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Major News and Events of 23 March 2018

What Happened on 23 March 2018

Voting for 25 seats of Rajya Sabha is underway

The voting for 25 seats of Rajya Sabha is currently underway across the states of Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, and Telangana. The polling of votes began on Friday morning and will continue till 4 in the evening. The counting of votes will be started at 5 in the evening.

Air India makes history while flying from New Delhi to Tel Aviv

The flight of Air India has heralded a new chapter in the India- Israel relationship and has ended a decades-old overfly ban by Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia for the first time opened its airspace to a commercial flight to Israel with the inauguration of an Air India route between New Delhi and Tel Aviv on Thursday. 

Government to declare 2018 as National Year of Millets

Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh while addressing MPs in a consultative committee meeting in New Delhi stated on Thursday that the Government of India has decided to declare the year 2018 as the “National Year of Millets”. This decision is taken to boost the cultivation of millets like Jowar and ragi to achieve nutritional security. 

India successfully tests supersonic cruise missile BrahMos

India successfully tested a formidable supersonic cruise missile BrahMos on Thursday at 8:42 AM. The test was conducted from Pokhran test range in Rajasthan. Defence Minister Nirmala Sithraman congratulated the Armed Forces, Defence Research and Development Organization and Defence Industry for their successful attempt. 

Indian Parliament passes payment of Gratuity bill

The parliament has approved the payment of Gratuity bill of 2018 after Rajya Sabha adopted the bill on Thursday. The Lok Sabha has already passed the bill last week while Rajya Sabha passed it by  voice vote during Zero Hour without discussion.

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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