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India This Week: 20 July-26 July 2015

Jul 27, 2015 12:33 IST

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

20 July 2015

• Indian Railways and Odisha Government signed MoU for Dasappla-Bolangir Railway Line
• Union Government launched National Career Counselling portal
• Indigenous Visibility Measuring System, DRISHTI, installed at IGI Airport
• BCCI constituted IPL working group to study Lodha committee verdict
• Swati Maliwal takes charge as Chairperson of DCW
• Union Government extended Interest Subvention Scheme to banks
• Workshop held to discuss Pam Rajput Committee’s recommendation on Status of Women
• Bhanu Pratap Sharma appointed as Chairperson of FSSAI
• Pankaj Munjal appointed as CMD of Hero Motors Group

21 July 2015
• New fish species named Puntius Dolichopterus discovered in Kerala
• BCCI announced venues for 2016 ICC World Twenty20; Kolkata's Eden Gardens to host final
• CCEA extended deadline of Crime and Criminals Tracking network and Systems (CCTNS) project
• SC rejected Union Government’s review plea seeking OBC status for Jats
• Union Government launched Surakshit Khadya Abhiyan
• NDRI scientists developed technique to decrease cholesterol level in Ghee
• Committee to draft bill for protection of indigenous people of Manipur constituted
• Ananth Narayanan appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Myntra
• SC rejected curative petition of Mumbai serial bomb blasts convict Yakub Memon

22 July 2015
• 2 new plant species named Vellithumpa & Eriocaulon manoharanii discovered in Western Ghats
• BEE signed agreement with RECPDCL for Partial Risk Guarantee Fund for Energy Efficiency
• Glenmark launched affordable Type 2 diabetes drug Teneligliptin
• India ranked 12th in terms of power generation from nuclear source
• Shubham Jaglan won IJGA World Stars of Junior Golf event 2015

23 July 2015

• Book titled Ghosts of Calcutta authored by Sebastian Ortiz released
• FSSAI proposed Draft on regulating sale of Health Supplements and Nutraceuticals
• Supreme Court ruled no citizen or institution has a fundamental right to affiliation or recognition
• SC allowed States to release life convicts keeping Rajiv Gandhi assassination case out of purview
• Haryanavi film ‘Pagdi: The Honour’ made tax free in Haryana
• National Broadcasting Day observed across the country
• First All Women Trans Continental road expedition from Delhi to London flagged off
• Reliance Group, Augur Overseas Operation signed MoU to manufacture Aerostats and Airships
• Lupin acquired US generics company GAVIS Pharmaceuticals LLC

24 July 2015
• PR Chari, the nuclear disarmament advocate, died
• Ramachandra Guha chosen for Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize 2015
• Ajay Mathur appointed as Director-General of TERI
• Union Government constituted All India Council of Sports

25 July 2015
• Union Government sanctioned 1000 crore rupees for Indo-Bangla Rail Link
• PM Narendra Modi launched Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana in Patna
• Former Bihar Governor Ramkrishna Suryabhan Gavai passed away

26 July 2015
• 16th Anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas observed across the country
• Veteran Congress leader Bijoy Krishna Handique passed away

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