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Monthly Current Affairs 2018

Victims of child sexual abuse can file complaint at any time, irrespective of present age: WCD Ministry

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The Minister of Women and Child Development, Maneka Gandhi clarified recently that a victim of child sexual abuse can file a complaint at any time irrespective of his or her present age. She further urged the victims to report the cases through POCSO e-Box.

After Uruguay, Canada becomes second country to legalises use of cannabis

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Canada has become the second country after Uruguay to legalise possession and use of recreational cannabis.

RBI approves appointment of Sandeep Bakshi as MD & CEO of ICICI Bank

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Chanda Kochhar had quit the bank on 4 October, six months before her current tenure was about to end. She also resigned from all subsidiaries of the bank, including ICICI Securities where she had sought reappointment as the Chairperson.

International Day for Eradication of Poverty observed globally

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The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty was observed across the world on October 17, 2018. The 2018 theme of the day is - coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights and dignity.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 16 October 2018

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16 October 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 Museum on Prime Ministers of India, Allahabad renamed as Prayagraj and air quality warning system in Delhi among others.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 16 October 2018

21 hrs ago
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

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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.

Central Warehouse set up to facilitate distribution of Jan Aushadhi medicines

22 hrs ago
The Union Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilizers, Mansukh Mandaviya has inaugurated the hi-tech Central Warehouse of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana at Bilaspur, Gurugram. The warehouse would facilitate seamless distribution of Jan Aushadhi generic medicines to all PMBJP Kendras functional across the country.

ICFRE signs two MoUs to spread awareness on forests and environment

1 day ago
The Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education has signed two Memorandums of Understanding with Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) and Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS). The agreements were signed to launch ‘Prakriti’ programme that aims to promote environmental awareness among the students.

Union Government launches Award Scheme under 'Saubhagya'

1 day ago
Eight States which have already achieved more than 99 percent household electrification prior to launch of Saubhagya scheme are ineligible for participation under the award scheme. These eight states are Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Goa, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Punjab and Tamil Nadu. All the remaining States and their Discoms are eligible for the award.

UP Cabinet approves changing name of Allahabad to 'Prayagraj'

1 day ago
The Uttar Cabinet has approved the proposal of the state government to rename the city of ‘Allahabad’ as ‘Prayagraj’. The decision has been vehemently opposed by the opposition parties.

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer at 65

1 day ago
Allen stayed on Microsoft’s Board of Directors for several years until 2000 while establishing his own philanthropic foundation, along with his investment firm ‘Vulcan’, which managed his business and philanthropic interests.

Transport Ministry launches youth road safety learners licence programme

1 day ago
The Road Transport and Highways Ministry has launched the youth road safety learners licence programme to help the government achieve its target of reducing road accidents by 50 percent by 2020. Some of the major factors resulting in high road accidents include rash driving, drunken driving and the lack of adequate safety measures.

Government lays foundation stone for Prime Ministers’ Museum at Teen Murti Estate

1 day ago
The proposed Museum will include an orientation space, souvenir shop, space for organising talks and discussions, seminar halls, auditorium, workshop areas, library, documentation room, laboratory and archive areas.

International Day of Rural Women observed globally

1 day ago
The International Day of Rural Women was observed globally with the theme, “Sustainable infrastructure, services and social protection for gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls”.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 15 October 2018

1 day ago
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

1 day ago
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 Current Affairs Quiz: 15 October 2018

1 day ago
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 2018 Asian Para Games, FAO’s Future Policy Gold Award and UNHRC elections among others.

Government launches air quality warning system in Delhi to combat air pollution

1 day ago
The Union Government 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. The system will help combat air pollution in the National Capital by getting information 2-5 days in advance.

Union Government releases Analytical Report of National Health Profile 2018

2 days ago
The National Health Resource Repository is the country’s first ever national healthcare facility registry of authentic, standardised and updated geo-spatial data of all public and private healthcare establishments.

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