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India This Week: 29 February-6 March 2016

Mar 8, 2016 16:00 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 of the week 29 February to 6 March 2016. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

29 February 2016
• Rahul Sachdev won 1st All India Open Invitational Snooker Championship 2016
• Union Budget 2016-17 presented in Lok Sabha
• Alok Kumar Verma took charge as Delhi Police Commissioner
• Mahesh Kumar Singla committee constituted to consider ST status to six communities of Assam
• Former Maharashtra Minister Nihal Ahmed Maulavi Mohammed Usman died
• SC sought Union Government view on petition challenging Triple Talaq & Polygamy practices
• Kerala State Film Awards 2015 announced
• Delhi became first state to launch HPV vaccine as public health programme in schools
• Mrugank Paranjape appointed as MD and CEO of MCX

1 March 2016
• Union Government ordered rebidding for 10050 crore rupees Zoji La tunnel
• Veteran playwright Ratan Thiyam named for 11th META theatre award
• India signed MoU with World Bank for Madhya Pradesh Higher Education Quality Improvement Project
• Telangana Government to illuminate 25 municipalities with LED bulbs in 100 days
• CCS cleared proposal to acquire two more AWACS
• Vineet Taneja resigned as CEO of Micromax Informatics Limited
• IFC launched 300 million rupee Uridashi Masala Bonds in Japan

2 March 2016
• CCEA approved winding up of National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council
• Who was Shivaji? authored by Govind Pansare
• Poet Dr Bhagwati Lal Vyas selected for 2015 Bihari Puraskar
• Fixed! Cash and Corruption in Cricket authored by Journalist Shantanu Guha Ray

3 March 2016
• Rajya Sabha passed Carriage by Air (Amendment) Bill, 2015
• RBI released Draft Directions for Non-Banking Financial Company - Account Aggregator
• Union Government signed Agreement to provide a loan of 1000 crore rupees to FACT
• Manoj Kumar to be conferred Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2015
• UN human rights experts urged US to increase efforts to address water contamination in Flint
• All-India Forward Bloc leader Ashok Ghosh died
• Mumbai U-23 team clinched CK Nayudu Trophy 2015-16
• Flipkart launched its own digital wallet Flipkart Money
• FIH promoted Napoleon Singh as international Umpire
• Amrita Patel awarded with Mahindra Samriddhi Krishi Shiromani Samman

4 March 2016
• Prime Minister launched Setu Bharatam project to make National Highways free of Railway crossings
• National Safety Day and National Safety Week observed
• Former Lok Sabha Speaker Purno Agitok Sangma died
• Film Archivist PK Nair died
• EC announced schedule for Assembly polls in four states and one Union territory
• Sirshendu De selected for Innovation Award 2016 for developing laterite based arsenic water filter
• President Mukherjee presented Standard to 119 HU & Colours to 28 ED of IAF
• Capital Local Area Bank became first to get Small Finance Bank license from RBI

5 March 2016
• Patna Pirates defeated U Mumba to win 2016 Pro Kabaddi League title
• New species of burrowing snake discovered in Western Ghats
• Union Government re-classified industries on four-colour scheme based on pollution potential

6 March 2016
• Two-day National Conference of Women Legislators held
• Renowned Dogri poetess Padma Sachdev awarded Krutitava Smagra Samman
• Renowned Malayalam actor Kalabhavan Mani passed away

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