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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

London Fire in Grenfell Tower many people hospitalized

London Fire in Grenfell Tower many people hospitalized


London: At least 30 people have been hospitalised after being evacuated from a 27 storey apartment building at Lancaster West Estate in London that caught fire early on Wednesday.

"We can confirm that we have taken 30 patients to five London hospitals following the incident at Lancaster West Estate, W11," London Ambulance Service NHS Trust Assistant Director of Operations, Stuart Crichton said in a statement.

"We have declared a major incident and continue to work closely with other emergency services at the scene. We have over 20 ambulance crews at the scene as well as our hazardous area response team and trauma teams from London's air ambulance who travelled to the scene by car," the statement added.

Forty fire engines and over 200 firefighters and officers have been called to douse the blazes at Grenfell Tower.

No confirmation has yet been made on any deaths in the fire.

The cause of the fire is also unknown.

Meanwhile, London mayor Sadiq Khan has urged people to follow London Fire Brigade on Twitter for updates. (Source: ANI report)
New Rs. 500 Notes Introduced. Know What is Different?

New Rs. 500 Notes Introduced. Know What is Different?

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New Delhi: In continuation of issuing of Rs 500 denomination banknotes in Mahatma Gandhi (new) series from time to time which are currently legal tender, a new batch of banknotes with inset letter “A” in both the number panels, bearing the signature of Dr. Urjit R. Patel Governor, Reserve Bank of India; with the year of printing '2017’ on the reverse, are being issued.

The design of these notes is similar in all respects to the ₹ 500 banknotes in Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series which were first notified except following changes - 
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The Reserve Bank of news ₹ 500 denomination banknotes in Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series with inset letter 'A' instead of ‘E’ in both the number panels, bearing the signature of Dr. Urjit R. Patel, Governor, Reserve Bank of India, the year of printing '2017’ and Swachh Bharat Logo printed on the reverse of the Banknote.