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Important Weekly Current Affairs 2nd Week January 2018

1). To assist small industries in manufacturing components for the defence sector Defence Minister Nirmala Seetharaman stated that a Defence Innovation Centre will be set up in. Coimbatore

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Tamil Nadu Capital Chennai
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami
Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit

2). Saudi Arabia has given green signal to India’s proposal to revive option of Haj pilgrimage through sea route.

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Saudi Arabia Capital Riyadh
Saudi Arabia Currency Saudi Riyal
Saudi Arabia King Ali Salman Ahmed Salman

3). Ambassador to promote cleanliness in Mumbai as part of the Swachh Survekshan 2018 is Akshay Kumar

4). Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) observed annually on 9 January, theme of the day is – Ancient Route, New Journey

5). Government has extended the deadline for linking of biometric identification Aadhaar to small savings schemes like post office deposits, Kisan Vikas Patra by three months to – March 31, 2018.

6). India’s fastest supercomputer established at Pune’s IITM is – ‘Pratyush’.

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Ministry of Science and Technology(Cabinet minister) Harsh Vardhan
Constituency Delhi
Ministry of Science and Technology(Minister of state) Y. S. Chowdary

7). The Kerala government is procuring 50 robots which are developed to clean sewer holes the name of the Robot is –  Bandicoot

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Kerala Capital Thiruvananthapuram
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan
Kerala Governor P. Sathasivam

8). According to the report by the Commerce Ministry Logistics Ease Across Different States, LEADS , Logistic Performance index is topped by Gujarat.

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

9). The state government that will install speed-limiting devices in all commercial vehicles registered in the state to check accidents and to ensure that they maintain stipulated speed limits while moving through the national and state highways is –West Bengal.

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

10). The Cryptocurrency which replaces Ripple as second largest Cryptocurrency –Ethereum

11). To provide financial assistance for economic empowerment of persons belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC) families living below Double Poverty Line (DPL) Punjab National Bank (PNB) tie-up with National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation (NSFDC) 

12). New CEO and MD of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) is Dilip Asbe

13) Music composer A R Rahman is appointed as the the brand ambassador of Sikkim

Sikkim Capital Gangtak
CM Pawan Kumar Chamling
Governor Shriniwas Patil

14). The state Government which has banned electronic cigarettes in the state, E-cigarette is a battery run electronic device that tries to create the feeling of tobacco smoking – Bihar

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Bihar Capital Patna
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar
Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik

15). Indian all rounder who has been suspended by the Board of Control for India in Cricket (BCCI) for five months on the grounds of a doping violation – Yusuf Pathan

16). Cabinet approves number of amendments in FDI Policy

Automatic route but any investment beyond the limit require government approval 49%
Under automatic route for Single Brand Retail Trading. 100%
Automatic route in Construction Development. 100%

17).  The railway station in Madhya Pradesh has become India’s first railway station to have a sanitary napkin vending machine is – Bhopal

18). Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its approval to continuation of Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme, MPLADS, till the term of the 14th Finance Commission which is – 31st March 2020.

19). The World Bank has projected India’s GDP growth rate at 7.3% for 2018 and 7.5% for the next two years.

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World Bank Headquarters Washington, D.C., United States
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim
World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva

20). New president  of JK Tyre & Industries of India Operations is- Rajiv Prasad

21).  World’s most oppressive leader towards press freedom according to New York-based non-profit organization Committee to Protect Journalists is – Donald Trump.

22). The Central Railway of Mumbai division which has figured in the Limca Book of Records 2018 for having an all-woman staff – The Matunga.

Union Railway Minister Piyush goyal
Constituency Maharashtra ( Rajasabha)

 23). Aanchal Thakur created history by becoming the first Indian to win an international medal in skiing.

24). The first-ever ‘Baby Olympics’ where two to four-year-olds will take part in the games in April is going to hosted by – Bahrain

25). The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a notice to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in the corruption case involving three hydel power projects in the state.

Kerala Capital Tiruvananthapuram
CM Pinarayi Vijayan
Governor Sathasivam

26). The US has issued a new travel advisory in such statement India has been ranked – Level 2 (exercise increased caution).

US Capital Washington, D.C
Currency Dollar
President Donald Trump

27). The government which said that it would allow women over the age of 18 to buy alcohol legally for the first time in more than 60 years- Srilanka

Srilanka Capital Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte(Administrative)

Colombo (Commercial)

Currency Rupee
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe

28). With the help of Wenn Digital Kotak mint its own Cryptocurrency called – KodakCoin

29). Leading Car manufactures The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance said it is setting up a venture capital fund that plans to invest  – $1 billion over next five years.

30). 9th chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) who going to replace Kiran Kumar is – K Sivan.

ISRO Headquarters  Bangalore

31). Indian-origin businessman who has been appointed as the Chairman of the Geneva-based World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) – Sunny Verghese

33). For cooperation in the field of Science & Technology India has signed the agreement with – Canada

Canada Capital Ottawa
Currency Dollar
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

34).  For the development of industries in Gujarat, the state government was signed a MoU with – South Korea.

Gujarat  Capital Gandhinagar
CM Vijay Rupani
Governor Om Prakash Kohli.

 

South Korea Capital Seoal
Currency Won
Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon

35). The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) appointed Harjinder Singh as the ‘Chef De Mission’ for the 23rd Winter Olympic Games which is going to held at – Pyeongchang, South Korea in February 2018.

IOA President Narinder Dhruv Batra.

36). According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index the richest man in the history to overtaking Bill Gates is – CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos

37). National Youth Day (Yuva Diwas or Swami Vivekananda Birthday) is celebrated in India every year on –  12th of January

38). Railway board Chairperson Ashwani Lohani has directed for reduction in the service charge for booking tour packages with the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) by – 10%.

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Ministry of Railways (Cabinet minister) Piyush Goyal
Member of Rajya Sabha Maharashtra
Ministry of Railways (Minister of state) Manoj Sinha, Rajen Gohain

39). India successfully launched weather observation satellite Cartosat 2 Series and 28 other spacecraft by the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV C-40

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ISRO  Headquarters Bangalore
New ISRO Chairman Sivan K

40). The world’s largest solar-thermal power plant has been given development approval by – South Australian government.

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Australia Capital Canberra
Australia Currency Australian Dollar
Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

41). Golden Jubilee of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between India and Bhutan is being celebrated by releasing- Special Logo.

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Bhutan Capital Thimphu
Bhutan Currency Bhutanese Ngultrum
Bhutan Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay

 42). The state government which has announced all future public and private bus acquisitions in the state would have to be done keeping in mind that they are easily accessible to the visually impaired – Haryana

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

43). The state which has launched a water ATM project to provide bacteria-free drinking water in schools – West Bengal.

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

44). Gallup International in its annual survey the opinion of Global Leaders conducted across 50 nations has rated PM Modi among world’s top three leaders.

1) Trump
2) Vladimir Putting
3) N Modi

45). New Chairman of the Finance Commission of the Indian Olympic Association is – Anil Khanna

46). America and Japan military forces have launched joint exercise named – Iron Fist.

Japan Capital Tokkio
Currency yen
PM Shinzo Abe,

47). Agriculture ministers of ASEAN countries met for the fourth sitting in New Delhi. The topic of discussion was based on food and agricultural future developments

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