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India This Week: 22 August-28 August 2011

Aug 29, 2011 18:36 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.

22 August
•    A study titled Being five star in productivity — road map for excellence in Indian banking was released by FICCI-IBA-BCG on the eve of IBA-FICCI annual banking conference.
•    According to the data released by the Life Insurance Council, the life insurance industry witnessed a 5 per cent decline in its total premium collections for the quarter ended June 2011.
•    The Supreme Court Quashed the Uttar Pradesh Government Notifications for Acquiring Land in Ghaziabad District.

23 August
•    Exponent of Jaipur-Atrauli Gharana (school of music), Ustad Azizuddin Khan passed away.
•    founder member of the Nehru Hockey Society, Shiv Kumar Verma, died.
•    Haryana Government Passed the Ceiling on Land Holdings (Amendment) Bill, 2011.
•    The Jharkhand government approved a draft of Right to Service Act 2011.

24 August
•    Chairman and managing director of Mathrubhoomi group of newspapers, M.P. Veerendrakumar, was elected chairman of the Board of Directors of Press Trust of India (PTI)
•    Supreme Court Issued Notice to Centre on a PIL Seeking Exclusion of Creamy Layer among SC & ST. 

25 August
•    Union Government relaxed norms for dilution of stake by Indian promoters of insurance companies even before completion of ten years of operations.
•    Reserve Bank of India released its Annual Report for 2010-11.
•    Kerala High Court Set Aside Mangalore Air Crash Compensation Order.
•    Madhya Pradesh Government Sanctioned 95 Thousand 599 Posts of Teachers.

26 August
•    Former Andhra Pradesh chief minister K Rosaiah was appointed as the new Governor of Tamil Nadu
•    The Centre instructed all States to Appoint Ombudsman to Redress Grievances Related to MGNREGA.

27 August

•    Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram laid the foundation stone for a Rs. 172-crore integrated check-post (ICP) at the India-Bangladesh international border.
•    Bihar Government decided to Reward Informers for Providing Information on Corruption against Public Servants.

28 August
•    According to a study conducted by the National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, about 52 per cent of the rural children below five years of age, are underweight in Madhya Pradesh.

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