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France crowned World Champions after 20 years, Croatia’s Luka Modric wins Golden Ball

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup ended with France being crowned the world champions. The French team with 4-2 scorecard triumphed over Croatia, in one of the highest-scoring finals ever. The win comes for France, 20 years after they claimed their first FIFA title- in 1998.

India becomes Regional Head of Asia Pacific Region in WCO

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India has become the Vice Chair of the Asia Pacific Region of World Customs Organisation (WCO) for a period of two years, from July 2018 to June 2020. The WCO is an independent intergovernmental body whose mission is to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of Customs administrations.

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 9 July to 15 July 2018

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9 July to 15 July 2018: 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 world’s largest mobile factory in India, Net Neutrality rules and section 377 among others.

World Youth Skills Day observed

1 day ago
The World Youth Skills Day was observed across the world on July 15. The day is commemorated to raise awareness on the importance of investing in youth skills development.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 9 July to 14 July 2018

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The Telecom Commission on July 11, 2018 approved the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's (TRAI) net neutrality recommendations that bar service providers from discriminating against internet content and services by blocking, throttling or granting them higher speed access.

Supreme Court takes note of poor facilities in jails, asks Attorney General to assist

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The bench asked Attorney General K K Venugopal to assist the court in the matter as making all the states and union territories (UTs) parties to the case would cause delay in passing directions.

Century’s longest Total Lunar Eclipse to occur on July 27-28; can be seen from all parts of India

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The red planet Mars will reach closest to the Earth on July 31, 2018. The closest approach of Mars will bring the two planets closest and the planet Mars will be seen brightest since 2003.

Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation launches Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2018

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The objective of SSG 2018 is to undertake a ranking of states and districts on the basis of their performance attained on key quantitative and qualitative SBM-G parameters.

Current Affairs in Short: 13 July 2018

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Himachal Pradesh’s Kagra district has introduced a new rule at its petrol pumps –‘No helmet, no petrol’. According to an order issued by the Kangra deputy commissioner- Sandeep Kumar, if two-wheeler riders land up at any of the 71 petrol pumps in the district without helmet, they shall not be served.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 13 July 2018

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The Supreme Court of India on July 12, 2018 stated that the social stigma and discrimination attached to the LGBTQ community would go if the criminality of consensual gay sex is done away with.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 13 July 2018

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13 July 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 High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, Net Neutrality rules and section 377 among others.

Hima Das becomes first Indian woman to win gold in World Junior Athletics

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Indian sprinter Hima Das has scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman athlete to win a gold medal in the women's 400m final race at the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships, held in Tampere, Finland.

Union Government constitutes task force to suggest ways on reducing import dependence

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On an average, India's imports stand at around USD 450 billion per year. In financial year 2017-18, the inbound shipments grew about 20 percent to USD 460 billion. Oil imports during the same fiscal rose by 25.47 percent to USD 109.11 billion.

Once criminality under section 377 goes, discrimination against LGBTQ will go: SC

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The Supreme Court of India has stated that the social stigma and discrimination attached to the LGBTQ community would go if the criminality of consensual gay sex is done away with. The court stated this while maintaining that it would scrutinise the constitutional validity of section 377 of the IPC in detail.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres constitutes High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation

3 days ago
The panel will meet twice; first in New York in September 2018 during the UN General Assembly, and then in Geneva, Switzerland in January 2019.

Telecom Commission of India approves Net Neutrality

3 days ago
The Telecom Commission has approved the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's (TRAI) net neutrality recommendations that bar service providers from discriminating against internet content and services by blocking, throttling or granting them higher speed access.

Indian Railways launches its first consolidated Bridge Management System

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On the same occasion, Piyush Goyal also felicitated the artists who worked to beautify the stations under the In-house Station Beautification Contest. Their work won them the top prize in the contest.

BSNL launches India’s first internet telephony service ‘Wings’

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The app will be linked to a mobile number that will be issued by BSNL and it is not mandatory for Wings app user to apply for company’s mobile and landline connection separately.

Home Ministry institutes five Police Medals

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The Union Home Ministry has instituted five Police Medals to promote professionalism and excellence in service and give recognition to the security personnel doing good work in stressful environment and in difficult areas.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 12 July 2018

3 days ago
India has formally become the 69th shareholder of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), paving the way for more joint investment with Indian companies across the bank's regions of operation.

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