Important Weekly Current Affairs PDF Download (08th to 14th May 2019)

Dear Readers, Here we have given the list of Important Weekly Current Affairs 2nd week of May 2019. Candidates those who are preparing for Upcoming LIC AAO and SBI PO/Clerk 2019 exams and other competitive exams can make use of it.

Current Affairs: Important Days

Date Important days Theme
May 6 – 12 UN Global Road Safety Week “Leadership for road safety”
May 7 (first Tuesday of May) The World Asthma Day  STOP for Asthma
May 7 59th Raising Day of Border Roads Organization
May 8 World Red Cross Day “#love” or simply “love”
May 8 World Thalassaemia Day  ‘Universal access to quality thalassaemia healthcare services: Building bridges with and for patients.’
May 11 National Technology Day Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future

May 11 (Second Saturday of May)

World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD)

(twice in a year)

(Second Saturday of October)

Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution
May 12 International Nurses Day Nurses: A voice to lead – Health for All
May 12

(second Sunday in the month of May)

International Mother’s Day  #BalanceforBetter

Current Affairs: National

  1. Government Organises ‘ChintanBaithak’ with Renewable Energy Industry Stakeholders
  2. Government to set up panel under DGFT to look at steel availability for engineering exporters
  3. Government plans compulsory QR code payment option at all shops

Current Affairs: International

  1. India re-elected as Observer of the Arctic Council at the 11th Arctic Council ministerial meeting
  2. Qantas an Australian airline operates world’s first ‘zero waste’ commercial flight
  3. Australia central bank prints 184 million A$50 notes with spelling mistake
Australia Capital Canberra
Australia Currency Australian dollar
Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison
  1. World’s fastest bullet train ‘ALFA-X’ starts test runs in Japan
JapanCapital Tokyo
JapanCurrency Japanese yen
JapanPM Shinzo Abe
  1. Ireland has become the second country in the world to declare a climate and biodiversity emergency
Ireland Capital Dublin
Ireland Currency Euro
Ireland President Michael D. Higgins

Current Affairs: State

  1. The annual Char DhamYatra begins in Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand Capital Dehradun
UttarakhandChief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat
UttarakhandGovernor Baby Rani Maurya
  1. Chhattisgarh Deploys 1st Anti-Naxal Women Commando Unit
Chhattisgarh Capital Atal Nagar
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister BhupeshBaghel
Chhattisgarh Governor Anandiben Patel
  1. India is set to get its first Apple Inc retail store in Mumbai
  2. India’s first global science exhibition, ‘VigyanSamagam’, began at the Nehru Science Centre in Mumbai
Maharashtra Capital Mumbai
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis
Maharashtra Governor Chinamani Vidyasagar Rao
  1. Rajasthan government gives funds to over 30 startups under program iStart Rajasthan
Rajasthan Capital Jaipur
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot
Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh
  1. Chennai to get its first unmanned substation
Tamil Nadu Capital Chennai
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E. Palanisamy
Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit

Current Affairs: Banking and Finance

  1. SEBI allowed foreign portfolio investors(FPI) invest in municipal bonds
SEBI Headquarters Mumbai
SEBI Chairman Ajay Tyagi
  1. Max Life Insurance to Mark 6th of Every Month as Protection Day
  2. Bank credit grew by 13.2% in financial year 2018-19 as compared to 10.3% in the previous financial year
  3. Talocity to enable AI-backed hiring in Yes Bank
Yes Bank Headquarters Mumbai
Yes Bank Tagline Experience our Expertise
Yes Bank CEO Ravneet Gill
  1. HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company announced the launch of ‘Mosquito Disease Protection Policy’
  2. NABARD has announced Rs. 700-crore venture capital fund for agri and rural start-ups
NABARD Headquarters Mumbai
NABARD Chairman Harsh Kumar Bhanwala
  1. RBI has imposed a monetary penalty of 1 crore on Nainital Bank for its failure to fully automate the non-performing asset (NPA) identification process
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. Mastercard announced a $1 billion investment in India over the next five years
  2. DHFL has received approval from the NHB to sell its entire stake of 9.15% in Aadhar Housing Finance
  3. Microsoft unveils free ‘ElectionGuard’ tool to help secure U.S. polls
  4. Standard Life has successfully divested 1.78% of its stake in HDFC Life Insurance
HDFC Life InsuranceHeadquarters Mumbai
HDFC Life InsurancePresident Vibha Padalkar
  1. Reliance Industries to acquire British toy-maker Hamleys for Rs. 620 crore
  2. Facebook has chosen London as base for WhatsApp payments
  3. Public service broadcaster Doordarshan has launched a souvenir store on online shopping website Amazon India

Current Affairs: Appointments

LaurentinoCortizo Panama’s president
Rakesh Sharma ( Bajaj Auto Executive Director) Vice-President of Geneva-based International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (IMMA)
Sujatha V Kumar Visa’s Head of Marketing for India and South Asia
JagjitPavadia (India) International Narcotics Control Board (INCB)
Justice (Retd.) KS Radhakrishnan Member of Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal
Balvinder Singh Nakai Iffco  Chairman
DileepSanghani Iffco  Vice Chairman
DiaMirza and  Jack Ma new ‘SDG Advocates’ of UN
Muhammad-Bande ( Nigerian professor) President of UN General Assembly
Croatia’s Igor Stimac Indian football team coach
Dinesh Pangtey CEO of LIC Mutual Fund
SanjivPuri ( ITC Managing Director) Chairman of  ITC

Current Affairs: Awards and Honours

Actress Anne Hathaway Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hinduja brothers UK’s wealthiest people for the third time
Chhaya Sharma McCain Institute’s 2019 Award for Courage and Leadership

Winners of 2019 BAFTA Awards

The 72nd British Academy Film Awards also known as the BAFTA was held on 10 February 2019 by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

  • BAFTA Fellowship –Thelma Schoonmaker
  • Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema –Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley for Number 9 Films
  • Best Film-Roma – Alfonso Cuarón and Gabriela Rodríguez
  • Best Director – Alfonso Cuarón – Roma
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role- Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody as Freddie Mercury
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role-Olivia Colman – The Favourite as Queen Anne
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role-Mahershala Ali – Green Book as Don Shirley
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role-Rachel Weisz – The Favourite as Sarah Churchill
  • Best Original Screenplay-Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara – The Favourite
  • Best Adapted Screenplay-Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel, and Kevin Willmott– BlacKkKlansman
  • Best Cinematography-Roma – Alfonso Cuarón
  • Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer- Michael Pearce (Writer/Director) and Lauren Dark (Producer) – Beast-
  • Outstanding British Film-The Favourite – YorgosLanthimos, Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Deborah Davis, and Tony McNamara
  • Best Documentary-Free Solo – Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, Shannon Dill, and Evan Hayes
  • Best Original Music-A Star Is Born – Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, and Lukas Nelson
  • Best Sound-Bohemian Rhapsody – John Casali, Tim Cavagin, Nina Hartstone, Paul Massey, and John Warhurst
  • Best Production Design-The Favourite – Fiona Crombie and Alice Felton
  • Best Special Visual Effects-Black Panther – Geoffrey Baumann, Jesse James Chisholm, Craig Hammack, and Dan Sudick
  • Best Costume Design-The Favourite – Sandy Powell
  • Best Makeup and Hair-The Favourite – Nadia Stacey
  • Best Editing-Vice – Hank Corwin
  • Best Film Not in the English Language-Roma – Alfonso Cuarón and Gabriela Rodríguez
  • Best Animated Film-Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, and Phil Lord
  • Best British Short Animation-Roughhouse – Jonathan Hodgson and Richard Van Den Boom
  • Best Short Film-73 Cows – Alex Lockwood
  • EE Rising Star Award (voted for by the public)-Letitia Wright

Current Affairs: Summit and Conference

  1. The IBSA (India, Brazil & South Africa) Sherpas’ Meeting concluded In Cochin
  2. WTO ministerial meeting of developing countries will take place on May 13-14 in New Delhi
World Trade OrganizationHeadquarters Geneva, Switzerland
World Trade OrganizationDirector General Roberto Azevêdo
  1. India to participates in Venice Biennale (Venice International Art Exhibition)for the first time in 8 years
  2. United Nations General Assembly to hold 2020 ocean conference in Lisbon

Current Affairs: Ranking

  1. PM Narendra Modi 2nd most followed politician globally on social media
  2. TCS overtakes Reliance Industries to become most valued company again
  3. Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport has been ranked as the world’s eighth best in a survey conducted by AirHelp

Current Affairs: MOU

  1. India and the United States have agreed to strengthen economic co-operation
  2. ShyamBenegal to direct Indo-Bangla film on Sheikh MujiburRahman
  3. Singapore-based cloud-services provider Deskera partners with IIT Kanpur for research opportunities
  4. Airtel to merge broadband satellite business with Hughes India unit
  5. TAFE signs MoU with PCRA to aid efficient energy utilization in agriculture
  6. India and Turkey hold foreign office consultations
Turkey Capital Ankara
Turkey Currency Lira
Turkey President RecepTayyipErdogan
  1. WHO Partnered with IFBA for eliminating industrially produced trans fats by 2023
World Health OrganizationWHO Headquarters Geneva, Switzerland
World Health OrganizationWHO Director General TedrosAdhanom
  1. Konkan Railways Corporation Ltd has signed a contract agreement with Nepal’s Department of Railways to supply two 1600 HP DEMU train sets
Nepal Capital Kathmandu
Nepal Currency Nepalese rupee
Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari
  1. ICICI Bank joins hands with travel portal Goibibo to launch multi-currency card
          ICICI Bank Headquarters Mumbai
ICICI Bank Tagline Hum Hain Na!
ICICI Bank MD & CEO Sandeep Bakhshi

Current Affairs: Science and Technology

  1. The US Air Force successfully tested a laser system to shoot down missiles
  2. IIT Bombay researchers have developed ‘Made in India’ microprocessor called AJIT
  3. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos unveils lunar lander project ‘Blue Moon’
  4. Samsung has launched a new sensor for ultra-high resolution mobile photography

Current Affairs: Defence

  1. Indian Army to commemorate 2019 as ‘Year of next of kin’
  2. IAF gets first Apache Guardian attack helicopter
  3. Chinese navy has launched two new guided missile destroyers

Current Affairs: Sports

  1. Golfer Tiger Woods receives Presidential Medal of Freedom from Trump
  2. Roger Federer has returned to third spot in the ATP Men’s ranking
  3. Amul will be the principal sponsor of the Afghanistan cricket team for the upcoming ICC World Cup
  4. Mukesh Kumar win the TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship in Panchkula
  5. Inaugural edition of world’s first women’s cricket magazine ‘CRICZONE’ was released
  6. Novak Djokovic of Serbia beat StefanosTsitsipas of Greece to win his third Madrid Open title
  7. Mumbai Indians became IPL champions for the fourth time after defeating Chennai Super Kings by one run
  8. Lewis Hamilton won the Spanish Grand Prix for a third consecutive year

 Madrid open 2019 Winners List

  • The 2019 Madrid Open (sponsored by Mutua) is a professional tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts at the Park Manzanares in Madrid, Spain from 3 May–12 May 2019.
Category Winner Runner
Men’s Singles Novak Djokovic StefanosTsitsipas
Women’s Singles Kiki Bertens SimonaHalep
Men’s Doubles Jean-JulienRojer / HoriaTecău Diego Schwartzman / Dominic Thiem
Women’s Doubles Hsieh Su-wei / BarboraStrýcová Gabriela Dabrowski / XuYifan

Current Affairs: Obituaries

Person Field
Seymour Nurse Former West Indies cricketer
Derek Sippy Former billiards player
EranholiMoosa Singer of MappilaPaattu
NR MadhavaMenon Father of modern legal education
Mrinal Mukherjee Bengali TV and film actor
Prof Kirpal Singh First chronicler of Partition
Baidyanath Mishra Renowned Odisha economist
Thoppil Mohamed Meeran Noted Tamil novelist and SahityaAkademi Award winner
HiralalYadav Bhojpuri folk singer
Peggy Lipton US Actress
Y.C. Deveshwar ITC chairman


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