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India This Week: 20 April-26 April 2015

India this week is a section provided by Jagranjosh.com to help the students and aspirants of various competitive exams.

Apr 27, 2015 14:34 IST
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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 week 20 April to 26 April 2015. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

20 April 2015
• Indian Navy’s new missile destroyer ship named Visakhapatnam launched
• Former Bengal U-19 Cricket captain Ankit Keshri died
• Neeraj Kumar appointed as Chief Adviser of Anti-Corruption & Security Unit of BCCI

21 April 2015
• Indian Railways launched E-Samiksha to monitor rail projects online
• Union Finance Ministry retained interest rate for GPF at 8.7 percent for 2015-16
• Cyclonic storm struck the north-eastern border districts of Bihar
• Work on Saraswati Revival Project launched in Haryana
• Tamil Nadu Government cancelled allotment of land for Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd
• Rajaji National Park in Uttarakhand declared as India's 48th Tiger Reserve
• New species of Geckos discovered at the World Heritage Site of Hampi in Karnataka
• IT Department awarded the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration
• President released Postage Stamp commemorating 200 years of Old Seminary in Kottayam
• Shah Rukh Khan honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award 2015
• Ninth Civil Services Day observed across India on 21 April
• Former Chief Minister of Odisha Janaki Ballabh Patnaik died

22 April 2015
• Union Government rolled out online LTV applications system for Pakistani nationals
• Union Cabinet approved the introduction of The Commercial Courts Bill 2015 in Parliament
• Union Cabinet approved agreement between India and Jordan on maritime transport
• Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting received ISO 9001:2008 certification
• Cabinet approved amendments to the Juvenile Justice Care and Protection of Children Bill 2014
• Railways launched mobile app utsonmobile for paperless unreserved tickets
• Union Sports Ministry suspended recognition of Paralympic Committee of India

23 April 2015
• Union Home Ministry puts Ford Foundation under watch list
• Nitish Kumar constituted panel on salary revision for fixed pay teachers

24 April 2015

• Rajya Sabha passed the Rights of Transgender Persons Bill, 2014
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s Healthcare Portal
• Union Government allowed EPFO to invest 5 percent of its corpus in stock market
• Andhra Pradesh Government constituted SIT to probe Chittoor firing
• National Panchayati Raj Day observed on 24 April 2015

25 April 2015
• Anil Kapoor conferred with Pandit Dinanath Mangeshkar Award 2015
• Prime Minister conferred 50th Jnanpith Award on Marathi litterateur Bhalchandra Nemade

26 April 2015
• NGT issued notices to five-star hotels, malls to explain failure to harvest rainwater
• India won Gold and a Bronze at 2015 Asian Indoor Rowing Championship
• India launched Operation Maitri in quake-hit Nepal
• President Conferred Gallantry and Distinguished Service Awards

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