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21 May 2018 Current Events Andhra Pradesh Superfast Express catches fire near Gwalior

Two coaches of the Andhra Pradesh Superfast Express caught fire at Birlanagar near Gwalior today morning. The train was routed from Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh to Hazrat Nizamuddin station in New Delhi. The reason behind the incident was the falling of a high-voltage wire on the train which resulted in the ignition. The train was halted and the passengers traveling in the train were evacuated. No casualties have been recorded till now.


10 killed and several in serious condition after outbreak of Nipah virus in Kerala

The sudden outbreak of the Nipah virus in Kerala has taken 10 human lives till now. More than 12 people have been admitted in various hospitals and 20 others are kept under observation. The Union Health Ministry has hurried a team of experts to help the state which is suffering from the outbreak. The isolation wards will be set up in and private hospitals to contain the deadly virus.


Pakistan Rangers opens heavy fire in Jammu after pleading for ceasefire

Pakistan Rangers had opened small arms fire in Arnia and Ramgarh area of RS Pura sector in Jammu and Samba districts. This act of the Pakistani troops came a few hours after pleading with the BSF for a ceasefire. They again resumed the fire and even used mortars in the general area of Arnia around 7 am today morning.


50 busiest airports in India to contravene capacity in 2018

More than 25 out of the 50 busiest airports in India are functioning beyond the limit of their capacity while the remaining ones will soon reach their optimal capacity by the end of this year. According to the reports, the reason behind this is the growth of the aviation industry at a sudden 18-20% rate every year. Leading airports such as Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, and Pune have already reached their saturation point, while Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Goa and Lucknow are among important aviation hubs that will soon reach their full capacity by the end of this year.


Water contaminated in Rajasthan and Sirhind feeder canals after spilling of molasses


The water in the Rajasthan and Sirhind feeder canals has been contaminated after a spill of molasses from a sugar mill in Gurdaspur district. The Rajasthan and Sirhind feeders supply water to hundreds of villages in the areas of Muktsar district, including Muktsar, Malout and Lambi subdivisions. In order to tackle the situation, the water supply for the purpose of irrigation and drinking water in Muktsar and Fazilka districts has been stopped.


Andhra Pradesh Superfast Express catches fire near Gwalior

Two coaches of the Andhra Pradesh Superfast Express caught fire at Birlanagar near Gwalior today morning. The train was routed from Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh to Hazrat Nizamuddin station in New Delhi. The reason behind the incident was the falling of a high-voltage wire on the train which resulted in the ignition. The train was halted and the passengers traveling in the train were evacuated. No casualties have been recorded till now.

10 killed and several in serious condition after outbreak of Nipah virus in Kerala

The sudden outbreak of the Nipah virus in Kerala has taken 10 human lives till now. More than 12 people have been admitted in various hospitals and 20 others are kept under observation. The Union Health Ministry has hurried a team of experts to help the state which is suffering from the outbreak. The isolation wards will be set up in and private hospitals to contain the deadly virus.

Pakistan Rangers opens heavy fire in Jammu after pleading for ceasefire

Pakistan Rangers had opened small arms fire in Arnia and Ramgarh area of RS Pura sector in Jammu and Samba districts. This act of the Pakistani troops came a few hours after pleading with the BSF for a ceasefire. They again resumed the fire and even used mortars in the general area of Arnia around 7 am today morning.

50 busiest airports in India to contravene capacity in 2018

More than 25 out of the 50 busiest airports in India are functioning beyond the limit of their capacity while the remaining ones will soon reach their optimal capacity by the end of this year. According to the reports, the reason behind this is the growth of the aviation industry at a sudden 18-20% rate every year. Leading airports such as Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, and Pune have already reached their saturation point, while Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Goa and Lucknow are among important aviation hubs that will soon reach their full capacity by the end of this year.

Water contaminated in Rajasthan and Sirhind feeder canals after spilling of molasses

The water in the Rajasthan and Sirhind feeder canals has been contaminated after a spill of molasses from a sugar mill in Gurdaspur district. The Rajasthan and Sirhind feeders supply water to hundreds of villages in the areas of Muktsar district, including Muktsar, Malout and Lambi subdivisions. In order to tackle the situation, the water supply for the purpose of irrigation and drinking water in Muktsar and Fazilka districts has been stopped.




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