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India This Week: 12 September-18 September 2011

Sep 20, 2011 16:14 IST

A compilation of all the important topics and events of the week is given here. Update you Current Affairs Weekly with our India This week.

12 September
•    The finance ministry relaxed the norms for foreign institutional investments (FII) in the infrastructure space.
•    In the wake of high inflation, industrial growth fell to its 21-month low at 3.3 per cent in July 2011.
•    The Rajasthan state government launched the ambitious Janani Shishu Suraksha Yojna in all the 33 districts.

13 September
•    Bollywood's legendary photographer Gautam Rajadhyaksha passed away in Mumbai.
•    Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Olympic gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra were conferred with the rank of honourary Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army.
•    Union Government of India Unveiled the New Policy to Deal with Naxalism.

14 September
•    India's wholesale price index ( WPI) rose 9.78% in August 2011 on year-on-year basis.
•    Delhi Jal Board (DJB) in association with the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) organised the first consultative workshop on formulating a water policy for Delhi.
•    SEBI approved the application for renewal of registration for currency futures trading of MCX Stock Exchange.
•    Reserve Bank of India sold US dollars to save the local currency (rupee)from a sharp slide.
•    Tamil Nadu government launched new schemes to improve the plight of poor.

15 September
•    Union Cabinet approved seven per cent increase in the dearness allowance (DA)and relief for the Union government employees and pensioners.
•    Union Government decided to allow corporates to raise external commercial borrowings (ECBs) in yuan (Renminbi) equivalent to $1 billion.
•    Government  approved Rs 6013 crore project for six laning of Kishangarh-Udaipur-Ahmedabad section on National Highway NH-79A, NH-79, NH-76 and NH8 in Rajasthan and Gujarat.
•    PSU oil marketing companies announced an increase of Rs. 3.14 in petrol prices.
•    Union Government approved the Approach Paper for the 12th Plan (2012-17) which seeks to attain annual economic growth rate to 9 per cent.
•    The Union Cabinet of India approved Amendments to the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences, Bangalore Bill, 2010.
•    Supreme Court of India asked Governments to Provide Ration and Voter Cards to Sex Workers.
•    The Ministry of Tourism launched a scheme providing for the training of drivers.

16 September
•    RBI announced that India's foreign exchange reserves fell by a steep $4.29 billion to $316.50 billion for the week ended 9 September 2011.
•    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) hiked the short-term policy rate (repo rate) by 25 basis points from 8 per cent to 8.25 per.
•    Scientists found two new species of fish in Arunachal Pradesh.

17 September
•    MoU was signed between IIFCL, LIC and IDFC in the presence of Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee to provide Takeout Finance for infrastructure projects.
•    In Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad state Liberation Day was celebrated across the Telengana region.

18 September
•    Veteran musician, musicologist and revered guru T.K. Govinda Rao passed away
•    44th Jnanpith Award for 2008 was presented to renowned Urdu poet Professor Akhlaq Mohammad Khan Shahryar.
•    6.8-magnitude earthquake struck the Sikkim-Nepal border.
•    Uttarakhand State government reduced VAT on petrol.

 

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