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January 2018 Current Affairs

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 22 January to 27 January 2018

Jan 28, 2018
22 January to 27 January 2018: JagranJosh weekly quizzes will help you revise for competitive exams at an ease, as it hosts the most important occurrences of the week. The quizzes in this week’s segment cover topics including WEF 2018, Kachra Mahotsav and new Chief Election Commissioner among others.

Haryana government to install 10 lakh smart metres

Jan 28, 2018
The state government of Haryana has announced that it would be installing 10 lakh smart meters in the state to solve various complications faced by the power distribution sector. The project has been initiated under intensive relations between Japan and India and the Prime Minister's Make in India Programme.

Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 22 January to 27 January 2018

Jan 27, 2018
The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 22 January and 27 January 2018. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include the appointment of new Chief Election Commissioner, WEF 2018 and India’s first Kachra Mahotsav among others.

Padma Awards 2018 announced

Jan 27, 2018
The Padma Awards, one of the highest civilian awards of the country, were announced on January 25, 2018. These awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year.

India, ASEAN member states release joint statement ‘Delhi Declaration’

Jan 27, 2018
India hosted the leaders of the ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for two-day ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit that began on January 25, 2018 in New Delhi, under the theme of ‘Shared Values, Common Destiny’.

Himachal CM launches 'Shakti' app for women's safety

Jan 27, 2018
The Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Jai Ram Thakur has launched the ‘Shakti’ app for women’s safety in the state. The app, which comes with a panic button, was developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) of the Himachal Pradesh government.

Small Finance Banks, Payments Banks to offer Atal Pension Yojana

Jan 27, 2018
The Union Government has allowed Small Finance Banks and Payments Banks to offer Atal Pension Yojana (APY). The Small Finance Banks and Payment Banks are new age banks and given the strength, expertise and reach of these banks, they can play a pivotal role in the outreach of subscribers under APY.

NHIDCL, IL&FS sign MoU for construction of Zojila tunnel

Jan 26, 2018
Once built, Zojila Tunnel would be India’s longest road tunnel and the longest bi-directional tunnel in Asia. The construction of this tunnel will provide all weather connectivity between Srinagar, Kargil and Leh and will bring about all round economic and socio-cultural integration of these regions.

New group of walking fish found in Tasmania

Jan 26, 2018
A group of scientists have found a small population of fish that walk along the seabed off Australia's south coast in Tasmania. The fish species, the Red Handfish (Thymichthys politus) is only found in south-eastern Tasmania, an isolated island state.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 25 January 2018

Jan 25, 2018
The Maharashtra government on January 24, 2018 banned the sale of tobacco in shops selling Fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) items in the state. The state government announced a ban on the sale of tobacco at shops selling chips, chocolates and other edible items. The move aims to ensure that youngsters do not get addicted to tobacco products.

Current Affairs in Short: 25 January 2018

Jan 25, 2018
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s epic period drama, 'Padmaavat' was not released in Rajasthan, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh during the film’s nation-wide release on January 25, 2018. The film distributors in the three states decided not to pick the film reels, in view of the potential risk to life and property.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 25 January 2018

Jan 25, 2018
25 January 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 National Voters' Day, 2018 Bharat Parv and Environmental Performance Index 2018 among others.

India, Vietnam sign MoU for cooperation in I&B sector and space

Jan 25, 2018
India and Vietnam on January 24, 2018 exchanged Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) for cooperation in the field of Information and Broadcasting and space. The agreements were exchanged in the presence of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Vietnam counterpart, Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

NGT: No clearance to new power plants if they violate Environment Ministry norms

Jan 25, 2018
The National Green Tribunal has directed the Environment and Forest Ministry to not grant clearance to any new thermal power plant till they achieve the standards set out by its 2015 notification. The bench headed by acting Chairperson Justice U D Salvi stated that the failure of the thermal power plants to adopt techniques to reduce emissions would have an adverse impact on the environment.

National Voters' Day 2018 observed in India

Jan 25, 2018
To mark the day this year, Election Commission and Facebook announced rolling out a new feature “Take the Pledge” on the Facebook that will send a reminder to users aged 18 years and above to take the pledge to vote.

Union Government announces four new schemes for young scientists, researchers

Jan 25, 2018
Aiming at early recognition of young talent in the field of science, these schemes focus on youth to empower, recognize and motivate them. These schemes are Teacher Associateship for Research Excellence (TARE) scheme, Overseas Visiting Doctoral Fellowship, Distinguished Investigator Award and Augmenting Writing Skills for Articulating Research Scheme.

Maharashtra bans sale of tobacco at shops selling FMCG items

Jan 25, 2018
The Maharashtra government has banned the sale of tobacco in shops selling Fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) items in the state. The move aims to ensure that youngsters do not get addicted to tobacco products.

India ranks 177 out of 180 in Environmental Performance Index 2018

Jan 25, 2018
India is among the bottom five countries on the Environmental Performance Index, dropping 36 points from 141 in 2016. Overall, India (at 177) and Bangladesh (179) come in the bottom of the rankings with Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Nepal rounding out the bottom five.

73 new airport and helipads to be connected under Phase-2 of regional connectivity scheme UDAN

Jan 25, 2018
For the first time, bids were received from helicopter operators under the phase 2 of the scheme. Under the first round of UDAN, which concluded in March 2017, a total of 128 routes were awarded to five airline operators.

WCD Ministry launches MIS portal for Anganwadi Services Training Programme

Jan 25, 2018
The Management Information System (MIS) portal for Anganwadi Services Training Programme was launched by Rakesh Srivastava, Women and Child Development Secretary in New Delhi on January 24. The first phase of the portal will enable NGOs to submit proposals to the respective states and Union Territories.

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