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January 2018 Current Affairs

  • Shikhar Dhawan becomes first Indian batsman to score century in 100th ODI

    Indian opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan created history by becoming the first Indian to score a century in his 100th One-day International. The only other Indian batsman to have come close to achieving the feat was former Indian skipper Saurav Ganguly.

    Feb 12, 2018
  • Polar bears starving due to global warming: Study

    A new study reveals that the population of the polar bear in the Arctic region is declining at a fast rate due to global warming and thinning of the Arctic ice. The study also shows that some of the bears are losing weight at a time when they should be gaining.

    Feb 10, 2018
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 9 February 2018

    The Supreme Court on February 9 ruled that the Ram Janambhoomi - Babri Masjid case was purely a "land dispute" and will be dealt with in normal course. The apex court commenced its final hearings on the Ayodhya dispute on February 8.

    Feb 9, 2018
  • Top Current Affairs Quiz: 9 February 2018

    9 February 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 Mobile Democracy Vans, new High Court Chief Justice and NITI Aayog’s latest Health Index among others.

    Feb 9, 2018
  • Centre, Delhi government join hands to curb pollution in Delhi NCR

    The Union Environment Ministry along with Delhi would be launching a campaign to combat severe levels of air pollution in the National Capital Region. The campaign outcome is expected to help the Ministry to form a larger policy framework to deal with pollution throughout the year.

    Feb 9, 2018
  • NITI Aayog unveils Health Index for states, Kerala, Meghalaya top the list

    NITI Aayog has released a health index that ranks states and Union Territories in terms of overall performance in their health system. While among the larger states, Kerala, Punjab and Tamil Nadu ranked on the top, in case of smaller states Meghalaya was ranked at the top followed by Manipur and Goa.

    Feb 9, 2018
  • New study suggests that air pollution may lead to unethical behaviour

    A new study on adults in India and US reveals that exposure to air pollution or living in polluted cities may lead to unethical behaviour such as cheating and crime besides having a negative impact on health.

    Feb 9, 2018
  • Competition Commission of India fines Google Rs 136 crore for 'search bias'

    The Competition Commission of India has imposed a fine worth Rs 136 crore on internet search giant Google for unfair business practices in the Indian market for online search. The ruling has come on complaints filed by and Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS) back in 2012.

    Feb 9, 2018
  • Nancy Pelosi made history of delivering longest eight hour speech in American Senate

    In her marathon speech Pelosi called on lawmakers to pass the DREAM Act. The previous record of longest speech dates back to 1909 when a Missouri representative, Champ Clark, spoke for 5 hours and 15 minutes.

    Feb 8, 2018
  • Flowering plants originated 250 million years ago, says Study

    Flowering plants may have originated between 149 and 256 million years ago, says the findings of a study that was published on February 5, 2018. According to Jose Barba-Montoya, the lead author of the study, in order to uncover the key to solving the mystery of when flowers originated, they carefully analysed the genetic make-up of the flowering plants and the rate at which mutations accumulate in their genomes.

    Feb 7, 2018
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 6 February 2018

    The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on February 6, 2018 clarified that the plastic or PVC Aadhaar Smart Cards are not usable as the QR code mentioned on them usually becomes dysfunctional during printing.

    Feb 6, 2018
  • Space Department tasked to deliver 3 earth observation, 2 communication satellites by next fiscal

    The Department of Space has been tasked with achieving high targets including delivering three earth observation satellites and two communication satellites by next fiscal year. It also has to deliver nine earth observation/communications payloads and information support for five disaster events under the design and development of applications for earth observation, communication and disaster management scheme.

    Feb 6, 2018
  • Violence has taken a devastating toll on children: UNICEF

    According to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), violence has taken a devastating toll on children across the world, as they are either being killed in ongoing conflicts or suicide attacks or getting frozen to death while fleeing from active war zones.

    Feb 6, 2018
  • Sudeep Lakhtakia takes charge as new chief of NSG

    Sudeep Lakhtakia has taken charge as the Director General (DG) of National Security Guard (NSG), succeeding S P Singh. He was serving as a Special DG in the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) headquarters in New Delhi.

    Feb 6, 2018
  • International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation observed

    Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises procedures that involve altering or injuring the female genitalia for non-medical reasons. It is recognised internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women.

    Feb 6, 2018