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News Dabba for 09 October 2023: 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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Indie Journal 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 elections being announced in five Indian states, the impact of the Israel-Hamas war, to the Nobel Prize in Economics.


Indian Express on Claudia Goldin winning 2023 Economics Nobel Prize

The 2023 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, the final prize of this year's Nobel season, has been awarded to Claudia Goldin “for having advanced understanding of women’s labour market outcomes.” Indian Express reports that Goldin provided the first comprehensive account of women’s earnings and labour market participation through the centuries. Her research revealed the causes of change and the main sources of the remaining gender gap, it adds. Goldin trawled the archives and collected over 200 years of data, allowing her to demonstrate how and why gender differences in earnings and employment rates have changed," the committee said in a statement. Read the full report here.


The Hindu: Election Commission announces polling dates for five States


Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana and Mizoram will go to polls on different days from November 7-30, The Hindu reports. Votes will be counted for the five States on December 3, the Election Commission of India (ECI) said on Monday. The report says these elections will set the stage for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls semi-finals. Nearly 16 crore voters would be eligible to cast their votes in these elections. Read the full report here.


Oil prices rise following Hamas attack on Israel, BBC reports

Oil prices have jumped on concerns that the situation in Israel and Gaza could disrupt output from the Middle East, BBC reports. Brent crude, the international benchmark, climbed by $2.50 a barrel to $87.05, while US prices also rose. Israel and Palestinian territories are not oil producers, the report adds, but the Middle Eastern region accounts for almost a third of global supply. Hamas's assault on Israel was the biggest escalation between the two sides for decades. Read the full report here.


Sikkim confirms 34 flash flood deaths: NDTV report

The Sikkim government has confirmed 34 deaths in the state due to flash floods caused by a glacial lake burst last week. As many as 40 other bodies were found in the river bed of a raging Teesta in the neighbouring Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal, NDTV reports. The flash flood victims included eight Army personnel. Only 10 bodies of all victims could be identified, including the eight soldiers, as per the report.  Read the full report here.


Aid group warns "worse-than-ever-seen" devastation from Afghanistan earthquake, CNN


CNN reports that international aid groups in Afghanistan are scrambling to send help to survivors of this weekend’s earthquake in the west of the country which left more than 2,000 people dead and many more injured. The 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck on Saturday, around 40 kilometres west of Herat city in the western Herat province. The report says it's one of the deadliest quakes to hit Afghanistan in years. Images showed massive heaps of debris and rubble after buildings collapsed. Read the full report here.