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Major News and Events of 31 May 2016

What Happened on 31 May 2016


Govt. eyes mobile app offering access to 1,000 services

Government is planning to come up with a mobile application that is capable of offering access to over 1,000 services from the Centre and state governments. There are chances of launching this app by December 2016. The sectors that would be initially covered by this mobile app include National student scholarships, health care and women safety. Named as Umang (Unified Mobile App for New Age Governance) will be available in English and 12 Indian languages.   

West Bengal Common Medical Entrance Exam to be held on 20 July

The West Bengal government has decided to conduct its own common entrance exam for admission to MBBS and BDS courses on 20 July 2016. At a meeting, it was been decided that the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board will be holding the state common entrance examination WBJEEM 2016. In this exam, the candidates won’t be required to submit any fresh application or deposit any fees for appearing in the examination.

Delhi Metro equipped with earthquake warning system

A Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) laboratory has developed a unique warning system for the Delhi Metro that would alert the train about an earthquake so that the services could be halted. This earthquake warning system can sense, record the event and generate SMS to the concerned action points, all in real time.




FAQs and Answers on Indian History and Geography
Which Indian state is the largest producer of bauxite?The state of Odisha is the largest producer of bauxite in India. India has abundant resources of bauxite and serves as a raw material in the production of aluminium. As per the report of the Ministry of Mines, India stood at the 7th position in… Read More...
Which Indian city is famously known as the "Manchester City of India"?The city of Ahmedabad in the Gujarat state is famously known as the "Manchester City of India". This name was given to this city by a popular textile center in the Manchester of Great Britain, adhering to the striking similarities of Ahmedabad's prospering cotton textile… Read More...
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...



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