Weekly Current Affairs Free PDF (23rd to 30th April 2019)

Dear Readers, Here we have given the list of Important Weekly Current Affairs 4thweek of April 2018. Candidates those who are preparing for Upcoming LIC AAO/SBI PO/Clerkand other competitive exams can make use of it.

Current Affairs: Important Days

Date Important days Theme
April 23 World Book and Copyright Day
April 24 National Panchayati Raj Day
April 24 International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace
April 25 World Malaria Day Zero malaria starts with me
April 26 World Intellectual Property Day “Reach for Gold: IP and Sports.”
April 24 – 30  World Immunization Week 2019 Protected Together: Vaccines Work
April 28 World Day for Safety and Health at Work Safety and Health and the future of work
April 28 International Workers Memorial Day Dangerous substances – get them out of the workplace
April 29 International Dance Day
April 30 Ayushman Bharat Diwas

Current Affairs: National

  1. Deposits in Jan Dhan bank accounts set to cross Rs. 1 lakh crore
  2. The Finance Ministry has approved 8.65 per cent rate of interest on Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) for 2018-19
  3. ICMR launches ‘MERA India’ to eliminate malaria from India by 2030
  4. Government has hiked the customs duty on Wheat to 40 percent from 30 percent
  5. Environmental Ministry forms panel under the chairmanship of its Secretary, C K Mishra for effective implementation of NCAP

Current Affairs: International

  1. The UAE’s Cabinet has adopted a new ‘National Artificial Intelligence Strategy 2031
  2. The Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony (ShilanyasVidhi) of the first traditional Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi
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UAE Capital Abu Dhabi
UAE Currency Dirham
UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed al-Maktoum
  1. The world’s first malaria vaccine has been launched in Malawi
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Malawi Capital Lilongwe
Malawi Currency Malawian kwacha
Malawi President Peter Mutharika
  1. Indonesia released a special commemorative stamp on the theme of Ramayana
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Indonesia  Capital Jakarta
Indonesia Currency Indonesian rupiah
Indonesia President JokoWidodo
  1. Russia has successfully tested the world’s first floating nuclear power plant
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Russia Capital Moscow
RussiaCurrency Russian Rouble
RussiaPresident Vladimir Putin
  1. Etihad becomes first major airline to fly plastic-free
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UAE Capital Abu Dhabi
UAE Currency Dirham
UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed al-Maktoum
  1. Iran and Pakistan to set up joint border ‘Reaction Force’
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 Iran Capital Tehran
Currency Iranian rial
President Hassan Rouhani
  1. World Health Organization issues first-ever screen time guidelines for young kids
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World Health Organization Headquarters Geneva, Switzerland
World Health Organization Director General TedrosAdhanom
  1. The second edition of Belt and Road Forum (BRF) was held in Beijing, China
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China Capital Beijing
China Currency Renminbi, Yuan
China President Xi Jinping

Current Affairs: Banking and Finance

  1. Kotak Bank launches debit card-based e-mandate on NPCI’s API platform

2. SBI General launches cyber defence insurance for businesses

  1. Government raises authorised capital of Allahabad Bank to Rs. 8,000 crore
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Allahabad Bank Headquarters KolkataSS
Allahabad Bank CEO MallikarjunaRao
Allahabad Bank Tagline A Tradition of Trust
  1. SBI announced the country’s first ‘Green Car Loan’ (Electric Vehicle) to buy electric vehicles
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State Bank of India Headquarters Mumbai
State Bank of India Tagline The Banker to every Indian
State Bank of India Chairperson Rajnish Kumar

5. RBI sells entire stake in NHB, NABARD to government for Rs. 1,470 crore

6. RBI became the first APAC central bank to begin interest rate easing cycle

  1. Reserve Bank of India to introduce new Rs. 20 banknote
  2. RBI extends ombudsman scheme to non-deposit taking NBFCs
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RBI Headquarters Mumbai
RBI Governor Shaktikant Das
RBI Deputy Governors BP Kanungo, N S Vishwanathan, Viral Acharya and Mahesh Kumar Jain
  1. Canara Bank and Canara HSBC OBC Life launched ‘Webassurance’
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Canara Bank Headquarters Bengaluru
Canara Bank Tagline Together We Can
Canara Bank CEO R. A. Shankara Narayan

Current Affairs: Business

  1. Reliance retail has become the first Indian retail company to clock more than Rs. 1 lakh crore in annual revenues
  2. NCLT approves merger of IndusInd Bank with Bharat Financial Inclusion
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IndusInd Bank Headquarters Mumbai
IndusInd Bank CEO RomeshSobti
IndusInd Bank Tagline We make you feel richer

3. BuyUcoin Introduces first Indian platform for wholesale Cryptocurrency trading

4. Microsoft becomes world’s third company to be worth $1 trillion

5. Wipro acquires Philippines largest personal care company Splash Corporation

Current Affairs: Ranking

  1. India was ranked at 19 out of 28 countries in Index of Cancer Preparedness (ICP) released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)

2. ArunachalamMuruganantham, the maker of low-cost sanitary napkins, in Fortune’s list of world’s greatest leaders

Current Affairs: Appointments

Manish Maheshwari Managing Director of  Twitter, India
VolodymyrZelensky Ukrainian president
Ravi Shastri Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) Corporate Ambassador
Ex-army chief Dalbir Singh Suhag India high commissioner to Seychelles
Mini Ipe First woman Zonal Manager of LIC
Javier Perez-Tasso CEO of  SWIFT
Dilip Kumar Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the office of Lokpal
Mr. IsacDoru New Technical Director of All India Football Federation
Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria Vice Chief of Indian Air Force

Current Affairs: Resignation

U K Varma Assocham Secretary General

Current Affairs: Awards and Honours

Sunil Kumar ”Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant Award” for the year 2018-19 for his book ”SamvidhanKavya”
Cyril Almeida (Pakistani journalist) World Press Freedom Hero award of The International Press Institute (IPI)
Benny Antony National Intellectual Property Award for 2019 in the category of Top Individual for Patents and Commercialization
RanaDasgupta Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize  for his 2010 novel “Solo”, a tale of estrangement and the ultimate failure of material existence
Jacques Kallis Order of Ikhamanga in the Silver Division

Helen, Salim Khan and MadhurBhandarkar get DeenanathMangeshkar award

  • National Award-winning filmmaker MadhurBhandarkar, popular scriptwriter Salim Khan and yesteryears dancing diva Helen were honoured with the prestigious Master DeenanathMangeshkar Award at a ceremony
  1. For music and art – Classical dancer, Smt. SuchetaBhide-Chapekar
  2. Lifetime award (JeevanGauravPuraskar) –  Salim Khan
  3. Special Award –  MadhurBhandarkar (for his contribution to Indian Cinema)
  4. Special Award –  Helen (for her contribution to Indian Cinema)
  5. The Vagvilasini Award –  VasantAbajiDahake (for Literature)
  6. Mohan Wagh Award –  Bhadrakali Productions “SoyareSakal” (for Best Drama of the Year)
  7. AnandmayeePuraskar – Pandit Suresh Talwalkar of Taalyogi Ashram (for espousing a social cause)

Current Affairs: Summit and Conference

  1. India nominated as Guest of Honour at 29th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair
  2. ABU Media Summit on Climate Action and Disaster Preparedness began in Kathmandu
  3. Nirmala Sitharaman attends SCO conclave in Kyrgyzstan

Current Affairs: Mobile Application

  1. France launched government only chat app‘Tchap’
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France Capital Paris
France Currency Euro, cfp franc
France President Emmanuel Macron

Current Affairs: MOU

  1. TCS modernises 1.5 lakh post offices under multi-year deal with India Post
  2. BSE ties up with Network Intelligence to provide security services
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Bombay Stock Exchange Headquarters Mumbai
Bombay Stock Exchange Chairperson S. Ravi
  1. Ministry of AYUSH was signed a MoU with Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
  2. BEML ties-up with Syndicate Bank for financing of equipment
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Syndicate Bank Headquarters Manipal, Karnataka,
Syndicate Bank Tagline Faithful Friendly.
Syndicate Bank MD & CEO MrutyunjayMahapatra
  1. Huawei and Infosys ink partnership pact for cloud computing business
  2. Wirecard expands partnership with India’s RBL Bank to promote financial inclusion
  3. Aegon Life and MobiKwik launched a smart digital insurance product
  4. HDFC Bank and Max Bupa launch AnyTimeHealth machines to distribute health insurance products
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 HDFC Bank Headquarters Mumbai
HDFC Bank CEO AdityaPuri
  1. Indian Army signs MoU with NHPC for construction of tunnels on China, Pakistan borders
  2. UNICEF and NITI Aayog tie up for children empowerment

Current Affairs: Defence

  1. INSKolkata and Shakti are scheduled to participate in the International Fleet Review (IFR) in Qingdao, China
  2. India hands over 100 motorized wheelchairs to Afghan National Army
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Afghanistan Capital Kabul
AfghanistanCurrency Afghani
AfghanistanPresident Ashraf Ghani

3. INS Kolkata and INS Shakti reaches South Korea to participate in ADMM-Plus Maritime Security Exercise

Current Affairs: Sports

  1. International Association of Athletics Federation has banned former Olympic and World 1,500m champion AsbelKiprop for four years
  2. Fabio Fognini became the first Italian to win an ATP Masters 1000 title at the Rolex Monte
  3. India’s Bajrang Punia wins Gold in Asian Wrestling Championship
  4. Jhulan Goswami was awarded the ‘Best Sportsperson’ award by the Calcutta Sports Journalists’ Club
  5. The 23rd edition of the Asian Athletics Championship concluded in Doha, Qatar.
  6. The Badminton Asia Championships began at Wuhan in China
  7. Pankaj Advani wins inaugural Asian Snooker Tour title
  8. StéphanieFrappart to become first female referee in France’s top football league
  9. Mercedes Valtteri Bottas won the Azerbaijan Grand Prix
  10. Lionel Messi Becomes 1st Barcelona player to win 10 La Liga titles
  11. Australia’s Claire Polosak set to become first woman umpire to stand in men’s ODI
  12. GaganjeetBhullar won the outstanding achievement as a player award at the annual India Golf Industry Association (GIA) awards
  13. AbhishekVerma wins Gold in 10m Air Pistol at ISSF World Cup event
  14. Bajrang Punia to become first Indian wrestler to fight at New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden
  15. Dominic Thiem defeats Medvedev to win Barcelona Open
  16. Petra Kvitova beats AnettKontaveit to win Porsche Grand Prix

Sharath Kamal wins sportsperson of year award

  • Ace table tennis player A Sharath Kamal was honoured with the Sportsperson of the Year Award at the annual awards and scholarships function organised by the Tamil Nadu Sports Journalists’ Association (TNSJA) and the India Cements.
  • Legendary Indian tennis player Vijay Amritraj, former India leg-spinner V V Kumar and Asian Games gold medallist (200m) R Gnanasekaran were felicitated with the India Cements-TNSJA Lifetime Achievement awards.
  • Coach of the year : R B RAMESH (chess coach)
  • India Cements -TNSJA Team of the year 2018-19 : Tamil Nadu Women’s Football team.
  • India Cements -TNSJA Young Achiever of the year 2018-19 : P M Tabitha( athlete)
  • India Cements -TNSJA Young Achiever of the year 2018-19 :D.Gukesh (world’s second youngest Grand Master).

Current Affairs: Obituaries

Person Field
S. Muthiah Writer, journalist and teacher
Terry Rawling British film and sound editor
NegassoGidada Former Ethiopian president
PungamKannan ‘Pele of Asia’ Former Indian footballer
Chaudhary Vidyasagar Former Himachal Pradesh minister

 

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