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Major News and Events of 18 August 2016

What Happened on 18 August 2016

Huawei to take up smartphone manufacturing in India soon

Chinese smartphone-maker Huawei would soon be manufacturing handsets in India. Details regarding the same are likely to be announced within the next month. Peter Zhai, President for Huawei India Consumer Business Group was quoted saying that the company has all the required licences for manufacturing smartphones in the nation. He also informed about Huawei's plans of increasing its presence across 50,000 stored by the end of 2016. 

India declared the 66th most innovative economy

According to a new report by the UN World Intellectual Property Organisation(WIPO), India has jumped 15 places from 81st last year to 66th this year when it comes to getting listed among countries with the most innovative economies on a global scale. Additionally, India also ranks among the top 50 economies overall on the basis of two pillars, including Market sophistication, on which its ranks 33rd globally, and Technology, on which it has been successful in getting placed on the 43rd position. 

FAQs and Answers on Indian History and Geography
Which Indian state is the largest producer of bauxite?The state of Odisha is the largest producer of bauxite in India. India has abundant resources of bauxite and serves as a raw material in the production of aluminium. As per the report of the Ministry of Mines, India stood at the 7th position in… Read More...
Which Indian city is famously known as the "Manchester City of India"?The city of Ahmedabad in the Gujarat state is famously known as the "Manchester City of India". This name was given to this city by a popular textile center in the Manchester of Great Britain, adhering to the striking similarities of Ahmedabad's prospering cotton textile… Read More...
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...

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