News18 Afternoon Digest: 2 big Oscar wins for India; India advance to World Test Championship finals and more

Last in the 95e Oscars; Rucks in Parliament over Rahul Gandhi’s UK remarks and other success stories

India wins big; Hollywood gives Naatu Naatu a standing ovation; Deepika Padukone receives the loudest cheers on stage

Naatu Naatu of SS Rajamouli’s RRR won the Oscar for Best Original Song at the 95th Academy Awards on Sunday night. Music composer MM Keeravani and lyricist Chandrabose accepted the award on stage. Indian Guneet Monga wins award for The Elephant Whisperers. LEARN MORE

Ruckus on UK Rahul remark, BJP’s Giriraj Singh calls for sedition case against Cong leader

A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a veiled probe into Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his remarks in London, several Union ministers slammed Gandhi’s British comments during the second part of the budget session of Parliament on Monday. LEARN MORE

‘Ex-army members need to be paid’: SC raises concerns over pension contributions under OROP scheme

The Supreme Court on Monday expressed concern over the non-payment of pensions for armed forces personnel. This is the second time SC has learned of the case in the past month. A bench of three judges headed by CJI DY Chandrachud expressed their displeasure with recent communications from the Union Defense Ministry and urged them to withdraw the same. LEARN MORE

Passenger dies on Delhi-Doha IndiGo flight, plane makes emergency landing at Karachi airport

An IndiGo Airline plane made an emergency landing at Karachi airport in Pakistan after one of its passengers felt unwell. The passenger, a Nigerian, was pronounced dead on arrival by airport medical staff, IndiGo Airline said. LEARN MORE

India advance to World Test Championship final to face Australia at Oval in June

India have booked their place in the World Test Championship final and will face Australia after New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 2 wickets in Christchurch. Australia and India will face off in the World Trials Championship final at the Oval from June 7-11. LEARN MORE

SVB collapse: HSBC comes to the rescue and acquires UK unit of Silicon Valley Bank

HSBC announced on Monday the acquisition of the British subsidiary of Silicon Valley Bank for 1 pound. HSBC CEO Noel Quinn said the acquisition made excellent strategic sense for our UK business. The UK government has also said deposits would be protected without taxpayer support. LEARN MORE

WhatsApp rolls out 21 new emojis: Here’s everything you need to know

WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging app owned by Meta, is reportedly rolling out at least 8 modified emojis and 21 new emojis to its platform. The new emojis are now available to select beta testers who install the latest WhatsApp for Android beta updates from the Play Store, and they’ll be rolling out to even more people over the next few days. LEARN MORE

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