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India This Week: 1 February–7 February 2016

Feb 8, 2016 16:10 IST

Jagranjosh.com brings India this Week covering important events that happened in past week which would be of immense help to the aspirants of competitive exams in revising just before the exams.

1 February 2016
• 30th Surajkund International Crafts Mela started at Faridabad
• Virender Sehwag appointed as mentor for Kings XI Punjab for IPL season 9
• Jai Kumar Garg appointed as MD and CEO of Corporation Bank
• Companies Law Committee submitted report recommending changes in the Companies Act, 2013
• Archana Ramasundram appointed Director General of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), became 1st woman to head paramilitary force
• Titli became first Indian film to win Best First Foreign Film award by FSCC
• Union Government granted Miniratna Category-I Status to HSCC

2 February 2016
• Himachal Pradesh to spend 15 crore rupees on Swachh Bharat Mission in Kinnaur
• Union Government set up two panels to reform tax policies
• Former RBI Deputy Governor S S Tarapore famous for giving fuller Capital Account Convertibility to India passed away
• Amitabh Bachchan conferred with lifetime achievement award at NDTV Indian of the Year Awards
• SC appointed Lodha Committee to sell Pearls Agrotech Corporation Ltd (PACL)'s assets
• Veteran Urdu writer Intizar Hussain died
• Kerala won 61st National School Athletics championship
• Union Government to set up a BGRL to understand earthquake mechanism in Koyna region

3 February 2016
• CCEA approved REIL to delink from IL and become an independent CPSE
• Former Lok Sabha Speaker Balram Jakhar passed away
• Justice Ramayyagari Subhash Reddy appointed as Chief Justice of the Gujarat high Court
• Manipuri documentary Phum-Shang won Golden Conch Award at MIFF 2016
• Sarangi maestro Pandit Ram Narayan selected for Bhimsen Joshi Award
• Bharat Biotech unveiled first vaccine candidate Zikavac for Zika Virus
• India's first Ayurvedic anti-diabetic drug, BGR-34, launched by CSIR
• Reliance Defence to set up Dhirubhai Ambani Centre for Innovation & Research in Aerospace in Bengaluru
• TCS became world's most powerful IT Services brand

4 February 2016
• Reliance Infra signed Agreement with Birla Corp to sell its Cement Plant
• Mahindra AMC received SEBI nod for Mutual Fund business
• National Air Quality Indices for 24 cities released by Central Pollution Control Board
• First machine harvestable chickpea variety NbeG 47 released

5 February 2016
• Prime Minister dedicated Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited to Nation
• Union Government to set up National Organic Farming Research Institute in Sikkim
• Union Government approved Heritage development projects for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
• Labour Ministry signed agreements with organizations engaged in employment & career activities
• 12th South Asian Games inaugurated in Guwahati

6 February 2016
• Union Government approved projects for improving tourist infrastructure in heritage places
• Project Sunrise to improve HIV interventions among PWID in North-Eastern states launched
• Noted cartoonist Sudhir Tailang died

7 February 2016
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Paradip Oil Refinery in Odisha
• Sapna Devi won gold in women Wushu Taulu competition at the 12th South Asian Games

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