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What Happened on 22 June 2016


ISRO Successfully Launched 20 Satellites at Sriharikota

22 June, 2016: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully launched its 20 satellites on Wednesday from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. The PSLV C-34/Cartosat-2 series satellite mission was launched at 9:26 A.M. The scientists have been congratulated on their achievement by the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.

Indian Nationals Arrested on Charges of Rape in Zimbabwe

22 June, 2016: Krishna Satyanarayana Gandlur, an Indian national, who works for iTeamWorks as a consultant and Ravi Krishnan, an Indian businessman based in Zambia were arrested on the charges of rape at Harare, Zimbabwe. The two were taken into custody on Friday from the Meikles Hotel. The report was confirmed by Senior Assistant Commissioner of Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP), Charity Charamba.

Lightning Strikes Killed 79 in Indian States

22 June, 2016: Lightning strikes in the Indian states of Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Bihar have killed at least of 79 people on Tuesday. Majority of people were working on farms at the time of torrential rains. Rohtas, Purnea, Aurangabad, Gaya, Munger, Kaimur, Banka, Saharsa, Nalanda and Bhagalpur are the places in Bihar where deaths occurred.




FAQs and Answers on Indian History and Geography
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...
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...



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