Important Weekly Current Affairs PDF Download (01st to 07th March 2019)
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The RBI approved merger of Singapore-based DBS Bank’s Indian unit with its wholly owned local subsidiary, DBS Bank India
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Reserve Bank of India and Bank of Japan have signed a Bilateral Swap Arrangement (BSA)
RBI imposed fine of Rs. 8 crore on three banks – Karnataka Bank, United Bank of India and KarurVysya Bank – for non-compliance of directions on Swift messaging software
RBI Deputy Governors
B P Kanungo , Viral Acharya , N S Viswanathan , Mahesh Kumar Jain
The Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) revised gross domestic product (GDP) estimate for 2018-19 to 7 per cent is at a higher base
GST collections dropped to Rs. 97,247 crore in February from Rs. 1.02 lakh crore in the previous month
Punjab National has been ranked first among public sector banks in the implementation of ‘reforms agenda’
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Banks will have to lend about Rs. 1 lakh crore more to meet the MUDRA scheme’s target of Rs. 3 lakh crore for 2018-19
SBI had reported frauds amounting 7,951 crore during the first nine months of fiscal 2019
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HDFC Bank plans to acquire 9% stake in CSC E-Governance for 14.6 crore
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IDBI Bank receives nod to handle import, exports transactions with Iran
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RBI has slapped a fine of Rs. 1 crore on the bank for non-compliance of directions on Swift messaging software
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Ravneet Singh Gill
State-owned Bank of Baroda cut benchmark lending rate by 0.1 percentage points across all tenors up to one year
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Bank of Baroda MD and CEO
P S Jayakumar
World Bank to provide 250 Million dollar for the National Rural Economic Transformation Project (NRETP)in India
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Washington, D.C., United States
The Cabinet committee approvedPradhanMantri JI-VAN (JaivIndhan –Vatavaran AnukoolfasalawasheshNivaran) Yojana.
It will provide financial support integrated Bioethanol projects using lignocellulosic biomass and other renewable feedstock. The total financial outlay is of Rs.1969.50cr for the period from 2018-19 to 2023-24.
Cabinet approved1450 crore for the share capital of RBI in National Housing Bank (NHB), which operate as the principal agency to promote housing finance institutions in India. The decision is the resultant of the amendments made to the NHB Act, 1987 in 2018.
Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA)approved constructionof four lane bridge which connectsDhubri in Assam and Phulbari in Meghalaya over Brahmaputra. It will be constructed with loan assistance from Japan International Cooperative Agency at the Civil Construction cost of Rs.3548cr and total capital cost of Rs.4997.04cr.
Cabinet approved the proposal for setting up aCentre for Disability Sports at Gwalior in Madhya Pradeshwhich will be registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. The estimated cost of setting up the centre shall be of 170.99 crore for a period of 5 years.
Cabinet approvedNational Policy on Software Products 2019 with an outlay of 1500cr for a period of 7 years.
Cabinet approveddraft Homeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019 which looks for theextension of the period for reconstruction of the council from the existing one year to 2 years.
Union Cabinetapproved metro rail projects of Kanpur and Agra cities in Uttar Pradesh. The estimated cost of the project is 8379.62cr and will be completed in 5 years.
Union Cabinet decided tovalue Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas as 25thmember of International Energy Agency’s Technology Collaboration Programme on Bioenergy (IEA Bioenergy TCP).
Cabinet approved the FDI proposal for Foreign Direct Investment ofmore than Rs.5000cr and upto Rs.25,000cr in Vodafone Idea Limited. It will be part of a proposed equity fund raise by way of Rights issue.
Union Cabinetapproved Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019 which will bring the people living in remote and inaccessible areas under reservation. It will pave the way for 10% quota for the economically weaker section to be applicable in the state.
Union Cabinet approves promulgation of an Ordinanceto make amendments to the Aadhaar Act 2016, Prevention of Money Laundering Act 2005 and Indian Telegraph Act 1885.
Cabinet approved the proposal for creation of 2 posts of commissioners in the office of the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities (CCPD), interms of provisions of the Rights of Persons with Disability (RPF) Act, 2016.
Cabinet approved the creation of Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) and associated activities for the disinvestment of Air India and its Subsidiaries/JV. Itwill transfer Air India’s Rs.29,464cr loans, Subsidiaries to SPV.
The proposal for implementation of scheme titled ‘Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles in India Phase II (FAME India Phase II) approvedby the Union Cabinet for the promotion of Electric mobility in the country. The total outlay is of Rs.10,000crore for a period of 3 years with effect from 1stApril 2019.
Cabinet approved inclusion of Common Service Centre (CSC e-Governance Services India) as Enrolment Agency for PradhanMantriShram Yogi Maan(PM-SYM) whichwill enable workers in unorganized sector to get monthly pension of Rs.3000 on attaining the age of 60 years.
Cabinet committee has approved laying down procedure and mechanism for asset monetization of CPSEs/PSUs/other government organizations and immovable enemy properties as per section IV of section 8A of the Enemy Property Act, 1968.
Union Cabinet approvedsetting up of new AIIMS at Manethi, Haryana at a cost of Rs.1299cr. Cost of construction and running would be met by the Central Government under PradhanMantriSwasthyaSurakshaYojana (PMSSY).
CCEA approvedinvestment for transmission component of Arun-3 Hydro Electric Project (Nepal portion) by Sutlej JalVikas Nigam (SJVN) Limited. The project is on Arun River in Sankhuwasabha district of Eastern Nepal.
Current Affairs: Appointments
Pranay Kumar Verma
Next Ambassador of India to Vietnam
MD & CEO of YES Bank
Air Marshal RaghunathNambiar
New chief of Western Air Command (WAC)
Non-executive chairman of Bank of Baroda
Muktesh Kumar Pardeshi
Next High Commissioner of India to New Zealand
IDBI Bank non-executive, non-whole time chairman
Ajay Narayan Jha
Member of the 15th Finance Commission
Chairman – National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC)
Kaushalendra Singh Patel, SudhaYadav and AcharyTalloju
Members of NCBC
Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
Chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee
Ajit Kumar Mohanty
Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC)
Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah
Re-elected as president of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA)
First female Prime Minister of Estonia
Current Affairs: Awards and Honours
Tripura’s Tribal Musician ThangaDarlong
AB Vajpayee Life Time Award
The Central Zone Power Distribution Company (CZPDC)Bhopal
West Zone Power Distribution Company (WZPDC)Indor
“Saubhagya Award” under PradhanMantriSahajBijliHarGharYojana
Veteran Marathi writer and poet VasantAbajiDahake
TVS Motor Company
‘Green Era Award for Sustainability’
Best Bank Award from the Tamil Nadu government
BhagwanMahavir Ahimsa Puraskar
Alastair Cook (England cricket)
Bharti AXA General Insurance
Non-Life Insurer of The Year Award 2019 by the Assocham
DRDO Chairman G. Satheesh Reddy is the joint winner of the 2019 Missile Systems Award given by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics in the US.
America’s Kylie Jenner has become world’s youngest self-made billionaire
Tata Steel has been recognised as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute, USA,
New Delhi Municipal Council areagets cleanest small city award while Uttarakhand’sGauchar was adjudged Best Ganga Town in the SwachhSurvekshan 2019 survey
Current Affairs: Summit and Conference
Rising India Summit 2019 held in New Delhi, with the theme of, ‘Beyond Politics: Defining National Priorities’.
Airports Authority of India organised the Startup Conclave under the Startup initiative “Innovate for Airports”
Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Smt. Anupriya Patel inaugurated the ‘International Digital Health Symposium in New Delhi.
7th RCEP Intersessional Ministerial Meeting held in Cambodia
PM Modi to inaugurated Construction Technology India-2019 Expo-cum-Conference in New Delhi
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Summit on Innovation and Governance held in New Delhi
Current Affairs: Ranking
‘Inclusive Internet Index 2019’ by the ‘Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) for Facebook
According to a Greenpeace report, Delhi has been ranked the most polluted capital in the world, while Gurugram is the most polluted city.
According to theDelta ranking report released by NITI Aayog, Assam’s Hailakandi has become the top aspirational district
Current Affairs: MOU
NITI Aayog partners with Adobe to boost digital literacy, creativity skills
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India and Brunei signed an agreement for exchange of information in tax matters to curb tax evasion and tax avoidance
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Brunei Prime Minister
Centre and ADB sign 926 million loan agreement to operationalize two lines of Mumbai Metro
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AIIB to provide USD 455 million for Andhra Pradesh rural roads project
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India signs deal with Russian firm to produce 7.5 lakh AK-203 rifles
The Government of India, the State Government of Chhattisgarh and the World Bank signed $25.2 Million Loan Agreement to support the State’s Reforms in Expenditure Management
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister
India signed a loan agreement with the World Bank for 96 Million US dollars for additional financing of Uttarakhand Disaster Recovery Project
Trivendra Singh Rawat
Baby Rani Maurya
Current Affairs: Mobile App and Portal
PMModi launched Sports Authority of India’s (SAI) ‘Khelo India App’ in order to create awareness about sports and fitness in the country.
Sports And Youth affairsMinister
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
Jaipur, Rajasthan (LS)
Google unveiled new app ‘Bolo’ to teach kids to read English and Hindi
Current Affairs: Science and Technology
Bengaluru-based Signalchip launched India’s first semiconductor chips for 4G LTE and 5G NR modems
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has set up its first solar electric vehicle charger on the Delhi-Chandigarh Highway.
ISRO launched “YuvaVIgyaniKaryakram”, a “Young Scientist Programme” for the School Children to be studying in the ninth standard
Current Affairs: Books
Finance Minister ArunJaitley was released a book titled, ‘Mann Ki Baat – A Social Revolution on Radio’ in New Delhi
The Fate Of Butterflies
“Designing Destiny: The Heartfulness Way”
Current Affairs: Defence
Joint exercise between BSF of India and Border Guards Bangladesh ‘MainamatiMaitree Exercise 2019’ held in Tripura
2. US, South Korea call off Foal Eagle and Key Resolve Exercises, announcednew Exercise
Bilateral joint exercise between India, Oman ‘Al Nagah 2019’ to begin from Mar 12in Oman.
Qaboos bin Said al Said
Current Affairs: Sports
SaurabhChaudhary and Manu Bhaker claimed a gold medal for India in 10-metre air pistol mixed team event at the ISSF World Cup in New Delhi
Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios beat Alexander Zverev in the final to win the Mexico Open title.
South African spinner Imran Tahir has announced retirement from ODI cricket after the ICC World Cup 2019.
Indian bowler JhulanGoswami reclaimed the world number one position in the ICC Women’s ODI bowler rankings
5. Manpreet Singh named captain of Indian hockey team for Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
Roger Federer has claimed the 100th ATP title of his career after beating Greek StefanosTsitsipas in Dubai Tennis Championships
Current Affairs: Obituaries
Legendary composer and pianist
Bharat Mohan Adhikari
Former Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal
Former New Zealand batsman
Important Weekly Current Affairs Revision (01st to 07th March 2019)