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April 2018 Current Affairs

  • Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 23 April to 29 April 2018

    23 April to 29 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 Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, Indu Malhotra's appointment as Supreme Court Judge and Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan among others.

    Apr 29, 2018
  • Current Affairs in Short: 29 April 2018

    The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on April 27, 2018 approved Capital Acquisition Proposals of the services valued at over Rs 3687 crore.

    Apr 29, 2018
  • Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 22 April to 28 April 2018

    In a historic first, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on April 27, 2018 crossed the border that separates the two Koreas at the demilitarized zone (DMZ) to enter South Korea, becoming the first North Korean leader to step into South Korean territory since 1953.

    Apr 28, 2018
  • Inter-Korean Summit: Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in agree on Korean Peninsula's complete denuclearisation

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in signed a landmark peace agreement namely, ‘Panmunjeom Declaration’ for the "complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula".

    Apr 28, 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.

    Apr 28, 2018
  • PM Narendra Modi holds informal talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping

    The first-ever informal meet between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping has begun at Hubei Provincial Museum, in the city of Wuhan in China. The two-day meet is expected to see the two leaders exchange a series of one-on-one conversations on various issues including bilateral, global and regional issues.

    Apr 28, 2018
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 27 April 2018

    Senior advocate Indu Malhotra took oath as a Judge of the Supreme Court on April 27, 2018. The oath was administered to her by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. With Malhotra’s appointment, the total strength of the Supreme Court would now go upto 25, against the sanctioned strength of 31, including the CJI.

    Apr 27, 2018
  • Current Affairs in Short: 27 April 2018

    United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Christine Schraner Burgener, a Swiss diplomat with conflict resolution experience in Southeast Asia, as his special envoy for Myanmar. The position had been vacant ever since Indian diplomat Vijay Nambiar vacated it at the end of 2016.

    Apr 27, 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.

    Apr 27, 2018
  • Indu Malhotra takes oath as Supreme Court Judge

    Senior advocate Indu Malhotra was administered the oath of office as a Supreme Court judge by Chief Justice Dipak Misra. The development makes her the first woman lawyer to be appointed to the top court. Since Independence, only six women judges have been appointed to the Supreme Court and till recently, the apex court had only one woman Judge - Justice R Banumathi.

    Apr 27, 2018
  • Inter-Korean Summit: Kim Jong Un crosses over to South Korea for first time

    In a historic first, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un crossed the border that separates the two Koreas at the demilitarized zone (DMZ) to enter South Korea, becoming the first North Korean leader to step into South Korean territory since 1953.

    Apr 27, 2018
  • CSIR wins National Intellectual Property Award 2018

    The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has been awarded the National Intellectual Property Award, 2018 for being the top research and development organisation for patents and commercialisation.

    Apr 27, 2018
  • NITI Aayog launches Atal New India Challenge

    As a part of the Atal New India Challenge, applicants showing capability, intent and potential to productise the technologies will be awarded grants up to Rs 1 crore.

    Apr 26, 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.

    Apr 26, 2018
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 26 April 2018

    In a first, senior advocate Indu Malhotra is set to become the first woman lawyer to be appointed as Supreme Court Judge.

    Apr 26, 2018