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Monthly Current Affairs 2018

SC directs Tamil Nadu to consider reducing water level at Mullaperiyar dam by 3 ft

7 hrs ago
The Supreme Court has directed the Tamil Nadu government to consider lowering the water level at Mullaperiyar dam to 139 feet from the current 142 feet. The directive comes considering the ‘grave’ flood situation in all the 14 districts of Kerala.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 17 August 2018

7 hrs ago
Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away on August 16, 2018 following a prolonged illness at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. He was 93. He was admitted at the AIIMS on June 11, 2018.

Current Affairs in Short: 17 August 2018

7 hrs ago
The mortal remains of Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee were consigned to flames with full state honour at Smriti Sthal in New Delhi late evening on August 17. Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with BJP President Amit Shah, host of cabinet Ministers, many Chief Ministers and other leaders walked alongside the casket from BJP headquarters to Smriti Sthal.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 17 August 2018

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17 August 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 death of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Assam NRC draft and Kerala floods among others.

SC directs Assam NRC coordinator to submit data of excluded people

11 hrs ago
The Supreme Court has asked the Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) coordinator to submit the data of district-wise percentage of the population excluded from the NRC draft in the state. The apex court said that the claim and objection forms on the Assam NRC issue will be made available to the general public from August 20.

Nandula Raghuram elected as Chair of International Nitrogen Initiative

11 hrs ago
The International Nitrogen Initiative (INI) is an international program, set up in 2003 under sponsorship of the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) and from the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program (IGBP).

US forms ‘Iran Action Group’ for post-nuclear deal policy

14 hrs ago
US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo has announced the formation of the Iran Action Group (IAG) to coordinate and run the country's policy towards Iran. The IAG will lead the way in growing efforts with nations that share the same understanding of the Iranian threat as the United States.

Ministry of Agriculture proposes to UNFAO to declare 2019 as ‘International Year of Millets’

14 hrs ago
The adoption of this proposal by the FAO with the support of its Member Nations will enable it to be moved to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) for declaration of an upcoming year as International Year of Millets.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Major events; Key milestones of his political journey

15 hrs ago
Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the first non-Congress Prime Minister to serve a full five-year term. Vajpayee served three terms as the Prime Minister of India. He served the first term in 1996 for just 13 days. During his second term in 1998-199, he served for 13 months. In his final and third term, he served the nations for full five years from 1999-2004.

Railway Ministry launches ‘Digital Screens’ at 22 stations

1 day ago
The Union Ministry of Railways has launched ‘Digital Screens’ to spread awareness about Indian Railways Heritage. The project aims at showcasing the legacy of Indian Railways through one to two minute-long movie clips on digital LED screens at the entrance gate of railway stations and also at different comfort areas.

Current Affairs in Short: 16 August 2018

1 day ago
The Ministry of Railway launched the “digital screens” at 22 stations as an innovative low cost solution to spread awareness among public about the opulent heritage of Indian Railways.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 16 August 2018

1 day ago
The Supreme Court has approved a proposal to have hologram-based coloured stickers on vehicles which would indicate the nature of fuel being used in Delhi- National Capital Region (NCR). The colour coding will help authorities identify vehicles running on high-polluting fuel from specified routes on particular days.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 16 August 2018

1 day 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 such as Global Liveability Index 2018, death of former Indian captain and 24th World Congress of Philosophy among others.

EIU releases Global Liveability Index 2018: Vienna tops; Delhi ranks at 112th

1 day ago
Delhi and Mumbai were the only two Indian cities that featured in the EIU’s annual index. Delhi was ranked at 112th position and Mumbai fetched 117th spot.

Mario Abdo Benitez sworn in as new President of Paraguay

1 day ago
Colorado Party’s Mario Abdo Benitez has been sworn in as the new President of Paraguay for a five-year term. Benitez clinched the top spot after defeating his closest rival, Efrain Alegre from the liberal opposition alliance, by four percentage points in the nation’s elections, which were held in April 2018.

Supreme Court approves colour coding of vehicles as per fuel type

1 day ago
Considering the affidavit filed by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, a bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur, S Abdul Nazeer and Justice Deepak Gupta asked the government to implement the use of coloured stickers on vehicles plying in Delhi-National Capital Region by September 30, 2018.

Former Indian cricket captain Ajit Wadekar passes away

1 day ago
Former Indian cricket captain Ajit Wadekar, passed away at the age of 77 on August 15, 2018 after a prolonged illness. He led team India to their first overseas Test wins in England and the West Indies in 1971.

PM Modi’s Independence Day Speech 2018 - Key Highlights

1 day ago
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the launch of world's largest government-funded programme – ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyaan’. It will be launched on the birth anniversary of Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyay on September 25, 2018.

India celebrates 72nd Independence Day

2 days ago
The Day witnessed the unfurling of the National flag at Red Fort in Delhi by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. On the eve of 72nd Independence Day, President Ram Nath Kovind addressed the nation and called for creative thinking in governance that enables fast-track development and ensures social harmony.

Ramesh Powar appointed head coach of women’s cricket team

2 days ago
Former India spinner Ramesh Powar has been appointed as the head coach of the Indian women's national cricket team till the ICC World T20, which is scheduled to be held in November 2018. Power has now been handed over full-time duties as head coach till November 30.

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