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Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 21 May to 26 May 2018

Recently, the state Health Department has confirmed Nipah virus (NiV) infection for the first time in Kerala with the blood and body fluid samples of two persons who died of viral fever in the past fortnight in Kozhikode district indicating the presence of the zoonotic disease.

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Publish Date : May 26, 2018

15th Finance Commission constitutes High Level Group for balanced expansion of Health Sector

It will examine strength and weaknesses of the health sector for enabling a balanced yet faster expansion of the health sector, keeping in view the India’s demographic profile.

Recommended for : 15th Finance Commission , High Level Group , expansion of Health Sector

Publish Date : May 25, 2018

Prakash Javadekar launches Samagra Shiksha scheme for school education

The Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on May 24, 2018 launched Samagra Shiksha scheme for school education from pre-school to senior secondary levels.

Recommended for : Samagra Shiksha schem , Prakash Javadekar , School Education , Senior Secondary , Quality of Education

Publish Date : May 25, 2018

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 23 May 2018

23 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 BrahMos cruise missile, Nidaan software and 71st World Health Assembly among others.

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Publish Date : May 23, 2018

Top 5 Current Affairs: 22 May 2018

The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan has launched 'My MP Rojgar Portal' to provide jobs to youths as per their educational qualification, skills and interest and ensure availability of able candidates to employers as per the need of their business.

Recommended for : Sony to buy EMI Music Publishing , PM Modi’s visit to Russia , International Day for Biological Diversity , My MP Rojgar Portal

Publish Date : May 22, 2018

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 22 May 2018

22 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 the topics like Queqiao relay satellite, My MP Rojgar Portal and Nipah virus among others.

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Publish Date : May 22, 2018

UAE launches 10-year residency visa programme for exceptional talents

The United Arab Emirates would be issuing long-term residency visas for up to 10 years to international investors and ‘exceptional talents’ including professionals and students. The new system will increase the chances of attracting investors and competencies, increasing the country's economic competitiveness globally.

Recommended for : UAE , Gulf Nation , Visa System , Long-Term Residency Visas , Residency Visa Programme

Publish Date : May 22, 2018

Madhya Pradesh launches 'My MP Rojgar Portal'

The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan has launched 'My MP Rojgar Portal' to provide jobs to youths as per their educational qualification, skills and interest and ensure availability of able candidates to employers as per the need of their business.

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Publish Date : May 22, 2018

Explained: Nipah Virus Outbreak in India

The Nipah virus (NiV), member of the family Paramyxoviridae, was first isolated and identified during the 1999 outbreak, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), United States.

Recommended for : Nipah Virus , Nipah Virus in India , NiV , Nipah Virus explained , zoonotic disease , WHO , World Health Organisation

Publish Date : May 22, 2018

Russia launches world’s first floating nuclear power plant

Russia has launched Akademik Lomonosov, the world's first floating nuclear power plant at the St Petersburg shipyard. The plant is to be the first of a fleet of floating nuclear power stations to be stationed in the Russian Arctic.

Recommended for : First Floating Nuclear Power Plant , Nuclear Reactor , Russia , Electricity Generation , Arctic Circle

Publish Date : May 21, 2018

Department of Commerce notifies creation of Directorate General of Trade Remedies

The Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) will be the apex National Authority that will be managing all trade remedial measures including anti-dumping, countervailing duties and safeguard measures.

Recommended for : Directorate General of Trade Remedies , Department of Commerce , DGTR , Directorate General of Safeguards , Anti-dumping and Allied duties

Publish Date : May 17, 2018

WHO releases REPLACE guide to eliminate trans-fatty acids from food by 2023

WHO has identified elimination of industrially-produced trans fats from food as one of the priority targets of its draft 13th General Programme of Work (GPW13) which will guide the work of WHO in 2019 - 2023.

Recommended for : WHO , REPLACE guide , eliminate trans-fatty acids from food , 13th General Programme of Work , trans-fats , World Health Organisation

Publish Date : May 17, 2018

WHO publishes its first Essential Diagnostics List

The World Health Organisation has published its first 'essential diagnostics list', which is a catalogue of tests needed to diagnose the most common conditions along with a number of global priority diseases. The list provides an essential package that can form the basis for screening and management of patients.

Recommended for : Essential Diagnostics List , WHO , World Health Organisation , Primary Health Care , Priority Diseases , Diagnosis and Treatment , HIV

Publish Date : May 16, 2018

Current Affairs in Short: 14 May 2018

India and Myanmar have signed 7 agreements during the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s visit to Myanmar including one on land border crossing that will enable people from both countries to cross the land border with passport and visa for accessing health and education services.

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Publish Date : May 14, 2018

Three public welfare schemes launched in Rajasthan

President Ram Nath Kovind during his maiden two-day visit as head of the state to Rajasthan launched three public welfare schemes. The schemes aim to help the poor sections of the society to generate self-employment.

Recommended for : Public Welfare Schemes , Ram Nath Kovind , Economically Backward Classes , ST/ SC Schemes , Self Employment , Other Backward Classes

Publish Date : May 14, 2018

India, World Bank sign USD 200 million loan agreement for National Nutrition Mission

The PM’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nourishment (POSHAN) Abhiyaan, also known as National Nutrition Mission, was launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 8, 2018 at Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan.

Recommended for : India , World Bank , loan agreement , National Nutrition Mission , POSHAN Abhiyaan , NNM

Publish Date : May 8, 2018

HRD Ministry launches online professional development programme for faculty

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.

Recommended for : HRD Ministry , Ministry of Human Resource Development , National Resource Centres , Online Professional Development , Online Refresher Programmes

Publish Date : May 5, 2018

National workshop for creating disaster risk reduction database concludes

The National Workshop on Data Requirements for Disaster Risk Reduction Database has successfully concluded in New Delhi. The main aim of the two-day workshop was to develop a uniform and credible national-level disaster database.

Recommended for : Disaster Risk Reduction Database , National Workshop , Disaster Management , UNICEF , UNDP

Publish Date : May 4, 2018

Top 5 Current Affairs: 3 May 2018

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) on May 2, 2018 jointly demonstrated that the Kilopower portable nuclear fission reactor could enable crewed missions to the Moon, Mars and destinations beyond.

Recommended for : World Health Organisation , World’s most polluted cities , Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana , Cambridge Analytica , World Press Freedom Day 2018 , NASA , Kilopower Reactor , KRUSTY

Publish Date : May 3, 2018

World’s most polluted cities list of WHO: Indian Government claims pollution dipped in 2017

The WHO Global Urban Ambient Air Pollution Database ranked Kanpur as the most polluted city among 4300 world cities which were monitored for their air pollution levels in the year 2016.

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Publish Date : May 3, 2018

Top 5 Current Affairs: 2 May 2018

The Union Government has launched the GOBAR - DHAN (Galvanising Organic Bio-Agro Resources Fund) Scheme at the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) Auditorium, Karnal. Under the scheme, solid waste of dung and fields will be changed into compost and fuels such as biogas and bio-CNG.

Recommended for : GOBAR-DHAN Scheme , Swachh Bharat Mission , Hockey India , Harendra Singh , New Telecom Policy , WHO , In-Flight Mobile Connectivity

Publish Date : May 2, 2018

Top Cabinet Approvals: 2 May 2018

The Union Cabinet gave its approval to accede to the Protocol under World Health Organization, WHO, Framework Convention on tobacco control to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products. The elimination of illicit trade in tobacco products through strengthened regulation will help in strengthening comprehensive tobacco control, leading to a reduction in tobacco.

Recommended for : Union Cabinet , WHO , Protocol , Framework Convention , WHO , FCTC , Krishonnati Yojana , PMVVY , ICAI , SAICA , Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandan Yojana

Publish Date : May 2, 2018

GOBAR-DHAN Scheme launched under Swachh Bharat Mission to promote wealth and energy from waste

The GOBAR-DHAN Scheme was announced by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his 2018-19 Budget Speech with an aim to promote creation of wealth and energy from waste.

Recommended for : Swachh Bharat Mission , GOBAR DHAN Scheme , energy from waste , Galvanising Organic Bio Agro Resources Fund , Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin

Publish Date : May 2, 2018

World Day for Safety and Health at Work observed globally

The World Day for Safety and Health at Work was observed globally on April 28. This year, the World Day for Safety and Health at Work and the World Day against Child Labour are coming together in a joint campaign to improve the safety and health of young workers and end child labour.

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Publish Date : Apr 28, 2018

PM Modi launches Van Dhan Scheme to help increase tribal income

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the Van Dhan Scheme of Ministry of Tribal Affairs and TRIFED to help increase tribal income through value addition. The scheme along with others like Jan Dhan and Gobar-Dhan schemes aims to change the tribal-rural economic system.

Recommended for : Van Dhan Scheme , tribal income , Value Addition to Natural Resources , TRIFED , Van Dhan Vikas Kendra , Narendra Modi

Publish Date : Apr 27, 2018

HRD Ministry launches second edition of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan

The Union Human Resource Development Ministry has launched the second edition of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan in New Delhi. The main objective of the program is to enable higher education institutions to work with the people of rural India in identifying development challenges and evolving appropriate solutions for accelerating sustainable development.

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Publish Date : Apr 26, 2018

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 16 April to 22 April 2018

16 April to 22 April 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 CHESS mission, Study in India portal and Pocket Cop project among others.

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Publish Date : Apr 22, 2018

Government to roll out initiative for prevention & control of viral hepatitis

The Union Health Ministry has decided to roll out an initiative for prevention and control of viral hepatitis. Viral hepatitis is recognised as a public health problem worldwide. India is committed to eliminating the disease by 2030.

Recommended for : Viral Hepatitis , Public Health Problem , Viral Infection , Hepatitis , J P Nadda , Union Health Ministry

Publish Date : Apr 21, 2018

Current Affairs in Short: 19 April 2018

Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Minister of State for Human Resource Development Satya Pal Singh jointly launched the Study in India programme of HRD Ministry by launching the ‘Study in India’ portal.

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Publish Date : Apr 19, 2018

Over half trillion dollars spent on HIV/AIDS worldwide: Lancet report

A comprehensive analysis of HIV/AIDS funding by the Lancet has revealed that more than half a trillion dollars have been spent on the disease worldwide between 2000 and 2015. It showed that the total health spending, separated by the source into government spending, out-of-pocket, prepaid private and development assistance for health was $562.6 billion during the period.

Recommended for : Lancet report , HIV/ AIDS , Medical Journal , HIV Treatment and Care , Terminal Disease

Publish Date : Apr 19, 2018
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