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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 13 September 2018

Sep 13, 2018
13 September 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 bullet train from Kolkata to China, UN report on state of food security and Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay SanraksHan Abhiyan among others.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 13 September 2018

Sep 13, 2018
US President Donald Trump signed a new executive order on September 12, 2018 imposing sanctions on any country or foreign individual found trying to interfere in the US elections.

Trump signs new executive order imposing sanctions on foreign meddlers in US elections

Sep 13, 2018
US President Donald Trump has signed a new executive order imposing sanctions on any country or foreign individual found trying to interfere in the US elections. The sanctions not only cover the interference with the election or campaign infrastructure but also the distribution of propaganda and disinformation.

Tamil Nadu bans sale of e-cigarettes with immediate effect

Sep 13, 2018
The order says, “Although advertisements of electronic cigarettes claim they do not cause any harm, tobacco is the only legally available consumer product which kills people when it is used entirely as intended.”

Hunger reached ‘alarming’ ten-year high in 2017: UN report

Sep 13, 2018
A UN report has revealed that the number of undernourished people in the world has been on the rise since 2014, reaching an estimated 821 million in 2017, from around 804 million in 2016. The levels are same as almost a decade ago.

China plans bullet train from Kolkata to its Kunming City

Sep 13, 2018
The service is also expected to give a thrust to trade and commerce in the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar (BCIM) Economic Corridor. The BCIM project, initiated by China, is projected to run through Mandalay in Myanmar, Chittagong and Dhaka in Bangladesh, terminating in Kolkata.

ASI discovers 254 copper coins of medieval era at Khirki Mosque

Sep 13, 2018
This mosque lies on the southern periphery of the village Khirki, New Delhi. The mosque was built by Khan-i-Jahan Junan Shah, the Prime Minister of Firoz Shah Tughluq (1351-88) and is believed to be one of the seven mosques built by him.

Health Ministry prohibits manufacture, sale and distribution of Fixed Dose Combinations

Sep 13, 2018
The Union Health Ministry has prohibited the manufacture, sale and distribution of 328 Fixed Dose Combinations (FDCs) for human use with immediate effect. The Ministry has also restricted the manufacture, sale and distribution of six FDCs subject to certain conditions.

CCEA approves 100 percent electrification of Broad Gauge Routes of Indian Railways

Sep 12, 2018
The proposed electrification, which is mainly for missing links and last mile connectivity, will increase the operational efficiency, enhance the line capacity, and improve the average speed of trains.

Top Cabinet Approvals: 12 September 2018

Sep 12, 2018
The Union Cabinet approved MoU on Collaborative Research on Distributed Ledger and Block chain Technology in the context of development of digital economy by Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank)

Union Cabinet approves new umbrella scheme ‘Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay SanraksHan Abhiyan’ (PM-AASHA)

Sep 12, 2018
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved a new umbrella scheme ‘Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay SanraksHan Abhiyan’ (PM-AASHA). The scheme aims to ensure that farmers get remunerative prices for their produce as announced in the Union Budget for 2018.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 12 September 2018

Sep 12, 2018
The Election Commission of India has withdrawn the provision of NOTA (None of the above) option from ballot papers of the Rajya Sabha and the state’s Legislative Council polls as per the Supreme Court directive.

Current Affairs in Short: 12 September 2018

Sep 12, 2018
Asian Games gold medalist Amit Panghal has been nominated for this year's Arjuna awards by the Boxing Federation of India. He joined Sonia Lather and Gaurav Bidhuri in the list of boxing nominees for the second highest sporting honour after the Khel Ratna.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 12 September 2018

Sep 12, 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 Yudh Abhyas 2018, HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Act and 2018 Arjuna awards among others.

Piyush Goyal launches 'Rail Sahyog' web portal

Sep 12, 2018
Indian Railways envisaged to construct toilets in circulating areas of all stations. These toilets will contain low cost sanitary pad vending machine and incinerator in female toilets; and condom vending machine in male toilets. The approximate Cost of one station will be Rs. 22-30 lakh.

EC removes NOTA option from Rajya Sabha, Legislative Council polls

Sep 12, 2018
The Election Commission of India (ECI) on September 11, 2018 withdrew the provision of NOTA (None of the above) option from ballot papers of the Rajya Sabha and the state’s Legislative Council polls as per the Supreme Court directive.

India, Sri Lanka conduct joint naval exercise 'SLINEX 2018'

Sep 12, 2018
The sixth edition of SLINEX 2018, a joint naval exercise between the naval forces of India and Sri Lanka is currently underway in Trincomalee, a major port city of Sri Lanka. Three Navy ships from each side along with around 1,000 naval personnel from both countries are participating in the joint drill.

PM Narendra Modi announces remuneration hike for ASHA, Anganwadi workers

Sep 12, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced an increase in remuneration for those involved with the government’s Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) scheme and Anganwadi scheme. The hike will be effective from next month.

BARC’s Apsara Reactor recommissioned after 9 years

Sep 12, 2018
Apsara, the first research reactor of Asia, became operational in Trombay campus of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre in August 1956. Apsara is a light water swimming pool-type reactor with a maximum power output of one megawatt thermal (MWt).

HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Act, 2017 comes into force: In Detail

Sep 12, 2018
The Bill requires that no HIV test, medical treatment, or research will be conducted on a person without his informed consent. Every HIV infected or affected person below the age of 18 years has the right to reside in a shared household and enjoy the facilities of the household.

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