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Nigerian lawyer Zannah Mustapha wins 2017 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award

Mustapha had negotiated and helped secure the release of more than 100 schoolgirls from Chibok kidnapped by the Boko Haram militant group. He will be bestowed with the prestigious Nansen Refugee Award at a ceremony taking place in Geneva on 2 October 2017.The The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) called him “a champion for the rights of displaced children growing up amid violence in North East Nigeria”.

Recommended for : Nansen Refugee Award , UNHCR , UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award , Zannah Mustapha

Publish Date : Sep 22, 2017

Andhra Pradesh to be declared ODF by March 2018

The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, N Chandrababu Naidu announced that the state will be declared ODF by March 2018. In Madhya Pradesh, over 2 Lakh toilet pits were dug on 17 September with the intention of turning them into at least one lakh toilets by 2 October.

Recommended for : ODF States , Andhra Pradesh , Swachhata Hi Seva Campaign , Cleanliness Drive , Clean India , Swachhata Campaign

Publish Date : Sep 21, 2017

2 US scientists, Indian economist among 2017 Balzan Prize awardees

The International Balzan Foundation announced the winners of the 2017 Balzan Prize. James P Allison of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Robert D Schreiber of the Washington University School of Medicine were awarded for Immunological Approaches in Cancer Therapy that enhanced the survival of patients with metastatic melanoma.

Recommended for : 2017 Balzan Prize awardees , International Balzan Foundation , Bina Agarwal

Publish Date : Sep 12, 2017

मार्टिना हिंगिस ने अमेरिकी ओपन युगल खिताब जीता

37 वर्षीय स्विस स्टार मार्टिना हिंगिस का यह 13वां ग्रैंडस्लैम महिला युगल खिताब है. उनकी और चान की जोड़ी ने महिला युगल स्पर्धा के फाइनल में चेक गणराज्य की लुसी ह्रादेका और कैटरीना सिनियाकोवा को 6-3, 6-2 से पराजित किया.

Recommended for : Martina Hingis , U.S. Open doubles trophy , 25th Grand Slam title , मार्टिना हिंगिस , अमेरिकी ओपन युगल खिताब

Publish Date : Sep 12, 2017

केंद्र सरकार ने 2 लाख से अधिक कंपनियों के बैंक खातों के परिचालन पर रोक लगाई

केंद्र सरकार के इस सरकारी आदेश से 2,09,032 कंपनियों को धारा 248(5) के अंतर्गत कंपनियों के रजिस्‍टर से हटा दिया गया. केंद्र सरकार के इस सरकारी आदेश से 2,09,032 कंपनियों को धारा 248(5) के अंतर्गत कंपनियों के रजिस्‍टर से हटा दिया गया.

Recommended for : Central Government , operations of bank accounts , 2 lakh companies , केंद्र सरकार , 2 लाख , कंपनियों के बैंक खातों , परिचालन पर रोक

Publish Date : Sep 6, 2017

Morning Current Affairs: 6 September 2017

With regard to August 2017, the date for filing GSTR-1, GSTR-2 and GSTR-3 has been extended to 5 October, 10 October and 15 October from earlier 20 September, 25 September and 30 September, respectively.

Recommended for : Gauri Lankesh , Deir al-Zour , Syrian military , IS siege , GST Returns , Gauri Lankesh , Lankesh Patrike

Publish Date : Sep 6, 2017

NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson to return home after 288 days in space

NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson is set to return to Earth from the International Space Station on 2 September 2017, after completing a 288-day mission.

Recommended for : NASA , Peggy Whitson , Jack Fischer , Expedition 52 , International Space Station , Space Mission

Publish Date : Sep 3, 2017

Current Affairs Quiz: 2 September 2017

2 September 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 collaboration between Indian Adani group and Swedish Defence giant, India’s first ‘World Heritage City’ and new CBSE Chairperson among others.

Recommended for : Current Affairs Quiz , Quizzes , Latest Quizzes , quizzes for competitive exams

Publish Date : Sep 2, 2017

Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 27 August to 2 September 2017

The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 27 August and 2 September 2017. The important happenings covered in this segment include 2017 BWF World Championships, India's first 'Videsh Bhawan' and new CBSE chief among others.

Recommended for : Current Affairs Recap , Current Affairs One Liners , Current Affairs Question Answer

Publish Date : Sep 2, 2017

Top Current Affairs: 2 September 2016

Swedish defence giant Saab and Indian conglomerate Adani group announced collaboration in defence manufacturing on 1 September 2017.

Recommended for : Saab Aerospace and Defence Company , Adani group , World Heritage City , UNESCO , Joseph Yuvaraj Pillay

Publish Date : Sep 2, 2017

Dinosaur-killing asteroid probably darkened earth for 2 years: Study

For the study, the team used a computer model to understand how earth's conditions might have looked at the end of the Cretaceous Period.

Recommended for : Dinosaur , Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid , Asteroid , Asteroid Collision

Publish Date : Aug 23, 2017

Supreme Court strikes Triple Talaq by 3:2 majority

Some Muslim groups see the issue as a matter of religious right while others, including the Centre, termed it unconstitutional.

Recommended for : Supreme Court on Triple Talaq , Triple Talaq , Triple Talaq is unconstitutional , Constitution bench of Supreme Court ,

Publish Date : Aug 22, 2017

Lost WWII wreckage of warship USS Indianapolis found in Pacific after 72 Years

USS Indianapolis went missing after a Japanese submarine drowned it in the final days of World War II.

Recommended for : USS Indianapolis wreckage , Pacific Ocean , world war 2 , warship Indianapolis , Paul Allen

Publish Date : Aug 21, 2017

भारतीय संविधान का अनुच्छेद 35 ए : बहस को समझने की आवश्यकता

17 जुलाई को सर्वोच्च न्यायलय के  2 न्यायाधीशों ने एक जनहित याचिका के तहत  सुनवाई करते हुए  यह निर्णय लिया कि  इस मुद्दे की सुनवायी अब बड़ी बेंच द्वारा की जाएगी. इसके लिए सर्वोच्च न्यायलय ने 6 हफ्ते का समय लिया है. इसीलिए फिर से देशभर में अनुच्छेद 35A तथा कश्मीर को लेके पूरे देश में बहस हो रही है.

Recommended for : अनुच्छेद 35A , भारतीय संविधान , अनुच्छेद 270 , जम्मू-कश्मीर , सर्वोच्च न्यायलय

Publish Date : Aug 18, 2017

Economic Survey Volume II admits achieving 7.5% growth target for this fiscal as tough

Volume 2 of the Survey noticed a rekindled optimism on structural reforms in Indian economy riding on various factors such as Positive impacts of demonetization, Launch of the GST among others.

Recommended for : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley , second volume of Economic Survey 2016-17 , Economic Survey 2016-17 , Parliament , Chief Economic Adviser , Arvind Subramanian , Macroeconomic data , Economic Survey Volume two , Arvind Subramanian

Publish Date : Aug 12, 2017

Morning Current Affairs Updates: 11 August 2017

Reports suggest that the Volume 2 of the Economic Survey can contain a commentary on farm loan write-offs and it may argue in favour of sharper interest rate cuts to accelerate growth.

Recommended for : Venkaiah Naidu , 13th Vice President of India , Economic Survey 2016-17 , Arun Jaitley , Davinder Singh Kang , IAAF World Athletics Championships

Publish Date : Aug 11, 2017

Article 35A of Indian Constitution: Understanding the Debate

Ever since a 2-Judge Bench of the Supreme Court on 17 July 2017 referred a Public Interest Litigation to decide upon the validity of the Article 35A of the Indian Constitution to a larger Bench and set a deadline of six weeks for it, there has been a debate across the country, especially in Jammu and Kashmir, over the provisions of the Article 35A and the Article 370 of the Indian Constitution that accords special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

Recommended for : Article 35A , Indian Constitution , Article 370 , Jammu and Kashmir , Supreme Court

Publish Date : Aug 11, 2017

ब्रिटानिया ने महाराष्ट्र में 1,000 करोड़ रुपये के निवेश की घोषणा की

संयंत्र के 2 वर्ष में बनकर तैयार किए जाने का लक्ष्य निर्धारित किया है. इस संयंत्र के बन जाने से बाहरी संयंत्र में उत्पादन की निर्भरता कम हो जाएगी.

Recommended for : Britannia , invest Rs 1000 crore , Maharashtra , ब्रिटानिया , महाराष्ट्र , 1 , 000 करोड़ रुपये निवेश

Publish Date : Aug 8, 2017

मंजू कुमारी ने जूनियर विश्व कुश्ती चैंपियनशिप में कांस्य पदक जीता

मंजू कुमारी रेपचेज के जरिये पदक की दौड़ में शामिल हुई. उन्होंने कांस्य पदक के प्लेआफ मुकाबले में उक्रेन की इलोना प्रोकोपेवनियुक को 2-0 से हराया. भारत का टूर्नामेंट में यह दूसरा पदक है.

Recommended for : Manju Kumari , bronze medal , Junior World Wrestling , मंजू कुमारी , जूनियर विश्व कुश्ती चैंपियनशिप , कांस्य पदक

Publish Date : Aug 4, 2017

पंजाब सरकार ने क्रिकेटर हरमनप्रीत कौर को डीएसपी पद देने की घोषणा की

हरमनप्रीत कौर ने 2 अगस्त 2017 को मुख्यमंत्री अमरिंदर सिंह से मुलाकात की जिन्होंने पुलिस महानिदेशक सुरेश अरोड़ा को इस क्रिकेटर को पुलिस उपाधीक्षक (डीएसपी) पद नियुक्त करने के लिये जरूरी औपचारिकताएं पूरी करने के लिये कहा.

Recommended for : Harmanpreet Kaur , Punjab Government , DSP , ICC Women's World Cup 2017 , Chief Minister Amarinder Singh , हरमनप्रीत कौर , पंजाब सरकार , डीएसपी , आईसीसी महिला विश्व कप 2017 , मुख्यमंत्री अमरिंदर सिंह

Publish Date : Aug 3, 2017

Top 5 Current Affairs: 2 August 2017

As per the research, the nano-curcumin formulation induced substantial cell death in neuroblastoma cells while producing no or only minor toxicity in healthy cells.

Recommended for : e-RaKAM , nano-curcumin formulation , Turmeric , Marian Diamond , Dhanraj Pillay

Publish Date : Aug 2, 2017

Current Affairs One liner of the day: 2 August 2017

2 August 2017: The one liner of 2 August covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s cover important the happenings like ‘Swachhata Survekshan-2018’, Post Graduate Institutes for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy and agreement on transfer of sentenced persons among others.

Recommended for : Current Affairs Recap , Current Affairs One Liners , Current Affairs Question Answer

Publish Date : Aug 2, 2017

Just In Current Affairs: 2 August 2017

The US Senate has confirmed Christopher Wray to lead the FBI. He will succeed James Comey, who was earlier fired by the President Donald Trump.

Recommended for : Jharkhand Cabinet , Religious Freedom Bill 2017 , flood problem in North-East , FBI ,

Publish Date : Aug 2, 2017

Current Affairs Quiz: 2 August 2017

2 August 2017: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh.com wants to help every aspirant of competitive exams to revise the day at an ease. These quizzes will help you in answering questions which can/may be asked in the next exam that will be faced by you. The day’s updated quizzes cover the topics like RBI slashes repo rate, platform to sell agricultural produce and Religious Freedom bill 2017 among others.

Recommended for : Current Affairs Quiz , Quizzes , Latest Quizzes , quizzes for competitive exams

Publish Date : Aug 2, 2017

Union Government orders LPG prices to be hiked by Rs 4 per month

Earlier, the government asked Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum to raise rates of subsidised domestic LPG by Rs 2 per 14.2-kg cylinder per month.

Recommended for : Union Government , state-run oil companies , Subsidised cooking gas , LPG prices per cylinder , Liquefied Petroleum Gas

Publish Date : Aug 1, 2017

Top 5 Current Affairs: 31 July 2017

Muntra that has three variants- Muntra-S, Muntra-M and Muntra-N have surveillance radar, an integrated camera along with laser range finder that can be used to spy a 15km away ground target.

Recommended for : Tank Muntra , Indus Waters Treaty , Jiyo Parsi Publicity Phase-2 , World's smallest spacecraft , American sanctions on Russia

Publish Date : Jul 31, 2017

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi launches Jiyo Parsi Publicity Phase-2 in Mumbai

While launching the Phase-2, Naqvi said that Parsi community has immense contribution in nation building and Parsi community has been a “role model” for other communities for its culture and traditions. The Parsi community has given so many great people who have been “architects of nation building”.

Recommended for : Jiyo Parsi , Parsi , Parsi Community , Jiyo Parsi Publicity Phase-2

Publish Date : Jul 31, 2017

मुख्तार अब्बास नकवी ने मुंबई में जियो पारसी पब्लिसिटी फेज-2 का शुभारम्भ किया

इस अवसर पर मुख्तार अब्बास नकवी ने कहा कि भारत में पारसी समुदाय भले ही जनसँख्या के लिहाज से छोटा अल्पसंख्यक समुदाय हो लेकिन इसमें कोई दो राय नहीं है कि पारसी समाज उदारवादी, शिक्षा के प्रति जागरूक एवं शांति-सौहार्द का उदाहरण है.

Recommended for : Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi , launch , Jiyo Parsi Publicity Phase 2 , Mumbai , मुख्तार अब्बास नकवी , मुंबई , जियो पारसी पब्लिसिटी फेज-2

Publish Date : Jul 31, 2017

Current Affairs One liner of the day: 31 July 2017

31 July 2017: The one liner of 31 July covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s cover important the happenings like world’s first green metro system, Jiyo Parsi Publicity Phase-2 and Division ‘B’ of 2017 FIBA women’s Asia Cup among others.

Recommended for : Current Affairs Recap , Current Affairs One Liners , Current Affairs Question Answer

Publish Date : Jul 31, 2017

Supreme Court allows Union Government to replace MCI oversight committee

MCI oversight committee was set up by the Supreme Court on 2 May 2016 for a term of one year or till a suitable mechanism was brought in by the government to substitute it.

Recommended for : Supreme Court , replace MCI oversight committee , Lodha panel , Medical Coucil of India , Justice R M Lodha

Publish Date : Jul 19, 2017
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