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India this Week: 12 October - 18 October 2015

Oct 20, 2015 11:18 IST

India this week is a section provided by Jagranjosh.com to help the students and aspirants of various competitive exams to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

12 October

•Tamil Nadu Government banned drug Ketoprofen to save vultures
•Environment Compensation Charge to be imposed on commercial vehicles entering Delhi: SC
•Gujarat proposed 15375 crore rupees AMRUT Plan to ensure basic infrastructure in 31 mission cities
•Infosys appointed Ranganath D Mavinakere as CFO
•Veteran filmmaker I.V. Sasi honoured with J.C. Daniel Award
•Telenor appointed Sharad Mehrotra as India CEO
•Alkesh Sharma appointed as CEO and MD of Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corp
•Sweet banana species, Musa Indandamanensis, discovered in tropical rain forest of Andaman Islands

13 October

•Ministry of Shipping launched a programme to develop 78 Lighthouses as tourism centers
•Rajasthan government signed 27 MoUs under Housing for All scheme
•Delhi government launched Bill Banvao, Inaam Pao scheme
•Reliance Power appointed N Venugopala Rao as CEO
•Arun Jaitley chosen 'Finance Minister of the Year, Asia' by Emerging Markets
•PS Jayakumar appointed as MD and CEO of Bank of Baroda
•Uttar Pradesh Government launched mobile app mSehat for health workers

14 October

•Union Cabinet approved RCE for Kaladan Multi Modal Project in Myanmar
•Union Cabinet approved MoU between ITA in Taipei and TECC in India
•Central Victim Compensation Fund set up with 200 crore rupees by Union Government
•Union Cabinet approved MoU with Mozambique for cooperation in renewable energy
•Union Government approved performance-linked payment for CIL officers
•Tata Housing tied-up with Facebook to sell its affordable homes online
•Omid Kordestani appointed as Executive Chairman of Twitter
•Admiral Radhakrishna Hariram Tahiliani (Retd) passed away

15 October

•Zaheer Khan retired from International Cricket
•SC allowed use of Aadhar Card for all Central and State Welfare schemes on voluntary basis
•Rameswaram, birthplace of Dr. Abdul Kalam, included as 498th town under AMRUT
•First time in eight years fiscal balance turned surplus in August 2015: CGA
•RBI formed Financial Inclusion Fund with 2000 crore rupees corpus
•National Cadet Corps National Games 2015 concluded
•Union Government flagged off Science Express Climate Action Special train
•Jharkhand signed GCA with GAIL for construction of Urja Ganga Jagdishpur-Haldia Pipeline
•President Pranab Mukherjee concluded his 3-nation tour to Jordan, Palestine and Israel
•DRDO Missile Complex renamed as Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Missile Complex

16 October

•SC declared National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) unconstitutional
•TRAI made mandatory for telecom operators to compensate for call drops from 1 January 2016
•Maharashtra Government declared 14708 villages as drought-hit
•Aditya Birla Group launched online fashion store Abof.com
•Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi conferred Harvard University’s 2015 Humanitarian of the Year Award
•MK Surana appointed as the CMD of Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd

17 October

•Union Ministry of Environment extended validity of Environment Clearance to 7 years

18 October

•Union Government extended stock limits on pulses to four categories of stocks
•Vivo assigned the Title Sponsorship of Indian Premier League
•Baichung Bhutia appointed as AIFF’s Advisor
•Swadhar Greh scheme approved by Haryana Government for women in distress
•India among top ten investors in the USA in 2015: Baker & McKenzie
•Housing.com appointed Mani Rangarajan as CFO
•Urvashi Rautela crowned Miss Diva 2015
•Smita Patil: A Brief Incandescence by Maithili Rao launched
•Renowned Egyptian writer Gamal al-Ghitani died

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