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National workshop for creating disaster risk reduction database concludes

May 4, 2018
The National Workshop on Data Requirements for Disaster Risk Reduction Database has successfully concluded in New Delhi. The main aim of the two-day workshop was to develop a uniform and credible national-level disaster database.

President Ram Nath Kovind presents 65th National Film Awards

May 4, 2018
Amit V Masurkar's ‘Newton’ movie won the Best Hindi language film award, while Pankaj Tripathi received a special mention for his performance in the same film.

India begins first organised census to estimate population of Indus dolphin

May 3, 2018
The Punjab government along with WWF-India would be conducting the first organised census of Indus Dolphins, one of the world's rarest mammals. The Indus river dolphins are one of the only four river dolphin species and subspecies in the world that spend all of their lives in freshwater.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 3 May 2018

May 3, 2018
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) on May 2, 2018 jointly demonstrated that the Kilopower portable nuclear fission reactor could enable crewed missions to the Moon, Mars and destinations beyond.

World’s most polluted cities list of WHO: Indian Government claims pollution dipped in 2017

May 3, 2018
The WHO Global Urban Ambient Air Pollution Database ranked Kanpur as the most polluted city among 4300 world cities which were monitored for their air pollution levels in the year 2016.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 3 May 2018

May 3, 2018
3 May 2018: 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 world's 20 most polluted cities, GOBAR-DHAN scheme and Cambridge Analytica among others.

NASA’s Kilopower Reactor could power missions to Mars

May 3, 2018
The demonstration of Kilopower Reactor Using Stirling Technology could pave the way for future systems that could power human outposts on the Moon and Mars.

Justin Langer named new head coach of Australia

May 3, 2018
Former Australian opener, Justin Langer has been named as the new head coach of Australia in all three formats of the game, replacing Darren Lehmann, who resigned after the recent ball-tampering row.

Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana approved beyond 12th Five Year Plan

May 3, 2018
The construction of new AIIMS will be fully funded by the Central Government and their operations and maintenance expenses will also be fully borne by the Central Government.

Cambridge Analytica to shut down after Facebook data breach scandal

May 3, 2018
Cambridge Analytica, the UK-based data analytics company that was caught in a massive data-harvesting scandal has announced that it would immediately shut its operations, as the controversy has driven away virtually all of its customers.

World Press Freedom Day 2018 observed across the world

May 3, 2018
The theme of 2018 World Press Freedom Day - ‘Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law’, highlights the importance of an empowering legal environment for press freedom.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 2 May 2018

May 2, 2018
The Union Government has launched the GOBAR - DHAN (Galvanising Organic Bio-Agro Resources Fund) Scheme at the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) Auditorium, Karnal. Under the scheme, solid waste of dung and fields will be changed into compost and fuels such as biogas and bio-CNG.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 2 May 2018

May 2, 2018
2 May 2018: 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 such as new coach of Indian men’s hockey team, International Labour Day and P C Chandra Puraskaar 2018 among others.

Top Cabinet Approvals: 2 May 2018

May 2, 2018
The Union Cabinet gave its approval to accede to the Protocol under World Health Organization, WHO, Framework Convention on tobacco control to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products. The elimination of illicit trade in tobacco products through strengthened regulation will help in strengthening comprehensive tobacco control, leading to a reduction in tobacco.

Current Affairs in Short: 2 May 2018

May 2, 2018
The India-China border bilateral trade for the year 2018 resumed on May 1, 2018 through the Nathu La border with the exchange of gifts between both the sides.

SC issues directives to High Courts for monitoring POCSO Act cases

May 2, 2018
The apex court asked the high courts to instruct trial courts not to grant unnecessary adjournments during trial of cases. High Courts may constitute a committee of three judges to regulate and monitor the trials of sexual assault cases of children.

Hockey India appoints Harendra Singh as men’s coach, Marijne to return to women's side

May 2, 2018
Hockey India has appointed Harendra Singh as the chief coach of the Indian men’s hockey team, replacing Sjoerd Marijne who will return back to his responsibility as coach of the Indian Women’s Hockey Team.

Union Government releases draft of new Telecom policy

May 2, 2018
The Union Government has released the draft of a new Telecom policy - National Digital Communications Policy, 2018. The new policy aims to ensure universal broadband coverage at 50 Mbps to every citizen.

Telecom Commission approves in-flight mobile connectivity in Indian airspace

May 2, 2018
The government will now work towards creating the license framework for a special category of service providers called ‘In-flight connectivity provider’.

GOBAR-DHAN Scheme launched under Swachh Bharat Mission to promote wealth and energy from waste

May 2, 2018
The GOBAR-DHAN Scheme was announced by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his 2018-19 Budget Speech with an aim to promote creation of wealth and energy from waste.

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