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Jnanpith awardee Kedarnath Singh passes away

34 mins ago
Kedarnath Singh won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1989 for his poetry collection Akaal Mein Saras and the Jnanpith Award in 2013.

Current Affairs in Short: 19 March 2018

16 hrs ago
A special CBI court in Ranchi on March 19, 2018 convicted Rashtriya Janata Dal Chief Lalu Prasad in another scam case in Dumka, Jharkhand and acquitted former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra in the case.

Indo-French Naval exercise Varuna 2018 begins

17 hrs ago
The Indian Navy and the French Navy have been conducting naval exercises since 1983. These exercises were christened as Varuna in 2001.

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi promoted as State Councillor

18 hrs ago
Wang will be taking up the talks with National Security Adviser Ajit Doval who is India's Special Representative on border talks with China.

New species of water strider discovered in Nagaland

21 hrs ago
Striders are small insects that are adapted for life on top of still water, using surface tension to their advantage so that they can walk on water.

Li Keqiang re-elected as Prime Minister of China for second term

23 hrs ago
The 13th National People’s Congress also approved the appointment of Yang Xiaodu as the Director of National Supervisory Commission.

India’s first cloned Assamese buffalo born

3 days ago
Assamese buffaloes are found only in the North-Eastern part of the country and they are used mainly for agricultural work.

Current Affairs in Short: 16 March 2018

3 days ago
Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico officially resigned, less than three weeks after the murder of an investigative reporter Kuciak and his fiancee Kusnirova.

Philippines formally withdraws from International Criminal Court

3 days ago
The withdrawal came a month after ICC announced an investigation into thousands of extrajudicial killings that occurred under President Duterte's campaign against illegal drugs.

Railway introduces innovative analytical approach to enhance productivity

3 days ago
A mathematical formula based software will be used to increase the productivity of locomotives and revenue.

NASA Twins Study confirms change in Astronaut's DNA by time spent in Space

3 days ago
Scientists measured Scott's Metabolites which are necessary for maintaining life, Cytokines that are secreted by immune system cells and Proteins to track physical changes in him.

India ranks 78th on WEF Energy Transition Index 2018

3 days ago
The report's Energy Transition Index ranked India at the 78th position. The Index was topped by Sweden.

US challenges India's export subsidy programmes at WTO

Mar 15, 2018
As per US trade representative, export subsidy programmes harm American workers by creating an uneven playing field on which they must compete.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 15 March 2018

Mar 15, 2018
Oklahoma on March 14, 2018 announced its plans to use Nitrogen Gas for executions. Oklahoma will be the first US State to use Nitrogen Gas for executions once it resumes using the death penalty.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 15 March 2018

Mar 15, 2018
15 March 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 International Pi day, President of Nepal and India and Madagascar relations among others.

World Happiness Index 2018: Finland tops, India ranked 133rd

Mar 15, 2018
Land of skiing, saunas and Santa Claus, Finland emerged as the happiest place to live in, as per World Happiness Index 2018.

Oklahoma to become first US State to use Nitrogen Gas for executions

Mar 15, 2018
Oklahoma used to be one of the busiest death chambers in the United States. However, it has not carried out executions since 2015 following a series of mishaps.

World Consumer Rights Day 2018 observed globally

Mar 15, 2018
This year, the Day calls for access to secure internet for all. The Day also encourages action against scams and fraud and better consumer protection online.

WHO-SEARO Member Countries adopt 'Delhi End TB Summit Statement of Action'

Mar 15, 2018
The TB free India Campaign will take the activities under the National Strategic Plan for TB elimination forward in a mission mode.

Dengue fever may increase stroke risk: Study

Mar 14, 2018
Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus.

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