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Major News and Events of 19 May 2014

What Happened on 19 May 2014

Landmine explosion in J&K, kills a soldier, injures two

As per media reports, a landmine explosion resulted in the death of a soldier and injured two others at the international border in the Akhnoor area in Jammu and Kashmir. A patrol party which had come for the evacuation of injured soldiers were attacked. In Bhimber Ghali area, along the LoC in the Poonch district, infiltrators entry was foiled by the army.

Congress and RJD, seek alliance with JD-U

After the drubbing in the Lok Sabha polls, as per media reports, the RJD and the Congress is aiming for collaboration on an urgent basis with the JD-U so that the "secular" vote bank is not split further. Congress did not rule out the possibility of realigning with RJD and JD-U.

Nitish to decide the next Chief inister of Bihar

Since Nitish Kumar refused to withdraw his resignation, the Janata Dal United party has entrusted Nitish with the responsibility of deciding the next Chief Minister of the sate, according to media reports. Those in fray include, Ramchandra Prasad Singh who is a Rajya Sabha MP, Bashistha Narayan Singh; the Bihar JDU Chief, Narendra Narayan Yadav, the Law, Planning and Development Minister; and Bijendra Prasad Yadav, the Power Minister.

Sensex goes up by 200 points, closing point for the day

The Sensex closed at 200 points higher, today, as per media reports. The hope of the new government taking steps to revive the economy spurred the rise. BSE ended at 24,318.44 points from 23,121.74 points where it ended the previous day. NSE ended flat at 7,263.55 points with an increase of 60.55 points.

Anirban Lahiri tops the Order of Merit

According to the media reports, Anirban Lahiri, the star golfer from the country continued to top the Asian Tour's Order of Merit, even though his pursuits in the Philippines ended with him finishing 22nd. The Order of Merit also has Rahil Gangjee, Rashid Khan and S S P Chowrasia in the top 10. Gangjee is at the fourth slot, while Chowrasia and Rashid were at seventh and ninth, respectively.

LinkedIn to be used to connect lovers

LinkedIn has been a famous professional networking site, but as per media reports, now it will be used for finding love. An app LinkedUp will comb through a database of 300 million users and bring to the people the details of the person one wanted to date.

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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