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7th edition of Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav begins in Karnataka

The seventh edition of the Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav, under the Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat programme, has begun in Bengaluru, Karnataka. The Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat programme was launched in 2017 to promote engagement among the people of different states to enhance mutual understanding and bonding.

Recommended for : Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav , Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat , Cultural Unification , National Integration

Publish Date : Jan 15, 2018

Union Cabinet approves MoU between India and Canada for cooperation in Science & Technology

• India-Canada Centre for Innovative Multidisciplinary Partnership to Accelerate Community Transformation and Sustainability (IC-IMPACTS) programme will be supported to promote India-Canada multidisciplinary research partnerships.• The R&D projects will be aimed at accelerating social transformation by providing solutions through application of science and technology.

Recommended for : Union Cabinet , MoU , India and Canada , Science & Technology

Publish Date : Jan 11, 2018

Vibrant Khelo India logo launched

Union Minister of State ( I/C)Youth Affairs and Sports Col Rajyavardhan Rathore launched the vibrant Khelo India logo, reflecting the freshness, agility and vitality of New India at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. The logo also transmits the sense of fitness and competitiveness. The three-stroke Khelo India logo was designed by Ogilvy India.

Recommended for : Khelo India , Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore , Sports news , Khelo India logo , national programme for the development of sports

Publish Date : Jan 8, 2018

Morning Current Affairs: 8 January 2018

The Uttar Pradesh government has banned the unauthorised use of loudspeaker and public address system at religious places in the state. The International Kite Festival was inaugurated by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani at Sabarmati Riverfront in Gujarat. BRPL's solar rooftop consumer programme launched.

Recommended for : loudspeaker banned in UP , Uttar Pradesh , Defence innovation hub , International kite festival , Gujarat , solar rooftop consumer programme

Publish Date : Jan 8, 2018

No more aid to Pakistan: Trump

Showing zero tolerance towards terrorism, the US President issued a tough warning to Pakistan and said that United States will no longer give any fund to Pakistan. The statement came soon after the recent talks that the Trump administration was considering cutting off aid to Pakistan.

Recommended for : Trump , Pakistan aid , South Asian Policy , USA , India

Publish Date : Jan 1, 2018

Assam CM launches skill development training centres

The Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal has launched skill development training centres across the state in a programme organised by the Department of Skill, Employment and Entrepreneurship in Guwahati.

Recommended for : Skill Development Training Centres , Skill India Programme , Narendra Modi , Assam Chief Minister , Sarbananda Sonowal

Publish Date : Dec 31, 2017

UN Security Council denies international port access to four North Korean ships

The United Nations Security Council has denied international port access to four North Korean ships suspected of carrying or having transported goods banned by international sanctions targeting Pyongyang.

Recommended for : UNSC , Sanctions against North Korea , China , United States of America , Pyongyang , North Korea’s Illegal Missile Programme

Publish Date : Dec 29, 2017

विदेश मंत्रालय ने ‘समीप’ कार्यक्रम की शुरुआत की

विदेश मामलों के मंत्रालय ने एक नए कार्यक्रम समीप (छात्र और विदेश मंत्रालय के सहभागिता कार्यक्रम) का शुभारंभ किया है, ताकि भारतीय छात्रों को दुनिया में भारत की जगह और इसकी वैश्विक महत्वाकांक्षाओं की समझ बढ़े और साथ ही कूटनीति को एक कैरियर विकल्प के रूप देखने के लिए तैयार किया जा सके. समीप का नामकरण mygov पोर्टल के माध्यम से हुआ जहाँ 550 नाम सुझावों में इस नाम को चुना गया.

Recommended for : समीप , SAMEEP , Students and MEA Engagement Program , MEA Programme , MEA Scheme , Ministry of External affairs , MEA , MEA Outreach mission

Publish Date : Dec 21, 2017

MEA launches SAMEEP to take foreign policy to classroom

The Ministry of External Affairs has launched a new program SAMEEP (Students and MEA Engagement Program). It’s an "outreach" mission by MEA to take to take India’s foreign policy and its worldwide engagements to students across the country.

Recommended for : SAMEEP , Students and MEA Engagement Program , MEA Programme , MEA Scheme , Ministry of External affairs , MEA , MEA Outreach mission

Publish Date : Dec 21, 2017

Union Government lays foundation stone for 32 projects in Uttarakhand under Namami Gange programme

20 projects worth Rs 871.74 crore pertain to sewage treatment and infrastructure in different parts of Uttarakhand. Six projects are in Haridwar that includes construction of Sewerage Treatment Projects in Jagjeetpur and Sarai under PPP based Hybrid Annuity model. The total cost of projects in Haridwar is Rs 414.20 crore.

Recommended for : foundation stone for 32 projects , Uttarakhand , Namami Gange programme

Publish Date : Dec 20, 2017

India’s poor ranking in 2017 Global Hunger Index: Reasons & Policy Response

Hunger and the related under nutrition is the result of various associated factors ranging from water, sanitation, access to food items. A person’s ‘nutritional quotient’ is also dependent demographic factors like gender, caste, age, etc. For instance, the nutritional needs of girl child’s and elderly are not adequately addressed in our society.

Recommended for : Hunger in India , Global Hunger Index , National Nutrition Mission , Poverty and Hunger

Publish Date : Dec 20, 2017

भारत की विकास दर 7.2 प्रतिशत रहने का अनुमान: संयुक्त राष्ट्र रिपोर्ट

इस रिपोर्ट के अनुसार, उपभोक्ता खपत व सार्वजनिक निवेश बढ़ने और नियोजित तरीके से चलाये जा रहे आर्थिक सुधारों के चलते भारतीय अर्थव्यवस्था की विकास दर को रफ्तार मिल सकती है.

Recommended for : Indias growth rate , UN report

Publish Date : Dec 12, 2017

केंद्र सरकार जल्द ही ‘खेलो इंडिया’ कार्यक्रम शुरू करने की घोषणा की

यह कार्यक्रम व्‍यक्तिगत विकास, सामुदायिक विकास, आर्थिक विकास तथा राष्‍ट्रीय विकास के रूप में खेलों को मुख्‍य धारा से जोड़े जाने के फलस्‍वरूप भारतीय खेलों के इतिहास में यह एक उल्‍लेखनीय उपलब्‍धि का प्रयास है.

Recommended for : Union Government , Khelo India programme , केंद्र सरकार , खेलो इंडिया कार्यक्रम

Publish Date : Dec 11, 2017

International Mountain Day observed globally

International Mountain Day was observed across the world on 11 December 2017 with the theme ‘Mountains under pressure: climate, hunger and migration’. More than half of the human population depends on the mountains for resources such as fresh water, food and clean energy, which are becoming increasingly scarce with time.

Recommended for : International Mountain Day , Migration , Climate Change , FAO , United Nations

Publish Date : Dec 11, 2017

Govt launches door-to-door campaign against TB

The Government of India has launched a door-to-door campaign for 15-days in the country for early diagnosis, detection and treatment of tuberculosis to eliminate the disease. The health ministry has initiated this campaign along the lines of its anti-polio drive, which fetched very good result for India and successfully eliminated this disease from the country. Through this door-to-door campaign, health department workers, ASHAs (Accredited Social Health Activists) and TB supervisors will make door-to-door visits to find TB patients and give them free medical treatment till they are cured.

Recommended for : TB , tuberculosis , TB in India , DOTS , Directly Observed Treatment Short Course , multidrug-resistant TB , MDR- TB , Revised National TB Control Programme , RNTCP , door-to-door campaign against TB , Active Case Finding

Publish Date : Dec 11, 2017

Union Government to soon launch ‘Khelo India’ programme

The Union government would soon be launching the Khelo India programme at a cost of Rs 1756 crore for the period 2017-18 to 2019-20. The programme aims at mainstreaming sports as a tool for individual development, community development, economic development and national development.

Recommended for : Khelo India Campaign , Rajyavardhan Rathore , Sports Minister , Sporting Hubs , Pan India Sports Scholarship Scheme , Year of Sports

Publish Date : Dec 11, 2017

Morning Current Affairs: 11 December 2017

The Union government would soon be launching the Khelo India programme at a cost of Rs 1756 crore for the period 2017-18 to 2019-20. The programme aims at mainstreaming sports as a tool for individual development, community development, economic development and national development.

Recommended for : Khelo India Programme , Wassenaar Arrangement , Hockey World League Final , India

Publish Date : Dec 11, 2017

Union Health Ministry and Rotary India sign MoU for achieving immunization target

The MoU will provide support and accelerate the efforts under Polio Eradication Programme, Routine Immunization including Mission Indradhanush and Intensified Mission Indradhanush. Both the sides will collaborate for social mobilization of beneficiaries, especially in urban slums and in underserved areas having no mobilizers.

Recommended for : Union Health Ministry , Rotary India , MoU , immunization target , India National PolioPlus Society , polio

Publish Date : Dec 7, 2017

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley launches Paytm Payments Bank

Paytm Payments Bank aims to bring Indians into 'digital economy'. With the launch of the Bank, Paytm account holders can enjoy the benefits like zero-balance account, free IMPS, NEFT, RTGS, UPI transactions and a complimentary virtual Rupay cards for online transactions.

Recommended for : Arun Jaitley , Paytm Payments Bank , PAYTM

Publish Date : Nov 30, 2017

Current Affairs 2017 English – World Hunger Index and Top News (November 5th Week)

Video updates from November 5th week- 2017 at jagranjosh.com will help the viewers to have a glance on important happenings of the period. These updates will also help you in revising yourself and your preparation for the next exam that will be faced by you.

Recommended for : Current Affairs English , Current Affairs , Current Affairs 2017 , Current Affairs Video

Publish Date : Nov 28, 2017

International Seminar on Indian Space Programme inaugurated in Delhi

The International Seminar on Indian Space Programme: ‘Trends and Opportunities for Industry’ was inaugurated in New Delhi. The main objective of the two-day conference was to deliberate on the best practises and pursue ongoing discussion process to support further work of India's Space Sector.

Recommended for : International Seminar , Indian Space Programme , ISRO , Indian Space Sector , FICCI

Publish Date : Nov 21, 2017

Railways Ministry launches comprehensive training programme 'Project Saksham'

With growing rail network, new trains, different high quality services designed by the Indian Railways, it is imperative that the railway employees undergo proper training to deliver superior and safe rail services.

Recommended for : Indian Railways , comprehensive training programme , Project Saksham

Publish Date : Nov 15, 2017

India, World Bank sign USD 119 Million loan agreement for OHEPEE Project

The loan will be provided by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), subsidiary of World Bank. The Financing Agreement was signed by Sameer Kumar Khare, Joint Secretary in Department of Economic Affairs and Hisham A Abdo Kahin, Acting Country Director of World Bank (India).

Recommended for : India , World Bank , OHEPEE Project , Odisha , Odisha Higher Education Programme

Publish Date : Nov 8, 2017

Haryana government announces lifetime pensions for 'Hindi Satyagrahis'

The state government of Haryana on 31 October 2017 announced lifetime monthly pension of Rs 10,000 for 'Hindi Satyagrahis' and those from the state who were jailed during the Emergency. The lifetime pension would continue to be provided to their widows after their death.

Recommended for : Hindi Satyagrahis , Haryana Government , Lifetime Monthly Pension , Manohar Lal Khattar , Shubrajyotsana programme

Publish Date : Nov 1, 2017

Top 5 Current Affairs: 25 October 2017

President of United States, Donald Trump has issued a new executive order ending the 120-day temporary ban imposed on the US refugee programme. The administration has however called for an additional 90-day review of the program for 11 countries identified as “high risk”.

Recommended for : Ministry of Power , Donald Trump , US Refugee Programme , Madras HC , ISSF World Cup Final , Integrity Index

Publish Date : Oct 25, 2017

Trump ends refugee ban, 11 countries still face additional review

President of United States, Donald Trump has issued a new executive order, ending the 120-day temporary ban imposed on the US refugee programme. The administration has however called for an additional 90-day review of the program for 11 countries identified as “high risk”, most of which are situated in the Middle East and Africa.

Recommended for : Donald Trump , Trump Administration , US refugee programme , America First Policy , US Travel Ban

Publish Date : Oct 25, 2017

प्रदूषण की वजह से भारत में सबसे अधिक मौतें: रिपोर्ट

रिपोर्ट के मुताबिक पूरी दुनिया में प्रदूषण से 90 लाख लोगों की मौत हुई है. रिपोर्ट में कहा गया है कि ये मौंतें टीबी, मलेरिया और एड्स से होने वाली कुल मौतों से अधिक है.

Recommended for : Environmental Pollution , Hunger , Study , Most Premature Deaths due to Pollution , India , पर्यावरण प्रदूषण , भूख , अध्ययन , प्रदूषण के कारण अधिकांश समयपूर्व मृत्यु , भारत

Publish Date : Oct 20, 2017

गूगल भारतीयों का प्रथम वरीयता ब्रांड - सर्वेक्षण

यह सर्वे न्यूयॉर्क स्थित वैश्विक संचार कंपनी कॉन एंड वोल्फ ने किया. सर्वेक्षण के अनुसार सोनी, यूट्यूब, बीएमडब्ल्यू, मर्सिडीज बेंज और ब्रिटिश एयरवेज शीर्ष 10 में शामिल अन्य ब्रांड हैं.

Recommended for : Google , Indias First Priority Brand , Survey , गूगल , भारतीयों का प्रथम वरीयता ब्रांड , सर्वेक्षण

Publish Date : Oct 20, 2017

Pollution causes most premature deaths in India, says study

A major study has revealed that people are most at risk of succumbing to pollution in continents of Asia and Africa with India topping the list of individual countries. The study reports that one out of every four premature deaths in India in 2015 was due to pollution. China's environment was reported to be the second deadliest, with more than 1.8 million premature deaths, attributed to pollution-related illness.

Recommended for : Environmental Pollution , Hunger , Study , Most Premature Deaths due to Pollution , India , Paris Climate Accord

Publish Date : Oct 20, 2017

भारत और जापान के बीच तकनीकी इंटर्न प्रशिक्षण कार्यक्रम समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर

भारत तीसरा देश है जिसके साथ जापान ने तकनीकी इंटर्न प्रशिक्षण अधिनियम की आवश्यकता के अनुसार सहयोग ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किया है.

Recommended for : Technical Intern Training Programme , India Japan Relations , MoC , Skill India Campaign , Narendra Modi , तकनीकी अंतर प्रशिक्षण कार्यक्रम , भारत जापान संबंध , एमओसी , कौशल भारत अभियान , नरेंद्र मोदी

Publish Date : Oct 18, 2017
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