India This Week: 19 March-25 March 2012

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Mar 28, 2012 16:39 IST
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19 March, 2012
•    According to data released by the government, retail inflation stood at 8.83% in February 2012 as a result of higher prices of protein based items, edible oil products & manufactured goods
•    Moody’s downgraded the Union Bank of India one notch due to its high level of troubled assets and low provisions for coverage

20 March, 2012

•    Union Minister Mukul Roy was elevated to the cabinet rank when he was sworn in as the Union Railway Minister by President Pratibha Patil in New Delhi

21 March, 2012
•    Legendary versatile Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee selected for India's highest film honour - the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2012

22 March, 2012
•    Union Railway Minister Mukul Roy rolled back the railway fare hike as proposed by his predecessor Dinesh Trivedi
•    K K Birla Foundation announced its decision to honour Tamil writer A A Manavalan with the Saraswati Samman 2011 for his book Irama Kathaiyum Iramayakalum

23 March, 2012
•    Union government reduced the import tariff value of gold from USD 573 per 10 grams to USD 530 per 10 grams
•    Union Cabinet approved the setting up of a credit risk guarantee fund trust with an initial corpus of Rs. 1200 crore to with an objective to encourage housing for low-income groups in the India

24 March, 2012
•    Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee released books Published as Part of the Commemoration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore

25 March, 2012
•    Saakshar Bharat Yatra’ a nationwide literacy video campaign launched by the National Literacy Mission Authority, Ministry of Human Resource Development culminated in Delhi


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