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India This Week: 11 August-17 August 2014

Aug 18, 2014 15:53 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 11 August to 17 August 2014. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

11 August 2014
• Union Government introduced Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014 in Lok Sabha
• Reshamlal Jangade, the member of First Lok Sabha, Died
• SEBI issued KYC Registration Agency (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2014
• R Ashwin ranked no. 1 Test all-rounder; India slipped to 4th position: ICC Test Ranking
• TATA-SIA Airlines brand name to be called Vistara; to start operations from October 2014
• Bombay High Court banned Govindas below age of 18-years in Dahi Handi festival
• Kamalamma Sharada Prasad, freedom fighter died at 92

12 August 2014
• M Thambidurai elected as deputy speaker of Lok Sabha
• Former RBI Governor Bimal Jalan to head the Expenditure Management Commission
• Legendary Burra Katha exponent Daroji Eramma died
• Burra Katha, a Folk Art form of Storytelling
• Jaitley, Karan Singh, Sharad Yadav felicitated with Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards
• No Nomination for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2014
• TN Assembly passed Entry into Public Places (Removal of restriction on dress) Bill, 2014
• Sikkim became the most favoured destination for foreign tourists in the NE Region
• Andhra Pradesh Government decided to make Vijayawada ad hoc capital

13 August 2014
• SC gave 2-week time to Union Government for Ganga clean-up roadmap
• Delhi University professor Dr. Sunil Kumar received Global South Award of IPSA
• Indian-origin mathematician Manjul Bhargava won Fields Medal
• Kush Kumar became first Indian player to reach semi final of World Junior Squash Championship
• Union Cabinet approved 4 highway projects in J&K to provide all-weather connectivity
• Himachal Pradesh selected to host First Para-gliding World Cup in India

14 August 2014
• SC issued notice to Union Government and States on PIL seeking cigarette and bidi ban
• Government re-launched Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana

15 August 2014
• India celebrated 68th Independence Day on 15 August 2014

16 August 2014

• Prime Minister dedicated indigenously built largest warship INS Kolkata to the nation
• Rajni Razdan became UPSC Chairperson

17 August 2014
• Union MoEF gave clearance to Cairn India to raise crude oil production in Rajasthan block

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