India This Week: 24 December-30 December 2012

Jan 3, 2013 16:45 IST

    India this week helps student to understand the happenings in and around the country. For a better grasp of current affairs happening in India for the week refer to this category in Jagran Josh.com.

    24 December 2012
    • Justice Swatanter Kumar took over as the Chairperson of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) - the apex body constituted under The National Green Tribunal Act 2010
    • Union Government of India granted service tax exemption on the services of life insurance business provided under the Aam Aadmi Bima Yojana (AABY) and Janashree Bima Yojana (JBY)

    25 December 2012
    • Former Union Minister of India and Veteran Congress leader Virbhadra Singh on 25 December 2012 was sworn-in as Chief Minister of Himachal for a record sixth term in Shimla
    • The union government decided to set up five-year project for restoring the overall cyber security structure of critical sectors of India

    26 December 2012
    • Narendra Modi was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Gujarat for the fourth consecutive term
    • Prime Minister’s Office re-constituted the Planning Commission and appointed the Parliamentary Affairs and Urban Development Minister - Kamal Nath as its new ex-officio member, replacing Jairam Ramesh
    • The union government of India approved selling 12.5 percent stake in Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers (RCF)

    27 December 2012
    • MS Sahoo, the former member of SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India) had been appointed secretary of the Institute of Company Secretaries
    • Bihar became the fastest growing state in India at 10.9 per cent between 2006 and 2010
    • The union government of India withdrew Z-plus security provided to ex-army chief General V K Singh

    28 December 2012
    • Indian Market Regulator SEBI on 28 December 2012 appointed S. Raman as Whole-time Member of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
    • Mahaveer Singh of Rajasthan and Tejaswini Sawant of Maharashtra won gold medals in National Shooting Championship

    29 December 2012
    • I-League football club Mohun Bagan slapped with a two-year suspension by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) for abandoning their violence-marred I-League match against East Bengal on 9 December 2012
    • President Pranab Mukherjee declared open the 4th World Telugu Conference in the presence of thousands of Telugu-speaking people from across the world in the temple town of Tirupati of Andhra Pradesh.

    30 December 2012
    • Career diplomat Patrick Suckling on 30 December 2012 had been appointed as Australia’s next High Commissioner to India
    • Indian maths genius Srinivasa Ramanujan’s cryptic deathbed theory which he claimed was conceived in his dreams was finally proved by American scientist

     

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