India develops model to forecast reach of Tsunami waves

May 7, 2018
The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, has developed a new model that would predict how far the sea water would travel after violating natural boundaries.

NASA launches InSight Spacecraft to study the Mars' deep interior

May 7, 2018
It will enable the scientists to understand the temperature on the Mars, which is crucial for sending people there and will help them know that how much a human environment need to be heated under frigid conditions.

Adult couple has the right to live together without marriage: SC

May 7, 2018
In a historic first, the Supreme Court of India has ruled that an adult couple has the right to live together without marriage. The apex court held that live-in relationships were now even recognized by the Legislature and they had found a place under the provisions of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005.

Social Justice Ministry organises ‘Cochlear Implant Awareness Programme’

May 7, 2018
The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) under Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment organised a ‘Cochlear Implant Awareness Programme’ on May 6 at Huda Convention Centre in Faridabad, Haryana.

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 30 April to 6 May 2018

May 6, 2018
30 April to 6 May 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 WADA report,  PC Chandra Puraskaar 2018 and longest serving Chief Minister of India among others.

India tops list of fastest growing economies for coming decade: Harvard study

May 7, 2018
According to the latest report by Harvard University, India tops the list of the fastest growing economies in the world for the coming decade and is projected to grow at 7.9 per cent annually, ahead of even China and the United States.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 30 April to 5 May 2018

May 5, 2018
The Swedish Academy has announced that the Nobel Prize in Literature will be not awarded this year following the sex-abuse allegations and other issues within its ranks that have stained the body’s reputation.

GST Council approves conversion of GST Network into government holding

May 5, 2018
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council has approved ownership change of GST Network (GSTN) structure into a government holding. The council approved converting of the firm providing IT backbone to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) into a government-owned entity from being a private company.

NITI Aayog, IBM sign SoI to develop crop yield prediction model using Artificial Intelligence

May 5, 2018
NITI Aayog and IBM have signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) to develop a crop yield prediction model using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to provide real-time advisory to farmers in aspirational districts. The main aim of the agreement is to enable cooperation in the use of technology to provide insights to farmers to improve crop productivity.

HRD Ministry launches online professional development programme for faculty

May 5, 2018
The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development has launched a major and unique initiative of online professional development of 1.5 million higher education faculty using the MOOCs platform SWAYAM. In the first phase of the initiative, 75 discipline-specific National Resource Centres (NRC) have been identified.

Union Government announces project to strengthen Namami Gange Programme through GIS Technology

May 5, 2018
The National Mission for Clean Ganga also approved the project to strengthen the State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs) of five main stem Ganga basin states, namely, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal. The project was approved at an estimated cost of Rs 85.97 for 5 years.

GST Council approves simplified return filing process

May 4, 2018
Return will be simplified by reducing the amount of information required to be filled in the return. Government aims to introduce the simplified return design at the earliest to reduce the compliance burden on the trade.

Current Affairs in Short: 4 May 2018

May 4, 2018
The 27th GST council discussed in detail the proposal of a concession of 2 percent in GST rate on B2C supplies, for which payment is made through cheque or digital mode, subject to a ceiling of Rs 100 per transaction.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 4 May 2018

May 4, 2018
In the history of National Awards, it was for the first time that the President attended only the second half of the ceremony, honouring only a few of the winners. For 64 years, the President has been handing over the National Film Awards to all the recipients.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 4 May 2018

May 4, 2018
4 May 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 9th India Japan Energy Dialogue, World Press Freedom Day and Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandan Yojana among others.
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