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Major News and Events of 06 May 2016

What Happened on 06 May 2016


Sonia, Rahul, Manmohan detained and released following Save Democracy March

The senior leaders of the Congress party, including the former PM Manmohan Singh, party president Sonia Gandhi and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, were detained by the police today after they took out a 'Loktantra Bachao March' (Save Democracy March) against the BJP government. They were released only 20 minutes after detention. Before the march started from Jantar Mantar, the Congress  leaders accused the Modi government of "attacking democracy".

Heavy storms smash tents in Ujjain Simhastha Kumbh Mela, 7 killed

Panic was created at the ghats in Ujjain when tents erected at the mela collapsed due to heavy rains and storms at the site. Around 7 people have been killed with over 100 injured out of the lakhs of people who had gathered for the holy bath at the ghats. Post the unfortunate incident, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced an ex gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each for the kin of the deceased and Rs. 50,000 to the injured.

ICSE, ISC 2016 results to be announced today

After introducing the brand new technique called Live Ink Character Recognition (LICR), the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations would be declaring the results of its Class 10 or ICSE and Class 12 or ISC examination today. This year, a total of 42,880 students took the ISC examination, which began on 8 February and got over on 8 April 2016, in different parts of India. Also, the ICSE exam, which started on 29 February and ended on 31 March 2016 saw 1,69,381 students writing the papers.  

IIT-Mumbai enters the list of Top 200 global universities

While none of the Indian universities have been successful in making it to the top 100 global universities’ list, the Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru and Indian Institute of Technology-Mumbai have figured in the top 200. A total of 160 Indian institutions have received votes during THE’s poll including 10,000 leading scholars. However, none of these institutions was able to receive enough votes to make it to the top 100 list.