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India This Week: 13 May-19 May 2013

May 20, 2013 12:00 IST

The India this week section contains information about the relevant event occurrences in and around India and this compilation will be of a great use for the students to check out the national happenings and issues under development.

13 May 2013
• The Union Government decided to publicise best practices on implementation of RTI Act by public authorities all over the country.
• Indigenously developed Rotavirus Vaccine named Rotavac was unveiled by India. DCGI approval for commercial production of the vaccine is awaited.
• The government approved new guidelines for the Indira Awas Yojna Scheme for rural poor.

14 May 2013
• Union Government set up an expert Committee to evolve a composite index to measure backwardness of states.
• Government decided to launch DBTL scheme in 20 high Aadhaar coverage districts from 1 June 2013.

15 May 2013
• Star India in the month of May 2013 launched its new movie channel, Star Movies Actions, which is targeted at male audiences.

16 May 2013
• OBC creamy layer criteria were raised to 6 lakh rupees from previous 4.5 lakh rupees by Union Cabinet of India.
• The Union government slashed the import tariff value of gold and silver to 466 Dollars per ten grams and 761 Dollars per kg, respectively.

17 May 2013
• With the implementation of the Drug Price Control Order 2013 the prices of the 348 essential medicines listed in NLEM 2011 will go down by up to 80%.

18 May 2013
• The Supreme Court of India held that the two-finger test on a rape victim violates her right to privacy.
• Indian Farmers Fertiliser Co-operative (IFFCO), signed an agreement Vale SA for supply of rock phosphate.

19 May 2013
• Singer Hariharan was conferred with the Lata Mangeshkar Samman Alankaran  which was instituted by Madhya Pradesh government in 1984.


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