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Major News and Events of 13 June 2018

What Happened on 13 June 2018

Kerala rescinds high alert warnings on Nipah Virus

The government of Kerala has decided to rescind the high alert which it has previously issued after the deadly Nipah Virus outbreak in May this year. The situation has been brought under control and no further cases have been reported. The schools, educational institutions, and professional colleges have also been re-opened after the revoking of high alert.

Rs.20 lakh grant announced by NITI Aayog to 3000 Additional Atal Tinkering Labs

NITI Aayog has picked 3,000 additional schools for the establishment of Atal Tinkering Labs (ATLs) under Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) on June 12, 2018. These selected schools will be provided with a grant of Rs. 20 lakh to help them establish Atal Tinkering Labs which will help in developing innovation and entrepreneurial vigor among the secondary school children across India. 

Seva Bhoj Yojna launched by the Union Ministry of Culture

The Union Ministry of Culture launched Seva Bhoj Yojna, a fresh scheme to provide financial assistance to the Charitable Religious Institutions (CRIs) on purchase of particular food items for the purpose of free distribution among people on June 12, 2018. Under this scheme, the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) charged by the Central government on the purchase of raw food materials by the religious institutions will be refunded.

Union Home Minister urges BPR&D to train policemen in soft skills

The Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh advised the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) to provide training in soft skills to all the policemen in India. He also demanded BPR&D to recognize the exceptional police officials at district level who can serve as role models for the others and stressed on giving training relating to the prevention of cyber crimes. The policemen will also be taught about how to tackle crimes in the current scenario. 

17 people killed, 12 injured in bus accident in UP's Mainpuri district

Seventeen people lost their lives after a speeding bus in which they were traveling hit the divider on the side of the road today morning. This incident took place in the Mainpuri district of Uttar Pradesh. 12 other people traveling in the same bus were seriously injured. An initial enquiry is being carried out on the matter.

FAQs and Answers on Indian History and Geography
Which Indian state is the largest producer of bauxite?The state of Odisha is the largest producer of bauxite in India. India has abundant resources of bauxite and serves as a raw material in the production of aluminium. As per the report of the Ministry of Mines, India stood at the 7th position in… Read More...
Which Indian city is famously known as the "Manchester City of India"?The city of Ahmedabad in the Gujarat state is famously known as the "Manchester City of India". This name was given to this city by a popular textile center in the Manchester of Great Britain, adhering to the striking similarities of Ahmedabad's prospering cotton textile… Read More...
Which Indian state is the largest producer of coffee?Karnataka state is the largest producer of coffee in India. The state contributed about 70% of the total production of coffee in India during 2016-17 with 2.33 lakh MT coffee production. The main variety of coffee grown in Karnataka is Robusta, but the state also… Read More...

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