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Monthly Current Affairs 2017-18

Current Affairs in Short: 20 January 2018

16 hrs 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

17 hrs 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

20 hrs 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

21 hrs 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

22 hrs 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

1 day 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

1 day 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

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

India becomes member of Australia Group

1 day 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

1 day 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.

Maharashtra becomes the first state to unveil public cloud policy

1 day ago
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'

1 day ago
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

1 day ago
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

2 days ago
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

2 days ago
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

2 days ago
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

2 days ago
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.

Virat Kohli named ICC cricketer of the year

2 days ago
Indian Captain Virat Kohli was named the ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year at the ICC annual awards that were announced in Dubai. The award is courtesy the 29-year-old’s splendid form during the qualification period, which was from September 2016 until the end of 2017.

China to fight pollution with world's largest air purifier

2 days ago
China has constructed an experimental air purifying tower called the Xian smog tower, which is touted to be the ‘world’s biggest air purifier’, to combat its severe smog and air pollution.

Health ministry simplifies referral system under CGHS

2 days ago
The Union health ministry has simplified the referral system under Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS), permitting all beneficiaries to seek OPD consultations from specialists at empanelled private hospitals after due referral. The medicines prescribed by specialists at empanelled private hospitals will be supplied by CGHS according to available generic names at the CGHS wellness centres. The validity of the advice of the central/state government specialist/CGHS medical officer shall be valid for 3-months for listed treatment.

UK appoints 'Minister for loneliness'

2 days ago
The United Kingdom has appointed Sports minister Tracey Crouch as the country’s first ‘Minister for loneliness’. The additional role would require the Minister to develop a strategy to address the issue of loneliness in the nation.

President of India confers Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards for 2016

2 days ago
The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, presented the Sangeet Natak Akademi’s Fellowships and Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards for the year 2016 at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on 17 January.

Morning Current Affairs: 18 January 2017

2 days ago
The Maharashtra state cabinet has approved one per cent reservation for orphans in government jobs under the general category. The decision is expected to help rehabilitate orphan children and secure their future.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 17 January 2018

3 days ago
Thomson Reuters has published its debut ‘Top 100 Global Technology Leaders’ list, which was topped by Microsoft, followed by Intel Corp and Cisco Systems at the 2nd and 3rd position respectively. India with five tech leaders on the list is placed third, behind Japan and Taiwan that are tied at the second place and the United States, which is at the top with the most number of tech leaders.

Current Affairs in Short: 17 January 2018

3 days ago
17 January 2018: The section covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams such as Cartosat-2’s first image, NITI Aayog’s first course on Sustainable Urban Planning and China’s new guided-missile frigate among others.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 17 January 2018

3 days ago
17 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 ‘Vajra Prahar’ military exercise, ‘Top 100 Global Technology Leaders’ list and MoU for development of logistics sector among others.

Five Indian tech companies feature in ‘Top 100 Global Tech Leaders List’

3 days ago
Thomson Reuters Corp has published its debut Top 100 Global Technology Leaders list, which was topped by Microsoft, followed by Intel Corp and Cisco Systems at the 2nd and 3rd position respectively. The list aims to identify the industry's top financially successful and organisationally sound organisations.

Defence Acquisition Council clears procurement of small arms worth Rs 3,547 Cr

3 days ago
The Defence Acquisition Council has cleared the procurement of 72,000 assault rifles and 93,895 carbines on a fast track basis to meet the immediate requirement of the troops deployed along the borders.

India, US to conduct joint military exercise ‘Vajra Prahar’

3 days ago
The Indo-US joint military exercise Vajra Prahar will be undertaken at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) in Seattle, US in the third week of January. The exercise would see a 45-member Special Forces team from Indian Army’s Southern Command train alongside US soldiers.

Department of Commerce, CII sign MoU for development of Logistics sector

3 days ago
The Department of Commerce has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for setting-up of an institutional mechanism for the integrated development of Logistics sector in the country.

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