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India This Week: 11 January 2016-17 January 2016

Jan 18, 2016 11:45 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 January to 17 January 2016. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

11 January 2016
• Union Railway Ministry inaugurated implementation of E-enabled Track Management System
• Supreme Court suggested Parliament to enact separate law for child rape
• Union Government unveiled measures to improve road safety
•  Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off Lokmanya Tilak-Kazipet Anandwan Express
• Devender Kumar Sikri took oath as the Chairman of Competition Commission of India
• Kullu’s Nati folk dance entered Guinness Book of World Records
• RINL inked MoU with Andhra Pradesh Government for investment of 38500 crore rupees
• Binny Bansal appointed as CEO of Flipkart
• Ashish Saraf appointed as Airbus Group’s vice president
• DAC approved major changes in Defence Procurement Procedure
• BHEL commissioned 520 MW Vizag thermal power plant in Andhra Pradesh
• Union Government formed Arvind Panagariya committee on Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Corridor

12 January 2016
• National Youth Day observed on 12 January to mark birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda
• Telangana became first State to make gender education compulsory at graduate level
• 20th National Youth Festival inaugurated in Naya Raipur
• Book titled Jawaharlal Nehru and The Indian Polity in Perspective released by Hamid Ansari
• Amitabh Bachchan made honorary life member of Mohammedan Sporting
• CII Partnership Summit 2016 concluded in Vishakhapatnam
• Union government announced greenfield petrochemical complex and NIPER in Visakhapatnam
• Kerala became first State to achieve 100% primary education
• Jharkhand to add drinking water crisis in local disasters list

13 January 2016
• Union Cabinet approved MoU between India and Maldives for co-operation in Health Sector
• 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War Hero Lieutenant General J.F.R. Jacob Died
• Employees Provident Fund Organization won the National Award on e-Governance 2015-16
• Union Cabinet approved Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana to boost the farming sector
• Gadkari inaugurated 2nd Liquid Chemical Berth of Mumbai Port Trust
• Subhashini Vasanth honoured with Neerja Bhanot Award
• NHAI signed MoU with ISRO and NECTAR to use spatial technology for monitoring National Highways
• Jharkhand to set up fast track courts for trial of witchcraft-related attacks

14 January 2016
• Union Government signed a loan agreement with World Bank for Neeranchal National Watershed Project
• PM Modi conferred the Times Now Amazing Indians Awards 2016
• Kamal Haasan & Gautam Ghosh included in Shyam Benegal Committee on functioning of CBFC
• DRDO successfully test-fired anti-tank missile Nag in Rajasthan
• Lagaan actor Rajesh Vivek Upadhyay died
• 3rd revised edition of the book titled Objective Railway Engineering-Track, Works & Others released
• Union Government sanctioned 791 crore rupees under NDRF for drought affected Telangana
• SBI launched India’s first start-up focused bank branch SBI InCube
• India saved 1 billion US dollars annually using Aadhaar: World Bank
• Delhi-based writer Ankita Anand won the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize for work on Khap panchayats

15 January 2016
• Muslim Personal Law Board spokesman Mohammed Abdul Rahim Qureshi died
• 68th Army Day celebrated on 15 January
• Union Government launched 4 Mobile Health Services to strengthen public health infrastructure
• 61st Filmfare Awards presented in Mumbai
• Analjit Singh resigned as chairman of Max Financial Services Ltd
• Goa Legislative Assembly approved reclassification of coconut tree as palm

16 January 2016
• PM Narendra Modi launched Start-up India initiative

17 January 2016
• NITI Aayog collaborated with IDFC for Enterprise Survey of Manufacturing Firms
• Union Government held first national stakeholder consultation on BIOFIN project
• Renowned film-maker Lakshman Rao Mohite alias Geethapriya died
• Former Sikkim Governor Ventrapragada Rama Rao passed away
• Delhi Acers defeated Mumbai Rockets to clinch Premier Badminton League title
• IPS officer Aparna Kumar became India's first civil servant to scale Mount Vinson Massif

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