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December 2018 Current Affairs

  • Saudi Arabia, UAE become first Gulf nations to introduce VAT

    Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) introduced the Value Added Tax (VAT) for the very first time on 1 January 2018. The move is a first for the Gulf region, which has long boasted of a tax-free system.

    Jan 2, 2018
  • India and Pakistan exchange 27th list of Nuclear Installations

    As per the agreement, both the countries shall refrain from undertaking, encouraging or participating in, directly or indirectly, any action aimed at causing the damage to any nuclear installation or facility in the other country.

    Jan 2, 2018
  • Union Government launches Allied Health Professionals Database Portal

    It will be helpful in accelerating the envisaged processes such as licensing of professionals, workforce policy planning and bringing transparency in the system by maintaining standards of educational and clinical practice, etc.

    Jan 2, 2018
  • Morning Current Affairs: 2 January 2018

    The Women and Child Development Minister, Maneka Gandhi would be inaugurating an online portal called ‘NARI’ for the empowerment of women in New Delhi on 2 January 2018. The portal, developed by the WCD Ministry, will provide women with easy access to information on government schemes and initiatives for women.

    Jan 2, 2018
  • No more aid to Pakistan: Trump

    Showing zero tolerance towards terrorism, the US President issued a tough warning to Pakistan and said that United States will no longer give any fund to Pakistan. The statement came soon after the recent talks that the Trump administration was considering cutting off aid to Pakistan.

    Jan 1, 2018
  • Anushka Sharma named PETA's Person of the Year 2017

    Popular Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma was honoured with the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' (PETA) 2017 Person of the Year Award. The actress was conferred the award for her wide-reaching work for animals, from helping to protect dogs from fireworks to advocating for horses who are forced to pull carriages in Mumbai.

    Jan 1, 2018
  • New species of blind fish discovered in Meghalaya

    A New Zealand-based science journal Zootaxa revealed that a new species of blind fish has been discovered inside a cave in East Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya. The fish was named as Schistura larketensis. It got its name from Larket village, where the cave has been found, to encourage local people to take up biodiversity conservation.

    Jan 1, 2018
  • Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 25 December to 31 December 2017

    25 December to 31 December 2017: JagranJosh weekly quizzes will help you revise for competitive exams at an ease, as it hosts the most important occurrences of the week. The quizzes in this week’s segment cover topics including PETA 2017 Person of the Year, new Electronic-Human Resource Management System and India’s loan agreement with World Bank among others.

    Dec 31, 2017
  • Assam CM launches skill development training centres

    The Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal has launched skill development training centres across the state in a programme organised by the Department of Skill, Employment and Entrepreneurship in Guwahati.

    Dec 31, 2017
  • Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 25 December to 30 December 2017

    The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 25 December to 30 December 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include Good Governance Day, Jairam Thakur sworn-in as CM of Himachal Pradesh and Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second (Amendment) Bill, 2017 among others.

    Dec 30, 2017
  • Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2017 introduced in Lok Sabha

    The Bill prohibits certain persons from submitting a resolution plan in case of defaults. These are - (i) wilful defaulters, (ii) promoters or management of the company having non-performing debt for over a year, (iii) disqualified directors, among others

    Dec 30, 2017
  • Delhi government launches mobile app that would connect 16000 SMC members

    The Delhi government on 28 December 2017 launched a mobile app that would connect around16, 000 members of School Management Committees (SMCs). The application will help members of different school management committees to connect with each other and carry out their operations using the application.

    Dec 30, 2017
  • Top Morning Current Affairs: 30 December 2017

    The National Medical Commission Bill 2017 was introduced in the Lok Sabha on 29 December 2017. The Bill was introduced by Union Health Minister J P Nadda. The bill provides for a dependable medical education system that ensures availability of adequate and high quality medical professionals.

    Dec 30, 2017
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 29 December 2017

    The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017 makes instant triple talaq or talaq-e-biddat illegal and void, be it in any form- spoken form, in writing or by electronic means such as email, SMS and WhatsApp or in any other manner whatsoever.

    Dec 29, 2017
  • Current Affairs One Liners of the day: 29 December 2017

    29 December 2017: The one liner of 29 December covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liners cover important happenings like test-firing of India’s Supersonic Interceptor Missile, Harivarasanam Award 2017 and 78th session of Indian History Congress among others.

    Dec 29, 2017