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Class XII results of CBSE declared

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared Class XII results.

Trivandrum performed best amongst all regions with 97.32% pass percentage followed by Chennai region with 93.87% while Delhi stands at third position with 89% pass percentage.

The overall pass percentage for this year is 83.01% which is nearly 1% more than last year.

Did you Know

Presently CBSE has 10 regional offices.

There are approximately 19,316 schools in India and 211 schools in 25 foreign countries affiliated to the CBSE


Ateli- Phulera Section of Dedicated Freight Corridor to be Open from 15th August, 2018

Shri Ashwani Lohani, Chairman, Railway Board inspected Ateli-Phulera section of Western Dedicated Freight Corridor & announced that it will be started on 15th August 2018.

The distance between two stations is 190 Kms and it falls in Haryana (Mahendragarh district) and Rajasthan (Jaipur district).

Did you Know

DFCCIL will run freight train at the maximum speed of 100 km/per hour as against the current maximum speed of 75 km per hour on Indian Railway tracks

DFCCIL, a special purpose vehicle (SPV) is engaged in planning, construction, operation and maintenance of the Dedicated Freight Corridors


India delighted to host World environment day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his happiness over India officially hosting this year's World Environment Day on 5th June.

The theme for this year is - 'Beat Plastic Pollution'

India and United Nations signed a document in February this year, declaring India as the Global Host of World Environment Day, 2018.

Did you Know

World Environment Day (WED) occurs 5 June every year and was first held in 1974.


President appoints Governors for Odisha, Mizoram

The President appointed Governors to two poll-bound states, Mizoram and Odisha.

Kummanam Rajasekharan - Mizoram

Prof Ganeshi Lal - Odisha.

Rajasekharan will succeed Lt General Nirbhay Sharma (retd) as Governor of Mizoram

Lal will fill the vacancy left by S C Jamir in Odisha

Did you Know

The term of governor's office is normally 5 years but it can be terminated earlier by Dismissal by the president (usually on the advice of the prime minister of the country)


Barbados elects Mia Mottley as first woman PM

The Caribbean island of Barbados has elected its first woman prime minister since gaining independence from Britain in 1966.

Mia Mottley led her Barbados Labour Party (BLP) to a crushing victory over the Democratic Labour Party (DLP).

Did you Know

Barbados is an island country in the Caribbean region of North America.


Currency-Barbadian dollar


Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav - inaugurated in Uttarakhand

Ministry of Culture has organised 3 days long diversified cultural festival ‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav’.

It was held in Tehri, Uttarakhand

This was under the banner of the slogan “EK BHARAT SHRESHTHA BHARAT”.

Did you Know

Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav was conceived by the Ministry of Culture in the year 2015 to showcase the rich cultural heritage of the Country.

So far, the Ministry has organized 8 RSM’s.


Archery World Cup Stage II 2018 Starts In Turkey

The second stage of Archery World Cup 2018 started in Antalya, Turkey.

India opened its account with a silver and a bronze medal in the compound section

Did you Know

The Archery World Cup is a competition, started in 2006, organized by the World Archery Federation, where the archers compete in four different stages in four different countries. Final is held later in a different country.


Government notifies 8.55% interest on PF for 2017-18

The Labour Ministry has conveyed approval of the central government to credit 8.55 per cent rate of interest for 2017-18 into PF accounts of members.

It is the lowest in 5 years.

It could not be implemented because of model code of conduct for Karnataka elections.

The EPFO had provided 8.65 per cent interest for 2016-17.

Did you Know

The Employees' Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 came into effect on 4 March 1952

The Universal Account Number (UAN) is a 12-digit number allotted to the employee who is contributing to EPF.


The ASEAN India Film Festival began in New Delhi

The six-day event of ASEAN India Film Festival was inaugurated by Union I&B Minister Rajyavardhana Rathore in New Delhi.

The ministry is taking measures to create and promote film festivals with ASEAN, BRICS, and European nations.

Around 32 films from 11 countries are to be screened during the Festival.

Did you Know

ASEAN is a regional intergovernmental organization comprising ten Southeast Asian countries


PM Modi Lays Foundation Stone Of Projects Worth Rs 27,000 Crore In Jharkhand

Prime Minister laid foundation stones for projects worth over Rs 27,000 crore in Jharkhand, including the Sindri urea plant.

Modi also laid the foundation stone for a 750-bed All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and an airport in Deoghar district.

Did you Know

The Sindri urea plant in Dhanbad district of the state had been shut 16 years ago.