Current Affairs 2018 ( Weekly Current Affairs 24-30 Sep 2018)

Weekly Current Affairs
( 24-30 September 2018 )

Weekly Current Affairs #01

Important Defence News (24-30 Sept 2018)
  • India successfully conducted Prithvi Defence Vehicle missile test off the Odisha Coast.
  • INS Kochi was affiliated to the Jammu & Kashmir Light Infantry Regiment (JAK LI) on 24 September 2018.
  • Astra missile was successfully test fired by the Indian Air Force, on 26 September 2018 from Air Force Station, Kalaikunda.

Weekly Current Affairs #02

Important sports news (24-30 Sept 2018)
  • India’s Deepak Punia won a silver medal at the junior world wrestling championship in Slovakia.
  • India won the silver medal in the final of the Asian Team Snooker Championship.
  • Indonesia’s Anthony Sinisuka Ginting defeated Japan’s Kento Momota to win the Men’s singles China Open title.
  • Sharmila Kumari clinched a gold medal at the 58th National Open athletics championships in Javelin throw.

Weekly Current Affairs #03

Important International News (24-30 Sept 2018)
  • Nepal is likely to be the first country in the world to double its tiger population.
  • Ibrahim Mohamed Solih won the Maldives’ presidential election on 24th September 2018.
  • The UAE will host the Interfaith Alliance Forum in Abu Dhabi on 19th and 20th Nov 2018.
  • The famous Indra Jatra festival is being celebrated in Kathmandu in September with gaiety and religious fervor in Nepal.

Weekly Current Affairs #04

Important Days & Events (24-30 Sept 2018)
  • International Day of Sign Languages is celebrated on 23 September every year.
  • Antyodaya Diwas is observed on 25th September every year
  • The Indian Armed Forces observed ‘Parakram Parv’ from September 28 – 30, 2018.
  • World Tourism Day is celebrated on 27 September.
  • World Rabies Day is celebrated every year on September 28.

Weekly Current Affairs #05

Important National Affairs (24-30 Sept 2018)
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Sikkim’s first own airport at Pakyong on 24 September 2018.
  • The 4th edition of India International Science Festival will be held in Lucknow on October 6, 2018.
  • Hyderabad Metro Rail became the 2nd largest metro rail network in India.
  • Vice president Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated Smart City Expo India-2018 in Jaipur.
  • The Mysuru city police have launched ‘Mysuraksha’ app to ensure the safety and security of auto and cab passengers.
  • The Haryana govt approved financial assistance to women and girl acid attack victims scheme.
  • The Kolkata Municipal Corporation, with the support of the Asian Development Bank, launched India’s first flood forecasting and early-warning system.

Weekly Current Affairs #06

Important Awards and Honours (24-30 Sept 2018)
  • Assamese movie ‘Village Rockstars’ has been selected as India’s official entry to the Oscars 2019.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been awarded the prestigious United Nations Champions of the Earth Award.
  • AAI’s Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport, Indore and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad were conferred with the prestigious National Tourism Awards 2016-17.

Weekly Current Affairs #07

Imp Business & Economy (24-30 Sept 2018)
  • Global research agency Fitch raised India’s growth forecast for the current fiscal to 7.8% from the earlier 7.4%.
  • BSE has received regulatory approval from the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to launch delivery-based futures contract in gold (1 kg) and silver (30 kg).

Weekly Current Affairs #08

Important Index and Reports (24-30 Sept 2018)
  • Andhra Pradesh has topped among States in terms of “Ease of Living Index” rankings launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
  • India’s ranks 96th among 162 countries on Economic Freedom in the World, released by the Centre for Civil Society (CCS).

Weekly Current Affairs #09

Important India & World News (24-30 Sept 2018)
  • India has become the first and only SAARC country to have a quit-line number on tobacco products.
  • India will organise ‘Gandhi March’ from the iconic Peace Palace at the Hague in the Netherlands.
  • India and Morocco inked two agreements providing for collaboration in cybersecurity and use of outer space.

Weekly Current Affairs #10

Important SC's Verdicts (24-30 Sept 2018)
  • Supreme Court said that the legislators can practise as lawyers in courts.
  • Supreme Court constituted a 3 member committee to look into the jail reforms.
  • Supreme Court agreed to live-streaming and video recording of court proceedings.
  • Supreme Court declared the government’s Aadhaar scheme as constitutionally valid.
  • Supreme Court has declared that adultery cannot be a criminal offence.

Weekly Current Affairs #11

Important Agreements (24-30 Sept 2018)
  • Asian Development Bank will provide a $500 million loan to build climate resilient infrastructure in several cities of Tamil Nadu.
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide $150 million loan for establishing the first multi-skills park in Madhya Pradesh.

Weekly Current Affairs #12

Important Appointments (24-30 Sept 2018)
  • The government appointed Rajni Kant Mishra as the Director-General of Border Security Force.
  • Rangachari Sridharan was appointed as the first chief of National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) on 28 September 2018.
  • United Nations Children’s Fund has appointed Ravi Venkatesan has its special representative of young people.
  • Vikram Misri is appointed as the ambassador of India to China.

Weekly Current Affairs #13

Important Summits (24-30 Sept 2018)
  • The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy will host 2nd Ministerial Meeting of Indian Ocean Rim Association from 2-4 October 2018 in Delhi.
  • The inaugural General Assembly of the International Solar Alliance will be held in New Delhi on 2nd October 2018.
  • The 2nd Global Renewable Energy Investment Meeting and Expo, (REINVEST- 2018) will be held from 2-5 Oct 2018 in New Delhi.

Weekly Current Affairs #14

Imp Govt schemes (24-30 Sept 2018)
  • The government of India launched a web portal- ‘www.psbloansin59minutes.com’- as a transformative initiative in MSME credit space.
  • Finance Ministry has launched Mobile Application ‘Jan Dhan Darshak’ as a Part of Financial Inclusion.
  • The government of India has enhanced its contribution in the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) from 75% to 90% with effect from April 2018.
  • The Union Tourism Minister, K.J. Alphons on the World Tourism Day launched the ‘Incredible India’ Mobile App.
  • The government launched an online platform for processing applications related to quality certification mark ‘Agmark’ for agricultural products.

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