India This Week: 27 April-3 May 2015

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May 4, 2015 10:36 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 27 April to 3 May 2015. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

27 April 2015
• Union Government reconstituted Nehru Memorial Museum Library Society
• INS Tarangini departed for Lokayan-2015
• Union Ministry for Power flagged off three Mobile Science Labs to revolutionise rural education
• Rajya Sabha passed Payments and Settlement Systems (Amendment) Bill, 2014
• Union Government cancelled licenses of nearly 9000 NGOs
• AP Government appointed Chadalavada Krishnamurthy as Chairman of TTD
• India crowned champions for the first time at 22nd President's Cup Boxing Tournament
• Margarita, with a Straw won Best Feature Film Award at Washington Film festival

28 April 2015

• Rajya Sabha passed Regional Rural Banks (Amendment) Bill, 2014
• NGT banned burning of waste in open in Delhi NCR
• Delhi government approved farmer compensation scheme named after Gajender Singh
• ISRO successfully tested indigenous cryogenic engine CE-20 with four-tonne capacity

29 April 2015

• Union Cabinet approved Smart Cities Mission with an outlay of 48000 crore rupees
• Union Cabinet approved Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) of 500 cities
• Tourist Visa scheme extended to 31 more countries
• Union Cabinet approved Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013
• Union Government approved continuation of 1000 rupees Monthly Pension Scheme under EPS
• RBI imposed a fine of 1.5 crore rupees each on three Public Sector Banks for violating KYC norms
• CCEA gave approval for engaging Maharashtra Cotton Growers Federation to undertake MSP operations
• NRSC, DoLR signed MoU for development of Web Geo Portal Shrishti and Mobile App Drishti
• Marathi actress Bimba Modak passed away
• Mukesh Khanna appointed as Chairperson of Children's Film Society of India
• Logo of the International Day of Yoga launched
• Gopinath Pillai resigned as Chairman of Gateway Distriparks Limited
• Union Cabinet approved Smart Cities Mission with an outlay of 48000 crore rupees
• World’s largest solar photovoltaic plant of 750 MW to be built in Rewa district of Madhya Pradesh
• India home to 48 of the 250 known species of bumblebees: Indian Bumblebees
• Union Cabinet approved the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill, 2015

30 April 2015
• Low quality plastic items banned in Ahmedabad
• Prannoy Roy honoured with the RedInk Lifetime Achievement Award 2015
• Maulana Wahiduddin Khan conferred with Sayyidina Imam Al Hassan Ibn Ali Peace Award
• Nadia in West Bengal became the first open defecation-free (ODF) district of India
• Low quality plastic items banned in Ahmedabad
• First meeting of Sub-Group of CMs on Swachh Bharat Mission held in New Delhi
• Former Gujarat assembly speaker Barjorji Pardiwala passed away
• A Book titled China – Confucius in the Shadows written by Poonam Surie released
• Union finance Ministry exempted MAT for foreign investors
• Lok Sabha passed the Finance Bill, 2015

1 May 2015
• Nitin Gadkari dedicated two Major Highway Projects in the North East to the Nation
• Union Ministry of Tourism released Draft National Tourism Policy 2015
• Andhra Pradesh and Telangana introduced 5 lakh rupees Accident Insurance Scheme for transport
• Surender Singh took over as Director General of CISF
• DoT extended deadline of full implementation of Mobile Number Portability (MNP) till 3 July 2015
• BHEL commissioned 195 MW Thermal Unit of KBUNL in Bihar

2 May 2015
• Veteran Journalist Amitabha Chowdhury passed away at 88

3 May 2015
• Dr Mahesh Sharma inaugurated Puducherry Science Centre and Planetarium
• NTPC signed MoA with Jharkhand Government for maintaining Patratu Thermal Power Station
• Cow-urine refinery inaugurated at Pathmeda village for research on cow products
• Baleshwar Ram, former Union Minister passed away
• Indian Army emerged champions in 19th Federation Cup National Athletic Championships
• Sandeep Jajodia removed as the president of Boxing India (BI)
• Railways won the 5th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2015

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