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Current Affairs in Short: 24 April 2018

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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

3 hrs ago
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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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).

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

8 hrs ago
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.

Union Ministry of Road Transport inaugurates 29th National Road Safety Week

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While launching the Road Safety Week, the Ministry also highlighted that India is exploring the prospects of signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with South Korea for introduction of Highways Information System in the country.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 23 April 2018

1 day ago
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

1 day ago
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

1 day ago
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.

World Book and Copyright Day 2018 observed globally

1 day ago
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.

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

1 day ago
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.

CCEA approves restructured Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan Scheme

1 day 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

1 day ago
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

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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.

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