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Rajya Sabha to consider Right to Information (Amendment) Bill 2018 today

The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill 2018 is going to be introduced in the Rajya Sabha today. The Bill will be moved by the Minister of Public Grievances and Pensions, Jitendra Singh to alter the Right to Information Act, 2005. 

PM Modi to meet his Bhutanese counterpart Tshering Tobgay today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet his Bhutanese counterpart, Tshering Tobgay today to discuss the issues of mutual interest. Tshering Tobgay has come to India for a three-day visit and will be meeting President Ram Nath Kovind this evening. This year, India and Bhutan are celebrating the Golden Jubilee of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations.

Sushma Swaraj meets President of European Commission in Brussels

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had met  European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels yesterday. During the meeting, both the leaders exchanged their views on the advancements made on the understandings reached during the last India-EU Summit in 2017. 

Indra Nooyi to bid adieu to PepsiCo in October

Indira Nooyi, Pepsico CEO, will be stepping down from the position in October this year. She is one of the female business figures leading big companies today. She was associated with PepsiCo for the last 24 years taking the company to unimaginable heights. With her exit, only 24 women CEOs will be left to run Top 500 American companies.

Idea Cellular and Vodafone India Merger gets approval from government

The government has given its consent to the merger of  Idea Cellular and Vodafone India, as confirmed by the Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha today. There are still some formalities left to be completed to finalize this deal. After the merger, these two big telecom giants will become the largest telecom operator in the country with more than Rs. 1.5 lakh crore, 35% of market share, and over 430 million subscribers. 

Government raises sugarcane price by Rs. 20 per quintal

The sugarcane's fair and remunerative price (FRP) has been increased by Rs. 20 per quintal to Rs. 275 by the government today. This price will be applicable from the next marketing year beginning from October. 

First Indian in space, Rakesh Sharma gives green signal to 'Gaganyaan'

Rakesh Sharma, the first Indian ventured into space, has approved Narendra Modi's 'Gaganyaan' program of having a national space mission by 2022. An Indian will be sent into space under this program. If this program becomes successful, India will be the fourth country after China, Russia, and US to send a person into space.

ISRO soon to launch TV Channel to promote scientific temperament among students

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is considering to launch its own TV channel to promote a scientific attitude among people and school students. This initiative is being planned by ISRO to augment its outreach all over India.

Samsung launches Galaxy Note 9 with sizable display and battery

Samsung has finally launched its Galaxy Note 9 at an event in Brooklyn, New York. The phone is loaded with some extraordinary features like a large display, bigger battery, 1TB internal storage, 512GB of built-in storage, and an upgraded S Pen with Bluetooth support. It is the top-end model in the galaxy Note series. 

India vs England, Second Test Match, Day 1: Incessant rains cancel match at Lords

The day 1 of the second test of India vs England Test Series was indeed frustrating for both the teams. The persistent rains did not let the match to happen between India and England at Lord's on Thursday. The match was canceled at 4:50 pm without a ball being bowled. Now the remaining four matches will have 96 overs each to compensate for the lost time.

PV Sindhu wins silver in World Championships in Nanjing, China

Indian shuttler PV Sindhu won a silver medal in World Championships in Nanjing, China. She lost the final match to the Olympic champion Carolina Marin of Spain and came second in the tournament for the second time.    

Virat Kohli tops in ICC rankings for Test Batsmen category

Indian skipper and captain Virat Kohli tops in the ICC Rankings for the Test Batsmen category after scoring an amazing century in the opening test match series against England in Birmingham. After this achievement, Virat became the first Indian batsmen to attain this position after Sachin Tendulkar in June 2011. 

England beats India by 5 wickets

England defeated India by 5 wickets in the second T20 International match which took place at Cardiff on Friday. The series is now levelled by England by 1-1. Former skipper MS Dhoni played his 500th international match yesterday and scored 32 from 24 balls contributing to India's total of 148. Virat Kohli made the top score of 47 runs while Raina made 27 runs in the match.

Nearly 1200 stranded Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims evacuated

The evacuation process of nearly 1200 stranded pilgrims has been completed on Saturday. The remaining 160 pilgrims were airlifted and moved to safety from Simikot and Hilsa today. The situation is back to normal and now the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is underway smoothly.

Sunanda Pushkar Death case: Tharoor gets regular bail

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor was granted regular bail in Sunanda Pushkar death case on Saturday as directed by a Delhi Sessions Court on July 5. Mr. Tharoor applied for regular bail at the Patiala House sessions court which was granted to him on two conditions- First, that he will not leave the country without informing and second that he will have to furnish a bail bond of one lakh rupees.

FAQs and Answers on Indian History and Geography
Which Indian state is the largest producer of bauxite?The state of Odisha is the largest producer of bauxite in India. India has abundant resources of bauxite and serves as a raw material in the production of aluminium. As per the report of the Ministry of Mines, India stood at the 7th position in… Read More...
Which Indian city is famously known as the "Manchester City of India"?The city of Ahmedabad in the Gujarat state is famously known as the "Manchester City of India". This name was given to this city by a popular textile center in the Manchester of Great Britain, adhering to the striking similarities of Ahmedabad's prospering cotton textile… Read More...
Which Indian state is the largest producer of coffee?Karnataka state is the largest producer of coffee in India. The state contributed about 70% of the total production of coffee in India during 2016-17 with 2.33 lakh MT coffee production. The main variety of coffee grown in Karnataka is Robusta, but the state also… Read More...

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