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India This Week: 14 March 2016–20 March 2016

Mar 21, 2016 10:54 IST

India this week provided by Jagranjosh.com is prepared with an intention help the aspirants and students of various competitive exams.

14 March 2016
• India successfully test-fired Agni-I ballistic missile
• India Post selected Deloitte as consultant for payments bank
• Odisha Cabinet approved constitution of Food Commission as per NFSA
• Telangana State Budget 2016-17 presented
• Jammu & Kashmir State Administrative Council approved Industrial Policy-2016
• UP Cabinet approved Senior Citizen Policy
• NBFC Altico Capital appointed Naina Lal Kidwai as independent non-executive director

15 March 2016
• Pope Francis announced Mother Teresa to be granted Sainthood
• Punjab State Budget 2016-17 presented
• India became second biggest investor in London

16 March 2016
• Rajya Sabha passed Sikh Gurdwaras (Amendment) Bill, 2016
• Shehnai exponent Ustad Ali Ahmad Hussain Khan died
• NRDC signed License Agreement with Kudos Laboratories for commercialization of anti-diabetic drug Ayush-82
• Punjab Government notified Swine Flu under Epidemic Disease Act
• Goa State Budget 2016-17 presented

17 March 2016
• Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan launched FCI’s Depot Online System
• Vijay Mallya resigned as Director of Royal Challengers Sports Private Limited
• Goa government classified its country liquor, Feni as Heritage Spirit of Goa
• India, WB signed USD 35 Million loan agreement for MP Citizen Access to Responsive Services Project
• Bharti Airtel acquired Videocon's spectrum in 6 circles for 4428 crore rupees
• Ministry of Railways and ISRO signed MoU for Remote Sensing and GIS Technologies
• TCS named official technology partner for Virgin Money London Marathon
• Ritu Beri appointed advisor to Khadi and Village Industries Commission
• AP Government signed MoU with Cisco to launch AP Fiber Net

18 March 2016
• Skoch Lifetime Achievement Award conferred on Venkaiah Naidu
• Maharashtra State Budget 2016-17 presented
• Supreme Court modified Guidelines on Regulating Government Advertisements
• Union Government notified new Plastic Waste Management Rules to curb 6000 tonnes of plastic waste
• Union Ministry of Finance notified interest rates on various Small Saving Schemes for Q1 of 2016-17
• Indian Air Force successfully conducted Exercise Iron Fist in Pokhran

19 March 2016
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Kisan Suvidha mobile app
• Prime Minister conferred National Krishi Karman Awards 2014-15
• Yogeshwar Dutt clinched gold medal in Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament

20 March 2016
• HS Prannoy won 2016 Swiss Open men's singles title
• SSP Chawrasia won Hero Indian Open title of Golf
• Gurmeet Singh became first Indian to win Gold Medal in Asian 20 Kilometer Race Walk

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