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Current Affairs One Liners of the day: 15 January 2018

3 days ago
15 January 2018: The one liner of 15 January covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liners cover important happenings like: • International Workshop on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure. • Re-imposition of ban on women buying alcohol. • Death of former Union Minister Raghunath Jha.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 15 January 2018

3 days ago
15 January 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 like renaming of historic war memorial after Israeli city, signing of MoUs between India and Israel and new Aadhaar authentication means among others.

India, Israel sign 9 MoUs for cooperation in cyber security, space, oil & gas sector

3 days ago
India signed 9 Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with Israel during the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to India. Netanyahu is the first Israeli Prime Minister to visit India in the span of the last 15 years and the second one overall. The only other Israeli Prime Minister to visit India was Ariel Sharon in 2003.

UIDAI to introduce face recognition for Aadhaar authentication

3 days ago
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDA) has introduced face authentication as an additional means of Aadhaar authentication along with fingerprint and iris scan. The move will enable easy authentication for those individuals who face difficulties in other biometric authentication such as fingerprint and iris scan.

Historic War memorial Teen Murti Chowk renamed after Israeli city Haifa

3 days ago
The Teen Murti Chowk in central Delhi was formally renamed as Teen Murti-Haifa, after Israeli city Haifa in a solemn ceremony attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu.

WEF ranks India 30th on global manufacturing index; Japan tops list

3 days ago
Among BRICS nations, Russia is ranked 35th, Brazil 41st and South Africa at 45th place. India has been placed in the 'Legacy' group along with Hungary, Mexico, Philippines, Russia, Thailand and Turkey, among others. China figures among 'leading countries', while Brazil and South Africa are in nascent ones.

7th edition of Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav begins in Karnataka

3 days ago
The seventh edition of the Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav, under the Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat programme, has begun in Bengaluru, Karnataka. The Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat programme was launched in 2017 to promote engagement among the people of different states to enhance mutual understanding and bonding.

Nepal to get internet connection from China ending India’s monopoly

3 days ago
The Nepal Telecom teamed up with the China Telecom Global (CTG) to provide alternate cyber-connectivity to Nepal. China Telecom Global (CTG) is a Hong Kong and Beijing based company formed in 2012. Nepal was fully dependent on Indian telecom companies like Tata Communications and Bharati Airtel for internet services using optical fiber connections through Biratnagar, Bhairahawa and Birgunj.

India, UK sign MoU on illegal migrants' return

3 days ago
India signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with the United Kingdom on 11 January 2018 for the return of Indians, who have been residing in Britain as illegal migrants, and sharing of criminal records and intelligence.

Morning Current Affairs: 15 January 2017

3 days ago
The 70th Army Day was observed across the nation on 14 January 2018. The day is celebrated annually to commemorate the day when General KM Carriappa took over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Armed Forces post Independence.

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 8 January to 14 January 2018

Jan 14, 2018
8 January to 14 January 2018: JagranJosh weekly quizzes will help you revise for competitive exams at an ease, as it hosts the most important occurrences of the week. The quizzes in this week’s segment cover topics including 75th Golden Globe Award, Cartosat-2 satellite launched and Khelo India logo among others.

Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 7 January to 13 January 2018

Jan 13, 2018
The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 7 January to 13 January 2018. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include National Youth Festival, top borrower from AIIB in 2017 and launch of Cartosat-2 among others.

China launches two navigation satellites into space

Jan 13, 2018
China successfully launched two BeiDou-3 satellites to provide navigation and positioning services to countries along the Belt and Road initiative (BRI) by the end of 2018. The BDS is being built as rival to US Global Positioning System (GPS). It consists of two separate satellite constellations; a limited test system that has been operating since 2000, and a full-scale global navigation system that is currently under construction. The March-3B carrier rocket took off from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the south western province of Sichuan.

Reliance Jio plans to launch its own cryptocurrency 'JioCoin'

Jan 13, 2018
Reliance Jio also aspires to get into Internet of Things (IoT). IoT is a network of devices such as smartphones, wearable devices, home appliances and vehicles that are connected to the internet, which enables these objects to connect and exchange data.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 12 January 2018

Jan 12, 2018
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 12 January 2018 launched 31 satellites along with Cartosat-2 satellite on its 44.4-metre tall Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C40) rocket. The polar rocket was launched from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

Current Affairs One Liners of the day: 12 January 2018

Jan 12, 2018
12 January 2018: The one liner of 12 January covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liners cover important happenings like National Youth Festival, top borrower from AIIB in 2017 and launch of Cartosat-2 among others.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 12 January 2018

Jan 12, 2018
12 January 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 155th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, ISRO Launched 31 satellites and national youth festival among others.

Election Commission constitutes Umesh Sinha Committee to suggest changes to RP Act, 1951

Jan 12, 2018
• It will study the impact of new media and social media during the “silence period”, the 48 hours period prior to elections and its implication in view of Section 126 of the RP Act.• After a thorough study, it will suggest modifications to the election law and model code of conduct.

ISRO launches 31 satellites along with Cartosat-2

Jan 12, 2018
The 320-tonne rocket will place the satellites one-by-one and deploy them into the earth's lower orbit. The entire lift-off process along with the process of placing the satellites in two orbits will take the satellite 2 hours and 21 minutes. It will be the longest flight time of the PSLV C40.

Indu Malhotra, first woman lawyer to be directly promoted as Supreme Court judge

Jan 12, 2018
The senior advocate Indu Malhotra has been recommended as a judge of the Supreme Court by the collegium of Supreme Court. Indu Malhotra would become the first woman lawyer to be directly appointed as a judge of the highest court. Indu Malhotra will be the 7th woman judge since independence to make it to the Supreme Court. At present, Justice R Banumathi is the lone woman judge in the apex court.

Railway Ministry launches SFOORTI Application

Jan 12, 2018
A Geographic Information System (GIS) based monitoring and management tool has been designed and developed in CRIS which provides layered views of freight trains on Indian Railways network to plan the traffic flows and optimize freight operations.

Morning Current Affairs: 12 January 2018

Jan 12, 2018
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch 31 satellite in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh today. It will be the first space mission of India in 2018. Among these 31 satellites, three will be of India and 28 of six other countries. These satellites will be launched onboard the PSLV-C40 rocket.

Current Affairs in Short: 11 January 2018

Jan 11, 2018
US travel advisory puts India at level 2: India has been ranked Level 2 (exercise increased caution), while Pakistan has been placed in Level 3 (reconsider travel). Level 1 advises travellers to exercise normal precaution, while Level 4, which has countries like Afghanistan, recommends "Do Not Travel". Railway launches SFOORTI App: In a major digital initiative to help plan the traffic flows and optimize freight operations, Ministry of Railways have launched Smart Freight Operation Optimisation & Real Time Information (SFOORTI) App for Freight Managers which provides features for monitoring and managing freight business using Geographic Information System (GIS) Views and Dashboard.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 11 January 2018

Jan 11, 2018
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 11 January 2018 began the 28-hour countdown to launch 31 satellite in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. It will be the first space mission of India in 2018. Among these 31 satellites, three will be of India and 28 of six other countries. These satellites will be launched onboard the PSLV-C40 rocket.

Current Affairs One Liners of the day: 11 January 2018

Jan 11, 2018
11 January 2018: The one liner of 11 January covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liners cover important happenings like creator of iconic Old Munk rum, World Bank recently projected India’s growth rate of 2018 and first Indian to win an international medal in skiing among others.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 11 January 2018

Jan 11, 2018
11 January 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 creator of iconic Old Munk rum, World Bank recently projected India’s growth rate of 2018 and first Indian to win an international medal in skiing among others.

India begins countdown to launch 31 satellites

Jan 11, 2018
The total weight of all 31 satellites is 1323 kg. The entire launch of satellites is expected to happen over a period of 2 hours and 21 seconds. The 28 international customer satellites will be launched as part of the commercial arrangements between ISRO and its commercial arm 'Antrix Corporation Ltd'.

UIDAI introduces Virtual ID, limited KYC to address privacy concerns

Jan 11, 2018
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), in order to address privacy concerns, introduced a new concept of Virtual ID which Aadhaar-card holder can generate from its website and give for various purposes, wherever Aadhaar number is necessary to provide. The UIDAI has also introduced the concept of limited KYC under which it will only provide need-based or limited details of a user to an authorised agency that is providing a particular service.

Union Cabinet approves MoU between India and Canada for cooperation in Science & Technology

Jan 11, 2018
• India-Canada Centre for Innovative Multidisciplinary Partnership to Accelerate Community Transformation and Sustainability (IC-IMPACTS) programme will be supported to promote India-Canada multidisciplinary research partnerships.• The R&D projects will be aimed at accelerating social transformation by providing solutions through application of science and technology.

Harjinder Singh appointed as Chef de Mission for 23rd Winter Olympic Games

Jan 11, 2018
The 2018 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIII Olympic Winter Games is scheduled to take place from 9 to 25 February 2018 in Pyeongchang County, South Korea. Pyeongchang won its bid on the first round of voting, receiving more votes than both Munich & Germany and Annecy & France combined.

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