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LIVE Breaking News: Air India flight skids off runway at Calicut airport, Kerala, splits into two

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LIVE Breaking News, August 7, 2020:

09:09 PM | An Air India aircraft carrying 191 passengers from Dubai reportedly skidded off runway while landing at Calicut airport, Kerala. As per initial reports, the aircraft from Dubai to Calicut crashed after overshooting the runway, falling into the valley.

The aircraft has suffered extensive damages while rescue operations are currently underway.

6:23 PM| Rajya Sabha member, Naresh Gujral has been tested positive for COVID-19 today. He attended Department related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice on August 6.

5:03 PM| Bihar-cadre Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Vinay Tiwari, who was in Mumbai to investigate Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, returned to Patna on Friday. “I would say I wasn’t quarantined, the investigation was quarantined. Investigation of Bihar police was obstructed,” Tiwari said before leaving, according to ANI.

2:44 PM| In Idukki district in Kerala, 12 people were killed in a landslide on Friday morning due to torrential rain in Pettimudi in Rajmala. Over 80 labourers of a tea plantation have been trapped in the landslide near Munnar. According to local authorities, relief teams are having trouble reaching the site due to heavy rains as the path is also broken.

2:16 PM| Social media app ShareChat to get $100 million funding from Microsoft. The Satya Nadella-run enterprise is all set to invest about $100 million in the home-grown regional language social media app ShareChat.

1:29 PM| This Electric Vehicle Policy is the country’s most progressive policy, says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, reports ANI

1:18 PM| Supreme Court dismisses a plea of activist Rehana Fathima, challenging Kerala high court order denying her anticipatory bail in cases related to her posting a video of her minor children painting on her body, reports ANI.

12:10 PM | The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre & J&K administration that authorities concerned must come up with a definite stand on the possibility of restoring 4G services in select areas of #UnionTerritory.The apex court emphasised that this matter cannot be delayed any further.

12:00 PM | Actor Rhea Chakraborty on Friday appeared before the ED office after a plea for the postponement of the summon in connection with a money laundering case related to Sushant Singh Rajput’s death was rejected.

India’s coronavirus tally breached the 20 lakh-mark on Thursday, while recoveries surged to 13.7 lakh, according to data provided by the states and Union Territories. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said the tally has crossed 20 lakh but the Modi government is missing. He also reminded people of his earlier prediction that the cases may cross 20 lakh by August 10.

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have sent letters, co-signed by an expert primatologist, calling on the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the Indian Council of Medical Research and National Institute of Virology to reverse the decision to allow the monkeys’ capture and use them for vaccine testing.

Girish Chandra Murmu has become the new Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India. His appointment as the new CAG was confirmed by the government a day after the Gujarat cadre IAS officer resigned as the first Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. He was replaced by former Union Minister Manoj Sinha.

PM Modi delivered speech at the conclave on NEP 2020. PM Modi said while addressing the conclave on ‘Transformational Reforms in Higher Education under NEP’ that the education policy was approved after extensive discussions for more than three to four years and taking over lakhs of suggestions into consideration.

“It is natural for some people to question that after such a big reform was brought on paper, how will it be implemented at the ground level. That is, now everyone’s eyes are towards its implementation,” PM Modi said.

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