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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
How many states are there in India? There are 29 states and 7 union territories in India. The states have their own government while the union territories are governed by the central government. The states are namely, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar,… Read More...
Which cities in India have the metro railway system? The Metro railway system and service are operational in 10 cities in India. These are Kolkata, Delhi, Bengaluru, Gurugram, Mumbai, Chennai, Jaipur, Kochi, Hyderabad, and Lucknow. The Kolkata Metro rail is the… Read More...
Which states in India have less population than Delhi? Delhi has a population of approximately 18.6 million people, as per the latest census. Delhi's area is much less as compared to many states and Union territories in India. But in… Read More...