March 31 News Roundup | IPL 2023 kicks off, rising Covid cases rises in India & more

March 31 News Roundup | IPL 2023 kicks off, rising Covid cases rises in India & more

Catch up on the latest news and updates of international significance.

From the start of IPL 2023 to an Indian-origin engineer being chosen to head NASA's 'Moon to Mars' program, read on to know more about the latest trending news updates in our March 31 news roundup.

Indian-origin Richard Verma picked to head US Govt's State Dept.

India-American diplomat Richard Verma has been chosen the Deputy Secretary of State, Management and Resources, a role that is seen as the CEO of the US Govt's State Department. Verma is no stranger to important roles as he has already served as US Ambassador to India between 2014 and 2017.

16th Edition of IPL kicks off tonight; Chennai Super Kings to face Gujarat Titans

IPL 2023 is all set to kick off tonight with MSD's Chennai Super Kings facing defending champions Gujarat Titans at Ahmedabad's Motera Stadium. Before the action begins, a slew of entertainers like Arijit Singh and Tamanna Bhatia will perform in the opening ceremony, starting 6 PM.

Ajay Banga all set to become World Bank chief unopposed

The United State's nominee for World Bank President, Indian-origin Ajay Banga is looking well on his way to take the spot unopposed. The reason behind the probable unopposed election of Banga is the lack of any alternatives nominated to run against him.

India records highest spike in Covid cases in 2023

With over 3000 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, India has seen the highest spike in covid cases in 2023 on Thursday, March 30. These new cases have also taken the active cases tally beyond 15,000, with 2 deaths reported, one each in Goa and Gujarat.

Indian-origin Robotics Engineer to head NASA's "Moon to Mars" programme

With a career full of achievements in Engineering and Robotics, Amit Kshatriya, an Indian-origin engineer has been chosen to head NASA's new 'Moon to Mars' program. Kshatriya will take up his role in the program's headquarters in Washington.

UN appeals for more funds for cyclone-hit Mozambique

The United Nations has appealed for more funds for relief to East African country Mozambique. It must be noted that the African country is currently facing triple trouble with floods, cyclone and a cholera epidemic striking it, all at once.

Humza Yousaf sworn in as Scotland's First Minister amid row

Humza Yousaf, the maiden Scotland first minister of South Asian descent has officially been sworn in on Wednesday, March 29. But the role given to his rival Kate Forbes in the governing party in the newly announced cabinet sparked a row that threatens to create divide in his own governing party.

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

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