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September 2018 Current Affairs

  • Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, MP awarded best-performing states in ’Ease of Living Index’ 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. The three states were awarded best-performing states at the National Dissemination Workshop on September 24.

    Sep 25, 2018
  • Supreme Court constitutes committee to look into jail reforms

    The Supreme Court on August 27 had reserved its order on the issue of constituting a committee to deal with issues pertaining to jails and suggest reforms for prisons across the country. The bench was hearing a matter relating to inhuman conditions in 1,382 prisons across India.

    Sep 25, 2018
  • MPs, MLAs cannot be restricted from practicing law: Supreme Court

    In December 2017, petitioner Upadhyay had addressed a letter to Manan Kumar Mishra, Chairman of Bar Council of India, seeking banning of MPs and MLAs from practicing law. The letter reiterated the decision rendered by the Supreme Court in the case of Dr. Haniraj L. Chulani v. Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa, 1996, wherein it was held that a person qualified to be an Advocate, would not be admitted if he is in full-time or part-time service.

    Sep 25, 2018
  • Political candidates cannot be disqualified on basis of criminal charges: Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court has ruled that candidates cannot be disqualified from contesting elections merely because charges have been framed against them in a criminal case. The court also directed the legislature to consider framing a law to ensure decriminalisation of politics.

    Sep 25, 2018
  • Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger resign

    Social network giant Facebook acquired Instagram in 2012 for USD 1 billion, when the photo-sharing site was used by around 30 million people. Since then, Instagram's reach has advanced with more than one billion users and has been widely considered as one of Facebook's most successful acquisitions.

    Sep 25, 2018
  • India has only 19 judges per 10 lakh people: Law Ministry

    The Union Law Ministry had prepared a document in March 2018, as per which India has 19 judges per 10 lakh people on an average. The document reveals that while the subordinate courts have a shortage of 5748 judicial officers, the 24 high courts face 406 vacancies.

    Sep 25, 2018
  • PM Modi inaugurates Sikkim's first-ever airport

    Sikkim’s first-ever airport was inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 24, 2018 at Pakyong. The development is a historic occasion for the entire northeast region of India. The airport is situated around 60 km from the Indo-China border and around 30km away from Sikkim’s capital city, Gangtok.

    Sep 25, 2018
  • High-Level Committee recommends completion of stalled housing projects in Noida, Greater Noida

    A high-level committee of the Uttar Pradesh Government has come out with recommendations that are aimed at providing a solution to the completion of homes in the stalled projects of Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway.

    Sep 24, 2018
  • Current Affairs in Short: 24 September 2018

    The Assam government has asserted that no genuine citizen would be excluded from the National Register of Citizens. The state government confirmed that no action on citizenship would be taken against anyone on the basis of the draft NRC.

    Sep 24, 2018
  • Top 5 Current Affairs: 24 September 2018

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 23, 2018 launched the flagship scheme 'Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana' (PMJAY), also known as Ayushman Bharat or the National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM).

    Sep 24, 2018
  • Top Current Affairs Quiz: 24 September 2018

    24 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 Village Rockstars entry to Oscars 2019, Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana and Sikkim's first airport among others.

    Sep 24, 2018
  • Nepal to become world's first country to double its tiger population

    Nepal is set to become the first country in the world to double its tiger population as part of the World Wildlife Foundation's (WWF) 'Tx2' programme which aims to double the number of tigers all over the world.

    Sep 24, 2018
  • Government inaugurates National Orientation workshop on National e-Vidhan Application

    NeVA is a member-centric, decentralised digital application that makes information available on digital platform about day to day functioning of Legislative Houses covering. NeVA, a Rs 739 Crore project, aims to bring legislatures on digital platform, covering all Houses.

    Sep 24, 2018
  • India conducts successful test of Prithvi Defence Vehicle

    India has conducted a successful test of its indigenously designed ballistic missile defense system off the coast of Odisha. With the test, India achieved a major milestone in developing a two-layer Ballistic Missile Defence system.

    Sep 24, 2018
  • PM Modi inaugurates Jharsuguda Airport; flags off UDAN flight between Jharsuguda-Raipur sector

    Jharsuguda Airport has been developed by the Airports Authority of India in collaboration with Odisha Government at an estimated cost of Rs 210 Crores with a contribution of Rs 75 Crores from the State.

    Sep 24, 2018