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Monthly Current Affairs 2018

  • India successfully test-fires Agni-5 ballistic missile

    The missile has been designed to hit the designated target point accurately, guided by the on-board computer with the support of a Ring Laser Gyro-based Inertial Navigation System, the Micro Inertial Navigation System, fully-digital control system and advanced compact avionics.

    2 days ago
  • Urjit Patel resigns as RBI Governor: How Indian Economy fared under Urjit Patel?

    With his resignation, Patel became the first RBI governor since 1990 to resign before the completion of the term. Patel’s three-year term was scheduled to end in September 2019.

    2 days ago
  • UK court orders extradition of Vijay Mallya

    The UK court has ordered the extradition of Indian businessman and liquor baron Vijay Mallya from Britain to India to face charges of fraud filed against him. The decision follows a nine-month-long trial on an extradition warrant, which began with Mallya’s arrest in April 2017 and ended in September.

    2 days ago
  • Top Current Affairs Quiz: 10 December 2018

    10 December 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 Human Rights Day, International Year of Millets and Upendra Kushwaha resigned among others.

    2 days ago
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 10 December 2018

    Urjit Patel on December 10, 2018 resigned as the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) with immediate effect, citing personal reasons. Urjit R Patel was appointed as the 24th Governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on August 20, 2016 and took charge on September 4, 2016 for tenure of three years. He succeeded Raghuram Rajan.

    2 days ago
  • 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.

    2 days ago
  • Human Rights Day 2018 observed across the world

    This year, Human Rights Day marked the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a document that proclaimed the rights which everyone is essentially entitled to as a human being regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, national or social origin, property, or birth.

    2 days ago
  • Tamil Nadu launches toll-free helpline ‘181’ for domestic violence victims

    The Tamil Nadu government has launched a 24-hour toll-free helpline for women facing domestic violence and sexual harassment. The initiative was launched by the state’s Chief Minister K Palaniswami. The helpline initiative has been developed at a cost of Rs 62.70 lakh.

    2 days ago
  • SEBI to relax listing norms for start-ups; renames ITP as ‘Innovators Growth Platform’

    Earlier, the capital market regulator on June 12, 2018 constituted a Group to review Institutional Trading Platform (ITP) Framework to make stock market listing attractive for startups.

    2 days ago
  • First International Conference on ‘Sustainable Water Management’ held in Mohali

    The first International Conference on Sustainable Water Management began on December 10 at the Indian School of Business in Mohali, Punjab. The theme of the conference deals with promoting integrated and sustainable development and management of Water Resources.

    2 days ago
  • UAE to double women’s representation in Federal National Council to 50 per cent

    The United Arab Emirates has, in a landmark decision, decided to increase the representation of Emirati women in the Federal National Council to 50 per cent from the coming Parliamentary term. The move will enable the UAE women to achieve, what has been achieved by their counterparts globally in decades, in a record time.

    2 days ago
  • FAO Council approves India’s proposal to observe 2023 as International Year of Millets

    Millets are highly nutritious and useful in various lifestyle diseases, enhance resilience and risk management in face of climate change especially for small and marginal farmers. Millets consists of Jowar, Bajra, Ragi and minor millets, together termed as nutri-cereals.

    3 days ago
  • Government notifies four commonly used medical devices as drugs

    The Union Government has notified four commonly used medical devices including nebulisers, blood pressure monitors, digital thermometers and glucometers as drugs under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act. Till recently, only 23 medical devices were monitored for quality by the nation's drug regulator.

    3 days ago
  • Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 3 December to 9 December 2018

    The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise at ease. The week's updated quizzes cover the topics such as ‘PEETHA’ initiative, India’s heaviest satellite GSAT 11 and 24th meeting of Conference of Parties among others.

    3 days 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.

    Dec 8, 2018