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India This Week: 16 January-22 January 2012

A compilation of all the important topics and events of the week is given here. Update you Current Affairs Weekly with our India This week.

Jan 24, 2012 17:07 IST

You can read compilation of all the important topics and events of the week. Update your Current Affairs Weekly with our India This Week.

16 January
•    As per the Wholesale Price Index, published by the government, reduced food prices caused the inflation to dip to a year low at 7.47% in  December 2011.
•    Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) proposed a fee of Rs.20 crore for a national-level unified licence under the new regime
•    The Pioneer’s J Gopikrishnan and CNBC-TV18’s Udayan Mukherjee were adjudged Journalist of the Year at the 5th Ramnath Goenka Awards for Excellence in Journalism
•    Himachal Tourism Department signed a pact with the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation for managing its establishments in the hill State

17 January
•    The 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda commemorated under the directions of a National Committee Implementation Committee chaired by Hon’ble Finance Minister

18 January
•    Anthony Prabhu Gonsalves, India's first music 'arranger died
•    As per data released by the government, cheaper food items pulled down the Consumer Price Index (CPI) by 0.44 per cent month-on-month in December 2011
•    India was ranked the sixth most innovative country in the world in multinational conglomerate GE's second Annual Global Innovation Barometer

19 January
•    Siddharth Varadarajan succeeded N. Ram as Editor of The Hindu
•    Harish Khare resigned as media advisor to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
•    Senior television journalist Pankaj Pachauri as was appointed as Communication Advisor in the Prime Minister’s Office

20 January

•    Vice-President Hamid Ansari inaugurated the 16th Convocation of of National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences at Bangalore

21 January
•    Singapore-based Sri Lankan author Shehan Karunatilaka was awarded the DSC Prize for South Asia Literature 2012, at the Jaipur Literature Festival

22 January
•    Retired High Court judge Justice Chandrashekaraiah was sworn in as the second Upa Lokayukta of Karnataka

 

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