November 8 News Roundup | World Cup 2023 updates, new RBI cybersecurity directions & more
From World Cup 2023 updates and last night's Maxwell magic to RBI issuing new directions to banks and NBFCs grappling with cybersecurity risks, read to know more about the latest trending news in our November 8 news roundup.
World Cup 2023 Points Table: Maxi magic drives Australia to semis
India and South Africa sit 1st and 2nd on the World Cup 2023 points table but Australia's Glenn Maxwell stole the show against Afghanistan with a magical 201 off just 128 balls. The Australian victory, powered by his innings, has ensured a World Cup semi-final berth for the Aussies.
Average Indian receives around 12 fake messages made real by AI, finds study
According to the latest study by McAfee, the average Indian receives nearly a dozen fake messages that are made real with the use of artificial intelligence. The study further revealed that a majority of these messages are either fake job notifications or bank alerts.
Winter session of parliament likely to commence in 2nd week of December
The winter session of the Parliament is likely to begin in the second week of December, expected to culminate just ahead of Christmas. Furthermore, the next parliament session will begin after the counting of votes in the 5 states undergoing elections, which will be completed by December 3.
NASA satellite images show expanding toxic smoke over North India
Recently released satellite images from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) show gradually expanding toxic smoke forming over Northern India. It is noteworthy that the current pollution situation in India, especially in Delhi-NCR, has already been termed a crisis by experts.
RBI issues new IT governance and cyber security directions to banks and NBFCs
Given the increasing cybersecurity risks in India, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued fresh IT governance and cybersecurity directions to NBFCs and Banks. It is noteworthy that these new directives by the RBI will come into effect from April 2024.
India's Shubman Gill and Mohammed Siraj secure top spots in ICC ODI rankings
Thanks to their stellar performances at the ongoing World Cup 2023, Indian batter Shubman Gill and pacer Mohammed Siraj have secured the 1st spot in the ICC ODI batting and bowling rankings, respectively. Both players are expected to be in action against the Netherlands this Sunday, in India's last group match at the World Cup.
India surpasses China in having the highest number of universities in Asian QS World University
India has overtaken China in the highest number of universities in the QS World University Rankings-Asia, with 148 universities. Within the country, IIT Bombay has retained the top spot while seven other institutes are part of the elite 100 on the rankings.
Stay tuned for more updates from across the country and follow-ups on these stories.