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Major News and Events of 30 August 2017

What Happened on 30 August 2017

Seven coaches of Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto Express derail

Seven coaches of 12290 Nagpur-Duronto Express went off track near the Asangaon Railway Station. The incident took place at around 6:30am. As per the reports of Sunil Udasi, chief PRO of Central Railways, “No Passenger was reported to be injured in the incident.” In a span of ten days this is the third derailment. Earlier 14 coaches of Kalinga-Utkal Express and 11 coaches of Azamgarh-Delhi Kaifiyat Express derailed near UP's Khatauli and Auraiya respectively.

Aam Aadmi Party retains its seats in the by-election to the Bawana Assembly Constituency

Amidst the Aam Aami Party's recent defeats, this victory is seen as a confidence booster. As the results of the by-elections to the Bawana Constituency Assembly were declared on Monday, AAP heaved a sigh of relief. The Aam Aadmi Party's candidate Ram Chander defeated BJP's Ved Prakash (former AAP leader) by a margin of over 24,000 votes. While the party's candidate received 59,886 votes, the BJP's and Congress' candidate received 35,834 votes and 31,919 votes respectively. Addressing AAP workers at his residence, Arvind Kejriwal dared the BJP to use VVPAT (Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail) which enables voters to verify whether their votes were cast correctly by showing paper trails for the next elections.

FAQs and Answers on Indian History and Geography
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Which Indian state is the largest producer of silk?Karnataka is the largest producer of silk in India. The state produces an average of around 8,200 metric tonnes of silk every year, which is about one-third of the total silk production in India. Up to November 2017, Karnataka has produced 5,962 metric tonnes of… Read More...
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