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What Happened on 20 June 2018


20 June 2018 Current Events 3-Day National Yoga Olympiad 2018 commences in New Delhi

A 3-day National Yoga Olympiad had commenced at the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) in CIET in New Delhi. This is the third consecutive year of this Olympiad of NCERT in which almost 500 students from 26 States are taking part.


Anukreethy Vas of Tamil Nadu crowned Miss India 2018

A 19-year-old college student from Tamil Nadu, Anukreethy Vas, has been crowned as the Femina Miss India 2018 on 19th June 2018. She beat 29 other contestants from across India in the race. The first runner-up was Meenakshi Chaudhary from Haryana and Shreya Rao from Andhra Pradesh was the second runner-up.


Dhanush Artillery Gun passes through Final Trials

The indigenously upgraded artillery gun, Dhanush has successfully passed through the final user trials at the Pokhran field firing range and is ready for the induction into the Army. The gun is an upgraded version of the Swedish Bofors gun acquired by India in the mid-1980s. 


Union Government signs Collaboration Agreement with Google for Flood Forecasting

The Union Government's Central Water Commission (CWC) which is India’s apex technical organization in the field of Water Resources has signed a Collaboration Agreement with Google for flood forecasting. This collaboration will help in the effective flood management in India. Google will utilize its high-resolution Digital Elevation Model (DEM) to generate flood inundation maps with the forecast inputs of CWC. 


3-Day National Yoga Olympiad 2018 commences in New Delhi

A 3-day National Yoga Olympiad had commenced at the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) in CIET in New Delhi. This is the third consecutive year of this Olympiad of NCERT in which almost 500 students from 26 States are taking part.

Anukreethy Vas of Tamil Nadu crowned Miss India 2018

A 19-year-old college student from Tamil Nadu, Anukreethy Vas, has been crowned as the Femina Miss India 2018 on 19th June 2018. She beat 29 other contestants from across India in the race. The first runner-up was Meenakshi Chaudhary from Haryana and Shreya Rao from Andhra Pradesh was the second runner-up.

Dhanush Artillery Gun passes through Final Trials

The indigenously upgraded artillery gun, Dhanush has successfully passed through the final user trials at the Pokhran field firing range and is ready for the induction into the Army. The gun is an upgraded version of the Swedish Bofors gun acquired by India in the mid-1980s. 

Union Government signs Collaboration Agreement with Google for Flood Forecasting

The Union Government's Central Water Commission (CWC) which is India’s apex technical organization in the field of Water Resources has signed a Collaboration Agreement with Google for flood forecasting. This collaboration will help in the effective flood management in India. Google will utilize its high-resolution Digital Elevation Model (DEM) to generate flood inundation maps with the forecast inputs of CWC. 




FAQs and Answers on Indian History and Geography
Which States Share Boundary with China?India, in total, shares land borders with 6 sovereign countries. China is one of those. Below are the Indian states which share borders with the country. 1. Jammu and Kashmir This northern state of India is mostly located in the Himalayan mountains. It shares a… Read More...
Which States Share Boundaries with Pakistan? There are four states that share a border with Pakistan, namely, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, and Gujarat. The India Pakistan Border is quite intriguing. Since India has installed 1,50,000 flood lights on… Read More...
Which Places in India Still Largely Speak Sanskrit?Sanskrit is considered as Dev Bhasha, the language of Gods. It has a history of around 3500 years. It used to be a primary language of ancient India. Its earliest form Vedic Sanskrit, was prevalent from 1500 500 BCE. However, it is fading… Read More...



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