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April 2018 Current Affairs

  • J&K cabinet approves ordinance on death penalty for child rapists

    Death Penalty for Rapists, Jammu and Kashmir, State Cabinet, Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018, Protection of Children from Sexual Violence Ordinance, 2018The state cabinet of Jammu and Kashmir has approved the Jammu and Kashmir Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 that provides death penalty to the rapists of children below the age of 12 years.

    Apr 25, 2018
  • PM Narendra Modi launches Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan in Madhya Pradesh

    The Union Finance Minister Arun Jailtey announced the launch of new restructured scheme of Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA) in his budget speech 2016-17 to strengthen the Panchayati Raj system across the nation.

    Apr 25, 2018
  • Current Affairs in Short: 24 April 2018

    The Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), which was created a decade ago to counter US influence in the region, has temporarily lost half its members after six countries suspended their memberships amidst differences over who should lead the group.

    Apr 24, 2018
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 24 April 2018

    The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) was completely removed from Meghalaya and some areas of Arunachal Pradesh with effect from April 1, 2018.

    Apr 24, 2018
  • Government, World Bank sign agreement to improve rural road network in MP

    The Union Government along with the state government of Madhya Pradesh has signed a $210 million loan agreement with the World Bank for the Madhya Pradesh Rural Connectivity Project. The project will strengthen road safety management systems with the objective of reducing fatalities and serious injuries from road accidents.

    Apr 24, 2018
  • Top Current Affairs Quiz: 24 April 2018

    24 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 Forbes' Billionaires List, Nari Shakti award and International Women's Day among others.

    Apr 24, 2018
  • Explained: AFSPA removed from Meghalaya and few parts of Arunachal Pradesh

    After witnessing 85 percent drop in the insurgency-related incidents in the northeast region, the Ministry of Home Affairs decided to remove the AFSPA from Meghalaya and some areas of Arunachal Pradesh.

    Apr 24, 2018
  • Population of critically endangered river dolphin increases for first time

    The population of critically endangered dolphins in Cambodia’s Mekong River has increased for the first time after years of constant decline that pushed the species almost to the brink of extinction. This is the first increase in the number of the Irrawaddy dolphins (Orcaella brevirostris), ever since the first census was published in 1997 when their population was 200.

    Apr 24, 2018
  • Jailed Egyptian photographer Mahmoud Abu Zeid wins UNESCO Press Freedom Prize

    Abu Zeid was arrested in August 2013 for covering deadly demonstration between the security forces and supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi at Rabaa Al-Adawiya Square in Cairo, Egypt.

    Apr 24, 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).

    Apr 24, 2018
  • Government panel suggests one-window solution for inter-country removal of children

    A panel that was appointed by the Union Government has recommended one window solution in cases of inter-country removal and retention of children. The committee has recommended that the Government may establish an 'Inter-Country Parental Child Removal Disputes Resolution Authority'.

    Apr 24, 2018
  • Supreme Court seeks government’s response on plea against Section 377

    The Supreme Court of India has sought a response from the Central Government on pleas challenging the Indian Penal Code’s Section 377, which criminalises homosexuality. The top court had said on January 8 that it will re-examine its 2013 verdict upholding Section 377 that criminalises gay sex.

    Apr 24, 2018
  • TCS becomes first Indian company to achieve USD 100 billion Market Capitalisation

    The increase in the TCS capital came after it reported a net profit of Rs 6925 crore, a 4.5 percent increase in its net profit in the fourth quarter (January-March).

    Apr 24, 2018
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 23 April 2018

    President Ram Nath Kovind has promulgated an ordinance that provides for stringent punishment, including death penalty, for those convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years. The ordinance- Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance 2018 stipulates stringent punishment for those guilty of rape, particularly of girls below the age of 16 and 12 years.

    Apr 23, 2018
  • Current Affairs in Short: 23 April 2018

    The Reserve Bank of India on April 22, 2018 revised its "Know Your Customer" or the KYC guidelines, following the government's decision to update the 'Prevention of Money Laundering' rules in June 2017.

    Apr 23, 2018