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December 2017 Current Affairs

Interference by khap panchayat in inter-caste marriage absolutely illegal, says SC

16 hrs ago
The Supreme Court has termed the attack and interference by Khap panchayat or similar associations against an adult man and woman opting for marriage, especially inter-caste marriage as ‘absolutely illegal’.

UIDAI to introduce face recognition for Aadhaar authentication

1 day ago
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDA) has introduced face authentication as an additional means of Aadhaar authentication along with fingerprint and iris scan. The move will enable easy authentication for those individuals who face difficulties in other biometric authentication such as fingerprint and iris scan.

India, UK sign MoU on illegal migrants' return

1 day ago
India signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with the United Kingdom on 11 January 2018 for the return of Indians, who have been residing in Britain as illegal migrants, and sharing of criminal records and intelligence.

Current Affairs One Liners of the day: 9 January 2018

Jan 9, 2018
9 January 2018: The one liner of 9 January covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liners cover important happenings like French Legion of Honour, India’s first supercomputer and the biannual Haj 2018 agreement among others.

SC stays Karnataka HC verdict on 85% pictorial warning on tobacco products

Jan 9, 2018
The Supreme Court of India has stayed the Karnataka High Court order, which overturned the 2014 government regulation that packets of tobacco products must carry pictorial warning covering 85 per cent of the packaging space.

India gets its first supercomputer 'Pratyush'

Jan 9, 2018
Union Minister of Earth Sciences Harsh Vardhan dedicated to India, the nation’s first and fastest multi-petaflops supercomputer at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) in Pune on 8 January 2017.

Morning Current Affairs: 9 January 2017

Jan 9, 2018
France would be conferring its highest order of merit, the 'Legion of Honour', on legendary film and theatre actor Soumitra Chattopadhyay at the 42nd International Kolkata Book Fair. The announcement was made by French Ambassador Alexandre Ziegler in New Delhi.

Nation-wide cleanliness survey 'Swachh Survekshan' launched

Jan 4, 2018
The nation-wide cleanliness survey 'Swachh Survekshan' was launched across India on 4 January 2018. The announcement of the same was made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the nation in the 39th edition of his monthly radio-address 'Mann Ki Baat'.

Union Cabinet approves Agreement between India, Myanmar on Land Border Crossing

Jan 4, 2018
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved an agreement between India and Myanmar to allow free movement of people across the land border of the two nations. It is expected to provide connectivity and enhance interaction of the people of the North Eastern States of India with the people of Myanmar.

JNPT wins ‘Samudra Manthan - Caring Organisation of the Year’ award

Jan 3, 2018
The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, India’s Premier Container Port, has won the ‘Samudra Manthan - Caring Organisation of the Year’ award. The award was instituted by Bhandarkar Shipping, which is a leading publication in the maritime industry. JNPT is India’s top container port in terms of volume and efficiency parameters.

Year 2018: Revisiting the Top 50 Events of 2017 that changed the world

Jan 3, 2018
The year 2017 is toward its end and 2018 is smiling at us. There have been many such important events this year, which are very important to remember in terms of current affairs. In this issue of Current Affairs monthly magazine, JagaranJosh is providing brief and essential information of 50 selected events which occurred throughout the year.

Rajya Sabha passes NABARD (Amendment) Bill, 2017

Jan 3, 2018
The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Amendment) Bill, 2017 has been passed by the Parliament’s upper house, Rajya Sabha. The Lok Sabha had passed the bill by voice vote during its Monsoon Session in August 2017.

Morning Current Affairs: 3 January 2018

Jan 3, 2018
The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill will be introduced by Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in the upper house of the Parliament, Rajya Sabha on 3 January 2018. The bill has already been passed by Parliament’s lower house, Lok Sabha.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 2 January 2018

Jan 2, 2018
Union Minister of Women & Child Development Maneka Sanjay Gandhi inaugurated the online portal 'NARI' for women empowerment. NARI stands for 'National Repository of Information for Women'. 'NARI' portal has been developed by the Union Ministry of Women & Child Development. It will provide easy access to information on government schemes and initiatives for women to women citizens.

Current Affairs One Liners of the day: 2 January 2018

Jan 2, 2018
2 January 2018: The one liner of 2 January covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liners cover important happenings like new PM of Mali, 171st Araadhanai Music Festival and first-time introduction of VAT in Gulf among others.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 2 January 2018

Jan 2, 2018
2 January 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 Israel's withdrawal from UNESCO, Open Defecation free status to Arunachal Pradesh and Director General of Police of Uttar Pradesh among others.

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi launches online portal ‘NARI’ for women empowerment

Jan 2, 2018
NARI stands for 'National Repository of Information for Women'. The portal contains information about schemes being run by both Central as well as the States Governments. It will provide easy access to information on government schemes and initiatives for women to women citizens.

World to become drier, drought and wildfires to increase with global warming of 2°C

Jan 2, 2018
According to researchers, even a rise of just 2 degrees Celsius in global warming could make over a quarter of the world's land to become drier and desert-like. The change is expected to increase the threat of drought and wildfires.

Arunachal Pradesh becomes second ODF state in Northeast

Jan 2, 2018
The state of Arunachal Pradesh has become the second state in the Northeast, after Sikkim, to be declared Open Defecation Free. The feat was deemed completed after three remaining districts in the state - Upper Subansiri, Siang and Changlang - were declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) on 31 December 2017.

Vijay Keshav Gokhale appointed as Foreign Secretary of India

Jan 2, 2018
Gokhale succeeds S Jaishankar, who will complete his tenure on 28 January 2018. Jaishankar was appointed as Foreign Secretary on 29 January 2015 for two years. He was given a one-year extension in January 2017.

Saudi Arabia, UAE become first Gulf nations to introduce VAT

Jan 2, 2018
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) introduced the Value Added Tax (VAT) for the very first time on 1 January 2018. The move is a first for the Gulf region, which has long boasted of a tax-free system.

India and Pakistan exchange 27th list of Nuclear Installations

Jan 2, 2018
As per the agreement, both the countries shall refrain from undertaking, encouraging or participating in, directly or indirectly, any action aimed at causing the damage to any nuclear installation or facility in the other country.

Union Government launches Allied Health Professionals Database Portal

Jan 2, 2018
It will be helpful in accelerating the envisaged processes such as licensing of professionals, workforce policy planning and bringing transparency in the system by maintaining standards of educational and clinical practice, etc.

Morning Current Affairs: 2 January 2018

Jan 2, 2018
The Women and Child Development Minister, Maneka Gandhi would be inaugurating an online portal called ‘NARI’ for the empowerment of women in New Delhi on 2 January 2018. The portal, developed by the WCD Ministry, will provide women with easy access to information on government schemes and initiatives for women.

No more aid to Pakistan: Trump

Jan 1, 2018
Showing zero tolerance towards terrorism, the US President issued a tough warning to Pakistan and said that United States will no longer give any fund to Pakistan. The statement came soon after the recent talks that the Trump administration was considering cutting off aid to Pakistan.

Anushka Sharma named PETA's Person of the Year 2017

Jan 1, 2018
Popular Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma was honoured with the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' (PETA) 2017 Person of the Year Award. The actress was conferred the award for her wide-reaching work for animals, from helping to protect dogs from fireworks to advocating for horses who are forced to pull carriages in Mumbai.

New species of blind fish discovered in Meghalaya

Jan 1, 2018
A New Zealand-based science journal Zootaxa revealed that a new species of blind fish has been discovered inside a cave in East Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya. The fish was named as Schistura larketensis. It got its name from Larket village, where the cave has been found, to encourage local people to take up biodiversity conservation.

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 25 December to 31 December 2017

Dec 31, 2017
25 December to 31 December 2017: JagranJosh weekly quizzes will help you revise for competitive exams at an ease, as it hosts the most important occurrences of the week. The quizzes in this week’s segment cover topics including PETA 2017 Person of the Year, new Electronic-Human Resource Management System and India’s loan agreement with World Bank among others.

Assam CM launches skill development training centres

Dec 31, 2017
The Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal has launched skill development training centres across the state in a programme organised by the Department of Skill, Employment and Entrepreneurship in Guwahati.

Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 25 December to 30 December 2017

Dec 30, 2017
The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 25 December to 30 December 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include Good Governance Day, Jairam Thakur sworn-in as CM of Himachal Pradesh and Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second (Amendment) Bill, 2017 among others.

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