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Urjit Patel resigns as RBI Governor: How Indian Economy fared under Urjit Patel?

9 hrs ago
With his resignation, Patel became the first RBI governor since 1990 to resign before the completion of the term. Patel’s three-year term was scheduled to end in September 2019.

UK court orders extradition of Vijay Mallya

9 hrs ago
The UK court has ordered the extradition of Indian businessman and liquor baron Vijay Mallya from Britain to India to face charges of fraud filed against him. The decision follows a nine-month-long trial on an extradition warrant, which began with Mallya’s arrest in April 2017 and ended in September.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 10 December 2018

9 hrs ago
10 December 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 Human Rights Day, International Year of Millets and Upendra Kushwaha resigned among others.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 10 December 2018

9 hrs ago
Urjit Patel on December 10, 2018 resigned as the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) with immediate effect, citing personal reasons. Urjit R Patel was appointed as the 24th Governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on August 20, 2016 and took charge on September 4, 2016 for tenure of three years. He succeeded Raghuram Rajan.

Current Affairs in Short: 10 December 2018

10 hrs ago
Member of Parliament and Chief of Rashtriya Lok Samta Party Upendra Kushwaha resigned from the Union council of ministers on December 9, 2018. The move comes just a day ahead of the start of the Winter Session, triggering a realignment of political equations in Bihar.

Human Rights Day 2018 observed across the world

11 hrs ago
This year, Human Rights Day marked the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a document that proclaimed the rights which everyone is essentially entitled to as a human being regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, national or social origin, property, or birth.

Tamil Nadu launches toll-free helpline ‘181’ for domestic violence victims

11 hrs ago
The Tamil Nadu government has launched a 24-hour toll-free helpline for women facing domestic violence and sexual harassment. The initiative was launched by the state’s Chief Minister K Palaniswami. The helpline initiative has been developed at a cost of Rs 62.70 lakh.

SEBI to relax listing norms for start-ups; renames ITP as ‘Innovators Growth Platform’

14 hrs ago
Earlier, the capital market regulator on June 12, 2018 constituted a Group to review Institutional Trading Platform (ITP) Framework to make stock market listing attractive for startups.

First International Conference on ‘Sustainable Water Management’ held in Mohali

15 hrs ago
The first International Conference on Sustainable Water Management began on December 10 at the Indian School of Business in Mohali, Punjab. The theme of the conference deals with promoting integrated and sustainable development and management of Water Resources.

UAE to double women’s representation in Federal National Council to 50 per cent

17 hrs ago
The United Arab Emirates has, in a landmark decision, decided to increase the representation of Emirati women in the Federal National Council to 50 per cent from the coming Parliamentary term. The move will enable the UAE women to achieve, what has been achieved by their counterparts globally in decades, in a record time.

FAO Council approves India’s proposal to observe 2023 as International Year of Millets

18 hrs ago
Millets are highly nutritious and useful in various lifestyle diseases, enhance resilience and risk management in face of climate change especially for small and marginal farmers. Millets consists of Jowar, Bajra, Ragi and minor millets, together termed as nutri-cereals.

Government notifies four commonly used medical devices as drugs

1 day ago
The Union Government has notified four commonly used medical devices including nebulisers, blood pressure monitors, digital thermometers and glucometers as drugs under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act. Till recently, only 23 medical devices were monitored for quality by the nation's drug regulator.

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 3 December to 9 December 2018

1 day 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 the topics such as ‘PEETHA’ initiative, India’s heaviest satellite GSAT 11 and 24th meeting of Conference of Parties among others.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 3 December to 8 December 2018

2 days ago
The Supreme Court has approved the Witness Protection Scheme 2018 and directed the Central and State Governments to enforce the same in letter and spirit. The scheme will become ‘law’ under Article 141/142 of the Constitution till the enactment of parliamentary and state legislations on the subject.

NITI Aayog launches Global Hackathon on Artificial Intelligence

2 days ago
NITI Aayog in partnership with Perlin, a Singapore-based AI start up, has launched ‘AI 4 All Global Hackathon’ to further expand the idea of ‘Artificial Intelligence, AI for All’ articulated in the National AI Strategy.

Tourism Ministry formulates Guidelines for approval of Online Travel Aggregators

2 days ago
The Union Ministry of Tourism has formulated the guidelines for approval and re-approval of Online Travel Aggregators to ensure adequate safeguards against deficiency of service, alternate arrangements and punitive deterrence.

Ministry of Shipping approves Rs 156 crore Freight Village in Varanasi

2 days ago
A pre-feasibility study by the World Bank discovered Varanasi as a suitable site for the freight village. The city is located strategically and is a focal point in the logistics chain of Eastern Transport Corridor of India where the National Waterways-1, Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC), National Highway-7 and National Highway-2 pass through.

ESIC to allow non insured persons to avail medical services from its underutilised hospitals

3 days ago
The ESI Corporation during its 176th meeting decided to allow non insured persons to avail medical services from underutilised ESIC Hospitals.The non insured persons would now be able to avail medical services from ESIC's underutilised hospitals after levying user charges at a subsidised cost of Rs 10 for OPD Consultation.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 7 December 2018

3 days ago
The Supreme Court has reserved its order on the pleas filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Alok Verma and NGO Common Cause, challenging the decision of the Central Government to remove Verma as the CBI chief.

Current Affairs in Short: 7 December 2018

3 days ago
India, with 18 percent of the world’s population, has a disproportionately 26 percent of the global premature deaths and disease burden due to air pollution. One in eight deaths in India was attributed to air pollution in India in 2017, making it a leading risk factor for death.

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