Important Weekly Current Affairs PDF Download (15th to 21st January 2019)

Dear Readers, Here we have given the list of Important Weekly Current Affairs 3rd week of January 2019. Candidates those who are preparing for Upcoming NIACL AO 2018-2019 and other competitive exams can make use of it.

Current Affairs: Important Days

January 15 Army Day
January 21 Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura

statehood day

Current Affairs: National

  1. The Union Government launched the ‘Womaniya on Government e Marketplace (GeM)’, an initiative to enable women entrepreneurs and Women Self-Help Groups (WSHGs) to sell handicrafts, handloom, accessories, and other products directly to Government departments and institutions.
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Government e Marketplace (GeM) CEO Radha Chauhan

 

  1. The Department of Science and Technology (DST) along with Doordarshan (DD), Prasar Bharati launched two science communication initiatives, DD Science and India Science
  2. The Madras High Court has set up an expert committee to find a solution to root out invasive species of plants from the Western Ghats. Committee will be headed by CherukuriRaghavendraBabu, chairman of Expert Committee on Invasive Species,National Biodiversity Authority, Chennai
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Madras High Court Chief justice VijayaTahilramani

4. World Orange Festival held in Nagpur

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Maharashtra Capital Mumbai
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis
Maharashtra Governor Chinamani Vidyasagar Rao

 

  1. Union Minister for Commerce and Industry, Suresh Prabhu inaugurated the 10th edition of the India Rubber Expo 2019 in Mumbai
Chairman of India Rubber Expo 2019 VikramMakar
  1. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has approved induction of women as jawans in the Army’s Corps of Military Police
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Union Minister of Defence Nirmala Sitharaman
Member of Rajya Sabha Karnataka
Chief of Indian Army BipinRawat
Vice Chief of Indian Army DevrajAnbu

 

  1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the National Museum of Indian Cinema in Mumbai.
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Maharashtra Capital Mumbai
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis
Maharashtra Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao
  1. Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IIT-H) launched a full fledged bachelor’s programme in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology from the new academic session, a first for the country and only the third globally
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Telangana Capital Hyderabad
Telangana Chief Minister K. ChandrashekarRao
Telangana Governor E. S. L. Narasimhan
  1. The 2nd World Integrated Medicine Forum 2019 on the Regulation of Homeopathic Medical Products will be held in Goa
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Goa Capital Panaji
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar
Goa Governor Mridula Sinha
  1. Indians over 65 and under 15 can now visit Nepal and Bhutan with Aadhaar
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Nepal Capital Kathmandu
Nepal Currency Nepalese Rupee
Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari

Current Affairs: International

  1. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has launched Tokyo-based startup Star-ALE’s mini-satellite aimed to deliver the world’s first artificial meteor shower
  2. Government signs agreements for Development Assistance Loans of Rs 3420 crore withJapan-India cooperative actions(JICA)
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Japan Capital Tokyo
Japan Currency Yen
Japan President Shinzō Abe
  1. The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has announced that the Brazilian

city of Rio de Janeiro will be the World Capital of Architecture for 2020

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Brazil Capital Brasília
Brazil Currency Real
Brazil President JairBolsonaro

Current Affairs: State

1.       India’s largest startup ecosystem inaugurated in Kerala

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Kerala Capital Thiruvananthapuram
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan
Kerala Governor P. Sadasivam
  1. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath launched his government’s Rs 50,000 crore farm debt waiver scheme named ‘Jai KisanRinMuktiYojana’ in Bhopal
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Madhya Pradesh Capital Bhopal
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath
Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandibenpatel
  1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the 13-km Kollam bypass of National Highway 66 to the nation, Kollam Bypass will reduce ravel time between Alappuzha and Thiruvananthapuram
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Kerala Capital Thiruvananthapuram
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan
Kerala Governor P. Sadasivam
  1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the 9th edition of Vibrant Gujarat global investors’ summit- 2019 at Mahatma Mandir Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
Theme Shaping a new India

 

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Gujarat Capital Gandhinagar
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani
Gujarat Governor Om Prakash Kohli
  1. Uttar Pradesh becomes 3rd state to approve 10% general category quota
  2. Uttar Pradesh cabinet renames Mughalsarai tehsil as DeendayalUpadhyay
  3. Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas held in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh,
Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Theme 2019 Role of Indian Diaspora in building New India

 

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Uttar Pradesh Capital Lucknow, Allahabad (Judiciary)
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath
Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik

 

  1. Bhopal to become India’s first city to have crematorium for cows
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Madhya Pradesh Capital Bhopal, Jabalpur (Judiciary)
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath
Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel

 

  1. Gujarat government signs around 130 MoUs with investment commitments worth over Rs 56,000 crore in various sectors
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Gujarat Capital Gandhinagar
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani
Gujarat Governor Om Prakash Kohli

 

  1. Jammu and Kashmir government to provide cattle to BPL families
  2. The Jammu and Kashmir’s administration has set up a panel for implementation of saturation of toilets, drinking water and electricity in government schools in the state
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Jammu and Kashmir Capital

Jammu (Winter), Kashmir (Summer)
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister President Rule
Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik

 

  1. Himachal Pradesh has approved 10% reservation in jobs and educational institutions for economically weaker sections in the general category, becoming the fourth state to do so
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Himachal Pradesh Capital Shimla
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur
Himachal Pradesh Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki

Current Affairs: Banking and Finance

1.  ICICI Bank appointed, B Sriram, Rama Bijapurkar as independent directors

ICICI Bank Headquarters Mumbai
ICICI Bank Tagline Hum Hain Na!
ICICI Bank MD & CEO Sandeep Bakhshi
  1. The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the recapitalization of EXIM Bank, The Cabinet also approved an increase in the authorized capital of Exim Bank from Rs. 10,000 crore to Rs. 20,000 crore. The recapitalisation bonds will be on the lines issued to Public Sector Banks.
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EXIM Bank Managing Director David Rasquinha
EXIM Bank Headquarters Mumbai
  1. The Reserve Bank of India imposed a Rs. 1 crore penalty on state owned Bank of Maharashtra (BoM) for non-compliance of Know Your Customer guidelines and fraud classification norms.
Bank of Maharashtra Headquarters Pune
Bank of Maharashtra Tagline One family one bank
Bank of Maharashtra MD & CEO AS Rajeev
  1. SoftBank to acquire 40% stake in FirstCry for $400mn
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SoftBank Headquarters Minato, Tokyo, Japan
SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son
FirstCry CEO SupamMaheshwari
  1. India is likely to surpass the United Kingdom in the world’s largest economy rankings in 2019, to become world’s fifth largest economy, according to a report by global consultancy firm PwC
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PWC Headquarters London, United Kingdom
PWC Chairman Robert Moritz

Current Affairs: Appointments

Manu Sawhney ICC CEO
Mohammed Ali Qamar Women’s Boxing Team Coach
AndryRajoelina President of Madagascar

Current Affairs: Resignation

Stephen Constantine Indian football team’s head coach

Current Affairs: Committee

  1. Government has constituted a seven member Group of Ministers (GoM) to boost the real estate sector under the GST regime, Deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat Nitin Patel will be the convener of the GoM
  2. A ministerial panel headed by Maharashtra Finance Minister SudhirMungantiwar will examine uniformity of taxation on lottery under GST or other issues arising out of it.

Current Affairs: Awards and Honours

PM Narendra Modi Philip Kotler Presidential award
Chinese lawyer Yu Wensheng  Franco German human rights award
Wrestler VineshPhogat Laureus World Comeback of the Year Award
India born, Dr. Rattan Lal 2019 Japan Prize

Government conferred Gandhi Peace Prize for 2015-2018

  • 2015 – Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari won the award for rural development and education
  • 2016 – The award has been jointly given to AkshayaPatra Foundation for providing mid-day meals to children across the country and Sulabh International for its work towards emancipation of manual scavengers
  • 2017 – The award will be given to EkaiAbhiyan Trust for its contribution to education for rural and tribal children
  • 2018 – The award will be given to Nippon Foundation chairman YoheiSasakawa for his role in leprosy eradication.

 Current Affairs: Summit and Conference

1.  9th International Micro irrigation conference inaugurated in Aurangabad, the theme of the conference is “Micro Irrigation and Modern Agriculture”

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International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID)Headquarters New Delhi
  1. The Union Minister of Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu inaugurated the Global Aviation Summit 2019 in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
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Minister of Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu
Constituency Andhra Pradesh, Rajya Sabha
  1. Information and Broadcasting Secretary AmitKhare and TRAI Chairman RS Sharma inaugurated the 25th International conference and exhibition on terrestrial and satellite broadcasting, BES EXPO 2019 in New Delhi
          Theme Gen Broadcasting in the IT World
  1. Minister of State in Department of Space Dr. Jitendra Singh inaugurated UNNATI programme of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in Bengaluru

Current Affairs: Schemes and Program

  1. Minister of State in Department of Space Dr. Jitendra Singh inaugurated UNNATI programme of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in Bengaluru
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ISRO Chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan
ISRO Headquarters Bengaluru

Current Affairs: Ranking

  2018-19 2019-20
India Ratings 7.2 7.5

Current Affairs: Defence

  1. The second edition of the India-Myanmar bilateral army exercise, IMBEX 2018-19, commenced at Chandimandir Military Station, headquarters of the Western Command

Current Affairs: Sports

  1. Gurgaon’s 8-year-old Kartik Singh has won the under 8 category at the Kids’ Golf World Championship organised by US kids Golf in Malaysia, which makes him the youngest Indian to win the title
  2. Asian Cup Gold medallist ShakilAmed set up a world record in indoor rowing by completing 1,00,000 (one lakh) metres in above 40 years category
  3. The 1st National Level Sports Meet for the students of Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) was inaugurated by Shri Jaswantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabhor, Minister of State for Tribal Affairs at G.M.C Balayogi Stadium, Hyderabad
  4. Bengal’s SatyarupSidhhanta Becomes World’s Youngest Mountaineer to Climb 7 Peaks, 7 Volcano Summits
  5. Former captain Sardar Singh has been included in a 13-member Hockey India selection committee.
  6. India’s AnkitaRaina has won the International Tennis Federation’s 25,000-dollar Women’s tournament in Singapore.

Current Affairs: Obituaries

Sir Michael Atiyah British mathematician
Lenin Rajendran Malayalam filmmaker

 

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