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Major News and Events of 18 April 2017

What Happened on 18 April 2017


Vijay Mallya Arrested in London, Granted Bail

As per reports, Vijay Mallya who was accused of defaulting on loans that were worth crores in India, was arrested by Scotland Yard in London today. However, he was granted bail after a few hours.

Reports also say that on 8 February, as per the Extradition Treaty between India and the UK, a formal extradition request for Mallya through a note verbale was given by India to UK.

Yogi Adityanath Government Transfers Many IAS Officers

As per reports, 41 IAS officers have been transferred by Yogi Adityanath government in a major bureaucratic reshuffle in Uttar Pradesh.

This was BJP government's second reshuffle in UP. Earlier this month, similar orders were issued to 20 IAS officers and eight officers are still on waitlist.




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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