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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
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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