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Major News and Events of 12 May 2016

What Happened on 12 May 2016

Govt. denies receiving proposal to rename Akbar Road

The Urban Development Ministry has denied having received any proposal for renaming Delhi’s Akbar Road to Maharana Pratap Road. There has been a buzz that the ministry had rejected the proposal of Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar, seeking moderation of Akbar Road situated in Lutyen’s Delhi, which also houses the Congress’ headquarters. Last year, the government had renamed Aurangzeb Road in the Lutyen’s Bunglow Zone after the former president late APJ Abdul Kalam.

BSE Sensex gains by over 200 points

With an increased buying interest in banking and IT stocks, Sensex saw a rise by 225 points to close at 25,822. On the other hand, Nifty also went above its 7,900 mark with Nifty Bank and Nifty IT sub-indices rising by 1 per cent each. Sensex opened with 100+ points gains along with the 50-shares Nifty rising by 40 points to close at 7,887.

Pebble Technology to launch its ranges of smartwatches in India today

Smartwatch pioneer, Pebble Technology, is ready to launch its range of smartwatches for the India market today. The California-based company will be witnessing stiff competition from rival brands like Motorola, Apple, Samsung, Huawei and Xiaomi. With the flexibility of getting connected to both Android and iOS phones, Pebble smartwatches can conveniently display notifications from your phone, view calendar events, control audio and create reminders. 

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...