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Major News and Events of 27 April 2016

What Happened on 27 April 2016

Factory near Vizag catches massive fire

A massive fire has broken out at a biodiesel unit near the port city of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. With no reports of casualties reported from the site, a whopping 40 fire engines have been sent to control the fire that started in the facilities of the company named as Biomax in the Duvvada Special Economic Zone. The facility had a total of 18 fuel tanks out of which 12 caught fire.

Kerala SSLC Class 10 results to be announced today

The long awaited results for Kerala’s Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) for Class 10 will be announced today. All the candidates will be able to access their results online by 11:00 a.m. The SSLC examinations were taken up by 4.70 lakh students in Kerala and were conducted from 9 March to 23 March 2016 across the state. While last year’s pass percentage was 97.99%, the same is expected this year as well. The state social welfare board has opened call centres and help lines for all the students in distress.

Rupee falls by 6 paise against dollar

During early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange, Rupee weakened by 6 paise to 66.58 against the dollar. Reason for this is quoted as the month-end demand for the US currency from the importers in addition to a lower opening of the Indian equity market. Yesterday, the rupee gained 10 paise to close at 66.52 against dollar with the benchmark BSE Sensex trading lower by 122.06 points to close at 25,885.25.

FAQs and Answers on Indian History and Geography
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