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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.

Department of Biotechnology, Cancer Research UK sign MoU for India-UK Cancer Research Initiative

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The India-UK Cancer Research Initiative will focus on affordable approaches to cancer. Both CRUK and DBT will invest 5 million pounds each in this pilot project and will seek further investment from other potential funding partners.

India to add 14 lakh IT jobs in new-age technologies by 2027: Study

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India will generate over14 lakh new IT jobs by 2027 driven by demand for a skilled workforce in emerging technologies such as cyber security, Internet of things and Big Data, as per a Cisco-led study that released on November 15.

Union Agriculture Ministry launches NCDC’s 'Yuva Sahakar Scheme' to promote young entrepreneurs

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The scheme will be linked to Rs 1000 crore ‘Cooperative Start-up and Innovation Fund (CSIF)’ created by the NCDC. It would have more incentives for cooperatives of North Eastern region, Aspirational Districts and cooperatives with women or SC or ST or PwD members.

ISRO successfully launches communication satellite GSAT-29

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The Indian Space Research Organisation has launched the communication satellite GSAT-29 aboard ISRO’s heavy-lift rocket GSLV Mark-III. The satellite will mainly aim to increase hi-speed communication facilities in the northeast and far-flung areas of the nation.

India, Morocco sign agreement for assistance in legal and commercial matters

1 day ago
A joint declaration of Intent on cooperation was signed in the field of modernisation and use of Information Technology between National Informatics Center (NIC) of India and the Ministry of Justice of Morocco.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 14 November 2018

2 days ago
14 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 75th anniversary of the hoisting of Tricolour, multi-modal inland waterways project and Exercise INDRA 2018 among others.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 14 November 2018

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The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on November 13, 2018 formed a committee to stop activities that lead to degradation of the environment, taking note of pollution and traffic congestion during functions at banquet halls, farmhouses and hotels in Delhi.

Current Affairs in Short: 14 November 2018

2 days ago
Union Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has been given the charge of the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs following the untimely demise of incumbent Minister Ananth Kumar on November 12. President Ram Nath Kovind assigned the charge to Tomar.

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