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WEF launches Global Centre for Cybersecurity

17 mins ago
Initially, the centre will reach out key industry players and G-20 countries to make this platform a success for dialogue and real-time action on cyber threats. The global centre will be an excellent opportunity to safeguard verticals like automotive and health care where wireless connectivity is the key.

US Senate confirms Jerome H Powell as Chairman of Federal Reserve

46 mins ago
Powell will replace Janet Yellen, whose term will end in February 2018. Powell has been serving on the Federal Reserve's board since 2012. Before joining Fed in 2012, he served as a visiting scholar at the Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington think tank.

India ranked 81st on Global Talent Competitiveness Index

1 hour ago
India has been ranked 81st on the annual global index of talent competitiveness, which was released on the first day of the 48th World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

Ashok Lavasa assumes charge as Election Commissioner of India

4 hrs ago
Lavasa succeeds Om Prakash Rawat, who was elevated as the Chief Election Commissioner. Lavasa’s term as Election Commissioner would end in October 2022 and would thereafter serve as the Chief Election Commissioner.

S Somanath takes charge as VSSC Director

5 hrs ago
Renowned scientist, S Somanath took charge as the Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, succeeding K Sivan who was recently appointed as ISRO Chairman. The space centre is Indian Space Research organisation’s lead centre for launch vehicles.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 23 January 2018

21 hrs ago
WEF Founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab declared the summit open amid the ski-resort receiving record snowfall. Schwab welcomed members from business, politics, academia and media as well as the first timers with a round of applause.

Current Affairs in Short: 23 January 2018

22 hrs ago
The United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees has launched what it is calling an ‘unprecedented’ fund-raising appeal seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in response to the recent suspension of financial aid by the Trump administration.

Second Offshore Patrol Vessel ‘Vijaya’ launched

23 hrs ago
The second Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), ‘Vijaya’, which is a part of a series of seven such vessels, was launched at the L&T shipyard, Kattupalli, on January 22. The indigenously built vessel is equipped with state-of-art radar, navigational and communication system.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 23 January 2018

23 hrs ago
23 January 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 International Dam Safety Conference, 48th World Economic Forum and 63rd Jio Filmfare Awards among others.

No ban on 'Padmaavat': Supreme Court rejects all pleas

23 hrs ago
The three-judge bench refused to modify its January 18, 2018 order of lifting ban on the release of the film by states. The court had directed that no state government would issue orders banning release of ‘Padmaavat’ on January 25, 2018.

China invites Latin America to take part in 'One Belt, One Road'

1 day ago
China has invited Latin American and Caribbean countries to join its ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative, as part of an agreement to deepen economic and political cooperation in a region where US influence is historically strong.

Anandiben Patel sworn in as Governor of Madhya Pradesh

1 day ago
Anandiben Patel succeeds Ramnaresh Yadav, who had retired from the post in September 2016. Meanwhile, Gujarat Governor Om Prakash Kohli was holding the additional charge as the Madhya Pradesh Governor. Anandiben Patel served as the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2014 to August 2016.

48th World Economic Forum annual meet begins in Davos

1 day ago
The 48th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) has begun in Davos, Switzerland with the theme 'Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World'. The summit would witness participation from over 3,000 world leaders, business patrons, academicians, philanthropists and politicians from across the world.

International Dam Safety Conference to begin in Thiruvananthapuram

1 day ago
India is all set to host the International Dam Safety Conference- 2018 on January 23-24 at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The conference is a part of DRIP project, which aims to achieve rehabilitation of old dams in the country that may be experiencing distress and are in need of attention for ensuring their structural safety and operational efficiency.

India, World Bank sign USD 120 million loan agreement to improve Water Supply Services in Uttarakhand

1 day ago
The Uttarakhand Water Supply Program for Peri-Urban Areas will help the state in increasing water supply coverage as well as ensure sustainable water supply service delivery in peri-urban areas. It will develop and implement a service-oriented and efficient water supply policy for peri-urban areas and will strengthen the current monitoring and evaluation systems.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 22 January 2018

1 day ago
An intermediate-sized asteroid, categorised as a "potentially hazardous asteroid", will make a close approach to Earth on February 4, but has zero chances of colliding with our planet over the next 100 years.

Current Affairs in Short: 22 January 2018

1 day ago
An intermediate-sized asteroid, categorised as a "potentially hazardous asteroid", will make a close approach to Earth on February 4, but has zero chances of colliding with our planet over the next 100 years.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 22 January 2018

1 day ago
22 January 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 like new Chief Election Commissioner, Kachra Mahotsav and new Governor of Madhya Pradesh among others.

India to launch ocean pollution observation system

1 day ago
India is all set to have its own automated ocean pollution observation system this year that is expected to help monitor ocean pollution levels besides offering insights on the changes in the marine system.

India to surpass China as fastest growing large economy in 2018

2 days ago
The Sanctum Wealth Management report predicts that India will become the fastest growing large economy in the world in 2018, surpassing even China and the country’s equity market will jump to become the fifth largest in the world.

Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban launches Smart Star-Rating for garbage-free cities

2 days ago
The SMART star-rating initiative, developed by the Swachh Bharat Mission- Urban would rate the cities on a 7-star rating system, which would be based on multiple cleanliness indicators for solid waste management.

Om Prakash Rawat appointed New Chief Election Commissioner

2 days ago
Senior-most Election Commissioner, Om Prakash Rawat has been appointed as the Chief Election Commissioner in the Election Commission. He would be succeeding outgoing CEC Achal Kumar Joti, who retires on 22nd January.

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 15 January to 21 January 2018

3 days ago
15 January to 21 January 2018: 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 Vajra Prahar joint military exercise, world's biggest flooded cave and the appointment of Minister for Loneliness among others.

Researchers discover tiny bird-like dinosaur with rainbow feathers

3 days ago
Researchers have discovered 161 million-year-old fossils of a tiny bird-like dinosaur named Caihong juji from China that sported flashy rainbow feathers and a bony crest on its snout to attract mates.

Current Affairs in Short: 20 January 2018

3 days ago
The former Chief Minister of Gujarat, Anandiben Patel has been appointed by President Ram Nath Kovind as the new Governor of Madhya Pradesh. Patel would be replacing Om Prakash Kohli, who was holding the additional charge of the office of MP Governor along with the office of Gujarat Governor.

Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 15 January to 20 January 2018

Jan 20, 2018
The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 15 January and 20 January 2018. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include the appointment of Minister for loneliness, ‘Top 100 Global Technology Leaders’ list and the world’s largest air purifier among others.

Finance Minister launches National CSR Data Portal & Corporate Data Portal

Jan 20, 2018
The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley has launched the National CSR Data Portal & Corporate Data Portal to enable greater transparency in corporate governance and promote accountability to the public at large.

GST Council cuts rate on 82 goods and services, introduces measures against tax evasion

Jan 20, 2018
The 25th GST Council meeting chaired by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has recommended rate cuts on 83 items including 53 services and 29 goods and the introduction of ‘anti-evasion measures’ to take care of faltering indirect tax revenue.

Union Government launches Cyber Surakshit Bharat initiative

Jan 20, 2018
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has launched Cyber Surakshit Bharat initiative in association with National e-Governance Division and industry partners to strengthen the cybersecurity ecosystem in India.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 19 January 2018

Jan 19, 2018
A group of archaeologist has discovered the world’s biggest flooded cave in Mexico. The researchers connected two underwater caverns in eastern Mexico to reveal what is believed to be the biggest flooded cave on the planet.

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