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15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to be held in Varanasi

May 1, 2018
The theme of the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas will be “Role of Indian Diaspora in building a New India”.

Kavinder Gupta sworn in as Deputy Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir

May 1, 2018
This change in position was a part of a bigger reshuffle in J&K’s PDP-BJP government headed by Mehbooba Mufti.

All villages in India are now electrified: PM Narendra Modi

Apr 30, 2018
Leisang, a village in central Manipur's Senapati district, was the last one to receive electricity on April 29, 2018 under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY).

India and Nepal agree to review bilateral trade treaty by July 2018

Apr 30, 2018
Both the sides also discussed amendments to the bilateral Treaty of Transit signed in 1999 to further facilitate movement of Nepal’s trade with third countries.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 30 April 2018

Apr 30, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 29, 2018 announced that April 28 will be remembered as a historic day in the development journey of India as on this day, every single village of India was electrified.

Current Affairs in Short: 30 April 2018

Apr 30, 2018
The Office of United States (US) Trade Representative (USTR) placed India on ‘Priority Watch List’ in its 2018 Special 301 Report on the state of intellectual property protection.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 30 April 2018

Apr 30, 2018
30 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 2017 Saraswati Samman, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and India and China Summit among others.

In a first, India and Pakistan will jointly take part in SCO war games

Apr 30, 2018
Wargame exercise Peace Mission-2018 will be conducted under the framework of the SCO's Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS), which is headquartered in Tashkent (Uzbekistan).

India-China Informal Summit: PM Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping highlight importance of maintaining peace along India-China border

Apr 30, 2018
The Indo-China informal summit was focused on terrorism, climate change and developing a mutually beneficial relationship between both countries.

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 23 April to 29 April 2018

Apr 29, 2018
23 April to 29 April 2018: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise at ease. The week's updated quizzes cover the topics like Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, Indu Malhotra's appointment as Supreme Court Judge and Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan among others.

Current Affairs in Short: 29 April 2018

Apr 29, 2018
The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on April 27, 2018 approved Capital Acquisition Proposals of the services valued at over Rs 3687 crore.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 22 April to 28 April 2018

Apr 28, 2018
In a historic first, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on April 27, 2018 crossed the border that separates the two Koreas at the demilitarized zone (DMZ) to enter South Korea, becoming the first North Korean leader to step into South Korean territory since 1953.

Inter-Korean Summit: Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in agree on Korean Peninsula's complete denuclearisation

Apr 28, 2018
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in signed a landmark peace agreement namely, ‘Panmunjeom Declaration’ for the "complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula".

World Day for Safety and Health at Work observed globally

Apr 28, 2018
The World Day for Safety and Health at Work was observed globally on April 28. This year, the World Day for Safety and Health at Work and the World Day against Child Labour are coming together in a joint campaign to improve the safety and health of young workers and end child labour.

PM Narendra Modi holds informal talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping

Apr 28, 2018
The first-ever informal meet between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping has begun at Hubei Provincial Museum, in the city of Wuhan in China. The two-day meet is expected to see the two leaders exchange a series of one-on-one conversations on various issues including bilateral, global and regional issues.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 27 April 2018

Apr 27, 2018
Senior advocate Indu Malhotra took oath as a Judge of the Supreme Court on April 27, 2018. The oath was administered to her by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. With Malhotra’s appointment, the total strength of the Supreme Court would now go upto 25, against the sanctioned strength of 31, including the CJI.

Current Affairs in Short: 27 April 2018

Apr 27, 2018
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Christine Schraner Burgener, a Swiss diplomat with conflict resolution experience in Southeast Asia, as his special envoy for Myanmar. The position had been vacant ever since Indian diplomat Vijay Nambiar vacated it at the end of 2016.

PM Modi launches Van Dhan Scheme to help increase tribal income

Apr 27, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the Van Dhan Scheme of Ministry of Tribal Affairs and TRIFED to help increase tribal income through value addition. The scheme along with others like Jan Dhan and Gobar-Dhan schemes aims to change the tribal-rural economic system.

Indu Malhotra takes oath as Supreme Court Judge

Apr 27, 2018
Senior advocate Indu Malhotra was administered the oath of office as a Supreme Court judge by Chief Justice Dipak Misra. The development makes her the first woman lawyer to be appointed to the top court. Since Independence, only six women judges have been appointed to the Supreme Court and till recently, the apex court had only one woman Judge - Justice R Banumathi.

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