India This Week: 18 May-24 May 2015

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May 25, 2015 14:24 IST
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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 May to 24 May 2015. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

18 May 2015
• Union Government launched official website of NITI Aayog with blog section
• India Meteorological Department signed MoU with POSOCO Ltd to increase efficiency of power sector
• India assumed Presidency of the 68th World Health Assembly after 19 years
• Mumbai KEM Nurse Aruna Shanbaug died after 42-years in coma
• Union Government sanctioned 30 new cold storage projects
• New Catfish Species Glyptothorax Senapatiensis discovered in Manipur
• Draupadi Murmu sworn in as first woman Governor of Jharkhand
• Himachal Pradesh to host Paragliding World Cup 2015
• SS Ahluwalia appointed as Chairman of JPC on Land Acquisition Amendment Bill, 2015
• HDFC Bank launched HDFC Bank Apollo Medical Benefits Card
• Infosys announced to become carbon neutral by 2018
• Infosys became the first Indian Company to Join RE100 Renewable Energy Campaign

19 May 2015
• Union Ministry of Finance released draft outline of Gold Monetization Scheme (GMS)
• ISRO announced to launch ASTROSAT in October 2015
• Blue whales spotted for the 1st time in 100 years off Sindhudurg coast in Maharashtra
• Delhi Government decided to launch Pay & Play Scheme to promote sports
• PM Narendra Modi concluded his three-nation tour to China, Mongolia and South Korea
• Fourth Corvette of Project-28 christened Kavaratti launched

20 May 2015
• Union finance Ministry constituted Shah Committee to look into the issue of MAT on FIIs
• SEBI notified the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Mutual Funds) Regulations, 2015
• Ecologists found a new species of fish called Pethia striata in Western Ghats, Karnataka
• World Bank approved 250 million dollar credit for Enhancing Teacher Effectiveness in Bihar
• Tathagata Roy sworn in as Governor of Tripura
• Mumbai’s Siddhivinayak temple received ISO 9001-2008 certification
• Maharashtra decided to amend Factories Act, 1948 to allow women to work in night shifts
• TP Senkumar appointed as DGP of Kerala
• US President Barack Obama entered Guinness Book of World Record
• Shanmuganathan sworn in as Meghalaya Governor
• Indigenously developed Astra Missile successfully test fired from ITR Chandipur in Odisha
• Eminent Economist Mrinal Datta Chaudhuri passed away
• President inaugurated 50th anniversary of India’s first historic climb of Mt. Everest in 1965
• Actress Sudha Shivpuri died

21 May 2015

• Union Cabinet approved revised FDI norms for NRIs, PIOs and OCIs
• Union Cabinet gave its approval for setting up Ammonia-Urea Complex at Namrup in Assam
• Shuttler Saina Nehwal of India ranked No.1 in single rankings released by BWF
• Andaman & Nicobar Police proposed to reserve 33% seats for women
• India reached 6th position in terms of scientific publications
• Nelong Valley in Uttarakhand opened first time for tourists after closure in 1962
• IGBC reported India registered 3 billion sq ft green building footprint
• Panneerselvam resigned as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
• Union Cabinet approved PSLV Continuation Programme for launching 15 flights PSLV-C36 to PSLV-C50
• Mirage 2000 fighter jet landed on Yamuna Expressway as part of developing road runways
• Anti Terrorism Day observed across India

22 May 2015

• 20th Law Commission submitted report on Guardianship and Custody Laws to the Union Law Ministry
• Expert committee on Health Insurance recommended changes in disclaimer wordings
• Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) appointed G Mohan Kumar as Defence Secretary
• UN observed International Day for Biological Diversity
• SAIL and ArcelorMittal signed MoU to set up Automotive Steel Plant in India

23 May 2015
• Indian boxers won three Gold at World Junior Women's boxing Championship
• Indian boxer won four Gold Medals at Doha International Boxing tournament 2015
• Indian Film Masaan won FIPRESCI Award at 68th Cannes film festival
• J Jayalalithaa sworn-in as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for fifth time

24 May 2015

• BCCI recommended Contract system for Indian women cricket team
• Mumbai Indians won IPL 2015 title by defeating Chennai Super kings
• Delhi government tied-up with Rotary club to revamp government schools
• Tamil Nadu CM announced welfare schemes worth 1800 crore rupees
• Manoj Mishra appointed as CMD of National Fertilizers Limited

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