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News Dabba for 27 October 2022: Five stories for a balanced news diet

Here are the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites.

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Anushka Vani brings you the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites. Here's a glance through some of the National and International news updates, from BCCI’s revolutionary announcement for equal pay for men and women cricketers, the world facing the first global energy crisis, retirement age to be raised to 65 in France.


BCCI’s revolutionary announcement: equal pay for men, women cricketers, NDTV

NDTV’s report talks about the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) revolutionary announcement to bring the women’s cricket teams' pay bar equal to the men’s cricket team in terms of match fees. BCCI secretary Jay Shah confirmed that the contracted senior women cricketers will earn the same match fee as their male counterparts. The report has shared the fee chart which mentions fees for matches such as Test INR 15 Lakhs, ODI 6 Lakhs, T20I INR 3 Lakhs. Read the full report on NDTV.


BBC on world facing ‘first truly global energy crisis’


With respect to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war, BBC’s report states that the invasion will have a long-lasting effect on the energy supply and markets. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the world will face its first “truly global energy crisis”. It also states that the unaffordable bills will remain a huge problem to drive up as the exports of oil and gas have been restricted. Read the full report on BBC.


Free Press Journal reports Lakshadweep enters the list of blue beaches

The International eco-label “blue-flag” has been accorded to two new beaches - Minicoy Thundi and Kadmat beach, both in Lakshadweep, reports Free Press Journal. This will add to the recognition of India’s commitment to protect and conserve the pristine coastal and marine ecosystem through holistic management resources. The report also added that the news was announced by Bhupendra Yadav, Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change. Read the full report on FPJ.


Reuters: Twitter shares to be suspended on NYSE as Musk nears takeover

Reuters reports that Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) shares will be suspended from trading on the New York Stock Exchange’s website (NYSW), as Elon Musk faces a court-ordered deadline to close his $44 billion deal to take over the social media platform. The report also adds that Musk visited Twitter’s headquarters in San Francisco and hinted he was the company’s top boss after he updated his profile bio to “Chief Twit”. Read the full report on Reuters.


French President Macron vows to raise retirement age to 65, up from 62, reports France 24


French President Emmanuel Macron vowed to implement a pension reform that would eventually push up the retirement age by three years to 65. This would make the younger generations work longer. Macron said that the changes would start being applied next year. The report adds Macron also mentioned that “There’s only one way to do it if we are lucid. Since we are living longer, it’s to work longer.” Read the full report on France 24.