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Monthly Current Affairs 2017-18

Swaziland King changes his country's name to 'Kingdom of eSwatini'

48 mins ago
Now that the ‘Swaziland’ has been renamed to ‘eSwatini’, this may lead to the redrafting of the country's constitution.

Qatar approves draft law on property ownership by non-Qataris

2 hrs ago
Qatar has announced the approval of a draft law on regulating the ownership and use of properties by foreigners. The draft law rules that non-Qataris might own and use properties under specific conditions. The law applies to land space including buildings and residential units, in addition to the detachment units in residential complexes.

19 crore Indian adults do not have bank account: Global Findex Report 2017

3 hrs ago
Despite having a relatively high account ownership, India claims a large share of the global unbanked population, after China. Over 190 million Indian adults still do not have a bank account.

Facebook to roll out new privacy choices

3 hrs ago
Social media giant Facebook has announced that it would be rolling out new privacy experiences in compliance with EU rules. The users will be asked to review and choose what to share from the political, religious, and relationship information on their profiles.

Current Affairs in Short: 19 April 2018

20 hrs ago
Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Minister of State for Human Resource Development Satya Pal Singh jointly launched the Study in India programme of HRD Ministry by launching the ‘Study in India’ portal.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 19 April 2018

20 hrs ago
The Union Government has formed a new integrated institutional mechanism, Defence Planning Committee (DPC) to reform the process of higher defence planning. The committee is expected to drive the country’s military and national security strategy, draft capability development plans and guide and accelerate defence equipment acquisitions.

China proposes construction of India-Nepal-China Economic Corridor through Himalayas

20 hrs ago
With this move, China seeks to expand its authority over the new Nepalese government headed by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, which is widely regarded as pro-Beijing.

Over half trillion dollars spent on HIV/AIDS worldwide: Lancet report

20 hrs ago
A comprehensive analysis of HIV/AIDS funding by the Lancet has revealed that more than half a trillion dollars have been spent on the disease worldwide between 2000 and 2015. It showed that the total health spending, separated by the source into government spending, out-of-pocket, prepaid private and development assistance for health was $562.6 billion during the period.

UIDAI introduces new QR code for offline verification

21 hrs ago
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has introduced a new and updated 'QR code' that will have non-sensitive details such as the name, address, photo and date of birth. The main aim behind the development is to provide an extra layer of privacy to Aadhaar.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 19 April 2018

21 hrs ago
19 April 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 World Economic Outlook report, National Clean Air Programme and cashless health scheme among others.

Commonwealth Innovation Index 2018 released: India ranked 10th

1 day ago
The Commonwealth Innovation Index has been created in partnership with the United Nations World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and its annual Global Innovation Index (GII).

Assam government’s cashless health scheme launched

1 day ago
Assam government’s new cashless health scheme, 'Atal Amrit Abhiyan' has been launched by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu. The scheme will provide health cover to 92 per cent of the state's population with annual income below Rs 5 lakh.

Saudi Arabia opens first movie theatre after 35 years

1 day ago
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has opened its first public movie theatre, after over 35 years of prohibition for religious reasons. A special screening of Marvel superhero film ‘Black Panther’ was held in Riyadh, which was attended by Saudi Culture and Information Minister Awwad Alawwad along with Saudi royalty.

India, Britain sign various agreements in areas of technology, trade and investment

1 day ago
India and Britain launched the Green Growth Equity Fund (GGEF) to offer City finance to invest in India's growth.

India forms committee to reform higher defence planning

1 day ago
The Union Government has formed an integrated institutional mechanism, called the Defence Planning Committee (DPC) to reform the process of higher defence planning. The permanent body would be chaired by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.

NASA launches planet-hunting mission 'TESS'

1 day ago
The exoplanets discovered by TESS will help future researchers to conduct more comprehensive follow-up studies and to assess the capacity of these planets to harbour life.

Commonwealth Games 2018: Practice Questions

1 day ago
CWG Quiz 2018: The section covers quizzes on Commonwealth Games 2018, which concluded recently at Gold Coast, Australia. India amassed a total of 66 medals including 26 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze at the Games. Overall, India was placed third behind Australia and England, which have 198 and 136 medals respectively.

Railway Group D Mock Questions & Model Paper: Daily Current Affairs Practice Set

1 day ago
To help the aspiring students, Jagranjosh has prepared the RRB Group D-2018 model question paper for Current Affairs/General Awareness seeing the huge demand from students. It will be uploaded daily and you can Free Download RRB Group D-2018 Previous Papers Pdf from here.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 18 April 2018

1 day ago
The Supreme Court of India on April 16, 2018 struck down the order of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) that had declared the Amarnath cave shrine as a ‘silence zone’ and prohibited religious offerings such as chanting of hymns and ringing bells beyond the entry point.

Current Affairs in Short: 18 April 2018

1 day ago
The United States has notified Pakistan that the diplomats at their embassy in Washington and at consulates in other cities would not be able to travel beyond 40 kilometres of their offices without permission from May 1.

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