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Important Weekly Current Affairs 1st Week of August 2018

1) World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from – 1 to 7 August.

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Theme Breastfeeding: Foundation of Life.

2) The IT ministry launched a desktop software e-Aksharayan to enable editing of text printed on scanned documents and it can be downloaded for – Free

3) Union Government has imposed safeguard duty of 25% on import of solar cells (whether or not assembled in modules or panels) from – China and Malaysia.

4) The United States has eased export controls for high-technology product sales to India by elevating its status to – Strategic Trade Authorisation-1 (STA-1) country.

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US Capital Washington DC
Currency Dollar
President Donald Trump

5) American and Spanish Scientists have discovered a new shape called – ‘scutoid’

6) Invest India and the UAE Minister for Artificial Intelligence (AI) signed an MoU for India – UAE Artificial Intelligence Bridge in – New Delhi.

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UAE Capital Abu Dhabi
Currency Dirham
PM Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

7) China has successfully launched an optical remote sensing satellite – Gaofen-11

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China Capital Beijing
Currency Renminbi, Yuan
President Xi Jinping

8) The state government that will set up of a state-of-the-art B-Hub is – Telangana.

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Telangana Capital Hyderabad
CM Chandrasekhar Rao
Governor ESL Narashiman

9) Rajasthan Government signed an MoU with a private trust Sohanlalji Buladeviji Ojha Gaushala Samiti to build its first ‘Cow Sanctuary’, a shelter for – 10000 cows

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Rajasthan Capital Jaipur
CM Vasundra Raje
Governor Kalyan Singh

10) Rajasthan became first state in the country to implement National Policy on Biofuels

11) India’s Monetary Policy Committee decided to raise the benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points at its meeting. The committee voted 5-1 to hike the repo rate from 6.25 percent to 6.5 percent. Committee member Ravindra Dholakia voted against the resolution.

Highlights of MPC meeting:

  • MPC hikes repo rate by 25bps to 6.5%
  • MPC hikes reverse repo rate by 25 bps to 6.25%
  • MPC maintains ‘Neutral’ stance on policy
  • MPC voted 5-1 in favor of a rate hike
  • CPI inflation seen at 4.6% in Q2, 4.8% in H2 FY19, 5% in Q1 FY20
  • GDP growth forecast retained at 7.4% for FY19

12) Paytm Payments Bank has stopped enrolment of new customers on its platform following observations made by the – Reserve Bank of India

13) India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) is expected to go live with 650 branches in addition to 3,250 access points co-located at post offices in – August

14) Finland’s Nokia will supply T-Mobile, the third biggest U.S. mobile carrier, with $3.5 billion in next-generation 5G network gear, marking the world’s biggest – 5G deal

15) The Congress announced that 24th Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award will be given to former West Bengal Governor – Gopalkrishna Gandhi

16) National Health Agency (NHA) under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the apex body for the implementation of – Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM).

17) Unified Commanders’ Conference (UCC) for the year 2018 has started at – New Delhi

18) The 11th World Hindi Conference or Vishwa Hindi Sammellan will be held at – Mauritius’ Port Louis.

19) Common Service Center (CSC) and National Health Accounts (NHA) signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to implement – The Ayushman Bharat scheme

20) Actress Kangana Ranaut and Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh launched a smartphone distribution scheme called – ‘Mobile Tihar’

21) Both Android and iOS users can now hold audio and video conversations with up to – Four people

22) India has jumped 22 places to 96th rank to break into the top 100 of the United Nation’s – E-Government Development Index (EGDI) 2018.

23) NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), the newest planet hunter, has started its search for planets around nearby – Stars

24) Union Government has constituted High Level Empowered Committee to address issues of Stressed Thermal Power Projects is headed by – Pradīpa Kumāra Sinhā

26) The Cabinet on Wednesday approved the restructuring of the Agricultural Scientists’ Recruitment Board (ASRB) to ensure more transparency and efficiency in recruitment of meritorious scientists to various positions in – ICAR.

27) Scientists from National Brain Research Centre (NBRC) have successfully identified molecular and cellular mechanisms by which Zika virus causes – Microcephaly.

28) Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports are celebrating Swachhta Pakhwada from – 1st to 15th August.

29) World’s first intertidal art gallery opens in – Maldives

30) Red Fort at MMC is to be remodelled into – Museum

31) Digital payments market in India set to touch one trillion dollar in next – 5 years

32) Deepak Parekh reappointed as – HDFC director

33) BSE launches AI chatbot called – ‘Ask Motabhai’

34) ‘Marketer of the Year’ award is won by – Amul

35) Five parliamentarians conferred Outstanding Parliamentarian Award

36) Prestigious Fields Medal is won by – Akshay Venkatesh

37) India, Germany sign pact on – Financial and technical cooperation

39) 2-Day Indo-US Military Cooperation Meeting Begins In – New Delhi

40) Cabinet approves policy framework for exploitation of – Unconventional hydrocarbons

41) India’s first in-phone tourism guide and mobile application – “Go whats That”

42) ‘Bandwith on Demand’ is launched by – Airtel

43) State topped in  ‘State Energy Efficiency Preparedness Index’ is – Andhra Pradesh.

44) In Fortune 500 Companies list 7 Indian firms in top 500 the list is topped by – Walmart Top

45) Neeraj Chopra Won Gold Medal At Savo Games In Finland

46) 6th Indian woman tennis player to crack the top-200 rankings in singles – Karman Kaur

47) Asian Athletics Championships 2019 to be held in – Doha, Qatar

48) Malayalam ghazal singer and composer Umbayee, passes away aged 68I

50) Startup India Yatra launched in – Chhattisgarh

51) World Economic Forum claps for Indian Railways for its efforts for – Green Environment

52)  investors’ conference for development of islands is hosted by – NITI Aayog

53) Golden Bridge supported by hand shaped concrete opened in – Vietnam

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Vietnam Capital Hanoi
Currency Dong
President Trần Đại Quang

54) Amnesty programme to aid foreign visa violators is launched by – UAE

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UAE Capital Abu Dhabi
Currency Dirham
President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

55) Mukhyamantri Yuva Nestam scheme is launched by – Andhra Pradesh

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Arunachal Pradesh Capital Hyderabad
CM Chandrasekhar Rao
Governor ESL Narashiman

56) Kadaknath chicken meat GI tag from – Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh gets

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Madhya Pradesh Capital Bhopal
CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Governor Anandiben patel

57) Rs 7,000 crore for water projects in scarcity hit areas is approved by – Maharashtra

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Maharashtra Capital Mumbai
CM Devendra Fadnavis
Governor Chinamani Vidyasagar Rao

58) RBI has given approval to State Bank of Mauritius to operate in the country

59) NHAI to Sign MoU with SBI for a Long Term, unsecured Loan of – Rs 25,000 Crore

61) Apple Becomes 1st US-Based Company With Market Value Of – $1 Trillion

62) Kumar Mangalam Birla, YC Deveshwar appointed directors in – Air India

63) India and USA Military Cooperation Meeting begins In – New Delhi

64) Solar Charkhas to Generate Direct Employment to One Lakh Persons.

65) NITI Aayog Launches Global Mobility Hackathon – ‘Move Hack’

66) Ten year old swimmer breaks record set by 23 time Olympic gold medalist – Clark Kent Apuada (Filipino-American boy).

67) 6th Hungarian Formula 1 Grand Prix won by – Lewis Hamilton

68) Veteran screenwriter Jalees Sherwani passes away

69) The amount that Cabinet support to Swachh Bharat Mission is – Rs 15,000 cr.

70) Centre approved to elevate KM Joseph as – Supreme Court judge

72) DTAB to impose ban on – Oxytocin

73) World’s 1st Hindi-Speaking Robot – Rashmi

74) In the List of India’s 28 Fugitive Economic Offenders the 1st place goes to – Mallya.

75) Emmerson Mnangagwa of ZANU-PF party wins Presidential election in – Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe Capital Harare
Currency Dollar
President Emmerson Mnangagwa

76) Startup India Yatra begins in – Chhattisgarh.

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Chhattisgarh Capital Raipur
CM Raman Singh
Governor Balram Das Tandon

77) NABARD sanctions Rs 772 Crore For Water Projects In – Haryana

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Haryana Capital Chandigarh
CM Manohar lal Kathar
Governor Kaptan singh Solanki

78) Dragonfly festival is Celebrated in – Delhi.

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Delhi Capital New Delhi
CM Arvind Kejriwal
Governor Anil Bijal

79) Kerala IT administrator who gets global recognition is – K. Anvar Sadath.

81) Yoga mandatory for all colleges and universities in – Karnataka

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Karnataka Capital Bangalore
CM Kumarasamy
Governor Vajubai Rudubai Wala

82) Telangana government asked ICRISAT to study the – Mission Kakatiya project

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Telangana Capital Hyderabad
CM Chandrarekar Rao
Governor ESL Narashiman

83) For digital services Reliance Jio partnered with – SBI

84) According to Morgan Stanley India’s GDP Growth to Rise To – 7.5%

85) Japan overtakes China as World’s 2nd biggest – Stock Market

86) Vikas Bonanza 456: a new deposit scheme launched by – Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank (KVGB)

87) India & Japan to cooperate in bamboo sector in – Tripura

88) Tech Mahindra collaborate to launch India’s first blockchain district of – Telangana

89) Chief Justice Gita Mittal is appointed as new Chief Justice of – J&K High Cort

90) India elected president of Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development

91) New Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs is – Vijay Thakur Singh

92) Indian origin prison guard who won MasterChef Australia 2018 is – Sashi Cheliah

93) Ujjwala Yojana to achieve its target of providing 5 crores free LPG connections to – Below poverty Line families

94) Integrate to Innovate Programme (i2i) launched for startups in – Energy Sector

95) FICCI launches mobile app to create awareness on preventive healthcare is called as – WOW

96) HAL along with IIT-K tested – RUAV.

97) Friendship Day celebrations take place on the – First Sunday of August.

98) Government withdraws proposal of setting up Social Media Communication Hub

99) Government Approves 122 New Research Projects under – ‘IMPRINT-2’ Scheme

100) UNICEF warns of another cholera outbreak in – Yemen

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Yemen Capital Sanaa
Currency Yemeni rial
President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi

 

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UNICEF Full form United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund
Headquarter New York, United States

101) New Organ Donation Plan to address indian-origin shortages is announced by – UK

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UK Capital London
Currency Pound Sterling
PM Theresa May

102) Himachal Pradesh launches mobile application called – Shaur Nahin.

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Himachal Pradesh Capital Shimla
CM Jai Ram Thakur
Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki

103) Prakash Javadekar inaugurated the transit campus Central University of – Andhra Pradesh

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

104) Uttar Pradesh Mughal Sarai Junction renamed as – Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Junction

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Uttar Pradesh Capital Lucknow
CM Yogi Adityanath
Governor Ram Naik

105) Mukhyamantri Kanya Utthan Yojana was launched in – Bihar

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Bihar Capital Patna
CM Nitish Kumar
Governor Satya Pal Malik

106) Swachhameva Jayate scheme is launched by – Karnataka

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Karnataka Capital Bangalore
CM Kumarasamy
Governor Vajubai Rudubai Wala

107) AAI to joint venture with Sri Lanka in – Mattala airport project

108) Bharti Airtel plans to provide optical fibre network in – Tamil Nadu

109) Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL) is setting up the floating solar power plants on – The three water storage reservoirs

110) Digital Literacy Library is launched by – Facebook.

111) India has deepen bilateral ties on health, tourism, defence and security with – Kyrgyzstan

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Kyrgyzstan Capital Bishkek
Currency Som
President Sooronbay Jeenbekov

112) Most-attractive state for investors in Investment Potential Index are – Delhi, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat.

113) Fifteen Year Old Nepalese who becomes 4th youngest to play an ODI – Rohit Kumar Paudel.

114) The Biel Masters Chess title is won by – Vaibhav Suri

115) Smriti Mandhana becomes second Indian cricketer to hit a hundred in women’s T20 cricket

117) Women’s Hockey Tournament is won by – Netherland.

118) World Badminton Championships 2018 Concludes in – Nanjing, China.

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