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  • Current Affairs in Short: 11 December 2018

    The Supreme Court directed that names and identities of victims of rape and sexual assault should not be disclosed or revealed. The bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur directed the print and electronic media not to reveal the identity of victims of rape and sexual assault even in a remote manner.

    41 mins ago
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 11 December 2018

    The counting of votes for the Rajasthan Assembly Elections 2018 began on December 11, 2018, with the Congress currently racing ahead with 105 seats, while the BJP following it with 80 seats and BSP lagging behind with just 3 seats in hand.

    46 mins 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.

    23 hrs 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.

    23 hrs 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.

    23 hrs 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.

    1 day 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.

    1 day 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.

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  • 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.

    3 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.

    Dec 7, 2018
  • 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.

    Dec 7, 2018
  • 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.

    Dec 7, 2018
  • 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.

    Dec 7, 2018
  • 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.

    Dec 7, 2018
  • Sahitya Akademi Awards 2018 announced in 24 languages

    Mushtaq Ahmad, an Indian Information Service officer, is presently posted as Head of the Regional News Unit at Radio Kashmir Srinagar. AAKH, a collection of eighteen short stories, was published in 2012 and had earlier bagged the best book award in Kashmiri at the state level from State Academy of Art, Culture and Languages for the year 2014.

    Dec 6, 2018