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India This Week: 13 October-19 October 2014

Oct 20, 2014 15:04 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 October to 19 October 2014. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

13 October 2014
• Indo-Bangladesh Joint Rafting Expedition on River Siyom, Arunachal Pradesh
• Paralympic Games to be held in India in February 2015
• Mary Kom voted as India's Most Valuable Player in Asian Games 2014
• Cyclone Hudhud struck coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha
• Tata Value homes launched www.tatavaluehomes.com to sell homes online

14 October 2014
• President Pranab Mukherjee visited Norway
• Union Ministry of H&FW banned the import of animal tested cosmetics in India
• Exports increased 2.73 percent in September 2014: Union Ministry of Commerce
• JagranJosh.com MBA Champion Competition Launched
• Union Finance Ministry approved 25 FDI proposals with total investment of 1546 crore rupees
• IOC to invest 4 billion US dollar in British Columbia, Canada to source LNG
• Kotak Mahindra Bank launched Facebook-based funds transfer platform KayPay
• IMImobile Ltd acquired UK-based mobile messaging platform TxtLocal Ltd

15 October 2014
• Telugu writer Turaga Janaki Rani died
• Sadiq, a 10-year-old terminally ill boy, became Hyderabad’s police commissioner for a day
• American actress Elizabeth Pena passed away
• Union Ministry of S&T launched a Joint Indo-Canadian Science Programme
• Karnataka Lokayukta ordered probe into misuse of 32 crore rupees funds for afforestation
• IndiGo signed a MoU to buy 250 A320neo planes from Airbus Group

16 October 2014
• ACC approved appointment of Rajiv Mehrishi as the Union Finance Secretary
• Arvind Subramanian appointed as Chief Economic Advisor
• ISRO Chairman K Radhakrishnan announced to launch GSLV Mark-III in 45 days
• DoPT amended the selection procedure for the post of chief of CVC
• Union government launched Deendayal Upadhyay Shramev Jayate Karyakram
• Government to import potatoes for 1st time to check rising prices
• Luis Suarez received European Golden Boot Award 2014
• ISRO successfully launched third navigation satellite IRNSS 1C
• ISRO re-positioned Mars Orbiter, Mangalyaan to save it from Comet Siding Spring

17 October 2014
• PSN Rao appointed as Chairman of the DUAC
• Union Home Ministry drafted a new counter-Naxal doctrine
• India won the 2014 West Indies tour of India cricket series, 2-1
• India successfully test-fired nuclear capable Nirbhay cruise missile
• Union Home Ministry announced to rename 12 cities and towns of Karnataka

18 October 2014
• Union Government launched Jammu Kashmir Arogya Gram Yojna Farming scheme in J&K
• Union Cabinet approved inter-governmental MoU to upgrade Chabahar port of Iran
• Union Cabinet approved Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-1
• Flipkart signed real estate lease deal with Embassy Office Parks

19 October 2014
• Five year old Indian boy Harshit Saumitra become the youngest to reach the EBC
• Union Government decided to re-launch Direct Benefit Transfer scheme
• Union Government started training for Ebola Caregivers
• Indian batsman Virat Kohli claimed number two slot in the ICC rankings
• BJP emerged as the largest party in the 2014 Assembly Elections of Maharashtra
• BJP won the Assembly Elections of Haryana; secured majority for the first time
• Myntra to open London Office to Partner European Brands

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