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March 2018 Current Affairs

  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 28 March 2018

    The Supreme Court has advised the government to allocate social service duties to criminals sentenced to imprisonment for six months or a year, rather than putting them in already overflowing prisons. The court was hearing a matter relating to inhuman conditions prevailing in 1,382 prisons across the country.

    Mar 28, 2018
  • Top Current Affairs Quiz: 28 March 2018

    28 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 Gallantry awards, new CEO of Ayushman Bharat mission and ISA agreement among others.

    Mar 28, 2018
  • Give social service duties to those sentenced to 6 months or 1 year imprisonment: SC

    The worst part is the prison staff-prisoner ratio. Out of 77,000 sanctioned posts for prison staff, 24,500 lie vacant. Tamil Nadu and UP are the worst cases in prison staff-inmate ratio.

    Mar 28, 2018
  • EPFO launches portal for pensioners

    The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation has launched a new portal for pensioners, through which EPFO pensioners would be able to the details of pension-related information. The portal will assist users with details such as pension payment order number, payment order details, passbook information and other related information.

    Mar 28, 2018
  • India and ADB sign USD 80 million loan agreement to boost employment in Himachal Pradesh

    The project will provide support in developing relevant and good quality TVET programs, thus improving employment prospects of nearly 65000 youths by 2022.

    Mar 28, 2018
  • President confers Gallantry and Distinguished Service awards

    The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind presented Gallantry and Distinguished Service awards to armed forces personnel at a solemn ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. The Gallantry awards are given for displaying conspicuous gallantry, indomitable courage and extreme devotion to duty.

    Mar 28, 2018
  • Union Ministry of Power ties-up with Skill India to support Saubhagya Scheme

    The partnership between Union Ministry of Power and Union Ministry of Skill Development seeks to skill the available manpower to meet the targets for electrification.

    Mar 28, 2018
  • Indu Bhushan appointed CEO of Ayushman Bharat mission

    Indu Bhushan has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Union Government’s ambitious Ayushman Bharat National Health Protection Mission. The scheme aims to target over 10 crore families belonging to poor and vulnerable population based on the 2011 Socio-Economic and Caste Census database.

    Mar 28, 2018
  • UP Assembly passes stringent bill to curb organised crime

    The state assembly of Uttar Pradesh has passed a stringent bill to curb organised crime and deal strictly with those trying to fuel terror. The legislation had to be re-introduced in the assembly, as it could not be passed in the Legislative Council, where the ruling BJP is in minority.

    Mar 28, 2018
  • Justice Jawad Rahim appointed as acting Chairperson of NGT

    The appointment of NGT's interim Chairperson would now enable the constitution of the NGT bench for western zone in Pune. There are 500 cases pending in the western zone bench of the NGT.

    Mar 28, 2018
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 27 March 2018

    More than 21 nations led by the United States announced the expulsion of over 100 Russian diplomats on March 26, 2018. Britain has already expelled 23 Russian diplomats.

    Mar 27, 2018
  • Current Affairs in Short: 27 March 2018

    The Union government has no proposal to scrap Article 370 of the Constitution which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said in a media briefing.

    Mar 27, 2018
  • Top Current Affairs Quiz: 27 March 2018

    27 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 the topics like India’s representative to Executive Board of UNESCO, Arab world’s first nuclear reactor and Western countries have expelled over 100 Russian diplomats among others.

    Mar 27, 2018
  • NASA to launch GRACE-FO mission to observe Earth's frozen regions

    NASA would be launching two new satellite missions and conduct an array of field research in 2018 to enhance the understanding of Earth's ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice, snow cover and permafrost. The mission called the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission will continue the legacy of the original GRACE mission.

    Mar 27, 2018
  • NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission signs Statement of Intent with SAP

    Under the SoI, SAP in 2018 will adopt 100 Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATL) for five years to cultivate the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) learning among secondary school children across India.

    Mar 27, 2018