India This Week: 7 March-13 March 2016

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

Mar 14, 2016 15:35 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 7 March to 13 March 2016. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

7 March 2016
• Union Government launched online marketing platform Mahila e-Haat
• ICICI Bank launched iWork@Home programme for its women employees

8 March 2016
• Union Government announced to withdraw tax proposal on Employee Provident Fund
• Rajya Sabha passed Bureau of Indian Standards Bill, 2015
• Maharashtra, Telangana singed 5 MoUs to facilitate construction of irrigation barrages across Godavari
• Indian Railways appointed EY as consultant to discover advertising potential of trains & stations
• Cycling event of Indian Army with theme Cycle to Recycle flagged off
• Meghalaya police extended Operation Hillstorm 3 by three months
• President Pranab Mukherjee presented 2015 Nari Shakti awards
• NITI Aayog launched Women Transforming India campaign in partnership with UN and MyGov

9 March 2016
• Thumbnail-size frog named Microhyla Laterite discovered in India’s wastelands
• Lok Sabha passed Enemy Property Amendment Bill 2016
• Rajya Sabha passed National Waterways Bill, 2015
• First-ever NCC Girls Everest Expedition flagged off
• India, Bangladesh signed 2 billion US dollar Line of Credit
• Chhattisgarh State Budget 2016-17 presented
• Allahabad HC asked UP government to stop illegal mining in Sonbhadra district
• DIPP gave approval for 12 industrial licenses to Reliance Defence Ltd
• Tata Power arm inked agreement with IRRL to acquire 30 MW wind farm in Maharashtra
• Lupin completed acquisition of GAVIS Pharma
• Union Government notified Maximum Sale Price of Bt Cotton Seed

10 March 2016
• ISRO launched Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System-1F
• CCEA approved Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana to provide free LPG connections to BPL households
• Andhra Pradesh State Budget 2016-17 presented
• Union Cabinet approved creation of Nominated Authority in Ministry of Coal
• Union Cabinet approved MoU between India and IMF for setting up South Asia Regional Training and Technical Assistance Center
• Union Cabinet approved MoU between India and Bahrain on Cooperation for Prevention of Human Trafficking
• Assure call drops do not exceed 2%: SC to Telecom operators
• Signing and ratification of BIMSTEC Convention on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters approved
• Widow Marriage included under Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah Yojana in Madhya Pradesh
• Karnataka launched Mukhyamantri Santwana Harish Yojana for accident victims’ free treatment
• Long march against Indo-Bangladesh power plant near Sundarbans started
• Rajya Sabha passed Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2015
• Union Cabinet gave green signal for amendment to Sikh Gurdwaras Act, 1925
• CCEA approved revised policy on gas production from Deep Waters & HPHT areas
• Union Cabinet approved Hydrocarbon Exploration and Licensing Policy
• Tezpur University and JNU won the annual Visitor’s Awards for Central Universities
• Former SC Judge BS Chauhan appointed 21st Law Commission Chairperson
• Rest of India defeated Mumbai to lift Irani Cup Cricket Title

11 March 2016
• Kerala Tourism campaign won Golden City Gate Award
• Union Power Minister announced name 'UJALA' for LED based Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme
• Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu launched “Clean My Coach” service
• Capacity utilisation criteria for SSP Manufacturing Units scrapped
• India, US launched Fulbright - Kalam Climate Fellowship
• Lok Sabha passed Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016

12 March 2016
• Sanjay Gupta, Jagran Group CEO and Dainik Jagran editor, chosen IAA Editor of the Year
• India Inc became first in world to formally adopt UN's sustainable goals
• India, IMF signed an agreement to set up SARTTAC

13 March 2016
• Cabinet Ministers are Public Authorities under Right to Information Act, 2005: CIC
• Health Minister JP Nadda launched project ‘Clean Street Food’

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