All data of Assam’s final NRC list, dated August 31, 2019, went offline as the contract with IT firm Wipro wasn’t renewed. This sparked panic, mostly among the 1.9 million excluded people as rejection certificates weren’t issued yet.
As many as 110 people died of asphyxia while cleaning sewers and septic tanks in India last year, the highest since 2015, Union minister Ramdas Athawale said in the Lok Sabha. Uttar Pradesh topped the list of sewer deaths at 21.
The 12-month training of four Indian Air Force fighter pilots for India’s first manned space mission—Gaganyaan, planned around 2022—began at the Gagarin Research and Test Cosmonaut Training Centre in Moscow.