Dear Readers, Here we have given the list of Important Weekly Current Affairs 3rd week of November 2018. Candidates those who are preparing for Upcoming IBPS PO, Clerk 2018 and other competitive exams can make use of it.
Current Affairs: Important Days
1) The International Day for Tolerance is an annual observed on – 16th November.
2) National Epilepsy Day is observed on – 17th November.
3) AYUSH Ministry observes the first Naturopathy Day on November 18th.
3) National Integration Day is observed on – 19th November.
4) United Nations Universal Children’s Day is celebrated on – 20th November.
|Theme 2018||Children are taking over and turning the world blue|
5) The World COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Day is observed every year on – 21st of November
|Theme 2018||Never too early, never too late|
6) The United Nations’ (UN) World Television Day is annually observed in many places around the world on – November 21.
7) World Fisheries day is celebrated every year on – November 21
Current Affairs: National
1) Indian Army has dedicated the Year 2018 as – The Year of the Disabled Soldier
2) The unique initiative of online professional development of 15 lakh higher education faculty is – ARPIT
3) Three weeks flagship leadership development training programme for second level academic functionaries in higher education institutions is – LEAP.
4) India Post announced the soft launch of its e-commerce portal, The full fledge operations of the service will begin – After mid-December 2018.
5) According to report by International Energy Agency (IEA) titled World Energy Outlook 2018, natural gas is expected to overtake coal as the world’s second largest energy source after oil by – 2030.
6) ‘Word of the Year 2018’ that has announced by Oxford Dictionaries said it chose the word – “toxic”.
7) Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Ease of Doing Business Grand Challenge on resolving seven identified Ease of Doing Business problems with use of cutting – Edge Technologies.
8) Organisation that has introduced India’s first sewer cleaning machine to reduce sewer deaths and put end to unsafe practice of manual scavenging is – Sulabh International.
9) State-run Airports Authority of India (AAI) has inked agreement with which organisation to develop a roadmap for modernisation of its air traffic services – US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA).
Current Affairs: International
1) Government sets up state of-the-art national data repository in Abu Dhabi
|UAE Capital||Abu Dhabi|
|PM||Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed al-Maktoum|
2) The United Nations Security Council has lift sanctions against Eritrea after nine years
3) The country that signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with CGIAR to establish an international research centre is – Denmark.
Current Affairs: State
1) Delhi Police has launched an e-learning portal that has to impart training and provide up to date information to police officers is – ‘Nipun’
|Delhi Capital||New Delhi|
2) The organisation that has constituted the ‘Himalayan State Regional Council’ to ensure sustainable development of the Indian Himalayan region is – NITI Aayog.
|Himachal Pradesh Capital||Shimla|
|CM||Jai Ram Thakur|
|Governor||Acharya Dev Vrat|
3) Shripad Naik laid the foundation stone for the All India Institute of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy at – Dhargal, North Goa
4) Punjab becomes third state in the country after Maharashtra and Gujarat to ban – Hookah Bars or Lounges.
|Governor||V P Singh Badnore|
5) India’s first Sri Vishwakarma Skill Development University will come up in – Haryana.
|CM||Manohar lal Kathar|
|Governor||Satyadev Narayan Arya|
6) The 0.7 m GROWTH-India telescope located at Indian Astronomical Observatory in – Hanle, Ladakh.
|Jammu & Kashmir Capital||Jammu & Srinagar|
|Governor||Satya Pal Malik|
7) Mahindra Electric Mobility has opened a new electric technology manufacturing hub in – Bengaluru
|Governor||Vajubai Rudubai Wala|
8) UP cabinet approves renaming of Faizabad as Ayodhya and Allahabad as – Prayagraj
9) State government that has provided free smartphones for women self help groups is – Odisha
10) State government that has signed MoU with the All India Football Federation host National team camps and also I-League side Indian Arrows is – Odisha.
11) The Odisha government launched a Biotechnology Policy 2018 at the Make in Odisha Conclave held in – Bhubaneswar.
12) Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurated 2nd Mega Food Park in – Aurangabad, Maharashtra.
|Governor||Chinamani Vidyasagar Rao|
13) Regional meeting of the World Customs Organisation has started in – Jaipur, Rajasthan.
14) The first transgender Chandramukhi Muvvala to Contest Assembly Election from – Telangana
15) India’s first specialised hospital for elephants was inaugurated by Agra Divisional Commissioner Anil Kumar in – Uttar Pradesh’s Mathura district.
16) Nari Sashaktikaran Sankalp Abhiyan (or Women Empowerment campaign) has been launched by – Uttar Pradesh
|Uttar Pradesh Capital||Lucknow|
17) West Bengal Assembly passes Bill to give land rights to enclave dwellers in – North Bengal.
|West Bengal Capital||Kolkata|
|West Bengal Chief Minister||Mamata Banerjee|
|West Bengal Governor||KeshariNathTripathi|
Current Affairs: Banking and Finance
1) IndusInd Bank launches first interactive Credit Card in India with buttons is called – Nexxt Credit Card.
2) The next governor of the Bank of Israel for 5 years is – Amir Yaron.
3) SBICAP Ventures (SVL) launched the funds for – The small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and affordable housing sectors
Current Affairs: Business
1) The company that has to implement a Transparency Policy for Buying Political Adverts ahead of Indian Elections is – Google.
Current Affairs: Appointments
|1||Siddharth Tiwari||Chief Representative for Asia and the Pacific of Bank for International Settlements (BIS)|
|2||Sanjay Mishra||New Enforcement Directorate Chief|
|3||Ashish Chowdhary||Chief Customer Operations Officer at Nokia Networks|
|4||Sanjiv Ahuja||Non-executive director Vodafone Group|
|5||Hima Das||First Youth Ambassador of UNICEF India|
|6||Dr Debabhuson Borah||Munin Barkotoki Literary Award 2018|
|7||Jayesh Sanghrajka||Infosys interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO)|
|8||Sanjay Kumar Mishra||Director of Enforcement Directorate|
|9||Jalaj Srivastava||Chairman of Inland Waterways Authority of India|
Current Affairs: Resignation
|Resigned from the CEO and MD of Ashok Leyland|
|2||Ashok Chawla||Resigned from the Yes Bank Chairman|
|3||O.P. Bhatt||Resigned from the search and selection committee of Yes Bank|
Current Affairs: Awards And Honours
|“Lifetime Achievement Award” at the 6th Indian Social Work Congress in New Delhi
|2||Lionel Messi||FIFA La Liga World Player of the Year|
|3||Ustad Amjad Ali Khan||2018 Sumitra Charat Ram Award|
|4||UASG (Universal Acceptance Steering Group)||“Universal Acceptance Thought Leader award”|
Infosys Prize 2018: 6 professors awarded for science and research
|Engineering and Computer Science||Navakanta Bhat.|
|Life Sciences||Roop Mallik|
|Mathematical Sciences||Nalini Anantharaman|
|Physical Sciences||SK Satheesh|
|Social Sciences||Sendhil Mullainathan|
Current Affairs: MOU
1) A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the partnership between Department of Biotechnology and Cancer Research UK (CRUK) for – The India-UK Cancer Research Initiative.
2) India and UK sign MoU for collaboration in – Cancer Research.
Current Affairs: Summit and Conference
|Sl.NO||Summit And Conference||Place|
|1||Global Digital Content Market (GDCM) 2018, on14th- 15thNovember 2018||New Delhi|
|2||38th India International Trade Fair (IITF) held at Pragati Maidan||New Delhi|
|3||6th Indian Social Work Congress.||New Delhi|
|4||2-day annual meeting of WEF Global Future Councils held||Dubai|
|5||2nd Start-up India Investment Seminar||Beijing|
|6||Regional meeting of World Customs Organisation||Jaipur|
|7||5-Day long India- Taiwan SME Development Forum||Taipei, Taiwan|
|8||9th edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019||Gandhinagar|
|9||26th edition of Central and State Statistical Organizations(COCSSO) Conference||Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh|
|10||Global Digital Content Market (GDCM) 2018||New Delhi|
|11||Indo-Japan Business Council’s Business Festival recently||Pune
|12||Ram Nath Kovind addresses Vietnam India business forum and Indian Community||Hanoi in Vietnam|
|13||7th International Tourism Mart from 22nd November 2018||Agartala, Tripura|
|14||14th edition of international children’s theatre festival.||New Delhi|
Current Affairs: Schemes And Program
1) Radha Mohan Singh launched the ‘Yuva Sahakar-Cooperative Enterprise Support and Innovation Scheme’ that aims for – Attracting youth to cooperative business ventures
2) New and Renewable Energy prepared a draft of new Scheme called Indian Wind Turbine Certification Scheme (IWTCS)
for – The benefit of all the stakeholders from concept to lifetime of wind turbine.
3) Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a historic support and outreach programme for – The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector.
Current Affairs Mobile App
1) Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu launched an upgraded versions of web portal called – Airsewa 2.0.
2) National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) has launched ‘NSE goBID’ and web-based platform for – Retail Investors to buy government securities (G-Secs).
Current Affairs: Ranking
1) India is 16th rank in the safest country to visit and the list is topped by – Iceland.
2) Joint military exercise between Indian and Russia EXERCISE INDRA 2018 was conducted at – Babina Military Station Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh.
Current Affairs: Defence
1) ISRO launches GSAT-29 communication satellite from – Andhra Pradesh
2) ISRO has taken its first step towards its mid-2023-planned mission to Venus
3) 2nd closest star system to our sun – appears to be a cold super-Earth is – Barnard’s Star b (GJ 699 b).
4) Indian Army has picked Russia’s Igla-S missile system as choice for its multibillion dollar contract for – Man-Portable air defence systems (MANPADS).
5) India, US Joint Special Forces Exercise 2018 named Vajra Prahar commenced at Mahajan Field Firing Range (MFFR), – Bikaner in Rajasthan
Current Affairs: Sports
1) The Women’s World Boxing Championships begins in Delhi.
2) 2018 Fed Cup Trophy is won by – Czech Republic
3) Australia all-rounder who announced his retirement from all forms of cricket due to a lung disease is – John Hastings.
4) India’s top junior shuttler Lakshya Sen (17) won bronze medal at Li Ning BWF World Junior Badminton Championships 2018 held at – Markham, Canada
Current Affairs: Obituaries
|Chitta Jena||Odia singer|
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