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18 Oct News Digest: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad narrowly escapes chopper accident, Amit Shah on President rule in Bengal

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Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad narrowly escapes chopper accident
Patna: Chopper fan wire breaks, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad narrowly escapes accident

There has been a major accident at the state hangar of Patna Airport, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad narrowly escaped, being told that his helicopter crashed into the barbed wire at the bottom while landing at Patna Airport during the Bihar Legislative Assembly election campaign.

Positivity rate drops below 8%

The Health Ministry has reported that so far more than 9.23 crore tests have been done for Coronavirus in India. Due to this, the positive rate has come down significantly and it has now come down to 8 percent.

India lags behind Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh in Global Hunger Index

The World Hunger Index 2020 has been released and this time also there has been no significant improvement in the situation in India. India ranks 94th in this index of 107 countries which falls in the serious category. It is worth noting that countries like Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan are ahead of India in this list.

IPL 2020

Shikhar Dhawan's (101*) unbeaten century and Axar Patel's 5-ball 21* run knock in the last over helped Delhi Capitals beat Chennai Super Kings to register their seventh win in IPL 2020. Delhi chased the target of 180 runs for victory with 1 ball and five wickets remaining. With 17 required of the last over, Jadeja surprisingly came to bowl and it was all over for CSK.

Special Metro train ran for pregnant woman

Heavy rains in Hyderabad have destroyed normal life. Meanwhile, the Hyderabad Metro ran a special train for a pregnant woman, as she had no means to reach her destination.

Amit Shah on President's rule in West Bengal

Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that keeping in mind the Governor's report and the constitution, it will be decided to implement the President's rule in West Bengal. Amit Shah said in an interview that the law and order situation in Bengal is absolutely crumbling and the government is not paying any attention.

Betting on IPL matches

Prayagraj: Five people have been arrested by the police on the charge of betting on the IPL. Rs 1 lakh, 6 mobiles and a car have been recovered from them.

Mumbai monorail

The first monorail of the country i.e. Mumbai monorail will start again after 6 months. Initially, it will run only on the Chembur-Wadala-Jacob circle route.

France: Teacher shows cartoon of Prophet Mohammad in class, beheaded

In France, a schoolteacher was brutally murdered. Police say that the teacher of history showed a cartoon of Prophet Mohammad in class after which an unidentified assailant brutally beheaded the victim on Friday. The police also became active as soon as the matter came to light.

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