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Monthly Current Affairs 2017-18

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 12 March to 18 March 2018

17 hrs ago
12 March to 18 March 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 new Civil Aviation Minister, International Kochon Prize 2017 and SIPRI report among others.

Singapore, Paris are world’s costliest cities; Chennai, Bangalore among cheapest

18 hrs ago
No North American city was ranked among the ten most expensive cities. The two top-ranked US cities New York and Los Angeles fell back this year to the 13th and 14th position respectively from their ninth and 11th position last year.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 12 March to 17 March 2018

1 day ago
Global Human Rights body Amnesty India has launched 'Halt the Hate' website to track alleged hate crimes in India against marginalised people such as the Dalits, Adivasis, religious minority groups and transgenders.

India, ADB sign $120 million loan to improve rail infrastructure

1 day ago
The Union Government has signed a $120 million loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank for completion of works for double-tracking and electrification of railway tracks along high-density corridors to improve operational efficiency of Indian railways.

NITI Aayog to release SATH-E project roadmaps

1 day ago
NITI Aayog would be releasing comprehensive roadmaps and detailed timelines for its initiative ‘Sustainable Action for Transforming Human Capital in Education (SATH-E)’ project in New Delhi.

India’s first cloned Assamese buffalo born

1 day ago
Assamese buffaloes are found only in the North-Eastern part of the country and they are used mainly for agricultural work.

Current Affairs in Short: 16 March 2018

2 days ago
Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico officially resigned, less than three weeks after the murder of an investigative reporter Kuciak and his fiancee Kusnirova.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 16 March 2018

2 days ago
The state assembly of Haryana has passed the Criminal Law (Haryana Amendment) Bill, 2018 proposing death penalty or rigorous imprisonment of not less than 14 years for rape or gang rape of girls below the age of 12 years.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 16 March 2018

2 days ago
16 March 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 topics such as latest report by World Bank, Newton-Bhabha Fund and Indian Science Congress among others.

Philippines formally withdraws from International Criminal Court

2 days ago
The withdrawal came a month after ICC announced an investigation into thousands of extrajudicial killings that occurred under President Duterte's campaign against illegal drugs.

Google launches Google assistance in Hindi

2 days ago
Google has announced the launch of Google Assistant in Hindi. The launch came days after Actions on Google received support for Hindi and 15 other international languages including Thai, Indonesia, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and Dutch.

Railway introduces innovative analytical approach to enhance productivity

2 days ago
A mathematical formula based software will be used to increase the productivity of locomotives and revenue.

NASA Twins Study confirms change in Astronaut's DNA by time spent in Space

2 days ago
Scientists measured Scott's Metabolites which are necessary for maintaining life, Cytokines that are secreted by immune system cells and Proteins to track physical changes in him.

Qatar donates $50 million to UN Relief agency for Palestinians

2 days ago
Qatar has announced a $50 million donation to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees. The move comes after the announcement from the United States in January 2018 that it would be withholding aid worth $65m from the UN relief agency for Palestinians.

India ranks 78th on WEF Energy Transition Index 2018

2 days ago
The report's Energy Transition Index ranked India at the 78th position. The Index was topped by Sweden.

Haryana Assembly passes bill proposing death penalty in rape of girls below 12 years

2 days ago
The state assembly of Haryana has passed a bill proposing death penalty or rigorous imprisonment of not less than 14 years for rape or gang rape of girls below the age of 12 years. The maximum punishment of 14 years may be extended to life imprisonment, depending on the gravity of the case.

Railway Group D Mock Questions & Model Paper: Daily Current Affairs Practice Set

2 days ago
To help the aspiring students, Jagranjosh has prepared the RRB Group D-2018 model question paper for Current Affairs/General Awareness seeing the huge demand from students. It will be uploaded daily and you can Free Download RRB Group D-2018 Previous Papers Pdf from here.

US challenges India's export subsidy programmes at WTO

3 days ago
As per US trade representative, export subsidy programmes harm American workers by creating an uneven playing field on which they must compete.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 15 March 2018

3 days ago
Oklahoma on March 14, 2018 announced its plans to use Nitrogen Gas for executions. Oklahoma will be the first US State to use Nitrogen Gas for executions once it resumes using the death penalty.

Current Affairs in Short: 15 March 2018

3 days ago
India and Madagascar have signed an umbrella agreement in the field of defence. Under the agreement, both the countries will explore various ways of co-operation in the field of defence.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 15 March 2018

3 days ago
15 March 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 International Pi day, President of Nepal and India and Madagascar relations among others.

World Happiness Index 2018: Finland tops, India ranked 133rd

3 days ago
Land of skiing, saunas and Santa Claus, Finland emerged as the happiest place to live in, as per World Happiness Index 2018.

Oklahoma to become first US State to use Nitrogen Gas for executions

3 days ago
Oklahoma used to be one of the busiest death chambers in the United States. However, it has not carried out executions since 2015 following a series of mishaps.

World Consumer Rights Day 2018 observed globally

3 days ago
This year, the Day calls for access to secure internet for all. The Day also encourages action against scams and fraud and better consumer protection online.

Pune ranked first in ASICS urban governance survey, Bengaluru at bottom

3 days ago
The fifth edition of the survey mainly evaluated 23 major Indian cities based on 89 objective parameters developed using the City-Systems framework and compared them with benchmark cities of London, New York and Johannesburg.

NCRB launches ‘Citizen Services’ mobile app

3 days ago
The National Crime Records Bureau has launched a mobile app called ‘Citizen Services’ to offer various essential police related services to the citizens. The services aim to provide a smooth interface between the citizens and the police.

Top Cabinet Approvals: 15 March 2018

3 days ago
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between India and Iran for cooperation in the field of Traditional Systems of Medicine.

WHO-SEARO Member Countries adopt 'Delhi End TB Summit Statement of Action'

3 days ago
The TB free India Campaign will take the activities under the National Strategic Plan for TB elimination forward in a mission mode.

HRD Ministry to set up 'Innovation Cell'

3 days ago
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar has announced the setting up of an ‘Innovation Cell’ within the HRD Ministry. The cell will be headed by a scientist and will comprise a senior ministry official along with young professionals, who will bring to the table new ideas in promoting innovation.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 14 March 2018

Mar 14, 2018
Renowned physicist and modern cosmology patron, Stephen Hawking, passed away on March 14, 2018 at his home in Cambridge. He was 76. His most notable work has been on the basic laws which govern the universe - including theories about the Big Bang and black holes.

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