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Current Affairs in Short: 7 September 2018

Sep 7, 2018
The Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, which provides poor and vulnerable families coverage for secondary and tertiary care hospitalisation was launched in Jammu on September 6. The scheme will be launched across the country on September 25 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 7 September 2018

Sep 7, 2018
7 September 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 Section 377, COMCASA and Swachhata Hi Seva Campaign among others.

What is COMCASA Agreement?

Sep 7, 2018
COMCASA becomes particularly important as India is set to buy the combat version of Sea Guardian drones from the United States. The US would not have provided India with the weapon systems on the drone without COMCASA.

India, France sign MoU to form working group for Gaganyaan Mission

Sep 7, 2018
The Gaganyaan mission was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his 72nd Independence Day speech. It is India’s first manned space mission that will be launched by ISRO by 2022.

Former RBI governor Bimal Jalan to head panel to select new Chief Economic Advisor

Sep 7, 2018
The Union Government has appointed former Reserve Bank of India governor Bimal Jalan as the head of the panel that has been tasked with selecting India’s next chief economic advisor (CEA). The government has received around 20 applications but the panel will be shortlisting applications from it and then set up interviews.

PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate India's first Global Mobility Summit

Sep 7, 2018
India’s first-ever Global Mobility Summit - MOVE will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on September 7. The two-day summit, organised by Niti Aayog, will deliberate on steps to promote electric vehicles and shared mobility.

Dilbagh Singh appointed as DGP of Jammu & Kashmir; replaces SP Vaid

Sep 7, 2018
Singh replaces Shesh Paul Vaid, who was removed from the post and was appointed as the Transport Commissioner in the State’s General Administrative Department (GAD). Vaid, a 1986-batch IPS officer, was appointed as the Director General of Police in December 2016 and is due to retire in October 2019.

PM Jan Dhan Yojana to be made open-ended scheme with more incentives

Sep 7, 2018
The Union Government has decided to make the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) an open-ended scheme and added more incentives to encourage people to open bank accounts. The flagship financial inclusion scheme was launched in August 2014 for a period of four years.

Current Affairs in Short: 6 September 2018

Sep 6, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate MOVE: India’s ever first Global Mobility Summit organized by NITI Aayog at Vigyan Bhawan, New delhi on September 7, 2018.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 6 September 2018

Sep 6, 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 Section 377 of IPC, India-US 2+2 dialogue and Telangana Assembly Elections among others.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 6 September 2018

Sep 6, 2018
A Five Judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court on September 6, 2018 decriminalised Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) by partially striking down some of its provisions.

Section 377 verdict: Supreme Court legalises homosexuality, partially strikes down Section 377

Sep 6, 2018
The Section 377 holds that whoever, voluntarily, has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal, commits an unnatural offence. A person found guilty, under Section 377, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to 10 years, and shall also be liable to pay a fine.

2+2 Dialogue: India-US sign historic COMCASA agreement

Sep 6, 2018
India and the United States signed the Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA) during their first-ever ‘two plus two’ dialogue, which was held in New Delhi. The key agreement will open up the way for the sale of more sensitive US military equipment to India.

India agrees to end PISA boycott; will participate in PISA 2021

Sep 6, 2018
India made its debut in PISA in 2009 with 16000 students from 400 schools across Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. However, students performed miserably in the 2009 test, placing India at 72nd among the 74 participating countries.

Telangana Cabinet passes resolution to dissolve Legislative Assembly

Sep 6, 2018
The Telangana Cabinet has passed a resolution to dissolve the Legislative Assembly and seek early elections. The legislative assembly polls in Telangana were originally scheduled to be held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha elections in 2019.

Comparison between India post payments bank and post office saving account: Fact box

Sep 6, 2018
India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) was recently launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure financial inclusion of the rural population. The bank will have 650 branches and 3250 access points across the country.

What is Section 377 of IPC?

Sep 6, 2018
The article explores the controversy surrounding the Section 377 of IPC and traces the legal battle on its Constitutional validity. The section was decriminalised by a five judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court on September 6, 2018 in a historic judgement.

Cabinet approves establishment of permanent campuses of seven new IIMs

Sep 6, 2018
These IIMs will be established at Amritsar, Bodh Gaya, Nagpur, Sambalpur, Sirmaur, Vishakhapatnam and Jammu with a total expenditure of Rs 3775.42 crore (Rs 2999.96 crore as Non-Recurring and Rs 775.46 Crore as Recurring Expenditure).

30 Most Important Current Affairs of August 2018

Sep 6, 2018 brings to you August 2018 monthly recap that summarises the top current affairs of the month, covering topics such as the 18th Asian Games, ISRO's Gaganyaan Mission, India Post Payments Bank, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Assam's NRC, Indus Waters Treaty, controversy about Article 35-A of the constitution and Sabarimala temple row among others.

Schools cannot deny admission for lack of Aadhaar: UIDAI

Sep 5, 2018
The announcement came after the UIDAI came to know about various instances where some schools are refusing admission in absence of Aadhaar Card. The move is expected to come as a major relief to parents and students who have been facing difficulties due to schools insisting on Aadhaar number during admission.

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