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India This Week: 15 June-21 June 2015

Jun 22, 2015 15:02 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 15 June to 21 June 2015. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

15 June 2015
• Union Government launched website to connect employers, job seekers
• Book titled Recasting India written by Hindol Sengupta released
• PM Narendra Modi launched book titled Education of Muslims by Professor JS Rajput
• Indian Railways rechristened Haridwar Mail as Yoga Express
• Union Government launched Augmented Reality Application named Sakaar
• Critically endangered Sangai deer found in Manipur’s Loktak Lake to be translocated
• Kapil Mishra appointed as Chairman of Delhi Jal Board

16 June 2015

• Election Commission of India (ECI) suspended recognition of National People's Party (NPP)
• India’s trade deficit in May 2015 narrowed to 10.4 billion US dollars
• Renowned architect Charles Correa passed away
• Hindi writers Babusha Kohli, Upasana won 10th Navlekhan Award of Bharatiya Jnanpith
• One Rank, One Pension scheme for ex-servicemen
• Las Vegas casino tycoon Kirk Kerkorian died
• Narendra Kumar Yadav took charge as Chairman and Managing Director of MTNL
• Book titled Modi - Incredible emergence of a star in Chinese language written by Tarun Vijay
• AIBA constituted Ad-hoc committee chaired by Kishan Narsi for boxing in India
• Sunil Chhetri became first Indian footballer to score 50 international goals

17 June 2015

• Union Ministry of Finance formed two committees for facilitating implementation of GST
• CCEA approved Minimum Support Prices for Kharif Crops of 2015-16 season
• CCEA approved setting up of 2000 MW of Grid connected Solar PV Power Projects under JNNSM
• Union Government launched Cluster Development Programme for Pharma Sector
• Union Government decided to increase number of work days under MGNREGA in drought hit areas
• Union Cabinet revised target of solar power under JNNSM to 100000 MW by 2022
• NHAI invited bids for Bharat Mala Project
• Malvani hooch tragedy: more than 90 people died
• CCEA approved inclusion of Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh in National Dairy Plan- I
• Union Cabinet approved transfer of NIL’s land to DRDO for establishing a defence research centre
• Union Cabinet approved Bureau of Indian Standards Bill, 2015
• Union Cabinet approved Housing for All by 2022 Mission
• IAMAI released Social Media in India 2014 report
• G Gurucharan given additional charge as Director General of Bureau of Indian Standards
• Archana Ramasundaram appointed as Director of National Crime Records Bureau
• ASIC launched mobile app ASCIonline for consumer complaint
• Sharad Pawar re-elected as President of Mumbai Cricket Association
• Madras HC made wearing of helmets for two-wheelers compulsory from 1 July 2015

18 June 2015
• Maharashtra topped the list of States and UTs in IPR filing in 2013-14: IBEF report
• India placed at 61st position in terms of foreigners’ money in Swiss banks
• Aakar Patel appointed as Executive Director of Amnesty International India
• Union Government launched weather alert service NOWCAST
• Book titled Bikhare Khyalat written by Abdul Haq presented to Vice-President
• Indian paddlers won team titles at South Asian Junior and Cadet Table Tennis Championships
• WB State Assembly passed West Bengal Tea Plantation Employees Welfare Fund Bill, 2015

19 June 2015
• Union Ministry of Finance released Draft Outline of Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme
• Justice Gian Parkash Mittal resigned from the Office of the Judge of Delhi High Court
• New series of Atithi Devo Bhava TV commercials launched
• 350th foundation day of Shri Anandpur Sahib celebrated

20 June 2015
• First-ever indigenously developed VRF ACs launched by Blue Star

21 June 2015
• Sanjay Subrahmanyam selected for Sangitha Kalanidhi award for the year 2015
• International Yoga Day celebration at Rajpath sets two world records
• Former Indian women's hockey captain Shashi Bala died
• Debendranath Sarangi elected as President of Squash Rackets Federation of India

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