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Major News and Events of 01 September 2017

What Happened on 01 September 2017

Mumbai building collapse: At least 34 dead

As rescue operations undergo day two, the Fire Brigade officials reported at least 34 people have lost their lives. This 117 year old building which collapsed in south Mumbai's congested Bhendi Bazaar was declared unsafe six years ago. As per reports, more than thirty people lost their lives and many have been rescued. However, many people are feared to be trapped under the debris of the collapsed building. Police is yet to determine the cause of the collapse. In the operation, six officials of the Fire department and one from the NDRF also suffered injuries. As per speculations, further damage to the ramshackle building could be attributed to the recent Mumbai rains. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis visited the site of the collapse and has announced a compensation of Rs. 50,000 to the relatives of those who lost their lives.

PM Modi's cabinet to reshuffle before the Prime Minister leaves for BRICS in China

Ahead of the upcoming national elections, PM Modi's cabinet is likely to undergo a reshuffle. As the Prime Minister will leave for BRICS Summit on 5 September, the major reshuffle is likely to take place on Saturday. Four Union Ministers - Uma Bharti, Raiv Pratap Rudy, Radha Mohan Singh and Sanjeev Balyan have already resigned from their respective offices. These ministers had resigned on Friday after the BJP chief Amit Shah met senior ministers at his Delhi residence. Arun Jaitely, who is currently holding the charge of two ministries- Finance as well as Defense, is likely to shed one of the two. On Thursday, Narendra Nath Pandey was appointed Uttar Pradesh BJPs Chief. In this mega reshuffle, two new faces from Bihar's JDU are likely to join Prime Minister Modi's brigade.

FAQs and Answers on Indian History and Geography
Which is the longest National Highway in India?Previously known as National Highway 7, National Highway 44 (NH 44) is the longest-running National Highway in India. It is 3,745 km long and covers the North-South Corridor of NHDP. It starts from Srinagar in the north and ends in Kanyakumari in the south. NH-44… Read More...
Which Indian state is the largest producer of silk?Karnataka is the largest producer of silk in India. The state produces an average of around 8,200 metric tonnes of silk every year, which is about one-third of the total silk production in India. Up to November 2017, Karnataka has produced 5,962 metric tonnes of… Read More...
Which is India's poorest state? As per the National Family Health Survey 2015-16 (NFHS-4), Bihar is India's poorest state with 43 percent incidence of Multidimensional Poverty (MDP) and having more than 50% households in the bottom wealth quintile. Despite India being… Read More...

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