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Current Affairs in Short: 19 April 2018

20 hrs 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.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 19 April 2018

20 hrs ago
The Union Government has formed a new integrated institutional mechanism, Defence Planning Committee (DPC) to reform the process of higher defence planning. The committee is expected to drive the country’s military and national security strategy, draft capability development plans and guide and accelerate defence equipment acquisitions.

Over half trillion dollars spent on HIV/AIDS worldwide: Lancet report

20 hrs ago
A comprehensive analysis of HIV/AIDS funding by the Lancet has revealed that more than half a trillion dollars have been spent on the disease worldwide between 2000 and 2015. It showed that the total health spending, separated by the source into government spending, out-of-pocket, prepaid private and development assistance for health was $562.6 billion during the period.

Saudi Arabia opens first movie theatre after 35 years

1 day ago
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has opened its first public movie theatre, after over 35 years of prohibition for religious reasons. A special screening of Marvel superhero film ‘Black Panther’ was held in Riyadh, which was attended by Saudi Culture and Information Minister Awwad Alawwad along with Saudi royalty.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 18 April 2018

1 day ago
The Supreme Court of India on April 16, 2018 struck down the order of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) that had declared the Amarnath cave shrine as a ‘silence zone’ and prohibited religious offerings such as chanting of hymns and ringing bells beyond the entry point.

Current Affairs in Short: 18 April 2018

1 day ago
The United States has notified Pakistan that the diplomats at their embassy in Washington and at consulates in other cities would not be able to travel beyond 40 kilometres of their offices without permission from May 1.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 17 April 2018

2 days ago
Indian tennis star Yuki Bhambri has broken back into the top-100 of ATP men’s singles ranking for the first time since February 2016. As per the latest ranking, he jumped 22 places to his career-best rank of 83.

Current Affairs in Short: 17 April 2018

2 days ago
The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) was on April 16, 2018 inducted to the Ayush Ministry's empowered committee with an objective to control misleading advertisements and exaggerated claims of its drugs.

Indian mosquitoes can transmit Zika virus infection: NIV study

3 days ago
The study demonstrated that how the Indian Aedes Aegypti mosquito, known for infecting people with dengue and chikungunya, is vulnerable to the Zika virus.

2018 Pulitzer Prize winners announced

3 days ago
This year, Reuters won the Pulitzer Prize in two categories- one is ‘International Reporting’ for coverage of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs and other in the ‘Feature Photography’ category for coverage of the Rohingya crisis.

Current Affairs in Short: 16 April 2018

3 days ago
The Supreme Court has directed the Jammu and Kashmir government to provide security to the family of the eight-year-old Kathua gangrape and murder victim. The apex court also directed the state police to provide adequate security at the observation home where a juvenile accused has been kept.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 16 April 2018

3 days ago
The 21st Commonwealth Games concluded on April 15, 2018 at Gold Coast, Australia. Legendary boxer Mary Kom was the flagbearer for the Indian delegation at the closing ceremony.

Dharmendra to be conferred Raj Kapoor Lifetime Achievement award

3 days ago
Veteran Bollywood actor Dharmendra will be conferred with the prestigious Raj Kapoor Lifetime Achievement award and filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani will be conferred with the Raj Kapoor Special Contribution award.

India to host second edition of IMC in October 2018

Apr 15, 2018
The second edition of India Mobile Congress (IMC) is scheduled to be held from October 25-27, 2018 in New Delhi. The second edition of India Mobile Congress (IMC) is scheduled to be held from October 25-27, 2018 in New Delhi. The decision was taken after the successful debut of the first edition in 2017.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 9 April to 14 April 2018

Apr 14, 2018
The Supreme Court ruled on April 11 that the Chief Justice of India is the ‘first among equals’ and has the constitutional authority to decide allocation of cases and setting up of benches to hear them. The judgment came while dismissing a PIL seeking framing of guidelines for rational and transparent allocation of cases and constitution of benches to hear them.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 13 April 2018

Apr 13, 2018
The Day 9 of Commonwealth Games kick started with the Indian shooters adding two gold and one silver to India’s total medal tally. While, 15-year-old Anish Bhanwala became India's youngest gold medalist in the 25m Rapid Fire final, in the women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions final, Indian shooters Tejaswini Sawant and Anjum Moudgil came out at the top by winning gold and silver medals respectively.

Current Affairs in Short: 13 April 2018

Apr 13, 2018
The Board of Directors of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) on April 12, 2018 approved USD 140 Million loan to improve rural connectivity in India.

Indian courts ordered 109 death sentences in 2017: Amnesty report

Apr 13, 2018
According to Amnesty International’s global report ‘Death Sentences and Executions’, the Indian courts gave away 109 death sentences in 2017 but no executions were carried out. The report revealed that the number of death penalties imposed for murder in India had gone down from 87 in 2016 to 51 in 2017.

65th National Film Awards announced

Apr 13, 2018
Amit V Masurkar's ‘Newton’ movie won the Best Hindi language film award, while Pankaj Tripathi received a special mention for his performance in the same film.

India top recipient of Commonwealth FDI: Report

Apr 12, 2018
India remained the top recipient of Greenfield FDI Between the period 2005 and 2016 from the Commonwealth; more than doubling the amount it received over 10 years.

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