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Major News and Events of 20 March 2018

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
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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