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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
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...