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  • Male child victims of sexual abuse to be included in victim compensation fund: Maneka Sanjay Gandhi

    Maneka Sanjay Gandhi made all these requests in a letter addressed to the Chief Ministers of all States and UTs. The letter also highlighted that POCSO Act is gender neutral and safeguards the interest of not only the girl child but also the male child.

    May 31, 2018
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 31 May 2018

    Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Union Minister of Women and Child Development, on May 30, 2018 urged the States and UTs to issue necessary directions to the concerned departments for including male child victims of sexual abuse in the Victim Compensation Schemes or Funds.

    May 31, 2018
  • Top Current Affairs Quiz: 31 May 2018

    31 May 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 World No Tobacco Day, Housing for all-2018 and SCO-Afghanistan Contact Group Meeting among others.

    May 31, 2018
  • Current Affairs in Short: 31 May 2018

    Assamese singer Zubeen Garg would be honoured with the 'Hero to Animals Award' from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India for his recent appeal to end animal sacrifice at the Kamakhya Temple in Assam.

    May 31, 2018
  • Government, World Bank sign agreement worth $500m for PMGSY rural roads project

    The Union Government has signed a $500 million loan agreement with the World Bank to provide additional financing for the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) Rural Roads Project. The project aims to build 7,000 km of climate resilient roads, out of which 3,500 km will be constructed using green technologies.

    May 31, 2018
  • International Conference on the TRIPS CBD Linkage to be held on 7-8 June in Geneva

    TRIPS CBD Linkage is important for India and other developing countries because it seeks to address bio-piracy. It has been a long standing demand of the developing countries that patents should not be granted for existing traditional knowledge and associated genetic resources.

    May 31, 2018
  • Haryana Cabinet approves comprehensive affordable housing policy

    The state cabinet of Haryana has approved a comprehensive affordable housing policy -'Housing for all-2018' for core areas of municipalities in the state. According to the policy for core areas, projects would be allowed in core areas of municipal towns with an area of minimum one acre and maximum five acres.

    May 31, 2018
  • Kailash Satyarthi, AS Kiran Kumar conferred with Santokbaa Humanitarian Award

    The award was first presented in 2007 and since then, the award has honoured various eminent personalities including Ratan Tata, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Bhikhu Parekh, Dr Verghese Kurien, Gandhian Narayan Desai and Sam Pitroda.

    May 31, 2018
  • Andhra Pradesh gets separate state symbols post split

    The state of Andhra Pradesh has notified its separate state symbols post-split and creation of Telangana in 2014. The move comes four years after unified Andhra Pradesh was bifurcated into two states- Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in June, 2014.

    May 31, 2018
  • Explained: Renaming of US Pacific Command as US Indo-Pacific Command

    May 31, 2018
  • World No Tobacco Day observed globally

    World No Tobacco Day was observed across the world on May 31, 2018. The World Health Organisation (WHO) along with its partners mark the day each year by highlighting the health and other risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

    May 31, 2018
  • India, Indonesia elevate ties to establish Comprehensive Strategic Partnership

    India and Indonesia have issued a joint statement on "Establishing Comprehensive Strategic Partnership’, elevating their existing bilateral ties. The two sides also signed 15 agreements for cooperation in various areas including defence, trade and economy.

    May 31, 2018
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 30 May 2018

    Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on May 29, 2018 announced that the Centre is planning to lay Optical Fiber Cable (OFC) in all the areas bordering China to mitigate connectivity problems being faced by both defence personnel and the civilian population.

    May 30, 2018
  • Top Current Affairs Quiz: 30 May 2018

    30 May 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 4th International Yoga Day, Microsoft named as third most valuable firm and CEAT Cricket Ratings awards among others.

    May 30, 2018
  • Current Affairs in Short: 30 May 2018

    The Madras High Court has issued a direction to Central Board of Secondary Education to ensure that even private schools affiliated to it, follow only NCERT textbooks and not those of private publishers.

    May 30, 2018