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Inter-Korean Summit: Kim Jong Un crosses over to South Korea for first time

Apr 27, 2018
In a historic first, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un 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.

CSIR wins National Intellectual Property Award 2018

Apr 27, 2018
The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has been awarded the National Intellectual Property Award, 2018 for being the top research and development organisation for patents and commercialisation.

NITI Aayog launches Atal New India Challenge

Apr 26, 2018
As a part of the Atal New India Challenge, applicants showing capability, intent and potential to productise the technologies will be awarded grants up to Rs 1 crore.

Current Affairs in Short: 26 April 2018

Apr 26, 2018
In the interest of students and public at large, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has released a list comprising 24 fake Universities. The UGC said that these 24 self-styled, unrecognized institutions functioning in contravention of the UGC Act have been declared as fake and are not entitled to confer any degrees.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 26 April 2018

Apr 26, 2018
In a first, senior advocate Indu Malhotra is set to become the first woman lawyer to be appointed as Supreme Court Judge.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 26 April 2018

Apr 26, 2018
26 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 India sent a second set of notices to Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, Unnat Bharat Abhiyan 2.0 and 2018 World Malaria Day among others.

BCCI recommends Dravid for Dronacharya, Kohli for Khel Ratna

Apr 26, 2018
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has recommended former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid’s name for the prestigious Dronacharya award and Virat Kohli’s for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna honour. The board has also recommended veteran cricketer Sunil Gavaskar's name for the Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award.

2018 World Press Freedom Index released: India falls to 138th rank

Apr 26, 2018
This year, the index has been topped by Norway again for the second year, followed by Sweden at second and the Netherlands at third. Although Nordic countries dominate the index, they too were affected by the overall decline.

Government sends second notice to Facebook, Cambridge Analytica

Apr 26, 2018
The Union Government has served a second set of notices to Facebook and Cambridge Analytica (CA) over the recent data breach. The companies have been given the deadline of May 10 to reply to the additional queries.

Indo-Malaysian Armies to conduct defence exercise HARIMAU SHAKTI 2018

Apr 26, 2018
As a part of the exercise, both the nations will be sharing the expertise of each other’s contingents to conduct counter insurgency operations in the jungle terrain of Malaysia.

HRD Ministry launches second edition of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan

Apr 26, 2018
The Union Human Resource Development Ministry has launched the second edition of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan in New Delhi. The main objective of the program is to enable higher education institutions to work with the people of rural India in identifying development challenges and evolving appropriate solutions for accelerating sustainable development.

Current Affairs in Short: 25 April 2018

Apr 25, 2018
India and Mongolia on April 25, 2018 agreed to explore ways to identify new areas of cooperation in all sectors of mutual interest and to enhance bilateral trade and investments.

CCEA approves restructured National Bamboo Mission

Apr 25, 2018
The scheme will benefit the farmers, local artisans and associated personnels engaged in bamboo sector including associated industries.

Government relaxes protected, restricted area permit regime in selective areas

Apr 25, 2018
The Union Home Ministry has decided to relax the six-decade-old Protected Area Permit regime from the north-eastern states of Nagaland, Mizoram and Manipur for a period of five years. The decision would allow foreign tourists, except those from Pakistan, China and Afghanistan, to visit the states without having a special permit.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 25 April 2018

Apr 25, 2018
The state cabinet of Jammu and Kashmir has approved the Jammu and Kashmir Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 that has made the rape of children under the age of 12 years punishable with the death sentence.

Top Cabinet Approvals: 25 April 2018

Apr 25, 2018
The Union Cabinet approved the declaration of Scheduled Areas of Rajasthan under Fifth Schedule to the Constitution of India by withdrawal of the Constitution Order (C.O.)114 dated February 12, 1981 and promulgation of a new Constitution Order.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 25 April 2018

Apr 25, 2018
25 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 topics such as World Book and Copyright Day, Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan and 2018 Secure India Conclave among others.

NASA’s lunar orbital platform ‘Gateway’ to begin construction

Apr 25, 2018
NASA will start work on its Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway by early 2019 when it will award the first contract for the program. The lunar platform will be NASA's planned ‘staging’ area for studies of the moon and the deep-space environment.

Government, World Bank sign agreement to develop India’s healthcare industry

Apr 25, 2018
The Union Government and World Bank have signed a $125 million agreement for the ‘Innovate in India for Inclusiveness Project’ to support India in developing an innovative biopharmaceutical and medical devices industry, which is globally competitive.

Remove the Provisions discriminating against Leprosy patients: SC to Centre

Apr 25, 2018
The court was hearing a PIL petition filed by Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy to repeal 119 Central and State laws that have been discriminating against leprosy patients

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