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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.

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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