October 16 News Roundup | Cricket in 2028 Olympics, Operation Ajay updates & more
From Cricket being officially included in the Los Angeles Olympics 2028 to over 900 Indians coming back home from Israel under Operation Ajay, read on to know more about the latest trending news in our October 16 news roundup.
IOC session in India approves inclusion of Cricket in Los Angeles Olympics 2028
In the ongoing International Olympic Committee session in Mumbai, the inclusion of cricket as a sport at the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics has been approved. Along with Twenty-20 Cricket, the IOC announced the inclusion of four more sports for the 2028 Olympics. These include baseball/softball, flag football, lacrosse, and squash.
Operation Ajay: More than 900 Indians successfully brought back home from Israel
Under the ongoing Operation Ajay, a total of 942 Indians have been brought back to their homeland from war-torn Israel. Operation Ajay was launched by the central government to facilitate the return of those Indian nationals who want to return amid the Israel-Hamas conflict, out of the 18,000 that live there.
As food prices fall, WPI inflation in India eases in September
India's wholesale price index inflation rate eased in September to stay in the negative zone at -0.26%, coming down from -0.52% recorded in August. This decline in inflation has been caused primarily by the coming down of prices in food, chemical products, textiles, and more.
Test flight schedule for Gaganyaan announced by ISRO
Flight tests for the 'Gaganyaan' mission are all set to begin with ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) announcing the schedule for the same. As per the announcement by the space agency, the TV-D1 test flight will be conducted between 7 AM and 9 AM on Saturday, October 21.
India’s borders to get radiation detection equipment
According to a statement by officials, the Radiation Detection Equipment (RDE) will be installed along eight crossing points across India's borders. The said equipment will be placed on borders with Nepal, Myanmar, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. Furthermore, the technology will check the trafficking of radioactive material across borders to make nuclear devices.
Sales of Petrol, Diesel dip ahead of festive season
According to data from the first half of October, sales of Petrol and Diesel have dipped in the period ahead of the festive season in the month's second half. As we move towards the end of October, sales are expected to skyrocket with festivals lined up one after another.
60+ records from India featured in Guinness Book of World Records 2024
The Guinness Book of World Records 2024 has been released, featuring a total of 2,638 entries from across the globe. Out of these achievements, over 60 are entries from India. Furthermore, the record featuring rainfall in India's Cherrapunji still stands out as the oldest.
Stay tuned for more updates from across the country and follow-ups on these stories.