India This Week: 15 May-21 May 2017

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Created On: May 22, 2017 11:50 ISTModified On: May 30, 2017 11:49 IST

India this week is provided by to help the students and aspirants of various competitive exams. The segment provides most important events that occurred between 15 May and 21 May 2017. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

15 May 2017
• PM Modi launches Narmada river conservation project in MP
• Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurates 2nd NPDRR meeting in Delhi
• Former Puducherry CM Subrahmanyan Ramaswamy passes away
• VO Chidambaranar Port Trust and TANGEDCO sign MoU to upgrade Coal Jetties
• Indian Railways to install CCTV cameras at over 900 stations under Nirbhaya fund
• Indian Navy and Space Application Centre signs MoU for cooperation
• Suresh Raina launches foundation dedicated to wellness of Mother and Child
• FIFA U-17 World Cup: Tickets to cost Rs 48; Tickets will be exclusively available on
• West Bengal makes Bengali compulsory in all schools
• India ageing gradually; every 5th person to be 60+ by 2050

16 May 2017
• India-Chile expanded PTA to come into effect on 16 May
• UP Assembly passes Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, 2017
• Union Government launches Operation Clean Money portal
• Indian mountaineer creates history by scaling Mt Everest for the fourth time
• Venkaiah Naidu announces separate 24x7 DD Channel for Jharkhand
• VO Chidambaranar Port Trust and TANGEDCO sign MoU to upgrade Coal Jetties

17 May 2017
• Can women be given option of saying no to Triple Talaq: SC to AIMPLB
• World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2017 observed
• India’s first smart grid to generate power from renewable energy sources
• NGT orders Rs 5000 fine on over-speeding vehicles in Kaziranga
• Elephant census in Karnataka begins
• Union Cabinet approves amendment of the Public Premises Act, 1971
• CCEA approves Industry-Academia Collaborative Mission
• CCEA approves setting up of Indian Agricultural Research Institute in Assam
• Union Cabinet approves pan-India implementation of Maternity Benefit Program
• Cabinet Minister Inaugurated 15th National Meeting for Persons with Disabilities
• Cabinet has approved Amendment of the Ancient Monuments and Remains Act, 1958
• Union Cabinet approves construction of 10 units of India’s indigenous Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors
• CCEA approves electrified doubling line between Phephana-Indara and Mau-Shahganj in UP
• CCEA approves new Coal Linkage Policy 2017
• CCEA approves restructuring plan for Hindustan Organic Chemicals Ltd
• Annual conference held to discuss disaster preparedness of states and UTs

18 May 2017
• Cabinet approves MoU between India and Australia on Combating International Terrorism
• Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave passes away
• Veteran actress Reema Lagoo passes away
• Tata Group is India’s most valuable brand: Brand Finance
• GST Council announces GST Rates of 1211 items
• Anant Geete inaugurates Test Track Facility developed by Global Automotive Research Centre
• Anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of chemical, aluminium foil from China
• Joint HADR Exercise commences at Naval Station Karwar
• Indian Army gets M777 howitzers 30 years after Bofors scandal
• R R Laxman wins All India Open Rapid FIDE Rating Chess Meet

19 May 2017
• IIT Delhi scientists develop cheapest respiratory filter
• Chitale Committee recommends several measures for Desiltation of Ganga
• NGT bans open defecation, waste dumping on Yamuna floodplains
• Bhindawas bird sanctuary to be developed as tourist resort: Haryana CM
• GST Council fixes 4-tier tax slab for services

20 May 2017
• Manual titled Living conditions in Institutions for Children in conflict with Law released by WCD Ministry
• Plastic bottles to be used for developing Environment-friendly toilet in a school

21 May 2017
• Railway Minister inaugurated free Wi-Fi facility at 28 Railway Stations
• Mumbai Indians beat Rising Pune Supergiant to win 2017 IPL

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