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Important Weekly Current Affairs 2nd Week of August 2018

1) World Cat Day is observed in – August 8th

2) Five time Tamil Nadu Chief Minister who passed away recently is – M Karunanidhi.

3) Kolkata man tops IQ world list with the score of – 148

4) NITI Aayog identified 117 districts as Aspirational Districts for – RUSA Scheme

5) President Ram Nath Kovind to inaugurate centenary celebrations of – St Thomas College Thrissur

6) Dr. Mahesh Sharma inaugurated the 64th Foundation Day Celebrations of Lalit Kala Akademi in – New Delhi

7) Restricted Area Permit eased for foreigners visiting – Andaman and Nicobar Islands

8) China successfully tests first hypersonic aircraft – Xingkong-2.

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China Capital Beijing
Currency Renminbi, Yuan
President Xi Jinping

9) Venezuela’s President Maduro survives ‘assassination attempt’

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Venezuela Capital Willington
Currency Dollar
PM Winston Peters

10) GOAMILES: Goa Tourism’s app-based taxi service flagged off by – CM Manohar Parrikar

11) A three judge bench to hear the challenging  Article 35A for – Jammu and Kashmir

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Jammu & Kashmir Capital Jammu & Srinagar
CM Vacant
Governor Narinder Nath Vohra

12) Uttarakhand 1st state to give ID cards to – Gau Rakshaks

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Uttarakhand Capital Dehradun
CM Trivendra Singh Rawat
Governor Krishan Kant Paul

13) Italian Bike-Maker Benelli signs MoU for Plant In – Telangana

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Telangana Capital Hyderabad
CM Chandrasekhar Rao
Governor ESL Narashiman

14) Government extends deadline for imposing duty hike on 29 US products by – 45 days

15) Core industries growth quickens to 6.7% in – June 2018

16) Director & GM United India Insurance – S Gopakumar

17) International Conference on Sustainable Growth Through Material Recycling Inaugurated In – New Delhi.

18) ISRO to launch its heaviest satellite GSAT 11 on – November 30

19) Former PM Indira Gandhi’s aide who passes away aged 81 is – RK Dhawan.

20) The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is celebrating on – August 9

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Theme “Indigenous peoples’ migration and movement”

21) Quit India Day 2018 – August 9

22) Non-Resident Indians could not file – Right to Information (RTI) applications

23) UK rejects India’s request to ban pro Khalistan event in – London

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UK Capital London
Currency Pound Sterling
PM Therasa May

24) State that has launched online system of releasing grant-in-aid to government departments – Haryana.

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Haryana Capital Chandigarh
CM Manohar lal Kathar
Governor Kaptan singh Solanki

25) World’s first thermal battery plant to be unveiled in – Andhra Pradesh

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

26) Khangchendzonga Becomes11th Biosphere Reserve To Be Included In – World Network of Biosphere Reserves

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Sikkim Capital Gangtok
CM Pawan Kumar Chamling
Governor Shriniwas Patil

27) India Baja 2018 is hosted by – Jaisalmer

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Rajasthan Capital Jaipur
CM Vasundra Raje
Governor Kalyan Singh

28) Mobile Wallet Transactions Hit Record Rs14,632 Crore In – June.

29) We can donate to Clean Ganga Fund by – SBI ATM

30) Dividend paid by RBI to government for FY18 is – Rs 50,000 crore.

31) Amazon opens its largest fulfillment centre in – Haryana

32) Government, NABARD And NWDA Sign Revised MoA For Funding Of Projects Under – PMKSY

33) TRAI Integrates Its Mobile App DND 2.0 & MyCall With – UMANG Platform

34) Commerce & Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu Launches Mobile App – ‘Niryat Mitra’

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Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) Headquarters New Delhi
President Ganesh Kumar Gupta

35) ‘Block 5’ Rocket is launched by – SpaceX

36) Indian U-20 And U-16 Team Wins Titles In – Football

37) Senior Congress leader who passes away recently is – RK Dhawan

38) Journalist who passes away is – Mony K. Mathew

39) Washington Open (tennis) 2018

Event Winner Runner-up
Men’s Singles Alexander Zverev (Germany) Alex de Minaur (Australia)
Women’s Singles Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) Donna Vekić (Croatia)
Men’s Singles Jamie Murray (United Kingdom), Bruno Soares (Brazil) Mike Bryan (United States), Édouard Roger-Vasselin (France)
Women’s Doubles Han Xinyun (China), Darija Jurak (Croatia) Alexa Guarachi (Chile), Erin Routliffe (New Zealand)

40) World Biofuel Day is observed every year on – 10th August
41) 1st Indian tribal language to get own Wiki edition – Shantali
42) New Colombia’s next President is – Ivan Duque.
43) Maharashtra Government announces special assistance of Rs 500 crore for – OBC community
44) Helpline launched for SCs/STs in – Karnataka
45) NSE unveils new brand identity (logo)
46) A unified payment terminal POS machine launched by SBI is – MOPAD.
47) PayU Reliance Money Announced Strategic Partnership for – Instant Loan
48) Modi government raises import duties on 328 textile products by up to – 20%
49) R S Sharma re-appointed TRAI chairperson till 2020
51) Germany’s Mario Gomez retires from International Football
52) India’s flag-bearer for Asian Games opening ceremony is – Neeraj Chopra
53) Kannada writer who passes away – Sumatheendra Nadig.

54) Govt extended eVisa facility for citizens of – 165 countries

55) Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved continuation and revision of Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Post Matric Scholarship for Other Backward Classes Students for studying in India (PMS-OBC) till – 2020

56) Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved continuation of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) beyond – 12th Five Year Plan period ((2012–2017))

57) The government has set up a four-member group of ministers (GoM) headed by trade minister Suresh Prabhu to advise prime minister Narendra Modi on whether to continue with or withdraw from – The 16-member Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations

58) Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry announced a spending of Rs 418 crore from 2018-20 on collaborative research between Indian and foreign institutes under the ‘Scheme for promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration’ (SPARC).

59) IFFCO forays into food processing, forms JV with Spainish firm at Ludhiana in Punjab

60) RSS thinker S Gurumurthy, Satish Marathe appointed as directors on RBI board

61) IMF forecasts GDP growth for India in 2018-19 is – 7.3% (7.5% in 2019-20)

62) Axis Bank introduces iris authentication for – Aadhaar-based transactions

63) Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) have launched a new digital platform which is to simplify capital raising process through capital markets is – ‘MyDeal’.

64) The Delhi high court with a sanctioned strength of 60 judges after the appointment of – Justice Rajendra Menon

65) Chairperson of National Commission for Women is – Rekha Sharma

66) Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Limited (TRIFED) has signed MOU with National Medicinal Plant Board The main aim to promote – Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAPs) forest

67) Global Innovation Index (GII) 2018 launched in – India

68) The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the ‘One District One Product’ Summit in – Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

69) The Union Cabinet approved for four more battalions of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). The estimated cost for the approval is – Rs.637 crore.

70) International Youth Day is an awareness day

71) The World Elephant Day is observed every year on – August 12

72) Astronomers, from Pune, used an Indian telescope, Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT), and discovered the most distant radio galaxy ever known. The galaxy is located at a distance of – 12 billion light-years.

73) Indian Railways to stop free travel insurance from September 1

74) According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura have emerged as the new hotspots for – HIV

75) Oral Hygiene Day was celebrated in – KLEVE Institute of Dental Sciences, Bangalore

76) Nepal-India Literature Festival 2018 commenced at – Birgunj

77) Macau set to overtake Qatar as world’s richest place by – 2020

78) Haryana Government to launch Ayushman Bharat scheme on – Aug 15

79) Defence Industrial Corridor Launched in – Aligarh, UP

80) Israel opens visa centre in – Kolkata

81) Delhi Police inducts India’s first all-woman SWAT team for – Anti-terrorist operations

82) ‘Prathibandhit Sahitya Mein Swatantrata Sangram’ inaugurated by – Ministry of Culture

83) Assam government to conduct door to door survey under – PMAY-G

84) Operation Madad and Operation Sahyog launched to rescue people in – Kerala

85) Excise Department used drones with camera to identify ganja plants in – Karnataka

86) Rajasthan government to organize human chain along – Pakistan border

87) PayPal and HDFC Bank Partner to offer – Seamless Payment Experiences

88) Bajaj Allianz General Insurance and Vijaya Bank entered into – Bancassurance Deal

89) India’s first genetic bank for wildlife conservation inaugurated in – Hyderabad

90) Google introduces Cameos, a video Q&A app aimed at – Celebrities

91) Michelle Bachelet: Former Chilean president appointed UN High Commissioner for – Human Rights

92) Indian Housing Project in Plantation Areas: India hands over 1st lot of houses built in – Sri Lanka

93) NITI Aayog Hosts Investors Conference in – Andaman & Nicobar, And Lakshadweep Islands

94) Exercise SCO Peace Mission 2018 to be conducted in Russia

 95) India’s rank on the Global Innovation Index (GII) Improves to – 57th

96) India to launch its second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 on – January 3 next year

97) Nobel Prize Winner Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul died at – 85

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