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India This Week: 3 August-9 August 2015

Aug 10, 2015 17:16 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 3 August to 9 August 2015. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

3 August 2015

• Union Government signed historic peace accord with NSCN (I-M)
• CBDT signed two unilateral Advance Pricing Agreements to usher in tax certainty
• SHEFROL: An Eco-friendly way of treating water
• Haryana Government decided to honour victims of Emergency 1975 with Tamra Patra
• Aadi Perukku festival celebrated with traditional gaiety in Tamil Nadu
• Delhi Police launched Operation Shishtachar to teach lesson to eve-teasers
• ITBP climbing & ski down expedition to Saser Kangri-III peak in Ladakh flagged off
• Hindi litterateur Kashinath Singh chosen for Bharat Bharti literary award 2014
• Former MP Minister Jagannath Singh passed away
• Operation Muskaan helped Gurgaon Police to trace over 1000 kids
• Iqbal Ahmed Ansari appointed as Acting Chief Justice of Patna High Court
• Mathematician Amalendu Krishna won 2015 Ramanujan Prize
• Roland S Folger appointed as CEO and MD of Mercedes-Benz India

4 August 2015

• Rural Development Minister launched ‘SAMANVAY’ for Gram Panchayats
• Multi Application Solar Telescope operationalised at Udaipur Solar Observatory
• Haryana’s CM Manohar Lal launched ‘Thari Pension Thare Pass’ scheme
• Two films Masaan & Jaanisaar made tax free in UP
• Bihar legislative Assembly passed the Bihar Public Grievance Redressal Bill, 2015
• Uttar Pradesh government decided to rename UPTU as APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University
• Maharashtra government increased the retirement age of medical officers from 58 to 60
• Delhi Government decided to have tram network in Old Delhi
• Jharkhand empowered ACB to arrest Ministers & civil servants in bribery cases without permission
• Kamayani Express & Mumbai-Jabalpur Janata Express derailed over Machak River of MP
• World War-II hero Colonel Harwant Singh passed away
• Snapdeal launched Snapdeal Instant to make instant delivery of packages
• Bharti Airtel acquired YTS Solutions for mobile payment solutions

5 August 2015
• Lok Sabha passed Delhi High Court (Amendment) Bill, 2015
• Union Government deferred proposed talks between the Chief negotiators on India & EU-BTIA
• BSNL’s proposal to hive its towers into a new company got approval from Union Cabinet
• FICCI, ILO signed MoU to establish National Coordination Centre for SCORE Training Services
• Union Cabinet approved direct release of wages into bank accounts of MNREGA workers
• Murugappa Group signed agreement with Organo Corp to form Joint Venture

6 August 2015
• Lok Sabha passed Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2015
• RBI relaxed Branch Authorisation Policy to allow banks to merge or close branches in urban areas
• Southern states to set up Inter-State Coordination Council to resolve forest-related issues
• Delhi Government reconstituted Urdu Academy
• Snapdeal tied-up with department store chain Shoppers Stop Ltd
• SBI Life Insurance launched Smart Humsafar Plan
• Amitava Ghosh appointed as Vice President-engineering of Snapdeal
• Bharti Airtel launched 4G services in 296 towns across India

7 August 2015
• BHEL commissioned 500 MW unit of Vindhyachal Super Thermal Power Station
• BCCI announced Ad-Hoc Committee for Cricket Administration in Bihar and Uttarakhand
• Tripura Legislative Assembly passed a resolution against death penalty
• PM Narendra Modi inaugurated first National Handloom Day
• Goa Tourism Minister Parulekar conferred with PATWA 2015 award
• Raghavendra Gadagkar awarded with Germany's Cross of Order of the Merit

8 August 2015
• Union Ministry for Minority Affairs launched Nai Manzil Scheme in Patna
• Union Government & Delhi Government agreed to prepare blueprint to Clean & Rejuvenate Yamuna River
• Ram Nath Kovind appointed as Governor of Bihar
• Tendong Lho Rum Faat, annual festival of ethnic Lepcha tribe of Sikkim celebrated
• Ajeet Kumar Saroj, Varanasi jail inmate awarded with IGNOU gold medal
• Foxconn decided to invest 5 billion US dollar in Maharashtra over next five years
• Accenture appointed Rekha Menon as Chairperson of India's operation

9 August 2015
• Suraksha Bandhan drive launched to facilitate enrolment under Social Security Schemes
• Param Tyag Chakra Initiative launched to honour families of martyrs
• Freedom fighter Kayyara Kinhanna Rai passed away

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