May 16 News Roundup | GT qualify for IPL 2023 playoffs, India to contribute 16% of global GDP & more

May 16 News Roundup | GT qualify for IPL 2023 playoffs, India to contribute 16% of global GDP & more

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

From Gujarat Titans becoming the first team to qualify for IPL 2023 playoffs to India's GDP being predicted to contribute 16% of Global GDP, read on to know more about the latest trending news and updates in our May 16 news roundup.

IPL 2023: GT win again to become first team to qualify for playoffs

Gujarat Titans defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad on Monday to become the first team to officially qualify for IPL 2023 playoffs. With their defeat against Hardik Pandya's team, Sunrisers Hyderabad were knocked out of the race for the playoffs.

Indian Navy successfully test-fires BrahMos supersonic cruise missile

Showcasing its firepower in the sea, the Indian Navy completed the successful test-firing of the Brahmos Supersonic Cruise Missile. The missile was test-fired from INS Mormugao, which is Indian Navy's guided frontline missile destroyer.

Educationist Manoj Soni takes oath as the new UPSC chairman

Distinguished Educationist Manoj Soni has taken oath as the new Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Soni had joined the commission back in 2017 and was undertaking all duties of the Chairman since the April of 2022.

India to contribute 16% of Global GDP in FY 2023/24, says Morgan Stanley

India is expected to contribute 16% of global GDP over FY 2023-24, as per a new report by global investment banking firm Morgan Stanley. India is well on its way in achieving growth rate of over 6 per cent over the next 12 months, the report further added.

India likely to achieve its SDG goals in reducing neonatal mortality, says top WHO official

India is well on its way to achieving its sustainable development goals in reducing neonatal mortality by 2030, according to a statement by a top WHO official. The rate of newborn deaths in India between 2016 and 2021 has been on a continuous decline, the official further said in the statement.

Gold falls ₹160; Silver plummets ₹175

Gold prices in the national capital fell ₹160 on Tuesday to reach ₹61,120 per 10 grams amid a downturn in international prices. Silver prices, on the other hand, also plummeted by ₹175 to reach ₹74,075 per kilogram on the second day of the week.

Hyderabad hosts the first ever drag racing event in India

Hyderabad held India's first ever drag racing speed fest night on the outskirts of the city. This form of racing, also known as the T20 of motorsports, is widely believed to be the world's fastest sport. Furthermore, Hyderabad is also planning to build India's first ever drag racing strip soon to facilitate more such events.

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

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