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Major News and Events of 17 February 2018

What Happened on 17 February 2018

Theatre Olympics: Vice President to inaugurate the 8th edition

Vice President of India is going to inaugurate the 8th edition of the Theatre Olympics at Lal Quila in Delhi this evening. The event is scheduled for 51 days and will continue till April 8. It will be held in 17 cities including Bhopal, Ahmedabad, Patna, Kolkata, Guwahati, Mumbai, and Jammu. The theme of the fest is- “ Flag of Friendship”. According to the Culture Ministry, it is for the first that more than 25 thousand foreign artists will participate in such an event hosted by India.

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau to arrive for a seven-day visit today

The Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau will be visiting India for seven days. The visit aims at further strengthening the bilateral relations between the two countries. The focus will be on trade, investment, energy, science, innovation, skill development, space, and infrastructure development. Cooperation in countering tourism and security, exchange of views on global and regional issues of mutual interest will also be important areas of focus during the visit. Justin Trudeau will be accompanied by his wife and 3 children during this visit.

FAQs and Answers on Indian History and Geography
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...
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...

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