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Important Weekly Current Affairs 4th Week of August 2018

1) Supreme Court announced that NOTA option not applicable for – Rajya Sabha Elections

2) September 2018 will be observed as – National Nutrition Month

3) IIT Kharagpur to set up – Re-Water Research Center

4) Health Ministry notifies new sets of specified health warnings for all – Tobacco Product Packs

5) 5 northern states and 2 UTs to set up centralised secretariat at Panchkula to tackle – Drug menace

6) Chandrayaan-I data confirms presence of ice on – Moon

7) Maxxis, Taiwan based company, is to launch 5 tyre units in – India

8) First Indian woman to win gold medal at 2018 Asian Games – Vinesh Phogat

9) The country that has invited Taliban for talks on 4th September – Russia

10) Pakistan Foreign Minister Qureshi offered uninterrupted dialogue with – India

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Pakistan’s Capital Islamabad
Currency Rupee
PM Imran Khan

11) NSIC inks pact with Malaysia’s – SME Corp

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Malaysia Capital Kuala Lumpur
Currency Ringgit
PM Mahathir Bin Mohamad

12) MP Government to name three awards after late former – PM Vajpayee

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Madhya Pradesh Capital Bhopal
CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Governor Anandiben patel

13) With Rs 700 crore, UAE tops list of nations offering aid to rain-battered – Kerala

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Kerala Capital Thiruvananthapuram
CM Pinarayi Vijayan
Governor P. Sadasivam

14) Chairmen of Canara Bank, Bank of India get extension name of them are – T.N. Manoharan and G. Padmanabhan respectively

15) INS Khanjar a Missile Corvette of Indian Navy was on a three-day visit to Yangon, Myanmar to undertake – operational turn around (OTR)

16) FIFA’s legal chief who leaves governing body is – Marco Villiger.

17) India and Japan agree to expand maritime co-operation to ensure peace & stability in-  Indo-Pacific region

18) Appointments of new Governors:

State Name
Jammu and Kashmir Satya Pal Malik
Bihar Lal Ji Tandon
Uttarakhand Baby Rani Maurya
Tripura Kaptan Singh Solanki
Meghalaya Tathagata Roy
Sikkim Ganga Prasad
Haryana Satyadev Narayan Arya 

19) India-Japan Annual Defence Ministerial Dialogue held in – Delhi

20) Paytm launched an AI Cloud computing platform called – Paytm AI Cloud for India

21) ‘SWAYAM’ portal to reduce IIT aspirants’ dependence on – Coaching

22) Reliance Jio tops Fortune list for widening internet access

23) First-ever IAF-RMAF joint air exercise Elang Shakti begins in – Malaysia

24) Iran has unveiled first domestically manufactured fighter jet nicknamed Kowsar.

25) Greece emerged from the eurozone bailout programme after eight years, successfully completing its third bailout programme worth – €61.9 billion

26) Punjab Government to make sacrilege of religious text punishable with life imprisonment

27) The state government of Chhattisgarh has decided to rename the state’s new capital city – Naya Raipur as Atal Nagar

28) NGT directed UP government to submit an action plan on – e-waste management

29) IMD to set up cyclone warning centre in – Thiruvananthapuram

30) UIDAI directs enrolment agencies in Kerala to provide free – e-Aadhaar printouts

31) ILO report flags wage inequality in – India

32) Prime Minister Narendra Modi to launch India Post Payments Bank on – September 1

33) Govt Plans to Transfer Air India’s Non-Core Assets to – Special Purpose Vehicle

34) Flipkart acquires AI startup Liv.ai to start – The ‘voice’ revolution

35) Retd Judge TP Sharma appointed as New chief of – Chhattisgarh Lokayukta

36) President to inaugurate ‘International Buddhist Conclave 2018’ in – New Delhi

37) India Banking Conclave 2018 held in – New Delhi

38) 4th BIMSTEC Summit To Be Held In – Kathmandu

39) VVS Laxman Pens Autobiography – ‘281 And Beyond’

40) Warne’s Autobiography ‘No Spin’ To Come Out In – October

41) Government unveils draft UDAN scheme for – International routes

42) Forbes Released List Of Highest Paid Female Athletes: Serena Williams Tops, PV Sindhu Ranks – 7th

43) Centre wants Supreme Court to get tough with – FB, YouTube

44) FSSAI notifies food safety standards for honey and its products to – Curb Adulteration

45) UGC directs universities and higher education institutions to ban sale of – Junk food on their campuses

46) In CERT-In report 35% of cyber-attacks on Indian sites from – China

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China Capital Beijing
Currency Renminbi, Yuan
President Xi Jinping

47) Mountain Echoes Literature Festival started in – Thimphu

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Bhutan Capital Thimphu
Currency Euro
PM Angela Merkel

48) 3-day International Water Colour Festival begins at – Ranchi

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Punjab Capital Chandigarh
CM Amarinder Singh
Governor V P Singh Badnore

49) Raveena Tandon appointed as brand ambassador of – Sanjay Gandhi National Park

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Maharashtra Capital Mumbai
CM Devendra Fadnavis
Governor Chinamani Vidyasagar Rao

50) India’s largest Startup incubation and acceleration- Bhamashah Techno Hub – was inaugurated in – Jaipur

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Rajasthan Capital Jaipur
CM Vasundra Raje
Governor Kalyan Singh

51) Moody’s says India to grow at 7.5% in – 2018 and 2019

52) Ujjivan Small Finance Bank offers overdraft for – Micro, Small firms

53) Cricketer Jhulan Goswami retires from – Twenty20 Internationals

54) New PM of Australia is – Scott Morrison

55) Prof Appa Rao Podile has been selected for the prestigious – J C Bose Fellowship-2018

56) Government developing National Logistics Portal

57) Researchers develop ReMix an in-body GPS system to track – Tumours

58) IIT-Hyderabad launches First of its kind in India, Fabless Chip Design Incubator (FabCI)

59) Indian-American scientist Chander Mohan has found simple way to predict – Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

60) European Union announced Euro 190,000 to flood hit – Kerala

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Kerala Capital Thiruvananthapuram
CM Pinarayi Vijayan
Governor P. Sadasivam

61) Odisha govt to set up interpretation centre at – Bhitarkanika National Park

62) Odisha aims to be the manufacturing hub of – Eastern India

63) ‘Country Partner’ for Make in Odisha 2018 IS – Japan

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Orissa Capital Bhubaneswar
CM Naveen Patnaik
Governor Ganeshi Lal

64) SBI expects Q1 GDP growth at – 7.7 pc.

65) World Bank Launches World’s 1st Blockchain Bond – ‘bond-i’.

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World Bank headquarters Washington DC, USA
CEO Kristalina Georgieva

66) 1st Indian Company To Cross Rs 8 Trillion Market Capital – RIL.

67) Volkswagen to launch an all-electric car sharing service in – Berlin

68) Kabir Mathur appointed head of India investments by ADIA

69) 5G steering committee headed by AJ Paulraj submits its report to – DoT

70) NGT Appoints Justice S J Vazifdar As Chairman Of Panel To Decide – Vedanta’s Plea.

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National Green Tribunal (NGT) Headquarters New Delhi, India
Chairman A K Goel

71) 2018 UEFA President’s Award is won by – David Beckham.

72) Khaled Hosseinis new book Sea Prayer a tribute to – Alan Kurdi

73) Government to spend Rs 400 cr on 600 projects under – SPARC

74) Second fastest growing airport in world is – Kempegowda International Airport

75) Exercise SCO Peace Mission 2018 Started In – Russia

76) EU Wind Survey Satellite ‘Aeolus’ Launched From – French Guyana

77) India finish second in Women’s kabaddi for 1st time at – Asiad

78) Indian rower who bags Bronze medal 2018 Asian Games is – Dushyant

79) Veteran Marathi actor Vijay Chavan dies in Mumbai

80) Women’s Equality Day is celebrated in the United States on – August 26

81) Rakhi Purnima is celebrated on – The full-moon day of the month of Sravana which falls in the month of August.

82) India’s first biofuel flight to fly from – Dehradun to Delhi

83) Home Ministry revokes security clearance to Qatar-based English news channel – Al Jazeera

84) TRIBES India Outlets to open at – Ahmedabad, Udaipur and Kolkata airports

85) Indian Airforce has formally launched – The Stores, Proactive, Efficient and Expeditious Despatch of Extra Size/ Wt Consignment (SPEEDEX) contract.

86) 2018 Nallur Kantha Swamy festival has started in – Srilanka

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Sri Lanka Capital Colombo, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
Currency Rupee
President Maithripala Sirisena

87) India’s first interstate connected wind power project commissioned in – Bhuj

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Gujarat Capital Gandhinagar
CM Vijay Rupani
Governor OP Kholi

88) The 2018 Krishi Kumbh International Conference and Exhibition will be held at Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research (Telibagh) in – Lucknow

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Uttar Pradesh Capital Lucknow
CM Yogi Adithiyanath
Governor Ram Naik

89) State government that has seeks revival of Cheetah Reintroduction Project is – Madhya Pradesh.

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Madhya Pradesh Capital Bhopal
CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Governor Anandiben patel

90) BNHS to open its first regional centre near – Chilika Lake

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Orissa Capital Bhubaneswar
CM Naveen Patnaik
Governor Ganeshi Lal

91) New Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman, DRDO is – Dr G. Satheesh Reddy

92) G20 Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting held in – Salta, Argentina

93) Youths’ conclave “ATAL – Arunachal Transformation & Aspirational Leadership” in – Itanagar on 22nd September 2018

94) NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft catches its first glimpse of its target – Bennu asteroid

95) European Space Agency launches world’s first wind-sensing satellite – Aeolus.

96) DAC approves procurement of 111 utility helicopters for – Indian Navy

97) Shot-putter who wins India’s first Gold medal in Athletics at 2018 Asian Games – Tejinder Pal Singh Toor

98) Myanmar Media Group inks MoU With – Prasar Bharati

99) Eye examination may help doctors to predict – Alzheimers disease

100) Indians can make calls on flights starting from – October

101) Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in as President of – Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe Capital Harare
Currency Dollar
PM Emmerson Mnangagwa

102) Fourth Asian Electoral Stakeholders Forum Begins In – Colombo

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Sri Lanka Capital Colombo, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
Currency Rupee
President Maithripala Sirisena

 

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Theme ‘Advancing Election Transparency and Integrity: Promoting and Defending Democracy Together’

103) Dr.Reddys Srikakulam API unit gets – USFDA EIR

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

104) Following are the places in Jharkhand which will be rename

  • Medical College Palamu will be renamed as Atal Bihari Vajpayee Medical College, Palamu.
  • Sahibganj Harbour will be renamed as Atal Bihari Vajpayee Harbour Sahibganj.
  • Deoghar Airport is named as Atal Bihari Vajpayee Airport Deoghar.
  • Professional College Jamshedpur is renamed as Atal Bihari Vajpayee Professional College Jamshedpur.
  • Convention Centre Ranchi is to be renamed as Atal Convention Centre Ranchi.  Jharkhand Innovation Lab will be renamed as Atal Innovation Live.
  • The 8-lane road from GOI Building to Kako Math in Dhanbad district will be named as Atal Marg. (It is to be noted that the 20-kilometre long stretch worth Rs. 413 crore will be constructed in collaboration with World Bank).
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Jharkhand Capital Ranchi
CM Raghubar Das
Governor Draupadi Murmu

105) Indias Largest Business Incubator Bhamashah Techno Hub Launched In – Jaipur

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Rajasthan Capital Jaipur
CM Vasundra Raje
Governor Kalyan Singh

106) SBI suggested its customers to switch to – EVM cards

107) Best PSU bank for digital transactions is called as – PNB

108) New Secretary General Assocham is – U K Varma

109) Anil Ambani resigned as Director of – RNAVAL

110) Asia Game Changer of the Year award is won by – Indra Nooyi

111) Congress chief Rahul Gandhi to address – Indian Overseas Congress

112) Indian Ocean conference is hosted by – Vietnam.

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113) NASA introduced an app to take space selfies – The Selfies app and Exoplanet Excursions virtual reality app.

114) Delhi on top in the list of highest polluted cities and lowest level of pollution is in – Bhopal.

115) India’s 1st men’s 400m silver medal at Asiad in 36 years – Mohamed Anas

116) PM to launch FAME India II on – September 7

117) NAA introduced GST helpline – 011-21400643.

118) CBSE has developed a digiLocker facility called – Parinam Manjusha.

119) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister laid foundation stone for Special Investment Region – Denkanikottai and Shoolagiri taluks of Krishnagiri district.

120) India’s tallest Film Studio inaugurated in – Tamilnadu.

121) Global Finance magazine has named world’s best bank for its digital innovation is – DBS.

122) FDI In Country Rises 23% To About 13 Billion Dollars In – 1st Quarter.

123) International Arbitration Award was won by – Reliance Power Unit.

124) Logo of Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (AB-PMJAY) is launched by – J P Nadda.

125) Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister launches online portal for Common Carrier Capacity booking on – GAIL’s pipelines

126) North Korea to host 2019 Asian youth weightlifting championships from – October 27, 2019

127) 1st Ever Title At FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 is won by – Japan

128) Noted Malayalam film director who passes away recently is – Haridas

129) Former Indian cricketer who passes away recently is – Gopal Bose.

130) The National Sports Day in India is celebrated on 29 August each year Except 2018.

131) India’s first biofuel flight was powered by – Jatropha Seeds

132) Scientists create nano medical robot and sets Guinness World Record

133) Government approves commercial flying of drones in India from – December 1

134) 1st country in the World to give students free sanitary products – Scotland.

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Scotland Capital Edinburgh
Currency Pound sterling
PM Nicola Ferguson Sturgeon

135) CBSE to provide digital board exam documents to – flood-hit Kerala students

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Kerala Capital Thiruvananthapuram
CM Pinarayi Vijayan
Governor P. Sadasivam

136) Odisha government has launched a programme – “Mu Hero, Mu Odisha

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Orissa Capital Bhubaneswar
CM Naveen Patnaik
Governor Ganeshi Lal

137) Government inks $300 million agreement with World Bank to – Energy Efficiency Program

138) Government inks $250 million loan with World Bank for Electricity Distribution in – Rajasthan

139) RCom sold fibre assets to RJio for – Rs.3,000 crore

140) Satya S Tripathi has been appointed Assistant Secretary-General and Head – UNEP

141) JNPT, Maharashtra, MP and Ministry of Railways sign MoU for – Indore-Manmad Railway Line

142) EU-India joined hands to develop – new Influenza vaccine

143) AESF-IV: 4th Asian electoral stakeholders forum held in – Colombo, Sri Lanka

144) Piyush Goyal inaugurates Smart Railway Conclave organised by – FICCI, in New Delhi

145) Tez rebranded as Google Pay to offer – Instant Bank Loans

146) ISRO unveils Gaganyaan Mission to put Indians in – Space before 2022

147) Dr. Ravinder Kumar Singhal the immensely difficult – “Ironman triathlon”

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