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Here are the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites.

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Indie Journal brings you the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites. Here's a glance through some of the National and International news updates, from Bihar caste surveyreport, complete shutdown in Manipur's Churachandpur, to Nobel Prize 2023 in medicine. 


Bihar caste survey says 63% people from backward, extremely backward classes: HT report

The The Nitish Kumar government in Bihar on Monday released a caste-based survey report. Hindustan Times writed that the report shows backward class in Bihar is 27.13 percent, the extremely backward class is 36.01 percent, general category is 15.52 percent. The total population of Bihar is more than 13 crore, said Vivek Kumar Singh, additional chief secretary, Bihar, mentioned the news report. The report showed that Scheduled caste comprises 19.65 percent and scheduled tribes 1.68 percent of the population covered under the survey. the survey was ordered last year after the Narendra Modi government at the Centre made it clear that it would not be able to undertake a headcount of castes other than SCs and STs, the report adds. Read the full report here.


Shutdown hits normal life in Manipur's Churachandpur, The Hindu


A complete shutdown in the tribal-dominated Churachandpur district of Manipur on Monday brought normal life to a standstill, The Hindu reports. It says Kuki organisations had called for the bandh to protest against the arrest of seven people, including two minors, from the area by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Suspects in the case of the kidnapping and killing of two Manipuri youths in July this year were among the arrested people. Read the full report here.


Ten dead as Mexico churc roof collapses, BBC reports

BBC reports at least 10 people, including three children, were killed when the roof of a church collapsed in northern Mexico. The collapse happened on Sunday afternoon local time as around 100 people were attending a baptism at Santa Cruz church in Ciudad Madero, the report adds. Sixty people were injured, at least two of them seriously and dozens were trapped underneath the rubble. Local residents rushed to the building with shovels and pickaxes to try to free those trapped. Read the full report here.


IndiGo passenger tries to open emergency door before takeoff

A passenger was arrested for allegedly attempting to open the emergency exit door of an Indigo flight from Nagpur to Bengaluru prior to take-off, police said on Monday. NDTV reports that the man identified as Swapnil Holey had boarded Bengaluru-bound Indigo flight 6E 6803 from Nagpur at around 10 pm on September 30. According to police, the passenger was seated next to the emergency exit door of the aircraft. Before takeoff, the report adds, while the crew members were briefing passengers, the man allegedly attempted to open the door. Read the full report here.


Katalin Kariko, Drew Weissman win Nobel Prize in medicine for mRNA vaccines: Al Jazeera


Hungarian-born scientist Katalin Kariko and Drew Weissman of the US have won the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, Al Jazeera reports. They have been conferred with the award  for their research that led directly to the first mRNA vaccines to fight COVID-19, made by Pfizer and Moderna, according to the awarding body. Katalin Kariko is a professor at Sagan’s University in Hungary and an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Drew Weissman performed his prizewinning research together with Karikó at the University of Pennsylvania. Read the full report here.