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India successfully test fires short-range Prahaar missile
India has successfully test-fired the indigenously developed surface-to-surface short-range tactical ballistic missile 'Prahaar' from the Odisha coast. The test launch was successful, as the missile travelled a range of 200 km before zeroing in on the target, achieving all mission objectives.
International Day of Peace 2018 observed globally
This year’s theme celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document in the history of human rights. The Declaration was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on December 10, 1948 as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.
World Bank approves framework to support India’s transition to high-middle income country
The World Bank board has approved an ambitious five-year Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for India that is in line with India’s objectives of high, sustainable and inclusive growth. The framework sets the strategic focus for the World Bank’s engagement with India for the period FY18-22.
Ministry of Home Affairs, ISRO sign MoU to modernise Emergency Response
The Integrated Control Room for Emergency Response will address strategic level monitoring, situation awareness, command and control, preparedness and response in the diverse internal security situation and disaster related emergencies.
National Sports Awards 2018 announced; Mirabai Chanu, Virat Kohli to get Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
6 hrs agoThis year, the Ministry received a large number of nominations for these awards. 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.
PM Modi lays foundation stone of world-class convention centre in Delhi
19 hrs agoThe foundation stone of India International Convention and Expo Centre (IICC) was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on September 20, 2018. The centre is being developed as a state-of-the-art centre to boost industrial development in the country.
Top Current Affairs Quiz: 20 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 National Registry of Sexual Offenders, Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojna and Skill India Campaign among others.
The National Sports Awards 2018 were announced by the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports on September 20, 2018. Cricket captain Virat Kohli and world champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu will jointly be conferred with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award 2018, India’s highest sporting honour.
The Maharashtra government is going to come out with a scheme to protect deposits of upto Rs 1 lakh in cooperative credit societies, on the lines of similar protection offered to depositors of commercial banks.
Union Government launches India’s first National Registry of Sexual Offenders
India has launched a National Registry of Sexual Offenders, which will have the profiles of first time offenders as well as repeat offenders. The database would include names, photographs, residential address, DNA samples, fingerprints, Aadhaar and PAN numbers of convicted sexual offenders.
India and Morocco sign revised Air Services Agreement enabling greater connectivity
1 day agoIndian designated carriers can operate any number of services to/from Casablanca, Rabat, Marrakesh, Agadir, Tangier and Fez in Morocco and similarly Morocco can operate any number of services to/from New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangaluru and Hyderabad.
President Ram Nath Kovind signs Ordinance banning Instant Triple Talaq practice
1 day agoNow, the ordinance will be placed before the Parliament and the bill would still need to be passed by the Rajya Sabha as the Supreme Court had held that "re-promulgation of ordinances is a fraud on the constitution" and hence not allowed. It cannot become a "parallel source of legislation”.
Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojna launched for unemployed insured persons
1 day agoThe Employee's State Insurance has approved a scheme named ‘Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojna’ for Insured Persons covered under the Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948. The decision was taken by the ESI Corporation during its 175th meeting, which was held in New Delhi.
Assam NRC: Supreme Court orders resumption of filing of claims from September 25
1 day agoA bench comprising Justices Ranjan Gogoi amd R F Nariman said the process of filing claims and objections by the people who have been left out will commence on September 25, 2018 and will remain open for the next 60 days. The apex court granted this second opportunity to the citizens keeping in mind the "magnitude" of the issue.
Union Cabinet approves benefit package for ASHAs, ASHA facilitators
The Union Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved ASHA Benefit Package with effect from October 2018. Under the package, the amount of routine and recurring incentives for ASHAs will be increased from Rs1000 per month to Rs 2000 per month.
Bollywood actors Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma were signed as the ambassadors of Skill India Campaign to promote and endorse the Skill India Mission, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved enhancement of honorarium to Anganwadi Workers/Anganwadi Helpers (AWWs/AWHs) and performance linked incentive to AWHs under the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme with a total cost of Rs 10649.41 crore for the period from October 2018 to March 2020.
The Union Cabinet has approved an ordinance making instant triple talaq a punishable offence. The ordinance has similar provisions as mentioned in original the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017, which was cleared by the Lok Sabha in December 2017.
In a historic move, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have signed an agreement on denuclearisation, reducing military tensions and defusing crisis on the Korean peninsula.