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India This Week: 17 February-23 February 2014

Feb 24, 2014 17:25 IST

India this week is a section that provides major headlines of the past week of the month. This section has been designed specifically to help the aspirants of competitive exams to revise the events at an ease. One can read this section available on the website make sure that they remember the incidences occurrences that they studied in past.

17 February 2014
• ONGC and OIL signed Production Sharing Contract in two water Blocks of Bangladesh
• Interim Union Budget 2014-15 presented by P. Chidambaram in Lok Sabha
• Hindi writer and Jnanpith Award winner Amar Kant died
• Carnatic music Vocalist R K Srikantan died at 94

18 February 2014
• Quadricycle to run from 1 Oct 2014 across the country
• Death sentence of 3 convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case commuted to life imprisonment
• Telengana Bill passed in Lok Sabha
• Worldfloat introduced Citydeals, a Social plus e-Commerce feature
• Bharti Airtel Signed an Agreement with Loop Mobile
• Government de-allocated six Coal Blocks due to delay in production
• Gross NPAs of listed banks soared 35.2 percent during first three quarters of 2013-14
• Government de-allocated six Coal Blocks due to delay in production
• Connaught Place in Delhi ranked 8th most expensive office location

19 February 2014
• Parliament passed Street Vendors Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending Bill
• People are free to adopt children irrespective of religious background: SC
• Vice President released a book entitled Public Issues Before Parliament
• Kiran Kumar Reddy resigned as AP Chief Minister

20 February 2014

• CCEA approved National Mission for Green India
• Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched three indigenous kits
• Union Cabinet approved Coal Regulatory Authority
• Cheteshwar Pujara named as brand ambassador of Gujarat Election Commission
• P V Sindhu ranked 9th in BWF women’s Singles ranking
• Union Cabinet approved the setting up Equal Opportunities Commission
• Online Shopping Portal for authentic Tribal Products launched
• Khajuraho Dance Festival began at Khajuraho in MP
• Cabinet approved Odia as Classical Language

21 February 2014
• Bezbaruah Committee Constituted for the protection of rights of North Eastern people
• Whistleblower Protection Bill passed by Union Legislature
• Mahila Bank signed three health insurance Pacts with New India
• United Bank of India CMD Archana Bhargava resigned
• India successfully test-fired Akash missile from ITR Complex in Chandipur
• CCEA approved National Mission for Green India

22 February 2014
• NTPC signed MoU to Develop Kajra Thermal Project of 1320 MW in Bihar

23 February 2014
• Union Cabinet approved converting of 7200 km state roads into Highways
• Coca-Cola announced to set up Accelerator Programme TARGET in India
• Delhi Waveriders won the 2nd edition of Hockey India League cup 2014

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