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April 2018 Current Affairs

  • Top Current Affairs Quiz: 26 April 2018

    26 April 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 India sent a second set of notices to Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, Unnat Bharat Abhiyan 2.0 and 2018 World Malaria Day among others.

    Apr 26, 2018
  • BCCI recommends Dravid for Dronacharya, Kohli for Khel Ratna

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has recommended former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid’s name for the prestigious Dronacharya award and Virat Kohli’s for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna honour. The board has also recommended veteran cricketer Sunil Gavaskar's name for the Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award.

    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.

    Apr 26, 2018
  • Government sends second notice to Facebook, Cambridge Analytica

    The Union Government has served a second set of notices to Facebook and Cambridge Analytica (CA) over the recent data breach. The companies have been given the deadline of May 10 to reply to the additional queries.

    Apr 26, 2018
  • Indo-Malaysian Armies to conduct defence exercise HARIMAU SHAKTI 2018

    As a part of the exercise, both the nations will be sharing the expertise of each other’s contingents to conduct counter insurgency operations in the jungle terrain of Malaysia.

    Apr 26, 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.

    Apr 26, 2018
  • Current Affairs in Short: 25 April 2018

    India and Mongolia on April 25, 2018 agreed to explore ways to identify new areas of cooperation in all sectors of mutual interest and to enhance bilateral trade and investments.

    Apr 25, 2018
  • CCEA approves restructured National Bamboo Mission

    The scheme will benefit the farmers, local artisans and associated personnels engaged in bamboo sector including associated industries.

    Apr 25, 2018
  • Government relaxes protected, restricted area permit regime in selective areas

    The Union Home Ministry has decided to relax the six-decade-old Protected Area Permit regime from the north-eastern states of Nagaland, Mizoram and Manipur for a period of five years. The decision would allow foreign tourists, except those from Pakistan, China and Afghanistan, to visit the states without having a special permit.

    Apr 25, 2018
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 25 April 2018

    The state cabinet of Jammu and Kashmir has approved the Jammu and Kashmir Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 that has made the rape of children under the age of 12 years punishable with the death sentence.

    Apr 25, 2018
  • Top Cabinet Approvals: 25 April 2018

    The Union Cabinet approved the declaration of Scheduled Areas of Rajasthan under Fifth Schedule to the Constitution of India by withdrawal of the Constitution Order (C.O.)114 dated February 12, 1981 and promulgation of a new Constitution Order.

    Apr 25, 2018
  • Top Current Affairs Quiz: 25 April 2018

    25 April 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 World Book and Copyright Day, Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan and 2018 Secure India Conclave among others.

    Apr 25, 2018
  • NASA’s lunar orbital platform ‘Gateway’ to begin construction

    NASA will start work on its Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway by early 2019 when it will award the first contract for the program. The lunar platform will be NASA's planned ‘staging’ area for studies of the moon and the deep-space environment.

    Apr 25, 2018
  • Government, World Bank sign agreement to develop India’s healthcare industry

    The Union Government and World Bank have signed a $125 million agreement for the ‘Innovate in India for Inclusiveness Project’ to support India in developing an innovative biopharmaceutical and medical devices industry, which is globally competitive.

    Apr 25, 2018
  • Remove the Provisions discriminating against Leprosy patients: SC to Centre

    The court was hearing a PIL petition filed by Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy to repeal 119 Central and State laws that have been discriminating against leprosy patients

    Apr 25, 2018