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  • Cyclone Phethai made landfall near Katrenikona in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh on Monday afternoon.
  • Heavy rain and winds were experienced in many areas in the district. The cyclone caused huge damage to standing crops,especially paddy in East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna and isakhapatnam districts.
  • Hundreds of electric poles and trees got uprooted disrupting power supply and vehicular traffic. Schools and colleges were closed as a precautionary measure.


Lok Sabha passes transgender rights Bill


  • The Bill was passed with 27 amendments
  • Union Social Justice Thawar Chand Gehlot said that the government has  accepted the amendments
  • Parliamentary Affairs Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that the government was ready was any kind of discussion
  • Amid noisy protests over the Rafale deal and Cauvery issue, the Lok Sabha on Monday passed a bill seeking to empower the transgender community by providing them a separate identity.