India This Week: 4 May-10 May 2015

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May 11, 2015 16:05 IST
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India this week is a section provided by to help the students and aspirants of various competitive exams. The segment provides most important events of the week 4 May to 10 May 2015. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

4 May 2015
• PM Narendra Modi joined Chinese social media platform Weibo
• Union Government made PAN mandatory for Central Excise Registration
• Haryana Government notified 163 services under Right to Service Act, 2014
• Rajasthan Government signed deal with NHM, UNICEF & GAIN to counter malnourishment
• BHEL commissioned 195 MW Thermal Unit of KBUNL in Bihar

5 May 2015
• Union Cabinet cleared 119th Constitutional Amendment Bill on LBA between India and Bangladesh
• India home to 48 of the 250 known species of bumblebees: Indian Bumblebees
• Indigenously developed Akash Weapon System (AWS) inducted into Indian Army
• A paleo channel claimed as River Saraswati identified in Muglawali village of Haryana

6 May 2015
• Algorithmic Trading caused BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty to close at lowest level in 2015
• Union Government launched Credit Enhancement Guarantee Scheme for Scheduled Castes
• Rajya Sabha passed 119th Constitutional Amendment Bill on LBA between India and Bangladesh
• Union Cabinet gave nod for revised Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) with South Korea
• Union Cabinet approved foreign investments into Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
• CCEA approved hike in investment limit for cases requiring prior approval of FIPB
• CCEA Permitted Central Government agencies to invest beyond 26 percent in Mega Food Parks
• Lok Sabha passed the Goods and Services Tax Bill, 2014
• High Court of Gujarat ordered shutting down of 67 sand mines in Gir Forest Sanctuary
• Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar launched Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme in state
• Bollywood actor Salman Khan sentenced to five-years in jail in 2002 hit-n-run case
• Union Cabinet Approved Building and Launching of GSAT-17 and GSAT-18 Communication Satellites

7 May 2015
• I&B Minister Arun Jaitley launched DD News Mobile App
• Lok Sabha passed Juvenile Justice Amendment Bill 2014
• Union Government, ADB signed loan agreement worth 31 Million US dollars
• Achal Kumar Jyoti appointed as Election Commissioner
• Eminent historian Amalendu Guha passed away
• Navneet Rajan Wasan appointed as DG of Police Research & Development Bureau

8 May 2015

• NGT imposed monthly tax on all households in Delhi
• GIC held consultations on the creation of Nuclear Insurance Pool (NIP)
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi released commemorative coin on Swami Chinmayananda
• Book titled Unbelievable – Delhi to Islamabad written by Prof Bhim Singh released
• Indian Army signed MoU with Bank of India on Defence Salary Package

9 May 2015
• PM Narendra Modi launched Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) for accidental Insurance Cover
• PM Narendra Modi launched Atal Pension Yojana (APY) for unorganised sector workers
• PM launched Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY) in Kolkata
• MIDC signed a MoU with SIDBI Venture Capital Ltd to fund MSMEs
• Goa Government launched hot air balloon & amphibious vehicles
• Haryana Government included Deaflympics in its sports policy
• India successfully test-fired advanced version of BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile
• Naval Base at Porbandar commissioned as INS Sardar Patel

10 May 2015
• PM inaugurated upgraded IISCO Steel Plant in Burnpur housing largest blast furnace plant of India
• Discus thrower Vikas Gowda won Gold at Jamaican International Invitation meet
• Asiatic lion population in Gir sanctuary increased to 523: Lion Census report 2015
• Veteran Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor bestowed with Dada Saheb Phalke award

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