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India This Week: 13 April–19 April 2015

Apr 20, 2015 12:47 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 13 April to 19 April 2015. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

13 April 2015
• Union Government notified National Judicial Appointments Commission Act, 2014
• WEF released a report titled Urban Development Recommendations for India under FUDS initiative
• BHEL commissioned 600 MW thermal unit at Dhabra in Chhattisgarh
• Baba Ramdev to be accorded the status of Cabinet Minister by Haryana Government

14 April 2015
• Union Government decided to relax the quality norms for procurement of wheat in Haryana
• Union Ministry of Home Affairs renamed Tourist Visa on Arrival scheme as e-Tourist Visa
• Haryana Government notified forests in Aravalli range are not a forest
• Fourth Lighthouse Museum of India to be opened at Kannur, Kerala
• Union Government planned to push for Green Bonds to meets its target of renewable energy
• TRAI received over three lakh e-mails in support of Net Neutrality
• Union Government constituted Task Force on Interlinking of Rivers
• Arun Jaitley inaugurated Vividh Bharati Service of Delhi on FM Mode

15 April 2015
• Justice AR Dave recused from Constitutional Bench hearing petitions challenging NJAC Act, 2014
• 45-day long annual fishing ban on Eastern Coast of India started
• Sachin Tendulkar elected as member of Laureus Sports Academy
• Dr. Mohan Kumar appointed as Ambassador of India to France
• Justice Meenakshi Madan Rai sworn in as first lady judge of Sikkim HC
• Assamese film director, actor Bidyut Chakraborty died

16 April 2015
• SC declared fundamental right to speech cannot be misused to abuse nationally revered figures
• Delhi Government launched the third phase of Mass Deworming Programme for school children
• Vikram Patel named among the Time 100 Most Influential People in the World List 2015
• India successfully test-fired Agni III ballistic missile from Wheelar Island

17 April 2015
• Supreme Court appointed Vivek Priyadarshi to lead the probe on IPL scandal
• SC: Can’t issue guidelines to CBFC on how to assess a movie before allowing its release
• Indian economy to grow at 7.5 per cent in 2015: Moody's
• Maharashtra Government constituted taskforce on farm development, poverty alleviation
• AP Government inked MoU with IISL Company to replace streetlights in 13 municipalities
• Union Government decided to transfer training and apprentice divisions to Skill Development Ministry
• PM Narendra Modi concluded his three-nation visit to France, Germany and Canada

18 April 2015

• Maharashtra Government decided to discontinue Guard of Honour to ministers

19 April 2015

• Kerala government launched Subodham project to end liquor abuse
• Three Indian race walkers Khushbir, Manish, Sandeep qualified for 2016 Rio Olympics
• Sitaram Yechury elected as General Secretary of CPI (M)

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