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Monthly Current Affairs 2018

Union Government releases Analytical Report of National Health Profile 2018

31 mins ago
The National Health Resource Repository is the country’s first ever national healthcare facility registry of authentic, standardised and updated geo-spatial data of all public and private healthcare establishments.

Asian Para Games 2018: India records best-ever show with 72 medals

3 hrs ago
India has concluded its campaign at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Jakarta, Indonesia with a record medal haul, winning a total of 72 medals that included 15 gold, 24 silver and 33 bronze medals. India was placed ninth in the overall tally.

Sikkim wins FAO's Future Policy Award 2018 for being world's first 100 percent organic state

4 hrs ago
Every year, the World Future Council chooses a topic for the Future Policy Award on which policy progress is particularly urgent. The world’s best laws and policies promoting agroecology were awarded the 2018 Future Policy Award.

Indian Navy inducts first deep submergence rescue vessel to rescue distressed submarines

1 day ago
The Indian Navy has inducted its first Deep Submergence Rescue Vessel (DSRV) at its base in Mumbai, enhancing its operational capabilities. The second DSRV would be added to its base in Vishakapatnam by 2019.

SC Collegium recommends names of chief justices for 5 high courts

1 day ago
The Supreme Court Collegium headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has recommended the appointment of five Chief Justices to the High Courts of Bombay, Calcutta, Uttarakhand, Gauhati and Sikkim.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 8 October to 13 October 2018

1 day ago
As the #MeToo movement gets bigger in India, the National Commission for Women (NCW) has urged the victims of sexual abuse to register their written complaints with authorities concerned. The commission has noticed that in many such cases of sexual harassment, the victims do not want to go beyond naming and shaming the alleged offenders and lodge a formal complaint.

India-Azerbaijan sign protocol on trade, economic cooperation

2 days ago
India and Azerbaijan have signed a protocol on trade and economic, science and technology cooperation. The trade turnover between India and Azerbaijan in January-August 2018 was USD 657.9 million.

India elected to UN Human Rights Council with highest votes

2 days ago
India has won the elections to the United Nations' Human Rights Council by securing 188 votes in the Asia-Pacific category, the highest number of votes among all candidates. India had been looking to win the seat at the UNHRC in the category.

International Day for Disaster Reduction 2018 observed globally

2 days ago
The 2018 theme continues as part of the "Sendai Seven" campaign, centred on the seven targets of the Sendai Framework. This year focuses on Target C of the Sendai Framework, which is, ‘reducing disaster economic losses in relation to global GDP by 2030’.

WCD Ministry to set up panel to look into all #MeToo cases

2 days ago
The Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Maneka Gandhi has announced that her ministry will be setting up a four-member committee to examine all the #MeToo cases. The four-member committee will comprise senior judicial and legal persons.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 12 October 2018

2 days ago
As per the 2018 Global Hunger Index (GHI), published on October 10, 2018, the level of hunger and undernutrition worldwide fell to 20.9, down from 29.2 in the year 2000. India was ranked 103rd out of 119 qualifying countries.

Current Affairs in Short: 12 October 2018

2 days ago
The Union Government has approved a special package for employment generation in the leather and footwear sector. The government has approved four projects worth over Rs 105 crore to promote the leather industry in Tamil Nadu.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 12 October 2018

2 days ago
12 October 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 2018 Global Hunger Index, Human Capital Index 2018 and Malaysia abolishes capital punishment among others.

States, UTs set free over 900 prisoners under special remission scheme

2 days ago
The Indian states and union territories released over 900 prisoners in the first phase of the Centre's scheme for grant of special remission to specific categories of prisoners. The move was undertaken as a part of the commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Draft National Policy on Electronics 2018 released; aims $400 billion manufacturing industry by 2025

2 days ago
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology will coordinate with the concerned ministries and departments to provide incentives to industry for robust expansion of electronics hardware manufacturing. MeitY will work out the details and facilitate decisions by the government.

Global Hunger Index 2018: India ranks 103rd out of 119 countries

2 days ago
South Asia’s child wasting rate constitutes a critical public health emergency. The child wasting rate for the region is amplified by India, which has the region’s largest population and highest level of child wasting at 21 percent.

Malaysian government decides to abolish capital punishment

3 days ago
The Malaysian Cabinet has decided to abolish the death penalty for all crimes and halt all pending executions. Capital punishment is currently mandatory in Malaysia for a wide range of crimes including murder, drug trafficking, treason, kidnapping, possession of firearms and acts of terror.

World Bank launches first Human Capital Index, Singapore tops list

3 days ago
The World Bank has launched its first human capital index, which ranks countries based on their success in developing human capital. While Singapore tops the rankings, African countries occupying the bottom spots.

Central University of Jammu, ISRO sign MoU to set up Space Applications Center

3 days ago
The Center will help in tapping potential of Space Applications for Jammu & Kashmir in various fields like disaster management, health, education, communication, weather forecasting, land use planning, etc.

No original certificates needed while submitting admission form: UGC Notification

3 days ago
No student will be required to submit any original academic and personal certificates like marksheets, school leaving certificates, etc. at the time of submission of admission form. In case required, the institution concerned will only ensure verification of the same with the original certificates and these certificates shall be returned to the students immediately.

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