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Attack on Umar Khalid 

JNU student leader Umar Khalid was allegedly attacked by a gunman in New Delhi on 13 August, but escaped unhurt. “I’m scared for my life but I’m not going to be scared into silence,” he told The Quint right after the incident.

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Khalid was at the venue to attend an event titled ‘Khauff Se Azaadi’, organised by an organisation named ‘United Against Hate’

Delhi Police confirmed that the gunman was caught on CCTV camera running from the scene

The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union said the attack was a “culmination of the hate-filled propaganda spewed by the Modi government”

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Khalid was at the venue to attend an event titled ‘Khauff Se Azaadi’, organised by an organisation named ‘United Against Hate’

Delhi Police confirmed that the gunman was caught on CCTV camera running from the scene

The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union said the attack was a “culmination of the hate-filled propaganda spewed by the Modi government”

Organ Donation Day

Organ Donation Day is celebrated on 13 August in India to raise awareness about the cause and help people pledge their organs for donation. Anyone, regardless of age, race or gender can become an organ and tissue donor.  

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Organs can be donated once a person is declared brain-dead

There is a huge gap between demand and supply of human organs and tissues

In India, 1-1.5 lakh patients require kidney transplants but only 3,500-4,000 patients receive it

1 lakh patients are in need of corneal transplant but only 25,000 patients are able to undergo it

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Organs can be donated once a person is declared brain-dead

There is a huge gap between demand and supply of human organs and tissues

In India, 1-1.5 lakh patients require kidney transplants but only 3,500-4,000 patients receive it

1 lakh patients are in need of corneal transplant but only 25,000 patients are able to undergo it

When WhatsApp Rumours Kill

A number of lynching and violence cases linked to rumours of child kidnappers on the prowl on WhatsApp have been reported from across India. At least 20 persons have been killed in related violence since April 2018.

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Five people were lynched to death in Maharashtra’s Dhule district over WhatsApp rumours pertaining to child abduction

In Tamil Nadu, two migrant labourers were thrashed by locals over similar rumours

Over the last week, three separate incidents of violence have broken out in Tripura – again, related to WhatsApp rumours

In Malegoan, police rescued five people from being lynched over child-lifting rumours

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Five people were lynched to death in Maharashtra’s Dhule district over WhatsApp rumours pertaining to child abduction

In Tamil Nadu, two migrant labourers were thrashed by locals over similar rumours

Over the last week, three separate incidents of violence have broken out in Tripura – again, related to WhatsApp rumours

In Malegoan, police rescued five people from being lynched over child-lifting rumours

India’s English ‘Test’

India are currently touring England for a 3 T20, 3 ODI and 5 Test series.

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  • India won the three-match T20I series 2-1.
  • England won the three-match ODI series 2-1.
  • The five-match Test series started on 1 August and after two matches, England lead India 2-0
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