Important Weekly Current Affairs PDF Download (08th to 14th December 2018)

Dear Readers, Here we have given the list of Important Weekly Current Affairs 2nd week of December 2018. Candidates those who are preparing for Upcoming IBPS Clerk/IBPS SO/Canara Bank/South Indian Bank PO 2018 and other competitive exams can make use of it.

Current Affairs: Important Days

Date Important days Theme
December 8 The Indian Navy
December 9 International Anti-Corruption Day 2018 Together, We Are United Against Corruption
December 10 Human Rights Day Stand Up For Human Rights
December 11 International Mountain Day
December 14 National Energy Conservation Day

Current Affairs: National

1) Supreme Court has approved Witness Protection Scheme 2018 and directed Union and State Governments to enforce – PIL seeking protection for witnesses.

2) Union Cabinet has approved launching of National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS). It will be implemented by Department of Science &Technology under Ministry of Science and Technology for period of – Five years.

3) Five States Election Result

State Winning Party
Chhattisgarh Indian National Congress
Madhya Pradesh Indian National Congress
Rajasthan Indian National Congress
Mizoram The Mizo National Front
Telangana Telangana Rashtra Samithi

4) India’s first Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence established by the European Union was inaugurated at the Department of European Studies (DES) at – Manipal Academy of Higher Education.

Current Affairs: International

1) The country that has recently enacted controversial law to accept foreign blue-collar workers is – Japan.

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Japan Capital Tokyo
Currency Yen
President Shinzo Abe

2) Luxembourg become the world’s first country to make all its public transport free by – 2019.

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Luxembourg Capital Luxembourg
Currency Euro
President Xavier Bettel

3) The world’s largest Arabic audio library launched Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

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UAE Capital Abu Dhabi
Currency Dirham
President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

4) Israel become a permanent member of Financial Action Task Force

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Israel Capital Beijing
Currency Renminbi, Yuan
President Xi Jinping

5) Scientists from the Fujian Normal University in China developed a – “rewritable” paper

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China Capital Beijing
Currency Renminbi, Yuan
President Xi Jinping

6) the Chinese character for ‘disaster’ as its defining symbol for 2018, a year that saw the country hit by deadly floods, earthquakes and storms

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Japan Capital Tokyo
Currency Yen
President Shinzo Abe

7) Russia has sent two Tu-160, strategic bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons, to Venezuela

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Venezuela Capital Caracas
Currency Bolivar
PM Nicolas Maduro

8) World’s leading exporter of Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) for the first time is – Australia

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Australia Capital Canberra
Currency Dollar
PM Scott Morrison

Current Affairs: State

1) Union Cabinet approves implementation of Shahpurkandi Dam on river Ravi in – Punjab.

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Punjab Capital Chandigarh
CM Amarinder Singh
Governor V.P. Singh Badnore

2) ‘Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojana’ for senior citizens was launched in – New Delhi.

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Delhi Capital New Delhi
CM Arvind Kejriwal
Governor Anil Bijal

3) India’s first state to have four international airports is – Kerala.

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Kerala Capital Thiruvananthapuram
CM Pinarayi Vijayan
Governor P. Sadasivam

4) Uttar Pradesh has planned to introduce a new software to curb cheating in – Board Exams.

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Uttar Pradesh Capital Lucknow
CM Yogi Adithiyanath
Governor Ram Naik

5) Kaiga Power Station-1, Karnataka has created a world record for the longest uninterrupted operation for – 941 days

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Karnataka Capital Bangalore
CM Kumarasamy
Governor Vajubai Rudubai Wala

6) India’s first Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence was opened in – Mumbai

7) The state that was recently imposed with a penalty of Rs.1 lakh for not coming up with a new building for the district and sessions court is – Maharashtra

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Maharashtra Capital Mumbai
CM Devendra Fadnavis
Governor Chinamani Vidyasagar Rao

8) 24-hour helpline 181 for women is launched by – Tamil Nadu.

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Tamil Nadu Capital Chennai
CM E. Palanisamy
Governor Banwarilal Purohit

Current Affairs: Banking and Finance

1) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced to introduce ‘Ombudsman Scheme for Digital Transactions’ to provide cost-free mechanism to redress grievances of customers related to – Digital Transactions.

2) Reserve Bank of India has imposed a fine of Rs 1 crore to Indian Bank for violating – Cybersecurity Norms.

Current Affairs: Business

1) HAL developed a Light Utility Helicopter which achieves important milestone of flying at – 6 km altitude.

Current Affairs: Appointments

Sl.No Person Designation
1 Krishnamurthy Subramanian New Chief Economic Advisor (CEA)
2 Preeti Saran Asia Pacific seat on the UN’s Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR)
3 James Quincey 14th chairman of the Coca-Cola Company
4 Sameer Aggarwal Chief Business Officer of Walmart India
5 Shaktikanta Das 25th Governor of RBI
6 Kirthiga Reddy Joined SoftBank as its first venture partner at its $100 billion Vision Fund.
7 Rajiv Mehrishi Vice-Chair of UN Panel of Auditors for 2019
8 Arundhati Bhattacharya SWIFT India Chairman
9 Kamal Nath Cheif Minister Madhya Pradesh

Current Affairs: Resignation

Sl.No Committee Head
1 Urjit Patel Stepped down from the post of Reserve Bank of India
2 Surjit Bhalla Resigned from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Economic Advisory Council

Current Affairs: Awards and Honours

Sl.No Award Person
1 2018 Sahitya Academy Award for the Kashmiri language Mushtaq Ahmad Tantray
2 The Skoch Award for National Significance Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
3 World male athletes of the year at the IAAF Athletics Awards 2018 Eliud Kipchoge
4 World female athletes of the year at the IAAF Athletics Awards 2018 Caterine Ibarguen
5  ‘Glinka World Soil Prize 2018’ Rattan Lal
6 DSCI Excellence Award 2018 for cyber security education IIT Kharagpur
7 DBT Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award (IYBA) 2018 Dr. Rajanish Giri
8 Sanctuary Wildlife Service Award 2018 Imran Siddiqui
9 First Indian who wins Mister Supranational title in Poland Prathamesh Maulingkar
10 The top newsmaker in India in the year 2018, according to the Yahoo Year in Review list. Prime Minister Narendra Modi
11 First-ever recipient of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Coach of the Year Award Sascha Bajin
12 “Meethoileima” by the Manipur Government Mary Kom
13 the Best Woman Parliamentarian (Rajya Sabha) for 2018 DMK MP Kanimozhi
14 Time magazine’s 2018 “Person of the Year” Jamal Khashoggi
15 International Table Tennis Federation’s (ITTF) Breakthrough Star Award 2018 Manika Batra
16 Intergovernmental Conference on the Global Compact for Migration for year 2018 Marrakech

 Current Affairs: MOU

1) NABARD signed USD 100 mn agreement with UNFCC approved Green Climate Fund to boost USD 250 mn worth – Solar Power Project.

Current Affairs: Summit and Conference

Sl.No Summit And Conference Place
1 80th Session of Policy Commission Meeting of World Customs Organisation Mumbai
2 India Water Impact Summit 2018 New Delhi
3 The first International Conference on ‘Sustainable Water Management’ Mohali
4 Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration adopted at UN Conference Marrakesh, Morocco
5 The Conference on ‘Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code – A New Paradigm for Stressed Assets New York, United States of America (USA)

Current Affairs: Schemes and Programs

1) The 2nd edition of Military Literature Festival (MLF) 2018 was held in – Chandigarh.

2) Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Radha Mohan Singh launched a portal ‘ENSURE’- National Livestock Mission-EDEG developed by NABARD and operated under – The Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries.

3) National Challenge for Youths,”Ideate for India – Creative Solutions using Technology”, in – New Delhi.

Current Affairs: Ranking

1) Rank of India in the highest emitter of CO2 (carbon dioxide) in the world is – Fourth.

2) World’s top recipient of remittances in 2018 is – India.

3) Climate Change Performance Index: Sweden tops in the Ranking, India at – 11th position

Current Affairs: Mobile App and Portal

Sl.No Mobile App Launched by
1 ‘Smart Mitri’ A female AI robot, which will be Smartworks’ in-house productivity mascot
2 @CyberDost The Union Government to spread awareness about cyber crimes

Current Affairs: Defence

1) Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has conducted Regional Level Marine Oil Pollution Response Exercise titled – ‘Clean Sea– 2018’

2) Indian Space Research and Organisation (ISRO) has successfully launched India’s heaviest and most-advanced communication satellite GSAT-11 into space. It was launched on board of Ariane 5 VA-246 rocket from – Kourou Launch Base, French Guiana.

3) The 10th Edition of the bilateral exercise between the Indian Navy and Russian Federation Navy (RuFN) started at  – Visakhapatnam.

4) Nuclear capable surface to surface Agni-5 ballistic missile was successfully test-fired from – Dr Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast.

5) The Indian Air Force (IAF) conducted combined guided weapons firing of Surface-to-Air Missiles from the Air Force Station located at Suryalanka, Andhra Pradesh. The first-of-its-kind exercise for the Air Force was code-named – ‘CROSS BOW-18’.

6) The Indian Navy launched its first Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) system in – Mumbai

7) NASAs InSight spacecraft snaps its first selfie from – Mars

8) The Indian Navy bought Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) for Rs.1,000 crore from U.K.-based – James Fisher Defence (JFD)

Current Affairs: Sports

1) The fifth and the youngest Indian golfer to clinch the Asian Tour Order of Merit is – Shubhankar Sharma.

2) Mister Supranational 2018 is won by – Prathamesh Maulingkar.

3) 2019 Khelo India Youth Games will be held in – Pune.

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