We have got some important news along with events and more such short local relevant news stories for you that took place in India in the Local round-up. Read all of them below!
A local round-up is an accumulation of some important and more short local relevant news stories for you that take place in India. Check what major did you miss the past few days here.
1. India’s entry to Cannes wins ‘Best Documentary’
All That Breathes, India’s only entry to Cannes won The Golden Eye for the best documentary at Cannes. Directed by Shaunak Sen, a Delhi-based filmmaker, it was the sole official entry from India to Cannes. The film revolves around the story of two brothers who devoted their lives to rescuing injured birds. The award also comes with a cash prize of 5,000 euros.
2. Odisha’a origin becomes first K-pop star from India
Sriya Lenka, who hails from Odisha has become the first-ever K-pop artist from India. She will join the South Korean girl group Blackswan, along with Gabriela Dalcin from Brazil. The announcement was made by Blackswan’s label DR Music about the addition of new members in an Instagram post.
3. Geetanjali Shree becomes the first Indian author to win International Booker Prize
For the very first time, an Indian author won the International Booker Prize for a book published originally in Hindi. Geetanjali Shree, who belongs to Delhi, has won the award for her novel novel ‘Tomb of Sand’, which translates to Ret Samadhi’, published in Hindi, back in 2018.
4. Piyali Basak creates history by climbing Everest without supplement oxygen support
Piyali Basak, who is a primary school educator from Chandernagore, has created history by scaling Mount Everest without any supplemental oxygen support. After reaching a height of 8,450 meters, the climber was assisted with external oxygen support.
5. Toddler from Kerala enters India Book of Records for memory power
A two-year-old from Kerala named Saathvik Sarath has entered the India Book of Records for his sharp memory. He holds a record for recalling the maximum number of antonyms, i.e. 52 in one minute. Saathvik will be participating in the Asia Book of Records very soon.