Important Weekly Current Affairs PDF Download (01st to 07th May 2019)

Dear Readers, Here we have given the list of Important Weekly Current Affairs 1stweek of May 2019. Candidates those who are preparing for Upcoming LIC AAO and SBI PO/Clerk2019examsand other competitive exams can make use of it.

Current Affairs: Important Days

Date Important days Theme
May 1 International Labour Day Sustainable Pension for all: The Role of Social Partners
May 2 World Tuna Day
May 3 World Press Freedom Day Media for Democracy: Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation
May 4 International Firefighters’ Day
May 4 Coal Miners Day
May 5 (first Sunday of May of every year) World Laughter Day 
May 5 International Midwives Day Midwives: Defenders of Women’s Rights
May 6 International No Diet Day
May 7 World Athletic Day

Current Affairs: National

  1. CPWD has constituted a 10-member committee headed by K M Soni to bring out ‘Safety Manual’ of the department
  2. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highwayshas announced a green registration mark for all battery-operated vehicles
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Union MinisterRoad Transport and Highways NitinJairamGadkari
Constituency Nagpur, Maharashtra
  1. Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will launch an awareness programme on Goods and Services Tax in collaboration with BSE
  2. VP Venkaiah Naidu released a postage stamp to commemorate the 750th birth anniversary of Sri Vedanta Desikan
  3. BSNL has launched ‘Bharat Fibre’ broadband service in Kashmir Valley
  4. India to attend G-7 meet in France
  5. Finance Ministry has imposed anti-dumping duty on saccharin imports from Indonesia
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Indonesia  Capital Jakarta
Indonesia  Currency Indonesian rupiah
Indonesia  President JokoWidodo

Current Affairs: International

  1. UK becomes first parliament to declare climate emergency
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UK Capital London
UK Currency Pound Sterling
UK Prime Minister Therasa May
  1. Bank of Canada and Monetary Authority of Singapore have conducted Complete Cross-Border and Cross-Currency Payment
  2. Canada’s redesigned $10 bill recognized as best international banknote of the year
  3. Malaysia is set to open the world’s first crypto city
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Malaysia Capital Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia Currency Ringgit
Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Bin Mohamad

Current Affairs: State

  1. The Meghalaya Cabinet approved the proposal for creation of a new Directorate of Dairy Development in the state
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Meghalaya Capital Shillong
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma
Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy
  1. Mangaluru City Police has launched an all-women police patrol unit ‘Rani Abbakka Force’ in the city
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Karnataka Capital Bangalore
Karnataka Chief Minister Kumarasamy
Karnataka Governor VajubaiRudubaiWala

Current Affairs: Banking and Finance

  1. India Ratings marginally lowered country’s GDP growth projection for 2019-20 to 7.3 per cent
  2. GST collections touch all-time high of over Rs. 1.13 lakh crore in April
  3. LIC Housing Finance (LIC HFL) has launched ‘Udyam’, a skilling centre in Bengaluru
  4. India was the biggest recipient of funds from Asian Development Bank last year
  5. Asian Development Bank has launches $5 billion healthy oceans action plan
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Asian Development Bank Headquarters Mandaluyong, Philippines
Asian Development Bank President TakehikoNakao
  1. PNB Housing Finance to raise up to USD 1 billion from foreign markets
  2. TheNetherlands has emerged as the third largest foreign direct investor in India during 2017-18
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Netherland Capital Amsterdam
Netherland Currency Euro
Netherland President Mark Rutte
  1. RBI has imposed penalties on five prepaid payment instrument (PPI) issuers, including Vodafone m-pesa and PhonePe, for violation of regulatory norms
  2. RBI has increased the eligibility cap on home loans extended by regional rural banks and small finance banks to Rs. 35 lakh in metropolitan areas and Rs. 25 lakh in other centres
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RBI Headquarters Mumbai
RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das
RBI Deputy Governor BP Kanungo, N S Vishwanathan, Viral Acharya and Mahesh Kumar Jain

Current Affairs: Business

  1. SEBI has fined NSE 1,000 crore in co-location case
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National Stock ExchangeHeadquarters Mumbai
National Stock ExchangeCEO VikramLimaye
  1. Bharti AXA General Insurance will sell policies through social media messaging platform WhatsApp
  2. Paytm launches recurring payments service for merchants
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PaytmHeadquarters Noida, Uttar Pradesh
Paytm CEO RenuSatti
  1. Huawei overtakes Apple to become second biggest Smartphone maker
  2. According to the ADB’s Asian Development Outlook 2019 Asia-Pacific to grow 5.7% this year

Current Affairs: Appointments

JayshreeVyas Bombay Stock Exchange first independent woman director
K. Kadiresan South Zonal Manager of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC)
Kumar Sangakkara First non-British President of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)
DraganMihailovic India’s head coach of Volleyball men’s team
TodWolters ( US Air Force General) NATO commander
ViratKohli and  Anushka Sharma first official brand ambassadors of  Myntra
Krishnamurthy Subramanian

( Chief Economic Advisor)

member of Advisory Council of 15th Finance Commission
Sunil Sharma Archery Association of India (AAI)  acting president
Reza Baqir State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Governor
StevoPendarovski North Macedonian president

Current Affairs: Resignation

BhushanPatil Paytm President

Current Affairs: Awards and Honours

1. Raheem Sterling Football Writers’ Association (FWA) Footballer of the Year 2019
2. a)     Alfred Brownell (Liberia)

b)     BayarjargalAgvaantseren (Mongolia),

c)      Ana ColovicLesoska (North Macedonia),

d)     Jacqueline Evans (the Cook Islands),

e)     Alberto Curamil (Chile),

f)       Linda Garcia (United States).

Goldman Environmental Prize 2019

(Green Nobel Prize)

3 Rapper Drake The Billboard Music for his album ‘Scorpion’
4 A S Kiran Kumar (Former ISRO chairman)  

Chevalier de l’Ordre national de la Lgiond’Honneur

5 Nileena M S ACJ (Asian College of Journalism) Award for Investigative Journalism, 2018 for her article Coalgate 2.0’
6 G D ‘Robert’ Govender V K Krishna Menon award
7 Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty PC Chandra Purashkaar 2019 award

Current Affairs: Ranking

  1. According to SIPRI India was 4th biggest military spender last year

Current Affairs: MOU

  1. BHEL signs MoU with Automotive Research Association of India for e-mobility projects
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BHEL Headquarters AtulSobti
BHEL CEO New Delhi
  1. Dredging Corporation of India Limited (DCIL) has inked a MoUwith WAPCOS Limited to jointly identify suitable future projects
  2. IIT Delhi to build a Centre of Excellence for Waste to Wealth Technologies

4. CBDT and GSTN sign pact to nab evaders, reduce black money generation

  1. Vodafone Idea signs multi-million dollar IT deal with IBM
  2. Defence ministry approves Navy’s Rs. 3,600-crore deal with Russia for 10 Kamov-31 helicopters
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Union Defence Minister NirmalaSitharaman
Constituency RajyaSabha Karnataka
DRDO Chairman G Satheesh Reddy
  1. E-Governance Services India ties up with IIT – Kanpur to upscale Unnat Bharat Abhiyan
  2. India, UK in talks to build copycat Naval supercarrier under ‘Make in India

Current Affairs: Science and Technology

  1. China successfully sent two Tianhui II-01 satellites into orbit from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
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China Capital Beijing
China Currency Renminbi, Yuan
China President Xi Jinping
  1. ISRO is set to launch its latest radar imaging satellite (RISAT) by the end of next month
  2. Momo-3 is Japan’s first private rocket to reach space
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JapanCapital Tokyo
JapanCurrency Japanese yen
JapanPrime Minister Shinzo Abe

4. SpaceX launched the Falcon 9 rocket with Dragon spacecraft

Current Affairs: Defence

  1. GRSE to build 8 anti-submarine warfare shallow watercraft for Indian Navy
  2. Indo-French joint naval exercise Varuna 19.1 begins off Goa coast
  3. Indian Navy launched fourth stealth Scorpene class submarine Vela in Mumbai
  4. Indian Navy ‘INS Ranjit’ was decommissioned at the Naval Dockyard in Visakhapatnam

Current Affairs: Sports

  1. G Sathiyan became first Indian to break into the top-25 of ITTF rankings
  2. ApurviChandela attains world number one spot in women’s 10 m air rifle event
  3. India retained its top position in the ICC Test rankings
  4. World number one BajrangPunia wins gold at Ali Aliev tournament in Russia
  5. Jaipur to host Asian youth Women Handball Championship
  6. SauravGhoshal and JoshnaChinappa win Asian Individual Squash Championship titles

7. Indian boxers win six medals at 36th FeliksStamm International Boxing Tournament in Warsaw, Poland

  1. Marc Marquez wins the Spanish motorcycling Grand Prix and regains world championship lead

Current Affairs: Books

Author Book
Jairam Ramesh “Chequered Brilliance: The Many Lives of V K Krishna Menon”,

Current Affairs: Obituaries

Person Field
John Singleton African-American Filmmaker
Justice B Subhashan Reddy Former Chief Justice of the Madras and Kerala High Courts
Master Hirannaiah Kannada theatre personality
Peter Mayhew British-US Actor
MaramrajuSatyanarayana Writer and Academician
Bajirao The last captive white tiger at Sanjay Gandhi National Park

 

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