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Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu rejects impeachment notice against CJI Dipak Misra

Apr 23, 2018
Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairperson M Venkaiah Naidu has rejected the impeachment notice submitted by the Opposition parties against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. Naidu rejected the notice stating that the motion lacked substantial merit and that it was based on mere suspicion, conjecture or assumption rather than factual proof.

President signs ordinance to provide death penalty to rapists of girls below 12 years

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 minimum punishment in the case of rape of girls below 16 years has been increased from 10 years to 20 years, extendable to life imprisonment.

55 percent of all new bank accounts in the world opened from India: Global Findex Report 2017

Apr 23, 2018
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.

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 16 April to 22 April 2018

Apr 22, 2018
16 April to 22 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 CHESS mission, Study in India portal and Pocket Cop project among others.

Cow may be the biggest mammal in 200 years: Study

Apr 22, 2018
A new study states that the domestic cow may be the largest land mammal on Earth in 200 years if the loss of large-bodied and currently threatened animals continues in the future. The research team led by the University of New Mexico demonstrated that mammal biodiversity loss, which is a major conservation concern today, is part of a long-term trend lasting at least 125,000 years.

North Korea to halt its nuclear tests, ICBM launches

Apr 22, 2018
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has declared that the nation would be halting its nuclear tests and intercontinental missile launches and will shut down its atomic test site. President Trump welcomed the North's announcement, calling it ‘big progress’.

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

Apr 21, 2018
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

Apr 21, 2018
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.

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

Apr 21, 2018
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

Apr 21, 2018
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

Apr 21, 2018
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

Apr 20, 2018
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

Apr 20, 2018
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

Apr 20, 2018
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

Apr 20, 2018
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

Apr 20, 2018
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'

Apr 20, 2018
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

Apr 20, 2018
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.

Facebook to roll out new privacy choices

Apr 20, 2018
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

Apr 19, 2018
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.

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