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Monthly Current Affairs 2018

  • Supreme Court dismisses all petitions alleging irregularities in Rafale Deal

    The Supreme Court has dismissed a group of petitions that demanded an independent probe into the controversial Rafale fighter jet deal, stating that it was satisfied with the procurement process. The court stated that the perception of individuals cannot be a ground for the Court to interfere.

    3 hrs ago
  • Government announces to set up ‘National Medical Devices Promotion Council’ under DIPP

    The manufacturing and trade in MDI is growing steadily in double digits. However, it is largely import-driven with imports accounting for over 65 percent of the domestic market. The setting-up of the Council will spur domestic manufacturing in this sector as Indian companies and startups have stated moving towards creating innovative products.

    4 hrs ago
  • ISRO to launch communication satellite GSAT-7A

    India will launch its latest communication satellite, GSAT-7A aboard Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle on December 19, 2018 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. GSAT-7A, which weighs about 2,250 kg, is the 35th communication satellite built by ISRO.

    7 hrs ago
  • Current Affairs in Short: 14 December 2018

    The Congress has named Ashok Gehlot as Rajasthan's next chief minister and Sachin Pilot his deputy after party president Rahul Gandhi successfully brokered peace between the veteran leader and his younger colleague following several rounds of discussions.

    22 hrs ago
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 14 December 2018

    The Supreme Court on December 14, 2018 dismissed a group of petitions that demanded an independent probe into the controversial Rafale fighter jet deal, stating that it was satisfied with the procurement process. The court stated that the perception of individuals cannot be a ground for the Court to interfere.

    22 hrs ago
  • Top Current Affairs Quiz: 14 December 2018

    14 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 National Medical Devices Promotion Council, 2019 Climate Change Performance Index and Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh among others.

    22 hrs ago
  • Ashok Gehlot to be sworn-in as Rajasthan Chief Minister; Sachin Pilot as Deputy CM

    The Indian National Congress (INC) emerged as the single largest party in Rajasthan, winning 99 seats on its own and one more with RLD in the 2018 Rajasthan Assembly Elections.

    23 hrs ago
  • Senior citizens should get meaningful pension: Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court had directed that senior citizens should get a meaningful pension to live with dignity and not just the equivalent of Rs 92 at current value. The bench noted that in real terms the value of Rs 200 being given as pension to elderly people since 2007 today stands at about Rs 92.

    1 day ago
  • Maintain transparency in appointments of CIC, Information Commissioners: SC to Centre, States

    The bench also directed the states to fill up vacancies in the State Information Commissions (SICs) to reduce the pendency of cases. It asked the state government to file the affidavit indicating the pendency of cases before the State Information Commission.

    1 day ago
  • Ground Water Extraction: Government notifies revised guidelines; to levy fee on water extraction from June 2019

    The revised guidelines introduce the concept of Water Conservation Fee (WCF), the fee charged on extraction of ground water. The WCF payable varies with the category of the area, type of industry and the quantum of ground water extraction.

    1 day ago
  • India, ADB sign USD 60 Million loan agreement to reduce floods in Assam

    The loan agreement aims to continue financing riverbank protection works, renovation of flood embankments, and community-based flood risk management activities in critically flood-prone areas along the Brahmaputra River in Assam.

    1 day ago
  • Brijendra Pal Singh nominated as President of FTII

    Once appointed, Singh’s tenure will be for the remaining period of 3 years block starting from March 4, 2017 as per the provisions of Rule 6(1) of the Rules of FTII, Pune.

    1 day ago
  • India, Saudi Arabia sign bilateral annual Haj 2019 agreement

    India and Saudi Arabia have signed the bilateral annual Haj 2019 agreement at Jeddah. The agreement is a part of strengthened bilateral relations of the two countries. The Indian Government also requested the Saudi Arabian Government to increase India’s annual Haj quota for Haj 2019.

    1 day ago
  • Employers must be considerate, sympathetic towards pregnant employees: Delhi HC

    The Delhi High Court has directed that women should be honoured and treated with dignity at workplace and observed that employers must be considerate and sympathetic towards a pregnant employee.

    1 day ago
  • Current Affairs in Short: 13 December 2018

    The Supreme Court stayed the Meghalaya High Court order that had directed commercial airlines like Indigo and Spicejet to immediately begin flight operations from Umroi airport in the northeast state.

    1 day ago
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