Important Weekly Current Affairs One Linear (30 May to 6 April) in English

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Important Weekly Current Affairs One Linear (30 May to 6 April) in English

 

National

  • Under the ‘Adopt a heritage’ a corporate house has signed MoU to maintain historic site Red Fort – Dalmia Bharat Ltd.
  • Shriui Lily festival 2018 was celebrated in this state –Manipur
  • The Government kicks off a Pilot Scheme on the competitive basis for 3 (three) years for Procurement of Aggregate Power of – 2500 MW
  • has launched the Gobardhan Scheme in – Haryana
  • The city hosted the 2018 international Buddhist conference – Lumbini
  • President of India presented Visitor’s Awards 2018 at – New Delhi
  • This scheme has been approved in agriculture sector beyond 12th Five Year Plan for the period from 2017-18 to 2019-20 – KrishonnatiYojana
  • Chandrapur and Ballarshah railway stations have bagged the first prize in the “most beautiful” stations category of the Indian Railways in – Maharashtra
  • According to the latest report of World Anti Doping Agency, India ranked at the – 6th position
  • According to a recent report by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI); India ranked in military spending at – 5th Position
  • This state has become the first Indian state to provide Digitally- signed land record receipts – Maharashtra
  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is chairing the 27th GST Council Meeting in – New Delhi
  • NITI Aayog signed a Statement of Intent to develop a crop yield prediction model using Artificial Intelligence with – IBM
  • The Airport in northeast India has obtained the license for commercial operation – Pakyong Airport
  • The aircraft has been inducted into Indian Air Force recently – Dakota-DC3 VP 905
  • Exercise ‘Vijay Prahar’ is being held in – Rajasthan
  • City to host the 15thPrasaviBhartiya Divas – Varanasi

International

  • Researchers recorded world’s oldest spider – a 43-year-old arachnid in –Australia
  • The country has pledged half a billion dollars to restore Great Barrier Reef–Australia
  • The country has been projected as the second fastest growing country in the world for air passenger traffic – India
  • India-South Africa Business Summit 2018 was held in – Johannesburg
  • This institute has been honored with the with VaisakhSammanPrasasti Patra, by Prime Minister Narendra Modi – Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies
  • Country to host the Multination counter-terrorism exercise Peace Mission 2018 – Russia
  • An 18-year-old Chennai-born girl has won this year’s A Star Talent Search award in – Singapore
  • The theme of the World Press Freedom Day 2018 – Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law
  • The country has changed its time zone, in order to sync with the southern half – North Korea
  • The Swedish Academy has decided that No Nobel Prize will be announced this year for – Literature
  • 12th informal meeting of SAARC Finance Ministers was held in – Manila
  • As per the Harvard study, this country has topped the list of fastest-growing economies for coming decade – India
  • The 9th India Japan Energy Dialogue was held in – New Delhi
  • Emmanuel IssozetNgondet resigned, he is the Prime Minister of – Gabon
  • India-China Border trade resumes through – Nathu La

Banking

  • The Govt. of India has entered into a legal agreement to accelerate research towards early development for biopharmaceuticals – World Bank
  • The bank has got the approval to hike borrowing limit – Axis Bank
  • He has been redesignated as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Kotak Mahindra Bank – Uday Kotak
  • The bank has launched IRA 2.0, its interactive humanoid at the Koramangala Branch in Bengaluru – HDFC Bank
  • He has been appointed to ICICI Bank’s board as an Additional (Independent) Director – Radhakrishnan Nair
  • The bank has launched the special reading app for visually impaired – Standard Chartered Bank
  • The Reserve Bank has asked all listed companies to provide information on FPI investments to depositories before – May 15
  • Bandhan Bank received banking license by Reserve Bank of India in – 2014
  • The instant credit facilitating startup ePayLater has partnered with this private sector lender Bank to introduce instant credit through the BHIM UPI – IDFC Bank
  • He has been appointed ICICI Bank independent director– Radhakrishnan Nair

Sports

  • She has won a silver medal in the sabre event of the Tournoi World Cup Satellite Fencing Championship in Reykjavik – Bhavani Devi
  • He has clinched his first ever singles title on the ATP Challenger circuit – Prajnesh
  • He has lifted the 11th Barcelona Open tennis title – Rafael Nadal
  • He has won gold at Belgrade International Boxing – Sumit Sangwan
  • The football club has won this season’s Spanish La Liga title after beating Deportivo La Coruna – Barcelona FC
  • Wimbledon champions’ prize money has been hiked by –£50,000
  • He has won Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2018 – Lewis Hamilton
  • New Coach appointed for the Australian cricket team – Justin Langer
  • The Indian Shuttler, who has climbed to the third spot in the latest rankings as per the report released by the Badminton World Federation –Srikanth Kidambi
  • The IAAF will scrap morning sessions at the 2019 World Athletics Championships in – Doha
  • A Sports initiative ‘Star Khel Mahakumbh’ launched at –Dharamshala
  • He has been named as the new coach for India’s Men hockey team – Harendra Singh
  • The football player who has won the Football Writers’ Footballer of the Year – Mohamed Salah
  • He has claimed No.1 spot in 10m air pistol rankings of ISSF – Shahzar Rizvi

Person in News

  • The sitting BJP MLA, from Jayanagar in Karnataka has passed away recently – N Vijay Kumar
  • The well-known Gandhian Freedom fighter and writer passed away recently in Chattisgarh – KeyurBhusan
  • Indian-American woman appointed as the interim civil court judge in US – Deepa Ambedkar
  • Oscars Academy expelled him, the expulsion comes more than 40 years after he was accused of raping a 13-year-old girl – Roman Polanski
  • He has sworn in as the acting governor of Manipur – Jagdish Mukhi
  • Noted Malayalam novelist passed away at the age of 80 – Kottayam Pushpanath
  • The noted scholar and the first Finance Minister in the left front govt. in West Bengal passed away recently – Ashok Mitra
  • Chennai based transgender has won the 2018 Miss Koovagam beauty pageant Title – Mubina
  • She has been honored with Chaplin Award 2018 – Helen Mirren
  • Saudi Aramco has appointed the first woman to board of directors – Lynn Elsenhans
  • The singing legend has been honored with the 26th PC Chandra Puraskaar 2018 – Asha Bhosle
  • He has become India’s Longest-Serving Chief Minister – PawanCharmling
  • A Gujarati poet has been chosen for the Saraswati Samman – SitanshuYashchandra
  • He has been appointed as the new DG of PIB – SitnashuRanjanKar
  • He has been appointed as the chairman of IRDA – Subhash Chandra Khuntia
  • The renowned sculpture and mentor of the artist has passed away – Telangana

Static Awareness

  • Name of the capital and largest city in Iceland- Reykjavik
  • Every year 01 May is observed as the International Labour Day, it is also known as – May Day
  • Oil Company with world’s second-largest proven crude oil reserves – Saudi Aramco
  • Pradhan MantriVayaVandanaYojana was introduced in –2017
  • Schedule to the Constitution of India lists the official languages of the Republic of India – Eighth
  • World Press Freedom Day is being observed every year on – 3 May
  • The most important document which establishes the ownership of the land, and is primarily used by farmers – 7/12 Receipts
  • SAARC – the regional intergovernmental organization and geopolitical union of nations in South Asia was founded in – 1985
  • Manila is the capital of – Philippines
  • The largest city and the capital of Gabon is – Libreville