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India This Week: 5 January-11 January 2015

Jan 12, 2015 11:24 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 week 5 January to 11 January 2015. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

5 January 2015
• Union Cabinet approved to set up India-based Neutrino Observatory in Tamil Nadu
• S Shrikrishna won the National Sub-Junior Billiards title 2015
• Indian Junior weightlifters ended their campaign by bagging 14 medals
• PM launched National Programme for LED-based Home and Street Lighting
• Union Cabinet approved promulgation of ordinance for amending MMDR Act, 1957
• Union Petroleum ministry launched LPG schemes for benefitting BPL families
• Nomura forecasted Indian Economic Growth at 5.5 percent for FY 2015-16
• Union Government aligned FDI policy with NIC 2008
• Union Cabinet approved 2G telecom spectrum auction targeted to fetch 64840 crore rupees
• Union Government nominated 17 Telugu personalities as brand ambassadors of Swachh Bharat campaign

6 January 2015
• BCCI announced 15-man Indian cricket team for World Cup 2015
• Ishpreet Singh Chadha won National Sub-Junior Snooker title 2015
• Bihar Government increased maternity leave period to 180 days from 135 days
• President signed Ordinance to amend Citizenship Act, 1955
• Amitabh Bachchan named as the Brand Ambassador of AP health sector

7 January 2015
• Jharkhand Assembly adopted resolution on opening HC bench in Dumka
• Atul Khare appointed as the UN Under-Secretary-General
• India to host World Bridge Championships 2015
• Union Government launched National Toll Free Helpline to assist the drug dependent persons
• Union Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers approved 100 percent production of Neem-Coated Urea
• DMRC launched first public bicycle sharing scheme for Delhi Metro users
• President signed ordinance to amend the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988
• Dinesh Oraon of BJP unanimously elected Speaker of Jharkhand Legislative Assembly

8 January 2015
• Vaccine Raksha Blu for bluetongue disease launched
• K K Paul sworn in as sixth Governor of Uttarakhand
• Kotak Mahindra Bank secured shareholders approval for merger with ING Vysya Bank
• Commemorative Postage Stamps released to mark 100 Years of Mahatma Gandhi’s Return to India
• Haryana Government appointed Yash Pal Singhal as Haryana DGP
• Jharkhand Assembly adopted resolution on opening High Court bench in Dumka
• Kotak Mahindra Bank secured shareholders approval for merger with ING Vysya Bank

9 January 2015
• Presidential rule imposed in Jammu and Kashmir
• Vistara airline started domestic flight operation in India
• Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari presented Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards 2015

10 January 2015
• Sindhushree Khullar appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of NITI Aayog
• Tech Mahindra signed definitive agreement to acquire Swiss firm SOFGEN Holdings Limited

11 January 2015
• Sultanpur National Park shut down after migratory birds found dead
• Adani Enterprises & SunEdison signed JV to build solar park in Mundra

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