India This Week: 19 October-25 October 2015

India this week is a section provided by to help the students and aspirants of various competitive exams to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

Oct 29, 2015 13:34 IST
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India this week is a section provided by to help the students and aspirants of various competitive exams to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

19 October 2015
• PM Narendra Modi inaugurated IDFC Bank
• Ministry of Information & Broadcasting reconstituted Central Press Accreditation Committee
• Karnataka, Gujarat lifted ban on Maggi Noodles
• Konkan Railway to set up a tunnel technology institute at Margao in Goa
• Union Government modified National Blood Policy, 2002 towards better blood utilisation
• Union Government increased import duty on wheat to 25% from 10%
• Union Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports constituted All India Council of Sports
• APSEZ inked MoU with IPGA to handle pulses across its ports in country
• Infosys announced to acquire Noah Consulting for 70 Million US dollars
• Dreaming Big: My Journey to Connect India by Sam Pitroda
• Justice Vaiphei appointed as acting Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court
• VK Malhotra appointed as head of the All India Council of Sports
• Noted criminologist K Chockalingam won Paul H Appleby Award

20 October 2015
• UP Government announced 50000 rupees monthly pension to Yash Bharti awardees
• Sehwag retired from all forms of International Cricket, IPL
• Snapdeal appointed Anup Vikal as CFO
• Renowned marine biologist Syed Zahoor Qasim died
• Veteran Kannada film-maker KSL Swamy passed away
• Indian Women facing inequality at all stages of Life Cycle: UN Study
• Anil Kumble named Brand Ambassador of Champions Tennis League team Raipur Rangers
• AB de Villiers named brand ambassador of MRF
• Ashwini Kumar, IOC honorary member, died

21 October 2015
• Union Cabinet approved agreement between India and Egypt on Maritime Transport
• Union Cabinet approved treaty between India and Maldives on Mutual Legal Assistance in criminal matters
• Union Cabinet approved amendments to Payment of Bonus Act 1965 hiking bonus for Industrial workers
• Erstwhile Maharashtra and Gujarat Naval Areas divided into two Separate Headquarters
• Alok Rawat appointed as first male member of NCW
• Reliance Capital signed agreement to acquire Goldman Sachs mutual funds business in India
• Western Digital to buy SanDisk for 19 billion US dollar

22 October 2015
• India is World’s largest remittance recipient: World Bank
• Union Government cleared first batch of AMRUT projects for 89 cities worth 2786 crore rupees
• Prime Minister laid foundation stone of Shri Venkateswara Mobile & Electronics Manufacturing Hub
• No copyright exists on Title of literary work: Supreme Court
• RBI issued direction on implementation of Gold Monetisation Scheme 2015
• Jacques Kallis appointed as Head Coach of Kolkata Knight Riders
• Saina Nehwal lost World No. 1 ranking to Carolina Marin
• Bollywood singer Labh Janjua died
• PM Narendra Modi laid foundation stone of Amaravati, new capital of Andhra Pradesh
• Andhra Pradesh signed two memorandums with Japan for development of the State

23 October 2015
• President promulgated Ordinances on Constitution of Commercial Courts and Amendment to the Arbitration & Conciliation Act 1996
• India’s first AC double-decker Shatabdi train to run on Mumbai-Goa route
• First World Indigenous Games began in Brazil
• NDRF tied up with 30 PSUs to tackle man-made or natural disasters
• Sekhar Basu took over as Chairman of AEC and Secretary of DAE
• Haryana Government announced New Integrated Licensing Policy 2015

24 October 2015
• Defence Ministry approved induction of women as IAF fighter pilots
• Bengaluru-based Saankhya Labs developed ‘Pruthvi’ chip to power White-Fi devices
• Indian mountaineers climbed an untouched mountain peak, named it after APJ Abdul Kalam
• Doordarshan emerged as most watched Hindi channel
• Haryana Government announced to open Sanskrit University at Mundri for Scheduled Castes

25 October 2015
• Indian Railways developed warning system for unmanned level crossings
• South Africa clinched 1st ever bilateral ODI series in India
• Ministry of Railways flagged off Vigithon to fight against corruption
• Sin Tax to be imposed on alcohol, tobacco during GST regime
• Suresh Arora appointed as DGP of Punjab
• Haryana to commission 215 new power sub-stations in three years

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