India This Week: 17 August-23 August 2015

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Created On: Aug 24, 2015 14:43 ISTModified On: Aug 25, 2015 14:46 IST

India this week is a section provided by to help the students and aspirants of various competitive exams. The segment provides most important events of the week 17 August to 23 August 2015. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

17 August 2015

• Union Government advanced Budget 2016-17 preparations by over 2 months
• Himachal to make Sanskrit mandatory in government schools
• Telangana Government launched Grama Jyothi Scheme across the state
• Kerala Government signed MoU with Adani Group for development of Vizhinjam Port
• Delhi government announced City Taxi Scheme
• The Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity authored by Tarun Khanna released by Akhilesh yadav
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited United Arab Emirates
• PM Narendra Modi visited Masdar City of Abu Dhabi
• Second Round of Foreign Office Consultations between India and Paraguay held
• Birla Corporation acquired two Indian units of Lafarge Group for 5000 crore rupees

18 August 2015
• Allahabad HC directed government servants, politicians to send children to government schools
• Book titled Mrs Funnybones authored by Twinkle Khanna released
• Malayalam actor Paravoor Bharathan died
• India’s First Lady Suvra Mukherjee passed away
• TPP Nair, SP Misra, Romeo James recommended for 2015 Dhyan Chand Award
• Kishor Piraji Kharat appointed as MD and CEO of IDBI Bank
• M-Wallet app SBI Buddy launched
• ICICI Bank launched locker facility named Smart Vault

19 August 2015
• RBI granted 'in-principle' approval to 11 Payment Banks applicants
• Union Government issued final notification demarcating ESZ around Okhla Bird Sanctuary
• Kerala Government inaugurated a 12 MW solar power project at Cochin International Airport
• Historian Babasaheb Purandare bestowed with Maharashtra Bhushan Award 2015
• Making India Awesome authored by Chetan Bhagat released
• World Humanitarian Day observed with theme Inspiring the World's Humanity
• Uttar Pradesh Minister Chitranjan Swarup passed away
• SM Khan-headed team constituted to assess situation in FTII by Union Government
• Karnal Singh assigned additional charge of Director of Enforcement Directorate
• YouTube tied-up with Whistling Woods International to set up YouTube Space

20 August 2015
• Prasar Bharti, Digital Television Russia inked MoU
• Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Value Added Tax (Amendment) Regulation 2015 promulgation approved
• Union Cabinet approved signing of MoU between India and Australia on education and research
• Union Government Issued Norms for Selection of CEOs and MDs of Smaller PSU Banks
• R Gandhi panel recommended conversion of UCBs into Regular Banks
• Himachal Pradesh Government launched RISHTA project
• Ashwani Lohani appointed as CMD of Air India Limited
• Lahore High Court banned film ‘Phantom’ from release in Pakistan

21 August 2015

• Puducherry CM N Rangasamy launched Free Laptop Scheme
• Noted academician Amitabh Mattoo appointed as Advisor to J&K CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed
• Eminent Sanskrit Scholar and Indologist NR Varhadpande passed away
• Infosys launched three new services Aikido
• Uber Cabs tied-up with Bharti Airtel to set up WiFi hotspots in each of its cabs

22 August 2015
• Golfer Aditi Ashok became first Indian to win the Ladies British Amateur Golf championship
• India alone accounts for 74% of the global burden accountable to smokeless tobacco: Study

23 August 2015
• DJB commissioned 1st ever Hydro-power plant at Chilla
• Bandhan Financial Services started operations as Scheduled Commercial Bank
• U Mumba defeated Bengaluru Bulls to win STAR Sport's ProKabaddi League 2015

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