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Election Commission launches 'cVigil' App to help voters share malpractice proof

Oct 15, 2018
cVIGIL will allow anyone in the election-bound state to report violations of Model Code of Conduct (MCC) that comes into effect from the date of announcement of elections and goes on till a day after the polls.

Parliament passes Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill, 2018

Aug 11, 2018
The Bill allows the withdrawal of a resolution application submitted to the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) under the Code. This decision can be taken with the approval of 90 percent of the committee of creditors.

President approves Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill

Aug 6, 2018
President Ram Nath Kovind has given his assent to the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2018, which seeks to prevent economic offenders from fleeing the country and evading the legal process.

20 Most Important Current Affairs of July 2018

Aug 6, 2018
Jagranjosh.com brings to you July 2018 Monthly Recap that summarises the top Current Affairs of the month, covering topics like Pakistan Elections Results 2018, National Register of Citizens, BRICS Summit 2018, Supreme Court judgements, FIFA World Cup, and Net Neutrality among others.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 1 August 2018

Aug 1, 2018
The Supreme Court has ruled that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) prepared for State of Assam was only a draft, and hence it cannot be the basis of any action by any authority against anyone.

Assam-NRC Draft can’t be basis of any action by any authority: SC

Aug 1, 2018
The Court passed the order following the increasing concerns about the exclusion of approximately forty lakh persons from the final draft list of NRC that was published on July 30, 2018.

Government to soon introduce bill proposing death penalty for mob lynching

Jul 31, 2018
The Union Government is planning to introduce a bill proposing death penalty for those guilty of the crime of lynching. As per reports, over 69 people have been killed across India in incidents of mob violence.

Ministry of Shipping issues new guidelines for improving treasury investment for Major Ports

Jul 31, 2018
With the launch of new guidelines, many ports including Kandla, Goa, JNPT, New Mangalore and Visakhapatnam will now switch the investment pattern with higher rate of return. The estimated financial benefit would show up in the books of accounts of major ports from 2018–19.

World Day against Trafficking in Persons observed globally

Jul 31, 2018
The World Day against Trafficking in Persons was observed across the world on July 30 with the theme ‘Responding to the trafficking of children and young people’. This year’s campaign aims to highlight the fact that almost one-third of trafficking victims are children.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 31 July 2018

Jul 31, 2018
The Lok Sabha on July 30, 2018 passed the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018 that proposes to enhance punishment for rape of a child. The Bill amends the Indian Penal Code (IPC), 1860 to increase the minimum punishment for rape of women from seven years to ten years.

Current Affairs in Short: 31 July 2018

Jul 31, 2018
The Union IT ministry has launched a desktop software e-Aksharayan to enable editing of text printed on scanned documents. The software will convert scanned printed Indian language documents into a fully editable text format in Unicode encoding.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 31 July 2018

Jul 31, 2018
31 July 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 E-Government Development Survey 2018, India’s status elevated to Strategic Trade Authorization-1 and e-Aksharayan software among others.

Lok Sabha passes Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018

Jul 31, 2018
Rape is the fourth most common crime against women in India. Around 40,000 rape cases were reported in the country in 2016. The victims were children in 40 percent of those cases.

India breaks into top 100 in UN’s E-Government index

Jul 31, 2018
India has jumped 22 places to break into the top 100 of the United Nation’s E-Government Index 2018. India, which was ranked 118 in 2014, jumped 11 places to be ranked 96 in 2018. The jump shows how digital technologies and innovations are impacting the public sector and changing people’s everyday lives.

US elevates India’s status to ease export controls for high-tech product sales

Jul 31, 2018
The United States has eased export controls for high-technology product sales to India by elevating its status to a Strategic Trade Authorisation-1 (STA-1) country. With the move, the United States has granted India the same access as NATO allies, Australia, Japan and South Korea.

DAC approves Implementation Guidelines to ensure timely delivery of equipment to Armed Forces

Jul 31, 2018
The guidelines lay emphasis on incentivisation of transfer of technology and Global Majors, who in collaboration with Indian Partners are ready to make India a regional and global manufacturing hub.

Parliament passes Bill for merger of five subsidiary banks with SBI

Jul 31, 2018
The Bill seeks to repeal the State Bank of India (Subsidiary Banks) Act, 1959, the State Bank of Hyderabad Act, 1956. These Acts established the State Bank of Bikaner, State Bank of Mysore, State Bank of Patiala, State Bank of Travancore, and State Bank of Hyderabad, the subsidiaries of the SBI.

Lok Sabha passes bill to replace homoeopathy council

Jul 30, 2018
The Lok Sabha has passed a bill, which seeks to replace the Central Council of Homoeopathy (CCH) with a board of governors. The Bill seeks to replace an Ordinance promulgated by the President in May 2018.

Government sets up panel to resolve issues of stressed thermal power assets

Jul 30, 2018
The Union Government has decided to set up a High-Level Empowered Committee headed by Cabinet Secretary to address the issue of stressed thermal power assets. The Government has asserted that the stressed thermal power assets are a cause of concern for the country.

Current Affairs in Short: 30 July 2018

Jul 30, 2018
The Central Road and Infrastructure Fund (CRIF) has been taken away from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and has been brought under the domain of the Union Finance Ministry.

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