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India This Week: 10 March-16 March 2014

Mar 17, 2014 15:01 IST

India this week has been developed for the candidates who are preparing for various competitive exam. These updates covers the important events that have happened in India and are important for candidates from viewpoint of revising before the exams.

10 March 2014
• Complete trial in criminal cases involving lawmakers within one year: SC to Lower Courts
• Union Government announces to build 200 low cost airports in the next 20 years

11 March 2014

• Election Commission sets up multi agency grid to curb Black Money
• National Campaign titled U & Me Against Dengue launched
• Former SC Judge B Srikrishna appointed as Chairman of Financial Planning Standards Board India (FPSB)
• Maoists attack near Tongpal in Sukma district in Chhattisgarh killed 16 people including 15 security personnel of which 11 were from CRPF    

12 March 2014
• Nagaland and Assam first states to get Plastic Photo Identity Card
• SC directs Law Commission to look into issue of hate speeches
• Tech Mahindra and Alstom Transport announces to set up a global development centre in Bangalore
• President Pranab Mukherjee presented the President's Standard and Colours Award to 112 Helicopter Unit and 4 Base Repair Depot (BRD) respectively

13 March 2014
• The FICCI-KPMG report on Indian civil aviation released highlighting the issue of over taxation and lack of infrastructure in smaller cities that are hampering the high growth in Indian aviation market
• Nandan Nilekani resigns as Chairman of UIDAI
• TERI develops cloud based open-source Web-GIS tool
• RBI hikes trade related remittance from 2 to 5 lakh rupees per transaction

14 March 2014
• Sachin Tendulkar voted as the Cricketer of the Generation by a 50-member jury of ESPNcricinfo
• CCI imposes penalty of 18.38 crore rupees on Bengal Chemist and Druggist Association
• Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) sells 10 percent of its government stake to the Oil India Limited (OIL) and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) reducing government stake from 78.92% to 68.92%

15 March 2014
• NTPC approves 14366-crore rupees investment for Jharkhand plant
• Gyan Correa selected for the 17th Gollapudi Srinivas National Award 2013 for Director for his debut film The Good Road in Gujarati

16 March 2014
• India nominates Rani-ki-Vav located in Patan, Gujarat and the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) in Himachal Pradesh for UNESCO’s World Heritage Site Status for 2014.

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