Important Weekly Current Affairs PDF Download (01st to 07th May 2018)

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Dear Readers, Here we have given the list of Important Weekly Current Affairs 1st Week of May 2018. Candidates those who are preparing for Upcoming SBI Clerk 2018 and other competitive exams can make use of it.

Important Weekly Current Affairs 1st Week of May 2018

 1) International Labour Day is also known as International Worker’s Day, Labour Day and May Day. It is celebrated across the world on – 1st May.

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Theme “Uniting Workers for Social and Economic Advancement”

 2) World Immunization Week celebrated on – 24 April- 30 April 2018.

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Theme “Protected Together, Vaccines Work”.

 3) Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2019 to be held in – Varanasi.

4) Surat railway station to be 3rd in country to have – ‘Airport like’ facilities.

5) Kavinder Gupta sworn in as Deputy CM of – Jammu and Kashmir.

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Jammu And Kashmir Capital Srinagar and Jammu
CM Mehbooba Mufti
Governor Narinder Nath Vohra

6) Uday Kotak redesignated as MD & CEO of – Kotak Mahindra Bank.

7) MoU signed between PHDCCI, Indian Yoga Association to – Promote yoga.

8) Gujarati Poet Sitanshu Yashaschandra Chosen for – Saraswathi Samman 2017.

9) Swachh Bharat Mission Launches GOBAR-DHAN To – Promote Wealth and Energy from Waste.

10) Government launches Pilot scheme Procurement of Aggregate Power of – 2500 MW.

11) Second World Hindu Congress (WHC) is scheduled to be held in – Chicago in September.

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Theme “Sumantrite Suvikrante” – “think collectively, achieve valiantly”

 12) International Buddhist Conference held in – Lumbini, Nepal.

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Theme ‘Lumbini Nepal: The birthplace of Lord Buddha and the fountain of Buddhism and world peace’.

 13) Rajiv Bakshi appointed CMO of – Intex Technologies.

14) The rank of India in fastest growing nation for passenger traffic is – 2nd.

15) Google is the most trusted Internet brand in – India.

16) Name of Offline Payments Solution Introduced by Paytm is – ‘Tap Card’

17) India, Pakistan to participate in SCO counter-terror exercise – Peace Mission 2018.

18) 25th La Liga Title is won by – Barcelona.

19) Sri Lankan filmmaker who died recently is – Lester James Peiris.

20) Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Awards 2018:

  • Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Awards 2018 were held on April 29 in Mumbai.
  • Here is the complete list of all the winners of Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Awards 2018:
S. No Category Winner
1. Best Actor Akshay Kumar, for Padman (Jury) and for Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
2. Best Actress in a Leading Role Sonam Kapoor, for Padman
3. Best Actress Bhumi Pednekar, for Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
4. Lifetime Achievement Award Rakesh Roshan
5. Saraswatibai Dadasaheb Phalke Best Actress (Lifetime) award Farida Jalal
6. ‘Most Versatile Actress’ Award Manisha Koirala
7. Best Actor in a Character Role Rajesh Sharma
8. Best Playback Singer (Female) Neeti Mohan
9. Best TV Anchor Aditya Narayan Jha
10. Best Entertainer (TV) Manish Paul
11. Best Playback Singer (jury) Bhumi Trivedi
12. Best Stage Anchor Siddharth Kannan
13. Best Producer (Short Films) Sandip Marwah
14. Most Entertaining Film (Sonu ki Titu ki Sweety) Luv Ranjan

 21) Government is committed to empower farmers and double their income by – 2022.

22) Cabinet approves new terminal buildings at – Guwahati, Chennai and Lucknow airports.

23) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has allowed foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) to invest in – Treasury bills issued by the central government.

24) GAIL signs Rs 2,000-cr loan agreement with – SBI.

25) Government enters the agreement with World Bank on –Biotech.

26) Subhash Chandra Khuntia is new – IRDAI chairman.

27) Shri Sitanshu Kar takes over as – DG, PIB.

28) 9th India-Japan Energy Dialogue held in – New Delhi.

29) Bilateral trade between India and China resumes through – Nathu La border.

30) Asha Bhosle Honored with – PC Chandra Puraskar.

31) South Western Command’s Exercise – Vijay Prahar.

32) WBC Asia Boxer of the year is awarded for – Neeraj Goyat

33) Hockey India names Harendra Singh as – Men’s coach.

34) World Press Freedom Day observed on – May 03 every year

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Theme 2018 ‘Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law’

 35) Delhi and Varanasi are among the 14 Indian cities that figure in a list of 20 most polluted cities in the world in terms of – PM2.5 levels in 2016

36) What is the rank of India in world’s largest military spenders – 5th.

37) Women and Child Development Ministry hold National Conference of 244 Districts under – Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, BBBP, in New Delhi.

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Ministry of Women and Child Development (Cabinet Minister) Maneka Gandhi
Constituency Aonla, Uttar Pradesh
Ministry of Women and Child Development (Minister of State) Krishna Raj

39) Two-day national workshop on Data Requirements for Disaster Risk Reduction Database concludes in – New Delhi

40) The militaries of India and China have reportedly agreed to set up a hotline between their headquarters – Doklam standoff at the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

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China Capital Beijing
China Currency Renminbi
China President Xi Jinping

 41) Number of AIIMS that cabinet approves plan to set up across country – 20.

42) State Bank of India has consolidated its advertising account for the first time, with the entire business going to – WPP’s Rediffusion Y&R

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State Bank of India Headquarters Mumbai
State Bank of India Tagline With you all the way ,Pure banking nothing else, The nation’s bank on us
State Bank of India Chairman Rajnish Kumar

 43) Reserve Bank of India allows FPIs to invest in – Treasury bills.

44) ICICI Bank names Radhakrishnan Nair as – Independent Director

45) Chandra Shekhar Ghosh, Managing Director and CEO of Bandhan Bank, has taken over as the Deputy Chairman of – CII Eastern Region (ER)

46) Justin Langer named to replace Darren Lehmann as – Australian cricket coach

47) Malayalam detective novelist who passes away – Kottayam Pushpanath.

48)  Disney announced that it was launching a free video app Oh My Disney with original content aimed at millennials.

49) SC questions government’s justification for passing Aadhaar Act as – Money Bill.

50) Environment ministry bans – Party poppers.

51) The North Maharashtra University is to be renamed as – ‘Kaviyatri Bahinabai Chaudhari North Maharashtra University’.

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Maharashtra Capital Mumbai
CM Devendra Fadnavis
Governor Chinamani Vidyasagar Rao

 52) First state to issue land document online is – Maharashtra.

53) The firm which Grants $3 Million for E-Learning, Teachers in India is – Google.

54) Adani Group unit appoints it’s MD & CEO – Anil Sardana.

55) Ashok Lahiri appointed a full-time member of – 15th Finance Commission.

56) ‘Vibrant North East 2018’ from – May 3.

57) 51st Annual Meeting of – Asian Development Bank.

58) The Union Cabinet has approved increasing the investment limit of PMVVY – From Rs. 7.5 lakh to Rs. 15 lakh under.

59) Dhadkan mobile app was launched to monitor the – Health of heart patients.

60) Now pensioners can view passbook using – Umang app.

61) Mohamed Salah named writers’ – Footballer of the Year.

62) Justin Langer Appointed Head Coach Of – Australian Cricket Team.

63) Pakistan’s biggest and first greenfield airport here was inaugurated on Wednesday by Prime Minister – Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

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Pakistan Capital Islamabad
Currency Rupee
Chief Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

64) International Day of the Midwife was first celebrated – May 5th.

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Theme Midwives leading the way with quality care

 65) World Cartoonists’ day is celebrated every year on – 5th May.

66) NITI Aayog to Collaborate with IBM to develop – Precision Agriculture.

67) Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu is going on his maiden foreign tour to the South American countries of – Guatemala, Panama and Peru

68) North Korea seeks air corridor to – South Korea.

69) ART deTOUR’ to protect – Freedom of Expression.

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Kerala Capital Thiruvananthapuram
CM Pinarayi Vijayan
Governor P.Sadasivam

 

70) SEBI extends trade timing for – Derivatives.

71) GST Council approves single form for – Filing of returns.

72) Nobel prize in literature 2018 cancelled after – Sexual Assault Scandal.

73) Jagdish Mukhi sworn in as the acting governor of – Manipur.

74) ISABS 2018 held in – Johannesburg.

75) National Conference of 244 Districts under BBBP held in – New Delhi.

76) 12th informal meeting of SAARC Finance Ministers held in – Manila.

77) India has been ranked 11th in the FDI Confidence Index 2018 released by global consultancy firm – A T Kearney.

78) India emerges as fifth largest military spenders in – 2017.

79) ISSF brings you – ‘Athletes Handbook’.

80) The book ‘The Red Fort Declaration authored by – Journalist Fakir Hassen.

81) Former Air Chief Marshal who passes away – Idris Hassan Latif.

82) Every year World Laughter Day takes place on the – First Sunday of May.

83) The Department of Posts released a special cover on – ‘Buddha Purnima’.

84) The Central government has completed a feasibility study on the introduction of inland waterways on the – Godavari.

85) Reserve Bank of India has directed banks authorized to deal in foreign exchange (Authorised Dealer-I Banks) to share data with the – Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI).

86) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced that it will buy Rs 10,000 crore of government bonds through – Open Market Operation (OMO).

87) Blackstone buys Indiabulls commercial assets in – Chennai.

88) Jet Airways to drop the first class, upgrade – Business Cabins.

89) Patanjali ranked as most trusted FMCG brand in – India.

90) M.T Vasudevan Nair Wins – ONV Literary Prize.

91) Ex-IDBI Bank chairman who joins Adani Capital – RM Malla

92) ‘India and the world: a history in nine stories’ inaugurated at the national museum in – New Delhi.

93) Delhi to host six-day Festival of – Bharat.

94) Aajeevika and Kaushal Vikas Melas were held in various parts of India as part of – Gram Swaraj Abhiyan.

95) India has slipped by three notches to 11th position in the FDI Confidence Index 2018 of global consultancy firm – A T Kearney.

96) Tamil Nadu CM launched portal for – MSMEs.

97) Talent search camp in – Bengaluru.

98) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Saturday felicitated squash player – Joshna Chinappa.

99) Renowned Marathi singer who dies recently is – Arun Date.

100) First dolphin census kicks off in – Punjab

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