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North Korea named as 'worst human trafficking country' for 16th year

Jun 29, 2018
The North Korean government continued to use forced labour in prison camps and labour training centres and even encouraged forced labours of students and exported forced labour to foreign organisations.

National Statistics Day 2018 observed in India

Jun 29, 2018
On the same occasion, Vice President released a commemorative coin of Rs 125 and circulation coin of Rs 5 denomination to pay homage to Prof. Mahalanobis.

Top Cabinet Approvals: 29 June 2018

Jun 29, 2018
The Union Cabinet approved establishment of additional 6.5 Million Metric Tonne (MMT) Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) facilities at two locations, i.e. Chandikhol in Odisha and Padur in Karnataka, including construction of dedicated SPMs (Single Point Mooring) for the two SPRs.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 28 June 2018

Jun 28, 2018
The rupee hit the all-time low of 69.09 against the US dollar on June 28, 2018, falling past 69 mark for the first time ever. The previous record low of rupee was 68.86 on November 24, 2016.

Current Affairs in Short: 28 June 2018

Jun 28, 2018
Venu Rajamony, India's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), voted against the draft decision at a special conference of the Organisation at The Hague, in the Netherlands.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 28 June 2018

Jun 28, 2018
28 June 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 FATF puts Pakistan in Grey List, United States postpones 2 plus 2 dialogue and National Statistics Day among others.

NITI Aayog’s WEP signs five SoIs with financial institutions and social organisations

Jun 28, 2018
The SoIs signed with financial institutions such as the Shri Mahila Sewa Sahakari Bank, Indiabulls Housing Finance and SREI Infrastructure Finance will be included under the WEP-Finance vertical. These SoIs will provide financial assistance to women entrepreneurs and address the finance related challenges.

Rupee falls to all-time low of 69.09 against US dollar

Jun 28, 2018
Crude oil prices were at their highest at USD 77 a barrel on June 27, 2018, the highest since 2014 as the oil inventories of the United States witnessed their biggest fall in over two years and its exports touched an all-time record.

Emergency declared in Papua New Guinea over Polio outbreak

Jun 28, 2018
A public health emergency has been declared in three Papua New Guinea (PNG) provinces as the country responds to its first polio outbreak in 18 years when it was declared free of the disease. The public health emergency order will remain in place for at least 12 months, as per the Minister for Health Puka Temu.

Government approves draft Act to replace UGC with Higher Education Commission of India

Jun 28, 2018
In line with the Narendra Modi government’s Minimum Government, Maximum Governance policy, the draft Act envisions Higher Education Commission of India (HECI) to focus solely on academic matters.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 27 June 2018

Jun 27, 2018
Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar on June 27, 2018 proposed a draft bill to repeal the University Grants Commission (UGC) and set up the Higher Education Commission of India (HECI), a move that aims to reform higher education in India.

Current Affairs in Short: 27 June 2018

Jun 27, 2018
The US Supreme Court ruled in favour of the Trump administration's travel ban targeting people from several Muslim-majority countries.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 27 June 2018

Jun 27, 2018
27 June 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 India-Seychelles, whole-time member of SEBI and 2018 ICC Women’s World T20 tournament among others.

FSSAI proposes life imprisonment, Rs10 lakh fine for food adulteration

Jun 27, 2018
The draft proposal recommends insertion of Section 59 in the Act that states the punishment for the food adulterers. It calls for punishment of 7 years, which could be extended up to life imprisonment besides a fine of Rs 10 lakh, if individuals or businesses intentionally add adulterants to food products.

Sanitation Action Plans prepared for 10 new Swachh Iconic Places

Jun 27, 2018
The Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) project was envisioned by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi under the Swachh Bharat Mission and is being coordinated by the Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation with the support of State governments and local administration.

E Sreedharan Committee to lay down standards for metro rail systems

Jun 27, 2018
The recommendations of this Panel will bring India to the international standard inline with Russia and Eastern Europe where every metro has the same standards, the same signalling system and track gauge, etc.

NMCG approves setting up of community toilets, procurement of dustbins for Kumbh Mela 2019

Jun 27, 2018
Following the success of the Ghat Cleaning Project in Varanasi, NMCG approved two more ghat cleaning projects in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand at an estimated cost of Rs 14.26 crore and Rs 15.90 crore respectively.

Ministry of Women and Child Development to organise POSHAN Abhiyaan TECH-THON

Jun 27, 2018
It will showcase and familiarise the people towards the initiative, exchange ideas to explore avenues of cooperation and partnerships for technology support, as well as, reach-out to the beneficiaries for effective behavioural change to initiate a ‘Peoples Movement’ or ‘Jan Andolan’ towards Nutrition.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 26 June 2018

Jun 26, 2018
26 June 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 Saudi Arabia lifts ban on female drivers, E Sreedharan committee and IIFA awards 2018 among others.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 26 June 2018

Jun 26, 2018
PM Modi announced a line of credit worth for Seychelles for purchase of defence hardware. The Prime Minister also gifted Dornier Aircraft to President of Seychelles, an important step towards India's commitment to augment Seychelles' defence assets and capability.

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