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Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 16 July to 21 July 2018

10 hrs ago
A bill to amend the Right to Education (RTE) Act to abolish the 'no detention policy' in schools was passed in the Lok Sabha on July 18.

Top beverage companies launch buyback programme for PET bottles in Maharashtra

12 hrs ago
Top beverage companies including Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Bisleri, have initiated a buyback programme for all PET bottles sold in Maharashtra. The companies are working with Gem Enviro to set up reverse vending machines, collection points and collection centres for PET waste bottles at several locations across the state.

Government defeats no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha with two-thirds majority

14 hrs ago
The no-confidence motion moved by Telugu Desam Party (TDP) faced a heavy defeat at the Lok Sabha on July 20. After a marathon 12-hour debate, the no-confidence, which saw support from many opposition parties including the Congress, was rejected by the majority of the house.

NASA launches toolkit to promote commercial use of satellite data

16 hrs ago
This new tool makes finding and using NASA satellite data easier than ever before, and aims to spark innovation among the entrepreneurial community and lead to further commercialisation of NASA technology.

India sees major reductions in HIV infections: UN

1 day ago
India has witnessed a major reduction in the number of new HIV infections, AIDS-related deaths and people living with HIV from 2010 to 2017 on the back of sustained and focussed efforts, as per latest UN report.

Government to launch Student Police Cadet Programme

1 day ago
The Student Police Cadet (SPC) Programme will be launched nationally on July 21 by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. The SPC programme seeks to build a bridge between the Police and the larger community through school students by inculcating values and ethics in them through classes in school and outside.

Current Affairs in Short: 20 July 2018

1 day ago
The inaugural ‘two-plus-two dialogue’ between India and the US will be held on September 6, 2018 in New Delhi. The announcement was made by the US State Department. The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary James Mattis will attend the dialogue.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 20 July 2018

1 day ago
The Reserve Bank of India has announced that it will shortly issue Rs 100 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, bearing signature of Dr Urjit R. Patel, Governor of Reserve Bank of India. The base colour of the note will be Lavender.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 20 July 2018

1 day ago
20 July 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 Ganga Vriksharopan Abhiyan, new note and UN report on HIV infections among others.

India, Japan hold 4th round of Maritime Affairs Dialogue

1 day ago
India and Japan held the fourth round of Maritime Affairs Dialogue in New Delhi on July 19. During the dialogue, key issues related to the Indo-Pacific region and maritime security were discussed. The meet was followed by the seventh round of the India-Japan Bilateral Consultations on Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Export Control.

Myanmar joins International Solar Alliance

1 day ago
The International Solar Alliance was launched jointly by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande on the first day of the COP-21 summit at Paris in 2015.

RBI to issue new Rs 100 denomination banknote, bearing a motif of ‘Rani Ki Vav’

1 day ago
The new banknote bears a motif of ‘Rani Ki Vav’ on the reverse, depicting the country’s cultural heritage. The base colour of the note is Lavender.

Rajya Sabha passes Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013

1 day ago
The Bill introduces the offence of giving a bribe as a direct offence. However, a person who is compelled to give a bribe will not be charged with the offence, if he reports the matter to law enforcement authorities within seven days.

Lok Sabha passes Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill

1 day ago
The Lok Sabha has passed the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, which aims to deter fugitive economic offenders from evading the legal process by fleeing the country and remaining outside the jurisdiction of Indian courts.

NMCG organises ‘Ganga Vriksharopan Abhiyan’ in five Ganga Basin States

1 day ago
In order to implement the afforestation project in a scientific manner, Forest Research Institute (FRI), Dehradun was assigned the project to prepare a Detailed Project Report (DPR) on the basis of which the State Forest Departments would carry out their plantation activities.

Israel’s new law gives only Jews right of self-determination

2 days ago
Israel has passed a law declaring that only Jews have the right of self-determination in the country. The controversial bill defines the country as an exclusively Jewish state. It is being called racist and on the verge of being apartheid by the members of the Arab minority in the nation.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 19 July 2018

2 days ago
The Supreme Court on July 18, 2018 observed that banning the entry of women in Kerala’s Sabarimala temple by the temple authorities is unconstitutional and questioned the authorities regarding the same.

Current Affairs in Short: 19 July 2018

2 days ago
A bill to amend the Right to Education (RTE) Act to abolish the 'no detention policy' in schools was passed in the Lok Sabha on July 18, 2018.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 19 July 2018

2 days ago
19 July 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 new Jewish nation-state law, Nelson Mandela International Day and special remission to prisoners among others.

Rajya Sabha passes Immovable Property (Amendment) Bill

2 days ago
The Parliament has passed the Requisitioning and Acquisition of Immovable Property (Amendment) Bill, 2017. The bill seeks to amend the regulations governing the compensation payable for acquisition of immovable property by the Centre for defence and security purposes.

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