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Monthly Current Affairs 2017-18

Top 5 Current Affairs: 22 February 2018

5 hrs 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

5 hrs 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

5 hrs 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’

6 hrs 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

6 hrs 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

7 hrs 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

8 hrs 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

8 hrs 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

8 hrs 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

11 hrs 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

13 hrs 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

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

Top 5 Current Affairs: 21 February 2018

1 day 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

1 day 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

1 day 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

1 day 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

1 day 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.

India 7th most targeted nation for Web Application Attacks: Akamai Report

1 day ago
India’s financial industry saw a sharp increase in the number of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks in 2017, experiencing 298 DDoS attacks against 37 distinct organisations in the last quarter. The DDoS attacks can bring down websites, disrupt businesses, and divert resources, sometimes serving as cover for more insidious data or systems breaches.

International Mother Language Day 2018 observed globally

1 day ago
The Day facilitates access to education while promoting fairness for population groups that speak minority and indigenous languages particularly girls and women.

Maharashtra Government to launch cheap sanitary pad scheme

1 day ago
Under the scheme, beneficiary women will be given ‘Asmita Cards’, while participating Self Help Groups (SHGs) will be entrusted with the responsibility of the supply and sale of sanitary pads and counselling of the girls and women.

UGC forms four-member empowered expert committee

1 day ago
The UGC has constituted a four-member Empowered Expert Committee (EEC) to help select deserving institutions for the Union Government’s Institutions of Eminence (IoE) project, which is aimed at internationalising Indian campuses and creating world-class universities.

Uma Bharti launches Bagori Ganga Gram & New Swajal Projects

1 day ago
ODF Bagori is one of the 24 pilot villages selected to be transformed into Ganga Grams this year.

Current Affairs Inshorts: 20 February 2018

2 days ago
CCEA allows private companies to mine the fossil fuel for commercial use, ending the monopoly of state-owned Coal India Ltd (CIL).

Top 5 Current Affairs: 20 February 2018

2 days ago
According to a UNICEF report, India's neonatal mortality rate (deaths per 1,000 live births) was found to be 25.4, making it the 12th worst among 52 ‘lower-middle-income countries’ that pose risk for newborns.

Top Cabinet Approvals: 20 February 2018

2 days ago
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved an agreement on film co-production between India and Israel. The agreement was signed during the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to India.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 20 February 2018

2 days ago
20 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 World Day of Social Justice, World Environment Day 2018 and first-ever Arab Fashion Week among others.

World is failing newborn babies: UNICEF

2 days ago
The UNICEF report highlighted the most alarming issue about the newborn mortality rate in World's poorest country.

India 12th worst nation for newborns: UNICEF Report

2 days ago
With the highest newborn mortality rates in the world, Pakistan is the riskiest nation to be born in, according to a UNICEF report. Japan, on the other hand, is the safest with the lowest newborn mortality rates.

UK, India launch joint research projects on clean water and energy

2 days ago
The ‘Water Quality Research’ programme has eight projects and ‘Energy Demand Reduction in Built Environment’ programme has four projects.

India test-fires nuclear-capable Agni-II missile off Odisha coast

2 days ago
Agni-II is a medium-range missile with a range of over 2000 km and can carry a payload of 1000kg.

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