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November 2018 Current Affairs

Jharkhand to provide free mobile phones to 28 lakh farmers, says CM

Nov 30, 2018
Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das has announced that the government will provide free mobile phones to 28 lakh farmers and a separate electric feeder for them for agriculture purpose by 2019/2021. The move will help the farmers know about the market rates and other information relating to agriculture.

Government launches new initiative to introduce school students to 22 Indian languages

Nov 30, 2018
The Union Government has launched a unique initiative called Bhasha Sangam to introduce school students to 22 Indian languages. The initiative aims to enhance linguistic tolerance and respect and promote national integration.

Emergency Response Support System: Himachal Pradesh becomes first state to launch Single Emergency Number '112'

Nov 30, 2018
To ensure safety of women, a 'SHOUT' feature has been introduced in '112 India' mobile app to seek immediate assistance from registered volunteers in the vicinity apart from assistance from ERC. The SHOUT feature is exclusively available for women.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 29 November 2018

Nov 29, 2018
The Supreme Court has upheld the constitutional validity of death penalty while awarding life term imprisonment to Chhannu Lal Verma instead of death penalty for murdering three persons including two women.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 29 November 2018

Nov 29, 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 such as the carbon neutral goal, new UPSC Chairman and the Indian awardee of the highest French civilian honour among others.

Current Affairs in Short: 29 November 2018

Nov 29, 2018
University Grants Commission decided to set up a Consortium of Academic and Research Ethics (CARE) which will prepare a fresh list of credible quality journals in the non-science disciplines. The the percentage of research articles published in poor quality journals is reported to be high in India which has adversely affected its image.

Maharashtra legislative assembly passes Maratha Reservation Bill

Nov 29, 2018
The state legislative assembly of Maharashtra has passed the Maratha Reservation Bill, approving 16 per cent reservation for the Maratha community in education and job sectors. The bill will now be sent to the state’s upper house, the legislative council.

EU aims to be first carbon neutral economy by 2050

Nov 29, 2018
The European Union on November 28, 2018 urged government, businesses, citizens and regions to join it in an ambitious plan to cut emissions and make the bloc carbon neutral by 2050. The EU’s strategic long-term vision relies on its member states to take action.

Saubhagya Scheme: 8 States achieve 100% household electrification; total 15 States now have 100% household electrification

Nov 29, 2018
Earlier on October 15, 2018, the Government launched an award scheme under the umbrella Saubhagya Scheme, also known as Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana. The Saubhagya award scheme will felicitate the power distribution companies (DISCOMs) and Power Department of the States and their employees for achieving 100 percent household electrification.

IFFI 2018: Donbass wins the Golden Peacock Award; Lijo Jose Pellissery wins Best Director Award

Nov 29, 2018
'Walking with the Wind', directed by Praveen Morchhale, won The ICFT –UNESCO Gandhi Medal instituted by the International Council for Film, Television and Audiovisual Communication, Paris and UNESCO. The criteria for the Gandhi Medal reflect UNESCO’s fundamental mandate of building peace in the mind of men and women, particularly human rights.

Capital Punishment in India: SC upholds constitutional validity of death penalty; Justice Kurian Joseph dissents

Nov 29, 2018
While delivering the judgment, a three-judge bench comprising Justices Kurian Joseph, Deepak Gupta and Hemant Gupta expressed different opinions with Justice Joseph saying that the provision of capital punishment has failed to become a deterrent and the other two holding its continuance in the rarest of rare cases.

India, China sign protocol on hygiene requirements for export of fish meal, fish oil

Nov 29, 2018
India and China have signed a protocol on hygiene and inspection requirements for the exports in New Delhi during the visit of Hu Wei, the Vice Minister of China’s General Administration of Customs. The Chinese delegation discussed issues regarding market access for products such as milk and milk products, agricultural goods like soy meal, fruits and vegetables, tobacco and pharmaceuticals.

ISRO successfully launches HySIS satellite aboard PSLV-C43

Nov 29, 2018
The Indian Space Research Organisation has successfully launched a hyperspectral imaging satellite, an earth observation satellite along with 30 foreign commercial satellites from Sriharikota launch centre in Andhra Pradesh.

Arvind Saxena appointed as Chairman of UPSC

Nov 29, 2018
President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed Arvind Saxena as the new Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission. He joined as a member of the Commission in May 2015 and has been performing the duties of the post of Chairman since June 2018.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 28 November 2018

Nov 28, 2018
The Union Government on November 27, 2018 conferred the ‘Miniratna status: Category –I’ on the National Projects Construction Corporation Limited (NPCC). The empowerment of Miniratna Status will help NPCC in taking speedy decisions by enhancing the delegation of powers to the Board.

Wipro Chairman Azim Premji conferred highest French civilian honour

Nov 28, 2018
Indian business tycoon and philanthropist Azim Premji was bestowed with the highest French civilian distinction, Knight of the Legion of Honour in Bengaluru on November 28, 2018. He received the award for his outstanding contribution to developing the information technology industry in India, his economic outreach in France and his laudable contribution to the society as a philanthropist.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 28 November 2018

Nov 28, 2018
28 November 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 Captain of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 XI, PaiSA portal and BCCI guidelines on age fraud among others.

Donald Trump to hold trilateral meeting with PM Narendra Modi, Japan’s Shinzo Abe

Nov 28, 2018
US President Donald Trump will hold a trilateral meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe this week on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Argentina. The trilateral meet would be an expansion of the bilateral meeting between Trump and Abe.

Shut down of Sterlite Copper plant: NGT Committee rules that closure is against natural justice

Nov 28, 2018
The Tamil Nadu government on May 28, 2018 ordered the permanent closure of the controversial Sterlite Copper factory in Thoothukudi or Tuticorin, following major protests against the operation of the plant that led to the killing of 13 people and left around 100 wounded.

Current Affairs in Short: 28 November 2018

Nov 28, 2018
The International Cricket Council on November 26, 2018 submitted its bid for the inclusion of T20 women's cricket in the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Cricket has made just one appearance at the Games previously, with men playing in 1998 in Kuala Lumpur.

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