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India This Week: 15 August-21 August 2016

India this week is a section provided by Jagranjosh.com to help the students and aspirants of various competitive exams.

Aug 22, 2016 15:15 IST
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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 15 August to 21 August 2016. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

15 August 2016
• CLRI scientist P Shanmugam awarded with APJ Abdul Kalam award
• Shashi Shekhar Committee on World Culture Festival of AOL submitted report to NGT
• A R Rahman honoured with Tamil Ratna Award
• Prominent Malayalam script writer TA Rasaq passes away
• Gymnothorax indicus, new species of eel found in Bay of Bengal

16 August 2016
• Renowned Punjabi writer Gurdial Singh passes away
• Unilever Plc acquires Swedish firm Blueair
• The Ocean of Churn: How the Indian Ocean Shaped Human History authored by Sanjeev Sanyal

17 August 2016
• Najma Heptullah appointed as Governor of Manipur
• Union Government launched TARANG, e-Trans & DEEP to enhance transparency in power sector
• India Post Payments Bank incorporated
• Hindi author Sunita Jain conferred with Vyas Samman award 2015

18 August 2016
• SBI board approved merger of 5 associate banks, BMB with itself
• Union Government launches web portal for star rating of major mineral mines
• Noted Odia actor Gobind Tej passes away

19 August 2016
• Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma to be conferred with Sangeet Martand Ustad Chand Khan Lifetime Achievement Award
• Former international umpire Subrata Banerjee dies

20 August 2016
• Union Cabinet approves Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2016
• Urjit R Patel appointed as 24th Governor of Reserve Bank of India
• Andhra Pradesh launches DNA Index System to tackle crime

21 August 2016
• Kamal Haasan chosen for France’s Chevalier de L’Ordre Arts et Lettres
• BRICS women parliamentarians’ forum passes Jaipur Declaration
• IOA Chief N Ramachandran bestowed with the Olympic Order award

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