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Monthly Current Affairs 2018

PM Modi lays foundation stone of world-class convention centre in Delhi

8 hrs ago
The foundation stone of India International Convention and Expo Centre (IICC) was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on September 20, 2018. The centre is being developed as a state-of-the-art centre to boost industrial development in the country.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 20 September 2018

8 hrs ago
20 September 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 National Registry of Sexual Offenders, Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojna and Skill India Campaign among others.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 20 September 2018

8 hrs ago
The National Sports Awards 2018 were announced by the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports on September 20, 2018. Cricket captain Virat Kohli and world champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu will jointly be conferred with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award 2018, India’s highest sporting honour.

Current Affairs in Short: 20 September 2018

9 hrs ago
The Maharashtra government is going to come out with a scheme to protect deposits of upto Rs 1 lakh in cooperative credit societies, on the lines of similar protection offered to depositors of commercial banks.

National Sports Awards 2018 announced; Mirabai Chanu, Virat Kohli to get Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna

10 hrs ago
This year, the Ministry received a large number of nominations for these awards. The nominations were considered by the Selection Committees consisting of a former Olympian, Arjuna Awardees, Dronacharya Awardees, Dhyan Chand Awardees, Sport Journalists, Experts and sports administrators.

Union Government launches India’s first National Registry of Sexual Offenders

11 hrs ago
India has launched a National Registry of Sexual Offenders, which will have the profiles of first time offenders as well as repeat offenders. The database would include names, photographs, residential address, DNA samples, fingerprints, Aadhaar and PAN numbers of convicted sexual offenders.

India and Morocco sign revised Air Services Agreement enabling greater connectivity

13 hrs ago
Indian designated carriers can operate any number of services to/from Casablanca, Rabat, Marrakesh, Agadir, Tangier and Fez in Morocco and similarly Morocco can operate any number of services to/from New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangaluru and Hyderabad.

President Ram Nath Kovind signs Ordinance banning Instant Triple Talaq practice

16 hrs ago
Now, the ordinance will be placed before the Parliament and the bill would still need to be passed by the Rajya Sabha as the Supreme Court had held that "re-promulgation of ordinances is a fraud on the constitution" and hence not allowed. It cannot become a "parallel source of legislation”.

Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojna launched for unemployed insured persons

17 hrs ago
The Employee's State Insurance has approved a scheme named ‘Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojna’ for Insured Persons covered under the Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948. The decision was taken by the ESI Corporation during its 175th meeting, which was held in New Delhi.

Assam NRC: Supreme Court orders resumption of filing of claims from September 25

1 day ago
A bench comprising Justices Ranjan Gogoi amd R F Nariman said the process of filing claims and objections by the people who have been left out will commence on September 25, 2018 and will remain open for the next 60 days. The apex court granted this second opportunity to the citizens keeping in mind the "magnitude" of the issue.

Union Cabinet approves benefit package for ASHAs, ASHA facilitators

1 day ago
The Union Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved ASHA Benefit Package with effect from October 2018. Under the package, the amount of routine and recurring incentives for ASHAs will be increased from Rs1000 per month to Rs 2000 per month.

Current Affairs in Short: 19 September 2018

1 day ago
Bollywood actors Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma were signed as the ambassadors of Skill India Campaign to promote and endorse the Skill India Mission, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Top Cabinet Approvals: 19 September 2018

1 day ago
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved enhancement of honorarium to Anganwadi Workers/Anganwadi Helpers (AWWs/AWHs) and performance linked incentive to AWHs under the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme with a total cost of Rs 10649.41 crore for the period from October 2018 to March 2020.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 19 September 2018

1 day ago
The Union Cabinet has approved an ordinance making instant triple talaq a punishable offence. The ordinance has similar provisions as mentioned in original the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017, which was cleared by the Lok Sabha in December 2017.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 19 September 2018

1 day ago
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 denuclearisation of Korean peninsula, ‘e-Sahaj’ portal and Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar among others.

Two Koreas sign agreement on denuclearisation of Korean Peninsula

1 day ago
In a historic move, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have signed an agreement on denuclearisation, reducing military tensions and defusing crisis on the Korean peninsula.

Government modifies operational guidelines for Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana

1 day ago
The State Governments will now have to pay 12 percent interest for the delay in release of State share of subsidy beyond three months of prescribed cut-off date submission by insurance companies.

Home Ministry launches ‘e-Sahaj’ portal for grant of security clearance to private firms

1 day ago
The introduction of ‘e-Sahaj’ portal is expected to make the process of security clearance much faster, transparent and easy to monitor. The various functionaries would be able to access the application and documents online and take timely decisions.

Union HRD Ministry presents Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar 2017-18

1 day ago
The award was launched as a follow up to the Swachh Vidyalaya Initiative launched in 2014. Under Swachh Vidyalaya Initiative, a record number of 417796 toilets were constructed in 261400 schools, including 190887 girls’ toilets in one year up to August 15, 2015.

PM Modi, Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina jointly launch construction of Indo-Bangla Pipeline Project

1 day ago
The two leaders also inaugurated the construction of the third and fourth dual gauge rail lines of Dhaka-Tongi section and Double Line on Dhaka-Joydevpur section of Bangladesh Railway. This railway project would not only help carry passengers but also transport goods.

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