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Major News and Events of 25 July 2017

What Happened on 25 July 2017


Ram Nath Kovind takes oath as President of India

Ram Nath Kovind took oath as the 14th President of India on 25 July 2017 at Rashtrapati Bhavan. He succeeds Pranab Mukherjee. He was sworn in by the Chief Justice of India JS Khehar. On the occasion, President Kovind said, “I feel privileged to walk on the same path as Dr. Radhakrishnan, Dr. Abdul Kalam and Pranab da.” Born on 1 October 1945, Kovind has represented India in the United Nations and addressed the United Nations General Assembly in October 2002.

Maharashtra's Protection of People from Social Boycott Act 2016 gets approved
Social boycott of any individual or groups by any informal village council would now be considered as a violation of the Social Boycott Act 2016 in the state of Maharashtra. The Act was passed by the Maharashtra Assembly on April 2016 which makes social boycott a crime. Violators would be punished with imprisonment of seven years and a fine of five lakh rupees or both. To ensure speedy justice, trial would have to be completed within a period of six months from the date of filing the charge-sheet. 
 This act by the government of Maharashtra would serve as the benchmark for similar legislation in other states. 



FAQs and Answers on Indian History and Geography
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...
Which is India's poorest state? As per the National Family Health Survey 2015-16 (NFHS-4), Bihar is India's poorest state with 43 percent incidence of Multidimensional Poverty (MDP) and having more than 50% households in the bottom wealth quintile. Despite India being… Read More...



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