October 13 News Roundup | Operation Ajay begins, soulful Arijit before IND vs PAK match & more
From the opening ceremony before the IND vs PAK match to the first batch of 212 Indians returning home as part of the ongoing Operation Ajay, read on to know more about the latest trending news in our October 13 news roundup.
Neeraj Chopra nominated for Men's World Athlete of the year
India's Olympic champion and star Javelin throw player Neeraj Chopra has been nominated among 11 Men's World Athlete of the Year award 2023. Voting for the award is scheduled to begin this week and will go on till October 28, 2023.
90% Indians prefer to watch movies on the big screen, finds report
According to a survey conducted by BookMyShow, a whopping 90% of Indians still prefer to enjoy their movie-going experience on the big screen. It is noteworthy that to conduct the survey, the ticketing platform spoke to movie lovers from 650 towns and cities spread across India.
India ranked 111th on Global Hunger Index
Dipping four positions from its rank last year, India has been ranked 111th on the Global Hunger Index released on October 12. It is noteworthy that despite being one of the world's fastest-growing economies, India is among the 40 countries in the world where hunger levels are termed 'serious'.
Arijit Singh to perform in opening ceremony before Ind vs Pak game
The much-awaited World Cup clash between India and Pakistan will be held tomorrow at Ahmedabad's Narendra Modi Stadium. An opening ceremony will be held at the stadium before the game starts, featuring a performance by the ever-soulful Arijit Singh.
First batch of Indians return home from Israel as 'Operation Ajay' kicks off
Amid escalating offensive between Israel and Hamas, India's 'Operation Ajay' to bring back stranded nationals from Israel has begun. First batch of 212 Indians returned to their homeland on Friday morning, on the first flight of the operation.
Manikanta HH becomes India's fastest man, runs 100 mm in 10.23 seconds
Bengaluru-based sprinter Manikanta H has broken the National record for the fastest 100m sprint. Manikanta broke the record on Day 1 of the ongoing 62nd National Open Athletics Championships by completing his 100m in 10.23 seconds, beating the previous fastest time of 10.26 seconds.
Zerodha's Nikhil Kamath becomes India's youngest billionaire at 37
Leading stockbroker and co-founder of Zerodha, Nikhil Kamath has become India's youngest billionaire at the age of 37. Brothers Nithin Kamath and Nikhil Kamath, who jointly founded Zerodha in 2010, are both part of Forbes' 100 richest people in India.
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