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Language Census 2011: Surge in Hindi and English speakers; Tribal language speakers decline

Jul 6, 2018
Currently, 43.63 percent of India speaks Hindi including languages such as Bhojpuri that are fighting to be accorded separate status. Between 2001 and 2011, Hindi grew at a rate of 25 percent, adding about 100 million new Hindi speakers.

Victorian and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai declared as World Heritage Site by UNESCO

Jul 2, 2018
This inscription is expected to give boost to domestic and international tourism leading to increased employment generation, creation of world-class infrastructure and augmentation of sale of local handicrafts, handlooms and heritage memorabilia.

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 25 June to 1 July 2018

Jul 1, 2018
25 June to 1 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 E Sreedharan committee, National Statistics Day and Pakistan on grey list of FATF among others.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 25 June to 30 June 2018

Jun 30, 2018
President Ram Nath Kovind on June 27, 2018 launched the ‘Solar Charkha Mission’ on the occasion of the UN MSME Day to mark the important economic role played by Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).

Suresh Prabhu launches 'ReUnite' Mobile App

Jun 30, 2018
The app is multiuser where parents and citizens can upload pictures of children, and provide detailed description like name, birth mark, address, report to the police station, search and identify missing kids.

NITI Aayog releases first Delta Ranking of Aspirational Districts

Jun 30, 2018
The data was received on five developmental areas- Health and Nutrition, Education, Agriculture and Water Resources, Financial Inclusion and Skill Development, and Basic Infrastructure.

International Day of Parliamentarism 2018 observed across the globe

Jun 30, 2018
The Day celebrates parliaments and the ways in which parliamentary systems of government improve the day-to-day lives of people the world over. It is also an opportunity for parliaments to take stock, identify challenges, and ways to address them effectively.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 29 June 2018

Jun 29, 2018
The US State Department on June 28, 2018 categorised North Korea as the "worst human trafficking country" for the 16th straight year in its annual '2018 Trafficking in Persons Report'.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 29 June 2018

Jun 29, 2018
29 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 National Statistics Day, Solar Chakra Mission and International Day of the Tropics among others.

Current Affairs in Short: 29 June 2018

Jun 29, 2018
Prime Minister Modi dedicated the underground connecting tunnel between AIIMS and JNPA Trauma Centre, and Power Grid Vishram Sadan at AIIMS along with the 500 bedded New Emergency Block and 807 bedded Super Specialty Block at the Safdarjung Hospital to the nation.

President Ram Nath Kovind launches Solar Charkha Mission

Jun 29, 2018
The mission will entail a subsidy of Rs 550 crore in the initial two years for 50 clusters and every cluster will employ 400 to 2000 artisans.

North Korea named as 'worst human trafficking country' for 16th year

Jun 29, 2018
The North Korean government continued to use forced labour in prison camps and labour training centres and even encouraged forced labours of students and exported forced labour to foreign organisations.

National Statistics Day 2018 observed in India

Jun 29, 2018
On the same occasion, Vice President released a commemorative coin of Rs 125 and circulation coin of Rs 5 denomination to pay homage to Prof. Mahalanobis.

Top Cabinet Approvals: 29 June 2018

Jun 29, 2018
The Union Cabinet approved establishment of additional 6.5 Million Metric Tonne (MMT) Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) facilities at two locations, i.e. Chandikhol in Odisha and Padur in Karnataka, including construction of dedicated SPMs (Single Point Mooring) for the two SPRs.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 28 June 2018

Jun 28, 2018
The rupee hit the all-time low of 69.09 against the US dollar on June 28, 2018, falling past 69 mark for the first time ever. The previous record low of rupee was 68.86 on November 24, 2016.

Current Affairs in Short: 28 June 2018

Jun 28, 2018
Venu Rajamony, India's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), voted against the draft decision at a special conference of the Organisation at The Hague, in the Netherlands.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 28 June 2018

Jun 28, 2018
28 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 FATF puts Pakistan in Grey List, United States postpones 2 plus 2 dialogue and National Statistics Day among others.

NITI Aayog’s WEP signs five SoIs with financial institutions and social organisations

Jun 28, 2018
The SoIs signed with financial institutions such as the Shri Mahila Sewa Sahakari Bank, Indiabulls Housing Finance and SREI Infrastructure Finance will be included under the WEP-Finance vertical. These SoIs will provide financial assistance to women entrepreneurs and address the finance related challenges.

Rupee falls to all-time low of 69.09 against US dollar

Jun 28, 2018
Crude oil prices were at their highest at USD 77 a barrel on June 27, 2018, the highest since 2014 as the oil inventories of the United States witnessed their biggest fall in over two years and its exports touched an all-time record.

In Detail: Financial Action Task Force puts Pakistan on ‘grey list’

Jun 28, 2018
Dr Shamshad Akhtar, who reached Paris on June 24, 2018 alongside officials of the financial monitoring unit to fight the country’s case, had requested the FATF to remove Pakistan from its grey list.

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