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India This Week: 17 November-23 November 2014

Nov 24, 2014 15:00 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 17 November to 23 November 2014. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

17 November 2014

• Cricketer Suresh Raina became co-owner of HIL franchise team Uttar Pradesh Wizards
• SBI approved 1 billion US dollar loan for Adani Mining to develop Carmichael coal mine project
• Assam Zoo set to become the first zoo in world to have the critically endangered Pygmy Hog
• Dr Hasmukh Adhia nominated as Director on the Central Board of Directors of RBI
• Akash surface-to-air missile test fired
• Book titled Truth Always Prevails written by Sadruddin Hashwani released
• Pandit Jasraj conferred with Sumitra Charat Ram Award 2014 for Lifetime Achievement
• Assam government presented 1st state bravery award to Gunjan Sarma
• Fourth India – China joint military exercise Hand-in-Hand 2014 started in Pune

18 November 2014
• Union Ministry for Food Processing Industries reconstituted NFDPC
• Union Government relaunched Kisan Vikas Patra scheme to encourage small savings
• IREDA and US Exim Bank Signed MoU on cooperation on clean energy investment
• Exports declined by 5 percent to 7-month low of 26 billion US dollars in October 2014
• Terry Walsh resigned as Chief Coach of Indian Hockey team
• IBM launched its own free Web-based e-mail service, Verse
• Shell India won 18000-crore rupees tax dispute case against Income Tax department
• Ranbaxy sued US FDA over withdrawal of approvals for generic drugs Nexium and Valcyte
• Sunil Manohar appointed as Advocate General of Maharashtra
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Australia

19 November 2014
• ISRO chosen for Indira Gandhi prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2014
• SEBI de-recognised Delhi Stock Exchange
• OECD raised India growth forecast to 6.6 percent for 2015-16
• PM Narendra Modi announced measures to strengthen relationships with Pacific Islands
• Union Civil Aviation Ministry approved the sale of Mahindra Gipps airplanes in India
• Uber launched the low cost service UberGO in India
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Fiji
• Neel Mukherjee, the author of Lives of Others, shortlisted for Costa Book Awards
• Rampal Singh Jatin arrested by Haryana Police from his ashram in Hisar
• PESB recommended Sutirtha Bhattacharya as CMD of Coal India Limited
• Tamil film director Rudraiya Chockalingam passed away

20 November 2014
• Union Government approved launch of Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana
• Union Cabinet approved signing of three SAARC agreements
• Scientists at IIT-B developed hollow-fiber membrane to cut dialysis cost, time by half
• Jignesh Shah resigned as Managing Director and CEO of FTIL
• Gujarat Government announced Home-Stay scheme for tourists
• SC directed CBI Director Ranjit Sinha to withdraw himself from 2G case
• Rajinikanth conferred with Indian Film Personality of the year 2014 award at IFFI

21 November 2014
• India won 3rd SAFF Women's Championship in Islamabad
• Maharashtra Government set up all-party committee to review issue of Maratha reservations
• Dilip Vengsarkar received Col CK Nayudu Lifetime achievement award

22 November 2014
• 10 Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas of India in serious danger: BNHS study

23 November 2014
• Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel launched MLA Adarsh Gram Yojana
• Pope Francis conferred sainthood on Father Chavara Achen & Sister Euphrasia
• Senior Marathi actor-director Raghuvir Nevrekar died
• Ajim Premji Philanthropic Initiative launched to fund non-profit organisations
• Adani Welspun Exploration to invest 1.5 billion US dollar in US shale and Canadian oil sands assets
• Deepak Gupta appointed as Chairman of UPSC

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