India This Week: 17 July to 23 July 2017

Aug 1, 2017 10:00 IST

India this week is provided by to help the students and aspirants of various competitive exams. The segment provides most important events that occurred from 17 July to 23 July 2017. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

17 July
• Vice Presidential election 2017: Venkaiah Naidu named as NDA's vice-presidential candidate
• GST Council increases cess on cigarettes
• Farooq Abdullah, PK Kunhalikutty take oath as Member of Lok Sabha
• Swami Smarananandaji Maharaj elected as President of Ramakrishna Math
• DBT launched “Sohum” an innovative newborn hearing screening device
• Tata Motors develops country’s first Bio-Methane Bus
• BillionAbles App to help disabled find accessible public places

18 July
• Right of Children to Free & Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill scheduled for consideration in Lok Sabha
• Smriti Irani replaces Venkaiah Naidu as Information and Broadcasting Minister
• Bharat Arun appointed as Team India’s new bowling coach
• PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate APJ Abdul Kalam's memorial
• Nine-judge bench to decide whether privacy is a fundamental right
• Supreme Court allows Union Government to replace MCI oversight committee
• Don't discriminate between soldiers injured in pre & post-independence wars: Armed Forces Tribunal
• Telangana government puts cap on weight of school bags
• MP launches Shala Siddhi Prohatsan Yojana in 25000 government schools
• Maharashtra government approves revised policy of scheme to improve girl child ratio
• SBI launches SBI Realty portal for home buyers

19 July
• TR Zeliang appointed as Chief Minister of Nagaland
• Researchers from IISER Kolkata develop flame-proof, rust-resistant material
• In a first, Telangana to have eco-friendly bridges for movement of tigers
• Union Cabinet apprised of MoU between India and Netherlands on cooperation in space technology
• Environment Ministry Approves Projects for Climate Change Adaptation in Three States
• UIDAI launches mAadhaar app for syncing Aadhaar data on mobile phone
• Lok Sabha clears Indian Institute of Information Technology Public Private Partnership Bill 2017
• Union Cabinet approves revision of Indian Community Welfare Fund guidelines
• SC says Right to Privacy cannot be absolute right, State may have some power to put reasonable restriction on it
• LK Advani receives Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions in Lok Sabha
• Environment Ministry Approves Projects for Climate Change Adaptation in Three States
• Telangana launches 'Janahitha' for speedy redressal of public grievances

20 July
• Ram Nath Kovind elected as 14th President of India
• DDA signs MoU with NIUA for preparing Delhi Master Plan 2041
• Union Government launches quality mark logo for milk and milk products
• Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana for poors: Interest free loans on e-rickshaws, three-wheelers
• Finance Minister Arun Jaitley released National Trade Facilitation Action Plan
• Pranab Mukharjee inaugurates Bicentenary Celebration of Paika Rebellion of Odisha

21 July
• Union Government launches Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana
• Chhattisgarh sets target of planting 8 Cr saplings by August end
• Punjab Government releases 90 lakh for construction of modern cattle pond
• Supreme Court asks Centre & states not to protect any kind of vigilantism
• National Food Security Act not implemented as it should be: Supreme Court
• Gopal Baglay appointed as Joint Secretary in PMO
• Madhya Pradesh Government constitutes Food Commission

22 July
• Sanjay Kothari appointed as Secretary to President Ram Nath Kovind
• India to host Global Conference on Cyber Space 2017
• Senior Congress Leader and Freedom Fighter Shivajirao Giridhar Patil passes away

23 July

• IRCTC to install 1100 water vending machines at 450 stations
• Parliament bids farewell to outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee

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