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J&K cabinet approves ordinance on death penalty for child rapists

Apr 25, 2018
Death Penalty for Rapists, Jammu and Kashmir, State Cabinet, Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018, Protection of Children from Sexual Violence Ordinance, 2018The state cabinet of Jammu and Kashmir has approved the Jammu and Kashmir Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 that provides death penalty to the rapists of children below the age of 12 years.

PM Narendra Modi launches Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan in Madhya Pradesh

Apr 25, 2018
The Union Finance Minister Arun Jailtey announced the launch of new restructured scheme of Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA) in his budget speech 2016-17 to strengthen the Panchayati Raj system across the nation.

Current Affairs in Short: 24 April 2018

Apr 24, 2018
The Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), which was created a decade ago to counter US influence in the region, has temporarily lost half its members after six countries suspended their memberships amidst differences over who should lead the group.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 24 April 2018

Apr 24, 2018
The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) was completely removed from Meghalaya and some areas of Arunachal Pradesh with effect from April 1, 2018.

Government, World Bank sign agreement to improve rural road network in MP

Apr 24, 2018
The Union Government along with the state government of Madhya Pradesh has signed a $210 million loan agreement with the World Bank for the Madhya Pradesh Rural Connectivity Project. The project will strengthen road safety management systems with the objective of reducing fatalities and serious injuries from road accidents.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 24 April 2018

Apr 24, 2018
24 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 Forbes' Billionaires List, Nari Shakti award and International Women's Day among others.

Explained: AFSPA removed from Meghalaya and few parts of Arunachal Pradesh

Apr 24, 2018
After witnessing 85 percent drop in the insurgency-related incidents in the northeast region, the Ministry of Home Affairs decided to remove the AFSPA from Meghalaya and some areas of Arunachal Pradesh.

Population of critically endangered river dolphin increases for first time

Apr 24, 2018
The population of critically endangered dolphins in Cambodia’s Mekong River has increased for the first time after years of constant decline that pushed the species almost to the brink of extinction. This is the first increase in the number of the Irrawaddy dolphins (Orcaella brevirostris), ever since the first census was published in 1997 when their population was 200.

Jailed Egyptian photographer Mahmoud Abu Zeid wins UNESCO Press Freedom Prize

Apr 24, 2018
Abu Zeid was arrested in August 2013 for covering deadly demonstration between the security forces and supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi at Rabaa Al-Adawiya Square in Cairo, Egypt.

India received highest remittances of USD 69 billion in 2017: World Bank

Apr 24, 2018
The top remittance recipients were India with USD 69 billion, followed by China at second (USD 64 billion), the Philippines at 3rd (USD 33 billion), Mexico at 4th (USD 31 billion), Nigeria at 5th (USD 22 billion) and Egypt at 6th (USD 20 billion).

Government panel suggests one-window solution for inter-country removal of children

Apr 24, 2018
A panel that was appointed by the Union Government has recommended one window solution in cases of inter-country removal and retention of children. The committee has recommended that the Government may establish an 'Inter-Country Parental Child Removal Disputes Resolution Authority'.

Supreme Court seeks government’s response on plea against Section 377

Apr 24, 2018
The Supreme Court of India has sought a response from the Central Government on pleas challenging the Indian Penal Code’s Section 377, which criminalises homosexuality. The top court had said on January 8 that it will re-examine its 2013 verdict upholding Section 377 that criminalises gay sex.

TCS becomes first Indian company to achieve USD 100 billion Market Capitalisation

Apr 24, 2018
The increase in the TCS capital came after it reported a net profit of Rs 6925 crore, a 4.5 percent increase in its net profit in the fourth quarter (January-March).

Top 5 Current Affairs: 23 April 2018

Apr 23, 2018
President Ram Nath Kovind has promulgated an ordinance that provides for stringent punishment, including death penalty, for those convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years. The ordinance- Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance 2018 stipulates stringent punishment for those guilty of rape, particularly of girls below the age of 16 and 12 years.

Current Affairs in Short: 23 April 2018

Apr 23, 2018
The Reserve Bank of India on April 22, 2018 revised its "Know Your Customer" or the KYC guidelines, following the government's decision to update the 'Prevention of Money Laundering' rules in June 2017.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 23 April 2018

Apr 23, 2018
23 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 Earth Day, new immigration law and ordinance on rape convicts among others.

French National Assembly passes controversial immigration law

Apr 23, 2018
The National Assembly of France has passed a controversial immigration law, after 61 hours of debate. The controversial law, which was approved with 228 votes in favour, 139 against and 24 abstentions, exposed unprecedented divisions in President Emmanuel Macron's young centrist party.

World Book and Copyright Day 2018 observed globally

Apr 23, 2018
The city of Athens was chosen as the World Book Capital for 2018 for its efforts in making books available to the city’s entire population including migrants and refugees.

Commonwealth countries adopt Commonwealth Cyber Declaration

Apr 23, 2018
Following the adoption of the declaration, the United Kingdom Government pledged investment of 15 million pounds to help the Commonwealth nations strengthen their cybersecurity capabilities.

President promulgates Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance

Apr 23, 2018
President Ram Nath Kovind has promulgated the Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance, which will allow the government to confiscate properties and assets of loan defaulters who flee the nation. The Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha on March 12, but it could not be taken up for discussion due to disruptions in the house over various issues.

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