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India This Week: 28 January-3 February 2013

Feb 4, 2013 11:04 IST

India this week helps student to understand the happenings in and around the country. For a better understanding and for quick brushing up of your knowledge of current affairs happening in India for the week, refer to this category in Jagran Josh.com.

28 January 2013
• India celebrated its 64th Republic Day; Showcased Military Prowess and Cultural Heritage
• Sreeramamurthy Janaki Refused to Accept Padma Bhushan on R-Day
• Shah Rukh Khan Ranked First in Inaugural Forbes India Celebrity 100 List
• Mumbai won its 40th Ranji trophy at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on 28 Jan 2013 defeating Saurashtra

29 January 2013
• The Centre resolved the Issue of CST Compensation with the States
• Reserve Bank of India slashed Repo Rate to 7.75 Percent and CRR to 4 Percent
• Rajasthan HC stayed State’s Decision for Giving 4% Additional Reservation to Gurjar

30 January 2013
• Shah Rukh Khan Attempted to End Controversy over His Article on Being a Muslim in India
• Expert committee under Sam Pitroda Constituted to review Working of Prasar Bharti

31 January 2013
• Madras High Court Upheld Ban on Vishwaroopam in Tamil Nadu
• P.R. Vasudeva Rao became the Director of the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) succeeding S.C Chetal.

1 February 2013
• India dropped nine places to 140th rank in the list of 179 countries in the latest World Press Freedom Index 2013
• Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the captain of the Indian cricket team was appointed as the vice-president of India Cements.
• Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda launched the Direct Benefits Transfer scheme in Sonepat and Ambala districts.
• Shanu Lahiri, the renowned painter of Bengal School died following a brief illness at Kolkata hospital.

2 February 2013
• Report: India accounts to 86 percent Oral Cancer Figure across the World
• The Union Government of India gave the Maharatna status to two PSUs- BHEL and GAIL

3 February 2013
• The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee agreed to the Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2013 for sharpening the laws against sexual assault.
• Thirty Indian software product companies joined hands to form their own new association called iSpirt, marking a break-up with the IT industry body NASSCOM.

 

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