Important Weekly Current Affairs (9th April to 15th April) in English

Important Weekly Current Affairs (9th April to 15th April) in English

NATIONAL

  • Prime Minister to launch first health centre under Ayushman Bharat in – Bijapur, Chattisgarh
  • India is going to organize second Edition of The India Mobile Congress 2018 in – New Delhi
  • World’s Largest Solar Park to Come Up in – Gujarat
  • PM inaugurated Dr. Ambedkar National Memorial in – New Delhi
  • AIIB decided to improve Rural Connectivity in India by investing – $ 140 M
  • The eighth 3R regional forum in Asia and Pacific was held in – Indore
  • The state is hosting the 10th edition of a Biennial exhibition of weapons and Military hardware “ Defexpo India -2018” – Tamil Nadu
  • Chudasama Committee constituted on alleviating fear among students of the subject – Maths
  • An Indian Consortium and Saudi Aramco signed a MoU to jointly develop and build an integrated refinery and petrochemicals complex, Ratnagiri Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd. (RRPCL) in – Maharashtra
  • India has ranked in Index of economic freedom at – 130th position
  • The First Meeting of the ‘NITI Forum for North East’ was held in – Agartala
  • The e-way Bill system for intra-state movement of goods will be implemented in five states Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh from – April 15
  • 8th Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific will be held in – Madhya Pradesh
  • Union home minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the regional hub complex of the elite anti-terror force National Security Guard in – Hyderabad
  • The state has launched an initiative for tribal welfare ‘Quest’ – Maharashtra
  • The Airlines opts out of Air India disinvestment process – Jet Airways
  • The two-day Spring Festival began at the Manas National Park at – Assam
  • Home minister inaugurated new NSG complex in – Hyderabad
  • The 8th Theatre Olympics was concluded in – Mumbai
  • The first state in the North East to implement the state component of PMKVY through Directorate of Skill Development (DSD) – Tripura
  • State govt. forms committee to commemorate 100 years of Bengali cinema – West Bengal
  • From this district of Haryana, the Centre will launch the GOBAR-Dhan Yojana – Karnal
  • Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) successfully launched the RH300 sounding rocket from this city of Kerala – Thiruvananthapuram
  • In this city Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launched the PM Ujwala Yojana on April 7, 2018 – Delhi
  • This Indian state will provide free chemotherapy treatment for cancer patients from June 2018 – Maharashtra
  • This India city has topped in 4G connectivity among 20 largest cities, according to a report – Patna
  • This southern Indian state has launched a mobile app named Uzhavan for farmers – Tamil Nadu

 

BANKING

  • Two banks have been brought in on board as the repository participants for pledge finance by NERL – ICICI and HDFC Bank
  • The bank has signed an MoU with Indian Army on the defence salary Package – Axis bank
  • The Reserve Bank tightened reporting norms for the LRS under which an individual can transfer up to USD 2,50,000 abroad in a year, here LRS stands for – Liberalised Remittance Scheme.
  • The bank has set up 60 digital branches across the country, To provide audio-visual experience and ability to print, scan and share documents – State bank of India
  • The Bank has launched a special financing scheme named ‘Add-on Working Capital GST’ for Industrial units – Jammu and Kashmir bank
  • The Bank will be investing a total of Rs 80 billion in the Arun III hydropower project of Nepal – State bank of India
  • The bank launched UK Subsidiary With 225 mn Pounds Capital – State Bank of India
  • The Bank has partnered with Euronet India to modernise the bank’s core payment infrastructure – Yes bank
  • He is elected as the New CEO of Deutsche Bank – Christian Sewing
  • No. of Public sector banks under the radar of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) over the issue of non-performing assets – Eleven
  • Banks have been brought under the central bank’s PCA framework with an aim to check NPAs, here PCA stands for – Prompt Corrective Action
  • This bank has launched IoT-based customer service app as part of its ‘Customer First’ initiative – Indian Overseas Bank

 

INTERNATIONAL

  • 3rd India-Russia Military-Industrial Conference is held in – Thiruvidanthai (South Chennai)
  • The country has announced a ban on all new offshore oil exploration- a decision as a transition towards a zero-carbon economy – New Zealand
  • US announced eligibility review for the Generalized System of Preferences of India, Indonesia and – Kazakhstan
  • At least 5 people were killed and dozens injured in a bomb attack in – Somalia
  • India has signed 4 Agreements to strengthen bilateral ties with – Zambia
  • The country has decided to scrap quota system in govt. jobs – Bangladesh
  • India has signed MoU to Promote Mineral Exploration with – Morocco
  • The country is hosting the 11th World Hindi Conference to be held in August this year – Mauritius
  • This country has signed participant contract for its pavilion in the prestigious World Expo 2020 Dubai held once in 5 years – India
  • The country launched the first group of Yaogan-31 remote sensing satellites into space – China
  • The Country is hosting the 2018 International Conference on Human Rights in South Asia – Nepal
  • The country hosted 16th International Energy Forum Ministerial –India
  • India signed two MoUs to strengthen bilateral relations with – Swaziland
  • The country has launched the first group of China’s Yaogan-31 remote sensing satellites into space – China
  • The country has banned exports to North Korea of 32 dual-use items that can be applied in the development of weapons of mass destruction – China
  • The country is organizing a three-day event of Conference on Water, Environment and Climate Change – Nepal
  • The country has developed the Novel method to generate stem cells developed – China
  • India has agreed with this country for cooperation in key infrastructure and agriculture projects – Nepal
  • This space telescope of NASA has precisely measured the distance to ancient star cluster – Hubble Space Telescope

SPORTS

  • No. of gold medals India has bagged in CWG 2018 – Eighteen
  • Indian player won the gold medal in her maiden Commonwealth Games appearance in Gold Coast – MC Mary Kom
  • Two Indian athletes Race walker KT Irfan and Triple Jumper V Rakesh Babu were ordered out of the Commonwealth Games for breaching the – ‘No Needle Policy’
  • The Ace Indian shuttler became World number 1 in men’s singles category – Kidambi Srikanth
  • Indian player who has won the women’s double trap gold medal in the 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast – Shreyasi Singh
  • Indian shooter smashed Games record to clinch Gold for India in Women’s 25-meter Pistol in the final – Heena Sindhu
  • Asia Cup Cricket tournament shifted from India to – UAE
  • This country has won first mixed team badminton gold at any edition of the CWG – India
  • The third Indian woman tennis player to breach the top-200 rankings in singles – Ankita Raina
  • The country on the top of the medal tally of Common Wealth Games 2018 – Australia
  • The India Player has claimed the gold medal in men’s 10 meter air pistol event at the Common Wealth Games 2018 – Jitu Rai
  • This Indian tennis player became the most successful doubles player in the history of Davis Cup – Leander Paes
  • This 16-year old girl from India won the Gold medal in the women’s 10-m air pistol event at the Commonwealth Games 2018 – Manu Bhaker
  • She won the Gold of 69-kg women weightlifting at the 2018 Commonwealth Games – Punam Yadav
  • This football club has won the Bundesliga title for the sixth consecutive time – Bayern Munich

 

PERSON IN NEWS

  • He has been appointed as the new chairman of Bank Board Bureau – Bhanu Pratap Sharma
  • He has become the India’s youngest-ever gold medallist at the Common Wealth games – Anish Bhanwala
  • He will head task force constituted for fast roll out of UAV technology – Jayant Sinha
  • She has won the best Actress Award in 65th National Film Awards 2018 – Sri Devi
  • He bagged the Dada Saheb Phalke Award in 65th National Film Awards 2018 – Vinod Khanna
  • He has been appointed as the new Nasscom chairman – Rishad Premji
  • She has taken charge as the new secretary of the Press Council of India – Anupama Bhatnagar
  • He has been appointed as the Director General of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) – Balram Bhargava
  • He has been elected as the new chairman of Boao forum for Asia – Ban Ki -moon
  • He has assumed office of the President of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for 2018-19 year – Rakesh Bharti Mittal
  • He has been conferred with Order of the Lion, King Mswati III of Swaziland – Ram Nath Kovind
  • UN World tourism has appointed him as an ambassador to promote responsible tourism – Lionel Messi
  • The First-ever Indian head to visit Equatorial Guinea – Ram Nath Kovind
  • He will head the Panel for to commemorate 100 years of Bengali cinema – Goutam Ghose
  • This person has been given the additional charge of chairman of National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) – Rakesh Kumar Vats
  • This noted filmmaker from Assam passed away at the age of 72 on April 7, 2018 – Munin Barua

 

STATIC GK

  • It is India’s highest award in cinema. The recipient is honoured for their outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinema – Dadasaheb Phalke Award
  • A data bank that seeks to preserve and promote a country’s natural resources data, particularly data related to the petroleum exploration and production (E&P) sector – National Data Repository
  • It is the largest and oldest US trade preference program and is designed to promote economic development by allowing duty-free entry for thousands of products from designated beneficiary countries – Generalized System of Preferences
  • The country is known for being one of the oldest democracies with an uninterrupted and peaceful transition of power – Zambia
  • The Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific was launched with the objective of integrating the 3Rs in policy, planning and development in 2009 in – Tokyo, Japan
  • Every year World Homoeopathy Day is observed on – 10 April
  • The capital of Equatorial Guinea – Malabo
  • Cells that can self-renew or multiply while maintaining the potential to develop into other types of cells – Stem Cells
  • Every year International Roma Day is celebrated on – April 8
  • In May 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Prime Minister Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) from this city – Ballia
  • By this year, Union Government seeks to provide LPG Connections to 8 crore households under PM Ujjwala Yojana – 2020
  • He is known as the Father of Indian Space Programme – Vikram Sarabhai
  • In this year, the men’s team event championship known by name Davis Cup was started – 1900

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