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India This Week: 6 March-12 March 2017

Mar 13, 2017 12:00 IST

India this week is provided by Jagranjosh.com to help the students and aspirants of various competitive exams. The segment provides most important events that occurred between 6 March and 12 March 2017. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

6 March 2017
• World’s oldest serving aircraft carrier INS Viraat retired
• Haryana State Budget 2017-18 presented
• Melody Meyer, Atul Gupta appointed as advisors of Cairn India
• Union Cabinet approves MoU between India and UN-Women
• Babri Masjid Demolition Case: Won't accept dropping of charges against Advani on technical grounds: SC
• India's accession to the Customs Convention on International Transport of Goods approved
• Cabinet approves development of 50 un-served and under-served airstrips
• Trade Mark Rules 2017 came into effect on 6 March
• K Srinath Reddy appointed as adviser to the Odisha Government
• Former Lok Sabha Speaker Rabi Ray passes away
• India's accession to the Customs Convention on International Transport of Goods approved
• India, Portugal MoU on renewable energy approved
• India, UAE MoU on Energy Efficiency Services approved
• Haryana Government announces Tirtha Darshan scheme for senior citizens

7 March 2017
• National Conference on Jal Kranti Abhiyan organised in Delhi
• The Rise of Sivagami: Book 1 of Baahubali - Before the Beginning by Anand Neelakanthan
• PM Narendra Modi releases commemorative postage stamp on 100 years of Yogoda Satsang Math
• Funds transferred from Provident Fund to National Pension System not taxable PFRDA
• Longest extradosed bridge across River Narmada dedicated to nation at Bharuch
• Bengali singer Kalika Prasad Bhattacharjee passes away
• IIT-Madras won 2017 IEEE Spectrum Technology in the Service of Society Award

8 March 2017
• President Pranab Mukherjee presents Nari Shakti Puraskar 2016
• Formation of committee to resolve grievances of women sports persons announced
• International Yoga fest begins in New Delhi
• SC asked Union Government to secure India-Bangladesh border
• Union Environment Ministry launches web portal for obtaining CRZ Clearances
• IDFC Bank launches Aadhaar Payment App
• Delhi Budget 2017-18 presented
• PM Narendra Modi presents Swachh Shakti Awards 2017 to women sarpanch
• Veteran journalist Arvind Padmanabhan dies
• Ashwin and Jadeja jointly rank Number One in ICC Test rankings
• CM Vasundhara Raje presented Rajasthan annual budget for FY 2017-18
• Pradeep Nair named Regional Director of Ford Foundation for India, Nepal and Sri Lanka
• Odisha Government launches 181 helpline for distressed women

9 March 2017
• EPFO extends Digital Life Certificate submission through Jeevan Pramaan Patra by March 31
• Parliament passes Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016
• INS Tillanchang commissioned at Karwar
• Railways Ministry and UNEP sign Letters of Intent on Environment Initiatives
• Mohan Bhagwat awarded honorary Doctor of Science degree
• Konkani writer Mahabaleshwar Sail honoured with Saraswati Samman 2016
• Narendra Kumar appointed as Chairman of Central Water Commission

10 March 2017
• Centre to Launch Pilot Project on Ornamental Fisheries
• SC sets deadline for long-pending criminal cases in HC's & Trial Courts across country
• Lok Sabha passed Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill, 2016
• Union Government launched Stage II of India’s HCFC Phase Out Management Plan
• Sashastra Seema Bal signed MoU with NSDC & NSDF for skill development
• Tata Motors, Volkswagen Group signed MoU for exploring joint development projects

11 March 2017
• Congress emerged as the largest party in 2017 Assembly Elections of Goa
• BJP won 2017 Assembly Elections of Uttarakhand
• 2017 Manipur Assembly Elections results declared
• Congress won the 2017 Assembly Elections in Punjab
• India successfully test-fired BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile
• Union Government launches Mission Fingerling to achieve Blue Revolution
• President Pranab Mukherjee appoints Chief Justices in four High Courts
• Exhibition ‘Revolutionary Patriots (1905-1947)’ inaugurated on 127th Foundation Day of NAI

12 March 2017
• NTPC installs India’s largest Floating Solar PV Plant at RGCCPP Kayamkulam, Kerala
• India suspends cross-LoC travel to Pakistan from Poonch district
• SSP Chawrasia won 2017 Indian Open golf title

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