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India this Week: 31 July to 6 August 2017

India this week is provided by Jagranjosh.com to help the students and aspirants of various competitive exams. The segment provides most important events that occurred from 31 July to 6 August 2017. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

Aug 15, 2017 08:03 IST
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India this week is provided by Jagranjosh.com to help the students and aspirants of various competitive exams. The segment provides most important events that occurred from 31 July to 6 August 2017. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

31 July
• Supreme Court bans use of five harmful metals in firecrackers
• Union Government orders LPG prices to be hiked by Rs 4 per month
• Swachh Survekshan 2018’s anthem ‘Swachhata Ki Jyot Jagi Hai’ released
• Lt Gen Abhay Krishna appointed as Chief of Eastern Command
• Dhrupad maestro Ustad Hussain Sayeeduddin Dagar passes away

1 August
• Niti Aayog Vice-Chairman, Arvind Panagariya resigns
• Rajya Sabha passes Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2017
• Union Government launches e-RaKAM portal for selling agricultural produce
• PM Modi announces Rs 100cr corpus to study & find permanent solution to flood problem in North-East
• Renowned scientist Pushpa Mitra Bhargava passes away
• Sanjaya Baru appointed as Secretary General of FICCI
• Dhanraj Pillay conferred with Bharat Gaurav by East Bengal Football Club
• Jharkhand Cabinet approves Religious Freedom Bill 2017
• Air Marshal Hemant Narayan Bhagwat appointed Air Officer-in-charge Administration of Indian Air Force

2 August
• Maharashtra government planning to relocate tigers from Vidarbha region to sanctuaries
• Suresh Prabhu: MAHSR sanctioned for implementation with financial assistance from Japan
• RBI releases Third Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2017-18
• ASI protected monuments to be declared Polythene Free Zones
• WCD Ministry launches contest for logo design for 'Women of India Festival'
• Cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur fulfils her childhood dream, to be appointed DSP by Punjab Government
• Book Tatkal Train Tickets now and Pay Later: Indian Railways

3 August
• EC rejects opposition’s demand to remove NOTA in Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls
• Union Cabinet clears proposal to extend proxy voting for NRIs
• Indian Army develops app, Humraaz, for soldiers to track promotions, postings
• Lok Sabha passes Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill for resolution of non-performing assets
• Lok Sabha passes NABARD (Amendment) Bill, 2017
• Mohammad Mustafa appointed as CMD of SIDBI
• Bihar government decides compulsory retirement for non-performing teachers & officials above 50
• Maharashtra Government launches online portals MahaDBT, MahaVASTU
• India’s first private missile production facility unveiled in Hyderabad

4 August
• Government to develop green airports in Andhra Pradesh
• India signs USD 329 million loan pact with AIIB for Gujarat road project
• Bangalore launches India’s first ever Heli-taxi service
• L&T bags Rs 3375-crore Mauritius metro order

5 August
• Senior bureaucrat Aparna appointed Executive Director at World Bank
• Rajiv Kumar succeeds Panagariya as new Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog

6 August
• Venkaiah Naidu elected as next Vice-President of India
• Suspended Jadeja ranked No 1 Test all-rounder
• Maharashtra Government to raise $270 m from Green Climate Fund

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