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1-Pakistani netizens are outraged after the cricket board excludes Imran Khan from a promotion; Wasim Akram lashes out
A huge uproar arose in response to a promotional film produced by the Pakistan Cricket Board. The film, which was posted on August 14, was intended to commemorate Pakistan’s cricket legacy. However, Imran Khan was left out of the special film featuring numerous players. Fans and cricket experts were outraged by Khan’s omission from the video. Wasim Akram, a former cricketer, chastised the PCB for not adding Khan in the film. Several social media users also criticised Pakistan Cricket Board.
2-Congress Confirms Rahul Gandhi vs. Smriti Irani 2024 Clash In Amethi | Will Priyanka Gandhi Take On PM Modi?
Rahul Gandhi would run from Amethi in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, according to Uttar Pradesh Congress President Ajay Rai. This comes after Rahul Gandhi was beaten by Smriti Irani in the Congress bastion in 2019. The Congress leader is currently a Member of Parliament for Wayanad. Rahul’s defeat in Amethi in 2019 was seen as one of the biggest surprises in the Lok Sabha. The U.P. Congress chief further stated that Priyanka Gandhi should run for Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi.
3-ISRO Releases Two Moon Videos As Vikram Lander Completes First Deboost | Watch
ISRO shared a video shot by Vikram Lander’s camera on Chandrayaan-3. The photos were taken on August 15 by the Lander Position Detection Camera (LPDC). The photographs were taken while LDPC was connected to its propulsion module. Meanwhile, Vikram Lander successfully completed its initial deboosting. The second deboosting operation is set to take place on August 20, 2023. The final step of ISRO’s most ambitious project, Chandrayaan-3, has been reached. More information can be found in the video.
4-Biden’s ‘Secret Agent’ Apprehended Red-Handed in Russia; Secret Documents Seized
The supposed “secret agent” of the Joe Biden administration in Russia has been apprehended by Russian authorities. E. M. Spector, an American citizen, has been imprisoned on espionage charges. The alleged US spy was ordered detained by Moscow’s Lefortovo court. The charges were classified, according to the court, thus no details were provided. The arrest of Spector comes a day after US State Secretary Antony Blinken called Paul Whelan, a former US Marine who was convicted of espionage in 2020.
5-Bengaluru gets India’s first state-of-the-art 3D-printed post office.
Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw dedicated India’s first 3D-printed post office building in Bengaluru on Friday. According to a Department of Posts official, the 3D-printed post office building at Cambridge Layout in the city with a built-up size of 1,021 square feet would be operational after the inauguration.
6-Watch: Rahul Gandhi Serves Vegetable Vendor and Wife Lunch At His House
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi released a video on social media on Friday showing him hosting the vegetable vendor Rameshwar, who had gone viral on social media, for lunch at his home. On August 14, the Gandhi scion met Rameshwar and his family at his New Delhi residence.
7-India Structure BRO Chief Lt Gen Rajeev Chaudhry: World’s Highest Road, Tunnel
India is building the world’s tallest tunnel, motorable road, and fighter aircraft station in Eastern Ladakh, demonstrating the government’s commitment to improving infrastructure for both military and civilian needs.
8-Bengaluru Experiences ‘Zero Shadow Day,’ Photos Go Viral
On August 18, Bengaluru experienced a remarkable celestial phenomenon known as ‘Zero Shadow Day’ or ‘No Shadow Day,’ which was a rare celestial event.
At 12.24 p.m., shadows vanished in the city since the Sun was directly overhead, casting no shadow on any vertical object.
9-Thalaiva Rajinikanth Visits Uttar Pradesh to Meet Yogi Adityanath | Jailer Movie
Breaking News: Rajinikanth arrives in Uttar Pradesh to meet with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Watch!
10-Rahul Gandhi, a Congress MP, attends a football match in Leh.
The Congress MP is in Ladakh for two days. He had earlier chatted with the children and watched a football game. Take a look at the images.