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September 2018 Current Affairs

  • Current Affairs in Short: 26 September 2018

    The Haryana government has decided to institute Kalpana Chawla Haryana Solar Award, named after the India-born US astronaut, to encourage the participation of scientists in the solar sector. The award scheme aims to create a platform for participation of women and men scientists in the solar energy sector.

    Sep 26, 2018
  • Top Current Affairs Quiz: 26 September 2018

    26 September 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 constitutional validity of the Aadhaar, live streaming of court proceedings and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna among others.

    Sep 26, 2018
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 26 September 2018

    The five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court on September 26, 2018 upheld most of the provisions of the Aadhaar Act by 4:1 Majority while hearing the petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other. Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016.

    Sep 26, 2018
  • Aadhaar Verdict: Supreme Court upholds constitutional validity of Aadhaar Act; allows Aadhaar-PAN Linking

    The five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court headed by CJI Dipak Misra upheld the constitutional validity of Aadhaar Act, 2016. The bench struck down the Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act that allows private entities to use Aadhaar for verification purpose.

    Sep 26, 2018
  • Union Cabinet approves National Digital Communications Policy 2018

    At present, the world is witnessing an era of modern technological advancements in the Telecom Sector such as 5G, Internet of Things (loT), Machine to machine (M2M) communication, etc. Considering this transformation, the government felt a need to introduce a policy for the Indian Telecom Sector which can form the main pillar of Digital India by addressing emerging opportunities.

    Sep 26, 2018
  • Finance Minister launches Financial Inclusion Index, Jan Dhan Darshak app

    Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley launched the Financial Inclusion Index after his annual performance review meeting with the CEOs of public sector banks in New Delhi. The index will be a measure of access and usage of a basket of formal financial products and services that includes savings, remittances, credit, insurance and pension products.

    Sep 26, 2018
  • Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojna to benefit over 3 crore Insured Persons

    The newly launched Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojna is expected to benefit around 3.2 crore Insured Persons. The scheme, covered under the Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948, was approved by the Employee's State Insurance (ESI) Corporation during its 175th meeting in New Delhi.

    Sep 26, 2018
  • Supreme Court allows live streaming of court proceedings

    The Supreme Court of India has allowed live streaming and video recording of court proceedings across the country. The top court stated that live streaming of court proceedings will bring accountability and transparency into the judicial system and serve the public interest.

    Sep 26, 2018
  • Nagraj Case: No need to collect quantifiable data of backwardness to give reservation for SC/STs: SC

    Justice Nariman clarified that there is no requirement to collect quantifiable data of backwardness of SC/STs to provide reservation in promotions, saying it was contrary to the decision in Indira Sawhney case. Moreover, it was held that the case need not be referred for consideration of larger Bench of 7 judges.

    Sep 26, 2018
  • Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley launches web portal for MSME banking credit space

    The loans are undertaken without human intervention till sanction and or disbursement stage. The Portal sets a new benchmark in loan processing and reduces the turnaround time from 20-25 days to 59 minutes. Subsequent to the principle approval, the loan will be disbursed in 7-8 working days.

    Sep 26, 2018
  • Ibrahim Mohamed Solih wins Maldives Presidential Election 2018: In Detail

    Maldives, an island country, has been caught in a geopolitical struggle between China, India and the West. As soon as the results were declared, messages of congratulations from major countries including the United States and India among others began to pour in; however, China has not yet reacted to the outcome of the election.

    Sep 26, 2018
  • President Ram Nath Kovind confers National Sports Awards 2018

    The Ministry received a large number of nominations for these awards this year. The nominations were considered by the Selection Committees consisting of a former Olympian, Arjuna Awardees, Dronacharya Awardees, Dhyan Chand Awardees, Sport Journalists, Experts and sports administrators.

    Sep 25, 2018
  • Current Affairs in Short: 25 September 2018

    Health Minister J P Nadda announced that 1000 people have been benefited on the first day after the launch of Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY). The scheme was started by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Ranchi in Jharkhand on September 23, 2018.

    Sep 25, 2018
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 25 September 2018

    The state of Andhra Pradesh has topped the ‘Ease of Living Index’ rankings launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. It was followed by Odisha and Madhya Pradesh.

    Sep 25, 2018
  • Top Current Affairs Quiz: 25 September 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 Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, FIFA's best player of the year 2018 and new committee for jail reforms among others.

    Sep 25, 2018