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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.

Recommended for : people breathe unhealthy air , State of Global Air Report 2018 , Health Effects Institute , air pollution

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'.

Recommended for : NASA , Hubble telescope , most distant star , Icarus , Gravitational Lensing

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.

Recommended for : Electronic Cigarettes , Fatty Liver , New Study , E-Cigarettes Can Harm Liver , Nicotine

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.

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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

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
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