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Major News and Events of 13 February 2018

What Happened on 13 February 2018

Defence Ministry to procure weapons worth 16,000 crores

The Defence Acquisition Council which is headed by the Defence Minister of India Mrs. Nirmala Sitaraman has cleared a proposal to buy weapons worth 16,000 crores. The weapons include assault rifles, sniper rifles, and light machine guns. The assault rifles will be bought for the three services, the sniper rifles will be bought for the Army. The light machine guns will also be purchased. 

World Radio Day celebrated today

Today, on February 13 World Radio Day was celebrated. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also greeted all listeners and posted a tweet on Social media platform Twitter. Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani also conveyed her greetings on this day. The day was celebrated to remember and recognize the unique power of radio. 

Five dead in fire accident at the Cochin Shipyard

A major fire accident occurred at the Cochin Shipyard in Kerala. At least five people were killed and 11 were injured in the accident. According to media reports, around 10 am, a fire was heard from Sagar Bhushan, a docked vessel. The blast occurred in the tank of the ship and at that time around 20 people were working in the ship. The ship is owned by the ONGC.

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