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Current Affairs in Short: 22 February 2019

21 mins ago
The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), the retirement fund manager under the Union Labour Ministry, raised the interest rate on Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) accumulations to 8.65 percent for 2018-19.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 22 February 2019

24 mins ago
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 22, 2019 received the prestigious Seoul Peace Prize 2018 for his contribution to international cooperation and fostering global economic growth. The committee credited him for his efforts in promoting global peace and harmony through inclusive economic growth and improving quality of life.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 22 February 2019

1 hour ago
22 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 2018 Seoul Peace Prize, interest rate on Employees’ Provident Fund and ombudsman for the BCCI among others.

PM Narendra Modi receives Seoul Peace Prize for 2018

2 hrs ago
The award was presented to him by Kwon E-hyock, the Chairman of the Seoul Peace Prize Cultural Foundation at a grand ceremony in Seoul, South Korea. A short film on the life and achievements of Prime Minister Modi was also screened at the event.

President promulgates four Ordinances including Ordinance banning Triple Talaq; Unregulated Deposit Schemes

5 hrs ago
The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Second Ordinance and Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Second Ordinance have been promulgated to give continued effect to the provisions brought in by the earlier ordinance.

MHA announces to conduct ‘All India Citizens Survey of Police Services’ to test public perception of police

7 hrs ago
The survey will commence in mid March 2019 and will cover a representative sample of 1.2 lakh households spread over 173 districts across the country, based on the National Sample Survey framework.

Aero India 2019: Drone Olympics Competition held

7 hrs ago
A total of 61 aircraft are participating in the event, out of which 31 are flying. The total area of the show has grown from 27,678 sq m to 28,398 sq m this year. More than 600 Indian Companies and 200 Foreign Companies are participating in Aero India 2019, the largest Air show of Asia.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 21 February 2019

1 day ago
21 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 Aero India 2019, LCA Tejas and Saudi Arabia to invest USD 100 billion in India among others.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 21 February 2019

1 day ago
Landmark day for India's defence sector, India's first self-made fighter jet, Light Combat Aircraft Tejas MK I (LCA Tejas) on February 20, 2019 received the Final Operational Clearance for induction into the Indian Air Force (IAF) as a fully-weaponised fighter jet.

Current Affairs in Short: 21 February 2019

1 day ago
As part of the global celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Prime Minister unveiled a bust of Mahatma Gandhi at the Seoul Campus of Yonsei University. During his two-day visit to South Korea, Modi will hold bilateral talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and will receive the Seoul Peace Prize.

India's fighter jet ‘LCA Tejas’ now fully combat-ready; gets Final Operational Clearance

1 day ago
Some of the more advanced capabilities of the FOC aircraft LCA Tejas are: Beyond Visual Range Missile capabilities, Air-to-Air Refuelling, Air-to-Ground FOC earmarked advanced weapons and delivery system, and general flight envelope expansion.

Government launches 'Operation Digital Board' to boost quality education

1 day ago
Under the Operation Digital Board, 7 lakh classrooms of 9th, 10th and 11th standards and 2 lakh classrooms of colleges and Universities will be equipped with digital boards in the next three years.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman’s India visit: Key highlights; Joint Statement; List of MoUs signed

1 day ago
Both sides called on all states to reject the use of terrorism against other countries. They stressed for early adoption of the ‘UN Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism’ and underlined the importance of comprehensive sanctioning of terrorists and their organisations by the United Nations.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 20 February 2019

2 days ago
Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu on February 19, 2019 cleared proposals to encourage investments in Start-Ups, aiming at simplifying the process of exemptions for Start-ups from the ‘Angel Tax’ under Section 56 (2) (viib) of Income Tax Act, 1961.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 20 February 2019

2 days ago
20 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 startups exempted from AngeL Tax, Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin and ban on UAE-based coach Irfan Ansari among others.

Current Affairs in Short: 20 February 2019

2 days ago
The Supreme Court constitution bench will hear the Ayodhya-Babri land dispute case on February 26, 2019. The Constitution Bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justices S.A. Bobde,, D.Y. Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S.A. Nazeer be hearing the plea.

KUSUM Yojana: CCEA approves ‘Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan’ Scheme for farmers’ welfare

2 days ago
The Scheme will have substantial environmental impact in terms of savings of CO2 emissions. All three components of the Scheme will save about 27 million tonnes of CO2 emission per annum.

Relief for Angel Investors, Government clears proposal to encourage investments in Start-Ups; hikes tax exemption cap

2 days ago
The Section 56(2)(viib) of the Income Tax Act provides that the amount raised by a start-up in excess of its fair market value would be deemed as income from other sources like angel investors and would be taxed at 30 percent. This section was introduced in 2012 and the tax was named as the ‘Angel Tax’.

Cabinet approves National Policy on Electronics 2019; aims to make India global hub in ESDM Sector

2 days ago
The scheme targets to promote domestic manufacturing and export in the entire value-chain of ESDM for economic development to achieve a turnover of USD 400 billion by 2025.

Union Cabinet Approvals: 20 February 2019

2 days ago
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the revision of norms under ‘Mid Day Meal Scheme’ with an outlay of Rs 12,054 Crore for 2019-20 in addition to the subsidy of about Rs 8000 crore borne by Department of Food & Public Distribution.

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