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November 2018 Current Affairs

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 22 November 2018

Nov 22, 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 ‘Zarya’ launch, J&K state assembly dissolved and the release of India-Vietnam Joint Statement among others.

WTO to set up panels to rule on US tariff disputes

Nov 22, 2018
The World Trade Organization (WTO) agreed to hear grievances from a number of countries over new US steel and aluminium tariffs, as well as complaints from Washington over retaliatory duties.

India, Vietnam issue joint statement

Nov 22, 2018
India and Vietnam released a Joint Statement on November 21, 2018 after extensive talks between Vietnam President Nguyen Phu Trong and Indian President Ram Nath Kovind, during the latter’s state visit to Vietnam from November 18-20, 2018.

HRD Minister launches ‘Institution’s Innovation Council’ programme

Nov 22, 2018
Union HRD Minister, Prakash Javadekar launched the Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC) programme under Innovation cell of the Ministry of Human Resource Development through video conferencing in New Delhi.

International Space Station completes 20 years

Nov 22, 2018
The International Space Station has turned 20 years old on November 20, 2018. The project was kicked by Russian space agency Roscosmos when it launched its Zarya module from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on November 20, 1998.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 21 November 2018

Nov 21, 2018
The Australian Government has announced that it would not sign the UN Global Compact for Migration saying that the agreement would undermine its existing immigration policies. Australia's harsh immigration policy detains asylum-seekers who try to reach the country by boat on remote Pacific islands.

Current Affairs in Short: 21 November 2018

Nov 21, 2018
Patients across the country have saved around Rs 15,000 crore under government’s initiative of ensuring ‘Affordable, Quality Medicines for All’. It is a big step in ensuring that no citizen suffers due to lack of affordable and good quality medicines.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 21 November 2018

Nov 21, 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 UN pact on migration, Erik Solheim and International prototype of kilogram among others.

Australia refuses to sign UN migration pact

Nov 21, 2018
The Australian Government has announced that it would not sign the UN Global Compact for Migration saying that the agreement would undermine its existing immigration policies. According to the Australian government, the nation’s immigration policy already promotes safe, orderly and regular migration.

UN environment Chief Erik Solheim resigns amid audit on travel expenses

Nov 21, 2018
UN Environment Chief Erik Solheim has resigned from his post following an audit report questioning his huge travel expenses. A UN audit had found that Solheim had spent nearly five lakh US dollar on travel. The unjustified travel expenses come at a time when the world body is struggling with shrinking budgets.

Gujarat launches intensive project to conserve Gir lions

Nov 21, 2018
Gujarat government on November 20, 2018 launched a Rs 351-crore project for the conservation of the Gir lions. The project is launched in the backdrop of the Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) outbreak that claimed 23 Asiatic lions lives.

WB passes bill to give land rights to enclave dwellers

Nov 21, 2018
To end an era of undecided future for the people residing West Bengal (WB) enclaves, the WB Assembly unanimously passed a bill to provide land rights to enclave dwellers in north Bengal.

26th General Conference on Weights and Measures redefines standard definition of Kg

Nov 21, 2018
The 26th CGPM was special and historic, as the members voted for the redefinition of 130-years-old “Le grand K – the SI unit of kg” in terms of the fundamental Planck’s constant (h). The new definitions will come into force on May 20, 2019.

India asks WTO to set up panel against US for high import duty on steel, aluminium

Nov 21, 2018
India’s trade dispute with America has reached to a next level in the World Trade Organization (WTO), as India asked the WTO to form a panel against the USA for imposing high import duties on aluminium and certain steel products.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 20 November 2018

Nov 20, 2018
The World Toilet Day was observed across the world on November 19 to inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis and ensure that everyone has a safe toilet by 2030. This is part of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal 6, which aims to ensure availability and sustainable management of sanitation and water for all by 2030.

Current Affairs in Short: 20 November 2018

Nov 20, 2018
The RBI board has decided to set up a high-powered committee to examine issues related to surplus capital of Rs 9.69 lakh crore with the central bank and advised it to consider a scheme for restructuring stressed assets in the MSME sector.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 20 November 2018

Nov 20, 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 Ease of Doing Business Grand Challenge, 26th General Conference on Weights & Measures and 1857 Rebellion among others.

SC to direct states to implement draft witness protection scheme

Nov 20, 2018
The Supreme Court of India has said that it would direct all the states to implement the draft witness protection scheme framed by the Centre in consultation with the National Legal Services Authority. The issue had cropped up when the top court was hearing a PIL seeking protection for witnesses in rape cases involving Asaram Bapu.

Prime Minister launches Ease of Doing Business Grand Challenge

Nov 20, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the Ease of Doing Business grand challenge on resolving seven identified ease of doing business problems with the use of cutting-edge technologies. The challenge is open to all young Indians, start-ups and private enterprises.

RBI Board meeting: Key decisions

Nov 20, 2018
Tensions between the Reserve Bank of India and the government seemed to have some what eased.The RBI appeared to have backed down on several issues such loan restructuring for small businesses, easier norms for weak banks, and pumping of more cash into the system.The decisions came at a board meeting.

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