Important Weekly Current Affairs PDF Download (1st to 7th January 2018)

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Important Weekly Current Affairs 1st Week January 2018

1) Global Family Day is celebrated each year on – 1st of January.

2) Government has launched BHARAT 22 Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) to benefit long-term and retail investors by providing an opportunity to purchase equity stocks of government-run companies and earn stable returns, The government has allotted- Rs 14,500 crore.

3) Two countries have introduced Value Added Tax (VAT) for the first time they are –  Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates

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Saudi Arabia Capital Riyadh
Saudi Arabia Currency Saudi Riyal
Saudi Arabia King Ali Salman Ahmed Salman
UAE Capital Abu Dhabi
UAE Currency United Arab Emirates dirham
UAE President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

4) Germany is set to start enforcing a law that demands social media sites move quickly to remove hate speech, fake news and illegal material, the law is named as – Hate Law.      

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Germany Capital Berlin
Germany Currency Euro
Germany President Frank-Walter Steinmeier

5) The state government which has published its first draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) that includes the names of 1.9 crore people is – Assam.

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Assam Capital Dispur
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal
Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi

6) The state which has emerged as the second state in the Northeast, after Sikkim, to be declared Open Defecation Free – Arunachal Pradesh

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Arunachal Pradesh Capital Itanagar, Guwahati (Judiciary)
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu
Arunachal Pradesh Governor BD Mishra

7) Telangana government rolled out 24-hour free-electricity supply for – farming sector.

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Telangana Capital Hyderabad
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao
Telangana Governor E.S Lakshmi Narasimhan

8)The Centre has allotted in capital of Rs.7,577 crore in various weak public sector banks as ordered below

Bank Of India 2,257 crore
IDBI Bank 2,729 crore.
UCO Bank 1,375 crore
Bank of Maharashtra 650 Crore
Central Bank of India  323 Crore
Dena Bank 243ore

9)For the Information Utility Services envisaged under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016, Allahabad Bank entered into an agreement with – National e-Governance Services Limited (NeSL)

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Allahabad Bank Headquarters Kolkata
Allahabad Bank Tagline A tradition of trust
Allahabad Bank MD and CEO Usha Ananthasubramanian

 10)Chennai resident women who has attempted a new Guinness World Record for performing yoga continuously for over 105 hours- Kavitha Bharanidaran

11) Indian golfer who wins third Asian Tour title of 2017 – Shiv Kapur

12) On the reflect of continuous terrorist attack in the border Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj has stated that till stops the terrorist attack there will be no bi-lateral series between – India and Pakistan.

 13)The education institute which is to promote the success stories to school-going girls to increase the presence of women in its campus is – IIT- Bombay.

14) Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi inaugurated an online portal NARI in New Delhi for the empowerment of women, the name of the portal is nari.nic.in

15) Bangalore based leading IT firm Infosys has appointed its new CEO – Salil Parekh

16) The Karnataka state government will purchase 640 electric vehicles under the Central government’s scheme called – FAME.

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Karnataka Capital Bangalore
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah
Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala

17) Kolkata is set to get its first floating market, named – ‘The Floating Market of Patuli’

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West Bengal Capital Kolkata
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Benerjee
West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi

18) The State government which launched tourist-friendly police force – Puduchery

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Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy
Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi

19)  The country which Strong Underwater Servilance Network In Indian Ocean is – China.

China Capital Beijing
Currency Yuan
President Xi Jinping

20) HSBC predicts India’s growth rate is to be expected in 2017-18 – 6.5 percent

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       It is slowly improve to 7 percent by 2018-19.

       It will reach 7.6 percent by 2019-20.

21) Country’s largest lender State Bank of India and Agri house NABARD have signed an agreement with five NGOs for the promotion of 2,500 joint liability groups (JLGs) in – West Bengal

NABARD Headquarters   Mumbai
  Chairman Harsh Kumar Bhanwala

22) Indian Railways is set to launch its own co-branded debit card and also hold monthly lottery draw to give 100% cash-back to 10 lucky passengers for this Railways tie-up with – SBI

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State Bank of India Headquarters Mumbai
State Bank of India Tagline With you all the way ,Pure banking nothing else,The nation’s bank on us
State Bank of India Chairman Rajnish Kumar

23) After invested in PayTm and BigBasket, Alibaba going to invest $100 Mn in Logistic sector – XpressBees, Pune based logistic firm

24) Future group one of the India’s largest retailers buys the Snapdeals logistic firm – Vulcan Express for 50Cr.

25)To increase the healthy competition in the maritime sector government is offered “Samudra Manthan – Caring Organisation of the Year” award 2018 to – The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust

26) Nations largest lender State Bank of India brings down its base rate 30 percent it will come to effect from –  January 2, 2018.

SBI Headquarters Mumbai
CEO Rajinesh Kumar
Tagline Pure banking nothing else.

27) Customers will not have to pay any transaction charges for payments through debit card, BHIM app and other payment made for up to – Rs 2,000.

28) 171st Araadhanai Music Festival begins in – Thiruvaiyaru Thyagaraja temple, Tamil Nadu.

TN Capital Chennai
CM Edapadi Palanisamy
Governor Banwarilal Purohit

29) Senior diplomat Vijay Keshav Gokhale was appointed as Foreign Secretary for a two-year term, He will succeed S Jaishankar.

30) The former chief of the country’s Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) who was appointed as the next deputy National Security Advisor – Rajinder Khanna

  • Useful Info: Present National Security Advisor of India is Ajith Doval

31) According to the NABARD (Amendment) bill the authorized capital is raised – to 30000 Cr from 5000 Cr

    NABARD Headquarters   Mumbai
           Chairman Harsh Kumar Bhanwala

32) The first cricketer to hit three centuries in T20I cricket after smashing a 47-ball ton against West Indies is – New Zealand opener Colin Munro.

33) Carnatic singer Radha Vishwanathan died in Bengaluru at the 83.She was a daughter of a legendry singer M.S. Subbulakshmi.

34) World Braille Day is annually celebrated on- January 4

35) The opening ceremony of the 22nd National Youth Festival, the Centre has decided to move the festival venue from Jaipur to Noida.

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Manipur Capital Imphal
Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh
Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla

36) The 105th Indian Science Congress (ISC) will be held from March 16 to 20 at – Manipur University in Imphal.

37) The country which becomes the first country to make it illegal to pay men more than women – Iceland

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Iceland Capital Reykjavik
Iceland Currency Icelandic króna
Iceland President Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson

38) The Pakistan Navy successfully test-fired the indigenously developed naval cruise missile – Harba

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Pakistan Capital Islamabad
Pakistan Currency Pakistani Rupee
Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

39)  The state government that makes solar power plants mandatory for new buildings is – Haryana.

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Haryana Capital Chandigarh
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar
Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki

40) Indian apex bank RBI orders all the banks to recalibrate ATM to install – new Rs.200

Image on Backside Sanchi Stupa
Dimensions 66 X 146 mm²
Colour bright yellow

41) The Grameena Vikas Bank which has operationalised it’s first desktop ATM at Kasibugga in Mandi Bazar of Warangal in Telangana – The Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank (APGVB)

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Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank Headquarters Warangal, India
Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank Tagline We are with you
Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank Chairman V.Narasi Reddy

42) The 5th airport in India having CAT III landing system is Kolkata’s Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport

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West Bengal Capital Kolkata
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Benerjee
West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi

43) India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) signed an agreement for the training of employees of the latter in the area of payment banking with The Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA)

IPPB Headquarters New Delhi
CEO Suresh Sethi

44) SBI had increased the minimum balance requirement to Rs 5,000 in June. Because of public backlash the bank brought down the minimum balance requirement to Rs 3,000 in metros, Rs 2,000 in semi-urban and Rs 1,000 in rural areas.

45) The government has notified a new 7.75 per cent taxable Savings bond scheme for retail investors. These bonds are mature in seven-year will open for sale from the – 10th of January.

46) Reserve Bank of India to issue new Rs 10 note in chocolate brown colour:

  • India’s central bank will soon issue a new Rs 10 note in chocolate brown colour.
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has already printed 1 billion pieces of the new note. Further, the new note will bear the picture of Konark Sun Temple.
  • The design received the go-ahead from the government last week. Earlier in 2005, the central bank had changed the design of the old Rs 10 note.

47) World Book Fair opens at Pragati Maidan in the national capital New Delhi, organised by the National Book Trust in association with India Trade Promotion Organisation. focus is – Environmental issues:

48) India’s first park for people with special needs was inaugurated by Telangana Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao in Hyderabad.

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Telangana Capital Hyderabad
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao
Telangana Governor E.S Lakshmi Narasimhan

49) The Indian Railways has dropped service charges levied on online bookings through its website till – March 31, 2018.

50) A week-long international kite festival has been launched in Gujarat

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Gujarat Capital Gandhinagar
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani
Gujarat Governor Om Prakash Kohli

51). World’s first sand art certificate course in March, 2018 launched by – Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)

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