May 9 News Roundup | New addition to India's WTC Final squad, Indian boxers shine again & more

May 9 News Roundup | New addition to India's WTC Final squad, Indian boxers shine again & more

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

Alt Title 1: May 9 News Roundup | Indian boxers shine again, Ishan Kishan replace KL Rahul in India squad & more

Alt Title 2: May 9 News Roundup | New addition to India's WTC Final squad, hot weather alert in 4 states & more

From selectors deciding KL Rahul's replacement for World Test Championship final against Australia to 2 Indian nurses being shortlisted for a global nursing award, read on to know more about the latest trending news and updates in our May 9 news roundup.

Two Indian nurses shortlisted for the Global Nursing Award


In a proud moment for India's healthcare sector, two nurses from India have been shortlisted for a $250,000 global nursing award organized by Aster DM Healthcare. The nurses are Shanti Teresa Lakra, who works with PVTGs in Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Kerala-born Jincy Jerry who currently works in Ireland.

Ishan Kishan replaces injured KL Rahul in India's WTC Final squad

Ishan Kishan has been named as KL Rahul's replacement in India's World Test Championship (WTC) final squad after the latter got injured in an IPL game in Lucknow. The WTC final will be played between India and Australia at The Oval in London, starting June 7.

Hyderabad Int'l Airport declared the most punctual airport in the world

As per a report by Aviation Analytics firm Cirium, the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad has been named the most punctual airport in the world. To compile the list, which also features Bengaluru's Kempegowda International Airport, Cirium had reviewed a whopping 3 million flights from a slew of global airports.

Rupee falls 27 paise; Close at 82.05 against US dollar

Rupee fell 27 paise on Tuesday to close at 82.05 (provisional) against the US dollar. The domestic currency's fall was fueled by an amalgamation of a strong US dollar trend and a relatively muted trend in the domestic equities here. During the day, Rupee witnessed a high of 81.83 and went as low as 82.15 against US dollar.

IMD issues hot weather warning for 4 Indian states

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued hot weather warning for 4 Indian states for the next three days, namely West Bengal, Jharkhand, Gujarat and Goa. According to the IMD tweet, the temperature might rise by up to 4°C in said regions.

2 Indian boxers storm into Championship quarter-finals 

Indian boxers Deepak Bhoria and Nishant Dev registered dominating wins in their respective games to reach the quarter-finals of the ongoing Men's World Boxing Championships. Deepak whitewashed China's Zhangh Jiamao in straight rounds in the 51kg category while Nishant defeated Palestine's Foqahaa Nidal in the 71kg category.

India records 60% growth in overall connected vehicle in Q1 of 2023

India's overall connected vehicle sector has registered over 60% growth in the first quarter of 2023 on an year-over-year basis. Notably, the electric vehicle market in India also showed amazing growth with a 48% increase on an YoY basis.

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