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

Dear Readers, Here we have given the list of Important Weekly Current Affairs 2nd Week of March 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 March  2018

1) International Women’s Day is a worldwide event that denotes the achievements of women everywhere is celebrated on – March 8.

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2) The 5.8 Undersea Restaurant is set to be converted into a yoga studio where yoga classes will be conducted, is situated in – Maldives.

3) First state to enact its own net-neutrality requirements after U.S. regulators repealed Obama-era rules designed to keep the internet an even playing field is – Washington.

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USA Capital Washington DC
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President Donald Trump.

4) Tech giant Microsoft has inked its first renewable energy deal in India for powering its new facility in – Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Capital Bangalore
CM Sidharamaya
Governor Vajubai Rudubai Vala

5) The state government which has announced a casual leave on March 8 for its female employees on the occasion of International Women’s Day is – Telangana.

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Telangana Capital Hyderabad
CM Chandrasekhar Rao
Governor ESL Narasimhan

6) The Reserve Bank of India has imposed a monetary penalty of Rs 40 lakh on State Bank of India for – non-compliance of its directions on detection and impounding of counterfeit notes.

7) The first Indian to win the Pritzker Prize, the highest award in architecture – Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi.

8) The new Special Director in the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is – Vivek R Wadekar.

9) The first female direct-entry combat officer in the Indo-Tibetan Border Police – Prakriti.

10) Mauritius’ first female President who resigned recently – Ameenah Gurib-Fakim.

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Mauritius Capital Port Louis
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President Ameenah Gurib.

11) Telangana Launches India’s 1st State-Led Incubator for – Women.

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Telangana Capital Hyderabad
CM Chandrasekhar Rao
Governor ESL Narashimman

12) The state government which has unveiled the State flag (nada dhwaja) for the state – Karnataka.

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Karnataka Capital Bangalore
CM Sidharamaya
Governor Vajubai Rudubai Vala

13) India’s biggest Media & Entertainment Services Market – EnTTech 2018 was inaugurated in – Mumbai.

14) The RBI has imposed a penalty of Rs.5 crore on Airtel Payments Bank for – Breaching Know Your Customer (KYC) norms.

15) As per the Second Advance estimates released by Central Statistics Office (CSO) the growth of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is estimated to be – 6.6 per cent in 2017-18.

16) Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli has been named cab-hailing startup – Uber.

17) The Minister who have submitted their resignations to Prime Minister Narendra Modi- Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Y S Chowdary.

18) Suresh Prabhu has been given the additional charge of – Ministry of Civil Aviation.

19) World’s Best Airport as per Airports Council International (ACI) ASQ 2017 rankings – Delhi And Mumbai Airports.

20) Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated National Legislators Conference on the theme ‘We for Development’ in – New Delhi.

21) Telangana IT and Industries Minister K T Rama Rao inaugurated the biennial event on Civil Aviation and Aerospace titled ‘Wings India 2018’ at – The Begumpet Airport.

22) The International Solar Alliance (ISA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the Green climate funds (GCF), and the New Development Bank (NDB) signed Joint financial partnership Declarations in – New Delhi

23) The Indian Navy began an eight-day-long mega naval exercise along with leading maritime powers of the region at – The Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

24) The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, received the first copy of the book ‘Fulfilling Bapu’s Dreams – Prime Minister Modi’s Tribute to Gandhiji’ which is written by – Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev.

25) The government has made mandatory providing passport details mandatory for taking loans of – Rs.50 crore and above.

26) According to Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Radha Mohan Singh, Milk production in the country increased by – 20 percent between 2014 and 2017.

27) The country which has announced it will pay states for “rigorous firearms training” for teachers and other school staff to “harden” schools against mass shooting attacks – US.

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US Capital Washington DC
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President Donald Trump

 28) China’s Parliament has abolished the decades-old two-term limit for – President

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China Capital Beijing
Currency Renminbi
President Xi Jinping

 29) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting French President Emmanuel Macron jointly inaugurated 101-megawatt solar power plant at – Dadar Kala village in Mirzapur district of Uttar Pradesh.

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Uttar Pradesh Capital Lucknow
CM Yogi Adityanath
Governor Ram Naik

30) Rajasthan assembly has passed an amendment bill awarding death penalty for convicts involved in the rape of girls below – 12 years of age.

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Rajasthan Capital Jaipur
CM Vasundhara Raje
Governor Kalyan Singh

 31) The Institute of Bioresearches and Sustainable Laboratory (IBSD), Imphal, set up a floating laboratory in – northeast India’s largest freshwater Loktak Lake.

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Manipur Capital Imphal
CM Biren Singh
Governor Najma A. Heptulla

32) PM Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday pledged to begin work on “the largest nuclear power plant in the world” in – India.

33) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the International Solar Alliance (ISA) has signed a cooperation arrangement to promote solar energy deployment in- Asia and the Pacific.

34) The country which has won the “Best Exhibitor Award” at ITB Berlin – India.

35) Noted actor who has been honoured with the ‘Godavari Gaurav’ award – Amol Palekar.

36) Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi has been re-elected as general secretary of – RSS

37) Twitter has appointed Parag Agrawal as its – chief technology officer.

38) A Multilateral Air Force exercise, ‘Samvedna’, will be held from – March 12 to 17, 2018.

39) Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey title won by – Australia.

40) British genome pioneer Sir John Sulston has died

41) The President, Prime Minister, and Vice President will get their own customized planes by – early 2020.

42) India’s tallest national flag was on Monday unfurled in Belagavi (also known as Belgaum) in – Karnataka.

43) Vistra, one of the world’s leading corporate service providers of international incorporations, trust, fiduciary, private office, international expansion and fund administration services, has acquired Global Expandia, a Jakarta based firm providing market entry and other related services to foreign-owned investors operating in – Indonesia.

44) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched a campaign to eradicate tuberculosis (TB) from India by – 2025.

45) The Centre has constituted a three-member Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal to adjudicate the dispute between – Odisha and Chhattisgarh.

46) The 5.8 Undersea Restaurant in the Maldives is set to be converted into a yoga studio where yoga classes will be conducted in – The Hurawalhi Island Resort.

47) The Union home ministry recently sanctioned the launch of the National Academy of Coastal Policing (NACP) from a campus of – Gujarat’s Fisheries Research Centre located in coastal Okha

48) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a number of schemes worth over Rs. 800 crores for the poor in – Varanasi.

49) Coinciding with the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to India, an Indo-French Centre of Excellence (CoE) was inaugurated in – Bengaluru, Karnataka.

50) In a bid to provide mentorship in design, innovation and entrepreneurship for software companies and startups, the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) in association with Facebook launched “Design4India Studio” in – Bengaluru, Karnataka.

51) India’s largest telecom operator which has received board approval to raise up to Rs.16,500 crore for refinancing debt and for paying spectrum liabilities – Airtel.

52) SBI Reduces Charges On Non-Maintenance Of Minimum Balance

Slab Existing Charge New Charge
Urban Branch
Shortfall of ≤ 50% Rs.30 + GST Rs. 10 + GST
Shortfall of > 50 to 75% Rs. 40 + GST Rs. 12 + GST
Shortfall of > 75% Rs. 50 + GST Rs. 15 + GST
Semi Urban Branch
Shortfall of ≤ 50% Rs.20 + GST Rs. 7.50 + GST
Shortfall of > 50 to 75% Rs. 30 + GST Rs. 10 + GST
Shortfall of > 75% Rs. 40 + GST Rs. 12 + GST
Rural Branch
Shortfall of ≤ 50% Rs.20 + GST Rs. 5 + GST
Shortfall of > 50 to 75% Rs. 30 + GST Rs. 7.5 + GST
Shortfall of > 75% Rs. 40 + GST Rs. 10 + GST

53) DCB Bank said it has introduced a remittance service – ‘DCB Remit’.

54) ICICI Bank has launched instant overdraft ‘InstaOD’ facility for – MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) in a completely online and paperless manner.

55) Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank (KVGB) has launched a loan scheme which is for women to take up new ventures or for expanding/modifying the existing enterprises is – Vikas She Plus.

56) India has announced a new Line of Credit of USD 100 million for defense procurement by – Mauritius

57) Actor Sathyaraj, who is known for portraying the character ‘Kattappa’ in the ‘Bahuballi’ film franchise, is set to get a wax statue at – Madame Tussauds wax museum of London.

58) All India Radios News Services Division (NSD) Director General Sitanshu Kar will be the next head of the – Press Information Bureau (PIB)

59) World Ocean Summit was held recently in – Mexico’s Riviera Maya.

60) Global cyber security provider Kaspersky Lab in a summit stated that India’s ranks in the list of countries facing web-borne threats- 33.

61) India topped the medals tally in the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup with four gold, one silver and four bronze medals for a total of nine medals in – Guadalajara, Mexico.

62) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced Paytm as the official umpire partner for the Indian Premier League (IPL) – For the next five years.

63) Former Rajya Sabha member Begum Hamida dies at 101.

64) Comedian Ken Dodd dead aged 90.

65) Pi Day is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant π. Pi Day is observed on – March 14.

66) The Supreme Court indefinitely extended the March 31 deadline for – Linking Aadhaar with bank accounts.

67) Tata Motors and Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) have begun the country’s first demonstration trials for – a Hydrogen fuel cell bus.

68) As many as 10,000 Artificial Intelligence-powered CCTV cameras will be installed at over 4,500 junctions and main roads across Bengaluru to – Ensure safety of women

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Karnataka Capital Bangalore
CM Sidharamaya
Governor Vajubai Rudubai Vala

69) President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated World Hindi Secretariat building in – Port Louis, Mauritius.

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President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim.

70) Businessman-turned politician Sebastian Pinera was sworn in as – Chile’s president.

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President Sebastian Pinera

71) Amazon.com Inc launched its first-ever debit card in – Mexico.

72) According to a report by ACI Worldwide and AGS Transact Technologies digital transactions in India could be worth $1 trillion annually by – 2025.

73) The Reserve Bank of India has scrapped quasi bank guarantee instruments such as the Letter of Undertaking and Letter of Comfort that blew a Rs. 14,000 crore hole in the books of Punjab National Bank as the regulator attempts to plug a loophole and improve banks’ due diligence in – Trade credit.

74) The public sector Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has secured significant orders worth 736 crores Rs. after competitive bidding, for supplying Steam Generators for – the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL).

75) New Director of Central Intelligence Agency is – Gina Haspel

76) 2017 Kochon Prize was awarded to – The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for building a tradition of excellence in Tuberculosis (TB) research and demand development.

77) The 27th G D Birla Award for Scientific Research for year 2017 has been given to – Dr Rajan Sankaranarayanan.

78) The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh will inaugurate the two-day Asia-Pacific Regional Conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) in – New Delhi.

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79) Deodhar Trophy 2018 was won by – India B

80) Scientist Stephen Hawking Died Aged 76.

81) Actor Narendra Jha Passes Away At 55.

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