launched in a few months, which will cost ₹599 per month.

WTC Final: Put into Bat, Australia is off to a great start with 323/3 on Day 1

Australians put in a solid batting display on Day 1 of the World Test Championship Final after being put to bat by India. Backed by centuries by Travis Head and Steve Smith, Australia ended Day 1 of the ultimate test at 323/3.

India's Jyothi Yarraji wins silver at Jyvaskyla Motonet GP 2023 Athletics Meet

Another Indian athlete shined today with hurdler Jyothi Yarraji clinching the silver medal at the Jyvaskyla Motonet GP 2023 Athletics Meet in Finland on Wednesday. This is the fourth medal of the season for Jyothi, who holds the national record holder in women's 100m hurdles.

Rupee falls 5 paise; Closes at 82.57 against US dollar

The Indian Rupee fell 5 paise on Thursday to close at 82.57 against the US dollar in the midst of a negative trend in domestic equities. During the day, the domestic currency touched a high of 82.53 while going as low as 82.61 against the US dollar.

India women's hockey team thrash Chinese Taipei to reach Junior Asia Cup Semis

The Indian Junior Women's hockey team thrashed Chinese Taipei 11-0 to reach the semi-finals of the ongoing Women's Junior Asia Cup in Japan. With this convincing victory, the Indian team reached the top of their pool, finishing the group stage unbeaten.

Indian-origin senior minister to run in Singapore's Presidential election

Tharman Shanmugaratnam, an Indian-origin senior minister of Singapore, announced his intention to run for the Presidential Elections. He has taken the decision to step away from active politics and run for the Presidential post after a 22-year stint.

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