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Monthly Current Affairs 2018

Private companies need to disclose compliance under Sexual Harassment at Workplace Act: Government

1 hour ago
The inclusion of the compliance under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act in the non-financial disclosures will ensure that the issues regarding sexual harassment get into the focus into Board of Directors of the companies.

IRDAI constitutes working group to review norms for insurance surveyors

2 hrs ago
The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) on August 13, 2018 constituted a working group to update the norms for insurance surveyors. The working group, which will comprise 7 members, has been formed to address areas pertaining to licensing, renewal and IIISLA membership.

Shaheed Saman Diwas to be observed in Madhya Pradesh

4 hrs ago
The state government of Madhya Pradesh has taken the decision to observe Shaheed Saman Diwas to honour families of martyrs of Madhya Pradesh origin. The schools and government buildings located in the native village of a martyr, where he was born or his family is residing currently, will be named after him.

Railways Ministry releases Report on Station Cleanliness; ranks Jodhpur as cleanest railway station

5 hrs ago
On the lines of PM Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Indian Railways too has been prioritising cleanliness, punctuality and catering services for the passengers. In past 4 years, ‘Swachh Rail Swachh Bharat Campaign’ has witnessed tremendous improvement in terms of cleanliness.

Ease of Living Index 2018 released: Pune tops; Delhi at 65

18 hrs ago
The Ease of Living Index is an initiative of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs to help cities assess their liveability in relation to global and national benchmarks and encourage cities to move towards an ‘outcome-based’ approach to urban planning and management.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 13 August 2018

21 hrs ago
13 August 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 setting up of water aerodromes, Somnath Chatterjee death and Parker Solar Probe among others.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 13 August 2018

21 hrs ago
Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu on August 11, 2018 approved a proposal for setting up water aerodromes in the country.The approval comes after the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issued regulations in June 2018, prescribing procedures and requirement for licensing of water aerodromes.

Current Affairs in Short: 13 August 2018

21 hrs ago
India's second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 will now be launched in the January-March window in 2019 instead of later in 2018. The main reason for postponing the launch is a change in design, which will enable the spacecraft to land on the lunar surface.

Justice Manjula Chellur appointed Chairperson of Appellate Tribunal for Electricity

22 hrs ago
Former Chief Justice of Bombay High Court, Justice Manjula Chellur has been appointed as the Chairperson of the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity. She has been appointed for a period of 3 years or until further orders, whichever is earlier.

Civil Aviation Ministry approves proposal for setting up water aerodromes

22 hrs ago
An entity seeking to set up a water aerodrome has to take approvals from various authorities, including the Ministries of Defence, Home, Environment and Forests, and Shipping.

NASA launches Parker Solar Probe mission to study Sun’s corona

23 hrs ago
NASA has launched Parker Solar Probe, a historic mission to touch the sun. The car-sized spacecraft will travel directly into the Sun's atmosphere, about four million miles from its surface and more than seven times closer than any spacecraft has come before.

Justice VK Tahilramani sworn-in as Chief Justice of Madras High Court

1 day ago
Justice Tahilramani will be taking over from Acting Chief Justice Huluvadi G Ramesh, who was tasked to serve the High Court after the elevation of Chief Justice Indira Banerjee as the Supreme Court judge.

Railways to give 50 per cent reservation to women in RPF recruitment

1 day ago
The Railways has decided to provide 50 per cent reservation to women in the upcoming RPF recruitment process, which will involve recruitment of around 9500-10000 RPF jawans. The recruitment process will reportedly be fully computerised.

Somnath Chatterjee, former Lok Sabha Speaker, passes away

1 day ago
A 10-time MP of the Lok Sabha, Chatterjee represented Burdwan, Jadavpur and Bolpur parliamentary constituencies of West Bengal from 1971 to 2009.

Government unlocks green fund worth over Rs 66000 crore to increase country's forest cover

1 day ago
The Union Government has unlocked green funds worth over Rs 66,000 crore to increase the country’s forest cover. The fund is an accumulated amount of money, which user agencies have been depositing as compensation for diverting forest land for non-forest purposes.

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 6 August to 12 August 2018

2 days ago
The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise at ease. The week's updated quizzes cover topics such as new Rajya Sabha deputy Chairman, Article 35A and Quit India movement among others.

NGT forms committee on natural conservation zones

2 days ago
The National Green Tribunal has formed a committee to look into whether sub regional plans for protection of Natural Conservation Zones (NCZs) were consistent with the regional plan prepared by the National Capital Region Planning Board.

President gives assent to bill providing constitutional validity to NCBC

2 days ago
The Constitution (123rd amendment) Bill provides for granting of constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) on par with the National Commission for Scheduled Castes and the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 6 August to 11 August 2018

2 days ago
Pepsico CEO Indra Nooyi will step down from the position on October 3, after helming the post for the last 12 years. Ramon Laguarta, who has worked with Pepsico for over 22 years, will be succeeding Nooyi.

Lok Sabha passes Arbitration and Conciliation Bill (Amendment) 2018

3 days ago
The bill seeks to amend the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, which contains provisions to deal with domestic and international arbitration, and defines the law for conducting conciliation proceedings.

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