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January 2018 Current Affairs

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Centre launches GeM 3.0 with enhanced features

Jan 31, 2018
The third version of the Government e-Marketplace, GEM 3.0, envisaged by the Union Government as the National Procurement Portal of India has been launched.

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India, World Bank sign USD 100 million loan agreement to boost rural economy of Tamil Nadu

Jan 31, 2018
he project aims to promote rural enterprises, facilitate their access to finance and create employment opportunities for youth particularly women in selected blocks of Tamil Nadu across 26 districts, benefitting over 400000 people. The Project will be operational in 120 blocks across 3994 villages in 26 Districts of Tamil Nadu with 411620 direct beneficiaries.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 30 January 2018

Jan 30, 2018
The United States on January 29, 2018 announced that it is lifting the ban that it had imposed on refugees from 11 nations, which it termed as high-risk countries.

US lifts ban on refugees from 11 ‘high risk’ nations

Jan 30, 2018
The United States has announced that it is lifting the ban that it had imposed on refugees from 11 nations, which it termed as high-risk countries. Despite resuming the process of accepting the refugees, the US Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen stated that those seeking to enter the US would have to come under much tougher scrutiny than in the past.

Current Affairs in Short: 30 January 2018

Jan 30, 2018
According to a report published by the National Law University (NLU), 2017 saw a significant drop, nearly 27 per cent, in the awarding of the death penalty by sessions courts but there was an increase in the number of convicts sent to gallows for murders involving sexual violence.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 30 January 2018

Jan 30, 2018
30 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 Mahatma Gandhi Sarbat Vikas Yojana, World Leprosy Day and ‘VINBAX’ joint military exercise among others.

Mission One Click for 30 types of scholarship distribution

Jan 30, 2018
With a Unique of I.D of every student in Mission One Click, double entry and duplication of scholarships have come to an end. Simplification of the process of distribution of 30 types of scholarship of 8 departments. Transparent, certified and updates information available on the portal.

NHRC issues notice to Centre, states over pollution faced by traffic personnel

Jan 30, 2018
The National Human Rights Commission has issued notices to the Union Home Secretary and Chief Secretaries of all states and union territories over the health hazard faced by traffic police personnel due to high air pollution.

Economic Survey 2017-18: Ease of Doing Business’ Next Frontier-Timely Justice

Jan 30, 2018
The government’s efforts to make business and commerce easy have been widely acknowledged. The next frontier on the ease of doing business is addressing pendency, delays and backlogs in the appellate and judicial arenas. Coordinated action between government and the judiciary-- a kind of horizontal Cooperative Separation of Powers to complement vertical Cooperative Federalism between the central and state governments would address the “Law’s delay” and boost economic activity.

MCD launches new mobile application to improve civic services

Jan 30, 2018
The three Municipal Corporations of Delhi have jointly brought out a mobile application to enhance engagement of citizens in resolution of grievances and improvement of civic services in the city. The application called Mobile App 311 was launched by Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal.

Economic Survey 2017-18: Top 10 facts on Indian Economy

Jan 30, 2018
The new Economic survey of 2017-18 reveals that there has been a 50 per cent increase in unique taxpayers under the GST in comparison with the pre-GST system and also a boost in exports of ready-made garments.

Indian, Vietnamese armies conduct first military exercise ‘VINBAX’

Jan 30, 2018
In a first, the armies of India and Vietnam have begun a six-day long military exercise in Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh. The exercise follows Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s visit to India last week to participate in the India- ASEAN Commemorative summit and attend India’s Republic Day celebrations.

Economic Survey 2017-18: Key Highlights

Jan 30, 2018
The Economic Survey 2017-18 was tabled in the Parliament on January 29, 2018 by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Major reforms were undertaken in 2017 including the launch of the transformational Goods and Services Tax (GST) in July.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 29 January 2018

Jan 29, 2018
Union Information Technology and Electronics Ministry has announced the launch of Stree Swabhiman initiative to ensure and maintain perfect health for women and maintain health hygiene. Under it, the CSCs will provide access to affordable, reliable and modern (eco-friendly) sanitary napkins (menstrual pads) to adolescent girls and women in rural areas.

Current Affairs in Short: 29 January 2018

Jan 29, 2018
Kolkata, capital of West Bengal has become the first metropolitan city in India to get floating market. The floating market is located on a lake at Patuli in South Kolkata. It has boats doubling up as shops.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 29 January 2018

Jan 29, 2018
29 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 the Shakti App, Pulse Polio Programme for 2018 and Padma Awards 2018 among others.

India, Cambodia sign MoUs for cooperation in prevention of crimes, human trafficking

Jan 29, 2018
India signed four Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with Cambodia on January 27, during the state visit of Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia Hun Sen to India.

Stree Swabhiman Initiative launched for Women Health and Hygiene

Jan 29, 2018
The initiative will be implemented by the central government in coordination of the CSC (Common Service Centers). The entire project will also be implemented within the country at the ground root level.

President Ram Nath Kovind launches Pulse Polio Programme 2018

Jan 29, 2018
Under the Pulse Polio Programme 2018, more than 17 crore children of less than five years across the country will be given polio drops to sustain polio eradication from the country.

Vijay Keshav Gokhale to take charge as new Foreign Secretary

Jan 29, 2018
Vijay Keshav Gokhale, a senior diplomat of the External Affairs Ministry, will take charge as the next Foreign Secretary on January 29, 2018. He would be succeeding S Jaishankar, who is retiring from the post.