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India This Week: 25 August-31 August 2014

Sep 1, 2014 11:27 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 25 August to 31 August 2014. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

25 August 2014
• Coal Blocks allocated from 1993 to 2010 are illegal: SC
• SC issued notice to Union MoEF to put on hold 140 projects cleared by NBW
• Multinational IT Consultant Accenture got the contract for crowdfunding Statue of Unity
• Google to build Knowledge Vault, to store information
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced to launch Energy Highway for Eastern India
• Rajasthan government reduced probation period of employees on higher posts to one year
• First seaplane service in Maharashtra launched from Mumbai to Lonavala
• Union Government notified Securities Laws Amendment Act, 2014
• CCI imposed penalty of 2545 crore rupees on 14 car makers for unfair practices
• Textiles Ministry signed MoU with Flipkart to provide marketing platform to handloom weavers
• Ramesh Chand Tayal appointed as CRPF Special Director-General
• RN Ravi appointed as new chief of Joint Intelligence Committee

26 August 2014
• SC put on hold the implementation of its 1983 Judgement till 2024
• Union Tourism Ministry launched comprehensive Sustainable Tourism Criteria
• Baba Kalyani re-nominated as Co-Chairman of IJBLF
• Tata Value Homes and Snapdeal tied up to sell homes online
• Cox & Kings Ltd got the outsourcing contract of Deccan Odyssey for five years
• Reliance Jio Infocomm signed tower sharing deal with BSNL
• C.S. Verma elected as First President of Indian Steel Association
• Union Finance Ministry ordered the forensic audit of UCO banks
• President appointed Governors for Rajasthan, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Goa
• Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Awards of BIS announced
• Jewish centre Chabad House reopened 6 years after 26/11 terror attacks
• Sheila Dikshit, the Governor of Kerala resigned

27 August 2014
• Sivaramakrishnan Committee submitted report to Union Home Ministry on AP Capital
• SC ordered DLF to pay 630 crore rupees fine imposed by CCI
• SC advised the PM to not to include chargesheeted person into their Cabinet
• PM set up a Ramanujam committee to identify obsolete laws
• CCEA empowered Road Transport and Highway Ministry to amend MCA
• Union Government launched Dot Bharat domain
• Kerala state cabinet ratified new liquor policy
• Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved Urea Production from Naphta
• Union Cabinet announced to lift the restriction of one LPG cylinder per month
• DIPP notified Press Note 8 allowing 100% FDI in Rail infrastructure
• God of Antarctica written by 13 year old Yashwardhan Shukla
• Shah Rukh Khan became Ambassador of Turn Back Crime campaign of Interpol
• President presented Hindi Sevi Samman
• Model Concession Agreement (MCA)-A legal contract for Road Projects

28 August 2014
• Government approved swapping of Save Our Soul village land with AAI's land
• Maharashtra State Cabinet approved the formation of Transgender Welfare Board
• Maharashtra Government included 10 Sub- Caste of Lingayat community in OBC category
• Prime Minister launched Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY)
• Union Government notified enhancing the social security cover limit under EPFO
• J & K Legislative Council passed a resolution urging Union to resume Indo-Pak talks
• Delhi Government made it mandatory for women to wear helmet in Delhi NCR
• Union Government notified enhancing the social security cover limit under EPFO
• CBDT set up four-member Committee to scrutinize retrospective tax amendment
• IRCTC launched new application to book tickets for Black Berry smartphone users
• Manipur Governor Vinod Kumar Duggal resigned

29 August 2014
• Adani bought Carmichael Australia coal mine royalty rights from Linc Energy
• ONGC board approved 5219 crore rupees investment in Daman gas fields
• India Signed agreement with World Bank for MSRPII project
• President Pranab Mukherjee presented National Sports Awards to eminent sportsperson
• Union Government appointed JIC chief RN Ravi as Naga interlocutor
• National Sports Day was celebrated on the 29 August

30 August 2014
• SEBI issued norms for sharing KYC details with financial regulators
• A Nageswara Rao became first Indian actor to be honoured by US post service

31 August 2014

• Jaipur Pink Panthers won the inaugural title of Pro Kabaddi League
• Not Just an Accountant authored by former CAG Vinod Rai

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