March 27 News Roundup | World's highest railway bridge in India, Israel protests & more
From the world's highest railway bridge in Jammu & Kashmir to protests in Israel, read on to know more about the latest trending news and updates in our March 27 news roundup.
India-Sri Lanka passenger ferry service to start in April
The passenger ferry service between India and Sri Lanka, which has seen several delays over recent months, is all set to begin in April. Once up and running, passenger ferry operators from both countries will be allowed to run the service while each passenger will also be allowed to carry 100 kg baggage at a minimal charge.
Amid huge protests, Israel Prez calls for halt on judicial overhaul
Israel President has called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to put a halt on his judicial overhaul amid nationwide protests. Israel PM had earlier sacked his Defense Minister after he opposed the said overhaul, which further led thousands to step on to the streets in protest.
AI-generated Academic texts can be picked up by detection tools, finds study
In a blow for those looking at ChatGPT as the perfect tool to do all their academic writing, a new study has find that such writing is formulaic and can be detected by a variety of tools. The findings of this new study have come up in time as concerns around AI generated writing promoting academic dishonesty and plagiarism.
Eric Garcetti sworn in as US Ambassador to India
Former Los Angeles mayor, Eric Garcetti, is officially the US Ambassador to India. Seat for the US envoy to India, which was left vacant for a considerable amount of time owing to controversies around Garcetti's nomination, has finally been filled after he won the vote by 52 to 42 in the senate.
Emergency declared in tornado-hit Mississippi for recovery work
After a tornado hit Mississippi that killed at least 25 people, President Joe Biden has approved a state of emergency for the state. Fundings and aid has also been approved for recovery work in Mississippi, which will also be available for those effected by the tornado.
Germany transport network disrupted amid country's largest union strikes
After two of the country's largest unions announced a strike, public transport in Germany appears to have come to a standstill. The reason behind the strikes are the unions' (Verdi and EVG) demands for an increase in wage in order to cope with the rapidly increasing cost of living in Germany.
World's highest railway bridge to soon be operational in J&K
Perched at a height of 1,178 ft, the railway bridge over Chenab river in Jammu & Kashmir will soon be operational. It is noteworthy that once up and running, it will become the world's highest railway bridge. For some perspective, the said bridge is 35 meters taller than the Eiffel Tower.
Stay tuned for more updates from across the globe and follow ups on these stories.