Important Weekly Current Affairs PDF Download (8th to 14th April 2018)

Important Weekly Current Affairs PDF Download (8th to 14th April)

Dear Readers, Here we have given the list of Important Weekly Current Affairs 2nd Week of April 2018. Candidates those who are preparing for Upcoming SBI Clerk 2018 and other competitive exams can make use of it.

Important Weekly Current Affairs 2nd Week of April 2018

1) Every year April 8th is celebrated as – International Romani Day.

2) Indian Railways introduces new machines for – Mechanised Track Maintenance.

3) Government bans imports of – Hormone Oxytocin.

4) IHHC sets up first ICU simulation lab to – Train Nursing Staff.

5) The country which has activated its first marine unit since World War Two is – Japan.

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Japan Capital Tokyo
Currency Yen
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

6) UAE and Malaysia concluded joint military exercise – “Desert Tiger 5”.

7) India, Korea to ink pact for provide – Indian seafarers employment on over 500 Korean ships.

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South Korea Capital Seoul
Currency Won
Prime Minister Moon Jae-in

8) Name of the mobile app launched by Tamil Nadu government for farmers is – Uzhavan.

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 Tamil Nadu Capital Chennai
CM K. Palanisamy
Governor Banwarilal Purohit

9) Ganga Hariteema Yojana launched in 27 districts of – Uttar Pradesh.

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 Uttar Pradesh Capital Lucknow
CM Yogi Adityanath
Governor Ram Naik

10) Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurates second Mega Food Park of – Uttarakhand.

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Uttarakhand Capital Dehradun
CM Trivendra Singh Rawat
Governor Krishan Kant Paul

11) Kerala Govt to launch ‘community radio’ to update – Farmers.

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Kerala Capital Tiruvananthapuram
CM Pinari Vijayan
Governor P. Sathasivam

12) Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb launches state component of PMKVY in – Agartala.

13) Assam Spring Festival organised at – Manas National Park.

14) The Bank which has launched IoT-based customer service app – Indian Overseas Bank.

15) India, World Bank sign US$ 420 million project agreement to benefit farmers in – Maharashtra.

16) RBI switches back to GDP model from GVA model to – Measure Indian Economy.

17) FPI investment limit in Govt Securities hiked to –5.5%.

18) The state which has awarded ‘State of the Year’ is – Chhattisgarh

19) IAF to conduct Exercise Gaganshakti 2018 along – Pakistan, China borders.

20) The Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award for 2018 is being awarded to – Anushka Sharma, Thamana Bathiya, Ranveer Singh.

22) The city which tops in 4G connectivity among 20 largest cities is – Patna.

23) Indian tennis ace Leander Paes won – Davis Cup.

24) Noted Assamese film-maker Munin Barua passes away.

25) Former BSF DG Rammohan has passed away.

26) World Homoeopathy Day is celebrated every year on – 10th April.

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Theme “Innovate: Evolve; Progress: Exploring Science since 40 years”.

27) Prime Minister of Nepal KP Oli is on a three-day official visit to India from – 6th – 8th April 2018.

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Nepal Capital Kathmandu
Currency Rupee
Prime Minister KP Oli

28) State Government has decided to launch its own app-based taxi service is – Goa.

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Goa Capital Panaji
CM Manohar Parrikar
Governor Mirthula Sinha

29) Kerala issues protocol to confirm – Brain death cases.

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Kerala Capital Tiruvananthapuram
CM Pinarayi Vijayan
Governor P.Sadasivam

30) State Bank of India (SBI) will be investing a total of Rs 80 billion in the 900 megawatt (MW) Arun III hydropower project of – Nepal.

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SBI Headquarters Mumbai
Chairman Rajnish Kumar

 31) Number of public sector banks placed under RBI’s PCA Framework is – 11.

32) Reliance Infrastructure Ltd wins Rs 1,081 crore contract for – Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project.

33) President Ram Nath Kovind concludes visit to Equatorial Guinea with – 3 MOUs.

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Equatorial Guinea Capital Malabo
Currency Franc
Prime Minister Francisco Pascual Obama Asue

 34) President Ram Nath Kovind signed two agreements signed with – Swaziland.

35) An international conference on ‘Water, Environment and Climate Change: Knowledge Sharing and Partnership’ started in – Kathmandu, Nepal.

36) President of Nepal Bidhya Devi Bhandari inaugurated an International Conference on Human Rights in South Asia in – Kathmandu.

37) 8th Theatre Olympics concludes in – Mumbai.

38) ‘Gobardhan Yojana’ launched to Support – Farmers.

39) Ashok Gehlot appointed as member of – Congress central election pane.

40) Christian Sewing is named as the Chief Executive officer of – Deutsche Bank.

41) The UN World Tourism Organization said it has appointed FC Barcelona’s Argentine star Lionel Messi as an ambassador to promote responsible – Tourism.

42) The Bahrain Grand Prix has won by – Sebastian Vettel.

43) Chennai Super Kings Matches to be shifted from Chepauk to Pune Because of Cauvery Water Dispute.

44) Intra-state e-way bill to be rolled out in five states from – April 15.

45) Name of speakers launched by the Google in India is – Google Home and Home Mini.

46) Transgender to be recognised as independent gender category in – PAN.

47) Haryana Government launches Water ATM policy for – Urban Areas.

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Haryana Capital Chandigarh
CM Manohar Lal Kathar
Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki

 48) J&K Bank launches special financing scheme ‘Add on Working Capital GST’ for – Industrial Units

49) SBI Launches its Subsidiary in 225 Mn Pounds Capital with – UK.

50) According to ADB India’s GDP is – 7.3% this financial year, 7.6% in Next says.

51) SBI to invest Rs 80 Bn In Hydropower Project Of – Nepal.

52) Eighth Regional 3R Forum in Asia and Pacific was held in – Indore, Madhya Pradesh.

53) Andhra CM Naidu inaugurates ‘Happy Cities Summit 2018’ in – Amravati.

54) Conference of Lieutenant Governors and Administrators of UTs to be held at – Megapode Resort, Port Blair.

55) India and Vietnam MOU on – Security and counter-terrorism cooperation.

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Vietnam Capital Hanoi
Currency Dong
Prime Minister Tran Dai Quang

 56) India, Bangladesh sign six MoUs including – 129.5 km oil pipeline deal.

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Bangladesh Capital Daka
Currency Taka
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

 57) India to hold next round of FTA talks with – Peru.

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Peru Capital Lima
Currency Sol
President Martin Vizcarra

 58) India Signs MOU with World EXPO 2020 – Dubai.

59) Manu Bhaker will be the brand ambassador of – Haryana’s Measles and Rubella (MR) vaccination campaign.

60) AIIMS professor Balram Bhargava appointed Director General of – ICMR.

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Indian Council of Medical Research(ICMR) Headquarters Delhi

61) Ban Ki-moon elected as Chairman of – Boao Forum.

61) M Sathiyavathy took charge as member of – Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

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UPSC Headquarters New Delhi
Chairman Vinay Mittal

62) Rishad Premji appointed as – Nasscom chairman for 2018-19.

63) 10th DefExpo India Begins In – Tamil Nadu.

64) Asia Cup 2018 has shifted from – India to UAE.

65) Vice President of India Releases Books  – ‘Sarvapriya Atalji’, ‘Jannayak Atalji’ and ‘Atal Jeevan Gatha’.

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Books Authors
Sarvapriya Atalji Suresh Chand
Jannayak Atalji Kingshuk nag
Atal Jeevan Gatha Vijai Trivedi

66) World Aviation and Cosmonautics Day is annually observed on – April 12.

67) UAE approves issuance of Law on – Equal Wages, Salaries for Men & Women.

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

 68) Maharashtra govt announces cash prizes for those who bagged medals in – CWG 2018.

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Maharashtra Capital Mumbai
CM Devendra Fadnavis
Governor Vidyasagar Rao

69) UP cabinet nod for integrated sugar complex in Pilibhit, Tiger Conservation Foundation in – Dudhwa.

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Uttar Pradesh Capital Lucknow
CM Yogi Adityanath
Governor Ram Naik

 70) World’s largest solar park to come up in – Gujarat.

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Gujarat Capital Gandhinagar
CM Vijay Rupani
Governor O P Kholi

71) Yes Bank forms tie-up with – Euronet India.

72) Indian Consortium and Saudi Aramco Sign MoU for Ratnagiri Mega Refinery in – Maharashtra.

73) India-Timor Leste sign MOU in field of – Public health.

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Timor Leste Capital Dili
Currency East Timor centavo coins
President Francisco Guterres

74) Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport ranked among World’s Top 20 – Busiest Airports.

75) Commonwealth Trade Review 2018: India top recipient of – Commonwealth FDI.

76) Name of the project that FSSAI launches to address vitamin D deficiency amongst youngsters – Dhoop

77) Rank of India in Index of Economic Freedom – 130.

78) Mahindra group ties up with Japanese firm for amphibious aircraft – ShinMaywa US-2.

79) ISRO launches navigation satellite – IRNSS-II from Sriharikota.

80) Who Becomes World No. 1 Badminton Player – Kidambi Srikanth

81) Chennai Super Kings matches moved to Pune.

82) Government sets up committee to review the enforcement of – CSR provisions.

83) IIT-Delhi installs India’s first – 5G lab.

84) PM to inaugurate Dr. Ambedkar National Memorial at – Alipur Road in Delhi.

85) World’s first long-distance electric bus line to begin in – Paris.

86) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal pledges to serve the farmers on priority under – APART project.

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Assam Capital Dispur
CM Sarbananda Sonowal
Governor Jagdish Mukhi

87) NABARD to expand its long-term lending to – Rs 80,000 crore in FY19.

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NABARD Headquarters Mumbai
Chairman H K Bhanwala

88) AIIB decides to invest $140M to improve – Rural Connectivity in India.

89) Chandra Shekhar Ghosh re-appointed as MD & CEO of – Bandhan Bank.

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Bandan Bank Headquarters Kolkata
MD & CEO Chandra Shekhar Ghosh

90) 16th International Energy Forum (IEF) Ministerial Meeting held in – India

91) Late Veteran Actor Vinod Khanna Awarded – Dadasaheb Phalke Award.

92) Siddhartha Varadarajan will receive the Shorenstein Journalism Award for 2017 at – Stanford University.

93) The 65th National Film Awards were announced in Shastri Bhawan – New Delhi.

S. No. Category Winner
1. Best Anthropological film Name Place Animal Thing, Slave Genesis
2. Best Critic on Cinema Girdhar Jha (Swarn Kamal)
3. Special Mention Mhorkya (Marathi), Hello Arasi (Oriya), Take Off (Malayalam), Newton (Hindi)
4. Best Ladakhi Film Walking With The Wind
5. Best Jasari Film Sinjar
6. Best Tulu Film Paddayi
7. Best Odiya Film Hello Arsi
8. Best Kannada Film Hebbet Ramakka
9. Best Hindi Film Newton
10. Best Bengali Film Mayurakshi
11. Marathi Film Kachcha Limbu
12. Best Malayalam Film Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum
13. Best Telugu Film Ghazi
14. Assamese Film Ishu
15. Best Tamil Film To Let
16. Best Gujarati Film Dhh
17. Best Action Direction Abbas Ali Moghu for Baahubali 2
18. Choreography Ganesh Acharya for ‘Gori Tu Latth Maar’ for Toilet – Ek Premkatha
19. Best Special Effects Baahubali 2
20. Best Music Director Kaatru Veliyidai
21. Best Background Score Mom
22. Special Jury Award Nagarkirtan
23. Best Lyrics JM Prahalad for Muthuratna song
24. Best Make Up Artist Ram Rajjak (Nagarkirtan)
25. Best Production Design Santhosh Raman (Malayalam movie Take Off)
26. Best Screenplay (Original) Sajeev Pazhoor (Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum)
27. Screenplay Writer (Adapted) JAYARAJ (Bhayanakam)
28. Best Dialogues Sambit Mohanty (Hello Arsi)
29. Best Cinematography Bhayanakam
30. Best Cameraman Nikhil S Praveen
31. Best Playback Singer Shashaa Tirupati for Kaatru Veliyidai.

94) Sripriya Ranganathan appointed as the next Ambassador of India to – The Republic of Korea.

95) Bhanu Pratap Sharma appointed as chairman of – Bank Board Bureau (BBB).

96) NHAI signs agreement for its First International Project with across – Indian, Myanmar and Thailand

97) AAI signed MOU to develop Myanmar’s – Kalay Airport.

98) Jayant Sinha to head Task Force for – UAV technology.

99) The head of the task force for fast-tracking Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Technology – Jayant Sinh.a

100) Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh launched the web-based application – ‘e-FRRO’

101) The country which has launched cloud platform for its scientists – China.

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China Capital Beijing
Currency Renminbi
President Xi Jinping

 102) The country which bans all new offshore oil exploration – New Zealand.

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New Zealand Capital Wellington
Currency Dollar
President Jacinda Ardern

103) The state government that has approved new rehabilitation policy for slum dwellers – Haryana.

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Haryana Capital Chandigarh
CM Manohar Lal Khattar
Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki

104) World Bank approves $55mn for the project in – Bangladesh

105) The organisation that  has ties up with CSC to promote MSEs in 115 districts is – SEBI.

106) RBI has tightened reporting norms for – Liberalised Remittance Scheme.

107) ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank repository participants for – NERL.

108) Jio join hands with which company to accelerate digital transformation – Sodexo.

109) Tamil New Year is celebrating on the first day of the Tamil month – Chithirai.

110) Ambedkar Jayanti is celebrating on – 14th April.

111) India, Russia sign seven MoU at – Defence expo

112) PM Modi Launches Largest Health Care Scheme On – Ambedkar Jayanti

113) India Mobile Congress 2018 to be held between – October 25-27.

114) US, Britain and France launch military operation against – Syria.

115) The player who has become first player to represent seven teams in IPL – Aaron Finch.

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