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India This Week: 12 January-18 January 2015

Jan 19, 2015 14:49 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 12 January to 18 January 2015. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

12 January 2015
• CSO released Quick Estimates of Index for Industrial Production for November 2014
• RBI and ECB signed MoU on cooperation in Central Banking
• SEBI proposed easier norms for domestic mutual fund managers
• Idukki in Kerala became first District of India to have Complete Rural Broadband Coverage
• Supreme Court issued notice to Union Government on voting rights for inter-state migrants
• President signed Ordinance to amend Mines and Minerals Development & Regulation Act, 1957
• Union Government identified five areas for Varanasi-Kyoto partnership

13 January 2015
• Union Government reconstituted Pollution Control Board Working Group
• Supreme Court sought assistance of Premier institutes to find missing children
• Union Ministry of Health proposed COTPA (Amendment) Bill 2015
• Ministry of Railways inaugurated India’s first CNG powered train
• Golfer Anirban Lahiri voted Asian Tour’s 2014 Players’ Player of the Year
• NGT gave directions to clean Yamuna under Maily se Nirmal Yamuna Revitalization Plan 2017

14 January 2015
• RBI relaxed Forex Hedging Norms for Exporters and Importers
• NFL, EIL and FCIL signed agreement to form Ramagundam Fertilizers and Chemicals Ltd
• Wholesale price Index-based Inflation raised 0.11 percent in December 2014
• Bhakti Sharma set world record by swimming 1.4 miles in 52 minutes in the Antarctic Ocean

15 January 2015
• RBI issued final guidelines for banks to act as Insurance brokers
• RBI cut Repo Rate by 0.25% in sixth Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2014-15
• Trade deficit of India declined to ten month low in December 2014
• Indian cricket team’s new ODI kit launched
• Critically endangered Forest Owlet sighted in Betul, Madhya Pradesh

16 January 2015
• Union Government launched two schemes to support Scheduled Castes
• CCEA approved revised buffer norms of foodgrains for better management of food stocks
• Stephen Constantine appointed as head coach of India's men football team
• J & K selected for the National Award of e-Governance for Best District Level initiative

17 January 2015
• Former PM Manmohan Singh adopted Pachim Bekeli Gaon Panchyat under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana
• Jimjang Deru created national record in weightlifting in 56-kg category
• Pankaj Advani won National Billiards title for seventh time
• HDFC Bank featured among world's 50 most valuable banks in 2014
• Indigenously-built Light Combat Aircraft Tejas handed over to IAF

18 January 2015
• National Immunization Day for the year 2015 observed on 18 January
• Paladugu Venkata Rao, former Minister of Andhra Pradesh, died
• Prime Minister of Bhutan Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay visited India
• Hyderabad to host World Congress on Information Technology in 2018

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