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India This Week: 19 January-25 January 2015

Jan 26, 2015 11:40 IST

India this week covers the important events of the week 19 January to 25 January 2015 which will be of immense help to the students and aspirants of various competitive exams. It will help them in revising and recollecting the important news and events that happened in India just before the exam.

19 January 2015

• Union Government banned mobile handsets with fake, duplicate identity numbers
• Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) inked Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) in Hydrocarbons and Energy with Pan-Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)
• Ayonika Paul, Annu Raj Singh won gold at 4th Gun for Glory Shooting Championship
• Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) won 10th Savio Cup All India Basketball tournament
• 17 Skill Development Centres launched by Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh
• National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued notice to Uttar Pradesh Government over Hooch Tragedy
• Four Indian Coast Guard (ICG) vessels commissioned at Mormugao Port of Vasco
• Filmmaker Pahlaj Nihalani appointed as Chairman of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC)

20 January 2015
• National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) released report on Status of Tigers in India, 2014
• Periyar Tiger Reserve won NTCA biennial award
• Netherlands, Thailand inked Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sikkim to help in development of floriculture
• Jasjit Ahluwalia appointed as Dean of School of Public Health at Rutgers University
• Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna made it to Guinness World Records

21 January 2015

• Union Government launched National Heritage Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY)
• Shanta Kumar Committee on FCI restructuring submitted its report to the Prime Minister

22 January 2015
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Sukanya Samridhi Yojana under Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign
• Kerala to get first International Institute of Music
• Hindi Novel Farishta authored by Kapil Isapuri

23 January 2015
• Reserve Bank of India (RBI) simplified procedure for External Commercial Borrowings Policy
• Telugu comedian Mailavarapu Surya Narayana died
• Jagannathan Chakravarthi appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Mindtree Limited

24 January 2015
• Bhagabatpur Crocodile Project in Sunderbans got a fresh start with expert assistance
• Maharashtra government decided to buy a house in London where Bhim Rao Ambedkar stayed
• Arundhathi Subramaniam won Khushwant Singh Memorial Prize for Poetry
• Prime Minister presented National Bravery Awards 2014 to 24 awardees
• National Girl Child Day observed

25 January 2015

• Saina Nehwal won women’s single of Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold Badminton Tournament 2015
• Wing Commander Puja Thakur became first lady officer to lead Inter-Service Guard of Honour
• Divya Prakash Sinha appointed as Security Secretary in the Union Cabinet Secretariat
• Goa hosted Indo-Russian Musical Festival ZimaFest

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