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Major News and Events of 26 August 2016

What Happened on 26 August 2016


Twitter Boycotts Myntra, Trending BoycottMyntra

Twitter's BoycottMyntra is trending in the social media after the Flipkart-owned-e-commerce company ended up hurting the religious sentiments of the Hindus. An advertisement showing Draupadi disrobed in Kaurava's court came up with Myntra's logo in it. After a user asked Myntra for an explanation, it went viral. Later it was found that a content-creating website, ScrollDroll was behind the entire story.

Firms Banned by IIT Placement

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) placement has banned 31 firms as the firms were delaying dates of joining of the candidates. Some of the blacklisted firms are Portea Medical and Grofers. IIT had banned Zomato last year, which is going to continue this year as well. While doing so, one company was found which did not even have an address. Till date IIT has blacklisted many companies.

Bombay HC Lifts Ban of Women Inside the Haji Ali Dargah

Lifting the restriction on women inside the Haji Ali Dargah on Friday, Bombay High Court has made it legal for women to visit and get inside the dargah. Defending the restriction, the trust said that women entering inside the dargah and being in close proximity to the tomb of the male saint is a sin in Islam. The ban was imposed in 2012 March or June.




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...
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...