India This Week: 16 January–22 January 2017

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

Jan 23, 2017 15:15 IST
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India this week is a section provided by to help the students and aspirants of various competitive exams. The segment provides most important events that occurred between 16 January and 22 January 2017. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

16 January 2017
• Adoption Regulations, 2017 came into force on 16 January
• IMF downgrades India’s GDP growth forecast to 6.6%
• India signs Financing Agreement with World Bank for Nagaland Health Project
• Goods and Services Tax rollout deferred to 1 July 2017
• Farrukh Amonatov wins Delhi International Open chess tournament
• Akhilesh Yadav gets Samajwadi Party cycle symbol
• Union Petroleum Ministry launches petroleum awareness programme Saksham 2017
• CV Vishveshwara, pioneer in black hole research work, passes away

17 January 2017
• Telangana Government announced series of welfare measures for army personnel
• All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) signed 3 MoUs worth Rs 7670 crore
• Railway Ministry launches Mission 41K to save energy worth Rs 41000 crore
• India ranks 78th in Global Passport Index
• Kapil Dev inducted into Legends Club’s Hall of Fame

18 January 2017
• Union Cabinet approved amendment in Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme
• Union Cabinet approves India’s membership in International Vaccine Institute
• Union Government empowers EPCA to implement plan to tackle air pollution
• Union Cabinet approves the exclusion of States from National Small Savings Fund
• Union Cabinet approved MoU between ISRO and Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency
• Union Cabinet approves Trade Agreement negotiations with Peru
• ShaGun, a web-portal for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, launched
• Union Cabinet approves listing of General Insurance Companies at the stock exchanges
• Union Cabinet approved MoU between India and Vietnam in the field of cyber security
• MoU between India and Serbia for cooperation in IT and Electronics approved
• Indian economy projected to grow by 7.7% in FY 2017: UNWESP report

19 January 2017
• West Bengal to give legal protection to Hilsa Fish
• 2016 was India’s warmest year ever recorded: India Meteorological Department
• J&K Legislative Assembly passes resolution on return of Kashmiri Pandits back to Kashmir
• Divorce granted by church court can't override law: SC
• Alok Kumar Verma appointed as CBI Director
• Punjab Royals wins Pro Wrestling League Season 2
• Dharamsala declared as second capital of Himachal Pradesh

20 January 2017
• Manipur’s Karang became India’s first cashless island
• Ministry of AYUSH, ASCI signed MoU to co-regulate misleading advertisements in the AYUSH sector
• Union Government finalises MoU on MSME Cooperation with IORA Member Countries
• Don’t add Hindi dialects in Eighth Schedule of Constitution: Scholars
• Union Government released Draft National Steel Policy 2017

21 January 2017
• Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express derails near Rayagada in Andhra Pradesh
• Bihar government launched Nasha Mukt campaign to make state addiction-free

22 January 2017
• PVR Pictures launched Vkaao theatre-on-demand service
• Urdu poet and lyricist Naqsh Lyallpuri passes away
• India wins three-match ODI series against England, 2-1
• Saina Nehwal wins 2017 Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold

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