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India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the second-most populous country, the seventh-largest country by land area, and the most populous democracy in the world. Wikipedia

Capital: New Delhi Trending

President: Ram Nath Kovind

Population: 1.366 billion (2019) World Bank

Prime minister: Narendra Modi

Gross domestic product: 2.869 trillion USD (2019) World Bank

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Heavy rainfall, strong winds and thunderstorms have been affecting Assam State (northeastern India) since early April, causing floods and a number of severe weather-related incidents (particularly due to lightning) that have resulted in casualties and damage.

Media report, as of 19 April, 20 fatalities (mainly due to lightning), more than 3,000 fully damaged houses, over 19,000 partially damaged houses and more than 95,000 people affected across 1,410 villages throughout the State.

Over the next 24 hours, moderate rainfall is forecast over northern, central and western Assam.

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Humanitarian Impact
  95,000
      Affected Persons
    3000
          Damaged Homes

OCHA coordinates the global emergency response to save lives and protect people in humanitarian crises.

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