News Roundup | UN praises India's poverty reduction, Lakshya Sen wins Canada Open & more

News Roundup | UN praises India's poverty reduction, Lakshya Sen wins Canada Open & more

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

From massive victories for India's shuttlers and a para shooter to 415 million Indians coming out of poverty in 15 years, read on to know more about the latest trending news and updates in the news roundup.

Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen clinches Canada Open 2023


India's rising badminton star Lakshya Sen has added another feather to his cap by winning Canada Open 2023. Sen defeated China's Li Shi Feng in a hard-fought encounter in which Sen had to save four game points to eventually win the game in straight sets.

Indian-American chosen as ambassador-at-large for Global Women's Issues

Dr. Geeta Rao Gupta
Dr. Geeta Rao Gupta

A seasoned gender equity advocate of Indian origin, Dr. Geeta Rao Gupta was sworn in as ambassador-at-large for Global Women's Issues in the US State Department. Dr. Geeta was administered the oath on Monday by Vide-President Kamala Harris.

IIT Madras campus in Zanzibar to be first ever woman-led IIT

Preeti Aghalayam, IIT Madras alumna
Preeti Aghalayam, IIT Madras alumna

The new IIT Madras campus, which will come up in Tanzania, Zanzibar, will be the first ever IIT campus outside India. In another first, the campus will be led by IIT Madras alumna Preeti Aghalayam, becoming the first IIT campus led by a woman.

UN lauds India's poverty reduction numbers, 415 came out of it in 15 yrs

The United Nations has termed India's poverty reduction performance "remarkable", in a statement given on Tuesday. The UN is impressed by the fact that a whopping 415 million Indians have come out of poverty between 2005-06 and 2019-21.

Business value of the Indian Premier League is worth $15 billion, says report

According to a Brand Valuation Study by a Global Investment Bank, IPL's brand enterprise value has topped $15 billion. The study also found the Chennai Super Kings to be the highest-ranked IPL franchise in terms of brand ranking and business value enterprise.

Indian para-shooter breaks record to win Pistol Gold at WSPS World Cup

Indian Para Shooter Rudransh Khandelwal has made the country proud with a scintillating Pistol Gold win at the WSPS World Cup. To win the medal, Rudransh shot 231.1 in the final round, breaking a world record in the process.

39 NDRF teams deployed across states as Moonsoon lashes out in India

As rain continued to lash out across Northern India, a total of 39 NDRF teams have been deployed. Teams have been put on the ready in New Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh. IMD has also issued "red" and "orange" alerts in several areas within these regions.

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