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Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 4 December to 10 December 2017

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The Weekly Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The weekly quizzes of 4 December to 10 December 2017 cover the topics like Chabahar Port, 5th Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Review and Wassenaar Arrangement among others.

Human Rights Day 2017 observed globally

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This year, the celebrations of the Day witnessed the launching of a year-long campaign '#Standup4humanrights' to mark the upcoming 70th anniversary of the 'Universal Declaration of Human Rights'.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 9 December 2017

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While releasing the report, the Ministry declared that India is now free from ‘Infective Trachoma’, a contagious bacterial infection of the eye. With this, India met the goal of trachoma elimination as specified by the WHO under its GET2020 program.

Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 4 December to 9 December 2017

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The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 4 December to 9 December 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include 5th Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Review by RBI, Jerusalem and International Solar Alliance among others.

National Trachoma Survey Report 2014-17 released: India declared free from Trachoma

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The survey findings indicate that the active trachoma infection has been eliminated among children in all the survey districts with overall prevalence of only 0.7 per cent. This is much below the elimination criteria of infective trachoma as defined by the WHO.

International Anti-Corruption Day 2017 observed globally

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Every year USD 1 trillion is paid in bribes while an estimated USD 2.6 trillion are stolen through corruption, which is a sum equivalent to more than 5 per cent of the global GDP. In developing countries, funds lost to corruption are estimated at 10 times the amount of official development assistance.

Now, SC/STs in Delhi can apply for Employment Loan through mobile app

1 day ago
The app will help applicants to apply for the loan with Delhi SC/ST/OBC/Minorities and Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation (DSFDC) without any hassle. The Government also said that the inefficient officers, who do not process the loans on time, will be forced to take compulsory retirement.

Morning Current Affairs: 9 December 2017

1 day ago
India was declared free from infective Trachoma, a contagious bacterial infection of the eye. Trachoma causes inflamed granulation on the inner surface of the lids. This has been possible due to efforts such as provision of antibiotic eye drops, personal hygiene, availability of safe water, improved environmental sanitation and availability of surgical facilities for chronic Trachoma.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 8 December 2017

2 days ago
NASA scientists in Antarctica are set to launch SuperTIGER Balloon, a balloon-borne instrument, to study heavy cosmic particles, collect information on cosmic rays that enter Earth’s atmosphere every day. The announcement was made by NASA on 6 December 2017.

Supreme Court agrees to examine adultery provision in IPC

2 days ago
The Supreme Court of India has decided to look into whether the Indian Penal Code (IPC) provision of adultery, which treats only the man as an offender and the married woman as a ‘victim,’ is patronising and commodifies women.

Current Affairs One Liners of the day: 8 December 2017

2 days ago
8 December 2017: The one liner of 8 December covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liners cover important happenings like Wassenaar Arrangement, Kumbh Mela and The Silence Breakers among others.

Current Affairs Quiz: 8 December 2017

2 days ago
8 December 2017: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover the topics like Wassenaar Arrangement, Kumbh Mela and The Silence Breakers among others.

CBDT extends deadline for linking of Aadhaar with PAN to 31 March 2018

2 days ago
All taxpayers having Aadhaar Number or Enrolment Number are required to link Aadhaar with Permanent Account Number as per the provisions of recently introduced section 139AA of the Income-tax Act, 1961.

NASA's SuperTIGER Balloon to study Heavy Cosmic Particles

2 days ago
The most common cosmic ray particles are protons or hydrogen nuclei, making up roughly 90 per cent of the particles, followed by helium nuclei (8 per cent) and electrons (1 per cent). The remainder cosmic ray particles contain the nuclei of other elements.

Wassenaar Arrangement to admit India as its new Member

2 days ago
The participating states of Wassenaar Arrangement reviewed the progress of the membership applications and agreed to admit India. Countries like Russia, France, Germany and the United States supported India’s bid to the group.

Afternoon Current Affairs Quiz: 8 December 2017

2 days ago
8 December 2017: Afternoon Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh cover the topics like BR Ambedkar International Centre , Jerusalem and National Commission on Minorities among others.

Morning Current Affairs Quiz: 8 December 2017

2 days ago
8 December 2017: Morning Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh cover the topics like Wassenaar Arrangement, Kumbh Mela and Silence Breakers among others.

NGT forms panel to inspect hotels in Kullu Manali

2 days ago
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) formed a panel to look over over 1700 hotels, lodges and home stay accommodations in the pleasing Kullu and Manali towns of Himachal Pradesh. The NGT directed the panel to conduct joint inspection and give in a comprehensive report relating to management of solid waste, source of water, source of power, sewage treatment plant, and production of effluents.

UNESCO recognises India's Kumbh Mela as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

2 days ago
The inscription of ´Kumbh Mela´ was recommended by the expert committee that examines the nominations submitted by Member States. The Committee observed that ´Kumbh Mela´ is the largest peaceful congregation of pilgrims on earth.

Australian parliament passes same-sex marriage bill

2 days ago
To allow the same-sex marriage, the Australian Parliament voted for same-sex marriage bill with majority, following a bitter and divisive debate settled by the government polling voters in a much-criticised ballot survey that strongly endorsed the change. With this passage of the bill, the definition of marriage was changed by the Australian parliament from solely between a woman and a man to “a union of two people” excluding all others. It will also make the same sex marriage a legal right for its citizen.

International Civil Aviation Day observed globally

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International Civil Aviation Day was observed on 7 December 2017 with the theme ‘Working Together to Ensure No Country is Left Behind’. The current theme was selected by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) council for a period of four years from 2015 to 2018.

National Minorities Commission to study possibility of giving minority status to Hindus

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The National Commission for Minorities has set up a three member committee to study the matter to give minority status to Hindus in eight states including Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab.

Morning Current Affairs: 8 December 2017

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Wassenaar Arrangement (WA), key export control regime, on 7 December 2017 decided to admit India as its new member. The decision was taken during the two-day plenary meeting of the Wassenaar Arrangement grouping in Vienna.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 7 December 2017

3 days ago
The President of United States on 6 December 2017 recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, keeping with his long overdue campaign promise. Trump has also announced the plan of relocating the US embassy, which is currently based in Tel Aviv, to Jerusalem, a move that is being opposed by many nations across the world including some of America’s closest allies.

Current Affairs One Liners of the day: 7 December 2017

3 days ago
7 December 2017: The one liner of 7 December covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liners cover important happenings like 5th Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Review, Ockhi Cyclone and Winter Olympic Games among others.

Current Affairs Quiz: 7 December 2017

3 days ago
7 December 2017: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover the topics like 5th Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Review, Ockhi Cyclone and Winter Olympics among others.

International Solar Alliance comes into force

3 days ago
Headquartered at Gurugram, ISA aims at large scale deployment of solar energy through better harmonization and aggregation of demand from solar rich countries lying between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. Till date, 46 countries have signed and 19 countries have ratified the Framework Agreement of International Solar Alliance.

US President recognises Jerusalem as capital of Israel, promises to move US embassy

3 days ago
The President of United States on 6 December 2017 recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, keeping with his long overdue campaign promise. Trump has also announced the plan of relocating the US embassy, which is currently based in Tel Aviv, to Jerusalem, a move that is being opposed by many nations across the world including some of America’s closest allies.

Afternoon Current Affairs Quiz: 7 December 2017

3 days ago
7 December 2017: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics like India’s agreement with Italy and Cuba, 2018 Winter Olympics and Uttarakhand’s pact with IT giant Hewlett Packard among others.

RBI releases Fifth Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2017-18

3 days ago
After assessing the current and evolving macroeconomic situation in the economy, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to keep the Repo Rate under the Liquidity Adjustment Facility (LAF) unchanged at 6.0 per cent. Consequently, the Reverse Repo Rate was also kept unchanged at 5.75 per cent and the Marginal Standing Facility (MSF) Rate and the Bank Rate remained at 6.25 per cent.

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