India This Week: 27 March - 2 April 2017

India this week is a section provided by to help the students and aspirants of various competitive exams.

Apr 12, 2017 17:39 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 that occurred between 27 March and 2 April 2017. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

27 March

  • Aadhar card can't be made mandatory for government welfare schemes: Supreme Court
  • Union Government launches Online Film Certification System E-Cinepramaan
  • Sahitya Akademi awardees cannot return award: HC
  • Parliament passes Mental Healthcare Bill, 2016
  • Union Government sanctioned 101 Integrated Cold Chain Projects
  • SC asks Centre, J&K government to decide Muslim minority status in state
  • Rana Kanwar Pal Singh elected as Speaker of Punjab Legislative
  • Bhubaneswar to host Men’s Hockey World League Final 2017 and Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018
  • Below Poverty line households in UP to get free power connection
  • Odisha becomes the first state to bring banking to remote areas
  • Book on Rashtriya Rifles ‘Home of the Brave’ released

28 March

  • Uttarakhand High Court banned river mining across the state for four months
  • Former Punjab minister Gurdev Singh Badal passes away
  • Eminent Jurist Tehmtan R Andhyarujina passes away
  • Ravichandran Ashwin receives Garfield Sobers Trophy
  • India reclaims Border-Gavaskar Trophy with 2-1 series victory of Australia
  • Integrated Automatic Aviation Meteorological Systems inaugurated at INS Rajali
  • INLCU L51 commissioned into Indian Navy
  • IAF launched Aviation Turbine Fuel Digital Issue and Payment
  • President Pranab Mukherjee presents Dr. B. C. Roy National Awards
  • AAI, DRDO and Jharkhand Government signed a Tripartite MoU for Development of Deoghar Airport in Jharkhand
  • SBI launched Unnati Credit Card to spread credit inclusion
  • Truecaller ties-up with Bharti Airtel, ICICI Bank and Google in India

29 March

  • SC bans sale and registration of Non-BS-IV Compliant Vehicles
  • India became net exporter of electricity for first time
  • Lok Sabha passes four GST Bills
  • 3rd G20 Framework Working Group meet concluded in Varanasi
  • Tamil Nadu beat India 'B' to win Deodhar Trophy
  • Delhi LG orders recovery of Rs 97 crore from AAP for violating SC guidelines on advertisement

30 March

  • Delhi’s 85-year-old Cinema Theatre bids adieu with Raj Kapoor’s Mera Naam Joker
  • India signs loan agreement with NDB for development of roads project in Madhya Pradesh
  • Pranab Mukherjee confers Padma awards at Rashtrapati Bhavan
  • Indian Railway-The weaving of a National Tapestry released
  • Union Government releases Postage Stamp on Cub Scouts
  • Indian forward SV Sunil named Player of the Year in Asian Hockey Awards
  • Union Minister inaugurates new Child Care Centre for child cancer patients
  • BHEL commissioned 800 MW Supercritical Thermal Power Plant in Karnataka
  • India declares its Association status with International Energy Agency

31 March

  • Kanha Tiger Reserve becomes first in India to get official mascot
  • Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated Namami Brahmaputra Festival
  • Bihar to pay power bill subsidy to consumers
  • Cabinet approved signing of Agreement for establishment CIRDAP Centre
  • Justice Indira Banerjee appointed as Chief Justice of Madras High Court
  • Ratification of Minimum Age Convention & Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention approved
  • MoU between Forum of Regulators & National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners approved
  • Union Cabinet approved signing of new Air Services Agreement between India and Serbia

1 April

  • Textiles Minister launches PowerTex India scheme for powerloom sector
  • Five associate banks, Bharatiya Mahila Bank merged with SBI
  • Tax evasion over Rs 5 crore will be non-bailable offence under new GST regime
  • P V Sindhu defeats Carolina Marin to win India Open Super Series title

2 April

  • Tree-living crab species, Kani maranjandu, found in Kerala
  • World Autism Awareness Day 2017 observed across the world
  • 2nd Annual Meeting of New Development Bank held New Delhi
  • PM Narendra Modi inaugurates India’s longest Chenani-Nashri tunnel
  • Actor Vishal elected as President of TN Film Producers Council

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