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November 2018 Current Affairs

  • Capital Punishment in India: SC upholds constitutional validity of death penalty; Justice Kurian Joseph dissents

    While delivering the judgment, a three-judge bench comprising Justices Kurian Joseph, Deepak Gupta and Hemant Gupta expressed different opinions with Justice Joseph saying that the provision of capital punishment has failed to become a deterrent and the other two holding its continuance in the rarest of rare cases.

    Nov 29, 2018
  • India, China sign protocol on hygiene requirements for export of fish meal, fish oil

    India and China have signed a protocol on hygiene and inspection requirements for the exports in New Delhi during the visit of Hu Wei, the Vice Minister of China’s General Administration of Customs. The Chinese delegation discussed issues regarding market access for products such as milk and milk products, agricultural goods like soy meal, fruits and vegetables, tobacco and pharmaceuticals.

    Nov 29, 2018
  • ISRO successfully launches HySIS satellite aboard PSLV-C43

    The Indian Space Research Organisation has successfully launched a hyperspectral imaging satellite, an earth observation satellite along with 30 foreign commercial satellites from Sriharikota launch centre in Andhra Pradesh.

    Nov 29, 2018
  • Arvind Saxena appointed as Chairman of UPSC

    President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed Arvind Saxena as the new Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission. He joined as a member of the Commission in May 2015 and has been performing the duties of the post of Chairman since June 2018.

    Nov 29, 2018
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 28 November 2018

    The Union Government on November 27, 2018 conferred the ‘Miniratna status: Category –I’ on the National Projects Construction Corporation Limited (NPCC). The empowerment of Miniratna Status will help NPCC in taking speedy decisions by enhancing the delegation of powers to the Board.

    Nov 28, 2018
  • Wipro Chairman Azim Premji conferred highest French civilian honour

    Indian business tycoon and philanthropist Azim Premji was bestowed with the highest French civilian distinction, Knight of the Legion of Honour in Bengaluru on November 28, 2018. He received the award for his outstanding contribution to developing the information technology industry in India, his economic outreach in France and his laudable contribution to the society as a philanthropist.

    Nov 28, 2018
  • Top Current Affairs Quiz: 28 November 2018

    28 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 Captain of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 XI, PaiSA portal and BCCI guidelines on age fraud among others.

    Nov 28, 2018
  • Donald Trump to hold trilateral meeting with PM Narendra Modi, Japan’s Shinzo Abe

    US President Donald Trump will hold a trilateral meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe this week on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Argentina. The trilateral meet would be an expansion of the bilateral meeting between Trump and Abe.

    Nov 28, 2018
  • Shut down of Sterlite Copper plant: NGT Committee rules that closure is against natural justice

    The Tamil Nadu government on May 28, 2018 ordered the permanent closure of the controversial Sterlite Copper factory in Thoothukudi or Tuticorin, following major protests against the operation of the plant that led to the killing of 13 people and left around 100 wounded.

    Nov 28, 2018
  • Current Affairs in Short: 28 November 2018

    The International Cricket Council on November 26, 2018 submitted its bid for the inclusion of T20 women's cricket in the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Cricket has made just one appearance at the Games previously, with men playing in 1998 in Kuala Lumpur.

    Nov 28, 2018
  • Maharatna, Navratna & Miniratna Status of CPSEs: NPCC is now a Miniratna

    The government grants the status of Maharatna, Navratna, and Miniratna to Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) and Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) based upon the profit made by these enterprises. The Maharatna, Navratna and Miniratna statuses give financial and administrative power to the companies to a certain extent.

    Nov 28, 2018
  • Defence Ministry revises security restrictions to boost development in border areas

    The Defence Ministry has issued fresh guidelines, in which, it has allowed developmental work of small nature to be carried out by the central or state governments’ statutory bodies for faster development in the border areas.

    Nov 28, 2018
  • BCCI announces two-year ban for age fraud

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India has announced that a cricketer guilty of age fraud will be barred from all its recognised tournaments for a period of two years.

    Nov 28, 2018
  • Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu launches logo and brochure of ‘Logix India 2019’

    This mega logistics event will be organised by the Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) as a major initiative to improve logistics cost effectiveness and operational efficiencies for India.

    Nov 28, 2018
  • Sentinel Island: Why Sentinelese wish to remain isolated?

    Known to be isolated and unwelcoming to outsiders, the tribesmen of the Sentinelese tribe have been in the news lately, after they reportedly killed and buried an American missionary John Allen Chau, who had gone to the islands to tell the remote tribe that "Jesus loves you".

    Nov 28, 2018