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India This Week: 26 January-1 February 2015

Feb 2, 2015 15:12 IST

India this week provided by Jagranjosh.com for the week 26 January to 1 February 2015 aims to help the students and aspirants of various competitive exams in revising and recollecting the important news and events just before the exam.

26 January 2015
• 66th Republic Day celebrated across the nation
• Hanumanthu Purushotham took charge as Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of National Research Development Corporation (NRDC)

27 January 2015
• Chandigarh launched a smart city app named Smart Chandigarh
• K Durga Prasad appointed as the Special Director-General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
• Kunal Jeswani appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ogilvy & Mather India

28 January 2015

• Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved HDFC Bank’s proposal to raise foreign holding limit to 74 per cent
• Union Government launched Website, Logo, Vision, Mission of National Highway Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL)
• Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved mandatory packaging of food-grains, sugar in Jute material for the Jute Year 2014-15
• World Bank released a report on Social Inclusion and Sustainable Development in Himachal Pradesh
• Union Cabinet reconstituted Empowered Committee on setting up of Semiconductor Wafer FAB projects with VK Saraswat as Chairman of the Committee
• Hockey Olympian Jaswant Singh Rajput died
• ErosNow tied up with RailTel to provide streaming services to Rail Passengers
• GTU launched e-Raksha Research Centre to fight cybercrime

29 January 2015
• Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) received approval to build missile launch testing facility in the Krishna Delta Complex
• Karnataka Government decided to amend Karnataka Compulsory Primary Education Act, 2012
• 20th Law Commission submitted 253rd Report titled Commercial Courts Bill 2015 to Union Governments
• Union Sports Ministry revised the Scheme of Special Awards to medal winners
• India to host ICC Twenty20 World Cup in 2016
• Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel launched Taluka Planning Atlas
• Union Ministry of Defence announced 2015 Republic Day Parade Awards
• Subhash Ghising, the President of Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF), died
• Shekhar Sen appointed as Chairman of Sangeet Natak Akademi
• S Lakshminarayanan appointed as Chairman of Shriram Transport Finance Co Ltd

30 January 2015
• Andhra Pradesh Government decided to file a defamation suit against the State Bank of Hyderabad
• Union Government released Commemorative Postage stamps with Swachh Bharat Mission as theme
• Krishna Chaudhary appointed as the Director General of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
• Anti-Leprosy Day observed to focus Attention on Disease
• Union Government approved a rehabilitation package of 1102-crore rupees for J&K

31 January 2015
• Railway Minister launched Wi-Fi broadband services at Ahmedabad station
• Maharashtra approved field trials for GM food
• India successfully test-fired canister-based Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni-5 missile
• 35th National Games began in Kerala
• Arvind Kumar Jain appointed as Director General of Police of Uttar Pradesh
• Mithileshwar awarded with Shrilal Shukla Sahitya IFFCO Award 2014
• Committee on Infrastructure Development approved development of no-frill airports at Ajmer, Belgaum    

1 February  2015
• 10th century sculpture of Buddha discovered in Thanjavur
• Ashok K Agarwal appointed as General Manager of Southern Railway

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