May 19 News Roundup | Return of BGMI, SC's judgment on Jallikattu as legal animal sport & more
From the return of the much-loved battle royale mobile game BGMI to India to Twitter increasing the size limit on videos for blue verified users, read on to know more about the latest trending news and updates in our May 19 news roundup.
BGMI ban lifted; To be available for 3-month trial period
The ban on Battlegrounds Mobile India has been officially lifted by the government and it will be making a comeback in India, as per an official statement by game developers Krafton. But BGMI will only be available for a 3-month trial period and will be given the permanent unbanned status only if it successfully passes the said period.
Indian-American wins democratic nomination for top post in US
Neil Makhija, an Indian-origin attorney, has won the democratic nomination for the post of Montgomery County Commissioner in the US state of Pennsylvania. If Makhija wins the November general election, he will become the first Asian-American to hold the post in the third-largest Pennsylvania county which has the largest Asian-American population in the state.
Twitter to allow blue verified users to post videos of up to 2 hours
The blue verified users on Twitter will now be able to post videos of up to 2 hours with the size limit for paid users being increased from 2GB to 8GB, according to a tweet put out by Elon Musk on Thursday night. Furthermore, the micro-blogging company has also modified its Twitter Blue Page.
New Parliament building to be inaugurated on May 28
The new parliament building in New Delhi is set to be inaugurated on Sunday, May 28. The new building will reportedly boast a life span of 150 years while ensuring a 150% increase in the seating capacity for the Members of Parliament.
SC upholds Jallikattu and 2 other animal sports as legal
In a long-awaited decision, Supreme Court upheld the legislation that allows Jallikattu and other bullock-cart racing and buffalo racing sports like Kambala, which is prominent in regions of Kerala and Karnataka. The top court further stated that it is satisfied with the material provided on Jallikattu being practiced in Tamil Nadu for over a century.
India launches 'Operation Karuna' to provide aid to Cyclone Mocha hit Myanmar
With Myanmar being hit by Cyclone Mocha, India has launched a campaign to provide humanitarian assistance to the neighboring nation, named 'Operation Karuna'. As part of the operation, a total of 3 navy ships reached Yangon today.
Domestic travel in India surges with Goa and Manali emerging as top destinations
According to the Summer Index Report 2023 by OYO, the increase in domestic travel and vacations after covid restrictions is still on the rise. Among the destinations, Manali and Goa have emerged as favorites for tourists within India.
Stay tuned for more updates from across the globe and follow-ups on these stories.