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Monthly Current Affairs 2017-18

Saudi Arabia allows women to open business without male consent

18 mins ago
In a significant move towards achieving an open and modern economy, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has allowed women to open their own businesses without the consent of a husband or male relative.

India, Iran sign MoU to avoid Double Taxation

1 hour ago
India and Iran have signed 9 agreements to strengthen their cultural ties, boost connectivity and trade and expand cooperation in various sectors including health, medicine, agriculture, traditional systems of medicine and postal cooperation.

NASA's Kepler Mission discovers nearly 100 new exoplanets

1 day ago
An international team of scientists have confirmed the discovery of nearly 100 new exoplanets. The discovery was based on the data from the second mission of NASA's Kepler Space Telescope or K2 released in 2014.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 12 February to 17 February 2018

1 day ago
The state of West Bengal on February 13, 2018 became the first one in India to opt out of the Union Government’s National Health Protection Scheme that was announced in Union Budget 2018-19.

Roger Federer surpasses Agassi to become oldest World No. 1 in tennis history

1 day ago
The Swiss champion re-claimed the top spot after a gap of over five years, which is the longest gap between stints as World No 1. He knocked off Rafael Nadal from the top and pushed him to the second place.

National Conference on doubling farmers' income to be held in Delhi

1 day ago
A National Conference with the title ‘Agriculture 2022 – Doubling Farmers’ Income’ will be organised by Agriculture Ministry in Delhi to build a consensus around appropriate recommendations and arrive at practicable solutions that can be implemented for the benefit of farmers in the country.

Botanical Survey of India signs MoU with UK’s Natural History Museum

2 days ago
The esteemed Indian scientific research organisation, BSI has signed a MoU with UK’s Natural History Museum to boost up scientific exchanges between the two nations to enable them to learn from each other and work collaboratively to address important scientific questions.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 16 February 2018

2 days ago
The Supreme Court of India on February 16, 2018 reduced Tamil Nadu’s share of Cauvery water by 14.75 tmcft water per year, diverting the same to Karnataka. The court directed the Karnataka government to release 177.25 tmcft of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu from its inter-state Biligundlu dam, which is down from the state’s earlier allocation of 192 TMC water.

Current Affairs in Short: 16 February 2018

2 days ago
The state of West Bengal has become the first one in India to opt out of the Union Government’s National Health Protection Scheme that was announced in Union Budget 2018-19. The announcement was made by the state’s Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who said that the state will not waste its hard earned resources to contribute its share to the programme.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 16 February 2018

2 days ago
16 February 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 such as Sci-Tech Oscar awards, Cauvery water dispute verdict and World Sustainable Development Summit 2018 among others.

Scientists discover new class of antibiotics in soil

2 days ago
These antibiotics can target the formation of the bacterial cell membrane or even destroy the cell wall.

Indian engineer awarded Sci-Tech Oscar Award

2 days ago
Sathaye received the award along with his team for their contribution towards the conceptualisation, design, engineering and the implementation of the innovative Shotover K1 Camera System that has been used to shoot several iconic films like the Hobbit and Spectre.

Cauvery Verdict: SC reduces Tamil Nadu’s water share, Karnataka’s increased

2 days ago
In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court of India has increased Karnataka’s share of Cauvery water and reduced the share of Tamil Nadu by 14.75 tmcft water per year. The court stated that the decision to increase the water share of Karnataka was taken due to the 10 tmcft groundwater and 4.75 tmcft drinking water requirement for Bengaluru residents.

Ministry of Railways begins recruitment process for over 89000 posts

3 days ago
The Ministry of Railways has announced one of the worlds’ largest recruitment processes for over 89 thousand posts in Group C Level I & Level II categories. The posts under Group C Level-1 category include Track maintainer, Points man, Helper, Gateman and Porter in the age group of 18-31 years.

Prime Minister inaugurateS World Sustainable Development Summit 2018

3 days ago
The World Sustainable Development Summit 2018 addressed several issues including combating land degradation, air pollution, facilitating a transition to clean energy and creating financial mechanisms to enable effective climate change mitigation.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 15 February 2018

3 days ago
India’s Punjab National Bank (PNB) has detected fraudulent transactions worth over Rs 11,300 crore at its Mumbai branch. The state-owned lender has suspended 10 of its officers and lodged a complaint against celebrity jewellery designer Nirav Modi for committing fraudulent transactions.

Current Affairs in Short: 15 February 2018

3 days ago
India has signed the second loan agreement with New Development Bank (NDB) for 100 million dollars for Rajasthan Water Sector Restructuring Project for Desert Areas. The objective of the project would be to rehabilitate the 678 kilometre long Indira Gandhi Canal system built during 1958 to 1963 to prevent seepage and conserve water.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 15 February 2018

3 days ago
15 February 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 such as India’s biggest bank fraud, ADR report on Chief Ministers and new President of Sahitya Akademi among others.

Swedish researchers find new tool to fight cancer

3 days ago
Researchers from Sweden have discovered molecules that specifically restrain a selenium-containing enzyme in the human body, which may become an important tool to fight cancer.

India number one ODI team after series win against South Africa

3 days ago
Team India clinched the top spot in the ICC ODI Team Rankings with their first-ever ODI series victory against South Africa in their home ground. Overall, this is the fifth time that the Indian team has been ranked number one in the world.

PNB’s $1.8 Billion Scam: Explained

3 days ago
State-owned lender, Punjab National Bank has suspended 10 of its officers and lodged a complaint against celebrity jewellery designer Nirav Modi for committing fraudulent transactions worth over USD 1.77 billion in one of its Mumbai branches.

Government extends anti-narcotics scheme for 3 more years

Feb 15, 2018
The centre has extended its anti-narcotics scheme for the third time for 3 more years. The scheme aims to eliminate illicit drug trafficking and drug abuse, especially among the youth of the country. Its main strategy would include reducing both supply and demand.

Scientists discover enormous reserves of mercury in permafrost

Feb 15, 2018
This discovery may have significant implications on human health and ecosystems worldwide as exposure to mercury can cause serious health problems.

Current Affairs in Short: 14 February 2018

Feb 14, 2018
The Union Government has decided to impose an extra charge of Rs 200 for those wishing to see the main mausoleum at Taj Mahal. The entry fee to the monument will also be raised from existing 40 rupees to 50 rupees and an extra Rs 200.

India’s Umang App, Aadhaar win awards at World Government Summit

Feb 14, 2018
India’s Aadhaar programme was recognised as the world’s largest biometric enabled identification programme at the recently concluded World Government Summit 2018 in Dubai.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 14 February 2018

Feb 14, 2018
The Theatre Olympics was established in 1993 at Delphi, Greece. It is a platform for theatrical exchange, a gathering place for students and masters, where a dialogue despite ideological, culture and language differences, is encouraged.

Kannada writer, Chandrashekhara Kambara elected new president of Sahitya Akademi

Feb 14, 2018
Kambara is the third Kannada author, after Vinayaka Krishna Gokak and U R Ananthamurthy, to head the institution. He was elected with a clear majority over his rivals, well-known Marathi writer Bhalchandra Nemade and Oriya writer Pratibha Ray.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 14 February 2018

Feb 14, 2018
14 February 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 2017 Sahitya Akademi Award, Maha Shivaratri and World Radio Day among others.

Health Ministry approves MCI proposal to amend the Screening Test Regulations, 2002

Feb 14, 2018
The amendment has made the National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance test (NEET) mandatory for even those who wish to pursue medical courses in foreign universities.

Out of 31 Chief Ministers, 11 have criminal cases against them: Report

Feb 14, 2018
A recent report has revealed that among all the current Chief Ministers, Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu is the wealthiest with declared assets worth over Rs 177 crore, while the lowest declared assets worth Rs 26 lakh belonged to Tripura CM Manik Sarkar.

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