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  • Current Affairs in Short: 28 June 2018

    Venu Rajamony, India's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), voted against the draft decision at a special conference of the Organisation at The Hague, in the Netherlands.

    Jun 28, 2018
  • Top Current Affairs Quiz: 28 June 2018

    28 June 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 FATF puts Pakistan in Grey List, United States postpones 2 plus 2 dialogue and National Statistics Day among others.

    Jun 28, 2018
  • NITI Aayog’s WEP signs five SoIs with financial institutions and social organisations

    The SoIs signed with financial institutions such as the Shri Mahila Sewa Sahakari Bank, Indiabulls Housing Finance and SREI Infrastructure Finance will be included under the WEP-Finance vertical. These SoIs will provide financial assistance to women entrepreneurs and address the finance related challenges.

    Jun 28, 2018
  • Rupee falls to all-time low of 69.09 against US dollar

    Crude oil prices were at their highest at USD 77 a barrel on June 27, 2018, the highest since 2014 as the oil inventories of the United States witnessed their biggest fall in over two years and its exports touched an all-time record.

    Jun 28, 2018
  • In Detail: Financial Action Task Force puts Pakistan on ‘grey list’

    Dr Shamshad Akhtar, who reached Paris on June 24, 2018 alongside officials of the financial monitoring unit to fight the country’s case, had requested the FATF to remove Pakistan from its grey list.

    Jun 28, 2018
  • Emergency declared in Papua New Guinea over Polio outbreak

    A public health emergency has been declared in three Papua New Guinea (PNG) provinces as the country responds to its first polio outbreak in 18 years when it was declared free of the disease. The public health emergency order will remain in place for at least 12 months, as per the Minister for Health Puka Temu.

    Jun 28, 2018
  • Government approves draft Act to replace UGC with Higher Education Commission of India

    In line with the Narendra Modi government’s Minimum Government, Maximum Governance policy, the draft Act envisions Higher Education Commission of India (HECI) to focus solely on academic matters.

    Jun 28, 2018
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 27 June 2018

    Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar on June 27, 2018 proposed a draft bill to repeal the University Grants Commission (UGC) and set up the Higher Education Commission of India (HECI), a move that aims to reform higher education in India.

    Jun 27, 2018
  • Current Affairs in Short: 27 June 2018

    The US Supreme Court ruled in favour of the Trump administration's travel ban targeting people from several Muslim-majority countries.

    Jun 27, 2018
  • Top Current Affairs Quiz: 27 June 2018

    27 June 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 India-Seychelles, whole-time member of SEBI and 2018 ICC Women’s World T20 tournament among others.

    Jun 27, 2018
  • FSSAI proposes life imprisonment, Rs10 lakh fine for food adulteration

    The draft proposal recommends insertion of Section 59 in the Act that states the punishment for the food adulterers. It calls for punishment of 7 years, which could be extended up to life imprisonment besides a fine of Rs 10 lakh, if individuals or businesses intentionally add adulterants to food products.

    Jun 27, 2018
  • Sanitation Action Plans prepared for 10 new Swachh Iconic Places

    The Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) project was envisioned by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi under the Swachh Bharat Mission and is being coordinated by the Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation with the support of State governments and local administration.

    Jun 27, 2018
  • E Sreedharan Committee to lay down standards for metro rail systems

    The recommendations of this Panel will bring India to the international standard inline with Russia and Eastern Europe where every metro has the same standards, the same signalling system and track gauge, etc.

    Jun 27, 2018
  • NMCG approves setting up of community toilets, procurement of dustbins for Kumbh Mela 2019

    Following the success of the Ghat Cleaning Project in Varanasi, NMCG approved two more ghat cleaning projects in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand at an estimated cost of Rs 14.26 crore and Rs 15.90 crore respectively.

    Jun 27, 2018
  • Ministry of Women and Child Development to organise POSHAN Abhiyaan TECH-THON

    It will showcase and familiarise the people towards the initiative, exchange ideas to explore avenues of cooperation and partnerships for technology support, as well as, reach-out to the beneficiaries for effective behavioural change to initiate a ‘Peoples Movement’ or ‘Jan Andolan’ towards Nutrition.

    Jun 27, 2018