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Monthly Current Affairs 2018

  • Asma Jahangir posthumously awarded with 2018 UN Human Rights Prize

    Asma Jahangir will be remembered for her services towards building a democratic and more inclusive Pakistan. She was the first woman to serve as the President of the Supreme Court Bar Association in Pakistan.

    1 hour ago
  • Current Affairs Questions asked in 64th BPSC Prelims Exam 2018

    The 64th BPSC Prelims Exam 2018 was conducted by the Bihar Public Service Commission on December 16, 2018 in the noon session. This year, around 4 lakhs aspirants appeared for the exam, competing for 1465 notified seats.

    15 hrs ago
  • Top 5 Current Affairs 18 December 2018

    The UN member states have voted in favour of the Global Compact on Refugees, affirming international solidarity and cooperation for refugee protection and host community development. The agreement received 181 votes in favour in the 193-member assembly.

    17 hrs ago
  • Current Affairs in Short: 18 December 2018

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has announced to waive off farm loans to the tune of Rs 6,100 crore of more than 16 lakh farmers. It has been decided to waive off all short-term loans availed by farmers from cooperative and Rural development banks.

    18 hrs ago
  • UN members adopt Global Compact on Refugees

    A majority of UN member states have voted in favour of the Global Compact on Refugees. The agreement aims to guide the international community in supporting refugees and countries and communities hosting large numbers through the mobilisation of political will.

    18 hrs ago
  • Top Current Affairs Quiz: 18 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 topics such as PETA India's Person of the Year 2018, setting up of two new AIIMS and India Maldives Joint Statement among others.

    18 hrs ago
  • Sonam Kapoor named PETA India's Person of the Year for 2018

    Sonam Kapoor, a vegan, has been named People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India's Person of the Year for 2018. The actress is known to be an advocate for animal rights. She keeps animal skin out of her handbag line for her fashion brand Rheson, apart from taking other action for the welfare of animals.

    20 hrs ago
  • India, Maldives sign four MoUs, release Joint Statement

    India and Maldives have released a Joint Statement after warm and friendly talks between Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during the former’s first official state visit to India from December 16-18, 2018.

    23 hrs ago
  • Top Cabinet Approvals: 18 December 2018

    The Union Cabinet has approved the establishment of two new AIIMS at Madurai, Tamil Nadu and Bibinagar, Telangana. Each new AIIMS will add 100 undergraduate seats and 60 B.Sc. seats and would have 15-20 super specialty departments and around 750 hospital beds.

    1 day ago
  • Bhupesh Baghel sworn in as Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh

    Baghel was named for the post after four days of discussions with legislators and Congress President Rahul Gandhi and AICC observer Mallikarjun Kharge. Baghel had staked claim to form the government in the state after his election as leader of the Congress Legislature Party.

    1 day ago
  • Sri Lankan President reinstates ousted PM Ranil Wickremesinghe

    Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has reappointed Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Prime Minister of the country, after suddenly dismissing him from the post nearly two months ago. The President clarified that his move to terminate the Prime Minister was done in "good faith" and the reinstatement was done to uphold parliamentary traditions and democracy.

    1 day ago
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 17 December 2018

    Senior Congress leader Kamal Nath was sworn in as the 18th Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh on December 17. Nath is one of the longest-serving and senior-most members of the Lok Sabha, the lower house of India's bicameral Parliament.

    1 day ago
  • Current Affairs in Short: 17 December 2018

    India and Maldives signed four agreements on various fields in New Delhi. The agreements were signed after delegation-level talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

    1 day ago
  • COP24: Member countries finalise ‘Katowice package’ rules to implement 2015 Paris Climate Agreement

    One of the key components is a detailed transparency framework to promote trust among nations. It sets out how countries will provide information about Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), including the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

    1 day ago
  • Top Current Affairs Quiz: 17 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 topics such as Jnanpith Award 2018, BWF World Tour Finals and Miss Universe 2018 pageant among others.

    1 day ago
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