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Current Affairs in Short: 18 February 2019

2 days ago
The Central Reserve Police Force has decided to add new security features to its convoy movement in Jammu and Kashmir making its passage more safe and secured. The movement of civilian vehicles during the movement of the force has been totally stopped in the state.

J&K Government withdraws security cover of separatist leaders in Kashmir

2 days ago
The Jammu and Kashmir administration has issued orders to withdraw security cover of six separatist leaders, including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. Besides Mirwaiz, the security has been withdrawn for Abdul Gani Bhat, Bilal Lone, Hashim Qureshi, Fazal Haq Qureshi and Shabir Shah.

India raises customs duty on all goods imported from Pakistan

2 days ago
India has increased customs duty on all goods originating from or imported from Pakistan to 200 per cent with immediate effect. The move comes after India withdrew the Most-Favoured Nation status accorded to Pakistan

Trump declares national emergency to build US-Mexico border wall

2 days ago
US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order declaring national emergency in the nation. The move would unblock billions of dollars of federal money to construct a wall along the US-Mexico border.

Chris Gayle announces retirement from One-day Internationals

3 days ago
Veteran West Indies batsman Chris Gayle has announced that he will retire from One-day Internationals after this year’s World Cup in England and Wales. The announcement was made by West Indies Cricket on February 17, 2019.

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 11 February to 17 February 2019

Feb 17, 2019
11 February to 17 February 2019: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise at ease. The week's updated quizzes cover the topics such as Dan David Prize 2019, Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill 2019 and Registration of Marriage of Non-Resident Indian Bill, 2019 among others.

Inland Waterways Authority of India launches new portal 'LADIS'

Feb 17, 2019
The Inland Waterways Authority of India has launched a new portal called LADIS, Least Available Depth Information System in New Delhi to ensure optimum use of national waterways. The portal will ensure that the real-time data on LADs is disseminated for ship and barge and cargo owners.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 11 February to 16 February 2019

Feb 16, 2019
India has withdrawn the ‘Most-Favoured Nation’ status accorded to Pakistan following the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir that led to the killing of 37 CRPF personnel and injuring of many others.

India liberalises e-visa regime, makes it more tourist friendly

Feb 16, 2019
The Union Tourism Ministry recently made a series of amendments in India's e-visa regime, liberalising it further and making it more tourist friendly. The duration of stay in India of e-tourist and e-business visas has been made maximum up to one year with multiple entry subject to the stay stipulations.

Sushil Chandra appointed as new Election Commissioner

Feb 16, 2019
Sushil Chandra has assumed charge as the new Election Commissioner (EC) of India. He would be working along with Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa in the Election Commission.

Anoop Satpathy-led Expert Committee submits report; recommends National Minimum Wage at Rs 375 per day

Feb 16, 2019
It recommended the fixation of need based National Minimum Wage for India at Rs 375 per day or Rs 9,750 per month irrespective of sectors, skills, occupations and rural-urban locations for a family comprising of 3.6 consumption units.

Current Affairs in Short: 15 February 2019

Feb 15, 2019
Nations from across the globe have condemned the terror attack at Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir, with US, Russia and France asserting that they stand with India in combating the menace of terrorism.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 15 February 2019

Feb 15, 2019
15 February 2019: 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 Vande Bharat Express, Pradhan Mantri Shram-Yogi Maandhan scheme and Pulwama terror attack among others.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 15 February 2019

Feb 15, 2019
India on February 15, 2019 withdrew the ‘Most-Favoured Nation’ status accorded to Pakistan following the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir that led to the killing of 37 CRPF personnel and injuring of many others.

Vande Bharat Express: PM Modi launches India’s first semi-high speed train

Feb 15, 2019
Vande Bharat Express has 16 air-conditioned coaches, of which 2 are executive class coaches. The total seating capacity is 1,128 passengers. There are seats in the driving coach as well.

Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-Dhan Yojana launched: Everything you need to know

Feb 15, 2019
The unorganised sector workers, with income of less than Rs 15,000 per month and who belong to the entry age group of 18-40 years, will be eligible for the scheme. He or she should not be an income tax payer.

New mobile app launched for beneficiaries of PMAY (U) mission

Feb 15, 2019
New mobile application has been launched to bring beneficiaries directly in contact with the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Urban mission. It will allow the beneficiaries to capture and upload high-resolution photographs and videos of completed houses along with their families.

India-US CEO Forum and Commercial dialogue held; sets up Working Groups

Feb 15, 2019
The CEOs from both countries, after detailed deliberations, decided to set up working groups on financial services, healthcare and defense to suggest measures to accelerate trade and investment between the two countries.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 14 February 2019

Feb 14, 2019
The US House of Representatives has approved a resolution that would end US support for the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in the war in Yemen. The resolution would direct the US President to withdraw US military forces in or affecting Yemen within 30 days unless they are fighting al Qaeda or associated forces.

Current Affairs in Short: 14 February 2019

Feb 14, 2019
The state government of Bihar has announced a universal old age pension scheme called Mukhyamantri Vridhajan Pension Yojna for all people above 60 years of age. The state also announced a pension of Rs 6,000 for journalists above 60 years of age.

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