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India This Week: 1 August-7 August 2016

Aug 8, 2016 12:25 IST

India this week is a section provided by Jagranjosh.com to help the students and aspirants of various competitive exams. The segment provides most important events of the 1 August to 7 August 2016. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

1 August 2016
• Ex-CMs not entitled for government accommodation for lifetime: SC
• Resolution to rename Madras HC as Tamil Nadu HC passed
• Rajya Sabha passes Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2016
• Rajya Sabha passes National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2016
• Lok Sabha passes the Enforcement of Security Interest and Recovery of Debts Laws and Miscellaneous Provisions (Amendment) Bill, 2016
• Rani Singh Nair takes over as Chairperson of CBDT
• Narsingh Yadav gets NADA's clean chit; may participate in Rio Olympics
• Anant Maheshwari named as President of Microsoft India
• Deepak Iyer appointed as Managing Director of Mondelez India
• Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2016 passed in Rajya Sabha
• Vinod Rai steps down from IDFC Bank’s board

2 August 2016
• ‘Wall of Wishes’ inaugurated to celebrate Olympic mood
• West Bengal Cabinet cleared proposal to rename the state as “Bengal”
• Wildlife Institute of India to house India’s first tiger repository

3 August 2016
• BJP Parliamentary Board accepts resignation of Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel
• Difference in Goods & Services Tax Bill, 2014 and Proposed 2016 Amendments
• Aadhaar-linked e-Signature facility launched to digitise documents
• CCEA approves upgradation of 13 existing Government Medical Colleges
• Rajya Sabha passes The Constitution (122nd Amendment) (GST) Bill, 2014
• Union Cabinet approved Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill, 2016
• Sudhanshu Mani appointed as General Manager of Integral Coach Factory
• United World Wrestling clears name of Narsingh Yadav for Rio Olympics
• Nimesh Kampani resigns as Managing Director of JM Financial Ltd

4 August 2016
• Nita Ambani becomes first Indian woman IOC member
• LG is the administrative head of National Capital Territory: Delhi HC
• Endosulfan causes DNA damage in animals: Study by Indian researchers
• RBI constitutes Tarun Ramadorai Committee on Household Finance
• RBI launches Sachet portal to check illegal money collection
• D K Gayen assumes charge as General Manager of East Central Railway
• CSIR-CFTRI develops Nutrice Cream
• Gujarat HC quashes state government notification for EBC quota

5 August 2016
• Union Government launches nation-wide programme MAA for promoting breastfeeding
• Eminent Assamese litterateur Mahim Bora passes away

6 August 2016
• Telangana launches Water Resources Information System
• Union Government launches Swachh Survekshan-2017 to assess 500 cities
• Manish Tandon appointed as CEO of CSS Corp.
• Former RBI Deputy Governor Anand Sinha appointed to the IDFC Bank board

7 August 2016
• 2nd National Handloom Day observed across the country
• Lodha Committee recommendation on BCCI reforms is unconstitutional and illegal: Justice Katju
• Dipa Karmakar first Indian Gymnast to enter Olympic final
• Odisha government launches Baristha Bunakar Sahayata Yojana
• PM Narendra Modi launches Mission Bhagiratha in Telangana
• Vijay Rupani takes oath as Chief Minister of Gujarat

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