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India This Week: 22 August-28 August 2016

Aug 29, 2016 14:56 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 22 August to 28 August 2016. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

22 August 2016
• National Sports Awards 2016 announced
• Gujarat to host 2016 Kabaddi World Cup
• Banwarilal Purohit sworn in as Governor of Assam
• Jagdish Mukhi sworn in as Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
• V P Singh Badnore sworn in as Governor of Punjab
• Union Government formed Task Force to study structure of organised Group A Central Services
• Telangana Government proposed to create 17 new districts
• Reliance Cement becomes subsidiary of Birla Corporation Limited

23 August 2016
• Union Government, Maharashtra Government and AAI sign MoU on Regional Connectivity Scheme
• BRICS Disaster Risk Reduction meet adopts Udaipur Declaration
• Maharashtra, Telangana sign pact to resolve long standing river water dispute

24 August 2016
• Sakshi Malik named brand ambassador for Beti Bachao, Beti Padao campaign in Haryana
• Union Government, US sign MoU for cooperation in the field of traditional medicines
• Union Cabinet approves introduction of Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016
• Union Government launches 'Sugamya Pustakalaya' an e-Library for Persons with print Disabilities
• Union Cabinet approves revised Indo-Cyprus DTAA
• Former Governor Akhlaqur Rahman Kidwai passes away

25 August 2016
• G Satheesh Reddy conferred first IEI-IEEE Award
• Abhinav Bindra to Head NRAI Review Committee on Rio Debacle
• South India's first Children's Court inaugurated in Hyderabad
• RBI announced interest subvention scheme for Women Self-Help Groups
• Unified Payments Interface introduced by banks

26 August 2016
• Union Minister Maneka Gandhi launches POCSO e-box
• PM announces Task Force to prepare action Plan for next three Olympics Games
• Bombay High Court allows entry of women inside Haji Ali Dargah
• Union Finance Ministry constitutes High-level Committee to suggest steps to promote card payments

27 August 2016
• Maharashtra Government unveiled Mumbai-Nagpur Super Communication Expressway project

28 August 2016
• ISRO successfully test-fires Scramjet Rocket Engine
• Mukesh Mehta appointed as President of India Bullion and Jewellers Association

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