Month: May 2018

World No Tobacco Day observed globally

May 31, 2018

31 May: World No Tobacco Day World No Tobacco Day was observed across the world on May 31, 2018. The World Health Organisation (WHO) along with its partners mark the day each year by highlighting the health and other risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. Theme of […]

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International Day of UN Peacekeepers 2018 observed globally

May 30, 2018

29 May: International Day of UN Peacekeepers The International Day of UN Peacekeepers was observed across the world on May 29, 2018 with an aim to honour more than 3700 peacekeepers who have lost their lives while serving the United Nations since 1948, including 129 who died in 2017. Theme of International Day of UN […]

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Now, IRCTC will predict your waitlisted tickets will get confirmed or not

May 30, 2018

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) on May 28, 2018 launched its refurbished website that will let passengers know the probability of confirmation of wait-listed tickets. Though passengers may not get confirmed berths while booking train ticket every time, but, they can now find out whether their ticket stands a chance of being […]

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Tamil Nadu Government orders permanent closure of Sterlite plant

May 30, 2018

The Tamil Nadu government issued an order on May 28, 2018 demanding the permanent closure of the controversial Sterlite Copper factory in Thoothukudi or Tuticorin, which was the centre of violent protests last week that led to the killing of 13 people and left around 100 wounded. The Government Order (GO) read, “Under Sections 18(1)(b) […]

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India, Indonesia elevate ties to establish Comprehensive Strategic Partnership

May 30, 2018

India and Indonesia on May 30, 2018 issued a joint statement on “Establishing Comprehensive Strategic Partnership’, elevating their existing bilateral ties. The move followed a bilateral summit between Indonesian President Joko Widodo and visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia. The two leaders held extensive talks on bilateral, regional […]

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Centre plans OFC connectivity push on Indo-China border: Nirmala Sitharaman

May 30, 2018

Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on May 29, 2018 announced that the Centre is planning to lay Optical Fiber Cable (OFC) in all the areas bordering China to mitigate connectivity problems being faced by both defence personnel and the civilian population. The announcement was made by Sitharaman while she was speaking of the achievements of […]

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Railways launches new user interface for its online travel portal

May 30, 2018

The Ministry of Railways has launched a new version of user interface for its online travel portal, irctc.co.in. The new link offers user-friendly features to enable easier navigation and smooth transition of bookings and cancellations. Key features of the new interface • The new version would enable the users to enquire, search trains and check […]

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Current Affairs in Short: 30 May 2018

May 30, 2018

India releases Rs 33.10 crore to Nepal for 2 road projects • India has released Rs 33.10 crore to Nepal for two road packages of Birgunj-Thori Road that are being implemented under Postal Highway Projects in Nepal with grant assistance from the Indian Government. • The Indian Government has so far released a total of […]

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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 30 May 2018

May 30, 2018

30 May 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 4th International Yoga Day, Microsoft named as third most valuable firm and CEAT Cricket Ratings awards among others. 1. Which city will host the […]

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Top 5 Current Affairs: 30 May 2018

May 30, 2018

Union Tribal Affairs Ministry launches exhibition cum sale event ‘Pankha’ Union Tribal Affairs Minister, Jual Oram on May 29, 2018 launched an exhibition cum sale event ‘The Pankha’ (Hand-fans) at the TRIBES India Showroom in New Delhi. Noted artist Jatin Das also graced the occasion. The Pankhas, a range of exotic hand fans draws inspiration […]

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