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Dear Readers, Here we have given the list of Important Weekly Current Affairs 3rd Week of September 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 September 2018

1) National Hindi Divas is observed every year on – 14 September

2) September 15 is also celebrated as the – National Engineer’s Day

3) India’s first underwater robotic drone handed over to – NPOL

4) Power Ministry launches Chiller Star Labelling Program on energy efficiency in – chillers

5) Erratic monsoon rainfall in India partly due to Air Pollution

6)  India’s first indigenous anti-nuclear medical kit is developed by – INMAS

7) First Tribal Circuit Project under Swadesh Darshan Scheme inaugurated in – Chhattisgarh

8) Uttarakhand ranked best among states in – PMGSY

9) World no 1 Airport in 5-15 Million Passengers Per Annum category – Hyderabad International Airport

10) G20 Trade And Investment Ministerial Meeting Held In – Argentina

11) Rank of India in UN’s human development index – 130.

12) Indian Coast Guard commissions indigenously built patrol vessel – Vijaya

13) India’s 102-year-old Chandigarh-based female athlete wins gold medal at World Masters – Man Kaur

14) World Ozone Day observed on – September 16

15) DEPwD organized National Conference of District Disability Rehabilitation Centres for – Divyangans

16) Which state and Centre sign MoU on implementing Ayushman-Bharat with state run CMCHIS – Tamil Nadu.

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Tamil Nadu Capital Chennai
CM E. Palanisamy
Governor Banwarilal Purohit

17) Swachh Dhara programme for clean water flagged off in – Amaravathi

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Andhra Pradesh Capital Hyderabad, Amaravathi
CM Chandrababu Naidu
Governor ESL Narashiman

18) First ever dedicated dog park was constructed in – Hyderabad

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Telangana Capital Hyderabad
CM Chandrasekhar Rao
Governor ESL Narashiman

19) Festival of Nuakhai celebrated in – Odisha.

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Orissa Capital Bhubaneswar
CM Naveen Patnaik
Governor Ganeshi Lal

20) UBI Bank quit its Antwerp diamond hub in – Belgium

21) NABARD approves Rs 65,634.93 crore loan for 93 irrigation projects under – PMKSY

22) Iraq replaces Saudi as top oil supplier to India in – August

23) Mahindra & Mahindra to become a carbon neutral company by – 2040

24) Moutaz Mousa Abdallah becomes new PM of – Sudan’s.

25) Sawai Singh Shekhawat to be honoured with – Meera Puruskar

26) Rank of India in family-owned businesses is – Third

27) SpaceX to send tourists around the – Moon

28) Super over introduced for the 1st time ever in – Asia Cup

29) Who won gold in Silesian Open boxing tournament – Mary Kom.

30) SAFF Cup won by – Maldives

31) Hangzhou going to host Asian Para Games in – 2022.

32) September 18 is – World Bamboo Day.

33) ISRO inaugurates S–Band Polarimetry Doppler Weather Radar at – Sriharikota spaceport.

34) Mt Everest Friendship Exercise: Nepal and China conducts second joint military exercise in – Sichuan province.

35) Pacific Asia Travel Association gold awards won by – Kerala Tourism.

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Kerala Capital Thiruvananthapuram
CM Pinarayi Vijayan
Governor P. Sadasivam

36) Prashant Kumar appointed as CFO of – SBI.

37) Centre to merge – Bank of Baroda, Vijaya Bank, Dena Bank.

38) Reserve Bank to purchase government securities worth Rs 10,000 crore on – September 19.

39) Hindi implementation award Rajbhasha Kirti is won by – Punjab National Bank

40) Jaipur Literature Festival Begins In – Houston.

41) Ran of India in gender inequality index (GII) – 127

42) ISRO launches two satellites NovaSAR and S1-4 using – PSLV-C42.

43) Yudh Abhyas 2018: India, US joint military exercise held in – Chaubattia, Uttarakhand.

44) DRDO successfully tests low-weight indigenously developed man-portable anti-tank guided missile – MPATGM.

45) Former Odisha minister Dolagobinda Pradhan passes away.

46) Rajnath Singh inaugurated hi-tech smart fencing under – CIBMS

47) Bangladesh govt approved India to use the – Chittagong and Mongla seaports.

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Bangladesh Capital Dhaka
Currency Taka
President Abdul Hamid

48) World’s first hydrogen powered train – Germany.

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Germany Capital Berlin
Currency Euro
PM Angela Merkel

49) First-ever ‘dial-FIR’ scheme is launched in – Uttar Pradesh.

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Uttar Pradesh Capital Lucknow
CM Yogi Adithiyanath
Governor Ram Naik

50) Kent RO to set up its second manufacturing plant at – Noida

51) Prime Minister Narendra Modi to launch projects worth over 500 crore rupees in – Varanasi.

52) ISRO launched a space technology incubation centre in Tripura capital – Agartala

53) India gets first ever gender-neutral hostel in – Mumbai’s TISS

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Maharashtra Capital Mumbai
CM Devendra Fadnavis
Governor Chinamani Vidyasagar Rao

54) PayU India Gets RBI Approval To Operate Its Own – NBFC

55) No Withholding Tax On Interest Payment Of – Masala Bonds

56) WEF reports revealed machines will take over human work by – 2025

57) Brookfield to buy Ambani’s Reliance gas pipeline for – Rs 14,000 crore

58) Iconic Time Magazine Sold for – $190 Million in Cash

59) Infosys Acquires Finnish Company ‘Fluido’ For Rs 545 Crore

60) Cisco Signs Agreements With – NITI Aayog And BSNL

61) New chief of Atomic Energy Commission is – K N Vyas.

62) Emmy Awards 2018 Announced: Complete List Of Winners

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Category Winner
1. Best Comedy The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
2. Best Drama Game of Thrones
3. Best Actress, Comedy Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
4. Best Actor, Comedy Bill Hader, “Barry”
5. Best Actress, Drama Claire Foy, “The Crown”
6. Best Actor, Drama Matthew Rhys, “The Americans”
7. Best Actress, Limited Series or TV Movie Regina King, “Seven Seconds”
8. Best Actor, Limited Series or TV Movie Darren Criss, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
9. Writing for a Comedy Series Amy Sherman-Palladino, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (“Pilot”)
10. Writing for a Drama Series Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg, “The Americans” (“Start”)
11. Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama William Bridges and Charlie Brooker, “Black Mirror: USS Callister”
12. Directing for a Comedy Series Amy Sherman-Palladino, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (“Pilot”)
13. Directing for a Drama Series Stephen Daldry, “The Crown” (“Paterfamilias”)
14. Directing for a Limited Series Ryan Murphy, “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”

63) India, Malta sign three MoUs in – Maritime Cooperation, Tourism and Training

64) India, Germany sign pact to boost – Vocational education, training

65) Piyush Goyal inaugurates the first ever India tourism Mart 2018 in – New Delhi.

66) Rank of India in Family-Owned Business List – Three.

67) Virat Kohli, Mirabai Chanu recommended for – 2018 Khel Ratna Award

68) First Indian woman IAS officer, passed away – Anna Rajam Malhotra.

69) First country in world to develop document on cooling action plan – India.

70) India’s first ‘smart fence’ pilot project inaugurated along – Indo-Pak border

71) President Launches Logo, Web Portal for – Mahatma’s Birth Anniversary

72) India committed to become $5 tn economy by – 2025.

73) AAI to develop project report for – Sri Lanka’s Palaly airport

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Srilanka Capital Colombo, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
Currency Rupee
President Ranil Wickremesinghe

74) Maharashtra Government to set up new – Cyber University

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Maharashtra Capital Mumbai
CM Devendra Fadnavis
Governor Chinamani Vidyasagar Rao

75) World Bank to lend $74 mn for workforce training in – Uttarakhand

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Uttarakhand Capital Dehradun
CM Trivendra Singh Rawat
Governor Baby Rani Maurya

76) Odisha CM launches star-rating system for industries to reduce – Air Pollution

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Orissa Capital Bhubaneswar
CM Naveen Patnaik
Governor Ganeshi Lal

77) Salman Inaugurates Special Children’s Centre Umang In – Jaipur

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Rajasthan Capital Jaipur
CM Vasundra Raje
Governor Kalyan Singh

78) Interest Rates on PPF, NSC, Other Small Savings Schemes Raised

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Instrument Rate of interest
(01.07.2018 to 30.09.2018)
Rate of interest
(01.10.2018 to 31.12.2018)
Compounding frequency
1. Savings Deposit 4.0 4.0 Annually
2. 1 Year Time Deposit 6.6 6.9 Quarterly
3. 2 Year Time Deposit 6.7 7.0 Quarterly
4. 3 Year Time Deposit 6.9 7.2 Quarterly
5. 5 Year Time Deposit 7.4 7.8 Quarterly
6. 5 Year Recurring Deposit 6.9 7.3 Quarterly
7. 5 Year Senior Citizen Savings Scheme 8.3 8.7 Quarterly and paid
8. 5 Year Monthly Income Account 7.3 7.7 Monthly and paid
9. 5 Year National Savings Certificate 7.6 8.0 Annually
10. Public Provident Fund Scheme 7.6 8.0 Annually
11. Kisan Vikas Patra 7.3 (will mature in 118 months) 7.7 (will mature in 112 months) Annually
12. Sukanya Samriddhi Account Scheme 8.1 8.5 Annually

79) Government Appoints New MD & CEOs At 10 PSBs:

80) Brand ambassadors of Skill India Campaign are – Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma

81) Delhi airport gets top honour at ASQ Awards 2017

82) 7th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism held in – Seoul

83) Sundeep Misra to write a book on sprinter Dutee Chand – Story So Far

84) Website, helpline number launched for prospective beneficiaries of – Ayushman Bharat

85) DAC approves procurement of upgraded – Akash missile system

86) Exercise Aviaindra-18 Commences at – Lipetsk (Russia).

87) UGC asks universities to celebrate ‘Surgical Strike Day’ on – September 29

88) Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on – 21 September.

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Theme The Right to Peace – The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70

89) Health Ministry launches sputum sample transportation through – Department of Post

90) Monthly e-Newsletter of MSME Ministry launched – MSME Insider

91) Sex offenders’ registry launched with – 4.4 lakh entries

92) The World Anti-Doping Agency lifts ban on – Russia

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Russia Capital Moscow
Currency Rubble
President Vladimir Putin

93) Australia to host major cultural festival in – India

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Australia Capital Canberra
Currency Dollar
PM Scott Morrison

94) Pakistan invites Saudi Arabia to be third partner in – CPEC

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Pakistan’s Capital Islamabad
Currency Rupee
PM Imran Khan

95) Punjab government to launch programme to curb – Oral Cancer

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Punjab Capital Chandigarh
CM Amarinder Singh
Governor V P Singh Badnore

96) Haryana to be made stray cattle-free by – January 26

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Haryana Capital Chandigarh
CM Manohar lal Kathar
Governor Satyadev Narayan Arya

97) Bengaluru tops among Asian cities for technology enterprises

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Karnataka Capital Bangalore
CM Kumarasamy
Governor Vajubai Rudubai Wala

98) For insurance products sale India Post Payments Bank tie up with – Bajaj Allianz

99) Vodafone to introduce 1,000 5G sites by – 2020

100) New Independent director on board of Air India – D Purandeswari

110) Tajinder Mukherjee designated as CMD of – NICL

111) 7th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism held in – Seoul

112) Employee’s State Insurance rolls out – Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojna

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