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Major News and Events of 20 July 2017

What Happened on 20 July 2017


Government takes initiatives for reducing weight of school bags

According to reports, government of India is considering the demands for reducing the weight of school bags. The government said it has taken several initiatives in this regard. Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar stated that Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan has taken up a number of steps to promote digital learning in its schools. The school students will be provided with tablets which will enable them to enhance their knowledge base.

Bus falls into gorge killing 28 people in Shimla

According to reports, at least 28 persons were killed and 9 injured in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, when a bus they were travelling in fell into a deep gorge. The accident took place near Khaneri of Rampur sub division about 9:30 AM. The bus was on its way to Solan from Recong Peo. The driver of the ill-fated bus suddenly lost control and within seconds it went off the road taking lives of 28 people.