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Monthly Current Affairs 2017-18

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 19 February to 24 February 2018

8 hrs ago
UNICEF issued a blank statement to Syria on February 20 to express its outrage at mass casualties among Syrian children in the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta and neighboring Damascus.

India, Canada sign six MoUs in various sectors

11 hrs ago
India and Canada have signed six memorandums of understanding (MoUs) in various fields including Information Technology, Petroleum and Natural Gas, Sports, Industrial Policy and Promotion, Cooperation in Higher Education, and Science, Technology and Innovation.

India successfully test-fires nuclear capable 'Dhanush' missile

13 hrs ago
The nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Dhanush ballistic missile was test fired by the Strategic Force Command (SFC) of the defence forces. With a strike range of 350 km, it is a naval variant of the indigenously-developed Prithvi-II missile.

Indian scientists develop next generation technology loop to generate clean energy

14 hrs ago
The laboratory scale test loop was developed by a research group at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Energy Research, IISc, as part of the Indo-U.S. consortium called Solar Energy Research Institute for India and the United States.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 23 February 2018

1 day ago
Human Rights group Amnesty International has released its annual report for the year 2017-18 that documents the state of the world’s human rights. The report covers 159 countries. It highlights the suffering endured by many, be it through conflict, displacement, discrimination or repression.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 23 February 2018

1 day ago
23 February 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 joint military exercise ‘Garuda Shakti-2018’, first fully women operated railway station and 2nd Canada-India Business Forum among others.

Current Affairs Inshorts: 23 February 2018

1 day ago
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed on February 22, 2018 between the India and Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) to usher the programme based research support in addressing current and future global and local developmental challenges.

India, Germany sign MOU to promote sustainable urban development

1 day ago
India and Germany have signed an agreement for technical cooperation in the field sustainable urban development and the smart cities mission of India. It will seek to achieve the set target of promoting sustainable urban development under the national urban missions/programmes such as Smart Cities Mission, linking with the Sustainable Development Goal No. 11.

Telangana to double size of life sciences sector to $100 billion in 10 years

1 day ago
The state government of Telangana aims to double the valuation of life sciences ecosystem in the state to $100 billion in 10 years. The life sciences ecosystem in the state is currently valued at $50 billion with the presence of over 800 companies.

World Leaders failed to respond to Human Rights violation: Amnesty report

1 day ago
Amnesty stated in its report that the international community had failed to respond robustly to the crimes against humanity and war crimes from Myanmar to Iraq, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen. It described Trump’s move to ban people from several Muslim-majority countries in January last year as transparently hateful.

Union Government constitutes Inter-Ministerial Committee on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

1 day ago
The IMC will facilitate coordination among Ministries and Departments in various programmes being implemented on conservation, sustainable management and development of MAPs in NER for enhancing the livelihood and economic transformation.

NITI Aayog to soon launch special cell for women entrepreneurs

1 day ago
The cell, to be called Women Entrepreneurial and Innovation Cell of Niti Aayog, will be headed by Niti Aayog advisor Anna Roy and will offer women financial support through the MUDRA micro-loan scheme.

India to host 1st International Solar Alliance on 11th March

1 day ago
India and France jointly launched International Solar Alliance in Paris during the United Nations climate change conference (COP21).

Top 5 Current Affairs: 22 February 2018

2 days ago
A group of researchers have identified a new shark species in the Atlantic Ocean. The scientists using genetic testing confirmed that the new species is different from its counterparts residing in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 22 February 2018

2 days ago
22 February 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 global Corruption Perception Index 2017, Light Transport Aircraft SARAS and Bagori Ganga Gram project among others.

Current Affairs in Short: 22 February 2018

2 days ago
The Union Government has announced a special fund worth Rs 925 crore to strengthen the power transmission and distribution system in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. Among the 900 unelectrified villages across the country, about 600 lie in Arunachal.

Union Government sets up ‘NITI Forum for Northeast’

2 days ago
The Union Government has issued an order to set up the Niti Forum for the North East Region. The forum’s main task will be to identify various constraints on the way of accelerated, inclusive and sustainable economic growth in the North East Region of the country.

New shark species discovered in Atlantic Ocean

2 days ago
A group of researchers have identified a new shark species named the ‘Atlantic sixgill shark’ in the Atlantic Ocean. The Molecular structure of the species was found to be very different from the ones in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

Union Government launches mobile app on Bamboo Housing & Construction

2 days ago
The mobile app was launched on the occasion of the inaugural of the National Seminar on 'Emerging Building Materials and Construction Technologies'.

India ranks 81st in global corruption perception index

2 days ago
India with a score of 40 was placed at the 81st position in the global Corruption Perception Index 2017, while New Zealand was ranked first with a score of 89. The index named India among the worst offenders in terms of graft and press freedom in the Asia Pacific region.

BS-VI grade fuel to be available from April 1: Centre to Supreme Court

2 days ago
BS-VI fuel was expected to be launched in 2020 but now it will be available from 2018 and Delhi will be the first one to get it from April 1.

Avani Chaturvedi creates history, becomes first Indian woman to fly fighter aircraft solo

2 days ago
Flying Officer Avani Chaturvedi of Indian Air Force (IAF) flew her first solo flight in a Russian made MiG-21 fighter.

Telangana, Taiwan sign MoU for better technology partnership

2 days ago
Taoyuan is one of the fastest growing cities with respect to entrepreneurship, innovation and information and technology and the government of Telangana has agreed to partner with it.

India successfully conducts night trial of Prithvi-II missile

2 days ago
Prithvi-II is capable of carrying 500 to 1000 kilograms of warheads and derives its thrust from liquid propulsion twin engines.

Current Affairs Inshorts: 21 February 2018

3 days ago
The Calcutta High Court had stayed the withdrawal of armed forces from Darjeeling hills.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 21 February 2018

3 days ago
India has been placed at the seventh spot in the list of targeted countries for Web Application Attacks (WAA), according to a new report titled ‘Akamai State of the Internet Security Q4 2017’ .

Light Transport Aircraft SARAS completes the second test-flight successfully

3 days ago
The primary objective behind test-flights is to evaluate the system performance in about 20 flights and the data collected from this shall be used to freeze the design of production version aircraft.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 21 February 2018

3 days ago
21 February 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 World Environment Day, Second Defence Industrial Corridor and Akamai State of Internet Q4 2017 Security Report among others.

Union Agriculture Ministry launches six new user friendly features of e-NAM Platform

3 days ago
Grievance Redressal Management System has been developed to help Mandi Secretary to raise technology issues related to portal or software and its operation.

Second defence industrial corridor to come up in UP, says PM Modi

3 days ago
The corridor is expected to be built at an estimated cost of Rs 20,000 crore and it is expected to generate about 250,000 jobs. It will link Agra, Aligarh, Lucknow, Kanpur, Jhansi and Chitrakoot.

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