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Major News and Events of 05 April 2017

What Happened on 05 April 2017


Farm Loans Worth Rs 36,000 Crore Waived by Yogi Adityanath Government

As per reports, a total cost of over Rs 36,000 crore of around 86 lakh small and marginal farmers of Uttar Pradesh has been waived by Yogi Adityanath government in its first cabinet meeting on Tuesday.

The Yogi government will also be setting up 5,000 wheat purchasing centres in the state. Farmers will have to show their Aadhar card to sell their crops directly to the centres.

Government All Set Up to Buy 7.60 Lakh Medals for Soldiers

As the government has already ordered for new ballistic helmets and bullet-proof jackets, it is also going to buy 7.60 lakh medals for military personnel. The decision came after a much hue and cry rose over soldiers who buy cheap replicas from the market to beautify their uniform.  

This tender was issued by the MoD's Directorate of Military Regulations and Forms on Monday.




FAQs and Answers on Indian History and Geography
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...
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...



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