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Monthly Current Affairs 2017-18

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 16 April to 22 April 2018

23 hrs ago
16 April to 22 April 2018: 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 like CHESS mission, Study in India portal and Pocket Cop project among others.

Cow may be the biggest mammal in 200 years: Study

1 day ago
A new study states that the domestic cow may be the largest land mammal on Earth in 200 years if the loss of large-bodied and currently threatened animals continues in the future. The research team led by the University of New Mexico demonstrated that mammal biodiversity loss, which is a major conservation concern today, is part of a long-term trend lasting at least 125,000 years.

North Korea to halt its nuclear tests, ICBM launches

1 day ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has declared that the nation would be halting its nuclear tests and intercontinental missile launches and will shut down its atomic test site. President Trump welcomed the North's announcement, calling it ‘big progress’.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 16 April to 21 April 2018

1 day ago
Syria has returned to France the prestigious Legion d'honneur presented to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. President Assad was decorated with the highest class of the award, the Grand Croix, in 2001 after he took power following the death of his father.

Government to roll out initiative for prevention & control of viral hepatitis

1 day ago
The Union Health Ministry has decided to roll out an initiative for prevention and control of viral hepatitis. Viral hepatitis is recognised as a public health problem worldwide. India is committed to eliminating the disease by 2030.

Opposition submits motion to impeach Chief Justice Dipak Misra

1 day ago
In a first, seven opposition parties led by the Indian National Congress have submitted a notice to the Rajya Sabha Chairman and Vice President, M Venkaiah Naidu for the impeachment of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra.

Deepika Padukone, Virat Kohli among TIME's 100 Most Influential People

1 day ago
The list also features the Heads of various countries such as Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Chinese President Xi Jinping, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and Bangladesh's Prime Minister Shiekh Hasina.

Commonwealth Heads of Government summit concludes

1 day ago
The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting concluded in London, the United Kingdom on April 20. This is the first time in a decade that an Indian Prime Minister is attending the event, which is held every two years, having skipped the Group summits in Perth, Colombo and Malta since 2009.

Commonwealth Games 2018: Practice Questions

2 days ago
CWG Quiz 2018: The section covers quizzes on Commonwealth Games 2018, which concluded recently at Gold Coast, Australia. India amassed a total of 66 medals including 26 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze at the Games. Overall, India was placed third behind Australia and England, which have 198 and 136 medals respectively.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 20 April 2018

2 days ago
Swaziland’s King Mswati III, Africa’s last absolute monarch, on April 19, 2018 officially changed the name of his country to the ‘Kingdom of eSwatini’.

Current Affairs in Short: 20 April 2018

2 days ago
With public debt currently at historic highs in advanced and emerging market economies, the IMF has advised countries to avoid policies that increase economic fluctuations. The global debt reached a record high in 2016 at USD 164 trillion, or almost 225 per cent of GDP.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 20 April 2018

2 days ago
20 April 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 new chief of NASA, Commonwealth Heads of Government Summit and TESS Mission among others.

Deep Italian cave may help detect life on Mars

2 days ago
Scientists have discovered signs of life in a massive cave in Italy that is located about 1300 feet below the ground. The discovery may help detect life on other planets. The scientists found variations in the isotopic content of atoms in the mineral gypsum, which is a weathering product of the cave's formation.

US Senate confirms appointment of Jim Bridenstine as NASA Administrator

2 days ago
Bridenstine will be taking over the post after almost over 12 months gap since the former Administrator Charles Bolden resigned in January 2017.

Swaziland King changes his country's name to 'Kingdom of eSwatini'

2 days ago
Now that the ‘Swaziland’ has been renamed to ‘eSwatini’, this may lead to the redrafting of the country's constitution.

Qatar approves draft law on property ownership by non-Qataris

2 days ago
Qatar has announced the approval of a draft law on regulating the ownership and use of properties by foreigners. The draft law rules that non-Qataris might own and use properties under specific conditions. The law applies to land space including buildings and residential units, in addition to the detachment units in residential complexes.

19 crore Indian adults do not have bank account: Global Findex Report 2017

2 days ago
Despite having a relatively high account ownership, India claims a large share of the global unbanked population, after China. Over 190 million Indian adults still do not have a bank account.

Facebook to roll out new privacy choices

2 days ago
Social media giant Facebook has announced that it would be rolling out new privacy experiences in compliance with EU rules. The users will be asked to review and choose what to share from the political, religious, and relationship information on their profiles.

Railway Group D Mock Questions & Model Paper: Daily Current Affairs Practice Set

3 days ago
To help the aspiring students, Jagranjosh has prepared the RRB Group D-2018 model question paper for Current Affairs/General Awareness seeing the huge demand from students. It will be uploaded daily and you can Free Download RRB Group D-2018 Previous Papers Pdf from here.

Current Affairs in Short: 19 April 2018

3 days ago
Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Minister of State for Human Resource Development Satya Pal Singh jointly launched the Study in India programme of HRD Ministry by launching the ‘Study in India’ portal.

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