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Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 19 March to 25 March 2018

Mar 25, 2018
19 March to 25 March 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 Launch of Ayushman Bharat, Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill and Cambridge Analytica controversy among others.

International day of Remembrance of the victims of Transatlantic Slave Trade 2018 observed globally

Mar 25, 2018
The Day was observed globally with the theme 'Remember Slavery: Triumphs and Struggles for Freedom and Equality'.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 19 March to 24 March 2018

Mar 24, 2018
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch now occupies an area three times the size of France in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii with 79000 tons of plastic debris in the form of 1.8 trillion pieces.

World Tuberculosis Day 2018 observed globally

Mar 24, 2018
The day commemorates the event in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the cause of tuberculosis, the TB bacillus.

Global carbon emissions hit record high in 2017: IEA Report

Mar 24, 2018
The global energy-related carbon emissions rose to a historic high of 32.5 gigatons in 2017, after three years of being flat, due to higher energy demand and the slowing of energy efficiency improvements, according to the latest report by International Energy Agency.

ISRO and BHEL tie-up for the production of Space Grade Lithium-Ion Cells

Mar 24, 2018
The Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) of ISRO at Thiruvananthapuram has successfully developed the technology to produce space grade Li-ion cell and demonstrated the performance of the cell under various testing conditions.

Current Affairs in Short: 23 March 2018

Mar 23, 2018
The Union Government has decided to declare 2018 as 'National Year of Millets to boost the cultivation of millets like ragi and jowar on a mission mode to achieve nutritional security.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 23 March 2018

Mar 23, 2018
As per a new study published in Nature's Scientific Reports, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a collection of marine debris in the North Pacific Ocean, contains up to 16 times more waste than previously thought.

India, China explore possibility of strengthening cooperation in border areas

Mar 23, 2018
India and China exchanged views on ways to improve border management during the meeting of 11th round of the ‘Working Mechanism on Consultation and Coordination for India-China Border Affairs’.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 23 March 2018

Mar 23, 2018
23 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 launch of Ayushman Bharat, first Indian Sign Language Dictionary and National Security Adviser to US President Donald Trump among others.

Great Pacific Garbage Patch is rapidly accumulating plastic: Scientific Reports

Mar 23, 2018
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch was discovered in 1997 by Charles Moore, who had sailed through floating plastic bottles and other debris on his way home to Los Angeles.

Venezuela to eliminate three zeros off currency to counter economic crisis

Mar 23, 2018
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro announced that he would re-value the crisis-wracked country's bolivar currency, cutting three zeroes from current values to combat hyperinflation.

Union Government launches India’s first sign language dictionary

Mar 23, 2018
The Union Government has launched India’s first sign language dictionary. The dictionary has been developed with the aim of removing the communication barriers between the deaf and hearing communities.

Andhra Pradesh Government launches multi-utility vehicle Naipunya Ratham

Mar 23, 2018
The first phase of the Naipunya Ratham launch will cover 13 districts and 28 smart villages in collaboration with Hewlett Packard (HP), Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India and Guide Foundation for Development.

Warship INS Ganga decommissioned

Mar 23, 2018
INS Ganga, an indigenously built frigate of the Indian Navy, was decommissioned in Mumbai on March 22, after over three decades of service. INS Ganga (F22) was a Godavari-class guided-missile frigate of the Indian Navy.

BCCI clears Mohammed Shami of match-fixing allegations

Mar 23, 2018
The Board of Control for Cricket in India has cleared Indian pacer Mohammed Shami's central contract after its Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) freed him of corruption charges levelled by his wife Hasin Jahan. Shami has been given a Grade 'B' annual retainership contract, which will fetch him 3 crore rupees.

CCEA approves 'Integrated Scheme for Development of Silk Industry' for Sericulture Sector

Mar 23, 2018
The Scheme will encourage brand promotion of Indian silk through quality certification by Silk Mark in the domestic market and export market.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 22 March 2018

Mar 22, 2018
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on March 21, 2018 apologised for the data debacle that has dragged the social media giant into a huge controversy and said that he was ready to testify before the Congress.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 22 March 2018

Mar 22, 2018
22 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 Forest Day 2018, Cambridge Analytica controversy and World Water Day among others.

Current Affairs in Short: 22 March 2018

Mar 22, 2018
‘We Are Sikhs’ campaign, a campaign to create awareness of Sikhism and its followers in the United States and fight prejudice has won a top US award for excellence in public relations programming to promote public causes.

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