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India This Week: 8 August-14 August 2011

Aug 17, 2011 17:57 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.

8 August 2011
•    Foreign Direct Investment into India Grew to 5.65 Billion US Dollar in June 2011.

9 August 2011

•    The Government Set up NATGRID to Access all Intelligence Data.
•    Union government accorded a two-year extension to Reserve Bank of India Governor D. Subbarao beyond his term ending September 2011.
•    Union government permitted a new category of qualified foreign investors (QFIs) to invest up to $13 billion in equity and debt schemes of mutual funds.

10 August 2011
•    Reserve Bank of India panel to review facilities for individuals under FEMA (Foreign Exchange Management Act) submitted report.
•    Supreme Court upheld the death sentence for Mohammad Arif alias Ashfaq in connection with the 2000 Red Fort attack case.
•    Padinjarethalakal Cherian Alexander, a former IAS officer who served as principal Secretary to two Prime Ministers- Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi died.
•    Veteran journalist and advertising professional, R. Narasimhan, passed away.
•       Gold Prices Set an All Time Record of 25230 Rupees per 10 grams.

11 August 2011
•    Rajasthan Agriculture Minister Harjiram Burdak flagged off the first-ever consignment of certified organic food to be exported from Rajasthan to the United States.
•       UP Government banned the release of Hindi film Arakshan.

12 August 2011
•    Hindustan Motors Ltd. launched Small Commercial Vehicle Veer.

13 August 2011
•    The Maltese flagged ship, MV Sinin hijacked by Somalian Pirates was rescued.

14 August 2011
•    Veteran actor and leading star of Bollywood of the 1960s, Shammi Kapoor died
•       Hindi Cinema's flamboyant and versatile actor Shammi Kapoor died.

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