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Major News and Events of 08 June 2017

What Happened on 08 June 2017

Presidential election on 17 July
According to reports, the Election Commission has started the process for the election of the next President of India with announcement of the notification date and closing date for nomination.
The current President Pranab Mukherjee's term as President comes to an end on 24 July. As per information from the Election Commission, the last date of nomination of candidates is 28 June. Scrutiny of nomination will take place on 29 June. The voting will take place on 17 July and counting of votes will be on 20 July.
Madhya Pradesh Farmer Protest Spreads to Six Districts

According to reports, the protest which started in Mandsaur has spread to at least six districts across Madhya Pradesh.

Reports suggest that there were angry protests in Dhar, Harda and Sehore, while a police station in Neemuch was vandalized. Protests are also reported in Haatpiplya and Dewas.

Reports also suggests that the Indore-Bhopal highway was blocked as angry farmers gathered there and pelted stones.

FAQs and Answers on Indian History and Geography
Which Indian state is the largest producer of bauxite?The state of Odisha is the largest producer of bauxite in India. India has abundant resources of bauxite and serves as a raw material in the production of aluminium. As per the report of the Ministry of Mines, India stood at the 7th position in… Read More...
Which Indian city is famously known as the "Manchester City of India"?The city of Ahmedabad in the Gujarat state is famously known as the "Manchester City of India". This name was given to this city by a popular textile center in the Manchester of Great Britain, adhering to the striking similarities of Ahmedabad's prospering cotton textile… Read More...
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...

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