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India This Week: 8 February-14 February 2016

Feb 15, 2016 17:20 IST

India this week provided by Jagranjosh.com seeks to help the students and aspirants of various competitive exams in revising and recollecting the important news and events just before the exam.

8 February 2016
• TRAI issued Prohibition of Discriminatory Tariffs for Data Services Regulations, 2016
• Union Government launched 24x7 toll free Tourist Infoline in 12 International Languages
• Rajendra K Pachauri appointed as Executive Vice Chairman of TERI
• International Fleet Review 2016 concluded in Visakhapatnam
• Noted Urdu poet Nida Fazli died
• Brij Bhushan Singh appointed as President of South Asian Wrestling Federation
• CSO released Advance Estimates of National Income 2015-16
• National Arogya Fair-2016 concluded at Dehradun
• Justice Dhirendra Hiralal Waghela appointed as Chief Justice of Bombay High Court
• 9th Indo-Nepal Combined Battalion level Military Training Exercise Surya Kiran started in Uttarakhand
• Andhra Pradesh proposed to develop INS Viraat as Tourism Center

9 February 2016
• DGCA signed grant agreement with USTDA for India Aviation Safety Technical Assistance Phase II
• Prime Minister Shram Awards 2014 announced
• Union Government signed MoU with Chhattisgarh for development of railway infrastructure
• Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 for North-East released
• Sikkim Government to construct Mini Sikkim for showcasing state’s diverse & rich culture

10 February 2016
• 580 crore rupees sanctioned for construction of railway track to connect Kolkata & Tripura via Bangladesh
• India ranked 37 in USSC’s 2016 Intellectual Property Index
• Karnataka Mobile One project won 2016 Best m-Government Service Award at World Government Summit
• Vilas Tonapi appointed as Director of Indian Institute of Millets Research
• National Deworming Day observed on 10 February

11 February 2016
• States can clampdown mobile internet access under Section 144 of CrPC: Supreme Court
• Union Health Minister launched National Framework for Elimination of Malaria 2016-2030
• UP Land Revenue Act, 2015 came into effect
• Ministry of Railways signed MoU with Telangana for rail expansion
• Wipro acquired US-based HealthPlan Services for 3150 crore rupees

12 February 2016
• Book titled A Kingdom for his Love launched by Amar Chitra Katha
• Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan visited India
• BCCI banned Pakistan umpire Asad Rauf for 5 years for involvement in 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal
• 1st Mega Food Park in Madhya Pradesh inaugurated at Panwa
• Ashok Chawla appointed as Chairman of TERI
• Uttar Pradesh State Budget 2016-17 presented

13 February 2016
• Film on conservation efforts by Nagaland villagers won Golden Beaver Award
• President Pranab Mukherjee conferred Infosys Prize 2015
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Make in India Week in Mumbai
• Jnanpith Award-winning poet O N V Kurup died

14 February 2016
• Walk of Hope to address crucial areas of social co-existence in India
• India won three-match T-20 series against Sri Lanka, 2-1
• Northern Central Railway commissioned ultra modern computer-based signalling system at Khurja Jn

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