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Major News and Events of 20 May 2014

What Happened on 20 May 2014


Bus accident kills 17, injures 34 in Jammu and Kashmir

In an accident in Jammu and Kashmir a bus fell into a 400-feet deep gorge on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in the early morning today, as per media reports. 17 people lost their lives, while 34 were injured, 17 of them seriously, in the fatal mishap. The accident occurred due to the negligence of the driver who was reportedly asked by the passengers to take rest but he did not pay heed to the advice and decided to move ahead.

CBSE results declared today

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared the results for Class 10 examinations today at 4 pm, as per media reports. Students can check the results on websites: www.results.nic.in and www.cbse.nic.in or could do so through IVRS by dialing 011-24300699, 011-28127030 and 1255536 (for BSNL subscribers outside Delhi) or by sending SMS with their roll numbers to 58888111. In total, 1327250 students were registered for class 10 examination this year.

Modi elected BJP parliamentary party leader

 

Narendra Modi was today appointed as the leader of the BJP parliamentary party. As per media reports, his name was proposed by L K Advani who was supported by other leaders. Modi turned emotional while he addressed the MPs and other leaders, and stated that the age of responsibility has started. He will be taking oath as the Prime Minister on May 26.

Jitan Ram Manjhi new CM of Bihar

 

Today, Jitan Ram Manjhi, a Mahadalit leader, was appointed as the 23rd chief minister of Bihar by the outgoing chief minister Nitish Kumar who had tendered his resignation after his party's debacle in the recently-concluded Lok Sabha polls. As per media reports, four Congress legislators have extended support to the government from outside.

Bank unions to protest on Friday

A nationwide protest is in the offing by the five bank unions against the recommendations made by Nayak Committee. The committee was appointed by the RBI for analysing the governance of different boards of banks in India. The unions which will take part in the protest, as per media reports, include All India Bank Employees' Association, All India Bank Officers' Association, Bank Employees' Federation of India, Indian National Bank Officers' Congress and Indian National Bank Employees' Federation.

BWF will review the format of scoring in Badminton

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) is looking into the game's present format and scoring system, which might get changed because of it, as per media reports. The present format of the game, which involves best of 3 games of 21 points each, consumes a lot more time than what was expected by BWF initially. Longer format of the game create timing and scheduling issues during tournaments.




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