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US pulls out of UN’s migrant and refugee pact

Dec 4, 2017
The United States has withdrawn itself from a United Nations pact to improve the handling of migrant and refugee situations deeming it ‘inconsistent’ with its policies. The announcement was made by the US Mission to the United Nations in a statement, in which it informed the UN Secretary-General about US’s intention of ending its participation in the Global Compact on Migration.

Afternoon Current Affairs Quiz: 4 December 2017

Dec 4, 2017
4 December 2017: 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 Kathakar: International Storytellers Festival, new NASA study and India’s new award among others.

Telangana to soon have world’s first IT campus for differently-abled

Dec 4, 2017
The state government of Telangana has signed an agreement with Vindhya E-Infomedia Private Limited to set up the world’s first Information and Technology (IT) campus for differently-abled persons in Hyderabad.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani inaugurates first phase of Chabahar port

Dec 4, 2017
India and Iran on 23 May 2016 signed 12 memorandum of understandings and agreements, among which the most important one was the trilateral transit agreement between India, Iran and Afghanistan on Establishment of International Transport and Transit Corridor.

First global summit on AYUSH & Wellness inaugurated in Delhi

Dec 4, 2017
The first International Exhibition and Conference on AYUSH and Wellness sector- AROGYA 2017 was inaugurated in New Delhi on 4 December 2017. The main theme of the event is ‘Enhancing the global potential of AYUSH’. It mainly aims to promote and strengthen awareness and interest about AYUSH.

Morning Current Affairs Quiz: 4 December 2017

Dec 4, 2017
4 December 2017: The Afternoon Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh cover the topics like International Day of Persons with Disabilities, International Maritime Organisation and Kapu Community among others.

India submits document to oppose e-commerce talks at WTO

Dec 4, 2017
India has for the first time submitted a formal document opposing any talks on e-commerce at the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The submission comes ahead of the key ministerial conference of the WTO, where India is likely to face pressure from many countries to begin talks to open cross-border digital trade. The document submitted by India at WTO is a proposed agreement that could become an actual announcement if enough members are in agreement with it and pertinent changes are made to it to suit all.

US, South Korea launch largest aerial drill amidst North Korean threat

Dec 4, 2017
The United States of America and South Korea have launched their largest-ever joint aerial drill called ‘Vigilant Ace’, which would see participation from around 12,000 US service members and more than 230 aircrafts.

46th Navy Day observed across India

Dec 4, 2017
To commemorate the day, 20 innovations were shortlisted from for central evaluation. These innovations range from innovative repairs to complex system modules to development of new techniques to save money, time and manpower.

Morning News: 4 December 2017

Dec 4, 2017
The 46th Indian Navy Day was celebrated on 4 December 2017. The day is observed every year to celebrate the achievements and role of the Indian naval force. On this day in 1971, the Indian Navy carried out Operation Trident, which was a devastating attack on Pakistan’s Karachi harbour.

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 27 November to 3 December 2017

Dec 3, 2017
27 November to 3 December 2017: 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 Director General of National Archives, Exercise ‘Ajeya Warrior- 2017’ and Indian Sports Honours among others.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2017 observed globally

Dec 3, 2017
The International Day of Persons with Disabilities was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1992. Considering the plight of disabled, the United Nation adopted 'Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities' in 2006. In total, 160 countries have signed the convention.

Researchers discover 300 fossilised pterosaur eggs

Dec 3, 2017
A team of Paleontologists have announced the discovery of hundreds of fossilised eggs laid by Pterosaurs, a group of extinct winged dinosaurs. The discovery, world’s first, has unveiled as many as 300 fossilised eggs and skeletons of pterosaurs.

Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 27 November to 2 December 2017

Dec 2, 2017
The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 27 November and 2 December 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include new Director General of National Archives, Exercise ‘Ajeya Warrior- 2017’ and Indian Sports Honours among others.

Kathakar: International Storytellers Festival inaugurated in New Delhi

Dec 2, 2017
The 7th edition of the three-day ‘Kathakar: International Storytellers Festival’ was inaugurated by Minister of State (MoS) for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi.

India awarded for its effort to combat illegal wildlife trade

Dec 2, 2017
India was awarded with the Certificate of Commendation for its exemplary enforcement action in its regional and global effort to combat illegal wildlife trade. The award was conferred to the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) by the Secretary General of CITES at the 69th Standing Committee meeting of CITES at Geneva.

Pluto may have liquid water oceans, suggests NASA study

Dec 2, 2017
According to a new NASA study, some of the icy worlds outside our solar system including Pluto may have liquid water oceans beneath their surface. The study stated that the heat generated by the gravitational pull of moons formed from massive collisions could extend the lifetimes of liquid water oceans beneath the surface of these large icy worlds.

Union Cabinet approves setting up of National Nutrition Mission

Dec 2, 2017
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the setting up of National Nutrition Mission (NNM) with a three year budget of Rs.9046.17 crore starting from 2017-18.

Morning Current Affairs: 2 December 2017

Dec 2, 2017
India re-elected to the International Maritime Organisation Council during the assembly of the body at its headquarters in London on 1 December 2017. India with 144 votes won the second-highest number of votes, from member countries, closely behind Germany’s 146.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 1 December 2017

Dec 1, 2017
The World AIDS day was observed across the world with the theme 'My health, my right'. This year, the United Nations also launched a campaign #myrighttohealth with the main focus on the right to health. The campaign along with this year's theme aims spread awareness about 'Right to Health' of everyone, everywhere. And, right to health is linked to a wider set of rights.

Current Affairs One Liners of the day: 1 December 2017

Dec 1, 2017
1 December 2017: The one liner of 1 December covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liners cover important happenings like freedom fighter Saraswati Tripathy, International Storytellers Festival and exercise ‘Ajeya Warrior- 2017’ among others.

SC directs all States, UTs to set up trauma centre in every district

Dec 1, 2017
The Supreme Court of India has issued a string of directions on road safety and asked all the states and Union Territories to set up a trauma centre in each district of the country and make safety norms a part of the school curriculum.

Afternoon Current Affairs Quiz: 1 December 2017

Dec 1, 2017
1 December 2017: The Afternoon Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh cover the topics like Paytm Payment Bank, World AIDS Day and World Health Organization among others.

India, UK combined military exercise ‘Ajeya Warrior-2017’ begins in Rajasthan

Dec 1, 2017
The 14-day long Combined Military exercise ‘Ajeya Warrior- 2017’ between India and the United Kingdom began at the Mahajan Field Firing Range near Bikaner, Rajasthan. The participants include 20 Rajputana Rifles unit of the Indian Army and the first battalion of the Royal Anglian Regiment of the UK Army.

World AIDS day 2017 observed across the world

Dec 1, 2017
This year, the United Nations also launched a campaign #myrighttohealth with the main focus on the right to health. The campaign along with this year's theme aims spread awareness about 'Right To Health' of everyone, everywhere. And, right to health is linked to a wider set of rights.

USAID announces USD 1 million support for Ending Tuberculosis Epidemic in India

Dec 1, 2017
India has the world's highest incidence of Tuberculosis with 2.8 million cases annually, and accounts for more than a quarter of the global TB burden. India also has the largest burden of Multi-Drug-Resistant TB (MDR-TB) among all countries with almost 150000 cases every year.

Niti Aayog to set up special cell for women entrepreneurs

Dec 1, 2017
Niti Aayog has announced that it would be setting up women's cell to help women entrepreneurs. The cell will be handholding women entrepreneurs on matters such as financing and intellectual properties. It will act as a catalyst and facilitator for women start-ups that are viable and bankable.

Passengers can now book Rail Tickets from counters through UPI/BHIM App Payment System

Dec 1, 2017
UPI integrates multiple bank accounts into a single mobile application by merging several banking features, enabling seamless fund routing & merchant payments into one place. For convenience of the users, a UPI App called BHIM has been developed.

Morning Current Affairs Quiz: 1 December 2017

Dec 1, 2017
1 December 2017: 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 freedom fighter Saraswati Tripathy, International Storytellers Festival and exercise ‘Ajeya Warrior- 2017’ among others.

FSSAI issues detailed guidelines on recall of food products

Dec 1, 2017
The FSSAI (The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India), Food safety regulator, asked the companies to frame a proper plan to recall food products from markets if found unsafe. It also asked the companies to inform the authority about the same. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) released the guidelines on recalling of food products. The purpose of these guidelines is to help food business operators (FBOs) outline a proper recall plan and apply them when the situation demands.

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