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What Happened on 21 August 2018


21 August 2018 Current Events Kerala Floods 2018: UAE lends financial support to flood-hit Kerala

The Kerala Chief Minister announced today that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has donated a hefty amount of Rs. 700 crore towards Kerala flood relief funds. The Gulf nation also made a declaration a few days back regarding the setting up of a national emergency committee to help Kerala in this grave situation. This committee will consist of Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) on the chair and include representatives from UAE's humanitarian organizations.


Amarnath Pilgrimage postponed for three days

The Amarnath Pilgrimage has been postponed by the state authorities from 21 August to 23 August without giving any possible explanation for their decision. No pilgrims will be permitted to leave Jammu to the Kashmir Valley for the yatra. The other sources said that the postponement was due to the Eid celebrations on 22nd August and also because of the decreasing number of yatris. The Amarnath Yatra will end on August 26.


Kerala Floods 2018: UAE lends financial support to flood-hit Kerala

The Kerala Chief Minister announced today that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has donated a hefty amount of Rs. 700 crore towards Kerala flood relief funds. The Gulf nation also made a declaration a few days back regarding the setting up of a national emergency committee to help Kerala in this grave situation. This committee will consist of Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) on the chair and include representatives from UAE's humanitarian organizations.

Amarnath Pilgrimage postponed for three days

The Amarnath Pilgrimage has been postponed by the state authorities from 21 August to 23 August without giving any possible explanation for their decision. No pilgrims will be permitted to leave Jammu to the Kashmir Valley for the yatra. The other sources said that the postponement was due to the Eid celebrations on 22nd August and also because of the decreasing number of yatris. The Amarnath Yatra will end on August 26.




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