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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 29 May 2018

May 29, 2018
29 May 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 Sterlite Copper Plant, new CFO of RBI and Swachh Bharat Mission among others.

India, World Bank sign USD 21.7 million loan agreement for Rajasthan Project

May 29, 2018
The project will be implemented at a total cost of around USD 31 million, of which USD 21.7 million will be financed by the World Bank, and the remaining amount will be funded-out of the State Budget.

Explained: Shut down of Sterlite Copper plant

May 29, 2018
The Tamil Nadu government has ordered for the permanent closure of the controversial Sterlite Copper factory in Tuticorin, which was the centre of violent protests last week that led to the killing of 13 people and left around 100 wounded.

Now, IRCTC will predict your waitlisted tickets will get confirmed or not

May 29, 2018
According to the new feature of wait-list prediction, one can predict the chances of a wait-listed or a RAC ticket getting confirmed on the basis of booking trends.

International Day of UN Peacekeepers 2018 observed globally

May 29, 2018
This year, the United Nations celebrated the 70th anniversary of UN peacekeeping. The first UN peacekeeping mission was established on 29 May 1948, when the UN Security Council deployed a small number of UN military observers to the Middle East.....

Indians travel more in airplanes than AC trains: Government

May 29, 2018
The number of Indians travelling in airplanes is more than those travelling in AC coaches of trains, revealed a document by the Union Government, on the occasion of its fourth anniversary.

EU's new data protection rules come into effect

May 29, 2018
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was brought into full effect on May 25. The GDPR will set a higher bar for obtaining personal data on the internet, higher than ever seen before.

China officially sets civilisation age at 5800 years

May 28, 2018
Scholars explained that the first signs of civilisation emerged in areas around the Yellow, Yangtze and Western Liao rivers. Other parts of China developed equally advanced cultures some 5300 years ago.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 28 April 2018

May 28, 2018
28 May 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 NATO's first Latin American ‘global partner’, Women Safety Division under MHA and first female Prime Minister of Barbados among others.

Current Affairs in Short: 28 May 2018

May 28, 2018
The state government of Himachal Pradesh has decided to promote organic farming in a big way and plans to adopt an integrated approach for promoting organic and zero budget natural farming system.

Ireland ends abortion ban as 'quiet revolution' transforms country

May 28, 2018
In a referendum, more than 66 percent of Irish voters chose to repeal the Eighth Amendment, which states that an unborn child has the same right to life as a pregnant woman. Moreover, it does not permit abortion in cases of rape, incest or fetal abnormalities.

Colombia to be NATO's first Latin American ‘global partner’

May 28, 2018
Colombia would be formally joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) next week. With the move, Colombia will become the first Latin American nation to be a part of the alliance.

Hamburg to host 2018 Global Wind Summit

May 28, 2018
The summit combines two conferences ‘WindEnergy Hamburg’ and ‘WindEurope’. Over 1400 exhibitors will gather for WindEnergy Hamburg, the world’s leading wind energy expo.

US delegation is in North Korea to arrange Singapore Summit: Donald Trump

May 28, 2018
The decision to cancel the summit took place after the United States witnessed the repeated use of sharp words from the North Korean government about the American officials.

BCCI, UN Environment sign agreement to promote ‘green' Cricket in India

May 28, 2018
The BCCI and United Nations Environment have signed an agreement to promote 'green cricket' in India. The partnership will focus on phasing out single-use plastic across stadiums in the country.

India launches its second IT corridor in China

May 28, 2018
India has launched its second IT corridor in China to benefit from the nation’s growing software market. The corridor is expected to provide the much-needed big opening for Indian IT firms to enter the Chinese software market.

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 21 May to 27 May 2018

May 27, 2018
21 May to 27 May 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 2018 Nikkei Asia Prize, Swachh Survekshan-2018 and first female director of CIA among others.

Inter-State Council Standing Committee completes deliberations on Punchhi Commission report

May 27, 2018
The Government of India constituted a Commission on Centre-State Relations under the Chairmanship of Justice Madan Mohan Punchhi, former Chief Justice of India on April 27, 2007.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 21 May to 26 May 2018

May 26, 2018
Recently, the state Health Department has confirmed Nipah virus (NiV) infection for the first time in Kerala with the blood and body fluid samples of two persons who died of viral fever in the past fortnight in Kozhikode district indicating the presence of the zoonotic disease.

Singchung Bugun Village Community Reserve wins National Biodiversity Award

May 26, 2018
The Singchung Bugun Village Community Reserve partnered with the Forest Department in 2016 to protect and conserve the 17sq km area of the Reserve adjoining the Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary in West Kameng District of Arunachal Pradesh.

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