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India This Week: 17 October-23 October 2016

Oct 24, 2016 14:50 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 17 October to 23 October 2016. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

17 October 2016
• Ashok Leyland unveils India's first indigenous electric bus
• Saina Nehwal appointed member of IOC's Athletes' Commission
• Smooth-coated otter sighted for first time in Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary

18 October 2016
• India completes nuclear triad with INS Arihant
• PM Modi inaugurates 3 hydropower projects in Himachal Pradesh
• PM Modi launches National SC/ST hub and Zero Defect – Zero Effect scheme in Ludhiana
• GST Council reached consensus on state compensation; base year to be 2015-16
• Irom Sharmila announces formation of political party named Peoples Resurgence and Justice Alliance
• S P Yadav elected new President of North Zone of Urology Society of India

19 October 2016
• Kashmir's Red Stag to get IUCN's Critically Endangered status
• The Sleepwalker's Dream authored by Dhrubajyoti Borah released
• Indian Navy commissions fast attack craft INS Tihayu
• Union Government holds tripartite talks with Manipur government, KNO, UPF

20 October 2016
• Union Government to establish Krishi Vigyan Kendra in each district
• Vice Admiral SV Bhokare assumes office as the Commandant of Indian Naval Academy
• Indian football team achieves highest FIFA ranking in six years
• SBI declares Silchar as its 5th zone in North East India
• RBI eases norms for foreign investment in startups

21 October 2016
• Police Commemoration Day observed across India
• SC freezes BCCI's financial transactions
• Union Government launched UDAN for Regional Air Connectivity
• India, World Bank sign $650 Million agreement for Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor
• ICGS Aryaman and Atulya commissioned into Indian Coast Guard

22 October 2016
• IGKV Chhattisgarh develops protein-enriched rice variety
• TRAI recommends Rs 3050 crore penalty on Airtel, Vodafone & Idea
• Doctors from AIIMS and SGRH chosen for Dr BC Roy Award
• India wins 2016 Kabaddi World Cup

23 October 2016
• Rajasthan HC dissolves state’s OBC Commission
• 54 eminent personalities selected for UP's Yash Bharti Awards 2016
• G Balakrishna, Bengaluru water tanker driver, crowned Mr Asia 2016
• Cyrus Mistry ousted as Tata Sons chief; Ratan Tata returns in interim

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