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Emergency declared in Papua New Guinea over Polio outbreak

Jun 28, 2018
A public health emergency has been declared in three Papua New Guinea (PNG) provinces as the country responds to its first polio outbreak in 18 years when it was declared free of the disease. The public health emergency order will remain in place for at least 12 months, as per the Minister for Health Puka Temu.

Government approves draft Act to replace UGC with Higher Education Commission of India

Jun 28, 2018
In line with the Narendra Modi government’s Minimum Government, Maximum Governance policy, the draft Act envisions Higher Education Commission of India (HECI) to focus solely on academic matters.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 27 June 2018

Jun 27, 2018
Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar on June 27, 2018 proposed a draft bill to repeal the University Grants Commission (UGC) and set up the Higher Education Commission of India (HECI), a move that aims to reform higher education in India.

Current Affairs in Short: 27 June 2018

Jun 27, 2018
The US Supreme Court ruled in favour of the Trump administration's travel ban targeting people from several Muslim-majority countries.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 27 June 2018

Jun 27, 2018
27 June 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 India-Seychelles, whole-time member of SEBI and 2018 ICC Women’s World T20 tournament among others.

FSSAI proposes life imprisonment, Rs10 lakh fine for food adulteration

Jun 27, 2018
The draft proposal recommends insertion of Section 59 in the Act that states the punishment for the food adulterers. It calls for punishment of 7 years, which could be extended up to life imprisonment besides a fine of Rs 10 lakh, if individuals or businesses intentionally add adulterants to food products.

Sanitation Action Plans prepared for 10 new Swachh Iconic Places

Jun 27, 2018
The Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) project was envisioned by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi under the Swachh Bharat Mission and is being coordinated by the Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation with the support of State governments and local administration.

E Sreedharan Committee to lay down standards for metro rail systems

Jun 27, 2018
The recommendations of this Panel will bring India to the international standard inline with Russia and Eastern Europe where every metro has the same standards, the same signalling system and track gauge, etc.

NMCG approves setting up of community toilets, procurement of dustbins for Kumbh Mela 2019

Jun 27, 2018
Following the success of the Ghat Cleaning Project in Varanasi, NMCG approved two more ghat cleaning projects in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand at an estimated cost of Rs 14.26 crore and Rs 15.90 crore respectively.

Ministry of Women and Child Development to organise POSHAN Abhiyaan TECH-THON

Jun 27, 2018
It will showcase and familiarise the people towards the initiative, exchange ideas to explore avenues of cooperation and partnerships for technology support, as well as, reach-out to the beneficiaries for effective behavioural change to initiate a ‘Peoples Movement’ or ‘Jan Andolan’ towards Nutrition.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 26 June 2018

Jun 26, 2018
26 June 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 Saudi Arabia lifts ban on female drivers, E Sreedharan committee and IIFA awards 2018 among others.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 26 June 2018

Jun 26, 2018
PM Modi announced a line of credit worth for Seychelles for purchase of defence hardware. The Prime Minister also gifted Dornier Aircraft to President of Seychelles, an important step towards India's commitment to augment Seychelles' defence assets and capability.

Current Affairs in Short: 26 June 2018

Jun 26, 2018
According to recent report by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) for the Asia-Pacific region, gender inequality in India is extremely high at the workplace in terms of legal protection and political voice.

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2018 observed globally

Jun 26, 2018
On the occasion of the 2018 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, President Ram Nath Kovind presented the Fourth National Awards for outstanding services in the field of Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drug) Abuse to the institutions and individuals.

51 Lakh houses sanctioned in three years of its implementation under PMAY (Urban)

Jun 26, 2018
The States of Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh are among the best performing States. Such unprecedented performance is due to the innovative architecture of the scheme where flexibility has been given to the States/UTs to approve the projects.

Ministry of Women and Child Development launches report on ‘Women in Prisons’

Jun 26, 2018
The report covers a wide range of issues that women face in prisons. It not only considers the needs of pregnant women, but also those who have recently given birth, those who have miscarried, or those who have recently undergone abortion.

India, Seychelles sign 6 MoUs for cooperation in various fields

Jun 26, 2018
Seychelles President Danny Antoine Rollen Faure is on his first bilateral visit to India. The visit comes just days after Faure said that a joint project with New Delhi to develop a naval base at Assumption Island in his country would not move forward.

Current Affairs in Short: 25 June 2018

Jun 25, 2018
Following the retirement of Justice J. Chelameswar, the Supreme Court on June 24, 2018 notified a new roster for the allocation of cases to judges, which will come into effect from July 2, 2018.

Government proposes to set up 3000 Van Dhan Kendras involving 30,000 SHGs across the country

Jun 25, 2018
Under Van Dhan Scheme, 10 Self Help Groups of 30 Tribal gatherers each have been constituted at Bijapur, Chhattisgarh. They are then trained and provided with working capital to add value to the products, which they collect from the Jungle.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 25 June 2018

Jun 25, 2018
In a first, women across Saudi Arabia were legally allowed to drive for the first time since 1957 on June 24, 2018, thus, putting an end to the world’s last ban on female drivers which was seen as a symbol of women’s repression in the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom.

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