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India This Week: 8 July-14 July 2013

Jul 15, 2013 11:34 IST

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8 July 2013
• Government announced a 20 per cent cut in Haj quota, putting the entire burden to be borne by private tour operators.
• The Union Government in July 2013 hiked the import duty on sugar to 15 per cent from the present 10 per cent to restrain cheaper inflow of the sweetener.

9 July 2013
• The Supreme Court of India on 9 July 2013 directed the Union Government of India to formulate a policy to regulate/ban Retail Sale of Acid across the country.
• The Union government announced disbanding of DRDA the body which looks after implementation of anti-poverty programmes of Rural Development Ministry.

10 July 2013
• The Union government 2013 approved a proposal to replace DGCA with a new aviation regulator with full operational and financial autonomy.
• SC in its landmark Judgement barred people in Jail or Police Custody from contesting elections. This will help to clean the Parliament and State Assemblies.

11 July 2013
• The Union Cabinet gave in-principle approval to withdraw the controversial Rent Act of 1958.
• The Union Cabinet of India gave its approval to the proposal for setting up of a NAU.
• The Union Cabinet of India on 11 July 2013 approved the proposal for setting up Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University.

12 July 2013

• Indian Parsi conductor of western classical music Zubin Mehta to be honoured with Tagore Award 2013.
• Pran, the legendary actor died. He was a proud recipient of Dada Saheb Phalke Award and Padma Bhushan Award.

13 July 2013
• Website on NCC launched by Defence Ministry. The website is designed to provide information about NCC and will acts as an information data bank of its Cadets.
• Government announced that the government would provide free pre-natal health care and ambulance facilities.

14 July 2013
• Sula Vineyard, which is the largest wine producer of India, decided to make its mark in the wine market of Sikkim.
• National Stock Exchange (NSE) has regained its position as the world’s largest bourse in terms of volume in equity trade.

 

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