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Current Affairs in Short: 5 November 2018

Nov 5, 2018
India and Japan signed loan agreement worth Rs 1817 crore for construction of Turga Pumped Storage Hydel Project. On completion, this project will contribute to Industrial Development and Living Standard Improvement in the West Bengal.

Ministry of Food Processing Industries issues guidelines for 'Operation Greens'

Nov 5, 2018
The Operation Greens was announced in the Budget speech of 2018-19 with an outlay of Rs 500 crores to stabilise the supply of Tomato, Onion and Potato (TOP) crops. It will ensure availability of TOP crops throughout the country round the year without price volatility.

USITC rules against anti-dumping duty on PTFE resin from India, China

Nov 5, 2018
The US International Trade Commission has ruled against putting an anti-dumping duty on the import of a synthetic fluoropolymer from India and China. The fluoropolymer is a key ingredient in non-stick coating for pans and other cookware.

RBI initiates process to set up digital Public Credit Registry

Nov 5, 2018
The Reserve Bank of India has initiated the process to set up a digital Public Credit Registry to capture details of all borrowers, including wilful defaulters and also the pending legal suits in order to check financial delinquencies.

Delhi’s Signature Bridge: All you need to know

Nov 5, 2018
The bridge is expected to reduce the travel time by at least half an hour for commuters going to Loni, Ghaziabad and areas near Uttar Pradesh border via Bhajanpura, Khajuri Khas, and Yamuna Vihar in northeast Delhi from north Delhi areas like Wazirabad, Mukherjee Nagar and Burari.

IIT-Madras develops India’s first microprocessor ‘Shakti’

Nov 5, 2018
India’s first indigenous microprocessor, ‘Shakti’, has been designed by the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) to reduce reliance on imported microprocessors in communication and defence sectors.

3rd Ayurveda Day observed across India

Nov 5, 2018
Ayurveda is perceived as one of the well documented systems of medicine. Prevention of disease and promotion of health is the main aim of Ayurveda. Lord Dhanvantari is considered as divine propagator of Ayurveda. Therefore, Dhanvantari Jayanti was preferred for celebration of Ayurveda Day by the Ministry of AYUSH to nationalise this system of medicine.

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 29 October to 4 November 2018

Nov 4, 2018
29 October to 4 November 2018: 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 like 2Rashtriya Ekta Diwas, Statue of Unity, USD 75 billion currency swap agreement between India and Japan, and Ease of Doing Business Index 2019 among others.

Railways Ministry launches ‘UTS on Mobile’ facility to enable seamless booking of unreserved tickets

Nov 3, 2018
After successful registration, the user is given user-ID and password through which the user can log-in and book ticket through this application within the ticketing area and outside the Geo-fenced area.

PM Modi launches historic Support and Outreach Programme for MSME Sector

Nov 3, 2018
Various Central Ministers will visit these districts in order to apprise the entrepreneurs about various facilities being extended to MSME Sector by the Government and financial institutions.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 2 November 2018

Nov 2, 2018
Justices Hemant Gupta, R Subhash Reddy, M R Shah and Ajay Rastogi were on November 2, 2018 sworn-in as the Judges of the Supreme Court. Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi administered oath of office to the four judges.

Current Affairs in Short: 2 November 2018

Nov 2, 2018
The Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogi established an in house ‘think tank’ to strengthen the knowledge infrastructure of Supreme Court of India. To this end, the CJI redefined the mandate of Centre for Research and Planning (CRP) to meet the “fast expanding knowledge needs of judiciary”.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 2 November 2018

Nov 2, 2018
2 November 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 four judges elevated as Supreme Court judge, Ease of Doing Business Index and Union Government’s Support and Outreach Initiative for MSME among others.

Justices Hemant Gupta, R Subhash Reddy, MR Shah and Ajay Rastogi sworn-in as Supreme Court Judges

Nov 2, 2018
With their elevation, the number of judges at the Supreme Court rose to 28. The sanctioned strength of Supreme Court judges in 31. Two judges, namely, Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice Madan B Lokur are set to retire in November and December 2018 respectively.

Assam NRC: Supreme Court fixes December 15 as deadline for filing claims for inclusion of names in NRC

Nov 2, 2018
With the extension of the deadline, the court has set January 15, 2019 as the last date for the authorities to issue its notice. The verification of the documents will begin on February 1, 2019.

Union Cabinet Decisions: 2 November 2018

Nov 2, 2018
The Union Cabinet approved for moving a Resolution in the first Assembly of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) for amending the Framework Agreement of the ISA for opening up the ISA membership to all countries that are members of the United Nations.

World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business 2019: India jumps 23 spots to 77th rank

Nov 1, 2018
The World Bank has recognized India as one of the top improvers for the year. This is the second consecutive year for which India has been recognized as one of the top improvers. India is the first BRICS and South Asian country to be recognised as top improver in two consecutive years.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 1 November 2018

Nov 1, 2018
1 November 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 Rashtriya Ekta Diwas, Ease of Doing Business Index and World Cities Day among others.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 1 November 2018

Nov 1, 2018
The World Bank on October 31, 2018 released the Doing Business Report 2019 titled as ‘Doing Business 2019: Training for Reform’, assessing and ranking countries on the basis of ease of doing business in the year 2018.

Current Affairs in Short: 1 November 2018

Nov 1, 2018
The Supreme Court on October 31, 2018 ruled that a live-in partner can seek maintenance under the Domestic Violence Act, 2005. The bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justices U.U. Lalit and K.M. Joseph observed that the 2005 Act provides an “efficacious remedy” for maintenance even if the victim is not a legally wedded wife.

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