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India This Week: 22 February-28 February 2016

Feb 29, 2016 11:35 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 22 February to 28 February 2016. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

22 February 2016
• Union Government released Seismic Microzonation reports for Delhi and Kolkata
• Empowered Group of State Transport Ministers formed to suggest measures on transport sector
• Justice Vineet Saran appointed as the new Chief Justice of Orissa High Court
• Long jumper Prem Kumar won silver in Asian Indoor Athletics Championships
• Union Environment Ministry held ninth meeting of National Steering Committee on Climate Change
• Bihar became Sixth State to join discom revival scheme UDAY
• Tamil film Kanavu Variyam to be honoured with Remi Award
• Union Government launched Swachh Paryatan Mobile App
• Indian-origin playwright Ismail Mahomed conferred Knighthood by French Government
• Udai Kumar appointed as MD and CEO of MSEI
• Union Finance Minister inaugurated Exhibition on Coin and Currency of India
• Justice Vineet Saran appointed as the new Chief Justice of Orissa High Court

23 February 2016
• Private Banks employees should be considered public servants under Prevention of Corruption Act: SC
• RBI extended SAARC Swap Arrangement
• Assam Cabinet approved Metro Rail for Guwahati
• Ajay Shankar Committee recommendations on Prior Permission and Regulatory Mechanisms
• Goverdhan Mehta conferred Cross of the Order of Merit, Germany’s prestigious award
• YES Bank won Green Bond Pioneer Award
• Justice Subhro Kamal Mukherjee sworn-in as Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court
• Former CJI HL Dattu selected as Chairperson of National Human Rights Commission
• VVPAT to be introduced in 10 constituencies in Assam assembly polls
• KN Vyas took charge as Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
• E-Governance Vision 2020 of Election Commission of India
• Yoichiro Ueno appointed President and CEO of Honda Cars India

24 February 2016
• Union Cabinet approved proposal to establish Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and SETU in NITI Aayog
• Parliamentary Standing committee on Finance tabled report on NPAs of Public Sector Banks
• Union Cabinet approved $150 million Credit to Iran for Chabahar Port Development
• Mumbai Police created 16 no-selfie zones
• Maharashtra Government finalised PMC for Shivaji memorial in Arabian Sea
• Gujarat State Budget 2016-17 presented
• Bihar State Budget 2016-17 presented
• Union Cabinet approved India-Maldives Agreement on Avoidance of Double Taxation of Income from International Air Transport
• West Bengal Government announced to constitute two task forces for tribals, Gorkhas
• Mizoram launched National Food Security Act, 2013
• Justice Dinesh Maheshwari sworn-in as Chief Justice of Meghalaya HC

25 February 2016
• Lok Sabha passed Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016
• Union Government appointed three Information Commissioners to Central Information Commission
• Union Government decided to allow birth companions during delivery in public health facilities
• Railway Budget 2016-17 presented in Lok Sabha by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu
• Ex-DRDO Chairman Dr Avinash Chander received Aryabhata Award 2013
• Union Government appointed three Information Commissioners to Central Information Commission
• Rajendra Singh became first non-navy officer to head Indian Coast Guard

26 February 2016
• Economic Survey of India 2015-16 presented in Lok Sabha
• Mumbai won Ranji Trophy for the 41st time
• Madhya Pradesh State Budget 2016-17 presented
• BK Garudachar, India's oldest first-class cricketer, died
• Ranveer Singh selected for Dinanath Mangeshkar award
• 'Neerja' declared tax free in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh
• Sagar Sarhadi to be honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award at IFFP

27 February 2016
• Kerala Tourism’s Muziris Heritage Project inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee
• Resul Pookutty became first Asian to win Golden Reel Award

28 February 2016
• Union Government approved Constitution of Banks of Board Bureau
• Punjab imposed ban on sale of Army Uniforms in the state
• Famous Tamil comedy actor Kumarimuthu died
• National Science Day observed with theme Scientific Issues for Development of the Nation
• UltraTech acquired cement units of Jaiprakash Associates for 16500 crore rupees

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