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Railway Ministry launches ‘Digital Screens’ at 22 stations

8 hrs ago
The Union Ministry of Railways has launched ‘Digital Screens’ to spread awareness about Indian Railways Heritage. The project aims at showcasing the legacy of Indian Railways through one to two minute-long movie clips on digital LED screens at the entrance gate of railway stations and also at different comfort areas.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away; here are insights of his life and achievements

10 hrs ago
Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the first non-Congress Prime Minister to serve a full five-year term. Vajpayee served three terms as the Prime Minister of India. He served the first term in 1996 for just 13 days. During his second term in 1998-199, he served for 13 months. In his final and third term, he served the nations for full five years from 1999-2004.

Current Affairs in Short: 16 August 2018

10 hrs ago
The Ministry of Railway launched the “digital screens” at 22 stations as an innovative low cost solution to spread awareness among public about the opulent heritage of Indian Railways.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 16 August 2018

10 hrs ago
The Supreme Court has approved a proposal to have hologram-based coloured stickers on vehicles which would indicate the nature of fuel being used in Delhi- National Capital Region (NCR). The colour coding will help authorities identify vehicles running on high-polluting fuel from specified routes on particular days.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 16 August 2018

10 hrs ago
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 Global Liveability Index 2018, death of former Indian captain and 24th World Congress of Philosophy among others.

EIU releases Global Liveability Index 2018: Vienna tops; Delhi ranks at 112th

10 hrs ago
Delhi and Mumbai were the only two Indian cities that featured in the EIU’s annual index. Delhi was ranked at 112th position and Mumbai fetched 117th spot.

Mario Abdo Benitez sworn in as new President of Paraguay

11 hrs ago
Colorado Party’s Mario Abdo Benitez has been sworn in as the new President of Paraguay for a five-year term. Benitez clinched the top spot after defeating his closest rival, Efrain Alegre from the liberal opposition alliance, by four percentage points in the nation’s elections, which were held in April 2018.

Supreme Court approves colour coding of vehicles as per fuel type

13 hrs ago
Considering the affidavit filed by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, a bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur, S Abdul Nazeer and Justice Deepak Gupta asked the government to implement the use of coloured stickers on vehicles plying in Delhi-National Capital Region by September 30, 2018.

Former Indian cricket captain Ajit Wadekar passes away

16 hrs ago
Former Indian cricket captain Ajit Wadekar, passed away at the age of 77 on August 15, 2018 after a prolonged illness. He led team India to their first overseas Test wins in England and the West Indies in 1971.

PM Modi’s Independence Day Speech 2018 - Key Highlights

18 hrs ago
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the launch of world's largest government-funded programme – ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyaan’. It will be launched on the birth anniversary of Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyay on September 25, 2018.

India celebrates 72nd Independence Day

1 day ago
The Day witnessed the unfurling of the National flag at Red Fort in Delhi by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. On the eve of 72nd Independence Day, President Ram Nath Kovind addressed the nation and called for creative thinking in governance that enables fast-track development and ensures social harmony.

Ramesh Powar appointed head coach of women’s cricket team

1 day ago
Former India spinner Ramesh Powar has been appointed as the head coach of the Indian women's national cricket team till the ICC World T20, which is scheduled to be held in November 2018. Power has now been handed over full-time duties as head coach till November 30.

Current Affairs in Short: 14 August 2018

2 days ago
Ministry of AYUSH has introduced new Central Sector scheme for promoting pharmacovigilance of Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathy (ASU&H) Drugs.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 14 August 2018

2 days ago
The Union Government has dismissed Usha Ananthasubramanian, former CEO/ MD of Allahabad Bank and scam hit Punjab National Bank, from service. She was dismissed from service on the day when she was supposed to superannuate.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 14 August 2018

2 days ago
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 Shaheed Saman Diwas, Station Cleanliness report and Space Force among others.

Uttarakhand High Court declares itself legal guardian of cows in state

2 days ago
Cases shall be registered against the owners of any cattle which are found on the streets under sections 289, 428 and 429 of the IPC as well as various provisions of the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals Act, 1960 and section 7 of the Uttarakhand Protection of Cow Progeny Act, 2007.

Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Das Tandon passes away

2 days ago
During his long political career, he has served on various posts, including as Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab in the Justice (retd) Gurnam Singh-led Cabinet in 1969-70.

Government dismisses Allahabad Bank CEO Usha Ananthasubramanian from service

2 days ago
The Union Government has dismissed Usha Ananthasubramanian, former CEO/ MD of Allahabad Bank and scam hit Punjab National Bank (PNB), from service. The bank had earlier divested Ananthasubramanian of all her powers as MD three months back, after she was named in the CBI charge-sheet in the Rs 14,000 crore PNB fraud case.

Private companies need to disclose compliance under Sexual Harassment at Workplace Act: Government

2 days ago
The inclusion of the compliance under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act in the non-financial disclosures will ensure that the issues regarding sexual harassment get into the focus into Board of Directors of the companies.

IRDAI constitutes working group to review norms for insurance surveyors

2 days ago
The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) on August 13, 2018 constituted a working group to update the norms for insurance surveyors. The working group, which will comprise 7 members, has been formed to address areas pertaining to licensing, renewal and IIISLA membership.

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