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Major News and Events of 15 January 2018

What Happened on 15 January 2018


Senior Rashtriya Janta Dal member Raghunath Jha passes away

Former Union Minister and senior Rashtriya Janta Dal Leader Raghunath Jha passed away in Delhi on Monday. He took his last breath at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital. He was 78 years of age and was suffering from kidney ailment. He was the Union Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise in UPA government which was led by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Indian Army Day: President and Prime Minister greets the soldiers

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the Army Officials on the occasion of Army Day which is celebrated every year on 15th January. It is celebrated to mark Field Marshal K M Cariappa's taking over as the first commander-in-chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher in 1949. Prime Minister Modi said every citizen of India has unwavering trust and pride in Indian Army. President Kovind also shared his views on a social media platform and greeted the valiant men and women of the Indian Army




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...