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Major News and Events of 07 May 2018

What Happened on 07 May 2018

Northern part of India on storm alert for next 2 days, Haryana schools closed

The Indian Metereological Department (IMD) has issued another storm warning for the next two days in the northern part of India. These thunderstorms will be accompanied by hail and squalls. The Haryana government has made an announcement to close schools on Monday and Tuesday. In Delhi-NCR, a spell of light rain with strong gusty winds is expected on both the days.

Mumbai had the highest concentration of PM1 pollutants in air in 2017

A recent study has found that the air of Mumbai has deadly, tiny pollutant particles called particulate matter 1 (PM1) which can travel to different organs of the body through our blood. The average concentration of PM1 in PM2.5 was the highest in Mumbai (50%) in summer, winter and monsoon 2017. 

Blackbuck poaching case: Hearing on Salman Khan's plea for suspension of his sentence adjouned till July 17

A Jodhpur Court judge, Chandra Kumar Songara adjourned the hearing on Salman Khan's plea challenging the trial court order sentencing him to a five-year jail term till July 17 on Monday. The actor was asked to appear before the court after a month on May 7 for the hearing on the suspension of his jail sentence in the case.

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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