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January 2018 Current Affairs

Shikhar Dhawan becomes first Indian batsman to score century in 100th ODI

Feb 12, 2018
Indian opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan created history by becoming the first Indian to score a century in his 100th One-day International. The only other Indian batsman to have come close to achieving the feat was former Indian skipper Saurav Ganguly.

Polar bears starving due to global warming: Study

Feb 10, 2018
A new study reveals that the population of the polar bear in the Arctic region is declining at a fast rate due to global warming and thinning of the Arctic ice. The study also shows that some of the bears are losing weight at a time when they should be gaining.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 9 February 2018

Feb 9, 2018
The Supreme Court on February 9 ruled that the Ram Janambhoomi - Babri Masjid case was purely a "land dispute" and will be dealt with in normal course. The apex court commenced its final hearings on the Ayodhya dispute on February 8.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 9 February 2018

Feb 9, 2018
9 February 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 Mobile Democracy Vans, new High Court Chief Justice and NITI Aayog’s latest Health Index among others.

Centre, Delhi government join hands to curb pollution in Delhi NCR

Feb 9, 2018
The Union Environment Ministry along with Delhi would be launching a campaign to combat severe levels of air pollution in the National Capital Region. The campaign outcome is expected to help the Ministry to form a larger policy framework to deal with pollution throughout the year.

NITI Aayog unveils Health Index for states, Kerala, Meghalaya top the list

Feb 9, 2018
NITI Aayog has released a health index that ranks states and Union Territories in terms of overall performance in their health system. While among the larger states, Kerala, Punjab and Tamil Nadu ranked on the top, in case of smaller states Meghalaya was ranked at the top followed by Manipur and Goa.

New study suggests that air pollution may lead to unethical behaviour

Feb 9, 2018
A new study on adults in India and US reveals that exposure to air pollution or living in polluted cities may lead to unethical behaviour such as cheating and crime besides having a negative impact on health.

Competition Commission of India fines Google Rs 136 crore for 'search bias'

Feb 9, 2018
The Competition Commission of India has imposed a fine worth Rs 136 crore on internet search giant Google for unfair business practices in the Indian market for online search. The ruling has come on complaints filed by Matrimony.com and Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS) back in 2012.

Nancy Pelosi made history of delivering longest eight hour speech in American Senate

Feb 8, 2018
In her marathon speech Pelosi called on lawmakers to pass the DREAM Act. The previous record of longest speech dates back to 1909 when a Missouri representative, Champ Clark, spoke for 5 hours and 15 minutes.

Flowering plants originated 250 million years ago, says Study

Feb 7, 2018
Flowering plants may have originated between 149 and 256 million years ago, says the findings of a study that was published on February 5, 2018. According to Jose Barba-Montoya, the lead author of the study, in order to uncover the key to solving the mystery of when flowers originated, they carefully analysed the genetic make-up of the flowering plants and the rate at which mutations accumulate in their genomes.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 6 February 2018

Feb 6, 2018
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on February 6, 2018 clarified that the plastic or PVC Aadhaar Smart Cards are not usable as the QR code mentioned on them usually becomes dysfunctional during printing.

Space Department tasked to deliver 3 earth observation, 2 communication satellites by next fiscal

Feb 6, 2018
The Department of Space has been tasked with achieving high targets including delivering three earth observation satellites and two communication satellites by next fiscal year. It also has to deliver nine earth observation/communications payloads and information support for five disaster events under the design and development of applications for earth observation, communication and disaster management scheme.

Violence has taken a devastating toll on children: UNICEF

Feb 6, 2018
According to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), violence has taken a devastating toll on children across the world, as they are either being killed in ongoing conflicts or suicide attacks or getting frozen to death while fleeing from active war zones.

Sudeep Lakhtakia takes charge as new chief of NSG

Feb 6, 2018
Sudeep Lakhtakia has taken charge as the Director General (DG) of National Security Guard (NSG), succeeding S P Singh. He was serving as a Special DG in the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) headquarters in New Delhi.

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation observed

Feb 6, 2018
Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises procedures that involve altering or injuring the female genitalia for non-medical reasons. It is recognised internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 5 February 2018

Feb 5, 2018
According to a report, Airpocalypse, released by Greenpeace India, people living in eight of every 10 Indian cities breathe toxic dust particles, PM 10, at levels exceeding national safety limits. The report mainly brings together data on the quality of air and presence of particulate matter in the atmosphere in over 280 cities across the country.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 5 February 2018

Feb 5, 2018
5 February 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 like Under-19 World Cup 2018, Greenpeace India report on air quality and 2018 Sahitya Akademi awards among others.

None of the cities in India meet air quality standards of WHO: Greenpeace

Feb 5, 2018
According to a report, Airpocalypse, released by Greenpeace India, people living in eight of every 10 Indian cities breathe toxic dust particles, PM 10, at levels exceeding national safety limits. The report also reveals that bad air is not confined to big cities like Delhi-NCR alone and it is not seasonal.

India contributes $1 mn to UN Development Partnership Fund

Feb 5, 2018
India has contributed an additional $1 million to the India-UN Development Partnership Fund, earmarked for South-South cooperation. The contribution aims to intensify India’s partnerships with other developing countries.

Three nests of rare vulture species discovered in Cambodia

Feb 3, 2018
According to the US-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), three nests of the critically endangered red-headed vulture were found this month in Chhep Wildlife Sanctuary in Cambodia.

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