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India This Week: 19 December-25 December 2016

Dec 26, 2016 10:30 IST

India this week 19 December to 25 December 2016 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 19 December to 25 December 2016. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

19 December 2016
• PM Narendra Modi unveiled first ever Indian Institute of Skills in Kanpur
• Karun Nair became second Indian to score triple century in Tests
• Union Government announced measures to improve Ease of Doing Business ranking
• Environmentalist Anupam Mishra passes away
• Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar’s statue unveiled in Haridwar
• Madras HC bans illegal ‘Sharia courts’ in Tamil Nadu
• RBI to issue Rs 500 banknotes with the inset letter ‘R’

20 December 2016
• India wins five-match series against England
• Huge dead zone discovered in the Bay of Bengal
• Union Government released Rs 450 crore to Telangana for development of backward areas
• RBI modifies conditions for depositing over Rs 5000 in old notes
• AIBA grants full membership to Boxing Federation of India
• NGT: Rs 50000 fine on aircrafts that empty human waste in air
• Union Government announced Rs 207 crore for development of Majuli Island
• OBC Ministry to be created in Maharashtra
• Deepak Agarwal appointed CEO of Noida Authority
• Union Government launches GARV-II mobile app and citizen engagement window SAMVAD

21 December 2016
• Union Cabinet approved creation of Indian Enterprise Development Services
• Indian Railways partnered with JICA for Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Project
• Sahitya Akademi Award 2016 announced
• Jeje Lalpekhlua declared 2016 AIFF Player of the Year
• Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin occupy top two spots in ICC Test bowling chart
• Gujarat government announces Aerospace and Defence Policy 2016
• National Consumer Day celebrated with theme Alternate Consumer Disputes Redressal

22 December 2016
• North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda and Homoeopathy inaugurated in Shillong
• Najeeb Jung resigned as Lieutenant Governor of Delhi
• National Mathematics Day observed on 22 December 2016
• PM Modi laid foundation stone of Cancer Center in Varanasi
• Union Cabinet approves ordinance to amend Payment of Wages Act, 1936
• Ravichandran Ashwin wins Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year 2016
• India wins bronze at women's U18 Hockey Asia Cup
• Andhra Pradesh allots land to NPCIL for Kovvada N-Plant
• UP Government transfers 17 OBCs sub-castes into SC category

23 December 2016
• Pranab Mukherjee gives assent to Enemy Property Ordinance
• Salman Khan tops 2016 Forbes India Celebrity 100 List
• Shiva Keshavan won gold at Asian Luge Championship
• Sunny Leone declared PETA's Person of the Year
• Parliamentary Standing Committee: 55 percent rise in forest fires
• India lifts Under-19s Asia Cup title beating Sri Lanka
• Shankha Ghosh conferred with 52nd Jnanpith Award
• Pankaj Advani won National title in 6-red Snooker
• ICICI Bank launches EazyPay app for merchants

24 December 2016
• Amul all set to invest Rs 200 Cr in Bengal
• Tripura to adopt cashless payment system in public transactions from New Year
• DRDO successfully flight tests Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon system in Odisha
• Union Government launches 'Smart Consumer' mobile app
• Registration fee for Pakistani Hindus as Indian citizens reduced from Rs 15000 to Rs 100
• Dinanath Bhargava, man who designed National Emblem, passes away

25 December 2016
• Good Governance Day being observed to mark Atal Bihari Vajpayee's Birthday
• Union Government launches Aadhaar Payment App to simplify digital transactions
• NITI Aayog launches the National Index of Performance on Health Outcomes
• Union Government announced Lucky Grahak Yojana and Digi-Dhan Vyapar Yojana awards
• Odisha to launch malaria elimination programme named DAMAN in eight districts
• MEA launched Twitter Seva for passport and consular services
• Wi-fi services to be provided in 100 Haryana villages
• Foundation stone for India’s first 2G Ethanol Bio-refinery laid in Bathinda, Punjab
• Assam Government launched Atal Amrit Abhiyan health insurance scheme

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