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India This Week: 13 July-19 July 2015

Jul 20, 2015 17:12 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 July to 19 July 2015. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

13 July 2015
• MoD and MSDE signed MoU to increase employability of ex-servicemen
• Union Government decided to cap kerosene subsidy at Rs 12 per litre
• IT department launched OTP to e-file Income Tax
• BCCI suspended Mumbai Ranji player Hiken Shah for corruption
• 55th National Inter State Senior Athletics Championships concluded in Tamil Nadu
• PM Narendra Modi concluded his 6-nation tour to Russia and five Central Asian nations
• Former BSFI president Pashupatinath Roy died
• Lt General Man Mohan Singh Rai appointed as Vice-Chief of Indian Army
• Patnitop Tunnel, India’s longest road tunnel, set to open in 2016
• BCCI suspended Mumbai Ranji player Hiken Shah for corruption

14 July 2015
• Defence Acquisition Council approved defence proposals worth 30000 crore rupees
• Union Government, Facebook launched #100Women Initiative to recognize 100 women achievers of India
• Union Ministry of Urban Development launched nationwide HRIDAY scheme from Amritsar
• India’s first railway-line built under PPP model inaugurated in Gujarat
• IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals suspended for two years by Justice Lodha panel
• NGT suggested variable office hours to cut pollution
• Union Government approved Transit Oriented Development policy for Delhi
• Maharashtra assembly passed Guarantee of Public Services Bill, 2015
• 12-day Godavari Maha Pushkaram began in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh
• Rakesh Sahni appointed as Chairman of Narmada Valley Development Authority
• Make in India initiative of DIPP won Frost and Sullivan’s 2015 Economic Development Innovation Award
• Tamil music composer Manayangath Subramanian Viswanathan died
• Nashik-Trimbakeshwar Simhastha Kumbh Mela began in Maharsahtra
• 12-day Godavari Maha Pushkaram began in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh
• NGT suggested variable office hours to cut pollution
• IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals suspended for two years by Justice Lodha panel
• IAMAI-ICRIER released a report titled An Inquiry into the Impact of India’s App Economy

15 July 2015
• RBI constituted Deepak Mohanty Committee on Medium-term Path on Financial Inclusion
• Manipur Legislative Assembly unanimously resolved to withdraw MRVTMW Bill, 2015
• PetroFed Oil & Gas Industry Awards 2014 conferred
• AP Government formed one-member panel to probe Rajahmundry stampede during Godavari Maha Pushkaram
• SC judge sought clarity on constitutional status of Chief Justice of India
• PM launched Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana to impart skill training to youth
• SC termed National Pharmaceutical Pricing Policy as unreasonable and irrational
• Union Agriculture Minister launched PGS-India, Soil Health Card and FQCS Web Portals
• PM unveiled National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015
• Union Government launched four initiatives as part of Skill India vision
• Union Government launched National Mission for Skill Development
• Champions League T20 scrapped due to limited public following
• Kerala Cricket Association not a public office: Kerala High Court
• Manipur Legislative Assembly unanimously resolved to withdraw MRVTMW Bill, 2015
• Veteran Telugu playback singer V Ramakrishna died
• Remnants of India's one of the oldest port discovered in Goa
• Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Churachandpur of Manipur won 18th National Youth Parliament Competition
• PetroFed Oil & Gas Industry Awards 2014 conferred

16 July 2015
• Union Government brought 39 more drugs under price control regime
• Union Cabinet approved redevelopment of 400 railway stations through Swiss Challenge method
• India and World Bank signed Financing Agreement for Andhra Pradesh Disaster Recovery Project
• CCEA approved creation of Intra State Transmission System in 7 States
• DoT released A K Bhargava committee report on Net Neutrality
• Union Government approved signing of India-Canada Civil Aviation Pact
• RBI permitted CBS-enabled Cooperative Banks to issue ATM cards in tie-up with a sponsor bank
• Overall direct lending to farmers should not fall below average of past 3 years: RBI
• India’s 1st indigenously designed and developed High Thrust cryogenic rocket engine tested
• AAI formed enquiry panel to probe World University Games fiasco
• White-Fi technology of Microsoft to boost Digital India Initiative
• INS Astravahini decommissioned after 31 years of service
• Union Cabinet approved setting up of Panagariya Committtee to classify Caste Census data, 2011

17 July 2015
• Union Government launched Delhi Police Railway Helpline Number 1512
• Ministry of Railways modified few tatkal ticket booking rules
• RBI signed Special Currency Swap Agreement with the Central Bank of Sri Lanka
• CCI imposed Rs 671 crore penalties on 4 state-run insurance companies
• A woman having a child through surrogacy is entitled to maternity leave: Delhi HC
• 2nd Sohra Marathon held in Meghalaya
• Prashant Pathrabe appointed as Interim Director of Film and Television Institute of India
• MAIT-IMRB released ITOPS 2015 Study on IT hardware market performance

18 July 2015
• J&K’s special status under article 370 of the Indian Constitution cannot be altered: HC
• Kerala tourism's Muziris heritage project bagged PATA award
• Varunavat Mountain witnessed crack in its range; landslides feared
• Jagannath Rath Yatra began in Puri, Odisha
• Kutchi New Year observed in Kutch Region of Gujarat

19 July 2015
• Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated first 'Aam Aadmi Clinic' at Peeragarhi Relief Camp
• Noted Urdu writer Dr Bisheshar Pradeep died

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