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Ramesh Powar appointed head coach of women’s cricket team

4 hrs ago
Former India spinner Ramesh Powar has been appointed as the head coach of the Indian women's national cricket team till the ICC World T20, which is scheduled to be held in November 2018. Power has now been handed over full-time duties as head coach till November 30.

India celebrates 72nd Independence Day

5 hrs ago
The Day witnessed the unfurling of the National flag at Red Fort in Delhi by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. On the eve of 72nd Independence Day, President Ram Nath Kovind addressed the nation and called for creative thinking in governance that enables fast-track development and ensures social harmony.

NITI Aayog launches ‘Pitch to MOVE’ for startups

20 hrs ago
NITI Aayog has launched ‘Pitch to MOVE’, a mobility pitch competition that aims to provide budding entrepreneurs of India with a unique opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a distinguished jury. The competition would enable startups working in the various fields of mobility to pitch their ideas to industry leaders and venture capitalists for raising investments.

Current Affairs in Short: 14 August 2018

21 hrs ago
Ministry of AYUSH has introduced new Central Sector scheme for promoting pharmacovigilance of Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathy (ASU&H) Drugs.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 14 August 2018

21 hrs ago
The Union Government has dismissed Usha Ananthasubramanian, former CEO/ MD of Allahabad Bank and scam hit Punjab National Bank, from service. She was dismissed from service on the day when she was supposed to superannuate.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 14 August 2018

21 hrs 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 Shaheed Saman Diwas, Station Cleanliness report and Space Force among others.

Uttarakhand High Court declares itself legal guardian of cows in state

22 hrs ago
Cases shall be registered against the owners of any cattle which are found on the streets under sections 289, 428 and 429 of the IPC as well as various provisions of the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals Act, 1960 and section 7 of the Uttarakhand Protection of Cow Progeny Act, 2007.

Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Das Tandon passes away

22 hrs ago
During his long political career, he has served on various posts, including as Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab in the Justice (retd) Gurnam Singh-led Cabinet in 1969-70.

Government dismisses Allahabad Bank CEO Usha Ananthasubramanian from service

23 hrs ago
The Union Government has dismissed Usha Ananthasubramanian, former CEO/ MD of Allahabad Bank and scam hit Punjab National Bank (PNB), from service. The bank had earlier divested Ananthasubramanian of all her powers as MD three months back, after she was named in the CBI charge-sheet in the Rs 14,000 crore PNB fraud case.

Private companies need to disclose compliance under Sexual Harassment at Workplace Act: Government

1 day ago
The inclusion of the compliance under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act in the non-financial disclosures will ensure that the issues regarding sexual harassment get into the focus into Board of Directors of the companies.

IRDAI constitutes working group to review norms for insurance surveyors

1 day ago
The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) on August 13, 2018 constituted a working group to update the norms for insurance surveyors. The working group, which will comprise 7 members, has been formed to address areas pertaining to licensing, renewal and IIISLA membership.

Shaheed Saman Diwas to be observed in Madhya Pradesh

1 day ago
The state government of Madhya Pradesh has taken the decision to observe Shaheed Saman Diwas to honour families of martyrs of Madhya Pradesh origin. The schools and government buildings located in the native village of a martyr, where he was born or his family is residing currently, will be named after him.

Railways Ministry releases Report on Station Cleanliness; ranks Jodhpur as cleanest railway station

1 day ago
On the lines of PM Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Indian Railways too has been prioritising cleanliness, punctuality and catering services for the passengers. In past 4 years, ‘Swachh Rail Swachh Bharat Campaign’ has witnessed tremendous improvement in terms of cleanliness.

Ease of Living Index 2018 released: Pune tops; Delhi at 65

1 day ago
The Ease of Living Index is an initiative of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs to help cities assess their liveability in relation to global and national benchmarks and encourage cities to move towards an ‘outcome-based’ approach to urban planning and management.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 13 August 2018

1 day ago
13 August 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 setting up of water aerodromes, Somnath Chatterjee death and Parker Solar Probe among others.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 13 August 2018

1 day ago
Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu on August 11, 2018 approved a proposal for setting up water aerodromes in the country.The approval comes after the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issued regulations in June 2018, prescribing procedures and requirement for licensing of water aerodromes.

Current Affairs in Short: 13 August 2018

1 day ago
India's second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 will now be launched in the January-March window in 2019 instead of later in 2018. The main reason for postponing the launch is a change in design, which will enable the spacecraft to land on the lunar surface.

Justice Manjula Chellur appointed Chairperson of Appellate Tribunal for Electricity

1 day ago
Former Chief Justice of Bombay High Court, Justice Manjula Chellur has been appointed as the Chairperson of the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity. She has been appointed for a period of 3 years or until further orders, whichever is earlier.

Civil Aviation Ministry approves proposal for setting up water aerodromes

1 day ago
An entity seeking to set up a water aerodrome has to take approvals from various authorities, including the Ministries of Defence, Home, Environment and Forests, and Shipping.

NASA launches Parker Solar Probe mission to study Sun’s corona

1 day ago
NASA has launched Parker Solar Probe, a historic mission to touch the sun. The car-sized spacecraft will travel directly into the Sun's atmosphere, about four million miles from its surface and more than seven times closer than any spacecraft has come before.

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