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Major News and Events of 05 May 2018

What Happened on 05 May 2018


President indicated indignation over National Awards controversy

President Ram Nath Kovind has expressed his indignation to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) over this year's National Film Awards. Almost 55 awardees refused to attend the event after the news of the President attending the event for only one hour and giving away only 11 national awards went viral. The rest of the awards were given away by the Information and Broadcasting Minister.   

President Ram Nath Kovind indicated indignation over National Awards controversy

President Ram Nath Kovind has expressed his indignation to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) over this year's National Film Awards. Almost 55 awardees refused to attend the event after the news of the President attending the event for only one hour and giving away only 11 national awards went viral. The rest of the awards were given away by the Information and Broadcasting Minister.   

PM Modi to go on a two-day visit to Nepal from May 11

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be going on a two-day visit to the Himalayan state from May 11. This is his third visit to Nepal after he became the Prime Minister of India in 2014. He will be meeting Nepalese counterpart, KP Sharma Oli during his visit, who invited Modi to Nepal when he visited India. Both the sides had vowed to take this relationship to the next level on the basis of "equality, mutual trust and respect". 




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...
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