India This Week: 18 January 2016-24 January 2016

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Created On: Jan 25, 2016 12:15 ISTModified On: Feb 2, 2016 12:20 IST

India this week is a section provided by to help the students and aspirants of various competitive exams. The segment provides most important events of the week 18 January to 24 January 2016. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

18 January 2016
• Union Government to introduce new category of award for Most Film Friendly State/UT
• Sikkim declared first organic farming state of India
• Draft report of R V Easwar Committee to simplify Income-tax Act, 1961 released
• BCCI banned Ajit Chandila & Hiken Shah for involvement in 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal
• ReNew Power commissioned 40 MW wind project in Karnataka
• Mindtree acquired a Salesforce Platinum Consulting Partner Magnet 360
• Guenter Butschek appointed as CEO and MD of Tata Motors
• Andhra Pradesh Government reconstituted the Commission for Backward Classes
• BEPS guidelines of OECD to be implemented in India from 1 April 2016
• BSE launched Algorithm Trading Test Environment in partnership with Symphony Fintech Solutions

19 January 2016
• Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Daulatrao Aher died
• Union Government released results from Phase-1 of NFHS-4 Survey
• Ministry of Shipping initiated Project Green Port to make Indian ports cleaner and greener
• Veteran journalist Aroon Tikekar passed away
• Maharashtra Government and Tata Trust signed MoU for skill training of youth
• Bihar Cabinet approved 35 percent reservation for women in government jobs
• Union Government sanctioned 33000 crore rupees for infrastructure projects in Tamil Nadu

20 January 2016
• PSLV-C31 successfully launched IRNSS-1E satellite
• Union Government, World Bank signed Financing Agreement for Bihar Kosi Basin Development Project
• Union Cabinet approved Policy on Promotion of City Compost
• SEBI released report of Narayan Murthy-panel on Alternative Investment Policy
• CCEA approved setting up of over 5000 MW of Grid-connected Solar PV Power Projects
• Union Government granted Infrastructure Status to Shipyard Industry
• CCEA approved six-laning of NH-2 in Bihar and Jharkhand
• Union Cabinet approved amendments in Power Tariff Policy
• Ravi Chellam took charge as Executive Director of Greenpeace India
• PM Narendra Modi released book titled The Z Factor written by Subhash Chandra
• ISRO, Kuwait Institute signed MoU on cooperation in space exploration
• Uttar Pradesh won 2014-2015 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
• Nai Manzil Scheme launched in Jammu and Kashmir
• Chhattisgarh Government inked pact with central PSUs for railway project

21 January 2016
• New tree frog genus discovered in forests of north-eastern India
• Girls’ First initiative improved emotional & physical well-being of Bihar school children
• IRS officer Atulesh Jindal appointed as Chairman of CBDT
• Jodhpur's Umaid Bhawan Palace named the world's best hotel of 2016
• Legendary dancer Mrinalini Sarabhai passed away
• Indian Olympic Association signed 2-year marketing deal with Infinity Optimal Solutions
• Indian Bureau of Mines, National Remote Sensing Centre signed MoU for monitoring mining activity
• Former Deputy Speaker of Gujarat Assembly Nirmala Gajwani died

22 January 2016
• ONGC received environmental nod for 53000 crore rupees KG basin project
• 19th National e-Governance Conference concluded at Nagpur
• National e-Governance Awards 2015-16 conferred
• MSDE, DoT signed MoU to develop National Action Plan for Skill Development in Telecom Sector
• India submitted first Biennial Update Report to UNFCCC
• Eminent Tabla player Shankar Ghosh passed away
• AP Government launched Giriputrika Kalyana Pathakam Scheme for tribal people

23 January 2016
• India’s largest flag with tallest flagpole hoisted at Ranchi
• New bird species named Himalayan Forest Thrush found in India

24 January 2016
• 9th National Girl Child Day observed on 24 January
• National Bravery Awards 2015 presented to 25 Children
• Izumo Takuto and Zhu Chengzhu won ITTF World Junior Circuit Finals
• India-France inked 16 pacts including chopper venture
• Maharashtra’s first Solar Power operated Mini-Water Supply Plant commissioned

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