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Uttarakhand to ban use of polythene from July 31

Jun 6, 2018
The Uttarakhand Government has decided to completely prohibit the use of polythene or plastic from July 31, 2018. All the polythene vendors in Uttarakhand have been asked to finish the polythene stock before the set deadline.

Government launches ‘Suvidha’- affordable, biodegradable sanitary napkin

Jun 5, 2018
Union Minister Mansukh L Mandaviya has launched the Janaushadhi Suvidha, the oxo-biodegradable sanitary napkin, under the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana in Delhi on June 4. The initiative will make the basic hygiene requirement aid affordable for the underprivileged women.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 4 June 2018

Jun 4, 2018
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is organising ‘Financial Literacy Week’ across the nation from June 4 to June 8, 2018.The week will focus on four consumer protection messages like 'know your liability' for unauthorised electronic banking transaction and good practices for a safe digital banking experience.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 28 May to 2 June 2018

Jun 2, 2018
The Tripura government has set August 15 as the deadline to phase out plastic carry bags completely from the state, as part of the ‘Himalayan Cleanup’ programme. The government urged people to replace their plastic bags with biodegradable ones.

Government launches ‘Online Analytical Tool’ to monitor foreign contributions under FCRA

Jun 2, 2018
The Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh has launched an Online Analytical Tool to facilitate closer monitoring of the flow and utilisation of foreign contributions received by various organisations registered or permitted under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010.

Income Tax Department launches new Benami Transactions Informants Reward Scheme, 2018

Jun 2, 2018
The Tax Department has launched New Benami Transactions Informants Reward Scheme, 2018 to get people’s participation in the Income Tax Department’s efforts to unearth black money and to reduce tax evasion.

Government launches new scheme ‘SevaBhojYojna’

Jun 2, 2018
The union government has launched a new scheme called SevaBhojYojna to benefit charitable religious institutions offering free food to the public. The institutions include temples, gurudwara, mosque, church, dharmik ashram, dargah, math and monasteries that fulfill the government’s criteria list.

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 28 May to 3 June 2018

Jun 2, 2018
28 May to 3 June 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 Indian digital payment system, Green Cricket Project, Prakriti Kheti Khushhaal Kisaan Yojana among others.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 1 June 2018

Jun 1, 2018
1 June 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 National Commission for Women, 2018 Rim of the Pacific and 3D print of human cornea among others.

Current Affairs in Short: 1 June 2018

Jun 1, 2018
In Haryana, each district will now get one-stop centres to facilitate integrated services for women affected by violence. The aim of the centres is to facilitate integrated services for women affected by violence.

Don’t disburse grants to States not registering domestic workers: SC to Center

Jun 1, 2018
The ruling came after the apex court was told that several states have still not complied with its direction of January 11, 2018 in which it had directed the registration of domestic workers, beginning from February 2018.

Denmark Parliament bans wearing of face veils in public

Jun 1, 2018
The ban was supported by the ruling liberal-conservative coalition parties, the far-right People’s Party and the opposition Social Democrats, who believe that face veils are contrary to the Danish values.

Facebook ties-up with National Women Commission to launch digital literacy programme

Jun 1, 2018
As part of the digital literacy programme, awareness training will be conducted for 60000 women in universities across major cities in Haryana, Delhi-NCR, Manipur, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Maharashtra, and Tamil Nadu over a one-year period.

Press Council of India reconstituted

Jun 1, 2018
Parliamentarians nominated to the new body were Meenakshi Lekhi, TG Venkatesh Babu, Prathap Simha, Vinay P Sahasrabuddhe and Swapan Dasgupta.

PM Narendra Modi launches RuPay card, BHIM and SBI apps in Singapore

Jun 1, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched RuPay, BHIM app and UPI by SBI app at the 'Business, Innovation and Community Event' in Singapore. The development is significant, as it would create multi-billion dollar transactions as some five million Indians travel to and transit through Singapore.

Male child victims of sexual abuse to be included in victim compensation fund: Maneka Sanjay Gandhi

May 31, 2018
Maneka Sanjay Gandhi made all these requests in a letter addressed to the Chief Ministers of all States and UTs. The letter also highlighted that POCSO Act is gender neutral and safeguards the interest of not only the girl child but also the male child.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 31 May 2018

May 31, 2018
Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Union Minister of Women and Child Development, on May 30, 2018 urged the States and UTs to issue necessary directions to the concerned departments for including male child victims of sexual abuse in the Victim Compensation Schemes or Funds.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 31 May 2018

May 31, 2018
31 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 World No Tobacco Day, Housing for all-2018 and SCO-Afghanistan Contact Group Meeting among others.

Current Affairs in Short: 31 May 2018

May 31, 2018
Assamese singer Zubeen Garg would be honoured with the 'Hero to Animals Award' from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India for his recent appeal to end animal sacrifice at the Kamakhya Temple in Assam.

Government, World Bank sign agreement worth $500m for PMGSY rural roads project

May 31, 2018
The Union Government has signed a $500 million loan agreement with the World Bank to provide additional financing for the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) Rural Roads Project. The project aims to build 7,000 km of climate resilient roads, out of which 3,500 km will be constructed using green technologies.

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