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Current Affairs in Short: 20 January 2018

22 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.

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.

Morning Current Affairs: 19 January 2018

2 days 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.

UK appoints 'Minister for loneliness'

3 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

3 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

3 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.

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

Jan 17, 2018
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’

Jan 17, 2018
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.

Morning Current Affairs: 17 January 2018

Jan 17, 2018
The United States has withheld more than half of the 125 million dollars worth initial aid that it had planned to give to the United Nations Relief and Welfare Agency for the Palestinians. The move is expected to lead to devastating consequences for hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 16 January 2018

Jan 16, 2018
The Union Government has decided to end Haj subsidy from this year, as a part of its policy to 'empower minorities without appeasement'. Despite the withdrawal, a record number of 1.75 lakh Muslims would be undertaking the pilgrimage this year from India after Saudi Arabia increased India's quota by 5,000.

Current Affairs in Short: 16 January 2018

Jan 16, 2018
16 January 2018: The section covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams such as agreement for the return of displaced Rohingyas, 'Free Karachi' campaign, return of 26/11 survivor and voter felicitation in Meghalaya among others.

Vice Admiral AB Singh appointed as Chief of Staff of Western Naval Command

Jan 16, 2018
Vice Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh, AVSM, VSM took over as Chief of Staff, Western Naval Command, succeeding Vice Admiral Ravneet Singh, AVSM, NM. Prior to his appointment to the post, Vice Admiral AB Singh served as the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Strategic Forces Command.

Morning Current Affairs: 16 January 2017

Jan 16, 2018
The Supreme Court of India has announced the composition of a 5-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice of India Justice Dipak Mishra to hear crucial cases. Some of the cases falling in the line-up of crucial cases include challenging the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Act and the 2013 apex court judgment re-criminalising gay sex between consenting adults.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 15 January 2018

Jan 15, 2018
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDA) has introduced face authentication as an additional means of Aadhaar authentication along with fingerprint and iris scan. The move will enable easy authentication for those individuals who face difficulties in other biometric authentication such as fingerprint and iris scan.

Current Affairs One Liners of the day: 15 January 2018

Jan 15, 2018
15 January 2018: The one liner of 15 January covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liners cover important happenings like: • International Workshop on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure. • Re-imposition of ban on women buying alcohol. • Death of former Union Minister Raghunath Jha.

Historic War memorial Teen Murti Chowk renamed after Israeli city Haifa

Jan 15, 2018
The Teen Murti Chowk in central Delhi was formally renamed as Teen Murti-Haifa, after Israeli city Haifa in a solemn ceremony attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu.

WEF ranks India 30th on global manufacturing index; Japan tops list

Jan 15, 2018
Among BRICS nations, Russia is ranked 35th, Brazil 41st and South Africa at 45th place. India has been placed in the 'Legacy' group along with Hungary, Mexico, Philippines, Russia, Thailand and Turkey, among others. China figures among 'leading countries', while Brazil and South Africa are in nascent ones.

7th edition of Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav begins in Karnataka

Jan 15, 2018
The seventh edition of the Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav, under the Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat programme, has begun in Bengaluru, Karnataka. The Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat programme was launched in 2017 to promote engagement among the people of different states to enhance mutual understanding and bonding.

Morning Current Affairs: 15 January 2017

Jan 15, 2018
The 70th Army Day was observed across the nation on 14 January 2018. The day is celebrated annually to commemorate the day when General KM Carriappa took over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Armed Forces post Independence.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 12 January 2018

Jan 12, 2018
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 12 January 2018 launched 31 satellites along with Cartosat-2 satellite on its 44.4-metre tall Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C40) rocket. The polar rocket was launched from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

Election Commission constitutes Umesh Sinha Committee to suggest changes to RP Act, 1951

Jan 12, 2018
• It will study the impact of new media and social media during the “silence period”, the 48 hours period prior to elections and its implication in view of Section 126 of the RP Act.• After a thorough study, it will suggest modifications to the election law and model code of conduct.

Indu Malhotra, first woman lawyer to be directly promoted as Supreme Court judge

Jan 12, 2018
The senior advocate Indu Malhotra has been recommended as a judge of the Supreme Court by the collegium of Supreme Court. Indu Malhotra would become the first woman lawyer to be directly appointed as a judge of the highest court. Indu Malhotra will be the 7th woman judge since independence to make it to the Supreme Court. At present, Justice R Banumathi is the lone woman judge in the apex court.

Morning Current Affairs: 12 January 2018

Jan 12, 2018
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch 31 satellite in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh today. It will be the first space mission of India in 2018. Among these 31 satellites, three will be of India and 28 of six other countries. These satellites will be launched onboard the PSLV-C40 rocket.

Current Affairs in Short: 11 January 2018

Jan 11, 2018
US travel advisory puts India at level 2: India has been ranked Level 2 (exercise increased caution), while Pakistan has been placed in Level 3 (reconsider travel). Level 1 advises travellers to exercise normal precaution, while Level 4, which has countries like Afghanistan, recommends "Do Not Travel". Railway launches SFOORTI App: In a major digital initiative to help plan the traffic flows and optimize freight operations, Ministry of Railways have launched Smart Freight Operation Optimisation & Real Time Information (SFOORTI) App for Freight Managers which provides features for monitoring and managing freight business using Geographic Information System (GIS) Views and Dashboard.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 11 January 2018

Jan 11, 2018
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 11 January 2018 began the 28-hour countdown to launch 31 satellite in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. It will be the first space mission of India in 2018. Among these 31 satellites, three will be of India and 28 of six other countries. These satellites will be launched onboard the PSLV-C40 rocket.

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