India This Week: 23 March–29 March 2015

India this week is a section provided by to help the students and aspirants of various competitive exams.

Mar 30, 2015 11:15 IST
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India this week is a section provided by to help the students and aspirants of various competitive exams. The segment provides most important events of the week 23 March to 29 March 2015. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

23 March 2015

• Maharashtra Government announced to make Sale of Gutka a non-bailable offence
• Union Ministry of Health and Welfare launched Media Campaign for Mission Indradhanush
• PM announced to set up Shaheed Bhagat Singh PG Institute for Horticulture Research & Education
• President’s award for Sanskrit, Pali/Prakrit, Arabic and Persian language conferred
• Shashi Kapoor selected for the Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2014

24 March 2015
• 62nd National Film Awards announced
• Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries sanctioned 17 Mega Food Parks
• Twitter Samvad launched for direct communication between Government and Citizens
• Supreme Court declared Section 66A of Information Technology Act, 2000 as unconstitutional
• Indian Railways launched RuPay pre-paid debit cards
• Union Government sanctioned 2000 crore rupees under NDRF for drought-hit districts of Maharashtra
• Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba took over as Commanding-in-Chief of Southern Naval Command
• KM Mani appointed as chairman of the Empowered Committee of State FM’S on GST
• Dalal Street Investment Journal presented the 6th PSU Awards
• Renowned Hindi poet Gopaldas Neeraj won the Rashtriya Kavi Pradeep Samman for the year 2012-13
• Indian Navy commissioned three Immediate Support Vessels (ISVs) in Vishakhapatnam
• Dolly Shivani Cherukuri became the youngest Archer to enter India Book of Records
• Gujarat Philatelic Exhibition Gujpex-2015 inaugurated in Ahmedabad

25 March 2015
• Ministry of Railways constituted Ajay Shankar Committee to review PPP Cell functioning
• Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the National Super Computing Mission
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched PRAGATI platform for redressal of grievances
• Novel titled Family Life written by Akhil Sharma won the Folio Prize 2015
• Union Cabinet gave approval for the concept and institutional framework of Sagarmala Project
• Union Government announced 430 crore rupees project for production of Geo-textile in NE region
• Union Government sanctioned 250 crore rupees to Andhra Pradesh to set up Polavaram SPV
• Delhi HC became the first court in India to set up commercial courts for speedy disposal of cases
• Union Cabinet gave its approval for the Approach and Key Components of e-Kranti
• Vikas Swarup appointed as MEA spokesman
• Vice president released book titled Faces and Places written by Prof. Deepak Nayyar
• Usha International Limited won the Gold award at 6th Flame Awards 2015
• Union Government felicitated the winners of the third Web Ratna Awards
• Union Cabinet gave its approval for the Approach and Key Components of e-Kranti

26 March 2015
• Supreme Court stayed AFT's decision to quash Army's 2009 Promotion Policy
• Department of Agriculture and Cooperation approved the creation of Price Stabilisation Fund Schemes
• Book titled Food for All written by Uma Lele
• Union Ministry of Coal launched Electronic Coal Projects Monitoring Portal (e-CPMP)
• Land customs station inaugurated at Zokhawthar in Mizoram along the Indo-Myanmar border
• Former Union Minister and veteran Congress Party leader Paty Ripple Kyndiah died
• India and ADB signed 300 million US dollar loan agreement to improve connectivity in NE Region

27 March 2015

• Delhi Government launched India’s first e-ration card Service
• ISRO won Gandhi Peace Prize 2014

28 March 2015
• Hockey India conferred inaugural Hockey India Annual Awards
• ISRO successfully launched IRNSS 1-D Navigational Satellite
• Aditi Arya won the fbb Femina Miss India 2015 title
• President presented Bharat Ratna award to Atal Bihari Vajpayee

29 March 2015
• Saina, Srikant won India Open Super Series Badminton Women's & Men's Singles titles

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