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  • Current Affairs in Short: 10 December 2018

    Member of Parliament and Chief of Rashtriya Lok Samta Party Upendra Kushwaha resigned from the Union council of ministers on December 9, 2018. The move comes just a day ahead of the start of the Winter Session, triggering a realignment of political equations in Bihar.

    27 mins ago
  • Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 3 December to 8 December 2018

    The Supreme Court has approved the Witness Protection Scheme 2018 and directed the Central and State Governments to enforce the same in letter and spirit. The scheme will become ‘law’ under Article 141/142 of the Constitution till the enactment of parliamentary and state legislations on the subject.

    2 days ago
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 7 December 2018

    The Supreme Court has reserved its order on the pleas filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Alok Verma and NGO Common Cause, challenging the decision of the Central Government to remove Verma as the CBI chief.

    3 days ago
  • Current Affairs in Short: 7 December 2018

    India, with 18 percent of the world’s population, has a disproportionately 26 percent of the global premature deaths and disease burden due to air pollution. One in eight deaths in India was attributed to air pollution in India in 2017, making it a leading risk factor for death.

    3 days ago
  • Former Indian diplomat Preeti Saran elected to UN's Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

    In November 2018, India nominated Saran for the Asia Pacific seat on the Council. Her nomination was circulated to UN members by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on November 23, paving the way for election.

    3 days ago
  • Top Cabinet Approvals: 7 December 2018

    The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval to the Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) between India and Japan. The MoC will enable establishment and promotion of closer and long-term cooperation between India and Japan in the field of environment protection and management of natural resources on the basis of equity and mutual benefits.

    3 days ago
  • 30 Most Important Current Affairs of November 2018

    Jagranjosh.com brings to you August 2018 monthly recap that summarises the top current affairs of the month, covering topics such as the constitutional validity of death penalty, hyperspectral imaging satellite (HySIS), Maharatna, Navratna, and Miniratna statuses, closure of the Sterlite copper plant, Kartarpur Sahib Road Corridor, North Sentinel Island, 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks Open Defecation in India, CBI-Alok Verma Dispute, 33rd ASEAN Summit, G20 Summit 2018, Delhi's Signature Bridge, appointment of Supreme Court judges, and Assam NRC among others.

    3 days ago
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 6 December 2018

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on October 5, 2018 released its Fifth Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2018-19. After assessing the current and evolving macroeconomic situation in the economy, the six members Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to keep the policy Repo Rate under the Liquidity Adjustment Facility (LAF) unchanged at 6.5 percent.

    Dec 6, 2018
  • Current Affairs in Short: 6 December 2018

    The members of Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and other oil-producing countries are scheduled to meet in Vienna to discuss ways to manage the oil output, supply glut and demand slowdown.

    Dec 6, 2018
  • Current Affairs in Short: 5 December 2018

    The United States re-established a "permanent diplomatic presence" in Somalia for the first time in 27 years. The department spokeswoman Heather Nauert called the new move another step forward in formalising US diplomatic engagement in Mogadishu.

    Dec 5, 2018
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 5 December 2018

    Gautam Gambhir, the most complete batsmen who opened well in all three forms of the game – Test matches, ODIs and T20s has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. The cricketer had played an instrumental role in India's successful campaigns in the 2011 World Cup and the inaugural World Twenty20 in 2007.

    Dec 5, 2018
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 4 December 2018

    The Supreme Court on December 4, 2018 directed the High Courts of Bihar and Kerala to prioritise trials of criminal cases against former and present Members of Parliament (MPs) and Members of Legislative Assemblies (MLAs) involving offences punishable with life imprisonment.

    Dec 4, 2018
  • Current Affairs in Short: 4 December 2018

    Croatian Captain and midfielder Luka Modric, who had led Croatia to its maiden Cup final before they lost to France in the summit clash, has won the 2018 Ballon d'Or. With the win, the 33-year old has become the first player other than Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo or Argentina’s Lionel Messi to claim the award in more than a decade.

    Dec 4, 2018
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 3 December 2018

    The Union Government’s Civil Aviation Regulations to enable safe flying of Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems popularly referred to as drones came into effect on December 1, 2018. With the announcement, while nano drones can start flying in the country with immediate effect.

    Dec 3, 2018
  • Current Affairs in Short: 3 December 2018

    Qatar decided to withdraw its membership from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) from January 2019. The announcement was made by Qatar’s Energy Minister, Saad al-Kaabi at a press conference in Doha.

    Dec 3, 2018