Important Weekly Current Affairs PDF Download (15th to 21st January 2018)

Dear Readers, Here we have given the list of Important Weekly Current Affairs 3rd Week January 2018. Candidates those who are preparing for Upcoming Syndicate Bank PO, Canara Bank PO, SBI Clerk 2018 and other competitive exams can make use of it.

Important Weekly Current Affairs 3rd Week January 2018

1) The amount that India has contributed to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres’s Office of Envoy on Youth to help with its mission of involving young people in the world body’s goals – Rs.50000.

2) The company which partnership with Maharashtra Govt. for the Interventions is – Johnson and Johnson.

3) Delhi government aims to launch a dedicated app to check the presence of junk vehicles parked on city roads in accordance with the provisions of the Capital’s first comprehensive parking policy, The name of the app is –  ‘Khatara Gadi (Junk Vehicle) app’.

4) Film director, actor, and playwright who has been selected for the Ammannur Madhava Chakyar award instituted by the Kerala Sangeeta Nataka Akademi – Girish Karnad.

5) South Korean electronics company which has unveiled a hospitality robot at CES 2018 designed to deliver food and drinks to travelers in hotels and airport lounges – LG

6) The Former Union Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise under the leadership of former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh Who was died recently was – Raghunath Jha.

7) India has signed four agreements for collaboration in ICT sector, setting up of e-office system and connecting of National Knowledge network (NKN) for collaboration among universities and academics with – Srilanka

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Sri Lanka Capital Colombo, Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte
Sri Lanka Currency Sri Lankan Rupee
Sri Lanka President Maitherepala Srisena

8) India will break up its Air India into 4 separate companies for – the disinvestment process.

9) Idea Cellular Ltd and Vodafone Group Plc’s Indian unit are likely to start operating as a single unit from April by this they becomes the world’s second largest and India’s largest telecom operator.

10) To upgrade strategic partnership India has signs nine agreements with – Israel.

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Israel Capital Jerusalem
Israel Currency Israeli New Shekel
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

 

11) Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore launched the official anthem and mascot of Khelo India School Games which is going to start from – January 31.

12)  The lead singer of Irish rock group ‘The Cranberries’ , died at the age of 46 during a recording trip to London – Dolores O‘Riordan.

13) IIM which has established the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) that aims to improve the learning abilities of students and improve the teaching efficiency of faculty members – the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.

14) e-commerce giant which owned messaging app DingTalk which is unveiled an English version in India that caters to the small and medium-sized enterprises – Alibaba.

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Alibaba Headquarters Hangzhou, China
Alibaba CEO Daniel Zhang

 

15) The name of the mobile wallet company acquired by Bajaj Finance for 12.60 per cent stake is – Mobikwik.

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Mobikwik Headquarters Gurugram
Mobikwik CEO Bipin Preet Singh

 

16) Senior BJP leader and former MLC who passed away at the age of 78 was – Prof Narayan Sadashiv Pharande.

17) The ADB has invested USD 50 million in True North VI LLP (True North VI) to provide equity capital to middle-market companies in – India.

18) The Maharashtra government is planning to link the Public Distribution System (PDS) with Aadhaar across all the 52,000 ration shops in the state by end of – March.

19) The center sanctioned 10000Cr to the North East state for better network connectivity

20) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman undertook a sortie in IAF’s frontline combat jet Sukhoi-30 MKI in the western sector of Rajasthan.

21) ISRO released the first image captured by its Cartosat-2 series satellite which was recently launched from the space agency’s spaceport at Sriharikota, the image shows a part of Indore with the Holkar Cricket Stadium in the centre.

22) An experimental air purifying tower, toughed to be the world’s biggest at a height is built by China.

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China Capital Beijing
China Currency Renminbi
China President Xi Jinping

 

23) US President Donald Trump has been awarded a ‘Medal of Bravery’ by the residents of Afghanistan’s Logar province for his stance against Pakistan.

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Afghanistan Capital Kabul
Afghanistan Currency Afghan Afghani
Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani

 

24) The world’s longest underwater cave system discovered in – Mexico.

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Mexico Capital Mexico City
Mexico Currency Mexican Peso
Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto

 

25) Romania’s Prime Minister who has resigned because of no support in his party due to internal struggles – Mihai Tudose.

26) Private sector lender which has raised Rs 150 crore through issuance of bonds on a private placement basis – DCB Bank.

27) The Brazilian World Cup winner who has retired from international football – Ronaldinho.

28) Defence Expo to be going to held in Mahabalipuram near Chennai.

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Ministry of Defence (Cabinet minister) Nirmala Sitharaman
Rajya Sabha Karnataka
Ministry of Defence (Minister of state) Subhash Bhamre
Tamil Nadu Capital Chennai
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami
Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit

 

29) The government is planning to set up a Rs.2,200-crore fund to finance solar projects to achieve its target of having 175 GW in renewable energy before 2022.

30) Mumbai has been ranked as Asia’s fifth most expensive rental city, in globally top city is Tokyo.

31) The deadline for the mandatory installation of Global Positioning System (GPS) devices and panic buttons in all passenger transport vehicles, including taxis and buses – April 1, 2018.

32) Union HRD minister ordered all Colleges and technical institutes across the country may soon offer free Wi-Fi to students and staff

33) What is the name of rescue exercise that conducted by India Japan Coastguards – SAREX.

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Japan Capital Tokyo
Japan Currency Japanese Yen
Japan Prime Minister Shinzō Abe

 

34) All of Norway’s short-haul airliners should be entirely electric by 2040.

Norway Capital Oslo
Currency Krone
Pm Erna Solberg

 

35) The state which has tie-up with Adani Group for Rs 750 crore to double the capacity of the company’s edible oil refinery – Westbengal.

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

 

36) Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm which has acquired Bengaluru-based payments startup iKaaz to strengthen its payments platform – Grab.

37) Private sector lender which has became the first Indian bank to cross Rs.5 trillion (about $78 billion) market capitalization- HDFC Bank.

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HDFC Bank Headquarters Mumbai
HDFC Bank Tagline Aditya Puri
HDFC Bank MD and CEO We understand your world

 

38) The Central Railway has planned to install 11,000 CCTVs in all the compartments of Mumbai local trains by the end of 2018.

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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) The country which has announced the world’s first public registers that requires overseas companies that own or buy property in the country to provide details of their ultimate owners – Britain.

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Britain Capital London
Britain Currency Pound Sterling
Britain Prime Minister Theresa May

 

40) India has signed the Free trade agreement with Israel.

Israel Capital Jerusalem
Currency shekel
PM Benjamin Netanyahu

 

41) The payments bank which has started the physical debit card delivery is PayTm.

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Paytm Payments Bank Headquarters Noida, Uttar Pradesh
Paytm Payments Bank CEO Renu Satti

42) Facebook-owned instant messaging platform WhatsApp formally announced the launch of a new ‘Business’ application, Called ‘WhatsApp Business’.

43) The Indigenously-developed weapon system integrated helicopter that will make its maiden appearance in the Republic Day parade is Rudra

44) Virat Kohli became only the third cricketer to be named the captain of International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Test and ODI teams in the same year.

  1. Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year – Virat Kohli (India)
  2. ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year – Steve Smith (Australia)
  3. ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year – Virat Kohli (India)
  4. ICC Men’s Emerging Cricketer of the Year – Hasan Ali (Pakistan)
  5. ICC Men’s Associate Cricketer of the Year – Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)
  6. ICC Men’s T20I Performance of the Year – Yuzvendra Chahal (6-25 v England for India)
  7. David Shepherd Trophy for ICC Umpire of the Year – Marais Erasmus
  8. ICC Spirit of Cricket – Anya Shrubsole (England)
  9. ICC Fans Moment of the Year – Pakistan stun India to win the ICC Champions Trophy 2017

45) The five day Ramayana festival with the ASEAN nations kick off in Delhi.

46) In a first, India will host Yoga training sessions at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.

47) The 70th Army Day is being celebrated on January 15.

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Army Chief General Bipin Rawat
Chief of the Naval Staff Sunil Lana
Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa

48) National Disaster Response Force, NDRF is celebrating its 13th Raising Day on January 19.

49) The three north eastern states of Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya celebrated their 46th Foundation Day on January 21.

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Tripura Capital Agartala
Tripura Chief Minister Manic Starker
Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy
Manipur Capital Imphal
Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh
Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla
Meghalaya Capital Shillong
Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul  Sangma
Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad

 

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