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India This Week: 16 March–22 March 2015

Mar 23, 2015 14:54 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 16 March to 22 March 2015. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

16 March 2015
• Tropical grass Darbha identified as an eco-friendly food preservative by SASTRA University
• Haryana Assembly passed Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan Bill, 2015

17 March 2015
• Tripura Biodiversity Board launched a project to link conservation to economic concerns
• Haryana Budget 2015-16 presented
• Union Environment Ministry revoked suspension of Goa mines
• Haryana Government decided to issue UIDAI-like numbers for cows
• Union Government appointed VK Mathur, Girija Shankar as Chairmen of Allahabad, Chennai bench of DRAT
• Anil Kakodkar resigned from the post of Chairman of Board of Governors of IIT Bombay

18 March 2015

• Lok Sabha passed the Warehousing Corporations (Amendment) Bill, 2015
• Lok Sabha passed Repealing and Amending Bill, 2014
• Air-to-Air missile Astra successfully test fired from ITR Chandipur in Odisha
• Eco-restoration project for Kinnerasani Sanctuary in Telangana announced
• NGT directed Indian Railways to impose a fine of 5000 rupees for littering on railway property
• Maharashtra Government announced to rename Girgaum Chowpatty as Swaraj Bhoomi
• BJP MLA Kavinder Gupta elected as Speaker of 12th Legislative Assembly of J&K

19 March 2015

• Union Cabinet approved Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) to impart skill training to youth
• Union Ministry of Environment to launch National Air Quality Index in April 2015
• Hyderabad International Airport handled record 10 million passengers in 2014-15
• Indian Railways roped in Ratan Tata to lead Kaya Kalp council
• Indian Parliamentary Diplomacy- Speaker’s Perspective written by Meira Kumar released
• Mahendra Singh Dhoni became first Indian Captain to register 100 ODI wins

20 March 2015
• Union Cabinet approved the Appropriation Acts (Repeal) Bill, 2015
• Union Cabinet approved 33% women reservation in police forces of all Union Territories
• Lata Mangeshkar won the Laadli Voice of the Century award
• Marathi Folk legend Shahir Krishnarao Sable died
• Dehradun-Varanasi Janta Express derailed near Rae Bareli district of Uttar Pradesh

21 March 2015

• National Action Plan for Skill Training of Persons with Disabilities launched in New Delhi
• 1st Counter-Terrorism Conference 2015 held in Jaipur

22 March 2015
• SEBI Board approved SEBI (Issue and Listing of Debt Securities by Municipality) Regulations, 2015

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