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What Happened on 20 March 2018


39 Indian hostages in Iraq confirmed dead

The 39 Indians who were missing in Masol, Iraq and were kidnapped by the terror outfit ISIS are confirmed dead by Sushma Swaraj, the minister of external affairs. She confirmed it while speaking in Rajya Sabha. She further said deep penetration radars were used to establish the bodies from a mass grave. The Indian authorities requested their Iraqi counterpart to excavate the bodies.

Prime Minister congratulates Xi Jinping on re-election as China President

PM Modi has congratulated the President of China Xi Jinping on his re-election. He will serve a second five-year term this time. Prime Minister Modi posted a message on social media platform and said he is looking forward to working with Jinping to further develop the relations between the two countries.

Yuzvendra Chahal and Sundar climb in ICC Ranking

Yuzvendra Chahal, the Indian cricketer, has jumped two positions to the number two spot while Washington Sundar moved up 151 places to 31st in the latest ICC T-20 rankings for bowlers. Both the spinners made considerable gains in the tri-nation series in Sri-Lanka which India won after beating Bangladesh.




FAQs and Answers on Indian History and Geography
How many states are there in India? There are 29 states and 7 union territories in India. The states have their own government while the union territories are governed by the central government. The states are namely, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar,… Read More...
Which cities in India have the metro railway system? The Metro railway system and service are operational in 10 cities in India. These are Kolkata, Delhi, Bengaluru, Gurugram, Mumbai, Chennai, Jaipur, Kochi, Hyderabad, and Lucknow. The Kolkata Metro rail is the… Read More...
Which states in India have less population than Delhi? Delhi has a population of approximately 18.6 million people, as per the latest census. Delhi's area is much less as compared to many states and Union territories in India. But in… Read More...