India This Week: 13 February-19 February 2017

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Feb 20, 2017 11:40 IST
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India this week is a section provided by to help the students and aspirants of various competitive exams. The segment provides most important events that occurred between 13 February and 19 February 2017. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

13 February 2017
• Karnataka passed Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Karnataka Amendment) Bill, 2017
• Indian Railways Dedicated Freight Corridor: First portion to be operational by 2018
• India’s first floating elementary school inaugurated on Manipur’s Loktak Lake
• India won one match test series against Bangladesh 1-0

14 February 2017
• FSSAI formed Scientific Panel on Food Fortification and Nutrition
• Supreme Court convicted Sasikala in disproportionate assets case
• International Aero India 2017 held in Bengaluru
• ISRO plans Venus mission, wants to revisit Red planet
• Union Government signs agreement with Croatia on economic cooperation
• Publications Division, Sasta Sahitya Mandal signed MoU for joint publication of books
• India joins UN’s Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
• Haryana government imposes curbs on liquor consumption
• Sub-committee to frame blueprint on Integrated Dairy Complexes constituted in Haryana
• ReNew Power Ventures sells 10% stake to JERA

15 February 2017
• ISRO successfully launched record 104 satellites including Cartosat-2 in single mission
• Union Cabinet approved establishment of Food Legumes Research Platform in Madhya Pradesh
• Union Cabinet approves merger of 5 associate banks with SBI
• Union Cabinet approved amendments to Collection of Statistics Act, 2008
• Award of contracts under Discovered Small Field Policy Bidding Round – 2016 approved
• Piyush Goyal launched TAMRA Portal for transparent Mining Clearances
• Indian Panorama Film Festival begins in Port Blair
• EPFO launches Employees Enrolment Campaign 2017
• Justice Vikramajit Sen takes charge of Delhi and Districts Cricket Association
• Kerala Government gave approval for airport in Sabarimala
• Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare presented Kayakalp Awards 2016-17
• Bihar’s new service rules bar government employees from consuming liquor

16 February 2017
• Norman Isaac became first Indian to be FIBA’s Technical Delegate
• Palaniswami Sworn in as new Tamil Nadu Chief Minister
• Kerala: A group, Thanal, launches helpline number for waste management
• Set up in-house expert bodies to remove info on sex determination: SC to Search Engines
• Vikas Swarup appointed High Commissioner of lndia to Canada
• Kids with ADHD have some brain regions smaller than normal: Study
• Air India inducts A320 neo plane, to add 13 more in 2017
• Tata Motors, Microsoft India signed strategic agreement to leverage IoT & AI
• Reliance Defence, Dassault incorporated joint venture to execute Rafale deal

17 February 2017
• Marriages (Compulsory Registration and Prevention of wasteful expenditure) Bill, 2016 seeks to check extravagant spending in weddings
• Hindi Scholar and writer Surendra Verma selected for Vyas Samman 2016
• Water Conservation may become part of syllabus
• ISRO successfully tests its Cryogenic Stage for GSLV MkIII for the Flight Duration
• Momentum Jharkhand Global Investors’ Summit 2017 concluded

18 February 2017
• India ranks 143rd in 2017 Index of Economic Freedom
• INSV Tarini inducted into Indian Navy
• Hema Malini: Beyond the Dream Girl authored by Ram Kamal Mukherjee
• Indian Coast Guard Ship ICGS AYUSH commissioned in Kochi
• GST Council approved bill to reimburse revenue loss to States
• ISRO: India may fulfill its energy requirements from Moon by 2030

19 February 2017
• Barren Island, India’s only live volcano, active again
• Former Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir dies
• Nagaland: Chief Minister TR Zeliang resigned
• Rajkummar Rao's 'Newton' wins Art Cinema honour at Berlinale
• CM Manohar Lal conferred Haryana’s highest sports award to 42 sportspersons
• Oriental Bank of Commerce launched five new products to mark 75th Foundation Day
• Milind Soman completes 517.5-km-long Ultraman race barefoot

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