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Monthly Current Affairs 2017-18

Anandiben Patel sworn in as Governor of Madhya Pradesh

2 hrs ago
Anandiben Patel succeeds Ramnaresh Yadav, who had retired from the post in September 2016. Meanwhile, Gujarat Governor Om Prakash Kohli was holding the additional charge as the Madhya Pradesh Governor. Anandiben Patel served as the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2014 to August 2016.

48th World Economic Forum annual meet begins in Davos

2 hrs ago
The 48th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) has begun in Davos, Switzerland with the theme 'Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World'. The summit would witness participation from over 3,000 world leaders, business patrons, academicians, philanthropists and politicians from across the world.

International Dam Safety Conference to begin in Thiruvananthapuram

5 hrs ago
India is all set to host the International Dam Safety Conference- 2018 on January 23-24 at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The conference is a part of DRIP project, which aims to achieve rehabilitation of old dams in the country that may be experiencing distress and are in need of attention for ensuring their structural safety and operational efficiency.

India, World Bank sign USD 120 million loan agreement to improve Water Supply Services in Uttarakhand

5 hrs ago
The Uttarakhand Water Supply Program for Peri-Urban Areas will help the state in increasing water supply coverage as well as ensure sustainable water supply service delivery in peri-urban areas. It will develop and implement a service-oriented and efficient water supply policy for peri-urban areas and will strengthen the current monitoring and evaluation systems.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 22 January 2018

21 hrs ago
An intermediate-sized asteroid, categorised as a "potentially hazardous asteroid", will make a close approach to Earth on February 4, but has zero chances of colliding with our planet over the next 100 years.

Current Affairs in Short: 22 January 2018

21 hrs ago
An intermediate-sized asteroid, categorised as a "potentially hazardous asteroid", will make a close approach to Earth on February 4, but has zero chances of colliding with our planet over the next 100 years.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 22 January 2018

22 hrs ago
22 January 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 topics like new Chief Election Commissioner, Kachra Mahotsav and new Governor of Madhya Pradesh among others.

India to launch ocean pollution observation system

23 hrs ago
India is all set to have its own automated ocean pollution observation system this year that is expected to help monitor ocean pollution levels besides offering insights on the changes in the marine system.

India to surpass China as fastest growing large economy in 2018

1 day ago
The Sanctum Wealth Management report predicts that India will become the fastest growing large economy in the world in 2018, surpassing even China and the country’s equity market will jump to become the fifth largest in the world.

Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban launches Smart Star-Rating for garbage-free cities

1 day ago
The SMART star-rating initiative, developed by the Swachh Bharat Mission- Urban would rate the cities on a 7-star rating system, which would be based on multiple cleanliness indicators for solid waste management.

Om Prakash Rawat appointed New Chief Election Commissioner

1 day ago
Senior-most Election Commissioner, Om Prakash Rawat has been appointed as the Chief Election Commissioner in the Election Commission. He would be succeeding outgoing CEC Achal Kumar Joti, who retires on 22nd January.

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 15 January to 21 January 2018

2 days ago
15 January to 21 January 2018: JagranJosh weekly quizzes will help you revise for competitive exams at an ease, as it hosts the most important occurrences of the week. The quizzes in this week’s segment cover topics including Vajra Prahar joint military exercise, world's biggest flooded cave and the appointment of Minister for Loneliness among others.

Researchers discover tiny bird-like dinosaur with rainbow feathers

2 days ago
Researchers have discovered 161 million-year-old fossils of a tiny bird-like dinosaur named Caihong juji from China that sported flashy rainbow feathers and a bony crest on its snout to attract mates.

Current Affairs in Short: 20 January 2018

2 days ago
The former Chief Minister of Gujarat, Anandiben Patel has been appointed by President Ram Nath Kovind as the new Governor of Madhya Pradesh. Patel would be replacing Om Prakash Kohli, who was holding the additional charge of the office of MP Governor along with the office of Gujarat Governor.

Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 15 January to 20 January 2018

3 days ago
The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 15 January and 20 January 2018. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include the appointment of Minister for loneliness, ‘Top 100 Global Technology Leaders’ list and the world’s largest air purifier among others.

Finance Minister launches National CSR Data Portal & Corporate Data Portal

3 days ago
The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley has launched the National CSR Data Portal & Corporate Data Portal to enable greater transparency in corporate governance and promote accountability to the public at large.

GST Council cuts rate on 82 goods and services, introduces measures against tax evasion

3 days ago
The 25th GST Council meeting chaired by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has recommended rate cuts on 83 items including 53 services and 29 goods and the introduction of ‘anti-evasion measures’ to take care of faltering indirect tax revenue.

Union Government launches Cyber Surakshit Bharat initiative

3 days ago
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has launched Cyber Surakshit Bharat initiative in association with National e-Governance Division and industry partners to strengthen the cybersecurity ecosystem in India.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 19 January 2018

3 days ago
A group of archaeologist has discovered the world’s biggest flooded cave in Mexico. The researchers connected two underwater caverns in eastern Mexico to reveal what is believed to be the biggest flooded cave on the planet.

Current Affairs in Short: 19 January 2018

3 days ago
The Union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot has launched 100 accessible websites for Divyangs. The websites especially meant for the visually impaired, use features such as screen readers and screen magnifiers, which can relay website content to the user in audio format.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 19 January 2018

3 days 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 like girl child week, Whatsapp business app and world's biggest flooded cave among others.

India becomes member of Australia Group

3 days ago
India has joined the Australia Group export control regime, an informal forum that seeks to ensure that exports do not contribute to the development of chemical or biological weapons. India is the first South Asian nation to become its full-time member.

Archaeologists discover world's biggest flooded cave

Jan 19, 2018
A group of archaeologist has discovered the world’s biggest flooded cave in Mexico. The researchers connected two underwater caverns in eastern Mexico to reveal what is believed to be the biggest flooded cave on the planet.

Maharashtra becomes the first state to unveil public cloud policy

Jan 19, 2018
The state of Maharashtra has become the first state to come up with a public cloud policy, virtually mandating its departments to shift their data storage onto the cloud, creating a USD 2 billion opportunity for the industry.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Benjamin Netanyahu inaugurate 'iCreate'

Jan 19, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have inaugurated the iCREATE facility at Deo Dholera Village in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that innovation has a key role to play in bringing the people of India and Israel closer to each other.

Morning Current Affairs: 19 January 2018

Jan 19, 2018
The Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal has launched the ‘girl child week’, a week-long programme to celebrate the girl child and to create awareness about gender equality, ahead of the National Girl Child Day on 24 January.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 18 January 2018

Jan 18, 2018
India has successfully test-fired the indigenously developed long-range surface-to-surface Intercontinental ballistic missile, Agni-5, off the coast of Odisha. Unlike other missiles of Agni series, the latest one ‘Agni-5’ is the most advanced, as it is incorporated with new technologies in terms of navigation and guidance, warhead and engine.

Current Affairs in Short: 18 January 2018

Jan 18, 2018
The Supreme Court of India has opened the doors for an all-India release of Sanjay Leela Bansali’s controversial film ‘Padmaavat’ by staying the orders issued by some of the states including Rajasthan and Haryana that prohibited the screening of the film.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 18 January 2018

Jan 18, 2018
18 January 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 topics like Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards 2016, ICC awards and world’s largest air purifier among others.

India announces $350 million Solar Development Fund

Jan 18, 2018
India announced setting up of a $350 million solar development fund for solar projects financing. The International Solar Alliance (ISA) Framework Agreement entered into force on the 6th December, 2017, upon receipt of 15 ratifications. The ISA’s major objectives include global deployment of over 1,000GW of solar generation capacity and mobilisation of investment of over US$ 1000 billion into solar energy by 2030.

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