News Roundup | SC judgment on same-sex marriages, ISRO's Chandrayaan-3 updates & more
From India sending its biggest-ever contingent for the 4th Asian Para Games in China to the Supreme Court refusing to recognize same-sex marriages, read on to know more about the latest trending news in our October 17 news roundup.
Supreme Court refuses to recognize same-sex marriages
After deliberations went on for several months, the Supreme Court of India has refused to recognize same-sex marriages. In its judgment, India's top court has asked the central government to form a committee to determine the rights of same-sex couples' unions in India.
446-member Indian contingent to be sent to Asian Para Games
Including 303 athletes, India has announced its 446-member contingent to participate at the 4th Asian Para Games to be held in China's Hangzhou from October 22 to October 28. It is noteworthy that the Indian contingent will be participating in 17 sports disciplines at the event.
'Vikram lander' happily sleeping on the Moon, says ISRO in new Chandrayaan 3 update
According to new updates on Chandrayaan-3 given by ISRO, the 'Vikram' lander has done its job very well and is sleeping peacefully on the lunar surface. The statement further stated that ISRO will continue to try and establish contact with the lander again.
Markets rebound after falling for three days
Backed by optimism in global equities, the Indian market rebounded today after falling for three consecutive days. Among the Indian benchmark indices, BSE Sensex went up 261.61 points to close at 66,428.09 while Nifty climbed 79.75 points to reach 19,811.50.
Showcasing varied talent of country's youth, India Skills 2023 Competition launched
The India Skills 2023 Competition was launched today in New Delhi by Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. This annual skill competition plays an important role in giving a platform to the talent Indian youth to showcase their mettle where it matters the most.
Flight test vehicle abort mission for Gaganyaan scheduled for 8 AM on Saturday
In more updates regarding the Gaganyaan mission, the flight test vehicle abort mission for the manned mission has been scheduled for 8 AM on Saturday, October 21. It is noteworthy that the test has been scheduled to take place from the first Sriharikota launchpad.
Waheeda Rehman receives Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award
After being announced as the recipient of the said award, Waheeda Rahman today received the Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award at New Delhi's Vigyan Bhawan. The award was presented by President Draupadi Murmu at the event.
Stay tuned for more updates from across the country and follow-ups on these stories.