March 13 News Roundup | Oscar winners, India's World Test Championship and more
From India's triumphs at Oscars 2023 to India's position on the World Test Championship table and more, catch up with all the latest news and updates from across the globe.
2 Oscars for India as 'Naatu Naatu' bags best original song
There was plenty to celebrate for Indians at the 95th Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. RRR's 'Naatu Naatu' bagged best original song while 'The Elephant Whisperers' directed by Kartiki Gonsalves took home the Oscar for Best Documentary Short Film.
100 arrested in Iran on suspicion of poisoning Iranian schoolgirls
Amid a wave of poisoning cases in Iran's schools, authorities have arrested upwards of 100 people in connection with said cases. These incidences, happening almost exclusively in girl schools, are reportedly done in an attempt to shut down girl schools in Iran.
Kochi shrouded in fumes due to fire in Brahmaputra waste plant
In spite of the fire at Brahmaputra waste plant being doused, the city of Kochi continues to be shrouded in toxic fumes. The authorities have advised residents to stay indoors as many in the city complain of breathing difficulties and dry eyes.
India-Bangladesh cross border pipeline to be inaugurated on March 18
The first cross-border pipeline between India and Bangladesh is all set to be inaugurated on March 18. The said pipeline, stretching from Siliguri to Parbatipur, will enable India to send diesel to Bangladesh, as per a 2017 agreement signed between two nations.
India qualifies for World Test Championship Final
In spite of the fourth test between India and Australia ending in a draw, India has qualified for the World Test Championship final. India's qualification is thanks to New Zealand's dramatic last ball win in the test match against Sri Lanka, ending the latter's qualification hopes.
Centre opposes same sex marriage in Supreme Court
In a blow to LGBTQ+ community, the central government has opposed same sex marriage plea in Supreme Court. The center further stated that the concept of family in India only involves a biological man and woman and that's where the state restricts the recognition of marriage.
Silicon Valley Bank collapse sounds panic alarms across the globe
Effects of Silicon Valley Bank's collapse is gradually spreading around the world with panic alarms sounded in Canada, China and India. Amidst the ruckus, some experts have reassured that the collapse is unlikely to have any effects on Indian banks thanks to RBI's regulations.
There's a lot to celebrate for Indians with the World Test Championship points table and Oscars 2023 awards. At the same time, keep an eye out for the situation in Iran and Kochi's toxic fumes. So, stay tuned for another news roundup from us.
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