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India This Week: 14 December-20 December 2015

Dec 21, 2015 12:30 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 14 December to 20 December 2015. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

14 December 2015
• Lok Sabha passed Atomic Energy (Amendment) Bill, 2015
• Operation Smile-II to start from 1 January 2016
• Union Government appointed L Narasimha Reddy to head Judicial Committee on OROP
• West Bengal Government honoured Bappi Lahiri and Kumar Sanu with Lifetime Achievement Awards
• Renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman won 2016 Genesis Prize

15 December 2015
• World Bank approved 1.5 billion US dollar loan to support Clean India Campaign
• AP Shah Committee appointed to look into ONGC, RIL dispute on KG gas fields
• Union Ministry of Finance raised monetary limit for filing appeals in Courts
• Apurvi Chandela, Chain Singh won Gold at 59th National Shooting Championship
• Shiva, Mandeep among four boxers to receive IOC Olympic scholarships
• Green Peace India released report on National Air Quality Index of 17 cities
• Delhi became first state to implement Radhakrishnan panel recommendations on Road Safety
• Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation approved Smart City Proposal for Maharashtra
• UP Governor Ram Naik gave assent to state’s Revenue Code (Amendment) Ordinance 2015
• Arun Kumar Jain appointed Central Board of Direct Taxes Chairman
• Commanders Conference held in Kochi
• CII Industrial Innovation Awards 2015 conferred upon 35 companies
• CII-ITC Sustainability Awards 2015 for Excellence in Sustainable Business conferred

16 December 2015
• ISRO’ PSLV-C29 successfully launched 6 Singapore satellites into space
• Appointing Hindu temple priests as per Hindu rituals (Agamas) do not violate right to equality: SC
• Prepare Draft Memorandum of Procedure on Appointment of Judges to Higher Judiciary: SC to Government
• Union Cabinet approved MoU with BRICS for energy conservation
• Union Cabinet approved revised Model Text for Indian Bilateral Investment Treaty
• Lok Sabha passed Bill to create Commercial Benches in High Courts
• RBI liable to disclose information about banks under RTI Act: Supreme Court
• Union Cabinet approved Amendments in the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1950
• SC banned registration of new diesel SUVs, luxury cars in Delhi till 31 March 2016
• Supreme Court appointed Virendra Singh as Lokayukta of Uttar Pradesh
• AP cabinet decided to abolish VAT, CST on sugar factories
• Maharashtra announced 10512 crore rupees aid for farmers hit by drought
• MLAs of Arunachal Pradesh Assembly passed resolution to remove Speaker Nabam Rebia
• Vijay Diwas observed across the country to commemorate India’s victory in 1971 war
• French President Francois Hollande to be Chief Guest at Republic Day in India
• The Bose Brothers and Indian Independence – An Insider’s Account authored by Madhuri Bose

17 December 2015
• Lok Sabha passed Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2015
• RBI released final guidelines of Marginal Cost of Funds Methodology to calculate Interest Rates
• Justice Reva Khetrapal took oath as Delhi's Lokayukta
• Veteran Communist leader Noorul Huda passed away
• Sahitya Akademi awards announced for the year 2015

18 December 2015
• New Species of Eel, Gymnothorax mishrai discovered along West Bengal coast
• West Bengal Government approved proposal for formation of 5 new districts
• Noted theatre artiste Chatla Sriramulu passed away
• Radha Krishna Mathur appointed as Chief Information Commissioner of India
• DAC approved purchase of Russian S-400 Triumf Air Defence Missile System

19 December 2015
• UN launched 2016 International Year of Pulses

20 December 2015
• Abhay Singh won U-19 Singapore Squash Open
• Eugenson Lyngdoh and Bala Devi bagged top AIFF honours
• Chennaiyin FC crowned 2015 ISL champion

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