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Major News and Events of 19 May 2016

What Happened on 19 May 2016

NCERT set to schedule Yoga Olympiad for government schools

After having organized Science and Mathematics Olympiad previously, NCERT has planned to organize Yoga Olympiad for all government and government-aided schools from 18 to 20 June 2016, culminating on 21 June on the International Yoga Day which will be commemorated via an award ceremony that will be attended by HRD Minister Smriti Irani.

Sensex & Nifty open lower during early trade

Both BSE Sensex and Nifty have opened lower with Sun TV shares shrinking by 10%. As per analysts, a rate hike in the US would actually make it less attractive for the foreign investors to put capital in India’s emerging markets. Also, the Federal Reserve Officials believe increasing interest rates in June is actually appropriate if the economic data points to the stronger second-quarter growth.

AAP launches its Nagaland Unit

Amid the AAP National Executive Committee member and observer North Eastern States, Habung Payeng; AAP(Aam Admi Party) launched its Nagaland Unit. A total of 13 officials have been elected to the executive body of Nagaland unit of APP. It has Dr S Amos Longkumer as the coordinator and Riikhietuonuo as the secretary. The launch of Nagaland AAP Unit has relieved the Naga people who were fed up of the regional party and its activities.  

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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