India This Week: 6 April–12 April 2015

India this week is a section provided by to help the students and aspirants of various competitive exams.

Apr 13, 2015 17:30 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 6 April to 12 April 2015. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

6 April 2015

• Divorced Muslim women entitled for maintenance under Section 125 of CrPC: SC
• SC asked Union Government to re-visit Juvenile Justice Act, 2000
• Grey Hypocolius sighted at the Narara Marine National Park in Gujarat
• The first-ever photograph of vulnerable Chestnut-breasted Partridge clicked
• Scientists discovered an endangered species of plant named Oldenlandia dineshi from Western Ghats
• Narendra Modi launched National Air Quality index to monitor pollution level in 10 cities
• AIIMS study found Ashwagandha powder, Sidh Makardhwaj are effective in treating Rheumatoid Arthritis
• Steel Companies partnered with Union Ministry of Steel to set up Steel Research & Technology Mission
• Rajeev Shukla appointed as Chairman of IPL Governing Council

7 April 2015
• 20th Law Commission submitted Report on Eliminating Discrimination Against Leprosy-affected Persons
• TRAI recommended establishment of Integrated Emergency Communication & Response System
• Union Cabinet approved amendments to Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2013
• Union Cabinet gave nod for release of additional installment of DA and DR
• CCEA approved two FIIs proposals in pharmaceutical companies Aurobindo and Glenmark
• CCEA gave nod for strengthening and widening of 455-km of National Highways
• State Environment and Forest Ministers’ Conference adopted Resolution on Protecting Environment
• Union Government to re-classify industries in a three-coloured scheme based on pollution potential
• National Green Tribunal ruled 10-year old diesel vehicles cannot ply on Delhi roads
• Gujarat won Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy
• PCI President Rajesh Tomar suspended for mismanagement in Para-Athletics games
• Supreme Court lifted 1990 ban on performance of play Jesus Christ Superstar
• Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry constituted Ajay Shankar committee to simplify clearances

8 April 2015
• Union Ministry of Home Affairs revised norms for State Disaster Relief Fund
• PM announced relief measures for distressed farmer
• SEBI raised the limit for currency derivatives trades to 15 million US dollar
• RBI notified hike in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) cap in Insurance Sector to 49 percent
• Prime Minister launched MUDRA Bank under PM Jan Dhan Yojana to fund small entrepreneurs
• Jnanapith awardee Tamil writer Jayakanthan died
• Gopaldas Neeraj, Uday Pratap Singh conferred with Sahitya Shiromani Samman of Uttar Pradesh
• Noted singer EM Hanifa died
• Sumit Mazumder elected as President of Confederation of Indian Industry for the year 2015-16
• Dr. Nasim Zaidi appointed as Chief Election Commissioner of India

9 April 2015

• Union Ministry of Home Affairs suspended Greenpeace India Society (GIS) registration for 180 days
• EPFO suspended 1000 rupees minimum monthly pension scheme
• Thane named as National Earth Hour Capital 2015 by WWF
• Visit Kerala 2015 campaign launched to promote Kerala tourism
• Union Government rejected Odisha government proposal to grant mining license to Posco
• Indian football team climbed to 147 position in FIFA/Coca-Cola rankings
• Bharat Hari Singhania became the president of JK Organization
• India successfully test-fired Dhanush ballistic missile
• Former Air Chief Marshal of IAF Hrushikesh Moolgavkar died
• Book titled Suleiman Charitra written by Kalyana Malla translated from Sanskrit to English

10 April 2015

• Union Home Ministry notified Governors (Allowances and Privileges) Amendment Rules, 2015
• Supreme Court ordered free treatment for acid attack victims
• NGT banned construction activities causing air pollution in Delhi-Nation Capital Region (NCR)
• Arun Kumar Jha appointed as CEO of Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC)

11 April 2015
• Spiders belonging to Thomisidae family named after Telangana state
• India’s first IFSC became operational at GIFT City, Gandhinagar in Gujarat
• Brijbushan Sharan Singh re-elected as President of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI)
• Yuki Bhambri won ITF Uzbekistan F1 Futures Singles Title
• Apurvi Chandela won Bronze in 10-m Air Rifle Women event at ISSF Rifle/Pistol World Cup in Changwon
• 1971 War Hero Lt General Hanut Singh Died
• President inaugurated Songs and Dances of Northeast event in New Delhi

12 April 2015
• Jitu Rai won Bronze in 10-m Air Pistol Men event at ISSF Rifle/Pistol World Cup in Changwon

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