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India This Week: 10 August-16 August 2015

Aug 17, 2015 17:01 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 week 10 August to 16 August 2015. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

10 August 2015
• Union Government launched School Nursery Yojana to bring students closer to nature
• Rajasthan High Court banned Santhara ritual in Jain Community
• Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu launched new train services in Northeast
• Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced marketing of Bio Fuel Blended HSD
• Hockey India suspended Gurbaj Singh for 9 months
• Xiaomi Corp tied up with Foxconn to set up facility in Andhra Pradesh under Make in India initiative
• No unauthorised construction in Taj eco-sensitive zone: NGT to UP Government
• Telecom Ministry launched mobile app named Disha to promote digital literacy in Bihar
• India lost 41 tigers in 7 months: NTCA & Traffic India data
• Deoghar Stampede: At least 11 killed and several injured
• Amitabh Bachchan accepted the proposal to be Maharashtra’s tiger ambassador
• Kochi became first Indian city to join World Tourism Cities Federation Council
• President Pranab Mukherjee presented Saraswati Sammaan to Dr. M Veerappa Moily

11 August 2015
• Sania Mirza became second Tennis player to be recommended for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
• India lost 41 tigers in 7 months: NTCA & Traffic India data
• Maharashtra's Dahi Handi granted with the Adventure Sport status
• Maharashtra Government constituted Cabinet sub-panel to tackle impending drought crisis
• Delhi government constituted panel to probe CNG fitness scam
• Uttar Pradesh Government approved new guidelines for Begum Akhtar Award
• Sanjay Jalona appointed as MD and CEO of L&T Infotech
• India & World Bank signed agreement of US$ 308.40 Million for NCRMP-II
• Veteran Marathi stage actor Bhalchandra Pendharkar died

12 August 2015
• Union Cabinet nod for India, US MoU on cooperation to establish the Pace Setter Fund
• Union Government approved 300 crore package to save standing kharif crops from weak monsoon
• Indian Railways signed 4 MoUs with Union Ministries of Power and New & Renewable Energy
• Sudhakar Shetty elected as President of Gymnastics Federation of India
• Union Cabinet approved MoU between India, Nepal for construction of petroleum pipeline
• Survey started to erect memorial for Dr. Kalam at Rameswaram
• Acharya Dev Vrat sworn-in as Governor of Himachal Pradesh

13 August 2015

• Odisha government approved State Capital Region Improvement of Power System scheme
• Odisha Government approved Fisheries Policy, 2015
• Assam passed Witch Hunting (Prohibition, Prevention and Protection) Bill, 2015
• RBI notified Interest Subvention Scheme 2015-16 of Union Government for banks
• Acharya Dev Vrat sworn-in as Governor of Himachal Pradesh
• Pahal Scheme acknowledged by Guinness Book of World Records as largest cash transfer program
• Om Prakash Munjal, founder of Hero Cycle Limited, passed away

14 August 2015
• Union Government appointed two private sector professionals to head BoB, Canara Bank
• Union Government announced awardees for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2015 and Arjuna Awards 2015
• Ajit Kumar Seth appointed as Chairman of Public Enterprises Selection Board
• President Pranab Mukherjee approved 67 Gallantry Awards
• Mustansir Barma won 2015 Gujar Mal Modi award for innovative science and technology

15 August 2015
• Union Government launched web portal Vidya Lakshmi for Students Seeking Educational Loans
• PM Narendra Modi launched a new campaign Start-up India, Stand up India

16 August 2015

• Housing.com acquired Bengaluru-based HomeBuy360

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