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

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Dear Readers, Here we have given the list of Important Weekly Current Affairs 2nd 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 2nd Week of May 2018

 

 1) World Red Cross day is celebrated every year on – 8th of May.

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Theme “Memorable smiles from around the world”.

2) DGCA wants to have own logo, the designer of the winning logo will get a prize of – Rs.60,000.

3) New norms for labelling food planned, all packaged food with at least 5% content from – Genetically engineered.

4) NMCG approves used of – GIS technology.

5) The GST Council in its 27th meeting constituted – Two Group of Ministers (GoM).

6) Google.org grants $3 mn to – Two Indian non-profit organisations.

7) Scientists identify key peptide to develop a vaccine for – Leptospirosis.

8) Putin becomes President for 4th time in – Russia.

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Russia Capital Moscow
Currency Rubble
President Vladimir Putin

9) Australia pledges US$34-million to help save the- Koala.

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Australia Capital Canberra
Currency Rubble
President Vladimir Putin

10) Rajasthan institute comes up with new – sheep insemination technique.

11) ‘Go to Village’ mission is launched in – Manipur.

12) India inks $200 mn loan from WB for – Nutrition Mission.

13) India signs 200 million US Dollar Loan Deal with World Bank for – National Nutrition Mission (POSHAN Abhiyaan) for 315 districts across all states/UTs.

14) Infibeam to buy arm of – Snapdeal.

15) Janet Jackson won – Billboard Awards.

16) Radhakrishnan Nair appointed to ICICI Bank’s board as an – Additional (Independent) Director.

17) Vibrant North East 2018 held in – Guwahati.

18) 15th Asia Media Summit held in – India.

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Theme “Telling our Stories- Asia and More”

19) China to organise film festival in – Kolkata in July.

20) Rank of India in Asia-Pacific on power index is – 4th.

21) NITI Aayog and Google sign SoI to help grow – AI ecosystem in India.

22) Arun Bhardwaj will head the Centre of – Excellence for Cricket.

23) Australia’s  ODI, T20 squads announced , Its captain  is- Tim Paine.

24) India finishes on top with 20 gold medals at – 3rd South Asian Junior Athletics Championships.

25) Sitting BJP MLA from Jayanagar who passes away is – B. N. Vijay Kumar

26) Gandhian, freedom fighter and writer who passes away is – Keyur Bhushan

27) 3rd edition of UNPCAP held in – New Delhi.

28) Panasonic India appoints Manish Misra as – Chief Innovation Officer.

29) Google Appoints Nitin Bawankule as the Country Head For – Google Cloud India.

30) Nikol Pashinyan becomes Prime Minister of – Armenia.

31) On 8th to 19th May 2018, the 71st Cannes Festival is held in – Cannes, France.

32) Andhra CM launches NCBN app to – Implement Effective Governance.

33) Maharashtra Govt to Give Rs 3-Per-Litre Subsidy to – Milk Producers.

34) First Integrated Smart Cities Control Centre Launched In – Madhya Pradesh.

35) Saudi women to start driving from – June 24.

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Saudi Arebia Capital Riyadh
Currency Riyal
President Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

36) Commission approves modern animal-free testing for – Drugs.

37) 1 lakh incentive to SC, ST students in – Bihar.

38) What is the rank of India In Biz Optimism Index: Thornton – 6th

39) Sachin Tendulkar, Anurag Thakur launch – ‘Khel Mahakumbh’.

40) 15th Asia Media Summit held in – India

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Theme of the summit Telling Our Stories – Asia and More

41) The 6th US-India Aviation Summit was formally inaugurated by Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu in-  Mumbai

42) Government approves green licence plates for e-vehicles.

43) Pawan Kumar Agarwal was given three months extension as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the – Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)

44) India and Panama have signed two agreements on exemption of Visas for holders of Diplomatic and Official Passports and in the field of – Agriculture

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Panama Capital Panama city
Panama Currency United States Dollar, Panamanian balboa
Panama President Juan Carlos Varela Rodrigues

45) Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) will soon become the first ‘disabled friendly’ varsity in the – Northern Region.

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Himachal Pradesh Capital Shimla, Dharamsala (Second Capital in Winter)
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur
Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Dev Vrat

 46) Haryana to start 31 government colleges for – Girls.

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Haryana Capital Chandigarh
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar
Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki

 47) According to IMF India’s growth rate in 2018 is – 7.6%.

48) Yes Bank to launch – Water-Security Programme.

49) The government is considering allowing 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in Insurance Intermediaries.

50) Walmart Inc buying 77 per cent stake in Flipkart for about – USD 16 billion (Rs 1.05 lakh crore)

51) Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani is the only Indian businessman who made it to the Forbes latest ranking of – “The world’s most powerful people”

52) First electric flying car prototype is initiated by – Uber.

53) Former Test cricketer who passes away recently is – Rajinder Pal.

54) Former MP Minister who passes away is – Nirmal Hirawat.

55) ‘largest’ Indian flag unveils by – Pawan Kalya.n

56) World’s second oldest rock is from – Odisha.

57) Israel invited to set up units at Hisar aviation hub in – Haryana.

58) Free internet connection to 20 lakh poor families in – Kerala.

59) Indian-American Judge Nominated To Federal Judgeship By – Donald Trump.

60) Ninety-two-year-old Mahathir Mohamad was sworn in as – Malaysia’s Prime Minister.

61) India and Guatemala inked a pact for strengthening diplomatic cooperation through – Respective Foreign Service Institutes.

62) Suresh Prabhu inaugurates 6th US-India Aviation Summit in – Mumbai.

63) NASA team up to get flying taxis off the ground with – Uber.

64) Naval Commanders’ Conference held – New Delhi.

65) India ranks fourth in Asia-Pacific region in – Asia Power index.

66) Italian Cup won by – Juventus.

67) Former MP Minister who died is – Nirmal Hirawat.

68) International Nurses day being celebrated in – May 12.

69) Dhanush in Cannes to promote – ‘The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir’.

70) ‘Ramayan Circuit’ gets a – New Bus Service.

71) Odisha makes loan provisions for – Landless Farmers.

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Orissa Capital Bhubaneswar
CM Naveen Patnaik
Governor Satya Pal Malik

72) Pink Booths to third generation EVMs, several firsts in – Karnataka.

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Karnataka Capital Bangalore
CM Sidharamaya
Governor Vajubai Rudubai Walla

73) According to Fitch India’s growth rate in 2018 is – 7.3%.

74) RBI bars Dena Bank from – Lending, Hiring.

75) New monetary limits for public sector banks to report frauds to – CBI.

76) China’s Alibaba Buys Pakistan E-Commerce Firm – Daraz.

77) Mohit Chauhan nominated as Green Ambassador of – Sikkim.

78) Ravi Venkatesan quits – Infosys board.

79) Customs And Postal Department Hold 1st Ever Joint Conference in – New Delhi.

80) Prof Muhammad Yunus Conferred – KISS Humanitarian Award 2018.

81) SpaceX Launches Most Powerful – Falcon 9 Rocket.

82) Book’Across The Bench – Insight Into The Indian Military Judicial System’ authored by – Gen Gyan Bhushan.

83) NBA and FIBA to host – BWB Asia.

84) A three-judge Bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi, R. Banumathi and Naveen Sinha confirmed a Rajasthan High Court ruling of 2013 that the term ‘domestic violence’ cannot be restrained to marital relations alone it extends to – All man-woman relationships, and also protects divorced women.

85) The Enforcement Directorate has initiated a probe into alleged irregularities in the procurement of 111 aircraft worth about – Rs. 70,000 crore by Air India.

86) The Narendra Modi government is planning to increase the jail term for those who abandon or abuse their elderly parents to – six months from the existing three months.

87) After Saudi Aramco, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) will pick up stake in the planned $44-billion refinery-cum-petrochemical project in – Maharashtra.

88) Passport office employees launch – ‘Gandhian’ protest.

89) China seeks to reset ties with – Japan.

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Japan Capital Tokyo
Currency Yen
President Shinzo Abe

 90) China’s first home-built aircraft carrier begins sea trials in – the northern port of Dalian.

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China Capital Beijing
Currency Renminbi
President Xi Jinping

 91) Telangana govt launches investment support scheme for – Farmers.

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Telangana Capital Hyderabad
CM Chandrashekar Rao
Governor ESL Narashimman

 92) Manipur to get air dispensary on – May 15.

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Manipur Capital Imphal
CM Nongthombam Biren Singh
Governor Jagthesh Muki

 93) Rajasthan govt invites Gurjar leader for talks ahead of – quota stir.

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Rajasthan Capital Jaipur
CM Vasundhara Raje
Governor Kalyan Singh

 94) Finance Minister clears 3 FDI proposals worth – Rs 3,250 crore.

95) Vijaya Bank tags Reliance Naval as – NPA.

96) Pawan Kumar Agarwal has given 3 months extension as CEO of – FSSAI.

97) Sarah Mullally has appointed as first female Bishop of – London.

98) 6th US-India Aviation Summit held in – Mumbai.

99) Army finalises – Ammunition project.

100) Lewis Hamilton cruises to victory in – Spanish Grand Prix.

101) Noted Hindi lyricist, poet, politician Balkavi Bairagi dies in – Madhya Pradesh.

102) Pakistan hockey legend Mansoor Ahmed passes away in – Karachi.

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