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News18 Afternoon Digest: Monsoon Moves Rapidly to Cover Two-Thirds of India;Rise in Number of Foreign Students Studying in India and Other Stories

People wade through a waterlogged street after heavy rain at Parel area in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)

People wade through a waterlogged street after heavy rain at Parel area in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)

Here are the top stories today: Monsoon Moves Rapidly to Cover Two-Thirds of India; Rise in Number of Foreign Students Studying in India, BTech Most opted Course; Battlegrounds Mobile India Early Access Now Open to Everyone: How To Play PUBG Mobile Indian Version; An Old 2 Rupee Coin can Fetch you Rs 5 lakh Online. Check Details; Shafali Verma Becomes Youngest Player To Hit 50 In Both Innings Of Debut Test Match; WTC 2021: How A Rain Curtailed Final Can Mean Advantage India

Monsoon Moves Rapidly to Cover Two-Thirds of India; Heavy Rains to Hit from Karnataka to Odisha

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said in its two-week forecast that monsoon progress is likely to pick up between June 27 and June 30 and advance to most parts of northwest India outside west Rajasthan. READ MORE

Rise in Number of Foreign Students Studying in India, BTech Most opted Course

There has been a rise in the number of foreign students preferring to ‘Study in India’. A total of 49,348 students from foreign nations have enrolled in India in the academic year 2019-20. This is a rise from last year when 47,427 students chose India as their study destination. READ MORE

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Shafali Verma Becomes Youngest Player To Hit 50 In Both Innings Of Debut Test Match

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WTC 2021: How A Rain Curtailed Final Can Mean Advantage India

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first published:June 19, 2021, 12:39 IST