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December 2018 Current Affairs

  • Sahitya Akademi Awards 2018 presented to 24 writers; Hindi writer Chitra Mudgal among winners

    To name a few, winners of Sahitya Akademi Awards 2018 include Sanjib Chattopadhyay for Bengali, Anees Salim for English, Sharifa Vijliwala for her essays in Gujarati, Chitra Mudgal for Hindi, and S Ramesan Nair for his poetry in Malayalam.

    Jan 30, 2019
  • President gives assent to Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Act, 2019

    The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Act, 2019 which was passed by the Parliament on January 3, 2019 received the assent of the President of India on January 10. It has now been notified in the Gazette of India.

    Jan 17, 2019
  • CBI Dispute: Alok Verma resigns after PM Modi-led panel removed him as CBI Chief

    Sacked CBI Chief, Alok Verma has announced his resignation from service. The move comes a day after a high-powered selection committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi removed him from the post.

    Jan 11, 2019
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 10 January 2019

    The celebrated MC Mary Kom became the World No 1 Boxer in 45-48 kg category in the latest International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) World Rankings released on January 10, 2019.

    Jan 10, 2019
  • Railways announces recruitment for 13487 posts

    The Ministry of Railways has announced recruitment for 13487 posts of Junior Engineers, Depot Material Superintendent and Chemical and Metallurgical Assistant.

    Jan 6, 2019
  • Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 31 December to 6 January 2019

    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 such as Balkan athlete of the year 2018, first Chief Justice of Telangana HC and UNESCO withdrawal among others.

    Jan 6, 2019
  • Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 31 December to 5 January 2019

    Veteran Bollywood actor-director and scholar, Kader Khan passed away on January 1, 2019 following a prolonged illness in Toronto, Canada. He was 81. He is survived by his wife Hajra, son Sarfaraz, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren.

    Jan 5, 2019
  • NGT imposes Rs 100 crore fine on Meghalaya Government for failing to curb illegal mining

    The National Green Tribunal has imposed a fine of whopping Rs 100 crore on the Meghalaya government for its failure to curb illegal coal mining in the state. The green tribunal imposed Rs 100 crore fine on the state government as a deterrent and for its inaction to curb illegal mining in the north eastern state.

    Jan 5, 2019
  • Lok Sabha passes Aadhaar, Companies Amendment Bill

    The Lok Sabha has passed Aadhaar and other laws (Amendment Bill) 2018 and Companies Amendment Bill 2018. The Aadhaar bill was passed to amend the Aadhaar Act and two related laws, which will allow individuals to offer voluntarily biometric ID as a means of identity verification for opening bank accounts and procuring mobile phone connection.

    Jan 5, 2019
  • Current Affairs in Short: 4 January 2019

    The Supreme Court has deferred the hearing in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case to January 10. The matter is listed before a bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice S K Kaul. The bench is likely to constitute a three-judge bench to look into the matter.

    Jan 4, 2019
  • 30 Most Important Current Affairs of December 2018

    Jagranjosh.com brings to you December 2018 monthly recap that summarises the top current affairs of the month, covering topics such as the SDG India Index 2018, Niti Aayog's Strategy for New India @75, RBI, Supreme Court Verdicts, State Assembly Elections 2018, UN Human Rights Prize, G20 Summit, Paris Climate Deal and ISRO Missions among others.

    Jan 4, 2019
  • HRD Ministry constitutes task force to look into suicides of JNV students

    The Union Human Resource Development Ministry has constituted a task force to look into the issues of suicides of the students in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas. The task force will suggest ways and means to arrest the trend of suicides by students.

    Jan 4, 2019
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 3 January 2019

    The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on January 2, 2019 approved the ‘Scheme of Amalgamation’ for merger of Bank of Baroda, Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank. The amalgamation will be the first-ever three-way consolidation of banks in India.

    Jan 3, 2019
  • Bill to make marital rape a crime introduced in Lok Sabha

    A private bill titled the Women's Sexual, Reproductive and Menstrual Rights Bill 2018 has been introduced in the Lok Sabha by Congress MP Dr Shashi Tharoor. The bill makes marital rape a crime and gives more decisional autonomy to women in termination of pregnancy

    Jan 3, 2019
  • Top Current Affairs Quiz: 3 January 2019

    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 merger of Bank of Baroda, Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana and withdrawal from OPEC among others.

    Jan 3, 2019