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

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

Important Weekly Current Affairs 3rd Week of May 2018

1) The International Day of Families is observed on the – 15th of May.

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Theme ‘Families and inclusive societies’.

2) Modi gave independent charge of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry (I&B) to Rajyavardhan Rathore Modi has assigned the vital Ministry of Finance to Railways Minister Piyush Goyal, who will be at the helm of the – Ministry of Finance.

3) Central assistance to Assam, HP, Sikkim, and Raj and UT of Lakshadweep for – Affected by floods during 2017-18

4) The states of Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana and Uttarakhand agreed to implement the ambitious – National Health Protection Mission.

5) China approves $1 bn loans for – Sri Lanka expressway.

6) UNDP to set up skill development center in – Hyderabad.

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Telangana Capital Hyderabad
CM Chandrashekar Rao
Governor ESL Narashimman

7) According to Fitch India’s economic growth in 2019 to accelerate at – 7.3%.

8) RBI bars Allahabad Bank from giving – Fresh Loans.

9) Paytm Introduces – Automatic Recurring Payments.

10) Fino Payments Bank Launched – Digital Suite.

11) DoT approves Bharti Airtel and – Telenor India merger.

12) BIMSTEC Working Group on Customs Cooperation held in – New Delhi.

13) Nepal to host 2018 – BIMSTEC summit.

14) President Kovind Inaugurates – Global Exhibition On Services- 2018.

15) WHO Launches ‘REPLACE’ To Eliminate Trans Fat In Foods By – 2023.

16) Lata Mangeshkar honored with the – Swara Mauli title.

17) Book “Across the Bench – Insight into the Indian Military Judicial System” launched, The book has been authored by – Lt Gen Gyan Bhushan.

18) France’s player of the year is awarded to – Neymar.

19) The South African Indian community is mourning the demise of musician and singer – Ramesh Hassan.

20) Malayalam actor ‘Kalasala’ Babu dead.

21) Odia actress Anita Das passes away.

22) Antyodaya train between Jalandhar-Darbhanga from – May 20.

23) Railways to install ‘panic button’ in trains for – Women Safety.

24) IIM-Ahmadabad Launches – Bharat Inclusive Initiative.

25) First all-woman Post Office Passport Seva Kendra starts operations in – Phagwara, Punjab.

26) NGT raps Ganga Mission for – Non-Compliance.

27) Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said that the Aadhaar card is not mandatory for central government employees to get their – Pension.

28) NALCO inks MoU with Government of India for – FY 2018-19.

29) 1st Essential Diagnostics List was published by – WHO.

30) Odisha CM Naveen to inaugurate Gurupriya Bridge in – June.

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Orissa Capital Bhubaneswar
CM Naveen Patnaik
Governor Satya Pal Malik

31) YES Bank launches Agenda 25×25 to for – Budding Women Entrepreneurs.

32) State-run lender Allahabad Bank has decided to relieve its managing director and chief executive officer – Usha Ananthasubramanian.

33) Tata Steel, whose bid for debt-ridden Bhushan Steel was approved by the – NCLT.

34) MS Dhoni is brand ambassador of – Netmeds.

35) Shashank Manohar to remain – ICC Chairman.

36) Ambika Sharma to head – USIBC India office.

37) Rohatgi joins – Lokpal selection panel.

38) India Released Grant Of NRs 18.07 Crore To Nepal For – River Training.

39) Sulabh International founder awarded – Nikkei Asia Prize.

40) According to Mercom rank of India in the largest solar market in world is – 3rd.

41) In an effort to popularise women’s cricket, the BCCI has organised an exhibition women’s T20 ahead of Qualifier I at the Wankhede Stadium on – May 22.

42) Gopal Subramaniam calls for five-member selection committees in the matter of the implementation of the – Justice Lodha Committee Reforms.

43) Neymar has been confirmed in a – Brazil.

44) Popular Tamil novelist Balakumaran passes away.

45) Eminent physicist Sudarshan passes away.

46) ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in Antalya, Turkey, decided to celebrate both events on 17 May as – World Telecommunication and Information Society Day.

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Theme “Enabling the positive use of Artificial Intelligence for All”

47) Every year World Hypertension Day (WHD) is celebrated in – 17 May.

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Theme “Know Your Numbers with a goal of increasing high blood pressure (BP) awareness in all populations around the world”.

48) International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is observed on – May 17.

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Theme “Alliances for Solidarity”

49) Govt to link 200 more mandis to – E-NAM.

50) The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) launched full-fledged – Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP).

51) Atal Pension Yojana’s subscriber base crosses – 1 cr mark.

52) Palestine recalls envoys from four – EU nations.

53)  ‘One Bar, One Vote’ rule in – Odisha.

54) TTD fixes retirement age for priests at – 65.

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Andra Pradesh Capital Amaravathy
CM Chandra Babu Naidu
Governor ESL Narashimman

55) Infosys sets up blockchain-based trade finance network with – Seven Banks.

56) Susheela Jayapal Becomes 1st – South Asian To Be Elected In Oregon.

57) 4th meeting of SAWEN held in – Kolkata, India.

58) Indian Army flags of – Women Officers’ Mountaineering Expedition.

59) Integrated Centre for Crisis Management for – CBRN emergencies at BARC.

60) Anindita Honoured With – Jayadev Rashtriya Yuva Puraskar Award.

61) Indore, India’s Cleanest City In – Swachh Survekshan-2018.

62) Lewis Hamilton Wins – Spanish Grand Prix.

63) Govind Lal Vora passes away.

64) World AIDS Vaccine Day, also known as HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, is observed annually on – May 18.

65) International Museum Day is an international day a celebration that held every year on or around – 18 May.

66) Class X certificates for – ‘Gurukul’ Students.

67) Air India could pay up $8.8 mn to – Passengers.

68) Suresh Prabhu launches IP mascot – IP Nani.

69) First International Rail Coach Expo held in Chennai.

70) Cabinet Approves Micro Irrigation Fund under – NABARD.

71) Cabinet Approves enhancement of budget for Network for – Spectrum Project.

72) Cabinet Approves setting up of Central University in – Andhra Pradesh.

73) Cabinet Approves setting up of new AIIMS in – Deoghar, Jharkhand.

74) Cabinet Approves strengthening commercial disputes resolution mechanism of – CPSEs.

75) Cabinet Approves establishment of National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation at – Bhopal.

76) Haryana hikes incentive for – Inter­caste Marriage.

77) India’s first solar powered railway station opened in – Guwahati

78) RBI has directed private sector lender Dhanlaxmi Bank to keep the appointment of a – Non-Independent Director.

79) BSE becomes first Indian stock exchange to get – US SEC’s DOSM recognition.

80) Uttam Pacharne appointed regular Chairman of – Lalit Kala Akademi.

81) ‘Raaya’ becomes India’s official entry for – Cannes.

82) Women’s T20 squads for the women’s T20 challenge at Wankhede Stadium on – May 22.

83) The Ministries of Civil Aviation and Tourism will jointly develop a strategy to improve air connectivity to popular tourist destinations, like the temples of – Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh and cave monuments of Ajanta and Ellora in Maharashtra.

84) IISER develops device to detect and remove – Arsenic from Water

85) 20 Indian companies selected for expansion in – London

86) HP govt sanctions Rs 25 cr for renovating – Bantony Castle

87) Walmart seeks CCI nod for – Flipkart buy

88) RBI tweaks norms for setting up of – IFSC Banking Units

89) According to UN WESP India’s economy in 2018-19 to grow at – 7.6%.

90) Anil Kumar Jha to head Coal India Ltd. as – CMD

91) Yudhvir Singh Malik given additional charge of the post of – NHAI

92) Physical and Social Infrastructure for Regional Development’ Conference held in – Guwahati

93) Sridevi honoured at – Cannes Film festival

94) First Para-National Games to be held in – Bengaluru.

96) The Anti Terrorism Day is observed on – 21 May every year

97) If a proposal from the Railways is approved, October 2 will not only be celebrated as Rashtriya Swachhta Diwas but also as ‘Vegetarian Day’ as a mark of respect to – Mahatma Gandhi.

98) The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Kanpur set up India’s first Centre for Energy Regulation (CER) with the help of – Govt of United Kingdom.

99) The Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology (CSTT) adopted the word ‘AYUSH’ in Hindi and English languages for – Scientific and Technical purposes.

100) EESL distributes over – 30 crore LED bulbs across the country.

101) Russia unveiled world’s first floating nuclear power station at  – Port city of Murmansk.

102) At the age of 16, Shivangi Pathak has become the India’s youngest women to scale Mt Everest from – Nepal side.

103) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated 300 MW Kishanganga Hydroelectric Project in – Bandipora District of Jammu & Kashmir.

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Jammu & Kashmir Capital Srinagar ( Summer )

Jammu (Winter)

CM Mehbooba Mufti
Governor Narinder Nath Vohra

104) Haryana Govt to launch – ‘Chatra Parivahan Suraksha Yojana’.

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Haryana Capital Chandigarh
CM Manohar Lal Khattar
Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki

105) Certified Furniture introduced by – Flipkart.

107) Firoz Bakht Ahmed nominated as new Chancellor of – MANUU.

108) Himanta Biswa Sarma elected as Vice-President of – BAC.

109) 2018 BRICS Ministerial on Environment at – Durban, South Africa.

110) Venture Capital Symposium 2018 held in – New Delhi.

111) Emergency Summit of OIC held in – Istanbul.

112) Amitabh Bachchan honoured by – European Union.

113) Eighth Italian Open title won by – Rafael Nadal.

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