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February 2018 Current Affairs

Qatar donates $50 million to UN Relief agency for Palestinians

Mar 16, 2018
Qatar has announced a $50 million donation to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees. The move comes after the announcement from the United States in January 2018 that it would be withholding aid worth $65m from the UN relief agency for Palestinians.

Haryana Assembly passes bill proposing death penalty in rape of girls below 12 years

Mar 16, 2018
The state assembly of Haryana has passed a bill proposing death penalty or rigorous imprisonment of not less than 14 years for rape or gang rape of girls below the age of 12 years. The maximum punishment of 14 years may be extended to life imprisonment, depending on the gravity of the case.

Current Affairs in Short: 15 March 2018

Mar 15, 2018
India and Madagascar have signed an umbrella agreement in the field of defence. Under the agreement, both the countries will explore various ways of co-operation in the field of defence.

Pune ranked first in ASICS urban governance survey, Bengaluru at bottom

Mar 15, 2018
The fifth edition of the survey mainly evaluated 23 major Indian cities based on 89 objective parameters developed using the City-Systems framework and compared them with benchmark cities of London, New York and Johannesburg.

NCRB launches ‘Citizen Services’ mobile app

Mar 15, 2018
The National Crime Records Bureau has launched a mobile app called ‘Citizen Services’ to offer various essential police related services to the citizens. The services aim to provide a smooth interface between the citizens and the police.

Top Cabinet Approvals: 15 March 2018

Mar 15, 2018
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between India and Iran for cooperation in the field of Traditional Systems of Medicine.

HRD Ministry to set up 'Innovation Cell'

Mar 15, 2018
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar has announced the setting up of an ‘Innovation Cell’ within the HRD Ministry. The cell will be headed by a scientist and will comprise a senior ministry official along with young professionals, who will bring to the table new ideas in promoting innovation.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 14 March 2018

Mar 14, 2018
Renowned physicist and modern cosmology patron, Stephen Hawking, passed away on March 14, 2018 at his home in Cambridge. He was 76. His most notable work has been on the basic laws which govern the universe - including theories about the Big Bang and black holes.

Current Affairs in Short: 14 March 2018

Mar 14, 2018
In a sudden move, US President Donald Trump fired his secretary of state, Rex W Tillerson, extending a shake-up of his administration, 14 months into his tumultuous presidency. CIA Director Mike Pompeo was named as Tillerson’s successor.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 14 March 2018

Mar 14, 2018
14 March 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 topics such as Kochon Prize 2017, Stephen Hawking and India’s first national coastal policing academy among others.

ICMR awarded International Kochon Prize 2017

Mar 14, 2018
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has been awarded the International Kochon Prize 2017 for its contribution to the national programme in Tuberculosis research. The ICMR through its TB Consortium accelerated the efforts for research and development on the terminal disease in the country.

Assam government proposes insurance scheme for journalists

Mar 14, 2018
The state government of Assam has proposed an insurance scheme for journalists and their families in its latest budget. The scheme would ensure security and protection of the journalists and their families.

Supreme Court bars foreign lawyers, law firms from practicing in India

Mar 14, 2018
The Supreme Court of India has ruled that foreign law firms cannot set up offices in India but their lawyers could visit in 'fly in and fly out' mode to give legal advice on foreign laws to clients, which would be casual in nature.

Stephen Hawking passes away

Mar 14, 2018
Renowned physicist and modern cosmology patron, Stephen Hawking, passed away on March 14 at the age of 76. He lived with the rare motor neurone disease - amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) – for more than 50 years.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 13 March 2018

Mar 13, 2018
The Supreme Court of India has extended the deadline of March 31 for linking of Aadhaar card to various bank accounts, mobile phones and government schemes indefinitely. The court stated that Aadhar will continue to be mandatory for direct benefit transfers under social welfare schemes.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 13 March 2018

Mar 13, 2018
13 March 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 topics such as Aadhaar linking deadline, TB free India campaign and India’s first-ever crime-free zone among others.

Supreme Court extends March 31 deadline for Aadhaar linking

Mar 13, 2018
The Supreme Court of India has extended the deadline of March 31 for linking of Aadhaar card to various bank accounts, mobile phones and government schemes till the judgement on Aadhar card’s validity comes through.

Union Government launches Tuberculosis Free India Campaign

Mar 13, 2018
The TB free India Campaign will take the activities under the National Strategic Plan for TB elimination forward in a mission mode. The target for eradicating the terminal disease in India has been set for 2025, five years ahead of the global target of 2030.

IAF’s first multilateral disaster relief exercise ‘Samvedna’ begins

Mar 13, 2018
The exercise, led by the Indian Air Force, is the first step by air forces of the region to practice and evolve a joint HADR capability. It will help in putting to place a basic framework for conducting Joint Air HADR operations, which will be further refined by subsequent exercises.

Union Government to institute award for best crime investigators

Mar 13, 2018
The award will be conferred to the best investigators of police forces of states, Union Territories and central investigating agencies. Officers from the rank of Sub-Inspector to Superintendent of Police will be eligible for the honour.

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