India This Week: 6 October-12 October 2014

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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 October to 12 October 2014. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

6 October 2014
• ASKeA in Tonk district decided to end its 150 year old tradition of sacrificing camel
• Madhava Menon panel submitted its report with guidelines on government ads
• DIPP approved 33 defence proposals
• India signed the Minamata Convention on Mercury
• RSP felicitated hockey player Birendra Lakra
• MS Dhoni became ISL team Chennaiyin FC co-owner
• NIIT Limited named Rahul Keshav Patwardhan as its next CEO
• Hewlett-Packard to split into two publicly traded companies

7 October 2014
• President of India presented the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award 2014
• SCI Launched India-Myanmar Service
• Union Government launched year-long birth centenary celebrations of Ghazal singer Begum Akhtar
• Union Government launched website to monitor attendance of staff
• Union Science and Technology Minister launched microscope with 3-D feature
• Skype announced to stop phone calls within India
• Rockwell Collins signed MoU with Zen Tech to tap Indian defence market

8 October 2014

• Indian Air Force celebrated 82nd Air Force Day on October 8
• Anoop Jain won 2014 Waislitz Global Citizen Award
• Railways Revenue earnings up by over 12 percent during April 2014 - September 2014
• Union Government to sell LED bulbs at 10 rupees against 400 rupees
• Union Government launched Pashmina Promotion Programme (P-3)
• GOLIL tied up with Mahindra & Mahindra Limited for supplying lubricants

9 October 2014
• Book titled A Man and A Motorcycle written by Bette Dam on Hamid Karzai launched
• Actor Aamir Khan appointed as the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia
• Kalpana Morparia appointed as first woman director of HUL
• Veteran journalist Madhav Vittal Kamath died
• Kundu Committee on Post Sachar Evaluation submitted its report to the Union government
• DIPP constituted a special team Japan Plus to fast track Japanese investments
• Ericsson signed 4G network deal with Bharti Airtel

10 October 2014

• Gujarat government set up SPV to promote Vadodara as Cultural capital
• 59th Annual National Railway Awards
• International edition of Encyclopedia of Hinduism by India Heritage Research Foundation released
• Month-long Akashdeep ritual started in Varanasi to honour fallen soldiers
• Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg arrived New Delhi
• JP Morgan cut India 2014-15 growth forecast to 5.1 percent from 5.3 percent
• Union MoUD constituted 17-member Committee on decongesting roads of New Delhi
• Union Health Minister launched National Mental Health Policy of India
• GGSS School of Hisar won the U-17 Girls title of 55th Subroto Cup Football tournament
• Cyclone Hudhud struck coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha
• Bombay High Court ruled in favour of Vodafone in 3200 crore rupees tax case
• Karnataka government prohibited strike at Bosch plant in Bangalore

11 October 2014
• Poet-diplomat Abhay K honoured with Asia-Pacific Excellence Award
• Union Ministry of S&T launched The Maithreyi International Visiting Professorship
• Prime Minister launched Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana to realise Gram Swaraj
• RCA removed former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi as its President

12 October 2014

• Union Finance Minister to set inflation targets for RBI
• Ajay Jayaram won Dutch Open Grand Prix badminton tournament
• MBA Champion Competition Launched

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