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Current Affairs in Short: 24 April 2018

3 hrs ago
The Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), which was created a decade ago to counter US influence in the region, has temporarily lost half its members after six countries suspended their memberships amidst differences over who should lead the group.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 24 April 2018

3 hrs ago
The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) was completely removed from Meghalaya and some areas of Arunachal Pradesh with effect from April 1, 2018.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 23 April 2018

1 day ago
President Ram Nath Kovind has promulgated an ordinance that provides for stringent punishment, including death penalty, for those convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years. The ordinance- Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance 2018 stipulates stringent punishment for those guilty of rape, particularly of girls below the age of 16 and 12 years.

Current Affairs in Short: 23 April 2018

1 day ago
The Reserve Bank of India on April 22, 2018 revised its "Know Your Customer" or the KYC guidelines, following the government's decision to update the 'Prevention of Money Laundering' rules in June 2017.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 16 April to 21 April 2018

3 days ago
Syria has returned to France the prestigious Legion d'honneur presented to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. President Assad was decorated with the highest class of the award, the Grand Croix, in 2001 after he took power following the death of his father.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 20 April 2018

Apr 20, 2018
Swaziland’s King Mswati III, Africa’s last absolute monarch, on April 19, 2018 officially changed the name of his country to the ‘Kingdom of eSwatini’.

Current Affairs in Short: 20 April 2018

Apr 20, 2018
With public debt currently at historic highs in advanced and emerging market economies, the IMF has advised countries to avoid policies that increase economic fluctuations. The global debt reached a record high in 2016 at USD 164 trillion, or almost 225 per cent of GDP.

Current Affairs in Short: 19 April 2018

Apr 19, 2018
Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Minister of State for Human Resource Development Satya Pal Singh jointly launched the Study in India programme of HRD Ministry by launching the ‘Study in India’ portal.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 19 April 2018

Apr 19, 2018
The Union Government has formed a new integrated institutional mechanism, Defence Planning Committee (DPC) to reform the process of higher defence planning. The committee is expected to drive the country’s military and national security strategy, draft capability development plans and guide and accelerate defence equipment acquisitions.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 18 April 2018

Apr 18, 2018
The Supreme Court of India on April 16, 2018 struck down the order of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) that had declared the Amarnath cave shrine as a ‘silence zone’ and prohibited religious offerings such as chanting of hymns and ringing bells beyond the entry point.

Current Affairs in Short: 18 April 2018

Apr 18, 2018
The United States has notified Pakistan that the diplomats at their embassy in Washington and at consulates in other cities would not be able to travel beyond 40 kilometres of their offices without permission from May 1.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 17 April 2018

Apr 17, 2018
Indian tennis star Yuki Bhambri has broken back into the top-100 of ATP men’s singles ranking for the first time since February 2016. As per the latest ranking, he jumped 22 places to his career-best rank of 83.

Current Affairs in Short: 17 April 2018

Apr 17, 2018
The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) was on April 16, 2018 inducted to the Ayush Ministry's empowered committee with an objective to control misleading advertisements and exaggerated claims of its drugs.

Current Affairs in Short: 16 April 2018

Apr 16, 2018
The Supreme Court has directed the Jammu and Kashmir government to provide security to the family of the eight-year-old Kathua gangrape and murder victim. The apex court also directed the state police to provide adequate security at the observation home where a juvenile accused has been kept.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 16 April 2018

Apr 16, 2018
The 21st Commonwealth Games concluded on April 15, 2018 at Gold Coast, Australia. Legendary boxer Mary Kom was the flagbearer for the Indian delegation at the closing ceremony.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 9 April to 14 April 2018

Apr 14, 2018
The Supreme Court ruled on April 11 that the Chief Justice of India is the ‘first among equals’ and has the constitutional authority to decide allocation of cases and setting up of benches to hear them. The judgment came while dismissing a PIL seeking framing of guidelines for rational and transparent allocation of cases and constitution of benches to hear them.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 13 April 2018

Apr 13, 2018
The Day 9 of Commonwealth Games kick started with the Indian shooters adding two gold and one silver to India’s total medal tally. While, 15-year-old Anish Bhanwala became India's youngest gold medalist in the 25m Rapid Fire final, in the women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions final, Indian shooters Tejaswini Sawant and Anjum Moudgil came out at the top by winning gold and silver medals respectively.

Current Affairs in Short: 13 April 2018

Apr 13, 2018
The Board of Directors of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) on April 12, 2018 approved USD 140 Million loan to improve rural connectivity in India.

Current Affairs in Short: 12 April 2018

Apr 12, 2018
Indian ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth became World number 1 in men’s singles category after Badminton World Federation updated its weekly rankings on April 12. Srikanth has now become the first Indian male shuttler to achieve the feat in modern ranking system.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 12 April 2018

Apr 12, 2018
The Day 8 of Commonwealth Games 2018 saw wrestling legends Sushil Kumar and Rahul Aware clinching gold medals, while Babita Kumari opened India’s wrestling account at the games with silver in women's freestyle 53 kg and Kiran won bronze in women’s freestyle 76 kg event.

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