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India This Week: 15 February-21 February 2016

Feb 22, 2016 17:23 IST

India this week provided by Jagranjosh.com seeks to help the students and aspirants of various competitive exams in revising and recollecting the important news and events just before the exam.

15 February 2016
• Supreme Court upheld Army’s Command Exit Model of Preferential Promotion
• Ministry of Heavy Industries unveiled National Capital Goods Policy 2016
• Jauna Murmu, Ranjit Nayak included in Target Olympic Podium Scheme
• 1st Mega Food Park of Jharkhand inaugurated at Getalsud
• Tata Teleservices subsidiary mRUPEE tied-up with IRCTC

16 February 2016
• Apple to set up Technology Development Centre in Hyderabad

17 February 2016
• Union Cabinet approved collaboration in Traditional Medicine between Ministry of AYUSH and WHO
• Amendment to the Delimitation Act, 2002 and Representation of the People Act, 1950 approved
• Union Cabinet approved Trade Facilitation Agreement
• Union Cabinet gave in-principle approval to LIGO-India project to study gravitational waves
• Odisha Government to introduce self-certifying scheme for industries to set up units
• Jharkhand and Adani Group inked MoU to set up thermal power plant
• Paani Foundation joined hand with Maharashtra Government for water conservation
• Sameer Anjaan entered Guinness Book of Records for writing 3524 songs

18 February 2016
• PM Modi released guidelines for Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana at Kisan Mela in MP
• Tamil Nadu announced Free Bus Pass Scheme for senior citizens
• Union Government nod for building of 82000 houses for poor in urban areas of 163 cities
• BHEL commissioned 270 MW unit of GVK power plant in Punjab
• Eastern Command received Raksha Mantri’s Trophy for Best Service Hospital
• Veteran singer Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan died

19 February 2016
• Amit Mitra named chairman of GST committee of state FMs
• Indian Women Cricket Team won three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka
• Jharkhand State Budget 2016-17 presented
• Kalikho Pul sworn in as Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh
• ISRO successfully tested high-thrust Cryogenic Engine CE-20
• Aditya Birla Nuvo, Idea Cellular formed joint venture for setting up Payments Bank

20 February 2016
• Pangolin, the critically endangered scaly Anteater

21 February 2016
• PM Narendra Modi launched Rurban Mission in Chhattisgarh
• Punjab Warriors defeated Kalinga Lancers to win 2016 Hockey India League

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