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Ambedkar Jayanti 2017: Baba Saheb and his major contributions

Nation remembers Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar today on his 126th birth anniversary. Floral tributes were paid at Babasaheb’s Statue in the Parliament House Complex.

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Publish Date : Apr 14, 2017

President Pranab Mukherjee confers Padma awards to eminent personalities

Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and Dr Devi Prasad Dwivedi were given Padma Bhushan. Eminent Journalist Cho Ramaswamy was given the award posthumously.

Recommended for : Padma Vibhushan , Padma Bhushan , Padma Shri , Padma awards , Padma Awards conferred , President Pranab Mukherjee

Publish Date : Apr 13, 2017

Union Cabinet approves implementation of Target Plus Scheme under Foreign Trade Policy 2004-09

The claims which were denied as a result of retrospective notification will be now settled as per direction of the Supreme Court.

Recommended for : Union Cabinet , Target Plus Scheme , Foreign Trade Policy 2004-09

Publish Date : Apr 13, 2017

Parliament passes HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2017

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (Prevention and Control) Bill was passed on 21 March 2017 in the Rajya Sabha.

Recommended for : HIV , AIDS , Human Immunodeficiency Virus , HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill

Publish Date : Apr 12, 2017

Amnesty International released Death Penalty Report 2016

As per the report, at least 60 people who had been sentenced to death were exonerated in 9 countries in 2016

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Publish Date : Apr 12, 2017

Egypt declares three-month state of emergency after church attacks

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is assumed to be behind the blasts in Tanta and Alexandria on Palm Sunday (9 April 2017).

Recommended for : Copts of Egypt , Attack in Egypt , Abdel Fattah el-Sisi , Emergency in Egypt , Coptic Christians

Publish Date : Apr 12, 2017

International Day of Human Space Flight observed on April 12

Anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s historic spaceflight in 1961 marked worldwide and Russia.

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Publish Date : Apr 12, 2017

National Hindi Sevi Samman Awards for the year 2015 announced

The Hindi Sevi Samman Awards were instituted by Central Hindi Institute, Agra in 1989.

Recommended for : Central Hindi Institute , Hindi Sevi Samman , Dr. George Grierson Award

Publish Date : Apr 11, 2017

Lok Sabha passes the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2016

The changes in the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2016, were approved by the Union Cabinet on 31 March 2017.

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Publish Date : Apr 10, 2017

RBI keeps Repo Rate unchanged in its First Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2017-18

The Marginal Standing Facility (MSF) Rate and the Bank Rate were fixed at 6.50 per cent.

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Publish Date : Apr 10, 2017

Malala to become youngest United Nations Messenger of Peace

Malala with her appointment as the United Nations Messenger of Peace will become the youngest person ever to hold the post. Her new role will include helping in the promotion of girl’s education across the world.

Recommended for : Malala Yousafzai , Youngest Nobel Peace Prize Winner , UN Messenger of Peace , UN Secretary-General , Female Education , Human Rights Advocacy , Taliban

Publish Date : Apr 8, 2017

UP government orders probe into alleged misuse of money in Gomati River Front Development project

Rs 1500 crore rupees were allocated for the project of which 90 percent has been spent, while only 60 percent of the work has been completed.

Recommended for : Yogi Adityanath , Judicial committee constituted , Gomati River Front Development project , Uttar Pradesh government

Publish Date : Apr 7, 2017

Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar releases India Rankings 2017

A total of 2995 institutions have participated in the rankings. This includes 232 Universities, 1024 Engineering Institutions, 546 Management Institutions, 318 Pharmacy Institutions and 637 General Degree Colleges, and others.

Recommended for : India Rankings 2017 , Prakash Javadekar , Union HRD Ministry , Human Resource

Publish Date : Apr 4, 2017

भारत ने अंतरराष्ट्रीय ऊर्जा एजेंसी के साथ अपने एसोसिएशन स्टेटस की घोषणा की

अंतरराष्ट्रीय ऊर्जा एजेंसी (आईईए) के एसोसिएशन मेंबर के तौर पर भारत आईईए के सदस्यों और एसोसिएशन देशों के बीच गहन सहयोग और सहभागिता हेतु पुल एवं मंच के तौर पर काम करेगा.

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Publish Date : Apr 4, 2017

India, Malaysia inked seven agreements

The MoUs were inked after delegation-level talks held between Prime Minister of India and Malaysia, namely Narendra Modi and Mohd Najib Bin Tun Abdul Razak respectively.

Recommended for : India-Malaysia , Agreements between India and Malaysia , Narendra Modi , Mohd Najib Bin Tun Abdul Razak ,

Publish Date : Apr 3, 2017

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 27 March to 2 April 2017

27 March to 2 April 2017: Quizzes for the week 27 March to 2 April covers the most important happenings of the week. These quizzes will help you in revising the week at an ease, as it hosts the most important occurrences/happenings of the week that may be asked in the nearest competitive exam that will be faced by you. The quizzes covered in this weekly segment include World Autism Day, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and Lisbon Treaty.

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Publish Date : Apr 2, 2017

India declares its Association status with International Energy Agency

India as an Association member of IEA will serve as a bridge and platform for deeper cooperation and collaboration between IEA Member and Association countries.

Recommended for : India , Association status , International Energy Agency , IEA

Publish Date : Apr 1, 2017

World Theatre Day celebrated on 27 March 2017

To mark the occasion, special shows and events were organised by the theatre community across the world.

Recommended for : World Theatre Day , Important Days March , UNESCO , International Theatre Institute

Publish Date : Mar 31, 2017

Current Affairs Quiz: 28 March 2017

28 March 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 Integrated Cold Chain Projects, first woman president and CEO of ‘The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights' and Integrated Cold Chain Projects among others.

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Publish Date : Mar 28, 2017

Vanita Gupta appointed president of 'Leadership Conference'

Vanita Gupta was named as the next president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and its sister organisation, The Leadership Conference Education Fund.

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Publish Date : Mar 28, 2017

Earth Hour observed on 25 March 2017

To mark the occasion, the lights were switched off for one hour between 8.30 9.30 pm at several iconic monuments and buildings in India and across the world.

Recommended for : Earth Hour , World Wide Fund , Climate Change , Indian Monuments

Publish Date : Mar 27, 2017

HDFC Bank MD Aditya Puri features in World's Best CEOs list by Barron's

The top three positions in the list were secured by Mary Barra of General Motors, Gary Dickerson of Applied Materials and Stephen Hemsley respectively.

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Publish Date : Mar 27, 2017

International Day for Right to Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations 2017 observed

The day also pays tribute to those who have devoted their lives to, and lost their lives in, the struggle to promote and protect human rights for all.

Recommended for : International Day , Human Rights Violations , 2017

Publish Date : Mar 25, 2017

UNHRC approves Sri Lanka’s request for two-year extension to deliver war probe

The United Nations Human Rights Council gave Sri Lanka two more years to fulfil its obligation relating to reconciliation on war crimes committed during the war with LTTE.  

Recommended for : The United Nations Human Rights Council , Sri Lanka , Civil War , LTTE , War Crimes , UNHRC , United Nations , The United States of America

Publish Date : Mar 24, 2017

Five Indian cities included in World Heritage List

Ahmedabad, Delhi, Jaipur, Bhubaneswar and Mumbai are the five cities that were included in the tentative List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Recommended for : UNESCO , Ahmedabad , Delhi , Jaipur , Bhubaneswar , Mumbai , World Heritage Sites India

Publish Date : Mar 23, 2017

India slips to rank 131 in Human Development Index, Norway tops again

India has been ranked 131 in the Human Development Index, below two of its SAARC counterparts Sri Lanka and Maldives, which have been categorised in the high human development category.

Recommended for : Human Development Report 2016 , Human Development Index , United Nations Development Programme , Gender Disparity , Norway , India

Publish Date : Mar 23, 2017

Current Affairs Quiz: 23 March 2017

23 March 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 2016 Human Development Report, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and VIKALP Scheme of Indian Railways.

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Publish Date : Mar 23, 2017

भारत मानव विकास सूचकांक में 131वें स्थान पर

एशिया की तीसरी सबसे बड़ी अर्थव्यवस्था वाला देश भारत इस मामले में पाकिस्तान, भूटान एवं नेपाल जैसे दक्षिण एशियाई पड़ोसी देशों की श्रेणी में शामिल है.

Recommended for : India , slips , rank , Human Development Index , United Nations , भारत मानव विकास सूचकांक , स्थान , संयुक्त राष्ट्र

Publish Date : Mar 23, 2017

Nation paid tributes to Bhagat Singh, Rajguru & Sukhdev on their 86th martyrdom day

The trio, were hanged Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru, were sentenced to death in the Lahore conspiracy case and were hanged to death on 23 March 1931 at 7.30 pm in the Lahore jail.

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Publish Date : Mar 23, 2017

UK Parliament on lockdown after suspected terrorist attack leaves 5 dead

In the deadliest attack in London since suicide bombings in July 2005, five people were killed and over 40 injured when a car rammed into the pedestrians outside UK’s Parliament.

Recommended for : Terrorist Attack , UK Parliament , Islamist Terrorism , July 2005 Bombings , Theresa May , Islamic State Suicide Attack , Brussels Terrorist Attack

Publish Date : Mar 23, 2017
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