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Major News and Events of 22 June 2016

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
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...
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