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

Dear Readers, Here we have given the list of Important Weekly Current Affairs 3rdweek of March 2019. Candidates those who are preparing for Upcoming Bank Exams and other competitive exams can make use of it.

Current Affairs: Important Days

Date Important days Theme
March 15 World Consumer Rights Day ‘Trusted Smart Products’
March 15 World Sleep Day Healthy Sleep, Healthy Aging
March 16 National Immunization Day
March 18 National Ordnance Factories Day
March 18 Global Recycling Day Recycling Into The Future
March 20 International Day of Happiness Happier Together
March 20 World Sparrow Day
  March 21 World Forestry Day Learn To Love Forests!
  March 21 World Down Syndrome Day Leave No One Behind
March 21 World Poetry Day

Current Affairs: National

  1. India and Pakistan have agreed to work on operationalizing the Kartapur corridor.
  2. 12 States in India have banned Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS)
  3. GI Registry has granted the Geographical Indication (GI) tag to Coorg Arabica Coffee
  4. Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated FINE 2019, the Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, in Gandhinagar, Gujarat

Current Affairs: International

1. Tropical Cyclone Idai hits Mozambique

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Mozambique Capital Maputo
Mozambique Currency Mozambican metical
Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi

2. Kazakhstan renames capital Astana as Nursultan after ex-President

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Kazakhstan Capital Astana
Kazakhstan Currency Kazakhstani tenge
Kazakhstan Prime Minister Askar Mamin

Current Affairs: State

1.Assam launched ‘i-help’ initiative to promote digital electoral literacy

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Assam Capital Dispur
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal
Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi

  1. Department of Post has released Special Stamp on Ice Stupa (Artificial Glacier) in Leh, Jammu and Kashmir.
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Jammu & Kashmir Capital Jammu & Srinagar
Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Vacant
Jammu & Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik

Current Affairs: Banking and Finance

  1. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has re-categorised IDBI Bank as a private sector lender
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IDBI Headquarters Mumbai
IDBI Tagline Banking For All
IDBI CEO Rakesh Sharma

 

  1. RBI identifies SBI, ICICI and HDFC Bank as Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs)
  2. RBI to infuse long term liquidity worth $5 billion into the system through Foreign Exchange swap arrangement with banks for 3 years

4.RBI to reform Ways And Means Advance system for states

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RBI Headquarters Mumbai
RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das
RBI Deputy Governor BP Kanungo, N S Vishwanathan, Viral Acharya and Mahesh Kumar Jain
  1. Paytm Payments Bank launches mobile banking app for its bank’s customers to provide wide range of banking services
  2. State-owned Bank of India (BoI) has raised Rs. 660.80 crore by issuing shares to employees under Employee Share Purchase Scheme (ESPS).
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Bank of India Headquarters Mumbai
Bank of India Tagline Relationship Beyond Banking
Bank of India CEO Dinabandhu Mohapatra

7. Karur Vysya Bank raises Rs. 487 crore through private placement of Tier II bonds

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Karur Vysya Bank Headquarters Karur, Tamil Nadu
Karur Vysya Bank  MD & CEO P. R. Seshadri
Karur Vysya Bank  Tagline Smart Way to Bank
  1. SBI has launched the YONO Cash service for its customers which will allow them to withdraw cash from ATMs without their debit cards
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State Bank of India Headquarters Mumbai
State Bank of India Tagline Banker to every Indian
State Bank of India CEO Rajinish Kumar

 

  1. Bandhan Bank gets RBI approval for acquisition of Gruh Finance
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Bandhan Bank Headquarters Kolkata
Bandhan Bank Tagline Aapka Bhala Sabki Bhalai
Bandhan Bank CEO Chandra Sekar Ghosh

10.   Metropolitan Clearing Corporation of India Ltd (MCCIL) recognised as a Third-Country Central Counterparty (TC – CCP) by Bank of England

  1. ICICI Lombard has partners with Mobikwik for Cyber Insurance Cover

Current Affairs: Business

  1. Hyundai Motor Group and Kia Motors Corporation to invest 300 million dollars in Ola
  2. Tata Communications partners with China Telecom for Internet of Things (IoT) service

Current Affairs: Appointments

M R Kumar Chairman of  LIC
T C Suseel Kumar Zonal Manager (in-charge), LIC South Central Zone
Vipin Anand Zonal Manager (in-charge), Western Zone
P S Narasimha Mediator to BCCI
Anurag Bhushan High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Malawi
Padmaja High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Fiji
Santosh Jha Ambassador of India to republic of Uzbekistan
KVS Manian and Gaurang Shah Kotak Mahindra Bank board directors
Former SC Judge Justice PC Ghose India’s first Lokpal
BJP leader Pramod Sawant Chief Minister of Goa
Gauri Sawant First transgender election ambassador
Shailendra Handa ECI – Special Expenditure Observers for Maharashtra
Madhu Mahajan ECI – Special Expenditure Observers for Tamil Nadu

 

Current Affairs: Resignation

 

Rahul Bajaj Bajaj Finserv chairman
Nursultan Nazarbayev Kazakhstan President

Current Affairs: Awards and Honours

Padmanaban Gopalan Commonwealth Youth Award
Kent RO Systems Pvt. Ltd Best Domestic Water Purifier Award 2018-19
Swati Shingade DD Mahila Kisan Award 
Sociologist and political psychoanalyst Ashis Nandy Hans Kilian Award 2019
Brazilian physicist  Marcelo Gleiser Templeton Prize 2019
Hindi writer Leeladhar Jagudi Vyas Samman 2018

 

  1. The World Economic Forum has recognized six Indians in its 2019 list of the Forum of Young Global Leaders under the age of 40
  • Nara Lokesh – Andhra Pradesh IT minister
  • Poonam Mahajan – BJP MP
  • Manu Kumar Jain – Xiaomi India head
  • Phanindra Sama – Telangana government’s Chief Innovation Officer
  • Piyush Tewari – Founder of SaveLife Foundation
  • Sucharita Mukherjee – Kaleidofin’s co-Founder
  1. Journalist and writer Raghu Karnad won the prestigious award for his debut book ‘The Farthest Field: An Indian Story of the Second World War’ in the non-fiction category
  2. An American professor Karen Uhlenbeck has become the first woman to win the Abel Prize for her work in the fields of gauge theory and geometric analysis

Current Affairs: Summit and Conference

1. 3rd edition of Namaste Thailand festival held in New Delhi

2. First BRICS Sherpa meeting under Presidency of Brazil held in Curitiba, Brazil

Current Affairs: Ranking

  1. India was ranked 16th in the world in terms of highest number of impacted species in biodiversity-rich zones (hotspots)
  2. Vienna to top spot in List of Most Liveable Cities for 10th consecutive year

3. Climate Vulnerability Index Assam topped the chart

  1. Tata, Reliance and Airtel emerged as the top three Indian brands of 2019 published by Interbrand

5. Mukesh Ambani tops Forbes’s The World’s Richest Sports Team Owners 2019 ranking

  1. According to the latest Economist survey report, Bengaluru (129th rank) has the lowest cost of living among the 133 cities
  2. Spice Jet becomes first Indian low- cost airline to join IATA

Current Affairs: Schemes and Programme

  1. Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant will head the National Mission on Transformative Mobility and Battery Storage
  2. Aviva Life Insurance launched Wings program to empower women at the workplace

Current Affairs: MoU

  1. PFC to lend 30,000 crore to Telangana for irrigation schemes
  2. FeFA Girls Inititiative – a new collaborative project with ICRISAT partnered with Telangana government
  3. IIT Roorkee collaborates with ISRO to set up Space Technology Cell
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ISRO Headquarters Bengaluru
Chairman K Shivan

 

  1. India and Afghanistan signed a MoU on digital education initiatives
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Afghanistan Capital Kabul
Afghanistan Currency Afghani
Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani

 

  1. Maldives has signed an agreement with India’s EXIM Bank for line of credit (LOC) of 800 million US dollars to finance infrastructure projects
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Maldives Capital Malé
Maldives Currency Rufiyaa
Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih
  1. Ola signs MoU with Telangana government to implement smart traffic solutions in Hyderabad
  2. IBBI signs memorandum of understanding (MoU) with SEBI for better implementation of IBC
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IBBI Headquarters New Delhi
IBBI Chairman M S Sahoo
SEBI  Headquarters Mumbai
SEBI Chairman Ajay Tyagi

 

  1. WhatsApp partners with NASSCOM to Impart Digital Literacy

9. SBI inks pact with Bank of China for business opportunities

Bank of China Headquarters Beijing, China
Bank of China Chairman Chen Siqing

10.  Export-Import Bank of India Bank gives $83 mn line of credit to Congo

Current Affairs: Defence

  1. DRDO Successfully tested Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile’ (MPATGM)
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DRDO Headquarters New Delhi
Chairman Satheesh Reddy

 

  1. Indo-Bangladesh joint military exercise Sampriti – 2019 held in Tangail, Bangladesh

3.India – Africa Joint Field Training Exercise AFINDEX-19 to be held in Pune

  1. ‘Vijit’ becomes the first Indian Coast Guard ship to visit Indonesia
  2. SCO members to hold joint anti-terrorism exercise ‘Sary-Arka-Antiterror 2019’
  3. 33rd edition of the India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (IND-INDO CORPAT) will be held from 19th March to 4th April 2019
  4. Indo-Sri Lanka joint Exercise Mitra shakti-VI to be held in Sri Lanka

Current Affairs: Science and Technology

  1. IIT KGP is getting India’s first-of-its-kind supercomputer
  2. IBM creates Blockchain-based global payment network
  3. Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) has launched smart garbage bins made of stainless steel.
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Steel Authority of India Limited Headquarters New Delhi
Steel Authority of India Limited CEO Anil Kumar Chaudhary

Current Affairs: Mobile Application and Portal

  1. Election Commission introduced ‘Observer App’ for observers to submit reports
  2. Mobile Application ‘Conquer Exam, Be a Warrior launched to reduce the exam pressure for the student

3. Xiaomi launched Mi Pay wallet in India with ICICI Bank

Current Affairs: Sports

1. GoDaddy partners with ICC as official sponsor for Cricket World Cup 2019

  1. Karnataka defeated Maharashtra to win their maiden Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore
  2. India will host the Under-17 Women’s Football World Cup in 2020
  3. South African all-rounder JP Duminy announced that he would retire from ODIs after the ICC World Cup in England
  4. Kamalpreet Kaur wins gold medal in the women’s discus throw event.
  5. K T Irfan becomes first Indian athlete to qualify for Tokyo Olympics

7. India’s B Sai Praneeth Finished with silver at Swiss Open

  1. Finland’s Valtteri Bottas wins Australian Grand Prix
  2. Diksha Dagar becomes second Indian to win Ladies European Tour title

10. Indian Tennis player Prajnesh Gunneswaran rises to career-best 84th position

  1. Bengaluru FC clinched their maiden Indian Super League title
  2. Indian shuttlers Lakshya Sen and Riya Mookerjee broke into the top-100 among Men’s and Women’s singles players in the latest World Badminton Rankings
  3. India secures second position in the medal tally in Asian Youth Athletics Championships

14.   India loses hosting rights for the Junior Asian Championship 2019

  1. Abu Dhabi to host T10 League for next five years

 YONEX Swiss Open 2019 badminton tournament

  • TheYONEX Swiss Open 2019 badminton tournament was held at St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland from 12 to 17 March 2019.
Event Category Winner Runner Up
Men’s Single Shi Yuqi (China) Sai Praneeth (India)
Women’s Single Chen Yufei (China) Saena Kawakami (Japan)
Men’s Double Lee Yang and Wang Chi-lin (Taiwan) Fajar Alfian and
Muhammad Rian Ardianto (Indonesia)
Women’s Double Nami Matsuyama and Chiharu Shida (Japan) Chang Ye-na and Jung Kyung-eun (South Korea)
Mixed Double Mathias Bay-Smidt and Rikke Soby Hansen (Denmark) Rinov Rivaldy and Pitha Haningtyas Mentari (Indonesia)

 

Indian Wells Masters Tennis tournament winners complete list

  • TheIndian Wells Masters Tennis tournament held in California United States has come to an end. The list of winners is given below. Indian Wells Masters Tennis tournament is also known by the name BNP Paribas Open.
Event Category Winner Runner Up
Men’s Singles Dominic Thiem (Austria) Roger Federer (Switzerland)
Women’s singles Bianca Andreescu (Canada) Angelique Kerber (Germany)
Men’s Doubles Nikola Mektic
Horacio Zeballos
Lukasz Kubot
Marcelo Melo
Women’s Doubles Elise Mertens
Aryna Sabalenka
Barbora Krejcikova
Katerina Siniakova

 

Current Affairs: Books

Books Author
Indian Fiscal Federalism Dr. Y.V. Reddy and G.R. Reddy

 

Current Affairs: Obituaries

Person Field
Maate Mahadevi First woman Lingayat ‘jagadguru’
Y.S. Vivekananda Reddy Andhra Pradesh state Minister
WS Merwin Pulitzer Prize winner and former US poet
Darryl D’Monte Senior journalist and environmental activist
Manohar Parrikar Goa Chief Minister
Chinmoy Roy Veteran Bengali Actor
Alan Krueger Former White House economist
S B Sinha Former SC Judge Justice

 

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