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India This week: 20 March - 26 March 2017

Mar 28, 2017 16:22 IST

India this week is provided by Jagranjosh.com to help the students and aspirants of various competitive exams. The segment provides most important events that occurred between 20 March and 26 March 2017. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

20 March

• Union Cabinet approved four GST related Bills
• Justice Navanithi Prasad Singh sworn in as Kerala HC Chief Justice
• World Sparrow Day 2017 observed globally
• Union Government designated 14 Olympians as National Observers
• Sports Ministry to launch a search portal to spot young sports talent in rural India
• Idea approves merger with Vodafone India
• President of India presents Gallantry Awards
• Ankur Khanna appointed as Chief Financial Officer of ICC
• Process of filling vacancies of HC judges on war footing: Supreme Court
• Branches of SBBJ, SBH, SBM, SBP and SBT to operate as branches of SBI from April 1, 2017
• Surya Kiran XI Joint Military Exercise concludes in Pithorgarh
• President Pranab Mukherjee presents KCK International Award for excellence in print Journalism
• Tamil Nadu lifts Vijay Hazare Trophy
• Uttarakhand HC accords human status to Ganga, Yamuna
• ISRO creates history by commissioning world’s third largest hypersonic wind tunnel
• ICICI launched Mera iMobile application for rural customers

21 March

• Aadhar Card to be made mandatory for ITR and PAN Card Applications
• RS passes HIV, AIDS Bill, 2014 by voice vote
• Madhabi Puri Buch appointed as Whole Time Member of SEBI
• Upendra Tripathy appointed as Interim Director General of ISA
• Ghanshyam Singh appointed as Member-Traction Railway Board
• Ram Vilas Paswan: Strict punishment for misleading advertisements
• Resolve Ram Temple dispute outside the court: SC
• Indian para-athletes win 8 medals in IPC Athletics Grand Prix
• Assam launched SaCReD Project to protect environment of Majuli Island

22 March

• Ravindra Jadeja grabs top spot in ICC Test bowler rankings
• Union Government sanctions more affordable houses for urban poor in Puducherry, Telangana and HP
• Bharatiya Mahila Bank to be merged with State Bank of India
• Five Indian cities included in World Heritage List
• Union Cabinet approves proposal to establish a Fund of Funds for Start-ups
• Suresh Prabhu announced scaling up of VIKALP Scheme for Railway Passengers
• Union Cabinet approves proposal for amendments to NABARD Act, 1981
• Union Ministry of Railways releases new Water Management Policy
• Union Cabinet approves MoU with USA on partnership for Cyber Security
• CCEA approves Policy for extension of oilfield contracts
• SC constituted committee to explore technical solution to block videos of sexual offences on social networking sites
• Indian athletes grab 18 medals in Special Olympics World Winter Games
• Panneerselvam and Sasikala Camp choose new symbols after EC freezes ‘Two leaves’
• CCEA approved North East Road Network Connectivity Project Phase I
• Raghu Rai honoured with Lifetime Achievement at National Photography Awards
• Union Cabinet approved amendments to existing Acts to facilitate implementation of GST
• Rajya Sabha passed Employee’s Compensation (Amendment) Bill, 2016

23 March

• 5th Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav being organized in North East Region
• Nation paid tributes to Bhagat Singh, Rajguru & Sukhdev on their 86th martyrdom day
• Radha Mohan Singh launches Coffee Table Book titled 50 Years – The Great Indian Milk Revolution
• World Bank signs USD 100 million Health Care Deal for Uttarakhand
• NCST approves proposal for 5 additional seats for tribals in Sikkim Assembly
• Bharti Airtel acquires 4G business of Tikona Networks
• Navy successfully test-fired Barak missile from INS Vikramaditya

24 March

• Srinagar to get a football stadium as per FIFA norms
• BJP legislator Michael Lobo elected as deputy speaker of Goa assembly
• Arun Jailtley handed over DRDO developed products to Indian Navy
• Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved winding up of CHBL & ICBL
• Union Petroleum Ministry launches MoPNG e-Seva
• Randeep Guleria appointed as Director of AIIMS, New Delhi

25 March

• ISRO sends four teams to 36th Expedition to Antarctica
• Can colour-blind people pursue MBBS: SC to Medical Council of India
• Environment Ministry official to chair Animal Welfare Board of India
• India won 73 medals in 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games
• HDFC Bank MD Aditya Puri features in World's Best CEOs list by Barron's

26 March

• Pawan Hans to start ‘Dilli Darshan’ chopper rides
• PM Modi among Time magazine contenders for most influential people
• TU142M Long Range Maritime Patrol aircraft to be de-inducted
• West Bengal wins 2016-17 Santosh Trophy
• COA issues seven-point instruction for BCCI office bearers
• ESIC launches Mobile Clinic Services in AP, Telangana

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