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Major News and Events of 09 May 2016

What Happened on 09 May 2016


10% women candidates to contest from four poll-bound states

With Sunday witnessing the phenomenal celebrations of Mother’s Day, only a bare 10% women candidates would be contesting the ongoing elections in four poll-bound states including West Bengal, Assam, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. While the number of women contestants has met a stand-still in Assam, West Bengal and Kerala, the state of Tamil Nadu has witnessed nearly double the percentage of women contestants, who contested in the previous assembly elections.

Indian Army likely to cut non-combat jobs

With a total strength of 1.2 million personnel, the Indian Army is eyeing to cut job vacancies registered for different non-combat areas. Lieutenant general Philip Campose, who retired as vice-chief has said the determination of tooth-to-tail ratio- the number of personnel(tail) required to support a combat soldier(tooth), would be quite complex but the figure can help in rightsizing the force. 

Sensex shoots up by 300+ points, Nifty by 7,800+

During the morning trades, both the BSE Sensex as well as Nifty witnessed huge gains. While the Sensex advanced by over 300 points to reach 25,537, Nifty scaled to over 7,800 points to reach a high of 7,825. The gains were led by banking stocks with the Bank Nifty being the top sectoral gainer, rising by 1.4 per cent. Additionally, stocks related to power, metal, realty and capital goods, FMCG and auto hiked by over 1 per cent each.




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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