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Major News and Events of 17 May 2016

What Happened on 17 May 2016


Moto G4 & Moto G4 Plus to be launched in India today

The Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus smartphones will be unveiled today at an event in New Delhi at 2:30 p.m. IST. Moto G4 Plus is expected to come equipped with a fingerprint sensor along with a superior camera quality as compared to the Moto G4 smartphone. Phenomenal performance, exceptional battery life and a fast auto-focus camera are the key highlights of Moto 4G and Moto 4G Plus smartphones.

Delhi Police to analyze long working hours via committee

Delhi Police has set up a six-member committee to effectively analyze the issue of long duty hours of various police officials. Chaired by Special Commissioner (Headquarters and Vigilance) Amulya Patnaik, the committee will be examining this issue, which was raised in a written petition filed by a Delhi High Court constable. Members of this committee include Special Commissioner (Law & Order/South) P Kamaraj, Special Commissioner (Crime) Taj Hassan, Special Commissioner (Armed Police) RS Krishnia and Deputy Commissioners RA Sanjeev (Establishment) and Shibesh Singh (Legal Cell).

Delhi civic bypolls results to be announced today

While the counting of votes polled during the 15 May MCD by-elections to the 13 wards has already begun at all the counting centres, the results for the same will be out today itself. Delhi State Election Commission has made all the necessary arrangements for the fool-proof counting of votes. Around 45.9 percent out of 6.68 lakh eligible voters exercised their franchise in these bypolls for wards listed under three corporations viz: south Delhi(7), north Delhi(4) and east Delhi(2).




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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