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India This Week: 14 April-20 April 2014

Apr 21, 2014 13:02 IST

To help the aspirants of competitive exams, the Jagranjosh.com provide a segment named India this week. This segment will help the candidates to revise the latest updates of the week.

14 April 2014

• PC Parakh authored book Crusader or Conspirator? Coalgate and other Truths released
• India becomes net steel exporter after a gap of 6 years
• SSB to inducts Women as Combat Officers
• Baroda wins Syed Mushtaq Ali Cricket T20 Trophy

15 April 2014
• GOI extends Tourist Visa-on-Arrival Scheme to the citizens of the South Korea    
• ECI launches Election Visitors Programme 2014
• Women Employee can get uninterrupted leave for two years for childcare: Supreme Court    
• SC recognizes Transgenders as third category of sex
• Portal ‘RAILSAVER’ launched to Improve Energy Efficiency in Indian Railways
• Basel Committee issues Final standards to curb exposures of banks to customers
• SBI launches financing scheme for women fashion boutique owners
• Economic Affairs Secretary Arvind Mayaram designated as new Finance Secretary

16 April 2014
• 61st National Film Awards: Ship of Theseus wins Best Feature Film
• Inflation based on WPI reaches 3-month high of 5.7% in March 2014
• New software app Sandesh Pathak developed to help farmers
• Union Cabinet approves the appointment of Narendra Kothari as Chairman of NMDC
• PGCIL & PGCB to conduct joint feasibility study to export 100 MW power to Bangladesh

17 April 2014

• Admiral RK Dhowan appointed as the new Navy Chief
• SEBI issues detailed Corporate Governance Norms
• CAG empowered to audit private telecom companies: SC
• Piramal Enterprises Ltd decides to acquire 20 percent stake in Shriram Capital
• Russia, Ukraine and West sign Deal to ease Ukrainian crisis

18 April 2014
• Borewell Robot, developed to rescue kids who fall into borewells    
• First double-decker flyover opened at Mumbai

19 April 2014
• Mathangi Sathyamurthy to receive M S Subbulakshmi Award 2014
• IFFCO gets permission from Quebec Provincial Government to set up Urea plant
• Hockey India appointed Harendra Singh as coach of junior team
• Joshna Chinappa wins inaugural Richmond Open of Squash
• High content of manganese detected in Selaulim reservoir of Goa
• BMB sign an agreement with Trends to promote Women Entrepreneurship
• China announces to host Western Pacific Naval Symposium

20 April 2014

• Union Government decides to continue export subsidy of 3300 rupees per tonne on raw sugar export
• USA Government approves Palcohol - powdered alcohol

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