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Sabarimala temple verdict: Supreme Court allows entry of women of all ages

Sep 28, 2018
The Supreme Court of India has allowed the entry of women into the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple in Kerala. The apex court held that women, irrespective of their age, have the right to enter the temple.

Asian Games Quiz 2018: Practice Questions

Sep 5, 2018
The section covers quizzes on the 18th Asian Games, which was hosted by Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia from August 18 to September 2, 2018. India concluded its run at the Asian Games with a record show that boasted of a total of 69 medals, including 15 gold, 24 silver and 30 bronze.

President Ram Nath Kovind’s visit to Cyprus: Key Highlights

Sep 4, 2018
One of MoUs was signed between Financial Intelligence Unit of India and Unit for Combating Money Laundering of Cyprus on combating money laundering. This agreement would further strengthen the institutional framework to facilitate investment cross-flows.

Health Ministry releases draft rules on sale of drugs by e-pharmacies

Sep 3, 2018
The Union Health Ministry has released draft rules on sale of drugs by e-pharmacies to regulate online sale of medicines across the country. The rules aim to provide patients access to genuine drugs from authentic online portals.

India records best-ever performance at Asian Games 2018: In Detail

Sep 3, 2018
India with a haul of 69 medals including 15 gold recorded its best-ever performance in the history of Asian Games at the 2018 edition held in Jakarta and Palembang in Indonesia. India set a new record for most medals won and equaled its previous record for maximum gold medals at the Asian Games.

Indus Waters Treaty: India, Pakistan agree to undertake Treaty mandated tours on both sides

Sep 3, 2018
During the meeting, technical discussions were held on implementation of various hydroelectric projects under the provisions of Indus Waters Treaty 1960 including Pakal Dul (1000 MW) and Lower Kalnai (48 MW) projects in Jammu and Kashmir.

Vodafone-Idea merger completed; creating India’s largest telecom service provider

Sep 3, 2018
The New Board of Directors comprises 12 Directors including six Independent Directors. Kumar Mangalam Birla is the Chairman.The Board appointed Balesh Sharma as the CEO of the Vodafone Idea Limited.

Asian Games 2018: India ends Asian Games campaign with best medal haul

Sep 3, 2018
The 18th edition of Asian Games concluded in Jakarta, Indonesia on September 2, 2018. India concluded its run at the Asian Games with a record show that boasted of a total of 69 medals, including 15 gold, 24 silver and 30 bronze. The previous highest medal tally for India was at the 2010 edition in Guangzhou, China where they had finished sixth with 14 gold, 17 silver and 34 bronze.

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 27 August to 2 September 2018

Sep 2, 2018
The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise at ease. The week's updated quizzes cover the topics like 4th BIMSTEC Summit, Project Navlekha and Gaganyaan mission among others.

India, Nepal sign MoU on preliminary survey of railway line between Raxaul, Kathmandu

Sep 2, 2018
India and Nepal have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on conducting a preliminary survey of a railway line connecting Indian border town Raxaul to Nepal's capital Kathmandu.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 27 August to 1 September 2018

Sep 1, 2018
India’s first flight powered by Biofuel landed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on August 27. The test flight had taken off from Dehradun. The experiment is first-of-its-kind in India.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches India Post Payments Bank

Sep 1, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB), which seeks to leverage the expansive network of the postal department to ensure financial inclusion for the masses, at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi

Law Commission floats Consultation Paper on family law reform

Sep 1, 2018
The Law Commission has floated a Consultation Paper on Family Law Reform. The paper discusses a range of provisions within all family laws, secular or personal and suggests a number of changes in the form of potential amendments and fresh enactments.

Home for widows ‘Krishna Kutir’ inaugurated in UP's Vrindavan

Sep 1, 2018
The widows’ home ‘Krishna Kutir’ was set up by the Ministry of Women and Child Development under its ‘Swadhar Greh Scheme’. The Ministry started the ‘Swadhar Greh scheme’ to provide such facilities to abandoned women.

Uttarakhand HC declares fatwas as unconstitutional

Sep 1, 2018
The Uttarakhand High Court has declared fatwas as unconstitutional and illegal. The high court banned all the religious bodies and statutory panchayats in the state from issuing fatwas. The issuance of fatwa infringes upon the statutory rights, fundamental rights, dignity, status, honour and obligation of individuals.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 31 August 2018

Aug 31, 2018
Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, along with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on August 31, 2018 inaugurated the widows’ home ‘Krishna Kutir’ at Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 31 August 2018

Aug 31, 2018
31 August 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 Atal rankings, 18th Asian Games and BIMSTEC Summit among others.

Current Affairs in Short: 31 August 2018

Aug 31, 2018
The Supreme Court has adjourned hearing on petitions challenging constitutional validity of Article 35 A to second week of January 2019. The Article empowers the Jammu and Kashmir legislature to define the state’s permanent residents and their special rights.

India, ADB sign USD 346 million loan to improve state highways in Karnataka

Aug 31, 2018
This KSHIP-lll project will upgrade about 419 kilometres of state highways to two- and four-lane with paved shoulders; and will reconstruct, widen, and strengthen culverts and bridges.

4th BIMSTEC Summit: Kathmandu Declaration adopted by Member States

Aug 31, 2018
The Theme of 4th BIMSTEC Summit was 'Towards a Peaceful, Prosperous and Sustainable Bay of Bengal Region'. The theme will help shape a collective response to the common aspirations and challenges by the member countries.
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