Important Weekly Current Affairs PDF Download (09th to 15th April 2019)

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

Current Affairs: Important Days

Date Important days Theme
April 7-13 World Allergy Week The Global Problem of Food Allergy
April 10 World Homoeopathy Day
April 11 National Safe Motherhood Day ‘Midwives for Mothers’
April 12 The International Day of Human Space Flight The Global Problem of Food Allergy

Current Affairs: National

  1. India has become YouTube’s largest and fastest growing market with 265 million Indians watching the video-sharing website every month
  2. The festival of harvest Baisakhi is being celebrated with traditional enthusiasm in the northern part of the country
  3. Vice President released postage stamp, Rs. 100 coin to commemorate 100 years of JallianwalaBagh massacre

Current Affairs: International

  1. The UK government has introduced the world’s first online safety regulations
  2. London becomes first city to implement 24×7 pollution charge zone
  3. The UK and the European Union have agreed to extend BREXIT until October 31
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UK Capital London
UK Currency Pound Sterling
UK Prime Minister Theresa May
  1. Google was launched its first public drone delivery service in Canberra, Australia
  2. Hong Kong’s stock market overtakes Japan to be world’s third largest
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JapanCapital Tokyo
JapanCurrency Japanese yen
JapanPrime Minister Shinzo Abe

Current Affairs: State

  1. NGT imposed Rs. 100-crore penalty on Andhra Pradesh government over illegal sand mining
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Andhra Pradesh Capital Hyderabad, Amaravathi
Andhra PradeshChief Minister Chandrababu Naidu
Andhra PradeshGovernor ESL Narashiman
  1. India’s first-of-its-kind ‘Voter Park’ was inaugurated in Gurugram, Haryana
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Haryana Capital Chandigarh
Haryana Chief Minister ManoharlalKathar
Haryana Governor Satyadev Narayan Arya

Current Affairs: Banking and Finance

  1. World Bank projects India’s GDP growth is expected to accelerate moderately to 7.5 percent in fiscal year 2019-20
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World Bank Headquarters Washington DC, USA
World BankPresident David Malpass
  1. The State Bank of India has re-priced home loans up to Rs. 30 lakh by 10 basis points
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State Bank of India Headquarters Mumbai
State Bank of India Tagline The Banker to every Indian
State Bank of India Chairperson Rajnish Kumar

3.      RBI issues guidelines for banks to set up currency chests

  • The Reserve Bank of India came out with guidelines for banks to set up new currency chests, which include a minimum area of 1,500 square feet for the strong room.
  • For those situated in hilly/ inaccessible places, the strong room/ vault area of at least 600 sq ft.
  • Besides, the new chests should have a processing capacity of 6.6 lakh pieces of banknotes per day.
  • For those situated in the hilly/ inaccessible places, the capacity of 2.1 lakh pieces of banknotes per day.
  • An RBI appointed committee had recommended that the apex bank should encourage banks to open large currency chests with modern facilities and Chest Balance Limit (CBL) of at least Rs 1,000 crore.
  • This has been done on the recommendation of Shri D.K. Mohanty Committee.
  1. The Government has managed to meet the revised fiscal deficit target of 3.4 per cent of the GDP
  2. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut India’s GDP growth forecast to 7.3% for 2019-20
  3. HDFC AMC has claimed the top spot with an average AUM of Rs. 3.42 trillion
  4. IRDAI asks insurers to share status of claims with policyholders from Jul 1
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IRDAI- Regulatory and Development Authority of India
 Chairperson Subhash Chandra Khuntia
IRDAI Headquarters Hyderabad
  1. Government has retained the interest rate for General Provident Fund (GPF) at 8 per cent for the April-June quarter
  2. Digital payments facilitator PayU has acquired US-based financial technology firm Wibmo for USD 70 million

Current Affairs: Appointments

Vikramjit Singh Sahney President of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) – India
KarnamSekar ( MD and CEO of the Dena Bank) MD and CEO of Indian Overseas Bank from July 1
R A Sankara Narayanan MD and CEO of  Canara Bank
Jean-Michel Lapin Haiti’s new prime minister
AbdelkaderBensalah Algeria’s interim president
VikramNath First chief justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court
Benjamin Netanyahu Israel Prime Minister (5th Term)
MuraliKartik Brand ambassador of  Funtasy11
Shiv Das Meena Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC)
GargiKaul Secretary, Defence Finance
NajmaAkhtar Vice Chancellor of New Delhi’s JamiaMilliaIslamia
Mohammed Ishtaye Palestine Prime Minister

Current Affairs: Awards and Honours

Telugu poet K Siva Reddy SaraswatiSamman Award 2018
Deepa Malik (Rio Paralympics silver medallist) New Zealand Prime Minister’s Sir Edmund Hillary Fellowship for 2019
EniNuraeni Best athletic coach in Asia for short-haul run category
NarendraModi The Order of Saint Andrew The Apostle (Russia’s highest state honour )
Alice G. Vaidyan (GIC India CMD) ETPrime ‘Woman CEO of the Year’ award
Scientist Dr A K Singh Lifetime Achievement Award
John Moore World Press Photo of the Year award
Wa Lone and KyawSoeOo 2019 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano Press Freedom Prize
Pieter Ten Hoopen World Press Story of the Year
  1. National Mission for Clean Ganga or NamamiGange was felicitated with the coveted ‘Public Water Agency of the Year’ award at the Global Water Summit in London
  2. India will be the Guest of Honour country at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, ADIBF 2019
  3. Dost Education,’ a USA based startup run by two Indian ladies SindhujaJeyabal and Sneha Seth has won the National Billion Edtech Prize 2019
  4. Two schemes “Utkarsh Bangla” and “SaboojSathi” of the West Bengal government for skill development and distribution of bi-cycles to students have won the prestigious World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) awards of the United Nations.

Current Affairs: Summit and Conference

  1. Biannual Army Commanders’ Conference began in New Delhi
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Defence Minister NirmalaSitharaman
Constituency RajyaSabha Karnataka
  1. The World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa is held at the Dead Sea
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WEF   Chairman Klaus Schwab
Headquarters Cologny,Switzerland

3.      21st ASEAN-India Senior Officials Meeting held at New Delhi

  1. The Spring Meeting 2019 of the World Bank Group (WBG) and the IMF was held in Washington

5.      UAE to host world’s foremost Artificial Intelligence Summit

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UAE Capital Abu Dhabi
UAE Currency Dirham
UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed al-Maktoum

Current Affairs: Mobile Application

  1. Google has launched a new open platform called “Anthos” to run and manage apps from anywhere

Current Affairs: Ranking

  1. National Institutional Rankings Framework (NIRF) released by the Ministry of Human Resource Development
  • The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has topped the list of higher education institutes
  • Delhi University’s Miranda House has topped the national ranking of colleges
  • The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi came out as the foremost medical sciences institute in the country
  • The National Law School-Bengaluru has topped the law list
  • IIM-Bengaluru being ranked the top most institute among management institutes
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Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD) PrakashJavadekar
Constituency Madhya Pradesh, RajyaSabha
  1. The Guwahati Railway Station has become the first ever railway station in the Indian Railways to get an ISO certification
  2. According to World Bank report India has retained its top spot on remittances
  3. India’s population grew at an average annual rate of 1.2 per cent between 2010 and 2019 to 1.36 billion
  4. HDFC Bank has been ranked number 1 in India by the customers, as per Forbes World’s Best Bank survey.
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 HDFC Bank Headquarters Mumbai
HDFC BankCEO AdityaPuri
HDFC BankTagline We Understand Your World

6.      As per Air Quality in India 2014-2019’ report, Kanpur ranked 1st as the most polluted city

Current Affairs: MOU

  1. BSE has signed a MoU with HDFC Bank with an objective to strengthen the BSE Start-ups platform
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 HDFC Bank Headquarters Mumbai
HDFC BankCEO AdityaPuri
  1. PFS has joined hands with the US-India Clean Energy Finance (USICEF) to leverage funds for solar projects in India
  2. IIT Madras in collaboration with General Electric (GE) established India’s first ‘Cold Spray’ SMART (Surface Modification and Additive Research Technologies) Laboratory
  3. India and Sweden ink pact to collaborate on solutions for smart cities and clean technologies
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Sweden Capital Stockholm
Sweden Currency Swedish Krona
Sweden President StefenLofven
  1. RBL Bank has partnered with credit profiler CreditVidya to improve the lender’s customer experience
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RBL BankHeadquarters Mumbai
RBL BankCEO VishwavirAhuja
  1. AITA has signed an MoU with Serbian Tennis Federation (STF) to train Indian junior players
  2. PAISALO Digital Limited signed the first co-origination loan agreement with State Bank of India
  3. Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) and ISRO ink MoU to protect smaller wetlands
  4. BhartiAirtel in collaboration with FICCI Ladies Organisation launched a mobile app ‘My Circle’ for women safety

Current Affairs: Defence

  1. India’s first indigenously designed and developed Dhanush artillery gun was inducted in the Army
  2. ITBP organised first National Sky Running Championship in Uttarakhand
  3. Two Indian naval ships INS ‘Kolkata’ and ‘Shakti’ would take part in the Chinese Navy’s 70th anniversary of celebrations in Chinese port of Qingdao
  4. India and Singapore joint military exercise Bold Kurukshetra-2019kicks off in Babina

Current Affairs: Sports

  1. 73-yearoldIsraeli IsaakHayik set a new world record as the world’s oldest person to play ina professional soccer match
  2. India clinched 7 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze in Ghana Junior & Cadet Open
  3. Asian champion shot putter ManpreetKaur has been banned for four years by the National Anti-Doping Agency
  4. ViratKohli and SmritiMandhana named as Wisden’s leading cricketers of the year 2018
  5. Lewis Hamilton won the 2019 Chinese Grand Prix
  6. FC Goa emerged as champions of the 2019 Super Cup
  7. MeenaKumariMaisnam clinched gold in Boxing World Cup held at Cologne, Germany

2019 Singapore Open Complete Winners List

The 2019 Singapore Open, was a badminton tournament which took place at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore from 9 to 14 April 2019.

CATEGORIES WINNERS RUNNER UP
Men’s Single KentoMomota (Japan) Anthony SinisukaGinting (Indonesia)
Women’s Single Tai Tzu-ying (Taiwan) NozomiOkuhara (Japan)
Men’s Double Takeshi Kamura and
KeigoSonoda (Japan)
Mohammad Ahsan and HendraSetiawan (Indonesia)
Women’s Double Mayu Matsumoto and WakanaNagahara (Japan) Kim Hye-jeong and Kong Hee-yong (South Korea)
Mixed Double DechapolPuavaranukroh and SapsireeTaerattanachai(Thailand) Tan KianMeng and Lai Pei Jing (Malaysia)

 Current Affairs: Books

Books Author
Ashakiranam Dr. Chandrasekhar
Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid Jeff Kinney

Current Affairs: Obituaries

Person Field
NadjaRegin  Serbian actress
K M Mani Former Kerala Finance Minister
George Francis Indian motorsport photographer
NavtejHundal Actor
PradeepChoubey Renowned Hindi poet

 

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