India this Week: 31 July to 6 August 2017

Aug 15, 2017 08:03 IST

India this week is provided by 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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