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Major News and Events of 20 July 2018

What Happened on 20 July 2018

Indian truck operators to go on a nationwide strike from today

The truck operators from all over India are all ready to go on a strike from today. They are urging the government to implement a bunch of actions which includes reducting the diesel prices and the toll fees. This strike was declared on May 17. The government is trying hard to convince the truckers to not to go on this strike as it will lead to dysfunctioning in the economy.

Idea Cellular and Vodafone India Merger gets approval from government

The government has given its consent to the merger of  Idea Cellular and Vodafone India, as confirmed by the Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha today. There are still some formalities left to be completed to finalize this deal. After the merger, these two big telecom giants will become the largest telecom operator in the country with more than Rs. 1.5 lakh crore, 35% of market share, and over 430 million subscribers. 

Government raises sugarcane price by Rs. 20 per quintal

The sugarcane's fair and remunerative price (FRP) has been increased by Rs. 20 per quintal to Rs. 275 by the government today. This price will be applicable from the next marketing year beginning from October. 

FAQs and Answers on Indian History and Geography
Which Indian state is the largest producer of bauxite?The state of Odisha is the largest producer of bauxite in India. India has abundant resources of bauxite and serves as a raw material in the production of aluminium. As per the report of the Ministry of Mines, India stood at the 7th position in… Read More...
Which Indian city is famously known as the "Manchester City of India"?The city of Ahmedabad in the Gujarat state is famously known as the "Manchester City of India". This name was given to this city by a popular textile center in the Manchester of Great Britain, adhering to the striking similarities of Ahmedabad's prospering cotton textile… Read More...
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...

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