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Major News and Events of 23 May 2016

What Happened on 23 May 2016

UGC instructs universities to grant degrees within 180 days of passing exam

The UGC (University Grants Commission) has instructed all universities across India to issue degrees to students within 180 days of qualifying for the degree. Considering the act of withholding a student’s degree as an attempt to hamper his/her access to several opportunities, UGC has also warned that any university that violates this norm would have to face disciplinary action that would include withdrawal of grants or the status as a university.

India test launches 'Made In India' space shuttle

Today, the ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) successfully test launched the first ‘Made in India’ space shuttle, named as Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. Test launch of this 6.5 metre long and 1.75 ton reusable launch vehicle took place at 7:00 a.m. from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre.

Delhi govt. may revise auto, taxi fares next month

The Delhi government is planning to revise the fares of autorickshaws and yellow-black taxis plying on the roads of national capital, next month. Previously, the fares were revised by the Sheila Dixit government in May 2013. A four-member fare-fixation committee including officials of Delhi Transport Department would be submitting its report to the government on fare moderation soon.

FAQs and Answers on Indian History and Geography
Which cities in India have the metro railway system? The Metro rail service is 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 oldest metro… Read More...
Which states in India have less population than Delhi? Delhi has a population of approximately 18.6 million people, as per the latest census. Delhi's area is much less as compared to many states and Union territories in India. But in… Read More...
Which State is biggest Jute producer? West Bengal is the largest producer of jute in India. India is the largest producer of jute in the world. Approximately 60 percent of the total world produce of jute is cultivated in India… Read More...