News Roundup | Sindhu, Prannoy reach Malaysia Masters semis, Commemorative ₹75 coin & more
From Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and HS Prannoy reaching Malaysia Masters 2023 semi-finals to Meta's third round of layoffs affecting Indian executives, read on to know more about the latest trending news and updates.
₹75 commemorative coin to be launched at Parliament building inauguration
To celebrate India completing 75 years of independence, a ₹75 commemorative coin will be launched at the new Parliament building inauguration on Sunday, May 28. One of the sides of the coin will have Ashok Pillar's Lion capital on it, with 'Satyameva Jayate' written below it.
Meta's global layoffs hit top Indian executives, several asked to go
The third round of layoffs at Meta (previously Facebook), which saw 6,000 employees being asked to go, has also affected top Meta executives in India. According to reports, the Director of Marketing in India are among those let go.
Malaysia Masters Badminton: PV Sindhu, Prannoy reach respective semi-finals
Indian shuttlers HS Prannoy and PV Sindhu won their respective matches on Friday to reach the semi-finals of Malaysia Masters 2023. Sindhu trumped China's Zhang Yi Man in the quarterfinals while HS Prannoy defeated Japan's Kenta Nishimoto.
Tipu Sultan's sword sold for more than $17 million pounds in London auction
Among the 'world's rarest artefacts', 18th century Mysuru ruler Tipu Sultan's Bedchamber sword was sold at a whopping $17 million dollars in an auction in London. The said sword had been found by British troops in Tipu Sultan's private quarters after he was killed in the 1799 battle.
$1.6 billion prize money announced for Winners of next month's World Test Championship
The World Test Championship final is scheduled to be played between India and Australia in London on June 7. Leading up to the game, ICC has announced a prize money of USD 1.6 billion for the winner while the runner-up will win an award of $800,000.
Gold prices plummet ₹160; Silver surges ₹360
Gold prices in the national capital went down by ₹160 to reach ₹60,080 per 10 grams, as the global trends continued stayed weak for the second day running on Friday. Silver prices, on the other hand, climbed ₹360 to end the day at ₹72,500 per kilogram.
India makes for 27% of all global smartwatch shipments, finds report
India has surpassed the North America region in shipments of smartwatches with the country accounting for 27% of all global shipments in the first quarter of 2023. Furthermore, the surge in demand of smartwatches in India restricted the overall declined witnessed in the shipment of smartwatches globally.
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