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Cordial Welcome to Jobrefresher Current Affairs 2018. To remain updated with current affairs is prime need in case you want to pass any competitive exam. Even if one is not preparing for Govt Exams one should also be aware about national and international affairs. Intellectual abilities of a candidate are mostly judged through his general knowledge. This is the main page where you can grasp important updates and alerts on national and international events, news related to sports, business, banking, arts, science, defence and world scenarios etc.

Published On : 20 May 2020

Ruskin Bond's new book - Hop On: My Adventure on Boats, Trains & Planes released today

Ruskin Bond's new book - Hop On: My Adventure on Boats, Trains & Planes released today

  • Noted Indian author Ruskin Bond has released its new book 'Hop-On: My Adventures on Boats, Trains & Planes' in ebook format on his 86th birthday. The new book of Ruskin Bond is based on his memorable travel adventure on boats, trains, and planes since childhood. Besides, the illustrations for Ruskin Bond's new book have been done by Samrat Halder.
  • Ruskin Bond's,
    - Ruskin Bond was born on 19th May 1934 in Kasauli. He has done his graduation in 1950 from Bishop Cotton School in Shimla. As an author, he wrote several books like The Room on the Roof, Rusty Comes Home, The Adventures of Rusty, etc.
    - List of Awards he was received, Sahitya Academy Award in 1992 for Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra. And, he was also awarded the Padma Shri (1999) and the Padma Bhushan (2014).
Indian Naval Hydrographic Vinay Badhwar won 2019 Alexander Dalrymple Award

Indian Naval Hydrographic Vinay Badhwar won 2019 Alexander Dalrymple Award

Indian Naval Hydrographic Vice Admiral Vinay Badhwar has won the 2019 Alexander Dalrymple Award for his contribution to Indian hydrography and across the Indian Ocean region....

Published On : 20 May 2020

South Central Railway developed Rail-BOT or R-BOT

South Central Railway developed Rail-BOT or R-BOT

The South Central Railway (SCR) has developed the Rail-BOT or R-BOT to assist in the functions of hospital management. The SCR Rail-Bot is operated through a mobile app and ....

Published On : 20 May 2020

Kotak Mahindra Bank launched Video-KYC facility for Customers

Kotak Mahindra Bank launched Video-KYC facility for Customers

Kotak Mahindra Bank has launched its Video-KYC facility for all the customers opening savings accounts on the bank's digital banking platform 'Kotak 811'. Due to this, the b....

Published On : 20 May 2020

GoI launched National Test Abhyas mobile app for JEE & NEET Exam

GoI launched National Test Abhyas mobile app for JEE & NEET Exam

Union HRD Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has launched the 'National Test Abhyas' mobile app. Its objective is to take mock tests for JEE & NEET exam under the NT....

Published On : 20 May 2020

World Bee Day celebrated on 20th May Every year

World Bee Day celebrated on 20th May Every year

Every year on 20th May World Bee Day is celebrated globally to acknowledge the role of bees and other pollinators for the ecosystem. The United Nations Member States approve....

Published On : 20 May 2020

Benjamin Netanyahu - New Prime Minister of Israel

Benjamin Netanyahu - New Prime Minister of Israel

Benjamin Netanyahu (age 70 years) has been elected as the 9th Prime Minister of Israel. It is the 5th time when he has been elected as the PM of Israel. He ....

Published On : 19 May 2020

Indian Navy commissioned - INLCU L57 (Mark IV) Warship

Indian Navy commissioned - INLCU L57 (Mark IV) Warship

The Indian Navy has commissioned the Landing Craft Utility Ship 'INLCU L57 (Mark IV)' warship in Port Blair. On the occasion, the chief guest was the Commander-in-Chief of A....

Published On : 19 May 2020

Rajesh Goel - New Director-General (DG) of NAREDCO

Rajesh Goel - New Director-General (DG) of NAREDCO

The National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO) has appointed the Rajesh Goel as its new Director-General (DG). Prior to this, he working as the Chai....

Published On : 19 May 2020

73rd Edition of World Health Assembly organized through Online

73rd Edition of World Health Assembly organized through Online

The 73rd edition of the World Health Assembly (WHA) is organized through Video Conference. From the India side, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan has participated in t....

Published On : 19 May 2020

International Museum Day celebrated on 18th May Each year

International Museum Day celebrated on 18th May Each year

Each year on 18th May International Museum Day is celebrated across the world. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness regarding Museums as an important means of cultu....

Published On : 18 May 2020

NRAI join hands with DotS for Online Payment

NRAI join hands with DotS for Online Payment

The National Restaurants Association of India (NRAI) has joined hands with DotPe to build its own tech platform. Its main objective is to enable online payments for Food Ord....

Published On : 18 May 2020

Zubair Iqbal - New Managing Director (MD) of J&K Bank

Zubair Iqbal - New Managing Director (MD) of J&K Bank

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has approved the appointment of Zubair Iqbal as the new Managing Director (MD) of Jammu and Kashmir (J&....

Published On : 18 May 2020

World Bank approved USD 1 billion Aid to India against COVID-19

World Bank approved USD 1 billion Aid to India against COVID-19

World Bank has approved USD 1 billion Aid to India for accelerating "India’s COVID-19 Special Protection Response Programme". This Ai....

Published On : 18 May 2020

AIIB inked USD 145 million loan agreement with India for Irrigation Services

AIIB inked USD 145 million loan agreement with India for Irrigation Services

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) inked a USD 145 million loan agreement with the Government of India (GoI) to improve Irrigation Serv....

Published On : 18 May 2020

World Telecommunication & Information Society Day celebrated on 17th May Every year

World Telecommunication & Information Society Day celebrated on 17th May Every year

Every year on 17th May World Telecommunication and Information Society Day is celebrated throughout the globe. Its objective is to raise awareness information and communicat....

Published On : 18 May 2020

How to Prepare For Current Affairs And General Awareness?

UPSC Exam Pattern now carries more focus on all round information on current affairs, besides knowledge of aspirants in other fields. The stalwarts or beginners appearing for the UPSC exam are mostly apprehensive about what will be in store for them during UPSC Exams. They are very unsure what to prepare and study relevant to the current pattern of exams. Here is how they should start their preparation.

The first thing regarding preparations that aspirants need to know for UPSC exams is referring to the previous year’s question papers. Those papers should include both the Prelims and Main stream exams. These papers will reveal the pattern they should follow.

They would know more by learning through these papers about how the questions papers are framed and what type of questions they will face in UPSC exams. They can also practice by solving the questions in those papers. This would be more of a skill development exercise, and this will help them to study on the similar lines and get through the UPSC exams.

How to prepare for current affairs section for UPSC exams?

The knowledge about the current affairs is the key for the aspirants to succeed in exams. However, they still might be confused about how to go for it. Here is a guideline how to perform well in the current affairs section of the UPSC Syllabus that most aspirants find a bit intriguing.

Read newspapers & magazines

The easiest source of current affairs information is the internet, newspapers, and magazines. You must read the leading newspapers religiously every day and follow current issues concerning regional, national, and international areas

You should read them carefully and discuss with your friends and seniors. You can get plenty of topics covering developments in medical science, technology, economics, sports, political developments, environmental studies, and a variety of other topics.

Study government planning

Never miss on the different plans and schemes of government to benefit different sections of societies. Those may include schemes to provide skills to unskilled people, old-aged people, young girls for their education, housing schemes, and plans for farmers etc.

Focus on information from some organizations

There are few organizations like ministry of finance, HRD, and RBI that offer some news updates relevant to the question papers in exam. Focus on them and try to read all about them. You must understand all about the important information that may affect the lives of people and country.

Stay updated and analyze

Do in-depth study on various achievements and analyze them. These include political decisions in Kashmir, India’s expedition in space and other developments in science & technology across the world. Try to reach out to the core of all of its aspects and find answers for ‘how, why, where, and what’ of different situations and achievements. Sometimes, aspirants choose to ignore most frequently appearing news items, although those normally are part of the UPSC exam papers.

Historical Aspects

Knowing about the history of the countries and cultures is a skill that you could adopt by indulging in it. Try to get acquainted with the historical events, modern & ancient history of India. Make note of game-changing historical events and try to understand their impact. Remembering dates is also a very important ritual of studying history.

Information on Geographical & International Affairs

International affair in geographical context has a prominent place in the question papers of UPSC exams. Prepare on the international affairs, keeping in mind the ever-changing political scenarios, especially across the country’s borders. Do not forget to refer world atlas to understand the geographical impact in relation to international affairs. This will help you to address real political & geographical issues of the regions.

Ways to hone your skills

When you come to know about the pattern of questions asked in UPSC exams, you must proceed to hone your skills in general knowledge related to current affairs. You can also enhance your GK through daily or weekly current affairs quiz programs available in different websites. You need to read regularly on sports and entertainment also.

If you follow the above referred guidelines on current affairs, you can get past UPSC exams easily.

Importance of Current Affairs

General Knowledge about current affairs help us analyze the pros and cons of a situation and with current affairs one can attain academic as well as personal growth. Jobrefresher is the best website for following current affairs. Randomness is the most important characteristics of competitive examinations. Nowadays, in most of competitive exams and interviews, there is a defined section for General Knowledge which plays central role in final merit list.

Current Affairs mainly has three parts:
1. Static Events like India launched Agni Missile.
2. Dynamic Events which has regular updates like- Nirav Modi case.
3. Periodical Events like- Elections, Annual Budget etc.
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