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November 2018 Current Affairs

  • NASA’s InSight Mars explorer lands safely on the Red Planet

    NASA’s InSight explorer successfully touched down on Mars on November 26, after an almost seven-month journey through deep space. This is the eighth time in human history that NASA has executed a successful landing on the red planet and the first in six years.

    Nov 27, 2018
  • Current Affairs in Short: 27 November 2018

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will soon launch ‘HysIS’, the country's first hyperspectral imaging satellite for advanced Earth observation. About 30 small satellites of foreign customers will be its co-passengers on the PSLV launcher, numbered C-43.

    Nov 27, 2018
  • India, ADB sign USD 200 million loan agreement to improve highways in Bihar

    The project involves upgrading State Highways to standard two-lane width with road safety features and paved shoulders including reconstructing, widening, and strengthening culverts and bridges.

    Nov 27, 2018
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 27 November 2018

    The Indian police, who had gone to the North Sentinel Island to retrieve the body of the 27-year-old American missionary, John Allen Chau, were forced to turn back from the off-limits island in North Sentinel after seeing the tribesmen on the beach armed with bows and arrows.

    Nov 27, 2018
  • Government launches ‘PAiSA’ Portal under National Urban Livelihoods Mission

    All 35 States and Union Territories (UTs) & all scheduled commercial banks, RRBs and Cooperative Banks are expected to be on board the PAiSA portal the year end. The web platform was designed and developed by Allahabad Bank, the nodal bank under the scheme.

    Nov 27, 2018
  • Top Current Affairs Quiz: 27 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 new Chief Election Commissioner, NASA's InSight spacecraft and Sentinelese tribe among others.

    Nov 27, 2018
  • RBI eases hedging norms for overseas borrowings to 70% from current 100%

    The relaxation in hedging is for Indian companies raising foreign currency-denominated ECBs under Track I of the ECB framework. The 'Track I' refers to medium-term foreign currency-denominated ECB with a minimum average maturity of three to five years.

    Nov 27, 2018
  • In a historic move, Venkaiah Naidu lays down foundation stone of Dera Baba Nanak - Kartarpur Sahib Corridor

    The Indian side of Corridor starts from Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district and extends upto International border between India and Pakistan. The corridor will be developed by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and will be funded by the Union Government.

    Nov 27, 2018
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 26 November 2018

    India on November 26, 2018 marked the tenth anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks that left 166 people dead and over 300 people injured. President Ram Nath Kovind paid tributes to the victims of terror attacks. Ten years back in 2008, 10 terrorists of Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist group sailed into Mumbai and carried out coordinated attacks that lasted for three days.

    Nov 26, 2018
  • Top Current Affairs Quiz: 26 November 2018

    26 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 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 21st round of Special Representatives talks between India and China and Dera Baba Nanak - Kartarpur Sahib Road Corridor among others.

    Nov 26, 2018
  • Current Affairs in Short: 26 November 2018

    The Uttarakhand government has decided to rename the Dehradun airport after former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpaye. The proposal to rename the Jolly Grant airport after Vajpayee was approved by the state cabinet at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.

    Nov 26, 2018
  • Government appoints Akhilesh Ranjan as Convenor of Task Force drafting a New Direct Tax Legislation

    The task force has been tasked to draft an appropriate Direct Tax Legislation keeping in view the direct tax system prevalent in various countries, international best practices and economic needs of the country. The Task Force has set its own procedures for regulating its work.

    Nov 26, 2018
  • World-class township for autistic children, adults to be built in Kolkata

    A world-class autism township is being planned to be built near Kolkata, where children and adults suffering from the developmental disorder would receive training, treatment and boarding facilities.

    Nov 26, 2018
  • India marks 10th anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks; US announces reward for information on 26/11 perpetrators

    The terrorists carried out bomb explosions and gun firings at Taj Mahal Palace hotel, the Oberoi Trident, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station, Leopold Cafe, Cama Hospital, Nariman House Jewish community centre, the Metro Cinema and St. Xavier's College.

    Nov 26, 2018
  • Indian missions abroad to soon issue passports within 48 hours

    Indian missions across the world would soon issue passports in less than 48 hours to citizens abroad. Earlier this week, the Indian mission at New York had issued passports in less than 48 hours. The same will soon start happening across the world.

    Nov 26, 2018