Important Weekly Current Affairs PDF Download (22nd to 31st January 2018)

Dear Readers, Here we have given the list of Important Weekly Current Affairs 4th 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 4th Week January 2018

1) International Customs Day, well known as the ICD, is celebrated by the custom organizations every year on 26th of January, theme of the day is – A secure business environment for economic development.

2) Ride-hailing startup Uber is planning to launch its bike service UberMOTO in Amritsar and Kanpur.

3) The State which launched its first infertility centre in public sector at Gandhi Hospital – Telangana

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

4) Usha Ananthasubramanian has been elected the first woman chairman of Indian Banks’ Association (IBA), she is a MD and CEO of – Allahabad Bank.

 5) Windies’ all-rounder Kieron Pollard has become the first cricketer to play – 400 T20 matches.

6) Rajnish Kumar, Chairman, State Bank of India, was elected Deputy Chairman of IBA for the year 2017-18.

7) The President has approved the awards for 85 individuals, which includes 3 Padma Vibhushan, 9 Padma Bhushan and 73 Padma Shri.

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Padma Vibhushan Awardees 1)      Illaiyaraja – Art-Music

2)      Ghulam Mustafa Khan – Art-Music

3)      P Parameswaran- Literature and Education

Padma Bhushan Awardees 1)      Pankaj Advani – Sports-Billiards/Snooker

2)      Philipose Mar Chrysostom – Others-Spiritualism

3)      Mahendra Singh Dhoni – Sports-Cricket

4)      Alexander Kadakin (Foreigner/Posthumous) – Public affairs

5)      Ramachandran Nagaswamy – Others-Archaeology

6)      Ved Prakash Nanda (OCI) – Literature and Education

7)      Laxman Pai – Art-Painting

8)      Arvind Parikh – Art-Music

9)      Sharda Sinha – Art-Music

Padma Shri Awardees 1)      Anwar Jalalpuri (Posthumous) – Literature and Education (Literature – Urdu)

2)      Sitavva Joddati – Social Work

3)      Manas Bihari Verma – Science & Engineering (Defence)

4)      Abhay Bang (Duo) – Medicine, Rani Bang (Duo) – Medicine

5)      Damodar Ganesh Bapat – Social Work

6)      Prafulla Govinda Baruah – Literature and Education-Journalism

7)      Mohan Swaroop Bhatia – Art-Folk Music

8)      Sudhanshu Biswas – Social Work

9)      Saikhom Mirabai Chanu – Sports-Weightlifting

10)   Pandit Shyamlal Chaturvedi – Literature and Education-Journalism

11)   Jose Ma Joey Concepcion III (Foreigner) – Trade & Industry

12)   Langpoklakpam Subadani Devi – Art-Weaving

13)   Somdev Devvarman – Sports-Tennis

14)   Yeshi Dhoden – Medicine

15)   Arup Kumar Dutta – Literature and Education

16)   Doddarange Gowda – Art-Lyrics

17)   Arvind Gupta – Literature and Education

18)   Digamber Hansda – Literature and Education

19)   Ramli Bin Ibrahim (Foreigner) – Art-Dance

20)   Piyong Temjen Jamir – Literature and Education

21)   Malti Joshi – Literature and Education

22)   Manoj Joshi – Art-Acting

23)   Rameshwarlal Kabra – Trade & Industry

24)   Pran Kishore Kaul – Art

25)   Bounlap Keokangna (Foreigner) – Others-Architecture

26)   Vijay Kichlu – Art-Music

27)   Tommy Koh (Foreigner) – Public Affairs

28)   Lakshmikutty – Medicine-Traditional

29)   Joyshree Goswami Mahanta – Literature and Education

30)   Narayan Das Maharaj – Others-Spiritualism

31)   Pravakara Maharana – Art-Sculpture

32)   Hun Many (Foreigner) – Public Affairs

33)   Nouf Marwaai (Foreigner) – Others- Yoga

34)   Zaverilal Mehta – Literature and Education-Journalism

35)   Krishna Bihari Mishra – Literature and Education

36)   Sisir Purushottam Mishra – Art-Cinema

37)   Subhasini Mistry – Social Work

38)   Tomio Mizokami (Foreigner) – Literature and Education

39)   Somdet Phra Maha Muniwong (Foreigner) – Others-Spiritualism

40)   Keshav Rao Musalgaonkar – Literature and Education

41)   Thant Myint – U (Foreigner) – Public Affairs

42)   V Nanammal – Others-Yoga

43)   Sulagitti Narasamma – Social Work

44)   Vijayalakshmi Navaneethakrishnan – Art-Folk Music

45)   I Nyoman Nuarta (Foreigner) – Art-Sculpture

46)   Malai Haji Abdullah Bin Malai Haji Othman (Foreigner) – Social Work

47)   Gobaradhan Panika – Art-Weaving

48)   Bhabani Charan Pattanaik – Public Affairs

49)   Murlikant Petkar – Sports-Swimming

50)   Habibullo Rajabov (Foreigner) – Literature and Education

51)   M R Rajagopal – Medicine-Palliative Care

52)   Sampat Ramteke (Posthumous) – Social Work

53)   Chandra Sekhar Rath – Literature and Education

54)   S S Rathore – Civil Service

55)   Amitava Roy – Science and Engineering

56)   Sanduk Ruit (Foreigner) – Medicine-Ophthalmology

57)   R Sathyanarayana – Art-Music

58)   Pankaj M Shah – Medicine-Oncology

59)   Bhajju Shyam – Art-Painting

60)   Maharao Raghuveer Singh – Literature and Education

61)   Kidambi Srikanth – Sports-Badminton

62)   Ibrahim Sutar – Art-Music

63)   Siddeshwara Swamiji – Others-Spiritualism

64)   Lentina Ao Thakkar – Social Work

65)   Vikram Chandra Thakur – Science and Engineering

66)   Rudrapatnam Narayanaswamy Tharanathan (Duo) – Art-Music, Rudrapatnam Narayanaswamy Thyagarajan (Duo) – Art-Music

67)   Nguyen Tien Thien (Foreigner) – Others-Spiritualism

68)   Bhagirath Prasad Tripathi – Literature and Education

69)   Rajagopalan Vasudevan – Science and Engineering

70)   Panatawane Gangadhar Vithobaji – Literature and Education

71)   Romulus Whitaker – Others-Wildlife Conservation

72)   Baba Yogendra – Art

73)   A Zakia – Literature and Education

8) Martyred Indian Air Force Garud Commando who has been posthumously awarded the Ashoka Chakra on the 69th Republic Day, becoming the first-ever airman to receive the honour for a ground combat operation is – Jyoti Prakash Nirala.

9) Veteran film actress Supriya Devi passed away in Kolkata, She was 85 was – Bengal flim industries.

10) National girl child day is celebrated every year on – 24th January.

11) India has moved up on a global index of talent competitiveness to the 81st position.

12)  India to host informal WTO Ministerial gathering in March.

13 ) The country which unveiled plans to build a ‘Polar Silk Road’ across the Arctic as part of its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) – China.

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China Capital Beijing
China Currency Renminbi
China President Xi Jinping

14) The third edition of Kerala Literature Festival (KLF) in Kozhikode on – February 8

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

15) Government has allowed Small Finance Banks and Payments Banks to offer – Atal Pension Yojana (APY)

16) The government has cut GST rate from 12% to 8% on houses purchased using the credit-linked subsidy scheme (CLSS) under – Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna.

17) The amount which Mobile wallet Paytm platform would invest in 2018 to conduct merchant training and awareness initiatives to scale up its operations across the country is  – Rs.500 crore.

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Paytm Headquarters Noida
Paytm CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma

18) The newly joined Independent director of Federal bank is Abhaya Prasad Hota.

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Federal Bank Headquarters Aluva, Kochi, Kerala
Federal Bank Tagline Your Perfect Banking Partner
Federal Bank CEO Shyam Srinivasan

19) The Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy is won by – Delhi

20) Senior Congress leader and former Madhya Pradesh minister whopassed away in Gurugram at the age of 74 – Puran Singh Bedia.

21) Important Days in January 28thNational immunization days (NIDs)

Data Privacy Day

22) Every January last Sunday is celebrated as – World Leprosy Day

23) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Palestine, UAE and Oman in February

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Palestine Capital Jerusalem
Palestine Currency Israeli new Shekel, Egyptian Pound, Jordanian Dinar
Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas
UAE Capital Abu Dhabi
UAE Currency United Arab Emirates dirham
UAE President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Oman Capital Muscat
Oman Currency Omani Rial
Oman Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said

24) Marking the 69th Republic Day celebrations, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) and New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) have launched the first ever – ‘Khadi Haat’

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal

25) Union Home Ministry is planning to set up an apex coordination centre to deal with cyber crimes such as financial frauds, circulation of communal and pornographic contents.

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Ministry of Home Affairs (Cabinet minister) Rajnath Singh
Constituency Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Ministry of Home Affairs (Minister of state) Kiren Rijiju, Hansraj Gangaram Ahir

26) The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has planned to set up a ‘Social Media Communication Hub’ that would help it keep a tab on trending news in all – districts

27) Naveen released a book on his father ‘The Tall Man Biju Patnaik’ written by – Sundar Ganesan

28) Legendary playback singer who will be conferred with Yash Chopra Memorial Award for her outstanding contribution to the film industry is – Asha Bhosle

29) The former agriculture commissioner of India and Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awardee who passed away was Dr Gurcharan Singh Kalkat

30) The Amount which the Airports Authority of India has allocated for the upgradation of airports in the North East region – 3400 Cr

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Airports Authority of India Headquarters New Delhi
Airports Authority of India Chairman Guruprasad Mohapatra

31) new colour of the uniform for the Department of Posts personnel, including postmen and multi-tasking staff which was introduced by Communications Minister Manoj Sinha is – khadi.

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Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (Minister of state (Independent charge) for Communications) Manoj Sinha
Constituency Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh

32) LED-based wireless communication technology test jointly conducted with IIT-Madras and lighting company Philips India called – Lifi.

33) The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) introduced 150 Wi-Fi hotspots in Pune city on 26 January 2018 , PMC plans to make Pune an entirely digital city by – 2020

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Maharashtra Capital Mumbai
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis
Maharashtra Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao

34) Homegrown taxi aggregator which has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Assam government for a river taxi service in the state – Ola.

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

35)  The country’s largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) raised interest rates on bulk deposits by 50-140 basis points.

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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

36) The Bank which has announced the launch of its digital wealth management service is – Equitas Small Finance Bank.

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Equitas Small Finance Bank Headquarters Chennai
Equitas Small Finance Bank (Part-time Chairman) Arun Ramanathan

37) Leading car maker who has apologize for the Newyork times reports revealed that it funded a 2014 study that exposed monkeys to toxic diesel fumes – Volkswagen

38) The leading Mobile payments company which have formed a joint venture with Alibaba Group-owned AGTech Holdings Ltd to launch Gamepind, a gaming platform aimed at mobile users in India- Paytm

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Paytm Headquarters Noida
Paytm CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma
AGTech Holdings Headquarters Hong Kong

39) The Indian Parliamentary Group has announced five Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards for five consecutive years from 2013.The awards are listed below:

2013 Manipur Governor Najma A Heptulla
2014 BJP’s Lok Sabha member Hukumdev Narayan Yadav
2015 Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad
2016 Trinamool Congress’ Dinesh Trivedi
2017 Bhartruhari Mahatab

40) Malayalam cine star Mohanlal and former sprint queen P T Usha were conferred with Honorary D.Lit degrees by – the Calicut University.

41) Former world number one badminton player who was conferred with Badminton Association of India’s (BAI) inaugural Lifetime Achievement award for his contribution to the sport – Prakash Padukone.

42) The city which Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives to attend the annual meeting of 48th World Economic Forum – Davos in Switzerland.

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Theme of the summit Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World

43) Indian Navy’s first all-women crew of Indian Naval Sailing Vessel- INSV Tarini entered Port Stanley Falkland islands.

44) The country which has launched an online portal for citizens to report what they consider as fake news – Itali.

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Italy Capital Rome
Italy Country Euro, Italian Lira
Italy President Sergio Mattarella

45) The state which organised the three-day Kachra Mahotsav 2018, India’s first Garbage Festival– Chhattisgarh.

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Chhattisgarh Capital Raipur
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh
Chhattisgarh Governor Balram Dass Tandon

46) The city which host the eighth edition of the International Conference on Wild Silk is – Guwahati

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

47) In Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu inaugurated the World War II Memorial Museum in Jairampur in Changlang District.

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

48) The Khelo India School Games are being held from 31st January to 8th February 2018 in New Delhi.

49) Rank of India in steel producer is – Three.

  • India has overtaken the US to become the world’s third-largest steel producer.
  • Country’s crude steel production grew by 6.2% to 101.4 million tonnes, MT, in 2017 compared to 95.5 MT in 2016, according to the report by World Steel Association.
  • China lead the table followed by Japan

50) During Indian PM visit to Palestine Narendra Modi will inaugurate Palestine Institute of Diplomacy.

51) Special Chief Secretary who was appointed the new Chief Secretary of Telangana – S K Joshi

52) Private sector Axis Bank launched the fourth edition of ‘Evolve’ in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.It is an annual multi-city knowledge series for Bank’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) customers. The current edition of ‘evolve’ is titled as “Transform your Family Business into your dream company”.

53) The Asian Development Bank and the Indian Government have signed a 250 million dollar loan to finance the construction of over 6 thousand 2 hundred kilometres rural roads for 5 states Assam, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY).

54) The ground which will host the final of both the men’s and women’s World Twenty20 when the tournaments come to Australia in 2020 – Melbourne Cricket Ground.

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