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Top 5 Current Affairs: 12 December 2017

20 hrs ago
The kingdom of Saudi Arabia has passed a resolution lifting decades-old ban on providing licenses to commercial movie theatres. The decision will pave way for the opening of the country’s first public cinemas after more than 35 years.

Current Affairs One Liners of the day: 12 December 2017

20 hrs ago
12 December 2017: The one liner of 12 December covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liners cover important happenings like MSME Sambandh portal, India's first 100% energy-efficient station and Vyaas Samman 2017 among others.

Current Affairs Quiz: 12 December 2017

20 hrs ago
12 December 2017: 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 Vyaas Samman 2017, Saudi Arabia lifted ban on commercial movie theatres and UN’s top 5 global cities among others.

Priyanka Chopra conferred Mother Teresa Memorial award for social justice

20 hrs ago
Indian actor, Priyanka Chopra has been bestowed with the 2017 Mother Teresa Memorial Award for her contribution towards lending her support to social causes such as her recent visit to Syria where she met and interacted with refugee children.

Make the digital world safer for children: UNICEF

21 hrs ago
In its report titled 'State of the World’s Children 2017: Children in a Digital World', UNICEF stated that 1 in every 3 internet users worldwide is a child and optimum efforts should be made to ensure that children have access to safe online content.

India’s Lakshmi Puri among six diplomats felicitated with Diwali 'Power of One' award at UN

21 hrs ago
Six top diplomats including one Indian were felicitated with the inaugural Diwali ‘Power of One’ award at the UN headquarters in New York for their contribution to help form a more perfect, peaceful and secure world.

Union WCD Ministry launches logo and tagline contest for National Nutrition Mission

22 hrs ago
The ministry also proposed to award a prize money of Rs 1 lakh to the winner of the contest. In case the logo and tagline selected by the jury are from separate participants, then the prize money would be split.

Afternoon Current Affairs Quiz: 12 December 2017

22 hrs ago
12 December 2017: 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 like World Telugu Conference, UN’s top 5 global cities and lifting of 35-year-old ban on movie theatres among others.

Saudi Arabia lifts ban on movie theatres after 35 years

22 hrs ago
The kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced that a resolution was passed on 11 December 2017 that lifted the decades-old ban on providing licenses to commercial movie theatres. The decision will pave way for the opening of the country’s first public cinemas after more than 35 years.

Hindi writer Mamta Kalia selected for Vyas Samman 2017

1 day ago
The award is given annually by KK Birla Foundation to a Hindi literary work published in the past 10 years. The first recipient of the award was eminent literary critic and poet Ram Vilas Sharma, who was awarded in 1991.

Morning Current Affairs Quiz: 12 December 2017

1 day ago
12 December 2017: Morning Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh cover the topics like Vyaas Samman 2017, father of Indian DNA fingerprinting and Alappuzha among others.

Union Government launches new initiatives on Universal Health Coverage Day 2017

1 day ago
LaQshya was launched as a safe delivery mobile application for health workers who manage normal and complicated deliveries in the peripheral area. It is expected to improve the quality of care provided to the pregnant mother in the Labour Room and Maternity Operation Theatres with an aim to prevent undesirable adverse outcomes associated with childbirth.

Government sets up first NIC-CERT centre to prevent, predict cyber attacks

1 day ago
The first NIC-CERT, a setup of National Informatics Centre, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology was inaugurated by Law and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. The centre would help predict and prevent cyber attacks on government utilities.

Morning Current Affairs: 12 December 2017

1 day ago
Scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have initiated the preliminary work to design and develop a low-cost small satellite launcher. This was announced by K Sivan, Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, ISRO’s rocket development node. Its design will enable engineers to assemble the launcher within a week. The launcher will be capable to put satellites of up to 500-600 kg in orbits close to the Earth.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 11 December 2017

1 day ago
The Government of India has launched a door-to-door campaign for 15-days in the country for early diagnosis, detection and treatment of tuberculosis to eliminate the disease. The health ministry has initiated this campaign along the lines of its anti-polio drive.

Current Affairs One Liners of the day: 11 December 2017

1 day ago
11 December 2017: The one liner of 11 December covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liners cover important happenings like ASEAN India Connectivity Summit, Hockey World League Final and UK’s new tallest mountain among others.

Current Affairs Quiz: 11 December 2017

1 day ago
11 December 2017: 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 like ASEAN India Connectivity Summit, Hockey World League Final and UK’s new tallest mountain among others.

ASEAN India Connectivity Summit begins in Delhi

1 day ago
The ASEAN India Connectivity Summit (AICS) began in New Delhi on 11 December 2017. The theme of the two-day Summit is Powering Digital and Physical Linkages for Asia in the 21st Century. The main focus areas of the summit are Infrastructure, Roadways, Shipping, Digital, Finance, Energy and Aviation.

Uttarakhand government makes LED bulbs compulsory in all government offices

1 day ago
The state government of Uttarakhand has taken a new initiative for energy conservation by making it compulsory for all government offices to install LED bulbs. The move is expected to reduce the consumption of electricity in offices and civic areas.

Afternoon Current Affairs Quiz: 11 December 2017

1 day ago
11 December 2017: 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 like ASEAN India Connectivity Summit, Hockey World League Final and new Performance Director for women's boxing among others.

Mt Hope new tallest mountain in British Antarctic Territory

2 days ago
As per new discovery from cartographers surveying Antarctica, Mt Hope is the tallest mountain in the British Antarctic Territory (BAT). Its height is measured at 3,239 meters above sea level.Earlier, maps showed Mt Jackson with the height 3,184 meters as the tallest mountain in the territory according to researchers at British Antarctic Survey (BAS).

International Mountain Day observed globally

2 days ago
International Mountain Day was observed across the world on 11 December 2017 with the theme ‘Mountains under pressure: climate, hunger and migration’. More than half of the human population depends on the mountains for resources such as fresh water, food and clean energy, which are becoming increasingly scarce with time.

Govt launches door-to-door campaign against TB

2 days ago
The Government of India has launched a door-to-door campaign for 15-days in the country for early diagnosis, detection and treatment of tuberculosis to eliminate the disease. The health ministry has initiated this campaign along the lines of its anti-polio drive, which fetched very good result for India and successfully eliminated this disease from the country. Through this door-to-door campaign, health department workers, ASHAs (Accredited Social Health Activists) and TB supervisors will make door-to-door visits to find TB patients and give them free medical treatment till they are cured.

Union Government to soon launch ‘Khelo India’ programme

2 days ago
The Union government would soon be launching the Khelo India programme at a cost of Rs 1756 crore for the period 2017-18 to 2019-20. The programme aims at mainstreaming sports as a tool for individual development, community development, economic development and national development.

Morning News: 11 December 2017

2 days ago
The Union government would soon be launching the Khelo India programme at a cost of Rs 1756 crore for the period 2017-18 to 2019-20. The programme aims at mainstreaming sports as a tool for individual development, community development, economic development and national development.

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 4 December to 10 December 2017

3 days ago
The Weekly Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The weekly quizzes of 4 December to 10 December 2017 cover the topics like Chabahar Port, 5th Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Review and Wassenaar Arrangement among others.

Human Rights Day 2017 observed globally

3 days ago
This year, the celebrations of the Day witnessed the launching of a year-long campaign '#Standup4humanrights' to mark the upcoming 70th anniversary of the 'Universal Declaration of Human Rights'.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 9 December 2017

3 days ago
While releasing the report, the Ministry declared that India is now free from ‘Infective Trachoma’, a contagious bacterial infection of the eye. With this, India met the goal of trachoma elimination as specified by the WHO under its GET2020 program.

Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 4 December to 9 December 2017

Dec 9, 2017
The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 4 December to 9 December 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include 5th Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Review by RBI, Jerusalem and International Solar Alliance among others.

National Trachoma Survey Report 2014-17 released: India declared free from Trachoma

Dec 9, 2017
The survey findings indicate that the active trachoma infection has been eliminated among children in all the survey districts with overall prevalence of only 0.7 per cent. This is much below the elimination criteria of infective trachoma as defined by the WHO.

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