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16 August 2018 Current Events Atal Bihari Vajpayee's medical condition worsens, put on ventilator

The health condition of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former prime minister, deteriorated over the last 24 hours after which the doctors shifted him on the ventilator. He was admitted in AIIMS on June 11 with low urine output, urinary tract, and chest congestion. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP lawmaker Meenakshi Lekhi, BJP president Amit Shah, and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal visited the hospital to enquire about his health.


Metro, train facilities suspended in Kerala due to floods

The public transportation facilities of Kochi Metro and the Southern Railways have been drastically affected, putting their services to a halt in central Kerala due to floods. The authorities of Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) stalled operations as its yards are flooded with water. Their services will only resume once the water recedes from the yards and the systems return to working conditions.


First Indian in space, Rakesh Sharma gives green signal to 'Gaganyaan'

Rakesh Sharma, the first Indian ventured into space, has approved Narendra Modi's 'Gaganyaan' program of having a national space mission by 2022. An Indian will be sent into space under this program. If this program becomes successful, India will be the fourth country after China, Russia, and US to send a person into space.






Atal Bihari Vajpayee's medical condition worsens, put on ventilator

The health condition of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former prime minister, deteriorated over the last 24 hours after which the doctors shifted him on the ventilator. He was admitted in AIIMS on June 11 with low urine output, urinary tract, and chest congestion. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP lawmaker Meenakshi Lekhi, BJP president Amit Shah, and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal visited the hospital to enquire about his health.

Metro, train facilities suspended in Kerala due to floods

The public transportation facilities of Kochi Metro and the Southern Railways have been drastically affected, putting their services to a halt in central Kerala due to floods. The authorities of Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) stalled operations as its yards are flooded with water. Their services will only resume once the water recedes from the yards and the systems return to working conditions.

First Indian in space, Rakesh Sharma gives green signal to 'Gaganyaan'

Rakesh Sharma, the first Indian ventured into space, has approved Narendra Modi's 'Gaganyaan' program of having a national space mission by 2022. An Indian will be sent into space under this program. If this program becomes successful, India will be the fourth country after China, Russia, and US to send a person into space.




FAQs and Answers on Indian History and Geography
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Which States Share Boundaries with Pakistan? There are four states that share a border with Pakistan, namely, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, and Gujarat. The India Pakistan Border is quite intriguing. Since India has installed 1,50,000 flood lights on… Read More...
Which Places in India Still Largely Speak Sanskrit?Sanskrit is considered as Dev Bhasha, the language of Gods. It has a history of around 3500 years. It used to be a primary language of ancient India. Its earliest form Vedic Sanskrit, was prevalent from 1500 500 BCE. However, it is fading… Read More...



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