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February 2018 Current Affairs

  • Endangered snow leopard population witnesses a rise

    The wildlife wing of Himachal Pradesh's forest department has spotted a significant rise in the number of snow leopards in Chichim valley of Lahaul Spiti in the recent times.

    Mar 23, 2018
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 20 March 2018

    Indian actress Katrina Kaif has been named as the new ambassador of the international award-winning non-profit organisation, Educate Girls. With Katrina as an advocate, the NGO hopes to unite voices and amplify conversations on the subjects of gender equity and girls' education. It also hopes to contribute to the national mission of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao'.

    Mar 20, 2018
  • Investigation necessary before arresting public servant under SC/ST law: SC

    The Supreme Court of India took note of the rampant misuse of the stringent Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes Act against government servants and held that there shall be no immediate arrest on any complaint filed under the law.

    Mar 20, 2018
  • Top Current Affairs Quiz: 20 March 2018

    20 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 Varuna military exercise, new ambassador of Educate Girls and new Governor of Odisha among others.

    Mar 20, 2018
  • Katrina Kaif appointed ambassador of International NGO 'Educate Girls'

    Indian actress Katrina Kaif has been named as the new ambassador of the international award-winning non-profit organisation, Educate Girls. For over a decade now, the NGO has been partnering with the Indian government in bringing out-of-school girls back to school.

    Mar 20, 2018
  • SC directs Centre to frame model scheme for welfare of construction workers

    The Supreme Court of India has commanded the Union Government to frame a model scheme to address the concerns of construction workers within a period of six months. The scheme is expected to include the issues of education, health, social security, old age and other benefits that are necessary to lead a life of dignity.

    Mar 20, 2018
  • NITI Aayog releases SATH-E project roadmaps

    NITI Aayog has released comprehensive roadmaps and detailed timelines for its initiative ‘Sustainable Action for Transforming Human Capital in Education (SATH-E)’ project in New Delhi.

    Mar 20, 2018
  • Karnataka Government approves ‘religious minority’ status for Lingayats

    The Karnataka state government has decided to recognise the Lingayat community as a religious minority, leaving the final decision with the centre. The Lingayats are worshippers of Shiva and have distanced themselves from traditional Hinduism, especially from the Vedic version and the caste system.

    Mar 20, 2018
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 19 March 2018

    Vladimir Putin, who has literally been at the helm of Russian politics since the turn of the century, cruised through another historic victory by winning a fourth term in Russia’s Presidential elections on March 18, 2018.

    Mar 19, 2018
  • Top Current Affairs Quiz: 19 March 2018

    19 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 Russian Elections 2018, Worldwide Cost of Living report 2018 and WEF Energy Transition Index among others.

    Mar 19, 2018
  • E-cigarettes can harm liver: Study

    According to a new study, using electronic cigarettes may lead to an accumulation of fat in the liver, consequentially causing harm to the vital organ. The study was conducted on mice, which were exposed to e-cigarettes.

    Mar 19, 2018
  • Russia Elections 2018: Putin wins historic fourth term

    Vladimir Putin cruised to a landslide win in Russia's Presidential elections on March 18 with a record vote. The thumping mandate gives Putin another six years of power. The leader, however, rejected the possibility of staying in power indefinitely.

    Mar 19, 2018
  • India clinches Nidahas Trophy in last-ball thriller

    India pulled off an unforgettable chase beating Bangladesh by four wickets in the Nidahas T20 tri-series final at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. The nerve-breaking victory came as a result of an incredible performance by wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik who hit a six off the last ball.

    Mar 19, 2018
  • Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 12 March to 18 March 2018

    12 March to 18 March 2018: 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 like new Civil Aviation Minister, International Kochon Prize 2017 and SIPRI report among others.

    Mar 18, 2018
  • Singapore, Paris are world’s costliest cities; Chennai, Bangalore among cheapest

    No North American city was ranked among the ten most expensive cities. The two top-ranked US cities New York and Los Angeles fell back this year to the 13th and 14th position respectively from their ninth and 11th position last year.

    Mar 18, 2018
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