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KVIC creates world record by distributing 2330 bee-boxes in one day

The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has created a world record of distributing maximum number of bee-boxes in one day under ‘Honey Mission’. Overall, 2330 bee-boxes were distributed among 233 beneficiaries in the Zangalee Army area.

Recommended for : Khadi and Village Industries Commission , KVIC , Honey Mission , Bee Boxes , PMEGP , Narendra Modi , KVIC Chairman , Kashmir

Publish Date : Jun 13, 2018

NASA approves mission extension for Juno

NASA’s Juno spacecraft has been studying Jupiter for almost two years and its operations were scheduled to cease this summer. However, the mission did not go as planned and the probe took longer than expected to map the gas giant.

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Publish Date : Jun 8, 2018

Press Council of India reconstituted

Parliamentarians nominated to the new body were Meenakshi Lekhi, TG Venkatesh Babu, Prathap Simha, Vinay P Sahasrabuddhe and Swapan Dasgupta.

Recommended for : Press Council of India , PCI , press

Publish Date : Jun 1, 2018

Top 5 Current Affairs: 18 May 2018

CIA veteran Gina Haspel was confirmed as the US intelligence agency’s new Director with 54 votes. Haspel courted controversy for her role as chief of a CIA black site in Thailand in 2002, where prisoners were tortured with brutal interrogation techniques.

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Publish Date : May 18, 2018

Aadhaar linkage not mandatory for getting pension: Union Government

The Union Government has clarified that the Aadhaar card is not mandatory for central government employees to get their pension. The announcement is of significance as there were reports of some retired employees facing difficulty in getting the pension in the absence of Aadhaar linkage with their bank accounts.

Recommended for : Union Government , Aadhaar Linkage , Aadhaar Card , Linking of Aadhaar , Unique Identification Authority of India

Publish Date : May 16, 2018

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

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.

Recommended for : Supreme Court , Live-In Relationship , Adult Couple , Annulment of Marriage , Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act , 2005 , SC Order

Publish Date : May 7, 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

Current Affairs in Short: 26 April 2018

In the interest of students and public at large, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has released a list comprising 24 fake Universities. The UGC said that these 24 self-styled, unrecognized institutions functioning in contravention of the UGC Act have been declared as fake and are not entitled to confer any degrees.

Recommended for : Current Affairs Recap , Current Affairs in Short , Current Affairs Question Answer , Top Stories of the Day , Current Affairs 2018 , Atal New India Challenge , NITI Aayog , List of Fake Universities , Assam Cabinet

Publish Date : Apr 26, 2018

2018 World Press Freedom Index released: India falls to 138th rank

This year, the index has been topped by Norway again for the second year, followed by Sweden at second and the Netherlands at third. Although Nordic countries dominate the index, they too were affected by the overall decline.

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Publish Date : Apr 26, 2018

India received highest remittances of USD 69 billion in 2017: World Bank

The top remittance recipients were India with USD 69 billion, followed by China at second (USD 64 billion), the Philippines at 3rd (USD 33 billion), Mexico at 4th (USD 31 billion), Nigeria at 5th (USD 22 billion) and Egypt at 6th (USD 20 billion).

Recommended for : India , highest recipient of remittances , USD 69 billion , World Bank , Migration and Development Brief

Publish Date : Apr 24, 2018

North Korea to halt its nuclear tests, ICBM launches

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has declared that the nation would be halting its nuclear tests and intercontinental missile launches and will shut down its atomic test site. President Trump welcomed the North's announcement, calling it ‘big progress’.

Recommended for : North Korea , Kim Jong Un , Nuclear Tests , Central Committee , Denuclearisation , Donald Trump

Publish Date : Apr 22, 2018

Top 5 Current Affairs: 18 April 2018

The Supreme Court of India on April 16, 2018 struck down the order of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) that had declared the Amarnath cave shrine as a ‘silence zone’ and prohibited religious offerings such as chanting of hymns and ringing bells beyond the entry point.

Recommended for : National Clean Air Programme , NASA , CHESS mission , State of Global Air Report , air pollution , Amarnath shrine , silence zone , Supreme Court , NGT , India-Sweden Joint Action Plan

Publish Date : Apr 18, 2018

Over 95 percent of world's population breathing unhealthy air: State of Global Air Report 2018

India and China were jointly responsible for over 50 percent of global deaths due to air pollution.

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Publish Date : Apr 18, 2018

Indian courts ordered 109 death sentences in 2017: Amnesty report

According to Amnesty International’s global report ‘Death Sentences and Executions’, the Indian courts gave away 109 death sentences in 2017 but no executions were carried out. The report revealed that the number of death penalties imposed for murder in India had gone down from 87 in 2016 to 51 in 2017.

Recommended for : Amnesty report , Death Sentences in India , Global Report , Executions in India , Murder Cases

Publish Date : Apr 13, 2018

India, Bangladesh sign six MoUs including 129.5 km oil pipeline deal

This oil pipeline deal is a part of the six Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) which were signed between India and Bangladesh during a bilateral meeting between the foreign secretaries of both the countries.

Recommended for : India , Bangladesh , 129.5 km oil pipeline deal , rohingya crisis

Publish Date : Apr 10, 2018

Kerala issues protocol to confirm brain death cases

The state government of Kerala has issued guidelines to be followed to confirm brain death cases. The guidelines were drawn on the basis of a directive of the Kerala High Court to put an end to the concerns and doubts of the public related to the procedures of organ donations of deceased and transplantation.

Recommended for : Kerala Government , Brain Death Cases , Standard Operating Procedures , Organ Donor , Organ Transplantation , Brain Death Assessment

Publish Date : Apr 9, 2018

NASA's Hubble Telescope captures the most distant star ever seen

Astronomers were able to view this faraway star and set a new distance record through a phenomenon called 'Gravitational Lensing'.

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Publish Date : Apr 4, 2018

Top 5 Current Affairs: 3 April 2018

The President of United States, Donald Trump on April 2, 2018 declared dead the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that protected immigrants brought to the nation illegally as children.

Recommended for : H-1B visa , Rosemary DiCarlo , fake news , accreditation of a journalist , SC/ST Act , DACA program , donald trump

Publish Date : Apr 3, 2018

Donald Trump declares DACA program dead

US President Donald Trump has declared dead the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that protected immigrants brought to the nation illegally as children. The program was introduced by former US President Barack Obama’s administration.

Recommended for : DACA , Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals , Program Protecting Illegal Immigrants , Donald Trump , Barack Obama

Publish Date : Apr 3, 2018

Former Guatemala dictator Efrain Rios Montt passes away

Rios Montt and his spy chief Jose Rodriguez were accused of devising the assassination of indigenous population by collaborating with leftwing guerrillas, who were already waging war against government forces.

Recommended for : Guatemala dictator , Efrain Rios Montt , genocide , civil war

Publish Date : Apr 2, 2018

US issues work permits to spouses of H-1B visa holders, 90 percent of whom are Indians

The United States of America has issued employment authorisation documents or work permits to spouses of more than 71,000 H-1B visa holders, among whom 90 per cent were reported to be Indians. The spouses or dependents of H-1B visa holders gain entry into the United States on H-4 visas.

Recommended for : H-1B Visa Holders , United States of America , Obama Administration , Donald Trump , Work Permit

Publish Date : Mar 30, 2018

Ball-tampering row: Australia’s Captain and Vice Captain step down

Australian captain Steve Smith and Vice-captain David Warner stepped down from their positions after they were found to have a hand in the ball tampering row that came to light during the third day's play against South Africa in the Cape Town Test on March 24.

Recommended for : Australian captain , Steve Smith , David Warner , Tim Paine , Ball Tampering Row , IPL , Australia Vs South Africa , Test Series , Cameron Bancroft

Publish Date : Mar 26, 2018

E-cigarettes can harm liver: Study

According to a new study, using electronic cigarettes may lead to an accumulation of fat in the liver, consequentially causing harm to the vital organ. The study was conducted on mice, which were exposed to e-cigarettes.

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Publish Date : Mar 19, 2018

Indo-French Naval exercise Varuna 2018 begins

The Indian Navy and the French Navy have been conducting naval exercises since 1983. These exercises were christened as Varuna in 2001.

Recommended for : Indo-French , Naval exercise , Varuna 2018

Publish Date : Mar 19, 2018

Researchers find link between childhood trauma, schizophrenia

The study provides the missing link for clinicians who have long theorised about the association between childhood trauma and hallucinations and delusions. One of its major findings was that the hallucinations in psychotic disorders were associated with all types of childhood trauma.

Recommended for : Schizophrenia , Psychotic Disorder , Researchers , Schizophrenia Bulletin , Childhood Trauma , Hallucinations

Publish Date : Mar 12, 2018

Forbes' 32nd World's Billionaires List released: Jeff Bezos tops list for first time

Indian jeweller Nirav Modi dropped out from the list this year. The other drop-offs from the list were Papa John’s pizza founder John Schnatter, Christoffel Wiese of South Africa, and Saudi Arabia’s Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud.

Recommended for : Forbes , World's Billionaires List , Jeff Bezos , Donald Trump , Mukesh Ambani , Bill Gates , Mark Zuckerberg , Savitri Jindal

Publish Date : Mar 7, 2018

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 6 March 2018

6 March 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 Emergency declared in Sri lanka, Tripura Elections and 90th Oscar awards among others.

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Publish Date : Mar 6, 2018

Oscars 2018: ‘The Shape of Water’ won maximum awards

This year’s awards were majorly a three-way battle between Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy The Shape of Water, Christopher Nolan’s wartime epic Dunkirk and Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Recommended for : Academy Awards , Oscars , Oscar Awards , Sridevi , The Shape of Water , Dunkirk , Coco , Jimmy Kimmel

Publish Date : Mar 5, 2018

Current Affairs in Short: 1 March 2018

The Union Ministry of Railways has informed the Delhi High Court that it will allow visually impaired candidates to appear in its recruitment examinations. The response came on a plea by National Federation of the Blind challenging two recent notifications according to which visually impaired persons were barred from appearing for the recruitment exams.

Recommended for : Current Affairs Recap , Current Affairs in Short , Current Affairs Question Answer , Top Stories of the Day , Current Affairs 2018

Publish Date : Mar 1, 2018

Out of 31 Chief Ministers, 11 have criminal cases against them: Report

A recent report has revealed that among all the current Chief Ministers, Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu is the wealthiest with declared assets worth over Rs 177 crore, while the lowest declared assets worth Rs 26 lakh belonged to Tripura CM Manik Sarkar.

Recommended for : Analysis of Chief Ministers , Chief Minister with Criminal Cases , Wealthiest Chief Minister , Most Educated Chief Minister , Least Educated Chief Minister , Chief with Most Assets

Publish Date : Feb 14, 2018
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