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Monthly Current Affairs 2018

India's Statue of Unity visible from space: Commercial satellite network 'Planet'

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The memorial was inaugurated on October 31, 2018 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Kevadia in Gujarat's Narmada district to honour India’s first Deputy Prime Minister, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his 143rd birth anniversary.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 12 November to 17 November 2018

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The 33rd edition of the ASEAN Summit concluded on November 15, 2018 at Suntec Singapore Convention Centre, Singapore. The Summit also saw the conclusion of other related summits like 13th East Asia Summit (EAS), 2nd Regional Comprehensive Economic Summit, (RCEP) and ASEAN plus summits.

Union Government, ADB sign loan agreements worth USD 574 million for various projects in India

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The ADB and the Union Government signed a USD 105 million loan agreement to continue financing the transmission system upgrades in Himachal Pradesh for increased supply of hydropower. This tranche 3 loan is part of the USD 350 million multi-tranche financing facility (MFF) for Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Transmission Investment Program.

Government approves 3 proposals under Nirbhaya Fund; 1023 Fast Track Courts to be set up

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The Committee approved the proposal of Union Ministry of Home Affairs for procurement of forensic kits for sexual assault cases to kick start usage of such kits in States. These kits will be used through Training of Trainers (TOTs), capacity building or training for forensics in sexual assault cases and strengthening of State Forensic Science Laboratory (FSLs).

Odisha government announces new Biotechnology Policy

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The Odisha government has announced a new Biotechnology Policy 2018 to attract investments in the sector at the concluding day of the Make in Odisha Conclave, held in its capital city Bhubaneswar. The state government aims to make the state a top biotech investment destination in the country.

World Tolerance Summit held in Dubai

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The World Tolerance Summit 2018 was inaugurated on November 16 in Dubai, UAE. The theme of the summit was ‘Prospering from Pluralism: Embracing Diversity through Innovation and Collaboration’.

Current Affairs in Short: 16 November 2018

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The WCD Ministry has approved three major proposals under Nirbhaya Fund including the Law Ministry’s proposal to set up 1023 Fast Track Special Courts to dispose of pending cases of rape, and POCSO Act across the country.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 16 November 2018

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16 November 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 Tolerance Summit 2018, World Diabetes Day and Open Defecation Free among others.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 16 November 2018

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The Supreme Court on November 16, 2018 ruled that the vigilance probe report of the CVC against ousted CBI Director Alok Verma gives out “mixed” findings and indicated that some charges need to be investigated further.

Government to refund employers for seven weeks of maternity leave given to employees

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The Union Women and Child Development Ministry has announced that the government will refund the employers the salaries for the first seven of the 26 weeks of maternity leave for women earning more than Rs 15,000 a month.

CBI-Alok Verma Dispute: SC orders CVC to hand over probe report to Alok Verma for his response

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The court directed the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) to hand over the copy of the probe report to CBI Director Alok Kumar in a sealed cover and asked Verma to file his response by November 19, 2018. The matter will now be heard on November 20.

SC issues directions to 8 High Courts, State Governments on appointment of Judges

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The bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Sanjay Krishan Kaul and Justice K. M. Joseph also pulled up these state governments for their laid-back attitude in providing infrastructure and manpower for the functioning of the subordinate courts.

NITI Aayog organises South Asian Regional Conference on Urban Infrastructure

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The South Asian Regional Conference on “Urban Infrastructure: New Approaches to Public and Private Partnerships and Municipal Finance Innovations” began on November in New Delhi. The main objective of the conference is to discuss the key issues, perspectives and the way forward in the Urban Infrastructure.

Open Defecation in India: Rural Jharkhand declared ODF

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The rural Jharkhand was declared Open Defecation Free on November 15 during a regional review meeting of the eastern states held in Kolkata, West Bengal. The West Bengal Government, on the occasion, shared the state’s commitment towards achieving open defecation free status by December 2018.

NITI Aayog constitutes 'Himalayan State Regional Council'

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The Council was constituted with an aim to review and implement identified action points based on the Reports of five Working Groups, which were established along thematic areas to prepare a roadmap for action.

UNICEF appoints Indian athlete Hima Das as India’s first ever Youth Ambassador

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Recently, Hima clinched a Gold medal in Women's 4x400 metre relay event at the 2018 Asian Games, held from August 18 to September 2, 2018 at Jakarta, Indonesian. She also won Silver in the Women's 400m Race event with a clock timing of 50.59 seconds.

Current Affairs in Short: 15 November 2018

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The State Transport Department proposed to decentralise the lone auto-rickshaw testing unit in Delhi. This comes after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal pulled up officials for not having enough anti-corruption measures in place.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 15 November 2018

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The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Radha Mohan Singh has launched the ‘Yuva Sahakar-Cooperative Enterprise Support and Innovation Scheme’ of the National Cooperative Development Corporation.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 15 November 2018

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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 33rd ASEAN summit, 2018 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Award and Samudra Shakti 2018 among others.

UNSC lifts asset freeze, travel ban imposed on Eritrea after 9 years

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The United Nations Security Council in a unanimous vote has agreed to lift the sanctions imposed against Eritrea, after nine years. The Security Council had imposed an arms embargo, asset freeze and a travel ban on Eritrea, amidst claims that the nation, supported al-Shabab militants in Somalia.

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