Weekly Current Affairs 2018 ( Current Affairs 17-23 Sep 2018)

Weekly Current Affairs
( 17-23 September 2018 )

Current Affair #01

Important Defence News (17-23 Sept 2018)
  • An indigenously developed Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile was successfully flight tested from Ahmednagar test range.
  • Aviaindra, an Air Force level exercise between India and the Russian Federation was conducted at Lipetsk, Russia.
  • India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed surface-to-surface short-range tactical ballistic missile ‘Prahaar’ on 20 September 2018.

Current Affair #02

Imp Business & Economy (17-23 Sept 2018)
  • The government of India proposed the merger of Bank of Baroda, Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank to create India’s third-largest bank.
  • PayU India has received Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) approval to operate its own Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC).
  • India Post Payments Bank and Bajaj Allianz announced a five-year partnership to sell life insurance products on a revenue share basis.

Current Affair #03

Important sports news (17-23 Sept 2018)
  • Mary Kom won a gold medal in boxing at Silesian Open Boxing Tournament for women in Gliwice, Poland.
  • Boxers Simranjit Kaur (64kg), Monika (48kg) and Bhagyabati Kachari (81kg) won gold medals at the Ahmet Comert Tournament in Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Sakshi Malik won the Silver medal at the Medved International Wrestling tournament at Minsk, Belarus.

Current Affair #04

Important International News (17-23 Sept 2018)
  • Moutaz Mousa Abdallah has become Sudan’s new Prime Minister.
  • The 2nd edition of Nepal-China joint military exercise begins in China’s Sichuan province.
  • Germany has launched the world’s first hydrogen-powered train named ‘Coradia iLint train’.
  • The World Anti-Doping Agency lifted a ban on Russia’s anti-doping agency.

Current Affair #05

Important Awards & Honors (17-23 Sept 2018)
  • Peter Farrelly’s dramatic comedy movie ‘Green Book’, won the Toronto International Film Festival audience prize.
  • British writer Daisy Johnson became the youngest author to be shortlisted for the prestigious Man Booker Prize 2018.
  • The all-women crew of INSV Tarini has bagged the prestigious Tenzing Norgay National Adventure award.

Current Affair #06

Important Day & Events (17-23 Sept 2018)
  • 16 September is designated by the United Nations General Assembly as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer.
  • The International Day of Peace is observed every year on 21 September.

Current Affair #07

Important Govt schemes (17-23 Sept 2018)
  • The Uttar Pradesh Police will launch ‘dial-FIR scheme’ where a common man can register regular crimes without going to a police station.
  • The Ministry of Home Affairs launched an online ‘e-Sahaj’ portal for grant of Security Clearance for companies.
  • ‘Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojna’ was launched for insured persons covered under the Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948.​
  • The Union Minister for Railways and Coal, Piyush Goyal inaugurated the ‘first ever’ India Tourism Mart in New Delhi.
  • Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan released world’s first draft on Cooling Action Plan.
  • Home Minister Rajnath Singh launched India’s first ever online and centralised National Database on Sexual Offenders (NDSO) in New Delhi.

Current Affair #08

Important Agreements (17-23 Sept 2018)
  • India and Food and Agriculture Organisation have launched an agriculture project with US$33.5 million grant from the Global Environment Facility.
  • India has signed a loan agreement with the World Bank for US$74 million for Uttarakhand Workforce Development Project.
  • The New Development Bank of the BRICS countries has approved a $525-million loan to Madhya Pradesh for infrastructure projects.

Current Affair #09

Important persons in news (17-23 Sept 2018)
  • Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma have been signed on to promote and endorse the Skill India Mission (SIM).
  • India’s first woman IAS officer after Independence, Anna Rajam Malhotra died on 17 Sept 2018.
  • Mountaineers Satyarup Siddhanta and Mousumi Khatua created history by climbing Asia’s highest volcanic peak Mount Damavand in Iran.

Current Affair #10

Important India & World News (17-23 Sept 2018)
  • India and Malta signed 3 MoUs in the fields of Maritime Cooperation, Tourism and Training.
  • The construction of a friendship pipeline project between India and Bangladesh was inaugurated.
  • India and Germany signed an agreement in the field of vocational education.
  • India and Morocco signed the revised Air Services Agreement which will enhance the air connectivity between the two countries.

Current Affair #11

Important Appointments-I (17-23 Sept 2018)
  • Prashant Kumar has taken charge as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the State Bank of India.
  • Former foreign secretary S Jaishankar has joined the board of the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF).
  • Renowned scientist Kamlesh Nilkanth Vyas has been appointed the secretary of the Department of Atomic Energy and chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission.
  • Renowned sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik has been appointed as the president of the Odisha Lalit Kala Akademi (LKA).
  • Tajinder Mukherjee has been appointed as the new Chairman and Managing Director of National Insurance Company Limited (NIC).
  • Gitesh Sarma has been appointed as Secretary (West) in the Ministry of External Affairs.

Current Affair #12

Miscellaneous News (17-23 Sept 2018)
  • Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani declared the entire Kutch district as ‘scarcity affected area’.
  • Chief Election Commissioner said voters will be using C-Vigil mobile app to check poll code violations and voters can also file a complaint against misconduct.
  • The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C42) of ISRO successfully launched two satellites, ‘NovaSAR and S1-4’ on 16th September 2018.

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