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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.




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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