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India This Week: 16 May-22 May 2016

May 23, 2016 15:20 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 May to 212 May 2016. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

16 May 2016
• NTPC tied-up with Coal India Limited to foray into Fertilizer Sector
• IIT student Nandini Bhandaru wins Young Scientist Award of European Material Science Research Society
• Justice Tinlianthang Vaiphei sworn in as acting Chief Justice of Tripura High Court
• Women Archers Deepika, Bombayla, Laxmirani named for 2016 Rio Olympics
• Justice Deepak Gupta sworn-in as Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court
• Union Government launches ePACE, INFRACON and up-Scaled INAM PRO for Road Transport Sector
• Deepak Shodhan, India’s oldest living Test cricketer died

17 May 2016
• Rehabilitation of Bonded Labourer Scheme – 2016 to be Made Central Sector Scheme
• IT department launches e-nivaran platform to fast track taxpayer grievances
• Odisha to launch Green Passage Scheme for orphan students
• Five Indian car models fail crash tests conducted by NCAP
• Union Government opened Tatkal Window to expedite examination of patent applications
• Draft National Policy for Women, 2016 unveiled
• SBI to merge 5 subsidiaries, Bharatiya Mahila Bank with itself
• NK Singh committee formed to review and give recommendations on FRBM roadmap

18 May 2016
• Indian Women's 4 x 100m Relay Team breaks national record at IAAF World Challenge
• Delhi Statehood Bill, 2016 draft released
• DMRC conducts trial run of India's first ever Driverless Metro train
• World’s largest Single Rooftop Solar Power Plant inaugurated in Amritsar
• Ola signs MoU with Union Government to benefit Safai Karamcharis
• Nokia, HMD signs 10-year licensing deal to market Nokia-branded phones and tablets
• Barco appoints Rajiv Bhalla as Managing Director for India
• Apple announces iOS App Design and Development Accelerator in Bengaluru
• India successfully test fires indigenously developed Prithvi-II missile

19 May 2016
• Assembly Election 2016: Jayalalitha, Mamta retain power; BJP in Assam and Kerala goes Left
• Election Commission declares By-Election 2016 results
• President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurates Intelligent Operations Centre and launches Mobile App Monitor
• India lauded for Medicines with the Red Line campaign on antibiotics
• JP Nadda launches Centre for Environmental Health to assess environmental impact on health
• Tamil Nadu Assembly Election 2016 Results: Jayalalithaa back to power for second consecutive time
• West Bengal Assembly Election 2016 Results: TMC garnered two-third majority
• Assam Assembly Election 2016 Results: BJP creates history by winning absolute majority with its allies
• Rakesh Kumar Mishra appointed Director of Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology

20 May 2016
• Union Cabinet approved ordinance to keep States out of NEET for one year
• Ratan P Watal appointed as Principal Adviser for Social Sector in NITI Aayog
• Kayakalp Fortnight initiative launched at AIIMS New Delhi by JP Nadda
• Cyclonic storm ROANU to strike Andhra Pradesh coast: IMD
• Qora, indigenous faecal incontinence management device, launched
• SEBI tightens P-Notes norms to check money laundering

21 May 2016
• Mohun Bagan beats Aizawl FC 5-0 to lift 14th Federation Cup title
• Himachal Pradesh begins artificial propagation programme of Golden Mahseer fish for conservation

22 May 2016
• Himachal Pradesh launched PEHAL programme for Shimla district
• Kiran Bedi appointed Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry
• Anurag Thakur unanimously elected BCCI president

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