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November 2018 Current Affairs

  • Train 18:India's first engineless train gets clearance for commercial run

    CCRS recommended certain precautionary measures like fencing and regular greasing of all the curves on the route. For speeds beyond 130 kmph and up to 160 kmph, the CCRS recommended the fencing of tracks to ensure safety.

    Dec 24, 2018
  • President’s rule imposed in Jammu and Kashmir

    President’s rule came into force in Jammu Kashmir from the midnight of December 20, 2018, following the expiry of the six-month-long governor's rule. President Ram Nath Kovind signed the proclamation paving the way for imposition of central rule in the state, which was placed under the Governor’s rule on June 20.

    Dec 20, 2018
  • 30 Most Important Current Affairs of November 2018

    Nearly four years after moving to a new GDP series, the Union Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MOSPI) on November 28, 2018 released the revised Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data for the years 2004-2005 to 2010-2011.

    Dec 11, 2018
  • Nagaland becomes first north-eastern state to launch single emergency number ‘112’

    The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has launched the single emergency number ‘112’ under the Emergency Response Support System for the state of Nagaland. With the launch of the emergency response support system, the residents of the state would not require to remember multiple helpline numbers.

    Dec 3, 2018
  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities observed globally

    The International Day of Persons with Disabilities was observed globally on December 3, 2018 with the theme “Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”. The theme focuses on empowering persons with disabilities for an inclusive, equitable and sustainable development as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

    Dec 3, 2018
  • COP24: UN Conference on Climate Change begins in Poland

    The Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama declared the UN COP24 climate summit open and handed over the presidency of the talks to Michal Kurtyka, Poland's Deputy Environment Minister in the presence of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

    Dec 3, 2018
  • G20 Summit 2018 concludes: G20 Leaders pledge to fight climate change; India to host G20 Summit in 2022

    PM Modi presented a 9-point agenda to G20 Member Nations, calling for strong and active cooperation to deal with fugitive economic offenders. The agenda was presented during the second session of the G20 Summit 2018 on International Trade, International Financial and Tax Systems.

    Dec 3, 2018
  • Government launches Digital Sky Platform for drone registration

    The Union Government’s Civil Aviation Regulations to enable safe flying of Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems popularly referred to as drones came into effect on December 1, 2018. The Government had announced the release of the regulations in August 2018.

    Dec 3, 2018
  • IAF, US air force conduct joint exercise 'Ex Cope India 2018'

    The fourth edition of the series of bilateral joint exercise, Ex Cope India-18, has begun between the air forces of the United States and India in West Bengal, India. The exercise focuses on enhancing mutual cooperation between the US and India and building on the existing capabilities, aircrew tactics and force employment.

    Dec 3, 2018
  • Sunil Arora appointed as new Chief Election Commissioner

    Sunil Arora has assumed charge as the 23rd Chief Election Commissioner of India succeeding O P Rawat, who demitted the office on December 1, 2018 after completing his tenure. The 62-year-old Arora was appointed to the Election Commission on August 31, 2017.

    Dec 3, 2018
  • Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 26 November to 2 December 2018

    26 November to 2 December 2018: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise at ease. The week's updated quizzes cover the topics like G20 summit 2018, Kartarpur Sahib Road Corridor and single emergency number ‘112’ among others.

    Dec 2, 2018
  • Asia Pacific Summit 2018 begins in Kathmandu

    Around 1500 participants from 45 countries are attending the summit. They will discuss various global issues, including peace, development, good governance and role of parliamentarians, climate change and role of media.

    Dec 2, 2018
  • Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 26 November to 1 December 2018

    Nearly four years after moving to a new GDP series, the Union Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MOSPI) on November 28, 2018 released the revised Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data for the years 2004-2005 to 2010-2011.

    Dec 1, 2018
  • Revised GDP Back Series data: All you need to know about the new GDP data

    The Central Statistics Office (CSO) uses the estimates from the results of Quinquennial Employment and Unemployment Surveys (EUS) of National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO), which are conducted once in every five years, for revising the base years of national accounts statistics once in every five years.

    Dec 1, 2018
  • Former US President George H.W. Bush passes away

    In August 1990, after Iraqi troops under dictator Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, President Bush forged a coalition of 32 countries to restore Kuwaiti sovereignty and upheld the international law. Subsequently, he convened the Madrid Peace Conference in 1991, bringing Israel and Arab neighbours together in face-to-face discussions for the first time in history.

    Dec 1, 2018