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Major News and Events of 19 June 2018

What Happened on 19 June 2018

Finance Minister Piyush Goyal to meet heads of 13 Public Sector Banks

Finance Minister Piyush Goyal is going to meet the heads of 13 public sector banks in New Delhi in order to resolve various issues which are concerning them. It will be the first meeting of its kind after the annual financial result of 2017-2018. As per media reports, most of the banks have posted a loss in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year and almost all banks have reported an increase in non-performing assets ( as per the February 12 guidelines of the RBI).

CBSE to conduct CTET exam in 20 languages

 The Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javedkar has asked the CBSE on Tuesday to conduct Central Teacher Eligibility Test in all Indian languages as per earlier schedule. As per media reports, the CBSE had decided to remove 17 languages but now the examination will be held in all 20 languages including English, Hindi, Assamese, Bangla, Garo, Gujarati, Kannada, Khasi, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Mizo, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, Tibetan, and Urdu.

Leakage of sulphuric acid detected at Sterlite plant in Thoothukudi

A leakage of sulphuric acid was detected in the sealed Sterlite copper plant, a Vedanta group company, in Thoothukudi on Sunday. This leak was stated by the officials of this plant as "minor". A special team was formed to investigate the matter after the spotting of the leak has confirmed the news. However, the condition is under control and no threats are identified.

Sushma Swaraj on a seven-day tour of four European countries to strengthen trade ties

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj left on Sunday for a seven-day tour of the four European countries - Italy, France, Luxembourg, and Belgium. This tour aimed at strengthening India's strategic engagement and trade ties with these countries.

Heavy rain causes landslides, floods in Assam, Manipur, Tripura, and Mizoram

The heavy rain in the North Eastern part of India had led to landslides and flash floods taking 17 lives in Manipur, Assam, Tripura, and Mizoram. More than 36,000 people have been rescued from the flood-affected regions in  Assam and Tripura. Unpredictable water and power supply have led to the closure of many schools and governments offices. Several rivers are flowing above the danger mark. 

FAQs and Answers on Indian History and Geography
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...
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...

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