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Top 5 Current Affairs: 27 March 2018

Mar 27, 2018
More than 21 nations led by the United States announced the expulsion of over 100 Russian diplomats on March 26, 2018. Britain has already expelled 23 Russian diplomats.

Current Affairs in Short: 27 March 2018

Mar 27, 2018
The Union government has no proposal to scrap Article 370 of the Constitution which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said in a media briefing.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 27 March 2018

Mar 27, 2018
27 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 India’s representative to Executive Board of UNESCO, Arab world’s first nuclear reactor and Western countries have expelled over 100 Russian diplomats among others.

NASA to launch GRACE-FO mission to observe Earth's frozen regions

Mar 27, 2018
NASA would be launching two new satellite missions and conduct an array of field research in 2018 to enhance the understanding of Earth's ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice, snow cover and permafrost. The mission called the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission will continue the legacy of the original GRACE mission.

NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission signs Statement of Intent with SAP

Mar 27, 2018
Under the SoI, SAP in 2018 will adopt 100 Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATL) for five years to cultivate the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) learning among secondary school children across India.

Arab world’s first nuclear reactor complete

Mar 27, 2018
The United Arab Emirates said on one of the four nuclear reactors at its debut plant has been completed. With the development, nuclear and renewables, which currently make up a small portion of UAE’s energy sources, are slated to contribute around 27 percent to the country’s electricity needs by 2021.

Judges have no discretion to award lesser punishment to murder convict: Supreme Court

Mar 27, 2018
The apex court verdict came on an appeal filed by Rameshchandra Barot challenging the Gujarat High Court order of enhancing his sentence to life imprisonment.

SC rules interference by Khap Panchayat in marriages as ‘absolutely illegal’

Mar 27, 2018
The top court has termed the interference by khap panchayats in marriages of two consenting adults as absolutely illegal. The court also laid down certain punitive and remedial measures to be followed until a suitable legislation is put in place by the Parliament.

ISA and India sign Headquarters Agreement

Mar 27, 2018
The Agreement gives ISA the power to acquire and dispose the movable and immovable properties in the host country.

US, Canada and European Union nations expel over 100 Russian diplomats

Mar 27, 2018
Standing in solidarity with the United Kingdom, more than 21 nations led by the United States have announced the expulsion of over 100 Russian diplomats. The move follows allegations against Russian President Vladimir Putin’s regime for having a hand in the poisoning of a former Russian spy in the United Kingdom.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 26 March 2018

Mar 26, 2018
Australian captain Steve Smith was handed a one-match suspension and fined 100 percent of his match fee by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after he owned up to a ball-tampering conspiracy in South Africa.

SC seeks centre’s response on pleas challenging practices of polygamy, nikah halala

Mar 26, 2018
The Supreme Court has issued notices to the Union Government and the Law Commission on petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the prevalent practices of polygamy and nikah halala among the Muslim community.

Current Affairs in Short: 26 March 2018

Mar 26, 2018
A self-taught rocket scientist Mike Hughes propelled himself about 1,875 feet into the air in a home-made rocket, before a hard landing in the Mojave Desert, North America.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 26 March 2018

Mar 26, 2018
26 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 topics such as 2018 Abel Prize, ball tampering row and International Energy Agency report among others.

Malaysia proposes 10 years in jail for publishers of fake news

Mar 26, 2018
Under the Anti-Fake News Bill, anyone who publishes fake news could face fines of up to 500000 ringgit (USD 128140), up to 10 years in jail, or both.

National Conference on Down syndrome held in Delhi

Mar 26, 2018
A National Conference on Down Syndrome was organised by the National Trust under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. The main objective of the conference was to provide excellent opportunities to the parents to obtain information about latest development in education and skilling and inclusive living of persons with Down syndrome.

World’s longest sandstone cave 'Krem Puri' discovered in Meghalaya

Mar 26, 2018
With a length of 24,583 metres, Krem Puri cave was discovered back in the year 2016 but its actual length was obtained during the expedition by the Meghalaya Adventurers’ Association (MAA) in 2018.

Ball-tampering row: Australia’s Captain and Vice Captain step down

Mar 26, 2018
Australian captain Steve Smith and Vice-captain David Warner stepped down from their positions after they were found to have a hand in the ball tampering row that came to light during the third day's play against South Africa in the Cape Town Test on March 24.

Canadian Mathematician Robert Langlands wins 2018 Abel Prize for his Grand Unified Theory

Mar 26, 2018
Robert Langlands was awarded for his visionary program connecting representation theory to number theory.

JS Rajput nominated as India’s Representative to UNESCO's Executive Board

Mar 26, 2018
UNESCO acknowledged Professor Rajput’s contributions by selecting him for the Prestigious Jan Amos Comenius Medal for outstanding contributions in research and innovations in the year 2004.

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