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November 2018 Current Affairs

  • India to Chair Kimberley Process from January 2019

    India was handed the Chairmanship of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme by the European Union during the KPCS Plenary 2018, which was held in Brussels, Belgium, from November 12-16. India as a KPCS Chair will be committed to make the KPCS a stronger process in terms of inclusiveness, strengthened administration and implementation.

    Dec 1, 2018
  • DAIC, JNU sign MoU to enhance research activities for sustainable development

    DAIC, inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is a centrally located state-of-the-art Centre for quality research in socio-economic transformation and it has been envisaged as a think-tank for preparing policy briefs.

    Nov 30, 2018
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 30 November 2018

    Nearly four years after moving to a new GDP series, the Union Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MOSPI) on November 28, 2018 released the revised Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data for the years 2004-2005 to 2010-2011.

    Nov 30, 2018
  • Top Current Affairs Quiz: 30 November 2018

    30 November 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 single emergency number 112, G20 summit 2018 and Schedule VIII of the Constitution among others.

    Nov 30, 2018
  • Current Affairs in Short: 30 November 2018

    The UK government has confirmed an amendment to a new weapons bill going through the Parliament to ensure that it would not impact the right of the British Sikh community to possess and supply kirpans, or religious swords.

    Nov 30, 2018
  • Jharkhand to provide free mobile phones to 28 lakh farmers, says CM

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das has announced that the government will provide free mobile phones to 28 lakh farmers and a separate electric feeder for them for agriculture purpose by 2019/2021. The move will help the farmers know about the market rates and other information relating to agriculture.

    Nov 30, 2018
  • Government launches new initiative to introduce school students to 22 Indian languages

    The Union Government has launched a unique initiative called Bhasha Sangam to introduce school students to 22 Indian languages. The initiative aims to enhance linguistic tolerance and respect and promote national integration.

    Nov 30, 2018
  • Emergency Response Support System: Himachal Pradesh becomes first state to launch Single Emergency Number '112'

    To ensure safety of women, a 'SHOUT' feature has been introduced in '112 India' mobile app to seek immediate assistance from registered volunteers in the vicinity apart from assistance from ERC. The SHOUT feature is exclusively available for women.

    Nov 30, 2018
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 29 November 2018

    The Supreme Court has upheld the constitutional validity of death penalty while awarding life term imprisonment to Chhannu Lal Verma instead of death penalty for murdering three persons including two women.

    Nov 29, 2018
  • Top Current Affairs Quiz: 29 November 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 the carbon neutral goal, new UPSC Chairman and the Indian awardee of the highest French civilian honour among others.

    Nov 29, 2018
  • Current Affairs in Short: 29 November 2018

    University Grants Commission decided to set up a Consortium of Academic and Research Ethics (CARE) which will prepare a fresh list of credible quality journals in the non-science disciplines. The the percentage of research articles published in poor quality journals is reported to be high in India which has adversely affected its image.

    Nov 29, 2018
  • Maharashtra legislative assembly passes Maratha Reservation Bill

    The state legislative assembly of Maharashtra has passed the Maratha Reservation Bill, approving 16 per cent reservation for the Maratha community in education and job sectors. The bill will now be sent to the state’s upper house, the legislative council.

    Nov 29, 2018
  • EU aims to be first carbon neutral economy by 2050

    The European Union on November 28, 2018 urged government, businesses, citizens and regions to join it in an ambitious plan to cut emissions and make the bloc carbon neutral by 2050. The EU’s strategic long-term vision relies on its member states to take action.

    Nov 29, 2018
  • Saubhagya Scheme: 8 States achieve 100% household electrification; total 15 States now have 100% household electrification

    Earlier on October 15, 2018, the Government launched an award scheme under the umbrella Saubhagya Scheme, also known as Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana. The Saubhagya award scheme will felicitate the power distribution companies (DISCOMs) and Power Department of the States and their employees for achieving 100 percent household electrification.

    Nov 29, 2018
  • IFFI 2018: Donbass wins the Golden Peacock Award; Lijo Jose Pellissery wins Best Director Award

    'Walking with the Wind', directed by Praveen Morchhale, won The ICFT –UNESCO Gandhi Medal instituted by the International Council for Film, Television and Audiovisual Communication, Paris and UNESCO. The criteria for the Gandhi Medal reflect UNESCO’s fundamental mandate of building peace in the mind of men and women, particularly human rights.

    Nov 29, 2018