India This Week: 4 January 2016–10 January 2016

India this week provided by is prepared with an intention help the aspirants and students of various competitive exams.

Jan 11, 2016 15:40 IST
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India this week provided by is prepared with an intention help the aspirants and students of various competitive exams.

4 January 2016
• SC directed Gujarat government to make Gujarat State Cooperative Tribunal functional
• IRB Infra bagged 10050 crore rupees project to build Zozila Pass tunnel project
• RBI imposed 1 crore rupees Penalty on State Bank of Travancore
• Former Chief Justice of India Sarosh Homi Kapadia died
• Radha Krishna Mathur took oath as Chief Information Commissioner of India
• Jharkhand Government inaugurated land bank web portal
• Toilets made mandatory to contest Panchayat polls in Bihar
• Procure 1843 decibel meters to check noise pollution: HC to Maharashtra government
• Wipro appointed Abid Ali Neemuchwala as CEO

5 January 2016
• Union Government launched Ganga Gram Yojana in Uttar Pradesh
• Union Government approved 33 percent representation of women in CAPFs
• Union Government abolished export duty on Iron Ore Pellets to zero from 5 percent
• CRPF to deploy women commandos in anti-Naxal operations
• Syed Kirmani conferred with 2015 Col. CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award
• Pranav Dhanawade became first ever to score 1000 runs in a cricket innings
• BHEL commissioned 600 MW Kakatiya Thermal Power Plant Stage-II in Telangana
• Jharkhand Government, JBVNL signed MoU under UDAY Scheme
• CCI cleared Reliance Capital-Goldman Sachs deal
• Apurvi Chandela broke world record to win gold at Swedish Cup Grand Prix
• Kunal Shah appointed as Chairman of Internet and Mobile Association of India

6 January 2016
• Union Cabinet approved Stand Up India Scheme
• Andhra Bank launched Immediate Payment Service
• Union Government launched Phase-I of River Information System
• Union Cabinet approved creation of a Credit Guarantee Fund for MUDRA loans
• Noted Gujarati writer Labshankar Thakar passed away
• Achyuta Samanta elected as General President of 105th Indian Science Congress
• Wattan Ko Jano initiative: A programme that aims to expose youth from J&K to rest of India
• Sam Pitroda appointed as Odisha Government’s Technical Advisor
• NHRC issued notice to Bihar government over poor condition of prisons
• Delhi government scrapped management, other quotas in private schools
• Vedanta appointed Samir Cairae as India metals business CEO
• Kerala decided to implement health care project Sampoorna Arogya Keralam
• DRDO successfully test fired New Tank Ammunition for Arjun MBT

7 January 2016
• Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed died
• Union Government merged Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs with MEA
• Union Government approved Atal Mission Plans for Punjab and Uttarakhand for 2015-16
• Sailesh appointed as The Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India
• Indigenously Built ASW Corvette INS Kadmatt commissioned in Visakhapatnam
• Devender Kumar Sikri appointed as Chairman of Competition Commission of India
• Amitabh Kant appointed as CEO of NITI Aayog
• Union Government decided to shift to BS-VI Emission norms directly from BS-IV in 2020
• Rajasthan inked deal with Cairn India to provide clean drinking water in Barmer
• Quikr acquired online real estate portal         

8 January 2016
• Union Government allowed traditional bull-taming sports Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu
• Maoists called a two-day bandh against Operation Green Hunt to hunt Maoists in Odisha
• Indo-French military exercise Shakti-2016 started
• Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel inaugurated Vibrant Saurashtra Expo and Summit 2016
• SC asked Union Government to appoint three Information Commissioners in Central Information Commission (CIC)
• Union Health Ministry decided to use expertise of Global Vaccine Alliance (GAVI) to strengthen health system
• New Delhi World Book Fair began at Pragati Maidan
• Ministry of Culture started the project Cultural Mapping of India
• Balkrishna Garg conferred with 2015 Harikrishna Devsare Baalsahitya Award

9 January 2016
• Maharashtra laid down norms for erecting memorials of national leaders
• 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas held in New Delhi
• Two-day Flamingo Festival began at brackish water Pulicat Lake in Sullurupeta of Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh
• Petroleum Ministry launched online initiative to engage LPG consumers in providing efficient and citizen friendly services in LPG distribution
• Noted Hindi writer Ravindra Kalia passed away

10 January 2016
• President inaugurated 88th Annual Conference of Nikhil Bharat Banga Sahitya Sammelan
• Book titled MARU BHARAT SARU BHARAT authoured by Jain Acharya Maharaj released
• International Kite festival started in Ahmedabad
• 11th World Hindi Day observed

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