September 23 News Roundup | India No. 1 in ICC ODI rankings, 9 new Vande Bharat trains & more
From India securing the No.1 spot in ICC rankings of all three formats and SRK's Jawan becoming the highest grossing Bollywood film in its 2nd week, read on to know more about the latest trending news in our September 23 news roundup.
India defeat Australia by 5 wickets in 1st ODI: Becomes top ranked team in all formats
India defeated Australia in the 1st ODI by 5 wickets on Friday with convincing performances by Gill, Gaikwad and KL Rahul. With a comfortable victory in the 1st of the 3 ODIs, Team India has climbed to the 1st spot in the ICC ODI rankings. It is noteworthy that the men in blue already sit on top of ICC T20 and Test rankings.
SRK's Jawan creates history with highest second week collection for a Bollywood film
After the success of Pathaan, Shah Rukh Khan is roaring at the box office again with Jawan. The latter has continued with its solid momentum into the second week as well. In fact, Jawan now holds the record for the highest week 2 collection for a Bollywood film, leaving behind Gadar 2 and Dangal.
Indian Railways announces 10 times increase in compensation for death and injuries in train accidents
Union Ministry of Railways has announced a 10-fold increase in ex-gratia relief for injuries or deaths caused due to train accidents. Family members of those dying in a train accident will now receive ₹5 lakh instead of ₹50,000 while those suffering grievous injuries will receive ₹2.5 lakh instead of ₹25,000.
100% growth registered in iPhone 15 sales on Day 1 compared to iPhone 14
The sales of iPhone 15 in India have skyrocketed and easily trumped last year's sales of iPhone 14. According to initial reports, a growth of 100% has been estimated in iPhone 15 sales in India on a year-over-year basis. It must be noted that these numbers include both iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus sales.
Nine more Vande Bharat trains to be flagged off on Sunday
A total of nine more Vande Bharat trains will be flagged off on Sunday by PM Modi. These new trains will enhance connectivity across 11 states, which include Rajasthan, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Odisha, Bihar, Kerala and West Bengal.
IMD predicts heavy rainfall across multiple regions in India
According to a forecast by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday, heavy to very heavy rain will continue over Northeast India, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Sikkim for the next two days. It is noteworthy that IMD had recently forecasted significant rainfall across the country towards the end of September.
Stay tuned for more updates from across the country and follow-ups on these stories.