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India This Week: 25 January 2016-31 January 2016

Feb 1, 2016 12:10 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 January to 31 January 2016. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

25 January 2016
• Union Government launched Sahaj Scheme for online booking of LPG cylinders
• 6th National Voters’ Day observed with theme Inclusive and Qualitative Participation
• Jeevan Raksha Padak Awards 2015 announced
• Noted Malayalam film actress Kalpana Ranjani died
• Union Government approved to set up solar energy panels over 10000 EWS houses in Tamil Nadu under PMAY (Urban)
• International Solar Alliance headquartered in India with United Nations as Strategic Partner
• Rekha honoured with 3rd National Yash Chopra Memorial Award
• India-France signed 14 Agreements including 36 Rafale Aircraft deal
• Union Government and Chhattisgarh Government signed MoU on UDAY Scheme
• Former India basketball captain Ranbir Chopra died

26 January 2016
• Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes Amendment Act, 2015 came into force
• 67th India’s Republic Day celebrated
• President Pranab Mukherjee announced 2016 Padma Awards
• Ashok Chakra awarded posthumously to Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami
• President Rule imposed in Arunachal Pradesh
• Ishika Shah won 12th Sub-Junior National Snooker championship title

27 January 2016
• Union Cabinet approved increase in Authorized Share Capital of NSFDC
• CCEA approved hybrid annuity model for highway projects
• Union Government launched National Job Portal for Persons with Disabilities
• Parrikar presented Rakshamantri Award for excellence for 2012-13 and 2013-14
• Snow Leopard spotted for the first time in North Sikkim
• Cognizant acquired US-based KBACE Technologies
• Madhya Pradesh to impose ban on polythene from January 2017

28 January 2016
• India successfully test fired Akash missile at Chandipur
• Union Government formed expert panel to review Specific Relief Act, 1963
• Union Government announced 1st batch of 20 smart cities from 11 States and Delhi
• Gurdeep Singh appointed as CMD of NTPC
• Commemorative Coin of 150 rupees & Circulation Coin of 10 rupees on Lala Lajpat Rai released
• Former minister and freedom fighter Maheswar Baug died
• The Turbulent Years, Volume II of memoirs of President Pranab Mukherjee, released
• Navneet Kaur, Santosh Kadale won gold in Senior National Rowing Championship
• Puducherry Lt Governor AK Singh launched MITRA app for women safety
• Justice Sanjay Mishra appointed as Lokayukta of Uttar Pradesh
• Kamlesh Kumar Pandey appointed as Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities
• Naresh Bedi honoured with V Shantaram Award Life Time Achievement Award

29 January 2016
• Set up committee on living conditions of nurses in private establishments: Supreme Court
• Bihar CM Nitish Kumar selected for K Veeramani Award for Social Justice
• India exported six metro train coaches to Australia
• Muktesh Kumar Pardeshi appointed as India’s Envoy to Mexico

30 January 2016
• Anti-Leprosy Day observed on 30 January 2016
• Datta Padsalgikar appointed as Commissioner of Police of Mumbai
• Former Army Chief General Kotikalapudi Venkata Krishna Rao died

31 January 2016
• Aditya Mehta won 83rd Senior National Snooker Championship
• Kidambi Srikanth won Men's Singles title of Syed Modi International Badminton Championships 2016

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