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England beats India by 5 wickets

England defeated India by 5 wickets in the second T20 International match which took place at Cardiff on Friday. The series is now levelled by England by 1-1. Former skipper MS Dhoni played his 500th international match yesterday and scored 32 from 24 balls contributing to India's total of 148. Virat Kohli made the top score of 47 runs while Raina made 27 runs in the match.

Nearly 1200 stranded Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims evacuated

The evacuation process of nearly 1200 stranded pilgrims has been completed on Saturday. The remaining 160 pilgrims were airlifted and moved to safety from Simikot and Hilsa today. The situation is back to normal and now the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is underway smoothly.

Sunanda Pushkar Death case: Tharoor gets regular bail

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor was granted regular bail in Sunanda Pushkar death case on Saturday as directed by a Delhi Sessions Court on July 5. Mr. Tharoor applied for regular bail at the Patiala House sessions court which was granted to him on two conditions- First, that he will not leave the country without informing and second that he will have to furnish a bail bond of one lakh rupees.

Finance Minister Piyush Goyal to meet heads of 13 Public Sector Banks

Finance Minister Piyush Goyal is going to meet the heads of 13 public sector banks in New Delhi in order to resolve various issues which are concerning them. It will be the first meeting of its kind after the annual financial result of 2017-2018. As per media reports, most of the banks have posted a loss in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year and almost all banks have reported an increase in non-performing assets ( as per the February 12 guidelines of the RBI).

CBSE to conduct CTET exam in 20 languages

 The Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javedkar has asked the CBSE on Tuesday to conduct Central Teacher Eligibility Test in all Indian languages as per earlier schedule. As per media reports, the CBSE had decided to remove 17 languages but now the examination will be held in all 20 languages including English, Hindi, Assamese, Bangla, Garo, Gujarati, Kannada, Khasi, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Mizo, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, Tibetan, and Urdu.

Leakage of sulphuric acid detected at Sterlite plant in Thoothukudi

A leakage of sulphuric acid was detected in the sealed Sterlite copper plant, a Vedanta group company, in Thoothukudi on Sunday. This leak was stated by the officials of this plant as "minor". A special team was formed to investigate the matter after the spotting of the leak has confirmed the news. However, the condition is under control and no threats are identified.

Heavy rain causes landslides, floods in Assam, Manipur, Tripura, and Mizoram

The heavy rain in the North Eastern part of India had led to landslides and flash floods taking 17 lives in Manipur, Assam, Tripura, and Mizoram. More than 36,000 people have been rescued from the flood-affected regions in  Assam and Tripura. Unpredictable water and power supply have led to the closure of many schools and governments offices. Several rivers are flowing above the danger mark. 

Rise of water prices in Mumbai from June 16

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has raised the water prices by 3.72% or Rs 0.18 per 1,000 litres for domestic users and these prices would be applicable from June 16. This move of BMC is a part of its annual hike.

Air pollution heightens as Delhi covered under dust blanket for the fifth day

Air pollution in Delhi has reached shocking levels as the state is covered under the blanket of dust for the fifth day in a row. The visibility in the NCR is continuing to be poor and the citizens have been warned of severe health hazards and adviced to stay indoors. The PM10 level is going beyond 796 in Delhi-NCR and 830 in Delhi on Thursday. The PM2.5 levels, which causes maximum health risks were recorded at 320.

Solar Charkha Mission soon to be launched in 50 new clusters

The Ministry of Micro Small & Medium Enterprises' Solar Charkha Mission will be launched in 50 clusters by President Ram Nath Kovind on June 27, 2018, in New Delhi. In this mission, a subsidy of Rs. 550 crore will be disbursed to the artisans and each cluster will have 400 to 2000 artisans working in it. 

Forest burnt to ashes after Leopard kills 7-year old boy in Uttarakhand

Angry villagers of the Bageshwar district in Uttarakhand burnt down almost eight hectares of forest land after a 7-year-old boy was killed by a leopard. The intention of the villagers behind this act was to clear the thickets and destroy the cat's hideout. The leopard had previously killed a 4-year-old boy in the area in March this year.

Mumbai experiences heavy showers, waterclogging on roads makes commuters life difficult

The plush city of Mumbai is experiencing heavy showers for the past few days resulting in the submerging of many roads under water making the life of the commuters very difficult. There have also been reports on delay in running of local trains. The most affected areas in the state are Andheri, Dadar, Parel, Cuff Parade and Borivali. 

NITI Aayog to launch Composite Water Management Index

NITI Aayog anounced to launch Composite Water Management Index on June 13, 2018, to attain the objective of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’. The aim of this program is the effective management of water resources to handle  the current situation of water scarcity.  This index will inspire States and Union Territories to work towards skillful and optimum utilisation of water.

Kerala rescinds high alert warnings on Nipah Virus

The government of Kerala has decided to rescind the high alert which it has previously issued after the deadly Nipah Virus outbreak in May this year. The situation has been brought under control and no further cases have been reported. The schools, educational institutions, and professional colleges have also been re-opened after the revoking of high alert.

Rs.20 lakh grant announced by NITI Aayog to 3000 Additional Atal Tinkering Labs

NITI Aayog has picked 3,000 additional schools for the establishment of Atal Tinkering Labs (ATLs) under Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) on June 12, 2018. These selected schools will be provided with a grant of Rs. 20 lakh to help them establish Atal Tinkering Labs which will help in developing innovation and entrepreneurial vigor among the secondary school children across India. 

17 people killed, 12 injured in bus accident in UP's Mainpuri district

Seventeen people lost their lives after a speeding bus in which they were traveling hit the divider on the side of the road today morning. This incident took place in the Mainpuri district of Uttar Pradesh. 12 other people traveling in the same bus were seriously injured. An initial enquiry is being carried out on the matter.

WHO praised India for decline in its Maternal Mortality Rate by 77%

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has applauded India's efforts in reducing its Maternal Mortality Rate by 77%. The MMR of India declines from 556 per 10000 live births in 1990 to 130 per 10000 live births in 2016. This growth has put the country on track towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target of MMR below 70 by 2030.

Rail Ministry launches Rail MADAD App to redress passenger grievances

The Rail Ministry has launched Rail MADAD (Mobile Application for Desired Assistance During travel) Application for speedy redressal of passenger grievances under the Union Government's Digital India Scheme. This app is multifunctional. From displaying several helpline numbers and direct calling facility for immediate assistance to the filing of complaints by both online as well as offline methods, it registers the complaints of the passengers with fewer inputs.

Public Credit Registry to be set up by RBI

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has made an announcement of setting up a Public Credit Registry (PCR) on the recommendations of Y.M. Deosthalee committee. The PCR will serve as a repository of information relating to the loan information of individuals and corporate borrowers.

India Soon to Have its very-own First Domestic Lithium Ion Battery Project

India is going to have its first-ever domestic Lithium Ion (Li-ion) Battery project very soon as a Memorandum of Agreement (MoU) has been signed between the Central Electro Chemical Research Institute (CECRI), Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu under Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) and RAASI Solar Power Pvt. Ltd. on June 10, 2018 regarding the transfer of technology. Currently, China, Japan, South Korea, and some other countries are supplying Lithium Ion Battery to the Indian manufacturers. These batteries can power any electrical operation without the need of physical wires.

FAQs and Answers on Indian History and Geography
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...
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...

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