India this Week: 14 August to 20 August 2017

Aug 23, 2017 10:00 IST

India this week is provided by to help the students and aspirants of various competitive exams. The segment provides most important events that occurred from 14 August to 20 August 2017. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

14 August
• Maharashtra Chief Minister launches Namo Yuva Rojgar Kendra
• GeM and CII sign MoU to establish GeMSamvad
• India has 27312 elephants: All-India Elephant Population Estimation

15 August
• India’s first Partition Museum opens after 70 years of Independence

16 August
• Bullock Cart Racing to remain banned in Maharashtra until rules are out: Bombay HC
• Union Cabinet approves completion of North Koel Reservoir Project
• Union Cabinet approves new Metro Rail Policy
• Union Cabinet approves creation of non-lapsable Madhyamik and Uchchtar Shiksha Kosh
• LED bulbs, tubelights, fans to go on sale at petrol pumps across India
• Mamta Suri takes charge as Executive Director of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board
• Union Government releases 4th Advance Estimate of production of major crops for 2016-17
• RBI makes Aadhar linkage mandatory for farmers to avail short-term crop loans in 2017-18
• Union Cabinet approves MoU between India and Sweden on Intellectual Property Rights
• Union Government signs GEF Grant Agreement with World Bank
• Cabinet approves raising Rs 9020 Cr for Long Term Irrigation Fund

17 August

• Cabinet approves procedure and mechanism for Strategic Disinvestment
• NHAI launches mobile App MyFASTag and FASTag Partner
• Union Environment Ministry launches Harit Diwali, Swasth Diwali Campaign
• Defence Ministry clears proposal to procure 6 Apache attack helicopters for Army
• President gives away National Safety Awards (Mines) for the years 2013 & 2014
• Sanjiv Gupta appointed as President and MD of General Motors India

18 August
• Two new species of Earthworm discovered in Kerala
• RBI to issue new fluorescent blue Rs 50 banknotes

19 August
• Union Government plans 40% reservation for girls at Navodaya schools
• India’s first calf born to surrogate cow in Pune’s mobile lab
• First three of 24 fast track courts for Maharashtra to be set up in Mumbai, Thane

20 August
• Union Ministry of Defence approves delegation of Powers to Border Roads Organisation
• Assam government to launch Compassionate family pension instead of employment
• Strict action to be taken against violators of sex determination laws, Bombay HC
• Nagaland Government constitutes committee to review Nagaland Municipal Act 2001

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