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Major News and Events of 20 May 2016

What Happened on 20 May 2016

NDA to undertake UPA's Rajya Sabha tally by June

While the assembly election results of West Bengal, Kerala and Puducherry won’t affect the position of any political party in the Rajya Sabha in the near future, the NDA would for the first time exceed the overall tally of the UPA with BJP and its ally TDP together receiving seven additional seats in the 11 June biennial election.

HSBC India to shut down 24 branches in 15 cities

HSBC India, part of London-based banking gianst HSBC, has planned to shut down 24 branches in 15 different cities in India. The intention behind this step is to reflect the changes in the customer behaviour, who are frequently using various digital channels for undertaking banking transactions. The bank network would be consolidating from 50 branches across 29 cities to 26 branches across 14 cities.

IBM set to create smart township out of Rashtrapati Bhavan

IBM Smart City Solutions would be utilized for transforming Rashtrapati Bhavan into a smart township. Announcement regarding the same was made at an event that witnessed the participating of President Pranab Mukherjee. The event also saw the launch of a citizens mobile app that would allow residents to report issues using the web and mobile. This app has been created by IBM Intelligent Operations Center (IOC).

FAQs and Answers on Indian History and Geography
Which is the longest National Highway in India?Previously known as National Highway 7, National Highway 44 (NH 44) is the longest-running National Highway in India. It is 3,745 km long and covers the North-South Corridor of NHDP. It starts from Srinagar in the north and ends in Kanyakumari in the south. NH-44… Read More...
Which Indian state is the largest producer of silk?Karnataka is the largest producer of silk in India. The state produces an average of around 8,200 metric tonnes of silk every year, which is about one-third of the total silk production in India. Up to November 2017, Karnataka has produced 5,962 metric tonnes of… Read More...
Which is India's poorest state? As per the National Family Health Survey 2015-16 (NFHS-4), Bihar is India's poorest state with 43 percent incidence of Multidimensional Poverty (MDP) and having more than 50% households in the bottom wealth quintile. Despite India being… Read More...

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