India This Week: 13 January-19 January 2014

India this Week section presents the important current affairs of the week 13 January 2014 to 19 January 2014.

Jan 20, 2014 13:22 IST
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India this Week section presents the important current affairs of the week 13 January 2014 to 19 January 2014. The section provides the important events of the week in one to two lines with the objective to aid the students in effectively revising the current affairs just prior to giving an exam.

13 January 2014
• The Supreme Court of India directed the Government of India to place the report of Justice Shah Commission on illegal mining in Odisha and Jharkhand.
• Consumer Retail Inflation declined to 9.87 percent in December 2013 on account of decline in vegetable prices.

14 January 2014
• The Union Ministry of Rural Development decided to provide an additional wage employment of 50 days beyond the stipulated 100 days under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, MGNREGA for Scheduled Tribe (ST) households in forest areas.
• Oil-rich Sudan offers two oil and gas blocks, viz., Block 8 and Block 15, to ONGC Videsh Limited (OVL) on the sidelines of Petrotech 2014.
• Wholesale Inflation declined to five-month low of 6.16 percent in December 2013.

15 January 2014
• Army Day observed across India.
• The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) included Hong Kong and Macau in the sensitive list of countries along with Pakistan and China.
• Union Government allowed the import of frozen human embryos for artificial reproduction.

16 January 2014

• Union Ministry for Road Transport and Highways celebrated 25th Road Safety Week. The theme for Road Safety Week this year was when on the road, always say Pahle Aap.
• The Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by Union Minister of Agriculture approves the incentives to the sugar industry for exports of up to 40 lakh tonnes of raw sugar for two years.

17 January 2014
• Vice President releases the book titled Sangharsh Ke Safar Ka Nayak Mulayam written by Omveer Tomar.
• Dr Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin spiritual head of the Dawoodi Bohra community died of cardiac arrest in Mumbai. He was 102.

18 January 2014
• Cyrus Mistry won the DSC prize 2014 for South Asian literature for his book Chronicles of a Corpse Bearer. Mistry was awarded with a cash price of 50000 dollars at Jaipur International Literature Festival 2014.
• Union Government of India extended the implementation of National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013 to the States of Karnataka and Chhattisgarh.


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