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Current Affairs in Short: 19 April 2018

51 mins ago
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.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 19 April 2018

52 mins ago
The Union Government has formed a new integrated institutional mechanism, Defence Planning Committee (DPC) to reform the process of higher defence planning. The committee is expected to drive the country’s military and national security strategy, draft capability development plans and guide and accelerate defence equipment acquisitions.

China proposes construction of India-Nepal-China Economic Corridor through Himalayas

1 hour ago
With this move, China seeks to expand its authority over the new Nepalese government headed by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, which is widely regarded as pro-Beijing.

Over half trillion dollars spent on HIV/AIDS worldwide: Lancet report

1 hour ago
A comprehensive analysis of HIV/AIDS funding by the Lancet has revealed that more than half a trillion dollars have been spent on the disease worldwide between 2000 and 2015. It showed that the total health spending, separated by the source into government spending, out-of-pocket, prepaid private and development assistance for health was $562.6 billion during the period.

UIDAI introduces new QR code for offline verification

1 hour ago
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has introduced a new and updated 'QR code' that will have non-sensitive details such as the name, address, photo and date of birth. The main aim behind the development is to provide an extra layer of privacy to Aadhaar.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 19 April 2018

1 hour ago
19 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 Economic Outlook report, National Clean Air Programme and cashless health scheme among others.

Commonwealth Innovation Index 2018 released: India ranked 10th

4 hrs ago
The Commonwealth Innovation Index has been created in partnership with the United Nations World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and its annual Global Innovation Index (GII).

Assam government’s cashless health scheme launched

4 hrs ago
Assam government’s new cashless health scheme, 'Atal Amrit Abhiyan' has been launched by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu. The scheme will provide health cover to 92 per cent of the state's population with annual income below Rs 5 lakh.

India, Britain sign various agreements in areas of technology, trade and investment

7 hrs ago
India and Britain launched the Green Growth Equity Fund (GGEF) to offer City finance to invest in India's growth.

India forms committee to reform higher defence planning

8 hrs ago
The Union Government has formed an integrated institutional mechanism, called the Defence Planning Committee (DPC) to reform the process of higher defence planning. The permanent body would be chaired by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.

NASA launches planet-hunting mission 'TESS'

9 hrs ago
The exoplanets discovered by TESS will help future researchers to conduct more comprehensive follow-up studies and to assess the capacity of these planets to harbour life.

Commonwealth Games 2018: Practice Questions

9 hrs 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: 18 April 2018

1 day ago
The Supreme Court of India on April 16, 2018 struck down the order of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) that had declared the Amarnath cave shrine as a ‘silence zone’ and prohibited religious offerings such as chanting of hymns and ringing bells beyond the entry point.

Current Affairs in Short: 18 April 2018

1 day ago
The United States has notified Pakistan that the diplomats at their embassy in Washington and at consulates in other cities would not be able to travel beyond 40 kilometres of their offices without permission from May 1.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 18 April 2018

1 day ago
18 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 2018 Pulitzer Prize, World Bank’s South Asia Economic Focus Report 2018 and NASA's CHESS Mission among others.

Over 95 percent of world's population breathing unhealthy air: State of Global Air Report 2018

1 day ago
India and China were jointly responsible for over 50 percent of global deaths due to air pollution.

Union Environment Ministry releases the draft of National Clean Air Programme

1 day ago
The National Clean Air Programme lacks the mention of targets of achieving absolute pollution reduction of 35 per cent in three years and 50 per cent in five years.

US Supreme Court restricts deportation of convicted immigrants

1 day ago
The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that the US law calling for the deportation of immigrants convicted of certain violent crimes is unconstitutionally vague. The ruling came on a plea filed by convicted California burglar James Garcia Dimaya, a legal immigrant from the Philippines.

PM Modi’s visit to Sweden: India-Sweden Joint Action Plan and List of MoUs signed

1 day ago
During the visit, India and Sweden signed a ‘Joint Declaration on India-Sweden Innovation Partnership for a Sustainable Future’ and adopted a Joint Action Plan to promote bilateral cooperation.

SC stays NGT declaration of Amarnath shrine as ‘silence zone’

1 day ago
The Supreme Court of India stayed the order of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) declaring Amarnath cave shrine a silence zone and prohibiting religious offerings beyond the entry point. The Amarnath Shrine Board had challenged the NGT order in the apex court, arguing that the green tribunal cannot pass orders on the Amarnath shrine.

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