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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
How many states are there in India? There are 29 states and 7 union territories in India. The states have their own government while the union territories are governed by the central government. The states are namely, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar,… Read More...
Which cities in India have the metro railway system? The Metro railway system and service are operational in 10 cities in India. These are Kolkata, Delhi, Bengaluru, Gurugram, Mumbai, Chennai, Jaipur, Kochi, Hyderabad, and Lucknow. The Kolkata Metro rail is the… Read More...
Which states in India have less population than Delhi? Delhi has a population of approximately 18.6 million people, as per the latest census. Delhi's area is much less as compared to many states and Union territories in India. But in… Read More...