Important Weekly Current Affairs PDF Download (15th to 21st August 2018)

Dear Readers, Here we have given the list of Important Weekly Current Affairs 3rd Week of August 2018. Candidates those who are preparing for Upcoming IBPS RRB 2018 and other competitive exams can make use of it.

Important Weekly Current Affairs 3rd Week of August 2018

1) On 15th August,2018 India is going to celebrate – 72nd Independence Day

2) Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE) has become the first defence public sector undertaking to go live on the – Trade Receivables Electronic Discounting System (TReDS) platform

3) PM Modi announces Rs. 1,000 crore financial aid for – IIT Bombay

4) The Punjab Government will start ‘Tatkal Sewa’ for – property registration

5) Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit-2019 is scheduled to be held in – Gandhinagar

6) Haryana to inaugurate its first licensed – Hisar Airport

7) Karnataka government to launch Green Mysuru drive on – 15th August

8) India’s Most Patriotic Brand is – State Bank of India

9) Wipro consumer arm to offer scholarships to girls in – Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh

10) FSSAI has launched the RUCO initiative for cooking oil to – Biodiesel

11) Ashish Kumar Bhutani appointed CEO of – Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana

12) The Hindu Playwright Award 2018 won by – Annie Zaidi

13) ‘Digital North East Vision 2022’ has been released in – Guwahati, Assam

14) India’s cleanest railway station is – Rajasthan’s Jodhpur railway station

15) DAC approves procurement of six Next Generation – Offshore Patrol Vessels

16) Footballer Lionel Messi confirmed as the new captain of – Barcelona

17) James Anderson became first bowler to take 100 Test wickets at – Lord’s

18) The i5 Summit 2018, an entrepreneurship summit organised by IIM and IIT Indore

19) Ayushman Bharat scheme to be launched on – September 25

20) Vienna named world’s most liveable city, Melbourne at – 2nd

21) The Bank that has plans to hire a social media agency as part of its brand promotion and to reach customers in a better way is – Canara Bank

22) Bharti Axa Life Insurance and Airtel Payments Bank entered into an alliance to offer the – ‘Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana’ (PMJJBY)

23) Mario Abdo Benítez sworn in as new President of – Paraguay

24) Chief Justice Dipak Misra inaugurated the apps along with Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad name of the app is – Giant leap

25) Nihal Sarin became India’s 53rd Grandmaster after attaining his third and final GM-norm in the – Abu Dhabi Masters.

26) Former India Test captain Ajit Wadekar passes away

27) From the Independence Day on (August 15, 2018), “digital screens” has been made operational at – 22 railway stations.

28) Supreme court said that Creamy layer can not be applied to deny promotions for government jobs to – SC/ST

29) NGT asked UP government to pay the price for contaminating the – Underground Water

30) West Bengal Government removed family income ceiling for – Kanyashree Prakalpa scheme

31) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh launched a host of new Smart City projects in – Delhi.

32) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami inaugurated four new taluks in southern districts, namely – Madurai, Ramanathapuram, Thoothukudi and Tirunelveli

33) Ibrahim Boubacar Keita reelected as – Mali president

34) Twenty fourth World Congress of Philosophy held in – Beijing, China

35) Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) Launches VOIP Based – WINGS Service

36) Indo-Israel missile defence system Barak 8 to be procured by – Israeli Navy

37) Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister, passed away on – 16th August

38)  Re-Water Research Center going to setup by – IIT Kharagpur

39) FSSAI ropes in expert panel to review – food labelling standards

40) Eleventh World Hindi Conference held in – Mauritius

41) President of UAE orders formation of emergency committee to provide aid to – Kerala

42) First internet court to settle online disputes is established by – Beijing

43)  Prime Minister announces interim relief of 500 crore for – Kerala

44) Icra downgrades Syndicate Bank’s – tier-II bonds

45) Imran Khan sworn in as  22nd Prime Minister of – Pakistan

46) Asian Games to open with glittering ceremony in – Indonesian capital Jakarta

47) Pakistan cricketer who banned for ten years for spot-fixing is – Nasir Jamshed.

48) Former LS MP Chennupati Vidya passes away

49) US singer Aretha Franklin passes away

50) Former UN chief Kofi Annan passes away

51) Sadbhavana Diwas is celebrated on the 20th of August

52) UIDAI has announced a phased rollout of face recognition feature as an additional authentication mode, starting with telecom operators from – September 15.

53) During the World Hindi Conference being held in Mauritius, the country’s PM Pravind Jugnauth announced, “The cyber tower which Atal Ji had contributed to set up in Mauritius will henceforth be named as – Atal Bihari Vajpayee tower.”

54) Saudi Arabia is introducing free sleep pods for Hajj pilgrims in the city of – Mina

55) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has devalued the bolivar by – 95%

56) Sushma Swaraj to inaugurate Panini Language Laboratory in – Mauritius

57) Conference on cartooning held in – Bangalore

58) Bharti Airtel and Zee Entertainment Enterprises (ZEEL) have joined hands to drive – Entertainment content on mobile phones.

59) India successfully tests Anti-Tank Guided Missile ‘HELINA’ from – Pokhran

60) Delhi batsman Rishabh Pant became the first Indian cricketer to score his first runs in Test cricket with a – six.

61) The Indian pair of who made the country proud as they bagged the bronze medal in the 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team event of the ongoing 18th edition of the Asian Games – Apurvi Chandela and Ravi Kumar

62) Fourth Indian wicketkeeper to take five catches on debut Test – Rishabh Pant.

63) India’s first Asian Games gold won by – Wrestler Bajrang Punia.

64) Teen cyclist Esow Alben has ed history by claiming India’s first ever medal – a silver- at the UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships in – Aigle, Switzerland.

65) India defeated Bangladesh in the final of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Under-15 Women’s Championship in – Thimbu, Bhutan

66) Israeli journalist and peace activist Uri Avnery dies at – 94

67) The World Humanitarian Day (WHD) and World Photography Day

is observed every year on – 19 August.

68) Home Ministry notifies new SoPS for refilling of ATMs from – 8 February 2019.

69) In Sri Lanka, the ten-day festival of the historic Esala Maha Perehera began In – Kandy

70) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched – Dial 100 Mobile app.

71) Telangana Government launches Disaster Response Force in – Hyderabad

72) Punjab Minister announced that Punjab, the first state in India to launch a mobile app – ‘i-Hariyali’ to supply free saplings

73) Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) has inked a loan agreement with German bank KfW for – EUR 200 million

74) India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) has revised down its FY19 economic growth forecast to – 7.2%

75) The Indian Banks’ Association has appointed Egon Zehnder International (Headquarters – Zürich, Switzerland) as a – ‘Knowledge Partner’

76) Investment in P-notes hits 9-year low at – Rs 80,341 crore

77) India’s current account deficit (CAD) is expected to widen to – 2.8 percent of the GDP

78) US Legion of Merit 2018 is awarded for – General Dalbir Singh Suhag

79) WHO World No Tobacco Day 2017 Award goes to – S K Arora

80) Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has proposed to set up five-member committee to suggest changes to JEE (Advanced) in the wake of an inadequate number of candidates qualifying entrance test this year. The committee will be headed by – IIT-Madras director Bhaskar Ramamurthy

81) Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has constituted three-member committee to look into draft food labelling and display regulations-Food Safety and Standards (Labelling and Display) Regulations 2018. The committee will be headed by – B Sesikeran

82) CII sets up task force for Kerala flood relief work under – Gopalakrishnan

83) After conquering the moon and Mars, the India Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has set its sights on the sun with the Aditya-L1 mission. (ISRO) chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar announced that Aditya-L1, India’s maiden mission to the Sun, will be launched in – 2019

84) Nepal will join the first ever military exercise of the countries in the BIMSTEC, or Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation, to be hosted by India from September 10-16 in – Pune

85) Joint platoon level military exercise Maitree 2018 between India and Thailand was conducted in – Thailand from 6 to 19 August 2018.

86) Pitch Black 2018 Exercise concludes in – Australia

87) Smart Anti Airfield Weapon successfully flight tested near – Pokhran

88) Australian fast bowler who announces retirement from all forms of Cricket is – Mitchell Johnson.

89) Cincinnati Masters final is won by – Novak Djokovic

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