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Current Affairs in Short: 31 January 2018

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on February 1, 2018 will present the Union Budget 2018-19 in the Lok Sabha. In the independent India, this will be the 88th budget and the fifth one of the Modi Sarkar. The Budget 2018 offers Modi Government one last chance before the General Elections 2019 to vindicate its actions and decisions that have impacted the economy profoundly such as demonetisation and rolling out of GST.

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Publish Date : Jan 31, 2018

Current Affairs in Short: 11 January 2018

US travel advisory puts India at level 2: India has been ranked Level 2 (exercise increased caution), while Pakistan has been placed in Level 3 (reconsider travel). Level 1 advises travellers to exercise normal precaution, while Level 4, which has countries like Afghanistan, recommends "Do Not Travel". Railway launches SFOORTI App: In a major digital initiative to help plan the traffic flows and optimize freight operations, Ministry of Railways have launched Smart Freight Operation Optimisation & Real Time Information (SFOORTI) App for Freight Managers which provides features for monitoring and managing freight business using Geographic Information System (GIS) Views and Dashboard.

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Publish Date : Jan 11, 2018

Top 5 Current Affairs: 9 January 2018

The Supreme Court on 9 January 2017 ruled that playing the national anthem before screening movies in cinema halls is not mandatory. The ruling modifies November 2016 order of Supreme Court that made the playing of national anthem in cinemas mandatory.

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Publish Date : Jan 9, 2018

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 1 January to 7 January 2018

1 January to 7 January 2018: JagranJosh weekly quizzes will help you revise for competitive exams at an ease, as it hosts the most important occurrences of the week. The quizzes in this week’s segment cover topics including Mali election, UNESCO and Open Defecation free among others.

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Publish Date : Jan 7, 2018

Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 1 January to 6 January 2018

The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 1 January to 6 January 2018. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) rankings, Swachh Survekshan and NARI Portal among others.

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Publish Date : Jan 6, 2018

Top 5 Current Affairs: 4 January 2018

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 3 January 2017 approved mandatory packaging of foodgrains and sugar in the jute material for the Jute Year 2017-18. The Jute Year 2017-18 period is from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.

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Publish Date : Jan 4, 2018

Saudi Arabia, UAE become first Gulf nations to introduce VAT

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) introduced the Value Added Tax (VAT) for the very first time on 1 January 2018. The move is a first for the Gulf region, which has long boasted of a tax-free system.

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Publish Date : Jan 2, 2018

Parliament approves extension of deadline for protection of illegal structures in Delhi

The Parliament has passed a bill seeking to extend the deadline of a law to protect slums, unauthorised colonies and illegal structures in the national capital from penal action for a period of three years, from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2020.

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Publish Date : Dec 29, 2017

Morning Current Affairs: 1 December 2017

The Union Cabinet on 30 November 2017 approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Italy for cooperation in Agriculture and Phytosanitary issues. This MoU will replace the previous MoU that was signed in January 2008 and will expire in January 2018.

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Publish Date : Dec 1, 2017

Japan to relax visa rules for Indians from 1 January

Japan will relax its visa rules for Indians from 1 January 2018 and issue multiple- entry-visa for short-term stay. The relaxed visa regime will not only have simplification of visa application documents but also expansion of scope of eligible applicants.

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Publish Date : Nov 15, 2017

RBI released Draft Guidelines on Net Stable Funding Ratio for Banks

The Reserve Bank proposed to make NSFR applicable to all banks in India from 1 January 2018.

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Publish Date : May 29, 2015
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