Dear Readers, Here we have given the list of Important Weekly Current Affairs 4th week of November 2018. Candidates those who are preparing for Upcoming IBPS Clerk / Canara Bank / South Indian Bank PO 2018 and other competitive exams can make use of it.
Current Affairs: Important Days
|November 25||International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women||Orange the World: #HearMeToo|
|November 26||Constitution Day or National Law Day|
|National Milk Day|
|November 29||International Day of Solidarity|
Current Affairs: National
1) Researchers from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad are working to develop smartphone-based sensor to detect – Adulteration in Milk
2) WPatients across the country have saved around Rs 15,000 crore under government’s initiative of ensuring – ‘Affordable, Quality Medicines for All’.
3) Antimicrobial Stewardship Guidelines to ensure judicious use of antibiotics in hospitals is released by – ICMR
4) IIT Kanpur students done a project to induce artificial rain via cloud seeding to clear smog in Delhi.
5) IIT Kharagpur have devised a Decision Support System (DSS) to help maximise the number of LPG connections for – BPL households.
6) The government will give a subsidy of 5 percent for non-basmati rice exports to – 25 March, 2019.
7) Jharkhand Day was celebrated at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in – Goa.
8) The Government of India conferred the National Projects Construction Corporation Limited (NPCC) with the status of – Miniratna: Category –I.
9) The Airports Authority of India (AAI) served a notice to SpiceJet asking it to pay – Rs.20 crore.
10) Defence Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman launched Mission – Raksha.
11) IIT-Bombay graduates launch Indias first advanced personal robot for kids called – Miko 2.
Current Affairs: International
1) The European Union has set its goal to be ‘carbon neutral’ by – 2050.
2) A section of stairs from the Eiffel Tower in Paris was sold for almost – 170,000 euros
3) Brazil lost forests equal to 1 mn football pitches due to – Deforestation
4) Saudi Arabia and the UAE, which lead a military coalition against the Huthi rebels in Yemen
|Saudi Arabia Capital||Riyadh|
|PM||Salman of Saudi Arabia|
5) The country that would not sign the UN Global Compact for Migration saying that the agreement would undermine its existing immigration policies is – Australia.
6) The UK government has announced plans to launch its first driverless public transport services by – 2021
7) The world’s first underground hotel “the InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland”has opened in – Shanghai
8) The first-ever India Russia Strategic Economic Dialogue is being held at St. Petersburg in – Russia.
9) The country that has launched a Social Security Scheme for formal sector workers is – Nepal.
|PM||KP Sharma Oli|
|President||Tran Dại Quang|
10) The United States has suspended its 1.66 billion dollar security assistance to – Pakistan.
|US Capital||Washington DC|
Current Affairs: State
1) Gujarat government has launched a Rs 351-crore project for the conservation of – The Gir lions.
|Governor||Om Prakash Kholi|
2) A plethora of initiatives for preserving biodiversity such as spreading mass awareness and adopting an eco-friendly policy by – Sikkim
|CM||Pawan Kumar Chamling|
3) IIT-Hyderabad researchers developed smartphone-based system to detect adulteration in milk.
|Andhra Pradesh Capital||Hyderabad, Amaravathi|
4) International Gita Festival, 2018 to be held in – Kurukshetra
|CM||Manohar lal Kathar|
|Governor||Satyadev Narayan Arya|
5) The Karnataka government has launched an initiative – ‘DataCity’
6) Government inks $75 million loan with ADB to improve Urban Services in – 4 Karnataka Towns.
|Governor||Vajubai Rudubai Wala|
7) The central government announced setting up of Animation, Gaming and Visual effects Institute in – Mumbai.
|Governor||Chinamani Vidyasagar Rao|
8) The Indian subsidiary of Denmark-based Grundfos is to set up its third pump production unit by 2020 in – Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
|Tamil Nadu Capital||Chennai|
9) The Uttar Pradesh government has cleared the plans to build a 221-metre-tall bronze statue of Lord Ram in – Ayodhya
|Uttar Pradesh Capital||Lucknow|
10) The Telangana government offices are soon to make way for electric cars as the State aims at promoting non-polluting vehicles
11) Himachal Pradesh first state to launch single emergency number ‘112’
|Himachal Pradesh Capital||Shimla|
12) The West Bengal Assembly passed the West Bengal Green University (Amendment) Bill 2018 to rename the West Bengal Green University as – Rani Rashmoni Green University
13) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has imposed a fine of Rs.5 crore on the West Bengal government as it failed to take steps to improve – The air quality of Kolkata and Howrah
|West Bengal Capital||Kolkata|
Current Affairs: Banking and Finance
1) Allahabad bank developed the PaiSA portal for processing interest subvention on bank loans to beneficiaries under – DAY-NULM.
2) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) launched a Survey on India’s startup sector (SISS) with an endeavor to create a profile of the startup sector in India and provide dimensions relating to turnover, profitability and workforce. In a recent NASSCOM-Zinnov report titled – “Indian Start-up Ecosystem 2018: Approaching Escape Velocity,”
Current Affairs: Business
1) German financial services major Allianz has tied up with logistics developer e-Shang Redwood (ESR) to jointly invest around $1 billion in India’s logistics sector.
Current Affairs: Appointments
|1||Upma Chowdhry||Secretary of Department of Youth Affairs|
|2||Kim Jong Yang||New President of Interpol|
|3||Voreqe Bainimarama||Prime Minister of Fiji|
|4||Millie Bobby Brown||UNICEF the star of hit Netflix series “Stranger Things”, as its youngest ever goodwill ambassador|
|5||Joyce Msuya||Acting Executive Director of UNEP|
|6||Nahid Afrin||First ‘Youth Advocate’ of the north eastern region by UNICEF|
|7||Arvind Saxena||Chairman of UPSC|
|8||Nageshwara Rao Guntur||Chairperson of AERB
|9||IAS Ranbir Singh||Chief Electoral Officer of Delhi|
Current Affairs: Resignation
|1||Erik Solheim||Resigned from the Head of United Nations Environment Programme|
Current Affairs: Awards and Honours
|1||Mexican Order of Aztec Eagle||S.P. Ganguly|
|2||Silver in the International Green Apple Award for Environmental best practice 2018||Manipal Academy of Higher Education|
|3||Asia Environment Enforcement Awards for combating trans-boundary environmental crime||Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB)|
|4||International James Dyson award 2018||Nicolas Orellana, Yaseen Noorani for designing a ‘Urban wind turbine’ called O-Wind Turbine|
|5||Knight of the Legion of Honour or Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur from Ambassador of France||Azim Premji|
|6||Best State Award in cadaveric organ donation from the National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation||Tamil Nadu|
|7||Anupam Roy||FICA Emerging Artist Award 2018|
|8||2018 prestigious Bharat Ratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi Lifetime Achievement (LTA) Award for Classical Music||Keshav Ginde|
|9||Golden Peacock award at the 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) at Panaji, Goa||Donbass, a Ukrainian film directed by Sergei Loznitsa|
|10||Prestigious Swarnajayanti Fellowship||Punyasloke Bhaduri|
|11||At the ‘Asian of The Year’ awards at Singapore on 28th November||Vijay Varma and P. Rajkumar|
|12||Honorary doctorate in her homeland Romania.||Simona Halep|
|13||IFFI Special Award for his lifetime contribution to cinema||Salim Khan|
|14||Logix India 2019’||New Delhi|
|15||G20 Summit 2018||Buenos Aires, Argentina.|
NASI SCOPUS Young Scientist Awards-2018 presented to winners in New Delhi
|1||Agriculture, Plant Sciences and Rural Development||Jitender Giri, National Institute of Plant Genome Research, New Delhi|
|2||Biomedical Research and Healthcare||Maddika Subba Reddy, Group Leader and Staff Scientist- V, CDFD, Hyderabad|
|3||Environmentally Sound Sustainable Development||Vimal Chandra Srivastava, Indian Institute of Technology-Roorkee, Roorkee|
|4||Innovation in Engineering and Physical Sciences||Ajay S. Karakoti, Associate Professor, Ahmedabad University, Ahmedabad|
|5||Women in Science||Zhumur Ghosh, Bose Institute, Kolkata|
Current Affairs: MOU
1) AAI has signed a pact with USTDA to develop a roadmap for – Modernization of its air traffic services.
Current Affairs: Summit and Conference
|Sl.No||Summit And Conference||Place|
|1||27th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change||New Delhi|
|2||4th edition of Intex South Asia||Colombo, Sri Lanka|
|3||The 12th World Congress on Mountain Medicine||Kathmandu, Nepal|
|4||The second edition of the India- UAE Strategic Conclave||Abu Dhabi|
|5||2019 Union World Conference on Lung Health||Hyderabad, India
|6||The first-ever Sustainable Blue Economy Conference 2018||Nairobi, Kenya|
|7||Logix India 2019||New Delhi|
|8||G20 Summit 2018||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|9||12th World Congress on Mountain Medicine 2018||Kathmandu|
|10||The first-ever Sustainable Blue Economy Conference 2018||Nairobi, Kenya|
2019 Union World Conference on Lung Health is hosted by – India
|Theme||Ending the Emergency: Science, Leadership, Action|
Current Affairs: Schemes and Programs
1) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched month-long Nari Sashaktikaran Sankalp Abhiyan or Women Empowerment campaign in – Lucknow.
2) Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman launched ‘Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti’ in – New Delhi.
3) Government launches new initiative to introduce school students to – 22 Indian languages
Current Affairs: Book and Authors
|1||‘Radio Kashmir – In Times of Peace & War||Rajesh Bhat|
|The book Making of New India||The book is edited by the nationalist think-tank Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation (SPMRF) and members of the Niti Aayog: Dr. Bibek Debroy, Dr. Anirban Ganguly and Shri Kishore Desai.|
Current Affairs: Ranking
1) Rank of India in the survey of IMD World Talent Ranking 2018 is – 53rd.
2) List of states with the highest employability is topped by – Andhra Pradesh.
3) Rank of India in largest emerged startup hub in the world is – Third.
Current Affairs: Mobile App and Portal
|Sl.No||Mobile App||Launched by|
|1||Neighbourly app||Google’s Next Billion Users (NBU) team announced the national roll out in Delhi and Bangalore|
Current Affairs: Defence
1) Indian Army has picked Russia’s Igla-S missile system as choice for its multibillion dollar contract for – Man-Portable air defence systems (MANPADS).
2) International Space Station of Russian space agency Roscosmos has completed – 20 years
3) SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has announced that he is changing the name of “BFR” rocket to “Starship.
4) Morocco launched the second earth observation satellite recently is “Mohammed VI-B”.
5) Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched the Hyper Spectral Imaging Satellite (HysIS), being dubbed as – ‘Sharp Eye’
Current Affairs: Sports
1) ICC rejects Pakistan’s compensation claim against – India.
2) Chandigarh based Young Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma became the first Indian to win Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the year in DP WORLD TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP held in – Dubai.
3) Indian gymnasts won two bronze medals in the men’s and women’s group events of the FIG Acrobatic World Cup in – Baku.
4) The 59th edition of the junior boys Subroto Cup International Football Tournament 2018 by – Bangladesh Krida Shiksha Prothishtan (BKSP).
5) The first Indian player to touch the 11,000 run figure in the Ranji Trophy is – Wasim Jaffer.
6) The women’s doubles title of WTA Taipei Open Championship held in Taipei, Taiwan – Ankita Raina and Karman Kaur Thandi.
7) Women’s World T-20 title won by – Australia
8) The first ever woman boxer to win six World Boxing Championship gold medals is – M C Mary Kom.
9) Bhavani Devi won the gold medal in the Sabre event in the Senior Commonwealth Fencing Championship 2018 held in Canberra, Australia.
10) The first India wicketkeeper to be dismissed for a golden duck in the T20I format is – Rishabh Pant.
11) Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is won by – Lewis Hamilton.
12) Captain of ICC Women’s World Twenty20 XI is – Harmanpreet Kaur
Current Affairs: Obituaries
|1||Ambareesh||Kannada actor and former union minister|
|2||CK Jaffer Sharief||Former Railway Minister|
|3||Sandeep Michael||Former international hockey player|
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