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Monthly Current Affairs 2017-18

Playing national anthem in cinema halls not mandatory: Supreme Court

Jan 10, 2018
A bench headed by the Chief Justice Dipak Misra accepted the Union Government's affidavit that said a 12-member inter-ministerial committee had been set up to suggest changes in the 1971 Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act.

Morning Current Affairs: 10 January 2017

Jan 10, 2018
In this morning Current Affairs story, we provide you the most important current affairs of the previous day. In today's story we have covered India’s Haj Quota Increased for the second consecutive year, 1st PIO-Parliamentarian Conference held in New Delhi and Indian Railways launches transparent and efficient “New Online Vendor Registration System” in its research arm RDSO.

BharatNet Phase 1: One lakh gram panchayats become internet-service ready

Jan 10, 2018
The government of India has achieved a major milestone by connecting over one lakh Gram Panchayats (GP) across the country with high-speed optical fiber network under the BharatNet Phase-1 project as per the declared deadline of 31 Dec 2017.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 9 January 2018

Jan 9, 2018
The Supreme Court on 9 January 2017 ruled that playing the national anthem before screening movies in cinema halls is not mandatory. The ruling modifies November 2016 order of Supreme Court that made the playing of national anthem in cinemas mandatory.

Current Affairs One Liners of the day: 9 January 2018

Jan 9, 2018
9 January 2018: The one liner of 9 January covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liners cover important happenings like French Legion of Honour, India’s first supercomputer and the biannual Haj 2018 agreement among others.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 9 January 2018

Jan 9, 2018
9 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 75th Golden Globe Award, GOLD and ICON Missions and India’s first and fastest supercomputer among others.

India and Saudi Arabia sign bilateral annual Haj 2018 Agreement

Jan 9, 2018
Now, after the signing of the agreement, officials from both the countries will discuss on all the necessary formalities and technicalities so that Haj pilgrimage through sea route can be started in the coming years.

Dilip Asbe appointed as MD & CEO of National Payments Corporation of India

Jan 9, 2018
Asbe has been serving in the NPCI since its inception. He has played a key role in designing, operationalising and managing payment platforms like Unified Payments Interface (UPI), Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM), Immediate Payment Service (IMPS), India’s home-grown card network RuPay, and several other initiatives.

SC stays Karnataka HC verdict on 85% pictorial warning on tobacco products

Jan 9, 2018
The Supreme Court of India has stayed the Karnataka High Court order, which overturned the 2014 government regulation that packets of tobacco products must carry pictorial warning covering 85 per cent of the packaging space.

Union Government notifies Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017

Jan 9, 2018
The Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 allows companies to issue shares at discount to its creditors when its debt is converted into shares in pursuance of any statutory resolution plan such as resolution plan under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code.

India gets its first supercomputer 'Pratyush'

Jan 9, 2018
Union Minister of Earth Sciences Harsh Vardhan dedicated to India, the nation’s first and fastest multi-petaflops supercomputer at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) in Pune on 8 January 2017.

Morning Current Affairs: 9 January 2017

Jan 9, 2018
France would be conferring its highest order of merit, the 'Legion of Honour', on legendary film and theatre actor Soumitra Chattopadhyay at the 42nd International Kolkata Book Fair. The announcement was made by French Ambassador Alexandre Ziegler in New Delhi.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 8 January 2018

Jan 8, 2018
The Zuma mission was originally supposed to be launched in mid-November 2017, but was postponed so that the SpaceX could take a closer look at potential problems with the payload-fairing or the nose cone part of the rocket that protects the payload.

Current Affairs One Liners of the day: 8 January 2018

Jan 8, 2018
8 January 2018: The one liner of 8 January covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liners cover important happenings like New Delhi World Book Fair 2018, Khelo India logo and Scientists observed less ozone depletion among others.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 8 January 2018

Jan 8, 2018
8 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 New Delhi World Book Fair 2018, Khelo India logo and Scientists observed less ozone depletion among others.

18th All India Whips’ Conference: Union Government proposes rolling out e-Sansad and e-Vidhan

Jan 8, 2018
During this two-day conference, Kumar will consider rolling out e-Sansad in Parliament and e-Vidhan in State Legislatures with an aim to digitize and make their functioning paperless. The Whips’ Conference also aims to deliberate recommendations for smooth and efficient working of Parliament and the State Legislatures in the light of the experience gained by the Whips.

Indian Railways to deploy “Drone” cameras to enhance safety and efficiency in train operations

Jan 8, 2018
The Indian Railways has decided to deploy “Drone” cameras (UAV/NETRA) for various railway activities especially maintenance of tracks, project monitoring and other railway infrastructure. All the zonal Railways have been directed to procure such cameras. This is in-line with Railways’ desire to use technology to enhance safety and efficiency in train operations.

SpaceX launches Secret Zuma Mission for US Government

Jan 8, 2018
The Zuma mission was originally supposed to be launched in mid-November 2017, but was postponed so that the SpaceX could take a closer look at potential problems with the payload-fairing or the nose cone part of the rocket that protects the payload.

HRD Minister releases All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) for 2016-17

Jan 8, 2018
Prakash Javadekar, The Union Minister of Human Resource Development , released the 8th All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) for the year 2016-17. He also launched the Survey for the year 2017-18. As per survey, India witnessed significant achievement in Gross Enrolment Ratio, Gender Parity Index, College density.

75th Annual Golden Globe Awards announced

Jan 8, 2018
The award ceremony was organized at Beverly Hills, California, United States (US). This year, 'The Shape of Water' received the most nominations of show with seven, while 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' and 'Big Little Lies' both won the most awards with four each.

Vibrant Khelo India logo launched

Jan 8, 2018
Union Minister of State ( I/C)Youth Affairs and Sports Col Rajyavardhan Rathore launched the vibrant Khelo India logo, reflecting the freshness, agility and vitality of New India at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. The logo also transmits the sense of fitness and competitiveness. The three-stroke Khelo India logo was designed by Ogilvy India.

Morning Current Affairs: 8 January 2018

Jan 8, 2018
The Uttar Pradesh government has banned the unauthorised use of loudspeaker and public address system at religious places in the state. The International Kite Festival was inaugurated by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani at Sabarmati Riverfront in Gujarat. BRPL's solar rooftop consumer programme launched.

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 1 January to 7 January 2018

Jan 7, 2018
1 January to 7 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 Mali election, UNESCO and Open Defecation free among others.

WHO prequalifies breakthrough vaccine Typbar-TCV for typhoid

Jan 7, 2018
The Typbar-TCV met the acceptable standards of quality, safety and efficacy. With this, the vaccine becomes eligible for procurement by UN agencies such as UNICEF and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. The prequalification of the TCV by WHO will help to ensure that vaccines used in immunization programmes are safe, effective and appropriate for countries’ needs.

Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 1 January to 6 January 2018

Jan 6, 2018
The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 1 January to 6 January 2018. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) rankings, Swachh Survekshan and NARI Portal among others.

NASA to launch GOLD, ICON Missions to explore nearest space

Jan 6, 2018
The Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) mission will be launched aboard a commercial communications satellite in January 2018 itself, while the other mission Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) will be launched later in 2018. Both the missions will also measure how upper atmosphere changes in response to hurricanes and geomagnetic storms.

Aadhaar misuse traceable, system is secure: UIDAI

Jan 6, 2018
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) dismissed reports of misuse of Aadhaar data, asserting that Aadhaar system is secure and any misuse can be traced as it maintains complete log of various functions. It was recently revealed that Aadhaar details are being made available on payment of Rs 500 by anonymous sellers on WhatsApp. On this, UIDAI stated that there has not been any Aadhaar data breach.

Chocolate likely to get extinct by 2050

Jan 6, 2018
Scientists have warned that the increase in warmer global temperatures and dryer weather conditions could pose a threat to the survival of the fragile cocoa plant, leading to the disappearance of chocolate as early as 2050.

Morning Current Affairs: 6 January 2018

Jan 6, 2018
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on 4 January 2018 announced to launch two missions to explore 60 miles (96 KM) of area above Earth's surface. The Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) mission will be launched aboard a commercial communications satellite in January 2018 itself, while the other mission Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) will be launched later in 2018.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 5 January 2018

Jan 5, 2018
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 5 January 2018 introduced the Rs 10 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, bearing signature of Governor Urjit R. Patel. However, all the banknotes in the denomination of Rs 10, issued by the Reserve Bank in the earlier series, will continue to be legal tender.

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