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Major News and Events of 12 January 2018

What Happened on 12 January 2018


Ministry of Home Affairs says 'No" to plastic flags

The Ministry of Home Affairs has released an advisory to State and Union Territories which clearly states not to use the flags made of plastic. As per MHA, if anyone is found with a plastic flag this Republic Day, he will face severe consequences. Both fine and imprisonment can be imposed on the person. The order is passed in accordance with Section 2 of the prevention of insults to National Honour Act of 1971

Gallup international survey: PM Modi ranked among Top 3 Leaders of the World

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been ranked third among the Global leaders in a survey conducted by the Gallup International. According to the reports, the top position was secured by French President Emmanuel Macron followed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. As per the survey, PM Modi is ahead of US Prime Minister Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in terms of popularity

ISRO successfully launches its 100th satellite in first space mission of 2018

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched its 100th satellite on Friday. The launch took place at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. As per the reports, all the nano satellites have been successfully separated. Cartosat-2, which is a weather observation satellite, is being carried by the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle(PSLV-C40) and is accompanied by 30 other satellites. It is the 42nd mission of PSLV-C40.




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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