India This Week: 28 December 2015–3 January 2016

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

Jan 4, 2016 13:23 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 28 December 2015 to 3 January 2016. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

28 December 2015
• Civil Aviation Ministry gave clearance for four Greenfield airports
• RBI released report of Deepak Mohanty Committee on Medium-term Path on Financial Inclusion
• Report of Vijay Kelkar Committee on Revisiting & Revitalizing PPP Model released
• Bharat Petroleum commissioned Crude Distillation unit in Mumbai
• Gujarat clinched maiden Vijay Hazare Trophy
• AP Government signed MoU with Microsoft India on technology initiatives
• Amitabh Kant got additional charge of CEO of NITI Aayog
• India successfully test-fired indigenously developed MBRL Pinaka II at Pokhran

29 December 2015
• Rakhi Haldar, Kavita Devi bagged gold at National Weightlifting Championship
• Pandorum Technologies developed India’s first Artificial Liver Tissue using 3D printing
• BHEL commissioned Prayagraj power project unit in Uttar Pradesh
• Jetha Bharwad elected as first Vice-Chairman of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation
• Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik's Santa Claus sculpture featured in Limca Book of Records
• Noted Gujarati writer Raghuveer Chaudhary selected for 51st Jnanpith award
• Veteran singer Subir Sen passed away
• Ex Chief of Indian Army General Om Prakash Malhotra passed away

30 December 2015
• CCEA approved Amended Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme for textiles industry
• Laxmi Ratan Shukla announced retirement from all forms of cricket
• Bjorn Isberg named as Tournament Director of 2016 Hockey India League
• Union Government unveiled National Biotechnology Development Strategy 2015-2020
• Union Cabinet approved Raptor MoU for conservation of migratory birds of prey
• Andhra Pradesh Government decided to hike wages of Anganwadi workers
• LRSAM successfully test-fired from INS Kolkata
• Dr Gyanendra D Bandgaiyan appointed DG of National Centre for Good Governance
• Iconic Marathi poet Mangesh Keshav Padgaonkar passed away

31 December 2015
• DAVA project of Department of Commerce won 2015 eASIA Award
• Union Government unveiled National Biotechnology Development Strategy 2015-2020
• Snowflake Corals growth off Thiruvananthapuram poses threat to Marine Ecology
• Union Government announced setting up of CCL Sports University in Jharkhand
• Volvo Buses India merged with Volvo India Pvt Ltd

1 January 2016
• Union Government signed Financing Agreement with World Bank to fund education of minorities
• Union Government to roll out LPG-like DBT scheme for kerosene from 1 April 2016
• Javed Ahmed appointed as Director General of Police of Uttar Pradesh
• NABARD, NRSC signed MoU for monitoring Watershed Projects
• Vocalist Sanjay Subrahmanyam conferred with 2015 Sangita Kalanidhi award
• Union Government constituted Shyam Benegal Committee to revamp Censor Board
• Atul Sobti took charge as CMD of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
• Department of Posts formed Kamlesh Chandra Panel on Gramin Dak Sevaks

2 January 2016
• Sterlite Grid commissioned first power project under TBCB incentive regime
• Telangana launched e-Vahan Bima Scheme
• Veteran CPI leader AB Bardhan passed away
• Terrorist attacked IAF Airbase at Pathankot

3 January 2016
• India won the 2015 SAFF championships
• ONGC won 26th Lal Bahadur Shastri Hockey tournament
• Union Government to launch River Information System for Inland Waterways

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