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February 2018 Current Affairs

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Divorced Saudi mothers can now retain custody of children

Mar 12, 2018
In a historic decision, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has allowed the divorced mothers in the country to retain the custody of their children without filing lawsuits, provided there are no disputes between the parents.

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Current Affairs in Short: 12 March 2018

Mar 12, 2018
Commerce and Industries Minister Suresh Prabhu has been given the additional charge of the Civil Aviation Ministry. The Minister assumed the role soon after the resignation of Ashok Gajapathi Raju of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) was accepted by President Ram Nath Kovind.

Researchers find link between childhood trauma, schizophrenia

Mar 12, 2018
The study provides the missing link for clinicians who have long theorised about the association between childhood trauma and hallucinations and delusions. One of its major findings was that the hallucinations in psychotic disorders were associated with all types of childhood trauma.

Environment Ministry notifies rules to regulate the use of POPs

Mar 12, 2018
According to the new rules, the industrial units handling these chemicals or persons in possession of these chemicals would have to declare the total quantity of the chemicals, which are in use and their stockpiles to the Environment ministry within six months, by September 2018.

Regional tensions fuel growth in India’s arms imports: SIPRI report

Mar 12, 2018
According to the latest report, India’s imports increased by 24 per cent between 2008–12 and 2013–17. While Russia accounted for 62 per cent of India’s arms imports in 2013–17, arms imports from the US increased by 557 per cent between 2008–12 and 2013–17, making it India’s second largest arms supplier.

New study reveals that ‘stress’ is contagious!

Mar 10, 2018
In a new study, researchers including one of Indian-origin have found that stress is contagious. The study findings revealed that if one person is suffering from stress then, the chances are high that people close to that person may also suffer from stress.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 9 March 2018

Mar 9, 2018
Recognising right to die with dignity as a fundamental right, the Supreme Court on March 9 ruled that the passive euthanasia and advance 'living will' are permissible. A living will is a written document that allows a patient to give explicit instructions in advance about the medical treatment to be administered when he or she is terminally ill.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 9 March 2018

Mar 9, 2018
9 March 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 revoking of Aung San Suu Kyi’s human rights award, National Nutrition Mission and 2018 Pritzker Architecture Prize among others.

Even 'safe' air pollution levels affect brain growth in children: Study

Mar 9, 2018
A new study reveals that babies, when exposed to even ‘safe’ levels of air pollution in the womb, may face an increased risk of having brain abnormalities that can lead to impaired cognitive function by school-age.

Indian women earn 20 per cent lesser than men: Report

Mar 9, 2018
According to a report by, women in India earn 20 per cent lesser than men, although the gender gap narrowed down by around five percentage points from 24.8 per cent in 2016 to 20 per cent in 2017.

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi stripped of human rights award

Mar 9, 2018
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has revoked a prestigious human rights award it had given to the Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, due to her inability to take a proper stand against the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar.

PM launches National Nutrition Mission and pan-India expansion of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao

Mar 9, 2018
PM Narendra Modi has launched the National Nutrition Mission and Pan India Expansion of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) covering all 640 districts of the country. The NNM is a comprehensive approach towards raising nutrition level in the country on a war footing.

Current Affairs in Short: 8 March 2018

Mar 8, 2018
The Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) leader Neiphiu Rio was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Nagaland on March 8, 2018. The Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) leader Neiphiu Rio was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Nagaland on March 8, 2018.

NITI Aayog launches Women Entrepreneurship Platform

Mar 8, 2018
NITI Aayog launched the Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) on March 8, on the occasion of International Women’s day. The initiative is aimed at building a vibrant ecosystem for women across India to help realise their entrepreneurial aspirations, scale-up innovative initiatives and chalk-out sustainable, long-term strategies for their businesses.

India, Pakistan agree to release elderly, women and child prisoners

Mar 8, 2018
India and Pakistan have agreed to release elderly, women, children and mentally unsound prisoners held in each other's jails on humanitarian grounds. The proposal, which was extended by India, was approved by Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif after consultation with all the concerned stakeholders.

Delhi Police launches ‘all women patrolling squad’

Mar 8, 2018
The squad named ‘Knightingale’ has been formed to ensure safety and security of women at public places. The presence of more women police officers on the road will hopefully instil a sense of confidence among women.

Justice Gita Mittal to be conferred ‘Nari Shakti’ award on women’s day

Mar 8, 2018
Mittal is the first woman from the field of law and justice to be conferred the prestigious award. The Nari Shakti awards are national honours conferred on individual women for their exceptional achievement and exemplary service to the cause of upliftment of women.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 7 March 2018

Mar 7, 2018
7 March 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 first all women railway station, India’s biggest oil supplier and new CM of Meghalaya among others.

France to set 15 years as legal age of sexual consent

Mar 7, 2018
France has decided to make 15 years as the legal age of sexual consent following a public outcry over two cases of sex involving 11-year-old girls. The issue was brought up after critics and lawmakers criticised the French law for allowing two men to escape rape charges after being accused of sex with underage girls.

Chandragiri becomes first ‘all women’ station in Andhra Pradesh

Mar 7, 2018
The South Central Railway has decided to convert some stations into ‘all women stations’ with an aim to empower the women work force in the Indian railways and develop their morale and self-confidence. Chandragiri became the first station in Andhra Pradesh to get the privileged status.