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India This Week: 29 December-4 January 2015

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

Jan 5, 2015 17:44 IST
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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 of the week 29 December 2014 to 4 January 2015. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

29 December 2014
• Department of Disabilities Affairs renamed as Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities
• DeitY announced to set up Fast Track Task Force to boost mobile manufacturing
• Union Cabinet approved promulgation of ordinance on amendments to Land Acquisition Act, 2013
• Union Cabinet approved hike of government stake in IFCI to 51 percent
• RBI liberalised norms for Overseas Direct Investment by Indian companies
• RBI released Financial Stability Report December 2014

30 December 2014
• Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced retirement from Test cricket
• Union Government signed 75 million dollar loan deal with ADB for KIUWMIP
• Noted journalist Boobli George Verghese died
• Union Government constituted a Committee to look into NATGRID
• President Pranab Mukherjee appointed Governors of Mizoram, Uttarakhand and Meghalaya
• Pompadour Green Pigeon endemic to Western Ghats spotted in Barkheda in Rajasthan

31 December 2014
• A.K. Mittal appointed as Chairman of Railway Board
• M Sathiyavathy became India’s first woman DGCA
• President signed National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014
• Department of Financial Services appointed MD and CEO of four Nationalised Banks
• Koppillil Radhakrishnan retired as ISRO chief

1 January 2015
• Union Government formed NITI Aayog to replace Planning Commission
• Gujarat government announced new industrial policy for 2015
• Maharashtra government launched online RTI application filing facility
• Union Government launched integrated women safety mobile app called Himmat

2 January 2015
• R K Srivastava took over as Chairman of AAI
• Union Government accepted Bezbaruah panel report on safety of North East people
• RBI relaxed KYC rules for Non-Banking Financial Companies
• Union Sports Ministry recognised Boxing India as national federation for representing Boxing
• Kiran Bhai Vadodaria elected as INS president
• Former ISRO Chairman V R Gowarikar died in Pune
• R. Koteeswaran took charge as new CMD of Indian Overseas Bank

3 January 2015

• T Anilkumar won 7th Chennai Open FIDE Rating Chess Tournament (Category B)

4 January 2015
• Chrysopelea taprobanica, the Sri Lankan flying snake, sighted in Seshachalam Biosphere Reserve
• Transgender Madhu Kinnar won Mayoral election from Raigarh Municipal Corporatio
• Gujarati film actor Upendra Jethalal Trivedi died

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