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NASA set to launch 'InSight' mission to study Mars’ deep interior

May 2, 2018
The InSight Mission will give hints of how rocky bodies form including Earth, its moon and also about planets of other solar systems.

Delhi becomes first city to roll-out BS-VI fuel

Apr 2, 2018
Other cities like Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurugram, Faridabad, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Pune will also switch over to cleaner BS-VI grade fuel from January 1, 2019.

India replaces Vietnam to become world’s second largest mobile phone producer

Apr 2, 2018
India has replaced Vietnam to become the second-largest producer of mobile phones in the world, only after China. According to data shared by ICA, India accounted for 11 per cent of global mobile production in 2017 compared to 3 per cent in 2014.

West Bengal introduces 'Rupashree scheme’ for marriage of poor girls

Apr 2, 2018
The state government of West Bengal has introduced a new scheme called ‘Rupashree’ in order to provide marriage assistance to girls coming from economically weaker families with a budgetary allocation of Rs 1500 crore.

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 26 March to 1 April 2018

Apr 1, 2018
26 March to 1 April 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 new acting Chairperson of NGT, Gallantry awards and International Solar Alliance agreement among others.

China's out-of-control space station to soon crash into Earth

Apr 1, 2018
China's out-of-control space station, Tiangong-1, is scheduled to re-enter Earth between March 31 and April 1. According to experts, most parts of the spaceship will burn up on re-entry into the earth’s atmosphere and hence, there is a very low risk of any part hitting a populated area.

India's antibiotic usage touching alarming levels: Study

Apr 1, 2018
A recent study suggests that India has witnessed the highest increase in antibiotic consumption among Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) between 2000 and 2015. According to medical experts, if this continues to progress, no antibiotics will be left even for the most simple infections by 2030.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 26 March to 31 March 2018

Mar 31, 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 on March 27.

Zimbabwe Cricket sacks skipper Graeme Cremer, all coaching staff

Mar 31, 2018
Zimbabwe Cricket has fired the captain of its cricket team, Graeme Cremer along with the entire coaching staff following the team’s shocking elimination during the ICC World Cup qualifier. The team lost their ICC World Cup qualifier by just three runs to the United Arab Emirates on March 22.

Scientists discover a new organ 'Interstitium' in the human body

Mar 31, 2018
Once confirmed as an organ, interstitium will take skin’s place as the largest organ in the human body.

Tripura to set up crime branch of state police

Mar 31, 2018
The Tripura government has decided to set up a well-equipped crime branch under the state police to deal with unlawful activities in the state such as drug and narcotics peddling. The main aim behind the move is to restore normalcy in the society.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 30 March 2018

Mar 30, 2018
Scheduled to be launched on May 5, 2018, NASA’s Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) will be the first-ever mission dedicated to study the heart of Mars.

Current Affairs in Short: 30 March 2018

Mar 30, 2018
The Railway Ministry has announced that it would be recruiting 20,000 more people, in addition to filling up 90,000 vacancies announced earlier. The available vacancies have now been increased to 1,10,000 from previously 90,000.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 30 March 2018

Mar 30, 2018
30 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 GSAT-6A satellite, President of Myanmar and resignation of Australia’s head coach Darren Lehmann among others.

Scientists develop sun shield to protect Great Barrier Reef

Mar 30, 2018
The Great Barrier Reef of Australia has been experiencing significant spells of coral bleaching due to warming sea temperatures linked to climate change.

US issues work permits to spouses of H-1B visa holders, 90 percent of whom are Indians

Mar 30, 2018
The United States of America has issued employment authorisation documents or work permits to spouses of more than 71,000 H-1B visa holders, among whom 90 per cent were reported to be Indians. The spouses or dependents of H-1B visa holders gain entry into the United States on H-4 visas.

Assam launches toll-free helpline for women

Mar 30, 2018
The state government of Assam has launched a women's toll-free helpline called 181-Sakhi to tackle the recent surge in crime in the state. The service is presently being launched for one shift and will be open from 9 am to 5 pm.

Darren Lehmann announces his resignation as Australia’s coach

Mar 30, 2018
Australia’s head coach Darren Lehmann has announced his resignation from the position and said that Australia’s fourth and final Test in South Africa would be his last match. The former cricketer made the announcement during the pre-match press conference ahead of the fourth test that is scheduled to begin on March 30.

India successfully launches GSAT-6A Communication Satellite

Mar 30, 2018
The GSLV rocket successfully placed the satellite in a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) and from GTO, the satellite will be taken up to its final geostationary orbit by three orbit raising manoeuvres.

Current Affairs in Short: 29 March 2018

Mar 29, 2018
Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai returned to Pakistan on March 29, in her first visit to her native country since she was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman six years ago for advocating education for girls. Yousafzai is widely respected internationally for her bravery and activism.

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