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India This Week: 8 August-14 August 2016

Aug 19, 2016 18:42 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 8 August to 14 August 2016.

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

8 August 2016

• Lok Sabha passes The Constitution (122nd Amendment) (GST) Bill, 2014

• Rajya Sabha passes Mental Health Care Bill, 2013

• Yoga guru TKV Desikachar passes away

• Odisha Crime Branch rescues 1051 children in first phase of Operation Muskan-2

9 August 2016

• Dinesh Kumar Khara appointed Managing Director of State Bank of India

• Kalikho Pul, former Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, dies

• Irom Sharmila ends 16-year-long fast

• RBI releases Third Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2016-17

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches 70 Saal Azaadi Yaad Karo Kurbani celebrations

10 August 2016

• Lok Sabha passes Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016

• CCEA approves proposal of R&D project for development of AUSC Technology for Thermal Power Plants

• Nagaland government to grant 33% reservation to women in Urban Local Bodies

11 August 2016

• Rhino horn verification process begins in Assam

• Rajya Sabha passed Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016

• Microsoft appoints Sriram Rajamani as MD of India Research Lab

• Odisha government to make Aadhar Card mandatory for procurement of paddy

12 August 2016

• Assam becomes first state to ratify The Constitution (122nd Amendment) (GST) Bill, 2014

• Manjula Chellur appointed as Chief Justice of Bombay High Court

• Union Government constituted National Committee on Trade Facilitation

• UBI launched USSD based *99# Mobile Application for basic banking needs

13 August 2016

• Dipika Pallikal wins Australian Open Squash 2016 title

• Spiritual guru Pramukh Swami Maharaj passes away

• Union Government launched Smart Ganga City Scheme in 10 cities

• India’s first bio-CNG plant inaugurated in Pune

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