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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 23 April 2018

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

CCEA approves restructured Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan Scheme

7 hrs ago
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.

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

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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.

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 16 April to 22 April 2018

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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

1 day ago
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

1 day ago
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

2 days 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

2 days 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

2 days 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

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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

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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

2 days 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

2 days 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

2 days 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

3 days 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

3 days 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.

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