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Major News and Events of 17 June 2017

What Happened on 17 June 2017


Switzerland ratifies AEOI with India
According to reports, Switzerland has ratified automatic exchange of information (AEOI) sharing with India. However, strict adherence to confidentiality and data security laws will be followed. 
The issue of black money has been a matter of big debate in India and Switzerland is perceived as one of the safest havens for the illicit wealth allegedly stashed abroad by Indians.
Prime Minister to visit Portugal, Netherlands, and the US in June
According to reports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Portugal and the Netherlands later this month, besides his scheduled tour of the United States.
The reports says that Modi will be in Portugal on 24th, the US on 25th and 26th, and in the Netherlands on 27th June.



FAQs and Answers on Indian History and Geography
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...
Which is India's poorest state? As per the National Family Health Survey 2015-16 (NFHS-4), Bihar is India's poorest state with 43 percent incidence of Multidimensional Poverty (MDP) and having more than 50% households in the bottom wealth quintile. Despite India being… Read More...



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