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India This Week: 16 February–22 February 2015

Feb 23, 2015 17:04 IST

India this week provided by Jagranjosh.com will covers the most important events of India that happened in the week 16 February–22 February 2015. This will help the students and aspirants of various competitive exams in revising and recollecting the important news and events just before the exam.

16 February 2015
• Ministry of Urban Development partnered with Bloomberg Philanthropies for Smart Cities Initiative
• Union Ministry of Finance imposed Anti-dumping duty on imports of graphite electrodes
• Former Home Minister of Maharashtra Raosaheb Ramrao Patil died
• Dosmoche festival celebrated in Ladakh
• Punit Renjen appointed as CEO of Deloitte’s Global Operations
• Infosys announced to acquire automation technology firm Panaya Inc for 1200 crore rupees

17 February 2015

• Barry Knowles appointed as head of Youth Development Programme of Bharat FC
• Jawed Usmani sworn-in as Chief Information Commissioner of Uttar Pradesh
• Rahul Kaiche became first cardiac surgeon in Maharashtra to use titanium plates for coronary surgery
• Bollywood Actor Ashraful Haque passed away
• First Renewable Energy Global Investors Meet & Expo, RE-Invest 2015, held in New Delhi
• India’s first air quality checking Mobile App SAFAR-Air launched
• Reliance Communications and Twitter partnered for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

18 February 2015

• Union Government approved Project-17A worth 8 billion US dollar
• RBI issued Guidelines on Import of Gold by Nominated Banks and Agencies
• EPFO launched Online Help Desk to trace Inoperative Accounts
• Bihar Government decided to grant 35% reservation for women in Non-Gazetted jobs
• Rajya Sabha MP from Uttarakhand Manorama Dobriyal Sharma died
• The first National Tribal festival Vanaj 2015 concluded
• BJD Vice-President Kalindi Charan Behera passed away
• Producer Daggubati Ramanaidu died
• Snapdeal.com acquired luxury fashion portal Exclusively.com

19 February 2015
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Soil Health Card Scheme
• CCEA approved continuation of incentive scheme for marketing of raw sugar productions
• CCEA approved four Highway Projects in Uttar Pradesh, Odisha and Chhattisgarh
• Union Government launched single window eBiz portal to foster business environment
• Eminent filmmaker Nirad Mahapatra passed away
• Prime Minister presented Krishi Karman Awards 2013-14 to State Government functionaries
• Chief Minister of Assam advocated Naturonomics for NE states to usher in a robust economy
• Nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile test-fired from Chandipur in Odisha

20 February 2015

• KVIC, RSETIS signed MoU to provide vocational training to unemployed youth
• Veteran CPI leader Govind Pansare died
• Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi resigned
• Maheshwar Sahu appointed as Independent Director on board of RIL

21 February 2015

• Justice KS Radhakrishnan panel on road safety submitted its report to the Supreme Court

22 February 2015
• Anirban Lahiri won Indian Open title of Golf
• Nitish Kumar took oath as Chief Minister of Bihar

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