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India This Week: 13 March-19 March 2017

Mar 20, 2017 14:50 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 that occurred between 6 March and 12 March 2017. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

13 March 2017
• Arun Jaitley gets charge of defence ministry after Manohar Parrikar resigns
• Malayalam filmmaker Diphan passes away

14 March 2017
• Lok Sabha passes the Enemy Property Bill 2016
• Manohar Parrikar sworn in as Chief Minister of Goa
• SBI announces Rs 6000-cr tractor loan settlement scheme
• Footwear Design and Development Institute Bill, 2017 introduced in Lok Sabha
• Union Minister Uma Bharti introduced bill on inter-state river water dispute in Lok Sabha
• Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar appointed as Acting Chief Justice of J&K High Court
• 2016 Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Rashtriya Krishi Vigyan Protsahan Puraskar presented
• Madhukar Gupta Committee report submitted to Union Government
• Hockey India brings on board four Scientific Advisors
• SBI announces Rs 6000-cr tractor loan settlement scheme
• Bibhu Prasad Kanungo appointed as Deputy Governor of RBI

15 March 2017
• MCD elections to be held on 22 April 2017
• Krishi Unnati Mela 2017 inaugurated in New Delhi
• Union Cabinet apprised of MoUs for cooperation in youth and sports matters with Indonesia & Kyrgyzstan
• Three-day International conference on Occupational, Safety and Health to begin in Delhi
• Shashank Manohar steps down as ICC Chairman
• Andhra Pradesh State Budget 2017-18 presented
• Nongthombam Biren Singh sworn in as Chief Minister of Manipur
• Union Government approves National Health Policy 2017
• Union Cabinet approves MoU between LBSNAA and NIPAM for capacity building of public officials
• Union Cabinet approves Policy for Early Monetization of Coal Bed Methane Gas Marketing
• Commerce Minister launched a new scheme to address needs of exporters
• FTII and Canon sign MoU to promote short courses in Film & Television
• Union Cabinet approves revised pact on Border Haats with Bangladesh
• Union Cabinet approves Indian Institutes of Information Technology (Public-Private Partnership) Bill, 2017
• CCEA approves setting up of 50 new Kendriya Vidyalayas
• Sale of 24% equity in Lubrizol India by Indian Oil to Lubrizol Corporation, USA approved
• Karnataka State Budget 2017-18 presented
• Union Cabinet approves special assistance measure for Andhra Pradesh
• World Bank Group approved USD 210 million for strengthening gram panchayats in West Bengal
• ICAR, ICRISAT signed collaborative agreement for crop improvement

16 March 2017
• New Chairperson of National Commission for Safai Karamcharis Manhar Valji assumed office
• 2017-18 Tamil Nadu budget presented
• Captain Amarinder Singh sworn in as Chief Minister of Punjab
• World Bank Board approves USD 175 million National Hydrology Project of India
• Parliamentary panel suggests BSNL-MTNL merger for long-term survival
• Sachin Tendulkar appointed as UNICEF Ambassador for ICC Women’s World Cup 2017
• Jwala Gutta included in Governing Body of Sports Authority of India
• Audit how much timber and money are generated from felling of trees in Delhi: High Court to CAG
• Solar Energy Scheme for Small Powerloom Units approved

17 March 2017
• Kalpana Chawla remembered on 55th birth anniversary
• Dalai Lama Inaugurated the International Buddhist Conference in Bihar
• India-Russia Military Industrial Conference held in New Delhi

18 March 2017
• Trivendra Singh Rawat sworn-in as Uttarakhand Chief Minister
• Bandhan Bank signs pact with Avenues India to enhance customer support
• Yogi Adityanath elected as Leader of UP BJP State Legislature Party
• First ever Made-in-India train flagged off at Dadar station
• Renowned Meteorologist, Dev Raj Sikka passes away

19 March 2017
• Delhi High Court rules that parents can evict abusive children from their house
• India’s longest road tunnel completes trial run’
• Indo-Oman joint army exercise Al Nagah-II 2017 concluded
• Yogi Adityanath sworn-in as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
• Cheteshwar Pujara plays India's longest innings
• Mumbai lose its permanent status in BCCI
• Delhi High Court rules that parents can evict abusive children from their house
• Five-month-long economic blockade of Manipur comes to an end

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