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Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 16 April to 21 April 2018

3 hrs ago
Syria has returned to France the prestigious Legion d'honneur presented to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. President Assad was decorated with the highest class of the award, the Grand Croix, in 2001 after he took power following the death of his father.

Government to roll out initiative for prevention & control of viral hepatitis

7 hrs ago
The Union Health Ministry has decided to roll out an initiative for prevention and control of viral hepatitis. Viral hepatitis is recognised as a public health problem worldwide. India is committed to eliminating the disease by 2030.

Opposition submits motion to impeach Chief Justice Dipak Misra

7 hrs ago
In a first, seven opposition parties led by the Indian National Congress have submitted a notice to the Rajya Sabha Chairman and Vice President, M Venkaiah Naidu for the impeachment of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra.

Deepika Padukone, Virat Kohli among TIME's 100 Most Influential People

9 hrs ago
The list also features the Heads of various countries such as Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Chinese President Xi Jinping, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and Bangladesh's Prime Minister Shiekh Hasina.

Commonwealth Heads of Government summit concludes

9 hrs ago
The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting concluded in London, the United Kingdom on April 20. This is the first time in a decade that an Indian Prime Minister is attending the event, which is held every two years, having skipped the Group summits in Perth, Colombo and Malta since 2009.

Commonwealth Games 2018: Practice Questions

9 hrs ago
CWG Quiz 2018: The section covers quizzes on Commonwealth Games 2018, which concluded recently at Gold Coast, Australia. India amassed a total of 66 medals including 26 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze at the Games. Overall, India was placed third behind Australia and England, which have 198 and 136 medals respectively.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 20 April 2018

1 day ago
Swaziland’s King Mswati III, Africa’s last absolute monarch, on April 19, 2018 officially changed the name of his country to the ‘Kingdom of eSwatini’.

Current Affairs in Short: 20 April 2018

1 day ago
With public debt currently at historic highs in advanced and emerging market economies, the IMF has advised countries to avoid policies that increase economic fluctuations. The global debt reached a record high in 2016 at USD 164 trillion, or almost 225 per cent of GDP.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 20 April 2018

1 day ago
20 April 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 new chief of NASA, Commonwealth Heads of Government Summit and TESS Mission among others.

Deep Italian cave may help detect life on Mars

1 day ago
Scientists have discovered signs of life in a massive cave in Italy that is located about 1300 feet below the ground. The discovery may help detect life on other planets. The scientists found variations in the isotopic content of atoms in the mineral gypsum, which is a weathering product of the cave's formation.

US Senate confirms appointment of Jim Bridenstine as NASA Administrator

1 day ago
Bridenstine will be taking over the post after almost over 12 months gap since the former Administrator Charles Bolden resigned in January 2017.

Swaziland King changes his country's name to 'Kingdom of eSwatini'

1 day ago
Now that the ‘Swaziland’ has been renamed to ‘eSwatini’, this may lead to the redrafting of the country's constitution.

Qatar approves draft law on property ownership by non-Qataris

1 day ago
Qatar has announced the approval of a draft law on regulating the ownership and use of properties by foreigners. The draft law rules that non-Qataris might own and use properties under specific conditions. The law applies to land space including buildings and residential units, in addition to the detachment units in residential complexes.

19 crore Indian adults do not have bank account: Global Findex Report 2017

1 day ago
Despite having a relatively high account ownership, India claims a large share of the global unbanked population, after China. Over 190 million Indian adults still do not have a bank account.

Facebook to roll out new privacy choices

1 day ago
Social media giant Facebook has announced that it would be rolling out new privacy experiences in compliance with EU rules. The users will be asked to review and choose what to share from the political, religious, and relationship information on their profiles.

Current Affairs in Short: 19 April 2018

2 days ago
Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Minister of State for Human Resource Development Satya Pal Singh jointly launched the Study in India programme of HRD Ministry by launching the ‘Study in India’ portal.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 19 April 2018

2 days ago
The Union Government has formed a new integrated institutional mechanism, Defence Planning Committee (DPC) to reform the process of higher defence planning. The committee is expected to drive the country’s military and national security strategy, draft capability development plans and guide and accelerate defence equipment acquisitions.

China proposes construction of India-Nepal-China Economic Corridor through Himalayas

2 days ago
With this move, China seeks to expand its authority over the new Nepalese government headed by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, which is widely regarded as pro-Beijing.

Over half trillion dollars spent on HIV/AIDS worldwide: Lancet report

2 days ago
A comprehensive analysis of HIV/AIDS funding by the Lancet has revealed that more than half a trillion dollars have been spent on the disease worldwide between 2000 and 2015. It showed that the total health spending, separated by the source into government spending, out-of-pocket, prepaid private and development assistance for health was $562.6 billion during the period.

UIDAI introduces new QR code for offline verification

2 days ago
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has introduced a new and updated 'QR code' that will have non-sensitive details such as the name, address, photo and date of birth. The main aim behind the development is to provide an extra layer of privacy to Aadhaar.

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