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India This Week: 21 March-27 March 2016

Mar 28, 2016 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 of the week 21 March to 27 March 2016. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

21 March 2016
• ISRO established GIRI Radar System at Tirupati
• Union Government launched Pusa Krishi mobile app to help farmers to take the technology to farm fields
• Ashok Lahiri Committee constituted to review excise duty imposed on different jewellery articles in Budget 2016-17
• 5th National Photography Awards presented
• Akhilesh Ranjan Committee on Taxation of E-Commerce submitted report to Union Government
• Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched new initiatives to combat Tuberculosis
• Indian Coast Guard vessel Arnvesh commissioned

22 March 2016
• Union Government and Industry Association signed MoU for effective redressal of consumer complaints
• Union Government launched Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bhima Yojana
• Union Government used telephone feedback mechanism under CPGRMS for the first time for grievance redressal
• Justice H L Dattu appointed as member of International Coordinating Committee Bureau
• 8th BRICS Summit to be held in Goa
• Union Government released Detailed Project Report on Forestry Interventions for Ganga
• Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change notified environment standards for Gensets
• India’s Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve among 20 World Heritage Sites added by UNESCO
• Punjab Legislative Assembly passed the Punjab Settlement of Agricultural Indebtedness Bill, 2016
• Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched Longitudinal Ageing Study in India
• NGT fined Uttarakhand-based developer DHDPL 20 lakh rupees for construction on Ganga floodplain

23 March 2016
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated broadband connectivity to NE States via Bangladesh
• Justice (retd) Permod Kohli appointed Chairman of Central Administrative Tribunal
• Union Cabinet approved World Bank’s $1500 million support to Swachh Bharat Mission – Gramin
• Union Cabinet approved Implementation of Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana — Gramin
• Union Cabinet approved India’s accession to the Ashgabat Agreement
• Union Cabinet approved MoU between India and UAE to mobilise long term investment into NIIF
• Union Government notified E-Waste Management Rules, 2016

24 March 2016
• CAG report can’t be sole basis for any liability or prosecution: Karnataka HC
• Mizoram, JICA signed MoU on Capacity Enhancement on Sustainable Agriculture and Irrigation Development

25 March 2016
• BHEL commissioned 600 MW Jaipur Thermal Power Plant in Telangana

26 March 2016
• CAG report can’t be sole basis for any liability or prosecution: Karnataka HC
• Hockey India Second Annual Awards 2015 conferred
• Himachal Pradesh government released Sixth Economic Census report

27 March 2016
• Anything But Khamosh: The Shatrughan Sinha Biography authored by Bharathi S Pradhan
• Mint can help fight cancer: CIMAP Researchers
• Gujarat government decided to set up first organic farming university of India
• President’s Rule imposed in Uttarakhand
• P Susheela entered Guinness World Records for recording highest number of songs in several languages

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