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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

Parbati Ghose, first female filmmaker of Odisha passes away

Parbati Ghose, the first female filmmaker of Odisha passed away recently following a prolonged illness in Bhubaneswar at the age of 85. Ghose was declared dead when she was rushed to the hospital around midnight after complaining of uneasiness.

Recommended for : Odisha Filmmaker , First Female Filmmaker , Parbati Ghose , All India Radio , Naveen Patnaik

Publish Date : Feb 13, 2018

Sahitya Akademi Awards 2017 presented to 23 Indian language writers

The Sahitya Akademi Awards 2017 were given away to writers from 23 languages. The family of Tamil poet Inquilab, who was awarded posthumously, had earlier refused to accept the award and also didn’t attend the award ceremony.

Recommended for : Sahitya Akademi Awards 2017 , India’s academy of letters , KP Ramanunni

Publish Date : Feb 13, 2018

Top 5 Current Affairs: 12 February 2018

The agreements were signed during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s maiden visit to the Gulf nation. During the visit, Modi held delegation-level talks with the Sultan of Oman, Qaboos bin Said al Said on measures to strengthen cooperation between the two nations in trade and investment, energy, defence, security, food security and regional issues.

Recommended for : National Deworming initiative , National Productivity Day , Shikhar Dhawan , India , Oman , India , Palestine

Publish Date : Feb 12, 2018

India and the UAE sign five key agreements

The agreements, signed during PM Narendra Modi's visit to Abu Dhabi, were related to energy sector, railways, manpower and financial services.

Recommended for : India , UAE , United Arab Emirates , India-UAE

Publish Date : Feb 12, 2018

India, Oman sign 8 MoUs to expand cooperation in health, tourism and military sectors

India and the Gulf state of Oman have signed 8 MoUs to strengthen cooperation in areas such as health, tourism, outer space and defence. The agreements were inked during Indian PM Narendra Modi’s visit to the nation.

Recommended for : Memorandums of Understanding , India , Oman , Narendra Modi , Gulf Nation , Bilateral Cooperation , Foreign Relations

Publish Date : Feb 12, 2018

Current Affairs in Short: 8 February 2018

The Supreme Court on February 8, 2018 directed the Uttar Pradesh government to file a vision document for protection and preservation of the Taj Mahal within four weeks. The apex court also directed the state government to explain why there was a sudden flurry of activities in and around the Taj Mahal and the Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ) and why leather industries and hotels were coming up there.

Recommended for : preservation of Taj Mahal , supreme court , Uttar Pradesh , Union Cabinet , ISRO

Publish Date : Feb 8, 2018

Current Affairs in Short: 6 February 2018

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on February 5, 2018 declared a state of emergency across the country for 15 days, before heavily armed Maldivian troops stormed the country's Supreme Court and arrested two Supreme Court judges, Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and Judge Ali Hameed without specifying the charges. Former Maldives President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom was also arrested amid this rising political crisis.

Recommended for : Maldives President declares emergency , emergency in Maldives , end non-defence aid to Pakistan , United States , Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant , Mukhya Mantri Anila Bhagya Yojana , AK Prasad

Publish Date : Feb 6, 2018

Long-lost IMAGE satellite discovered by amateur astronomer: NASA

The amateur astronomer came across the satellite through signals. Engineers from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center used NASA's Deep Space Network which consists of a series of ground-based radio telescopes to study the signals, only to discover that these signals were from the IMAGE satellite.

Recommended for : IMAGE satellite , amateur astronomer , NASA

Publish Date : Feb 3, 2018

Three nests of rare vulture species discovered in Cambodia

According to the US-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), three nests of the critically endangered red-headed vulture were found this month in Chhep Wildlife Sanctuary in Cambodia.

Recommended for : Vulture Population , Cambodia , Wildlife Conservation Society , Critically Endangered Species

Publish Date : Feb 3, 2018

Union Budget 2018: Fiscal Expenditure & Taxation Reforms

No changes in personal income tax slabs. Majorly, the personal income tax collection comes from the salaried class. Around 1.89 crore returns were filed in 2017 and Rs 1.44 lakh crore was paid as taxes.

Recommended for : Budget , Budget 2018 , Budget Highlights , Budget 2018-19 , Union Budget 2018 , General Budget , Arun Jaitley , fiscal reforms , taxation reforms

Publish Date : Feb 1, 2018

Economic Survey 2017-18: Key Highlights

The Economic Survey 2017-18 was tabled in the Parliament on January 29, 2018 by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Major reforms were undertaken in 2017 including the launch of the transformational Goods and Services Tax (GST) in July.

Recommended for : Indian Economy , Economic Survey 2017-18 , Union Budget 2018 , Budget Highlights , Economic Survey Highlights , Climate Change , Investment , Science and Technology

Publish Date : Jan 30, 2018

Padma Awards 2018 announced

The Padma Awards, one of the highest civilian awards of the country, were announced on January 25, 2018. These awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year.

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Publish Date : Jan 27, 2018

India, Vietnam sign MoU for cooperation in I&B sector and space

India and Vietnam on January 24, 2018 exchanged Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) for cooperation in the field of Information and Broadcasting and space. The agreements were exchanged in the presence of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Vietnam counterpart, Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

Recommended for : India Vietnam Relations , Space Cooperation , Information and Broadcasting , Memorandum of Understanding

Publish Date : Jan 25, 2018

73 new airport and helipads to be connected under Phase-2 of regional connectivity scheme UDAN

For the first time, bids were received from helicopter operators under the phase 2 of the scheme. Under the first round of UDAN, which concluded in March 2017, a total of 128 routes were awarded to five airline operators.

Recommended for : 73 new airport and helipads , regional connectivity scheme , UDAN 2 , Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik

Publish Date : Jan 25, 2018

Top 5 Current Affairs: 23 January 2018

WEF Founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab declared the summit open amid the ski-resort receiving record snowfall. Schwab welcomed members from business, politics, academia and media as well as the first timers with a round of applause.

Recommended for : 48th World Economic Forum , Davos , Anandiben Patel , No ban on Padmaavat , International Dam Safety Conference , India , World Bank

Publish Date : Jan 23, 2018

Virat Kohli named ICC cricketer of the year

Indian Captain Virat Kohli was named the ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year at the ICC annual awards that were announced in Dubai. The award is courtesy the 29-year-old’s splendid form during the qualification period, which was from September 2016 until the end of 2017.

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Publish Date : Jan 18, 2018

BharatNet Phase 1: One lakh gram panchayats become internet-service ready

The government of India has achieved a major milestone by connecting over one lakh Gram Panchayats (GP) across the country with high-speed optical fiber network under the BharatNet Phase-1 project as per the declared deadline of 31 Dec 2017.

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Publish Date : Jan 10, 2018

Defence Ministry clears arms procurement contracts worth Rs 2,420 crore for Navy, Army

The Ministry of Defence has approved the procurement of P-8I Training Solution and Low-Intensity Conflict Electronic Warfare System (LICEWS), at a total cost of Rs 2419.32 crore. These contract proposals were approved by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

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Publish Date : Jan 5, 2018

Union Cabinet approves setting up of AIIMS in Bilaspur

Under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY), AIIMS have already been established in Bhubaneshwar, Bhopal, Raipur, Jodhpur, Rishikesh and Patna, while work of AIIMS Rae Bareli is in progress. Three AIIMS in Nagpur (Maharashtra), Kalyani (West Bengal) and Mangalagiri in Guntur (Andhra Pradesh) were also sanctioned in 2015.

Recommended for : Union Cabinet , AIIMS in Bilaspur , All India Institute of Medical Sciences , aiims

Publish Date : Jan 4, 2018

Arunachal Pradesh becomes second ODF state in Northeast

The state of Arunachal Pradesh has become the second state in the Northeast, after Sikkim, to be declared Open Defecation Free. The feat was deemed completed after three remaining districts in the state - Upper Subansiri, Siang and Changlang - were declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) on 31 December 2017.

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Publish Date : Jan 2, 2018

India successfully test-fires AAD Supersonic Interceptor Missile

This was the third supersonic interceptor test that took place in the year 2017. The earlier two tests were conducted on 11 February and 1 March as part of attempts to have a full-fledged multi-layer Ballistic Missile Defence system.

Recommended for : India , Supersonic Interceptor Missile , DRDO , Advanced Air Defence , Ballistic Missile Defence

Publish Date : Dec 29, 2017

Israel passes controversial law limiting police powers

The Parliament of Israel has passed a controversial law, limiting the police's ability to recommend charges following their investigations after criticism that lawmakers were seeking to protect Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Recommended for : Israel , Benjamin Netanyahu , Controversial Bill , Members of the Parliament , Corruption

Publish Date : Dec 28, 2017

BJP wins Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly Elections 2017

The counting of votes for assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh began at 42 centres on 18 December 2017 for all 68 assembly seats. The counting was supervised by 68 returning officers, one in every constituency. The first win was declared in Himachal Pradesh's Kasumpti for Congress candidate Anirudh Singh. He won by a margin of 9397 votes against BJP's Vijay Jyoti.

Recommended for : Himachal Pradesh , Legislative Assembly Elections 2017 , himachal pradesh elections , BJP , Congress

Publish Date : Dec 19, 2017

Current Affairs Quiz: 18 December 2017

18 December 2017: 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 Gabon declared polio free, National Ayush Mission and Vijay Diwas among others.

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Publish Date : Dec 18, 2017

NGT declares Amarnath Cave shrine a 'Silent Zone'

In order to protect the eco-sensitive Amarnath cave shrine, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) declared it a "silence zone" and prohibited religious offerings like chanting of hymns, and ringing bells beyond the entry point. The Amarnath cave temple is situated in the Himalayas in the state of Jammu & Kashmir.

Recommended for : NGT , National Green Tribunal , Amarnath Yatra , Amarnath Temple , Amarnath cave , Silent Zone , Rashtriya Harit Pradhikaran

Publish Date : Dec 14, 2017

India’s Lakshmi Puri among six diplomats felicitated with Diwali 'Power of One' award at UN

Six top diplomats including one Indian were felicitated with the inaugural Diwali ‘Power of One’ award at the UN headquarters in New York for their contribution to help form a more perfect, peaceful and secure world.

Recommended for : Lakshmi Puri , UN Women , Six Top Diplomats , Diwali Foundation , Power of One Award , United Nations , Diwali Stamp

Publish Date : Dec 12, 2017

Top 5 Current Affairs: 9 December 2017

While releasing the report, the Ministry declared that India is now free from ‘Infective Trachoma’, a contagious bacterial infection of the eye. With this, India met the goal of trachoma elimination as specified by the WHO under its GET2020 program.

Recommended for : India , Trachoma , International Anti-Corruption Day , Supreme Court , IPC , International Civil Aviation Day

Publish Date : Dec 9, 2017

National Trachoma Survey Report 2014-17 released: India declared free from Trachoma

The survey findings indicate that the active trachoma infection has been eliminated among children in all the survey districts with overall prevalence of only 0.7 per cent. This is much below the elimination criteria of infective trachoma as defined by the WHO.

Recommended for : National Trachoma Survey Report 2014-17 , India , Trachoma

Publish Date : Dec 9, 2017

Morning Current Affairs: 9 December 2017

India was declared free from infective Trachoma, a contagious bacterial infection of the eye. Trachoma causes inflamed granulation on the inner surface of the lids. This has been possible due to efforts such as provision of antibiotic eye drops, personal hygiene, availability of safe water, improved environmental sanitation and availability of surgical facilities for chronic Trachoma.

Recommended for : India , free from Trachoma , MSME Sambandh Portal , Supreme Court

Publish Date : Dec 9, 2017
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