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Major News and Events of 05 July 2016

What Happened on 05 July 2016

Modi's Cabinet Expands with Nineteen New Members

Modi's Government Expands with Nineteen New Members

After meeting the council of ministers on Monday, the cabinet has expanded by adding nineteen more ministers to it. However, the portfolios that will be allocated to each of them will be known in the evening. There is no change in the major four sections – Finance, Home, Defence and External Affairs. Prakash Javadekar has been elevated to cabinet rank.

Arvind Kejriwal's Principal Secretary Along with Four Others Arrested

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's Principal Secretary, Rajendra Kumar along with Deputy Secretary, Tarun Sharma and three others have been arrested by the CBI in link with a scam of Rs. 50-crore and various other projects. The CBI mentioned that Kumar is the man responsible for the scam between 2006 and 2014 when he was holding various positions in the state government. Reacting furiously to the arrests, AAP said the Centre is trying to paralyse the Delhi government.

Supreme Court Questions NDA Government Over Cow Protection

Supreme Court on Monday questioned NDA government's commitment on cow protection. The center has sought an explanation on the delay of the rules under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. After many requests for adjournments, Justices J S Khehar and Arun Mishra directed the government to come up with a deadline by which all the rules will be framed to protect the animals.

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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