Important Weekly Current Affairs PDF Download (01st to 08th April 2019)

Dear Readers, Here we have given the list of Important Weekly Current Affairs 1stweek of April 2019. Candidates those who are preparing for Upcoming LIC AAO and SBI PO2019examsand other competitive exams can make use of it.

Current Affairs: Important Days

Date Important days Theme
April 2 World Autism Awareness Day Assistive Technologies, Active Participation
April 4 International Day for Mine Awareness ‘United Nations Promotes SDGs – Safe Ground – Safe Home’
April 5 National Maritime day (India) Indian Ocean-An Ocean of opportunity
April 6 International Day of Sport for Development and Peace
April 7 World Health Day Universal Health Coverage:  Everyone, Everywhere

Current Affairs: National

  1. The CBDT extended the deadline to link PAN with Aadhaar by six months from March 31 to September 30, 2019
  2. Goods and Services Tax (GST) collection stood at Rs. 1.06 lakh crore in March
  3. Government proposed 2 committees to probe complaints against Information Commissioners
  4. The government to set up a multi-disciplinary terror monitoring group (TMG) for Jammu & Kashmir
  5. WhatsApp has launched a tip line for Indians to curb fake news during the national election

Current Affairs: International

  1. South Korea will launch the world’s first fully-fledged 5G mobile networks
South Korea Capital Seoul
South Korea Currency South Korean won
South Korea President Moon Jae-in
  1. According to a new joint UN and European Union (EU) report, more than 113 million people across 53 countries experienced acute hunger last year
  2. Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar has unveiled his wax statue at Madame Tussauds in Singapore

Current Affairs: State

  1. Odisha is celebrating 84 years of its foundationon 1st April 2019

2. Odisha has received Geographical indication (GI) tag for ‘KandhamalHaldi’ variety of turmeric

Odisha Capital Bhubaneswar
OdishaChief Minister Naveen Patnaik
OdishaGovernor Ganeshi Lal
  1. Centre has extended the “disturbed area” tag under  Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) for 3 districts of  Arunachal Pradesh for another six months
Arunachal Pradesh Capital Itanagar
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu
Arunachal Pradesh Governor BD Mishra
  1. Telangana state has ranked number one in eLearning training by reaching to 20,000 field staff during 2018-19
Telangana Capital Hyderabad
TelanganaChief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao
TelanganaGovernor ESL Narashiman
  1. Phayeng Village in Imphal West district of Manipurhas become India’s first carbon-positive settlement
Manipur Capital Imphal
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh
Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla

Current Affairs: Banking and Finance

  1. Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank will merge with Bank of Baroda to create the third-largest lender of the country
Bank of Baroda Headquarters Vadodara
Bank of Baroda CEO P. S. Jayakumar
Bank of Baroda Tagline India’s International Bank

2.      RBI sets NBFC-MFIs’ average base rate at 9.21% for April-June

  1. RBI will inject long-term liquidity worth USD 5 billion into the banking system through dollar-rupee swap auction
  2. RBI sets Ways and Means Advances (WMA) limit for Government at Rs. 75000 crore for the first half of the FY 2019-20
  3. RBI has tweaked liquidity coverage ratio (LCR) norms to provide an additional 2 per cent window to lenders
  4. MPC decided to reduce the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) by 25 basis points to 6.0%from 6.25%
RBI Headquarters Mumbai
RBI Governor Shaktikant Das
RBI Deputy Governor BP Kanungo, N S Vishwanathan, Viral Acharya and Mahesh Kumar Jain
Repo Rate 6.00%
Reverse Repo Rate 5.75%
MSF Rate 6.25%
Bank Rate 6.25%
CRR 4%
SLR 19.25%
  1. Kotak Mahindra Bank will charge for Unified Payments Interface (UPI) transactions from the 1st May 2019
Kotak Mahindra Bank Headquarters Mumbai
Kotak Mahindra Bank CEO UdayKotak
Kotak Mahindra Bank Tagline Let’s make money simple
  1. Asian Development Bankhas lowered India’s growth forecast for 2019-20 to 7.2 % from 7.6 %
Asian Development Bank Headquarters Mandaluyong, Philippines
Asian Development Bank President TakehikoNakao
  1. Bank of Maharashtra gets Rs. 205 crore capital from government
Bank of Maharashtra Headquarters Pune, Maharashtra
Bank of Maharashtra Tagline One Family One Bank
Bank of Maharashtra MD & CEO A. S. Rajeev
  1. The World Trade Organization loweredthe Global trade growth for 2019 to 2.6% from 3.7%
World Trade Organization Headquarters Geneva, Switzerland
World Trade Organization Director General Roberto Azevêdo
World Trade OrganizationMember 164
  1. SEBI extends phase 1 deadline of UPI for retail IPO investors till June 30, 2019
SEBI Headquarters Mumbai
SEBI Chairman Ajay Tyagi
  1. Fitch retained India’s sovereign ratingatlowest investment grade ‘BBB-‘,with stable outlook
  2. Karnataka Bank has entered into a MoU with Bharti AXA Life Insurance Company to distribute the latter’s life insurance products


Karnataka Bank Headquarters Mangalore
Karnataka Bank Tagline Your Family Bank, Across India
Karnataka Bank CEO

Mahabaleshwara M S

  1. Emirates Islamic becomes world’s first Islamic bank to launch banking via WhatsApp
Emirates Islamic Bank Headquarters Dubai
Emirates Islamic BankCEO Salah Amin
  1. Priority Sector Lending Certificates volume crossed Rs. 3-trillion in FY19

Current Affairs: Business

  1. Eight core industries show 2.1% growth in February 2019
  2. Paytm’s subsidiary Paytm Money has received approval from SEBI to begin stock broking services
  3. Reliance Jio acquired Mumbai based chatbot making startupHaptik for Rs. 700 crore
  4. BSNL has received the In-Flight Connectivity license from the Department of Telecommunications
BSNL Headquarters NewDelhi
BSNL CEO Sri AnupamSrivastava
  1. Lakshmi Vilas Bank approved merger with lndiabulls Housing Finance
Lakshmi Vilas Bank CEO Parthasarathi Mukherjee
Lakshmi Vilas BankHeadquarters Chennai
Lakshmi Vilas BankTagline The changing face of prosperity
  1. The government sold enemy shares worth Rs. 1,150 crore in Wipro to Life Insurance Corporation and two other state-owned insurers
  2. Bank of India to sell 25% stake in life insurance JV SUD Life Insurance for Rs. 1,106 crore
Bank of India Headquarters Mumbai
Bank of India CEO DinabandhuMohapatra
Bank of India Tagline Relationships beyond Banking

Current Affairs: Appointments

Air Marshal NS Dhillon New Strategic Forces Command Chief
SatishMagar President of the Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India (CREDAI),
Manu Sawhney CEO of the International Cricket Council (ICC)
Nicholas Koumjian Head of the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar
VipinAnand Managing Director of LIC
RakeshMalhotra Next High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Cameroon
MayooriKango (Former Bollywood actress) Google India industry head
CS Rajan Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) Managing Director
Vikram Kirloskar President of the Confederation of Indian Industry
KeshavMurugesh Chairman of Nasscom
UB PravinRao Vice Chairman of  Nasscom
Sana Dua ( Femina Miss India 2017 runner up) Brand ambassador of Jammu and Kashmir for general polls
Lori Lightfoot Chicago’s First Black Female Mayor
David Malpass World Bank President
Praful Patel Member of the FIFA Executive Council
Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa Re-elected as President The Asian Football Confederation (AFC)
Justice PradeepNandrajog New Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court

Current Affairs: Resignation

AbdelazizBouteflika Algerian President
RajanAnandhan Google India head

Current Affairs: Awards and Honours

  1. Batman to be first inductee into Comic-Con Museum’s Character Hall of Fame
  2. Shah Rukh Khan was conferred an honorary doctorate in Philanthropy by The University of Law, London.
  3. Indian Astrologer Dr SohiniSastri has been honoured with ‘D. Litt in Astrology’ by National American University, USA
1.         Vikram Patel John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award
2.        PawanMunjal Asian Tour for contribution to golf in Asia
3.        PM Narendra Modi UAE’s highest civilian honour Zayed Medal
4.        Tata Steel ‘Global Slag Company of the Year’


ESPN India Multi-Sport Awards

  • Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu and star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra were named as female and male sportsperson of the year in the ESPN India Multi-Sport Awards for their achievements in 2018.
  • Sportsperson of the Year (Male) – Neeraj Chopra (athletics)
  • Sportsperson of the Year (Female) – P V Sindhu (badminton)
  • Comeback of the Year – Saina Nehwal (badminton)
  • Coach of the Year – JaspalRana (shooting)
  • Emerging Sportsperson of the Year – Saurabh Chaudhary (shooting)
  • Team of the Year – Women’s team (table tennis)
  • Match of the Year – AmitPanghalvsHasanboyDusmatov (boxing)
  • Differently-abled athlete of the Year – EktaBhyan (para-athletics)
  • Moment of the Year – Women’s 4x400m relay
  • Lifetime Achievement Award – Pradip Kumar Banerjee (football)

Current Affairs: Summit and Conference

  1. India to organize NuGen Mobility summit 2019 in November
  2. 4th Session of India-Ukraine working group on Trade and Economic Cooperation held in New Delhi
  3. 7th Foreign office consultations between India and Italy held in Delhi

4. 3-day National Cardiology Conference held at Lucknow

Current Affairs: Ranking

  1. According to report ‘OpenSignal’s Hottest city for 4G Availability’ Jharkhand’s Dhanbad tops in India

Current Affairs: MOU

  1. GAIL India Ltd and BHEL have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for cooperation in the development of solar power projects
  2. India has offered $100 million Line of Credit to Bolivia for financing development projects
Bolivia Capital Sucre
Bolivia Currency Bolivian boliviano
Bolivia President Evo Morales
  1. Reliance Mutual Fund partners with Google to launch voice-based transactions
  2. China launched the first of its new-generation data relay satelliteTianlian II-01
  3. India and Chile signed three MoUs in the fields of mining, culture and empowerment of persons with disabilities
Chile Capital Santiago
Chile Currency Chilean peso
Chile President SebastiánPiñera
  1. India signed an agreement with a development bank for setting up India-Africa Institute of Agriculture and Rural Development (IAIARD) in Malawi
  2. Tata Power has signed a pact with Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) for setting up rooftop solar projects in the country
  3. The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has inked a MoUwith the IIT Delhi to collaborate in the field of standardisation and conformity assessment
  4. BSE and India INX become first Indian exchanges to sign MoU with Moscow Exchange
  5. Saudi Arabia will fund the construction of a $1 billion sports city in Iraq
Iraq Capital Baghdad
Iraq Currency Dinar
Iraq President BarhamSalih
  1. NTPC has inked a Rs. 2,000 crore term-loan agreement with Canara Bank
Canara Bank Headquarters Bengaluru
Canara Bank CEO vacant
Canara Bank Tagline Together we can

Current Affairs: Mobile App and Portal

  1. Sahulatmobile app aimed to facilitate voting by elders has been launched in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district

Current Affairs: Defence

  1. ISRO opened a visitors’ gallery with 5,000 capacities at Andhra Pradesh’s SriharikotaIsland
  2. ISRO launched India’s latest satellite EMISAT and 28 other smaller satellites was launched from the Sriharikota spaceport
  3. Army constructs Maitri Bridge on Indus river to link villages in Leh
  4. US approved sale of 24 MH 60 Romeo Seahawk helicopters to India for $2.4 bn
  5. Sri Lankan army is going to conduct Exercise Western Shield, its biggest-ever military exercise in July 2019
  6. Morocco-US joint military exercise ‘African Lion 2019’ concluded in Morocco
Morocco Capital Rabat
Morocco Currency Moroccan dirham
Morocco President SaadeddineOthmani

Current Affairs: Sports

  1. Five times world champion Lewis Hamilton won the Bahrain Grand Prix
  2. Roger Federer lifted his fourth ATP Miami Open title
  3. South Korea win the Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey tournament at Ipoh in Malaysia
  4. India finished with 16 gold, five silver and four bronze in 12th Asian Airgun Championships in Taoyuan, Taipei.
  5. India has won ICC Test Championship mace for the third year in a row
  6. SauravGhosal became the first Indian male squash player to enter the top 10 in the PSA world rankings.
  7. ICC to join hands with Interpol to tackle corruption in sport
ICC Headquarters Dubai, United Arab Emirates
ICC Chairperson ShashankManohar
ICC CEO Dave Richardson
Interpol headquarters Lyon, France
  1. Indian Football Team climbed two places to move to 101 rank in the FIFA latest rankings
FIFA Headquarters Zurich, Switzerland
FIFA President Gianni Infantino

Complete Winners list of Malaysia Open 2019

  • The2019 Malaysia Open, officially the CELCOM AXIATA Malaysia Open 2019, is a badminton tournament which takes place at Axiata Arena in Malaysia from 2 to 7 April 2019 and has a total purse of $700,000.
Category Winner Runner
Men’s Single Lin Dan (China) Chen Long (China)
Women’s Single Tai Tzu-Ying (Taiwan) Akane Yamaguchi (Japan)
Men’s doubles Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen Takeshi Kamura and KeigoSonoda
Women’s doubles Chen Qingchen and JiaYifan Du Yue and Li Yinhue
Mixed doubles ZhengSiwei and Huang Yaqiong Wang Yilu and Huang Dongping

Current Affairs: Books

Author Book
Manoshi’Sinha ‘Saffron Swords: Centuries of Indic Resistance to Invaders’
AabhasMaldahiyar ‘#Modi Again: Why Modi is right for India’
SharadDutt Kundan: Saigal’s Life & Music
WajahatSaeed Khan ShahidAfridi’s biography Game Changer

Current Affairs: Obituaries

Person Field
J. Mahendran Noted Tamil film director
Kartik Chandra Rath Noted Odia theatre personality
Padma Shri Dr. ViharidasGopaldas Patel Noted economist
ArieIrawan Malaysian golfer
ElriesaTheunissen-Fourie Former South African Women cricket all-rounder
Sydney Brenner Nobel Prize-winning biologist
Silamboli Su. Chellappan Noted Tamil Scholar and orator


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