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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 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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