May 8 News Roundup | Indian boxer beats Olympic medalist, Train tickets for pets soon & more

May 8 News Roundup | Indian boxer beats Olympic medalist, Train tickets for pets soon & more

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

From Indian boxer Deepak Bhoria upsetting former world champion Saken Bibossinov in the ongoing World Boxing Championships to IMD issuing a high rain alert in India's eastern coast, read on to know more about the latest trending news and updates in our May 8 news roundup.

Indian boxer Deepak Bhoria stuns Olympic Bronze medalist to reach World Championships pre-quarters

Indian boxer Deepak Bhoria staged a stellar comeback to upset Kazakhstan Olympic bronze medalist Saken Bibossinov on Sunday, in the ongoing World Championships in Tashkent. With the victory, Deepak reached the pre-quarters of the tournament in the 51kg category, where he will face China's Zhang Jiamao.

IRCTC to soon allow passengers to book train tickets for pets

In some great news for pet parents, IRCTC is making preparations to soon allow passengers to book train tickets for pets online. The Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) has been directed to make the necessary changes in software to allow easy online ticket booking for our friends from the animal kingdom.

Sugar prices rise across India as output expected to be 9% lower this year

Prices of sugar in the market have already begun increasing amid reports of this year's output being 9% lesser on an year-over-year basis. Just in the last month, sugar prices have gone up by ₹1.25 per kg and there is a significant chance of the prices increasing further.

First-of-its-kind IAF heritage center inaugurated in Chandigarh

The country's first Indian Air Force Heritage Centre was inaugurated in Chandigarh by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday. The first-of-its-kind heritage center spreads across 17,000 square feet at the Government Press Building in Chandigarh's Sector-18.

ISRO to start online space science program for PG and final year UG students

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is coming up with an introductory online space training programme for PG and final year UG students. Interested students can submit their applications by May 20 for the program, which has been named Space Science and Technology Awareness Training (START).

Sensex and Nifty rebound, buoyed by rally in global markets

Amid a rally in the global markets, Sensex has rebound 1% while Nifty has also recovered to reach 18,200 level on Monday. The positive trend was buoyed by a purchase boost in auto, financial and banking stocks along with a continuing inflow of foreign funds.

High Rain Alert issued in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha till May 9

Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a high rain alert for Andhra Pradesh and Odisha till May 9, in view of Cyclone Mocha predicted to hit India's eastern coast between May 7 and May 9. The predicted heavy rain will be the result of wind instability above the Bay of Bengal.

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

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