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November 2018 Current Affairs

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International Space Station completes 20 years

3 hrs ago
The International Space Station has turned 20 years old on November 20, 2018. The project was kicked by Russian space agency Roscosmos when it launched its Zarya module from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on November 20, 1998.

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Top 5 Current Affairs: 21 November 2018

5 hrs ago
The Australian Government has announced that it would not sign the UN Global Compact for Migration saying that the agreement would undermine its existing immigration policies. Australia's harsh immigration policy detains asylum-seekers who try to reach the country by boat on remote Pacific islands.

Current Affairs in Short: 21 November 2018

5 hrs ago
Patients across the country have saved around Rs 15,000 crore under government’s initiative of ensuring ‘Affordable, Quality Medicines for All’. It is a big step in ensuring that no citizen suffers due to lack of affordable and good quality medicines.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 21 November 2018

5 hrs ago
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 UN pact on migration, Erik Solheim and International prototype of kilogram among others.

Australia refuses to sign UN migration pact

8 hrs ago
The Australian Government has announced that it would not sign the UN Global Compact for Migration saying that the agreement would undermine its existing immigration policies. According to the Australian government, the nation’s immigration policy already promotes safe, orderly and regular migration.

UN environment Chief Erik Solheim resigns amid audit on travel expenses

10 hrs ago
UN Environment Chief Erik Solheim has resigned from his post following an audit report questioning his huge travel expenses. A UN audit had found that Solheim had spent nearly five lakh US dollar on travel. The unjustified travel expenses come at a time when the world body is struggling with shrinking budgets.

Gujarat launches intensive project to conserve Gir lions

11 hrs ago
Gujarat government on November 20, 2018 launched a Rs 351-crore project for the conservation of the Gir lions. The project is launched in the backdrop of the Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) outbreak that claimed 23 Asiatic lions lives.

WB passes bill to give land rights to enclave dwellers

12 hrs ago
To end an era of undecided future for the people residing West Bengal (WB) enclaves, the WB Assembly unanimously passed a bill to provide land rights to enclave dwellers in north Bengal.

26th General Conference on Weights and Measures redefines standard definition of Kg

12 hrs ago
The 26th CGPM was special and historic, as the members voted for the redefinition of 130-years-old “Le grand K – the SI unit of kg” in terms of the fundamental Planck’s constant (h). The new definitions will come into force on May 20, 2019.

India asks WTO to set up panel against US for high import duty on steel, aluminium

12 hrs ago
India’s trade dispute with America has reached to a next level in the World Trade Organization (WTO), as India asked the WTO to form a panel against the USA for imposing high import duties on aluminium and certain steel products.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 20 November 2018

1 day ago
The World Toilet Day was observed across the world on November 19 to inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis and ensure that everyone has a safe toilet by 2030. This is part of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal 6, which aims to ensure availability and sustainable management of sanitation and water for all by 2030.

Current Affairs in Short: 20 November 2018

1 day ago
The RBI board has decided to set up a high-powered committee to examine issues related to surplus capital of Rs 9.69 lakh crore with the central bank and advised it to consider a scheme for restructuring stressed assets in the MSME sector.

Top Current Affairs Quiz: 20 November 2018

1 day ago
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 Ease of Doing Business Grand Challenge, 26th General Conference on Weights & Measures and 1857 Rebellion among others.

SC to direct states to implement draft witness protection scheme

1 day ago
The Supreme Court of India has said that it would direct all the states to implement the draft witness protection scheme framed by the Centre in consultation with the National Legal Services Authority. The issue had cropped up when the top court was hearing a PIL seeking protection for witnesses in rape cases involving Asaram Bapu.

Prime Minister launches Ease of Doing Business Grand Challenge

1 day ago
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the Ease of Doing Business grand challenge on resolving seven identified ease of doing business problems with the use of cutting-edge technologies. The challenge is open to all young Indians, start-ups and private enterprises.

RBI Board meeting: Key decisions

1 day ago
Tensions between the Reserve Bank of India and the government seemed to have some what eased.The RBI appeared to have backed down on several issues such loan restructuring for small businesses, easier norms for weak banks, and pumping of more cash into the system.The decisions came at a board meeting.

World Toilet Day observed globally

1 day ago
The World Toilet Day was observed across the world on November 19, 2018. The day’s main focus is to inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis. The 2018 theme of the International Day is ‘toilets and nature’.

PM Modi inaugurates KMP Expressway, Ballabhgarh-Mujesar Metro rail link

1 day ago
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Kundli-Manesar section of the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) western peripheral expressway. 3.2 km-long Ballabhgarh-Mujesar Metro rail link also inaugurated.

Commerce Minister releases report on Industrial Park Rating System

1 day ago
The Union Commerce Minister, Suresh Prabhu has released a report on Industrial Park Rating System. The Ministry has undertaken the exercise of studying infrastructure across states and in 3354 industrial clusters in order to assess the quality of infrastructure in industrial parks.

Baba Kalyani committee submits report on India’s SEZ policy

2 days ago
The Baba Kalyani led committee constituted by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to study the existing SEZ policy of India submitted its report to Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu. The report notes that the success seen by services sectors like IT and ITES has to be promoted in other services sector like health care, financial services, legal, repair and design services.