News Roundup | Gadar 2 breaks another record, more Chandrayaan-3 updates & more
From BCCI announcing India's Asia Cup 2023 squad to the lander 'Vikram' sending pictures of the far side of the moon, read on to know more about the latest trending news and updates in this August 21 news roundup.
Chandrayaan-3: Lander 'Vikram' sends pictures of the far side of the moon
In another latest update on Chandrayaan-3 mission, ISRO received pictures of the far side of the moon sent by the lander "Vikram". Furthermore, the lander is estimated to make the first attempt at soft landing on the moon on August 23.
Indian Men's team for Asia Cup announced; KL Rahul Shreyas Iyer return
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the Indian squad for the 50-over Asia Cup 2023. Notable inclusions in the team include the return of KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer after long injury layoffs while Tilak Varma has also earned his first ODI call-up.
After Tomatoes, Pulses prices in India expected to soar high due to deficient rainfall
After tomato prices reaching sky high in recent weeks, pulses might just turn out to be the next daily-use item to get expensive. The reason behind the probable increase in the price of pulses is deficient rainfall in August, which has significantly reduced the sowing area of the crop.
India witnesses over 120% growth in EVs, 400% hike in hybrid vehicles
The growth in electric vehicles in India in Q2 of 2023 has registered an impressive 120% growth, according to a report released on Monday. The report further stated that the growth in the hybrid vehicles market in India has been even more impressive at 400%.
Bijuli Prasad, India's oldest domestic elephant dies at 89
The country's oldest domesticated Asiatic Elephant passed away on Monday at 89 years of age. Named 'Bijuli Prasad', this majestic elephant lived in the tea gardens of Assam, where he breathed his last, surrounded by his caretakers and other workers at the Behali tea estate.
Gadar 2 records highest second weekend collection for any Hindi film in history
After the Barbie and Oppenheimer fever brought people back to the cinemas in huge numbers, Bollywood's Gadar 2 has also begin breaking records. The film, which is already a mega-hit now, broke the record for the highest-earning second weekend for any Hindi film. The Sunny Deol and Ameesha Patel-starrer movie earned 90.47 crore in the weekend passed.
Nine new members of Rajya Sabha take oath on August 21
India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, along with 8 others, took oath as Rajya Sabha members on Monday, August 21. These included four members from the BJP and five from the Trinamool Congress, including Derek O'Brien.
Stay tuned for more updates from across the country and follow-ups on these stories.