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India This Week: 18 August-24 August 2014

Aug 25, 2014 10:36 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 18 August to 24 August 2014. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

18 August 2014

• TCS and Bharti Foundation announced to spend 200 crore rupees for Clean India Campaigns
• India to be the launch-pad for Amazon's plan to deliver packages using drones
• Jammu and Kashmir to host Football Federation Cup in August 2015
• Adille Sumariwala appointed as the Chef-de-Mission for 2014 Asian Games
• Founder of Delhi Gymkhana Club Dilbagh Singh died at 81

19 August 2014
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Pradhan Mantri Krishi Seenchayi Yojana
• SC issued notice to government seeking response on amendment of Article 348 of Constitution
• BSF personnel set a LIMCA Book of Records by planting saplings
• Manipur Court orders release of human rights activist Irom Sharmila
• ICICI Bank became the first bank in India to launch EMI facility on Debit Card
• Ravi Shastri appointed as the Director of Indian Cricket Team
• Assassination of Rajiv Gandhi authored by Faraz Ahmad released

20 August 2014

• SC fined 14 states and 1 UT for not responding to Law Commission's report
• GST Panel decided to lower threshold limit for imposing GST to 10 Lakh rupees
• Union government issued draft rules to empower Forward Markets Commission (FMC)
• Union Cabinet approved Digital India Programme to make India a digitally empowered knowledge economy
• Faisalabad Agriculture University conferred M S Swaminathan with honorary degree
• Filmmaker Muzaffar Ali presented with 22nd Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award
• Union Cabinet approved the Nagpur Metro Rail Project
• NHRC issued notice to Himachal Pradesh government on alarming sex ratio in Una
• T M Bhasin elected as Chairman of Indian Banks Association
• Filmmaker Muzaffar Ali presented with 22nd Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award
• Mainstreaming Civil Defence in Disaster Risk Reduction Scheme launched
• World-renowned yoga guru B K S Iyengar died

21 August 2014
• SC issued notice to Union Government over Uttarakhand's Governor Plea
• RBI released its annual report 2013-14 suppressing the fear of drought
• Guru Hanuman Akhara chosen for 2014 Rashtritya Khel Protsahan Puraskar
• Release of Punjabi film Kaum de Heere based on Indira Gandhi's assassination stalled
• Thai coup leader Prayuth Chan-ocha elected as Prime Minister of Thailand
• DDA approved modification of Master Plan of Delhi-2021
• Prime Minister dedicated 765 KV Ranchi-Sipat transmission line to the nation
• Hockey Madhya Pradesh became 23rd Associate Member of Hockey India

22 August 2014

• SC expresses concern over LoP issue; asked government to respond by 9 September
• Eminent Kannada writer UR Ananthamurthy died at 82
• Union Government launched India's first ethanol-run bus in Nagpur
• Weightlifter Ragala Venkat Rahul won first medal for India at 2nd Youth Olympics

23 August 2014
• Twentieth edition of Annual Delhi Book Fair began in New Delhi
• Indian Army discovered tunnel in Pallanwalla sector along LoC leading to PoK
• INS Kamorta, India's first indigenously built stealth warship commissioned into Indian Navy

24 August 2014

• Gandhi, a 1982 epic biographical film on the life of the Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
• President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated India's first IIEST at Shibpur in West Bengal
• Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan resigned
• President inaugurated 6th edition of KKM Rural Football Tournament in West Bengal

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