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Current Affairs in Short: 23 October 2018

6 hrs ago
The Supreme Court referred a plea seeking collegium-like selection process the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and Election Commissioners (ECs) to a 5-judge Constitution Bench. A Bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and SK Kaul considered submissions raised by lawyer Prashant Bhushan and said the issue of appointment of CEC and ECs will be taken up by a larger Constitution Bench.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 23 October 2018

6 hrs ago
During the 2014 General Elections, the BJP had promised to grant citizenship to Hindus persecuted in the neighbouring countries. In its election manifesto, the BJP had promised to welcome Hindu refugees and give shelter to them.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 22 October 2018

1 day ago
Union Health Minister JP Nadda on October 21, 2018 announced that nearly a month after the roll out of the health insurance scheme ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY)’ (Ayushman Bharat), one lakh people have availed of the ambitious programme.

Current Affairs in Short: 22 October 2018

1 day ago
The Supreme Court said that it would be deciding the date for hearing the petitions seeking review of its Sabarimala verdict allowing entry of women of all age groups into the temple tomorrow, October 23.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 15 October to 20 October 2018

3 days ago
Union Minister of State for External Affairs, MJ Akbar resigned from his post on October 17, 2018 over sexual harassment charges levelled against him by several women journalists in the wake of #MeToo movement.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 18 October 2018

Oct 18, 2018
Union Minister of State for External Affairs, MJ Akbar resigned from his post on October 17, 2018 over sexual harassment charges levelled against him by several women journalists in the wake of #MeToo movement.

Current Affairs in Short: 18 October 2018

Oct 18, 2018
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) released operational guidelines to facilitate payments among prepaid instruments (PPI) such as mobile wallets. The guidelines elaborate on requirements for achieving inter-operability for mobile wallets and cards, and norms for customer protection and grievance redressal.

Current Affairs in Short: 17 October 2018

Oct 17, 2018
The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) analysed top 100 Bank Frauds till 2017 in which it identified loop holes and suggests systemic improvements. The Vigilance Commissioner Dr T M Bhasin said, the study was done in 13 sectors comprising Gems and Jewellery, Manufacturing, Agro sector, Aviation, Service Sector, Trading sector, IT Sector, Exports sector, Fixed deposits and Demand Loan.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 17 October 2018

Oct 17, 2018
WCD Minister Maneka Gandhi clarified recently that victims of child sexual abuse can file a complaint at any time irrespective of their present age. The Minister noted that often, children are unable to report such crimes as the perpetrator in most cases is either a family member or a closely known person.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 16 October 2018

Oct 16, 2018
Private sector lender ICICI Bank on October 16, 2018 announced that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) approved the appointment of Sandeep Bakshi as the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ICICI Bank for three years.

Current Affairs in Short: 16 October 2018

Oct 16, 2018
The United Nations has observed that at least three million Afghans are in urgent need of food and could face famine if they do not get help. A dry spell mainly across northern and western Afghanistan has devastated crops, livestock and water supplies, forcing hundreds of thousands of people from their homes.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 15 October 2018

Oct 15, 2018
The Union Environment Minister Harshvardhan has unveiled an air quality early warning system for the Delhi region. The system has been designed with the help of American and Finnish models to predict extreme air pollution levels.

Current Affairs in Short: 15 October 2018

Oct 15, 2018
India remembered former President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam on his birth anniversary on October 15, 2018. Kalam is known as the Missile Man of India.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 8 October to 13 October 2018

Oct 13, 2018
As the #MeToo movement gets bigger in India, the National Commission for Women (NCW) has urged the victims of sexual abuse to register their written complaints with authorities concerned. The commission has noticed that in many such cases of sexual harassment, the victims do not want to go beyond naming and shaming the alleged offenders and lodge a formal complaint.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 12 October 2018

Oct 12, 2018
As per the 2018 Global Hunger Index (GHI), published on October 10, 2018, the level of hunger and undernutrition worldwide fell to 20.9, down from 29.2 in the year 2000. India was ranked 103rd out of 119 qualifying countries.

Current Affairs in Short: 12 October 2018

Oct 12, 2018
The Union Government has approved a special package for employment generation in the leather and footwear sector. The government has approved four projects worth over Rs 105 crore to promote the leather industry in Tamil Nadu.

Current Affairs in Short: 11 October 2018

Oct 11, 2018
Two people have been killed in Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam as cyclone Titli uprooted trees and electric poles and damaged hutments in the region and in Odisha's Ganjam and Gajapati districts after making landfall on October 11, 2018.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 11 October 2018

Oct 11, 2018
Senior Advocate Tushar Mehta has been appointed as the Solicitor General of India with effect from the date of assumption of charge of the office for a period till June 30, 2020 or until further orders.

Current Affairs in Short: 10 October 2018

Oct 10, 2018
The Supreme Court of India has refused to go into the price and other technical specifications of the Rafael deal. It also refused to issue notice to the government in the matter. It has asked the central government to provide the details of the decision-making process only in a sealed cover.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 10 October 2018

Oct 10, 2018
Indian-American Nikki Haley on October 9, 2018 resigned as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations. President Donald Trump made the formal announcement of her resignation and applauded her work.

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