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Researchers discover smart solar windows that could produce electricity

Jan 24, 2018
Scientists have discovered a new material for next-generation smart windows that will not only get a tinted look when the Sun is too bright but will also convert solar energy into electricity. The scientists made the discovery while investigating the phase transition of the material, an inorganic perovskite.

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Current Affairs in Short: 24 January 2018

Jan 24, 2018
The Delhi High Court has refused to stay the Centre's notification disqualifying 20 AAP MLAs for holding office of profit, but restrained the Election Commission (EC) from taking any precipitate measures such as announcing dates for by-polls till January 29.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 24 January 2018

Jan 24, 2018
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. While Switzerland continues to top the list, India has improved its position from 92nd last year. In 2016, India was placed at the 89th rank. The index measures how countries grow, attract and retain talent.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 24 January 2018

Jan 24, 2018
24 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 Director of VSSC, global index of talent competitiveness 2018 and National Girl Child Day among others.

National Girl Child Day observed

Jan 24, 2018
The National Girl Child Day was observed across India on January 24, 2018. The day is celebrated to increase the awareness among people about all the inequalities faced by the girl child in the society. It also aims to highlight the importance of education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care and safety of girl children.

WEF launches Global Centre for Cybersecurity

Jan 24, 2018
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

Jan 24, 2018
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

Jan 24, 2018
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

Jan 24, 2018
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

Jan 24, 2018
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

Jan 23, 2018
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.

Second Offshore Patrol Vessel ‘Vijaya’ launched

Jan 23, 2018
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

Jan 23, 2018
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

Jan 23, 2018
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'

Jan 23, 2018
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

Jan 23, 2018
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

Jan 23, 2018
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

Jan 23, 2018
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

Jan 23, 2018
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

Jan 22, 2018
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.

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