India This Week: 26 December 2016-1 January 2017

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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 26 December 2016 to 1 January 2017 It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

26 December 2016
• India successfully test-fires surface-to-surface ballistic missile Agni-5
• Union Government releases funds of Rs 1981 crore for Polavaram irrigation project
• Union Government releases special stamp on freedom fighter Gaya Prasad Katiyar
• India’s first Digi Dhan Mela held in Gurugram to promote cashless transactions
• Nitin Gadkari inaugurated Sagarmala Development Company in New Delhi
• Soli J Sorabjee re-elected as President of India International Centre
• Rajasthani writer Satya Narayan selected for 2016 Bihari Puraskar

27 December 2016
• Health Ministry, AIIMS to set up National Death Registry
• Indian Olympic Association appoints Suresh Kalmadi, Abhay Singh Chautala as life presidents
• Meghalaya to host 2022 National Games
• Samit Gohel broke 117-year-old record in first-class cricket
• PM Narendra Modi laid foundation stone of Char Dham Highway Development Project

28 December 2016
• Delhi Government to slash bus fares by 75 per cent
• Viral V Acharya appointed as Deputy Governor of RBI
• Sunderlal Patwa, the former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, died
• 15 coaches of Sealdah-Ajmer Express derailed
• Union Government approves ordinance to penalize possession of old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes
• CCEA approves Road Connectivity Project for Left Wing Extremism Affected Areas
• SP Vaid appointed as Director General of J&K police
• Union Cabinet approved ratification of ISA Framework Agreement
• Anil Baijal to be appointed 21st Lieutenant Governor of Delhi
• 27th Southern Zonal Council meeting held in Thiruvananthapuram

29 December 2016
• Union Government announced roadmap for early completion of PMKSY & AIBP
• World Bank approves USD 235 million for Bihar Rural Roads Project
• Ratan P Watal Committee on Digital Payments submitted report to Government
• Odisha names Mega Lift Irrigation Scheme after freedom fighter Parbati Giri
• Union Government launches Swachh Swasth Sarvatra initiative
• Committee to review institutionalisation of Arbitration Mechanism in India constituted
• PPA suspends Arunachal CM, Deputy CM, 5 others from primary membership
• Shraddha, Ghyansham Kumar Devansh chosen for 2016 Bharatiya Jnanpith Navlekhan Award

30 December 2016
• Ken-Betwa River linking project gets Wildlife Board clearance
• PM Modi launches Mobile App-BHIM for Aadhaar-based digital payment
• Akhilesh Yadav expelled from party for 6 years
• Union Sports Ministry derecognises Indian Olympic Association
• CBDT extends deadline of Direct Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme

31 December 2016
• PM Modi in his address to the nation spelled-out the road map after demonetization
• Anil Baijal takes oath as Delhi Lieutenant Governor
• President approves promulgation of Specified Bank Notes Ordinance, 2016
• Lieutenant General Bipin Rawat takes charge as Chief of Army Staff’
• BJP forms government in Arunachal Pradesh with 33 PPA MLAs joining it
• CCPA decides to convene Budget Session of Parliament from January 31

1 January 2017
• Cash withdrawal from ATMs increased from Rs 2000 to Rs 4500 per day
• Somdev Devvarman announces retirement from professional tennis
• Akhilesh Yadav named Samajwadi Party's national president
• Apple to make iPhones in Bengaluru
• Andhra Pradesh Government launches NTR Arogya Raksha Scheme
• PM Narendra Modi announced pan-India expansion of Maternity Benefit Programme

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