India This Week: 9 May-15 May 2016

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May 16, 2016 15:10 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 9 May to 15 May 2016. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

9 May 2016
• Commemorative Coin of 100 rupees & Circulation Coin of 10 rupees on Maharana Pratap released
• NITI Aayog to prepare 15-year vision documents by replacing 5-year plans
• RBI to issue 1000 Rupees Banknotes with inset letter 'R'
• MP Tourism wins Best Indian Destination for Wildlife Award
• India vs Pakistan: Why Can’t we just be Friends? by Husain Haqqani
• Indian Patent Office approves patent for Gilead's hepatitis C drug Solvadi
• Anti-Hijacking Bill, 2014 passed in Lok Sabha
• Google launches Free Public Wi-Fi Service at 5 Railway Stations as part of Railwire
• Senior advocate Atma Ram Nadkarni appointed Additional Solicitor General
• Indian boxers won 4 medals at 7th Asian Youth Championship
• Uma Bharti launched Rural Sanitation Initiatives for Ganga Rejuvenation in Jharkhand
• Ministry of Environment & Forests launches web-based application on Integrated Waste Management System
• Dial 112 for any Emergency throughout India from 1 January 2017

10 May 2016
• Renewable energy country attractiveness index 2016 released: India Placed at 3rd Position
• Supreme Court asked Delhi Government not to register New Diesel Cars
• RBI cancelled Certificate of Registration of four NBFCs
• Shashank Manohar resigns as BCCI president

11 May 2016
• National Technology Day observed on May 11
• President approves name of Four Judges for Supreme Court
• NPPA fixes ceiling price of 54 drug formulations
• Rajya Sabha passes the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Bill 2016
• Committee on Estimates recommends PM-headed authority on Ganga Rejuvenation
• Praveen Rashtrapal, Congress member of Rajya Sabha, dies
• Two Harbour Defence Systems commissioned at Vizag to enhance Navy's surveillance capability
• Hockey India recommended Ritu Rani and VR Raghunath for Arjuna Award
• UP government approves bicycle highway between Taj and lion safari
• Uday Kotak, only Indian in Forbes Most Powerful People in the Financial World list
• Supreme Court struck down TRAI’s regulation on telecom companies over call drops
• Indian Navy decommissions fighter planes Sea Harriers
• Uttarakhand Floor Test: Harish Rawat wins the Test with 33 votes in favour

12 May 2016
• Union Cabinet approves National Intellectual Property Rights Policy
• Union Cabinet approved to sign inter-governmental agreement between India and Mauritius
• Union Cabinet approves for MoU between SEBI and FSRA Abu Dhabi
• President Pranab Mukherjee confers Florence Nightingale Awards to 35 Nurses
• Delhi no longer most polluted in the world; Iran’s Zabol most polluted: WHO
• Maharashtra declares drought in 29000 villages
• Shashank Manohar unanimously elected as Independent ICC Chairman

13 May 2016
• India, WHO signed agreement for Global promotion of Traditional Systems of Medicine
• Rahul Dravid and Mahela Jayawardena appointed to ICC Cricket Committee
• Supreme Court upholds validity of Criminal Defamation Law
• Parkash Singh panel submits report on Jat quota Agitation
• Nirankari Spiritual leader Baba Hardev Singh dies in Canada road accident
• Haryana Backward Classes Act 2016 notified

14 May 2016
• UR Rao becomes first Indian to be given IAF Hall of Fame Award
• Justice Navin Sinha sworn in as Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court
• Modi, Maithripala Sirisena released 'Simhastha Declaration' in Ujjain

15 May 2016
• Union Government urged CMs of drought effected states to prepare weekly action plans on drought
• Indian short film ‘Beti’ to be screened at Seattle International Film Festival
• India successfully test fires indigenous Advanced Air Defence interceptor missile, Ashwin

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