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India This Week: 11 May-17 May 2015

May 18, 2015 16:32 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 May to 17 May 2015. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

11 May 2015
• Lok Sabha passed Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets (Imposition of Tax) Bill 2015
• RBI advised all Public Sector Banks to appoint Internal Ombudsman
• Telangana Government signed MoU with Google to build a campus in Hyderabad
• India Post launched Dedicated E-Commerce Centre in New Delhi
• Hyderabad to host Indo-Global Pharma Expo and Summit 2015 in July
• National Technology Day observed in India
• Union Finance Ministry appointed Justice AP Shah Committee to look into the issue of MAT on FIIs
• K Satish Reddy appointed as Chairman of National Safety Council (NSC)
• President authorized Justice Cyriac Joseph to act as interim NHRC Chairperson

12 May 2015
• President of India appointed four Governors and transferred two
• RBI released the report titled State Finances: A Study of Budgets of 2014-15
• Moody's released the report Global Macro Outlook: 2015-16
• Lee Alan Johnson named Head Coach of U-19 football team of India
• UP Government launched Samajwadi Shudha Payjal Yojna for UP Roadways bus stations
• Bengali Writer Suchitra Bhattacharya passed away

13 May 2015
• Union Cabinet approved Namami Gange programme under National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA)
• Supreme Court issued Guidelines on Regulating Government Advertisements
• Union Cabinet approved amendments to Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2012
• Benami Transactions (Prohibition) (Amendment) Bill, 2015 introduced in Lok Sabha
• CCEA gave its approval for 5% disinvestment in NTPC and 10% in Indian Oil Corporation
• Rajya Sabha passed The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2014
• Lok Sabha approved Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2015
• Punjab government launched pan-state programme to monitor the soil health of every farm

14 May 2015

• Union Government approved Gujarat State Climate Change Action Plan 2015-2020
• Union Ministry of Minority Affairs launched USTAAD Scheme for Traditional Artisans
• RBI allowed Tap And Pay without PIN for transactions up to 2000 rupees
• Maharashtra government banned digging of borewells deeper than 200 feet
• MHRD Gave Nod for Setting up IIIT in Nagpur, Maharashtra
• Indian Scientists found a rare plant with anti-cancer properties in Western Ghats
• President Pranab Mukherjee conferred the Presidential Awards for Classical Tamil

15 May 2015

• Union Government launched Kayakalp Award Scheme to improve cleanliness in Public Health Facilities
• Union Government decided to implement NERS for women in distress
• Union Government launched Road Asset Management System for National Highways
• Bengaluru airport signed a contract with SITA to allow self check-in from June 2015
• Gagan Narang Won Bronze in 50m Rifle Prone Men Event at ISSF Rifle/Pistol World Cup in Fort Benning
• ISRO announced to commission MOTR in June 2015
• MJ Joseph appointed as Controller General of Accounts
• Anurradha Prasad conferred with Pt. Haridutt Sharma Award for Journalism and Social Services
• 6th National Conference on Nuclear Energy held in New Delhi

16 May 2015
• Official website of 10th World Hindi Conference launched
• Ravishankar Prasad inaugurated first postal ATM in Bihar

17 May 2015
• Union government allocated 5000 crore for development of AYUSH

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