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India This Week: 2 January-8 January 2017

Jan 9, 2017 15:45 IST

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 that occurred between 2 January and 8 January 2017. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

2 January 2017
• PM Narendra Modi announced pan-India expansion of Maternity Benefit Programme
• Union Government launches mobile app for Haj Pilgrimage
• SC extends Judicial Review powers
• SC rules any candidate seeking votes on religious grounds would be disqualified
• Shakespeare’s Hamlet was dated wrongly
• K V Pusa, former NPCC President and Minister, passes away
• India successfully test-fires Agni-IV missile
• David R Syiemlieh appointed as Chairman of UPSC
• Supreme Court sacks Anurag Thakur and Ajay Shirke from BCCI
• Trash Skimmers to be introduced in six more Ganga cities

3 January 2017
• Swachh Bharat survey launched in 500 cities
• Surekha Marandi appointed as Executive Director of RBI
• Karnataka's Cooperation Minister H S Mahadev Prasad dies
• Google Doodle pays tribute to Savitribai Phule on her 186th birth anniversary
• 104th Indian Science Congress inaugurated in Tirupati

4 January 2017
• Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar sworn in as 44th Chief Justice of India
• Bunkar Mitra helpline for handloom weavers starts functioning
• Election Commission announces dates of assembly polls of five states
• Union Government launched IPR Enforcement Toolkit for Police
• TRAI released consultation paper on Net Neutrality
• Renowned Sitar Player Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan passes away
• Book titled The People's President: Dr A P J Abdul Kalam released
• Mahendra Singh Dhoni steps down as Captain of India ODI and T20I teams
• India wins 2016 SAFF Women's Championship

5 January 2017
• Celebrations for 350th Prakash Parv begin in Patna
• Eminent historian Prof Gangmumei Kamei died
• 16th meeting of Financial Stability Development Council held in New Delhi
• Filmmaker Dasari to make biopic on Jaya
• Union Government grants assistance of over 1782 crore rupees for drought-hit Karnataka
• Veteran actor Om Puri died at 66
• Bindra and Padukone part of Government Panel for National Sports Development Code
• Union Government grants assistance of over 1782 crore rupees for drought-hit Karnataka
• Google unveils My Business and Digital Unlocked tools for small and medium businesses
• Regional Labour Conference of North-Eastern Region held in Guwahati
• Suresh Nagarajan appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Reliance Power

6 January 2017
• Delhi’s Connaught Place to be vehicle-free from February
• Virat Kohli named Team India ODI, T20 captain

7 January 2017
• New Ginger species with medicinal properties discovered in Andamans
• Kalyan Krishnamurthy appointed as CEO of Flipkart

8 January 2017
• Ninth edition of Jaipur International Film Festival began
• PM Narendra Modi announced Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana
• Union Government amends Income-tax Rules, 1962 to link PAN in all existing bank accounts

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