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India This Week: 27 February-5 March 2017

Mar 6, 2017 10:15 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 that occurred between 27 February and 5 March 2017. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

27 February 2017
• West Bengal grants official language status to Kurukh
• Revolutionary freedom fighter Chandrashekhar Azad’s martyrdom day observed
• Railways Ministry inaugurates Antyodaya Express and Humsafar Express
• Indian Railways launches New Catering Policy 2017
• Khursheed A Ganai appointed as the Chief Information Commissioner of Jammu and Kashmir
• Gopal Baglay appointed as new spokesperson of MEA
• Former Union Minister P. Shiv Shankar passes away
• Kabir Bedi appointed as Brand Ambassador of Sightsavers
• Bihar government presented Rs 1.60 lakh crore budget
• Chennai HC: Pass law to remove Seemai Karuvelam trees

28 February 2017
• Civil Aviation Minister inaugurated India’s first Integrated Heliport
• Andaman’s Radhanagar beach featured in top 10 beaches of World
• National Science Day observed on 28 February
• Sanjay Menon appointed Managing Director of Sapient India
• National Consultation Workshop on Urban Development held in New Delhi
• CBDT signs 10 unilateral APAs with taxpayers
• OECD launched Economic Survey of India 2017
• Government’s National Family Health Survey-4 shows improved sex ratio and decline in IMR
• Ruchi Ghanashyam appointed as Secretary (West) in MEA
• Reserve Bank constitutes Inter-disciplinary Standing Committee on Cyber Security
• Nand Kumar Sai assumes charge as Chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Tribes
• Assam government to appoint teacher in all high schools to monitor cleanliness
• BBC banned for five years from filming in Tiger reserves
• Congress Rajya Sabha MP Haji Abdul Salam dies
• Senior IAS officer Sumit Mullick appointed as new Maharashtra Chief Secretary
• Assam government to appoint teacher in all high schools to monitor cleanliness
• Annual Survey of India’s City Systems 2016 released

1 March 2017
• Union Government notifies Specified Bank Notes (Cessation of Liabilities) Act, 2017
• Assam to host river festival ‘Namami Brahmaputra’
• Noted Gujarati Writer Tarak Mehta died
• India successfully test-fired Prithvi Supersonic Interceptor Missile
• Union Government launches Swachh Shakti Saptah to highlight women’s role in Swachh Bharat Mission
• Union Government presented Petroleum Technology Innovation Awards for 2016-17
• PK Purwar appointed as Chairman and Managing Director of MTNL
• DMRL, JSHL signs Licensing Agreement for Transfer of Technology of High Nitrogen Steel
• Swadheen Kshatriya sworn in as Maharashtra's Chief Commissioner of RTS
• Sudanese President Bashir names long-time ally as new Prime Minister
• J S Deepak named India's Ambassador to World Trade Organisation
• Working Group on Migration recommends legal framework for protection of migrants' interests
• Ajay Tyagi takes charge as Chairman of SEBI
• Luis Norton de Matos appointed Head Coach of India U-17 football team
• BCCI Annual Awards 2015-2016 announced
• Jitu Rai wins gold in 50m pistol at ISSF World Cup
• Madhya Pradesh annual Budget 2017-18 presented
• Odisha, Invest India signed agreement to promote start-ups
• Centre launches survey in Ganga to determine population of aquatic life

2 March 2017
• NMCG, Rotary India signs MoU for Namami Gange Programme
• Indian Navy successfully test-fired Anti-Ship Missile from Kalvari Class Submarine
• NGT bans camping activities within 100 m of Ganga in Uttarakhand
• Suresh Prabhu launched freight sector initiatives to transform Indian Railways
• SC appointed SIT detects 70 thousand crore rupees Black Money
• DRDO hands over 3 products to Indian Army
• Andhra Pradesh Cabinet accepts naming of Tirupati Airport as Sri Venkateswara Airport
• Jawaharlal Nehru University wins Visitor’s Award for the Best University 2017

3 March 2017
• Operation Thunderbird & Operation Save Kurma of WCCB
• Delhi LG approves hike in minimum wages by 37 per cent
• Bharti Airtel, Millicom International sign agreement to combine operations in Ghana
• Work on Shahpur Kandi Dam to resume soon; Punjab and J&K sign agreement to this effect
• Kerala State Budget 2017-18 presented

4 March 2017
• Assam to host river festival ‘Namami Brahmaputra’
• Union Government inaugurates training of Small & Medium Traders on Digital Payment Initiatives
• GST Council approves the CGST Bill and IGST Bill
• 45% of country's bird species in Himachal Pradesh: Great Backyard Bird Count

5 March 2017
• Conservation Drones to be used to monitor Tigers
• Chandigarh to host Destination North East 2017
• Rekha – The Untold Story authored by Yasser Usman
• Andhra Pradesh proposed Smart Mosquito Density System to fight vector-borne diseases
• Punjab Minister inaugurates the largest tricolour on tallest flag post at Attari Border
• First smart tribal village Habbi inaugurated in Jammu and Kashmir

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