May 20 News Roundup | RBI withdraws ₹2000 currency notes, Yashasvi Jaiswal's IPL record & more
From ₹2,000 currency notes being taken out of circulation, to Yashasvi Jaiswal breaking an IPL record, read on to know more about the latest trending news and updates in our May 20 news roundup.
₹2000 currency notes to be withdrawn from circulation
The Reserve Bank of India has arrived at the decision to withdraw all ₹2,000 denomination notes from circulation. Having said that, RBI has also clarified that these notes will still be legal tender and will not be demonetized like the ₹1,000 note six and a half years ago.
'Samudra Shakti', India-Indonesia bilateral exercise concludes in South China Sea
An India-Indonesia joint exercise named 'Samudra Shakti' was held in the South China Sea between May 17 and May 19. This was the fourth edition of the said bilateral exercise and it also featured India's INS Kavaratti, which is an Anti Submarine warfare corvette.
Controversial film 'The Kerala Story' to be screened at FTII
Banned in some states and given tax-free status in others, controversial film 'The Kerala Story' is all set to be screened at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). The film, as you would must be aware by now, tells the story of women from Kerala being forced to convert and being recruited by the Islamic State.
India qualifies for FIFAe Nations Cup second time in a row
India has qualified for FIFAe Nations Cup, known as the 'World Cup of FIFA eSports', for the second time on the trot. The Indian contingent had qualified for the tournament for the first time in 2021 and qualifying again the very next year says a lot about the improvement in the country's esports ecosystem.
IPL 2023: Yashaswi Jaiswal becomes uncapped players with most runs in an IPL season
Rajasthan Royals opener Yashasvi Jaiswal, who has been in top form this IPL season, has garnered the highest runs ever in a single IPL season by an uncapped player. In the 14 matches he's played this season, Yashasvi has scored a whopping 625 runs at a strike rate of 138.69.
Heatwave warning issued for 7 states in India
Indian Meteorological Department has issued a heatwave warning for 7 states in the country till May 23. These states include Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala.
Teenage Indian Archer upsets World No. 1 to win maiden World Cup Gold
19-year old Indian archer Prathamesh Jawkar upset world no.1 Mike Schloesser to win his first World Cup Gold medal in the men's individual compound section. It must be noted that Prathamesh also defeated World Rank 10 from South Korea on his route to the title.
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