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Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 13 August to 19 August 2018

11 hrs ago
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 Iran Action Group, Global Liveability Index 2018 and NASA’s Parker Solar Probe among others.

World Humanitarian Day 2018 observed globally

16 hrs ago
On August 19, 2003, a terrorist attack had hit the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq. The bombing killed 22 people including UN Representative in Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello. Five years later in 2008, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution designating 19 August as World Humanitarian Day.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 13 August to 18 August 2018

1 day ago
US space agency NASA has launched Parker Solar Probe, a historic mission to touch the sun. The main aim of the mission is to send a satellite closer to the Sun than any before. It is the first space craft to be named after a living person.

11th World Hindi Conference to begin in Mauritius

1 day ago
The 11th World Hindi Conference will be inaugurated in Mauritius on August 18 with the theme ‘Hindi World and Indian Culture’. The three-day conference aims at expanding the reach of the Hindi language at a global level.

Imran Khan sworn in as 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan

1 day ago
Former cricketer-turned-politician, Imran Khan has been sworn in as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan on August 18, 2018. The oath-taking ceremony was administered by President Mamnoon Hussain at the President House in Islamabad.

18th edition of Asian Games to begin in Jakarta, Indonesia

1 day ago
The 18th edition of Asian Games is scheduled to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia from 18 August to 2 September 2018. The opening ceremony will begin at 5:30 pm Indian time, with most of the events scheduled to commence from August 19.

SC directs Tamil Nadu to consider reducing water level at Mullaperiyar dam by 3 ft

2 days ago
The Supreme Court has directed the Tamil Nadu government to consider lowering the water level at Mullaperiyar dam to 139 feet from the current 142 feet. The directive comes considering the ‘grave’ flood situation in all the 14 districts of Kerala.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 17 August 2018

2 days ago
Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away on August 16, 2018 following a prolonged illness at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. He was 93. He was admitted at the AIIMS on June 11, 2018.

Current Affairs in Short: 17 August 2018

2 days ago
The mortal remains of Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee were consigned to flames with full state honour at Smriti Sthal in New Delhi late evening on August 17. Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with BJP President Amit Shah, host of cabinet Ministers, many Chief Ministers and other leaders walked alongside the casket from BJP headquarters to Smriti Sthal.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 17 August 2018

2 days ago
17 August 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 death of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Assam NRC draft and Kerala floods among others.

SC directs Assam NRC coordinator to submit data of excluded people

2 days ago
The Supreme Court has asked the Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) coordinator to submit the data of district-wise percentage of the population excluded from the NRC draft in the state. The apex court said that the claim and objection forms on the Assam NRC issue will be made available to the general public from August 20.

Nandula Raghuram elected as Chair of International Nitrogen Initiative

2 days ago
The International Nitrogen Initiative (INI) is an international program, set up in 2003 under sponsorship of the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) and from the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program (IGBP).

US forms ‘Iran Action Group’ for post-nuclear deal policy

2 days ago
US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo has announced the formation of the Iran Action Group (IAG) to coordinate and run the country's policy towards Iran. The IAG will lead the way in growing efforts with nations that share the same understanding of the Iranian threat as the United States.

Ministry of Agriculture proposes to UNFAO to declare 2019 as ‘International Year of Millets’

2 days ago
The adoption of this proposal by the FAO with the support of its Member Nations will enable it to be moved to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) for declaration of an upcoming year as International Year of Millets.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Major events; Key milestones of his political journey

2 days ago
Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the first non-Congress Prime Minister to serve a full five-year term. Vajpayee served three terms as the Prime Minister of India. He served the first term in 1996 for just 13 days. During his second term in 1998-199, he served for 13 months. In his final and third term, he served the nations for full five years from 1999-2004.

Railway Ministry launches ‘Digital Screens’ at 22 stations

3 days ago
The Union Ministry of Railways has launched ‘Digital Screens’ to spread awareness about Indian Railways Heritage. The project aims at showcasing the legacy of Indian Railways through one to two minute-long movie clips on digital LED screens at the entrance gate of railway stations and also at different comfort areas.

Current Affairs in Short: 16 August 2018

3 days ago
The Ministry of Railway launched the “digital screens” at 22 stations as an innovative low cost solution to spread awareness among public about the opulent heritage of Indian Railways.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 16 August 2018

3 days ago
The Supreme Court has approved a proposal to have hologram-based coloured stickers on vehicles which would indicate the nature of fuel being used in Delhi- National Capital Region (NCR). The colour coding will help authorities identify vehicles running on high-polluting fuel from specified routes on particular days.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 16 August 2018

3 days ago
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 Global Liveability Index 2018, death of former Indian captain and 24th World Congress of Philosophy among others.

EIU releases Global Liveability Index 2018: Vienna tops; Delhi ranks at 112th

3 days ago
Delhi and Mumbai were the only two Indian cities that featured in the EIU’s annual index. Delhi was ranked at 112th position and Mumbai fetched 117th spot.

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