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Weekly Current Affairs April 2018: Week III

Published on April 23, 2018

Banking and Financial Awareness:

  • US Puts India on Currency Watch List.
  • SBI India’s Most Trusted bank, ICICI Tops in Private Sector. 
  • Yes Bank Gets RBI Nod To Open Offices In London And Singapore.
  • SBI Allows Cash Withdrawal Through PoS Machines.
  • NABARD Approves Rs 14,690 Cr Funding To Rajasthan.
  • Bandhan Bank Among Top 50 Most Valuable Brand In India.
  • Yes Bank Launches GST Backed Over Draft Facility For MSMEs.
  • Kotak Mahindra Bank Pips SBI To Become India’s 2nd Most Valuable Bank.
  • PNB Launches Products To Mark Foundation Day.
  • India, World’s 6th Largest Economy At $2.6 Trillion: IMF.
  • India To Grow At 7.4% In 2018: IMF.
  • CII Pegs India's GDP Growth At 7.3-7.7% For 2018-19.


    • Bhanu Pratap Sharma Appointed Chairman of Bank Board Bureau.
    • Lt Gen PP Malhotra Appointed as the New Director-General of NCC.
    • Dilip Chenoy Takes Over As FICCI Secretary General.
    • US Senate Narrowly Confirms Trump's New NASA Chief.
    • IPS Officer Rajesh Ranjan Appointed DG Of CISF.
    Weekly Current Affairs April 2018: Week III

      Honour, Awards and Ranks

      • Dharmendra to be Conferred with Raj Kapoor Lifetime Achievement Award.
      • BCCL Chairman Indu Jain Gets Lifetime Contribution To Media Award.
      • Madhya Pradesh Conferred Most Film Friendly Award.
      • Aditi Rao Hydari To Receive Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award For Bhoomi.

      MOU’s, Agreement and Summits

      • India is going to host the India Mobile Congress (IMC) between 25-27 October 2018.
      • Indian companies and Russian Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) signed 7 MoUs at the DefExpo 2018 held in Thiruvidanthai, Chennai.
      • India and World Bank Sign a Loan Agreement of $48 Million for Meghalaya.
      • The first meeting of National Council on India's Nutrition Challenges under POSHAN Abhiyaan was held in New Delhi.
      • Malaria Summit Held in London.
      • EAM Sushma Swaraj Left For China On 4-Day Visit For SCO Meet.
      • India-Wiesbaden Conference 2018 Held In New Delhi.
      • Commonwealth Heads Of Government Meeting Begins In London.

        Important News- World

        • UN Launches Initiative to Improve Road Safety Worldwide.
        • India Wins 6 Elections to UNECOSOC Bodies.
        • PM Narendra Modi Held Talks With German Chancellor, Returns India.
        • President 3-Nation Visit: Signs 4 Agreements With Zambia.
        • Prince Charles To Succeed His Mother Queen Elizabeth II As Head Of Commonwealth.
        • Swaziland King Changes Country's Name To 'Kingdom Of ESwatini'.
        • Bisket Jatra Being Celebrated In Nepal.
        • India Wins Election To Crucial NGO Committee In UN.

          Important Dates

          • 18th April is celebrated all over the world as International Day for Monuments and Sites (IDMS).
          • Ujjwala Diwas to be observed on 20th April 2018 in Telangana.
          • 21st April 2018 to be Celebrated as World Creativity and Innovation Day (WCID).
          • 12th Civil Services Day which was inaugurated on 20th April 2018 by Vice President.
          • World Earth Day: 22 April

            Important News- India

            • e-FRRO Scheme Launched- for Foreigners regional registration Office.
            • The seventh edition of Home Expo India 2018 will be inaugurated on 16th April at India Expo Centre & Mart in Greater Noida.
            • The Vice President of India, Mr Venkaiah Naidu formally released the book titled “Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar: Vyakti Nahin Sankalp” at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi.
            • Centre Raises NABARD Authorised Capital to Rs 300 Billion.
            • World Bank: India’s GDP growth to be 7.3% for 2018-19.
            • Environment Ministry Releases Draft of National Clean Air Programme.
            • Communications Ministry Launches DARPAN-PLI App.
            • Govt. Launches Study in India Programme to Attract Foreign Students.
            • The Group of Ministers (GoM) constituted by the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has recommended a One Nation One Tax Policy to ensure a seamless movement of commercial vehicles across the country.

              Business, Science and Technology

              • Exoplanet-Hunting Telescope TESS launch by NASA.
              • The Indian Space Research Organization launched the navigation satellite IRNS-1L from Sriharikota on 12th April 2018.


                • IAF Conducts War Exercise “Gagan Shakti”.
                • Govt. forms Defence Planning Committee (DPC).

                  Important News- States

                  • Delhi Launches “Mission Buniyaad” to Improve the Learning Skills of Students.
                  • VP Venkaiah Naidu Launches Atal Amrit Abhiyaan in Assam.
                  • Gujarat Launches Pocket Cop Project.
                  • Odisha’s 2nd Longest River Bridge Opened.
                  • Himachal Pradesh Celebrates Its 71st Foundation Day.

                    Sports News

                    • Daniel Ricciardo Wins Chinese Grand Prix 2018.
                    • 'Son of Dreams' was unveiled as official Mascot of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in China.
                    • Indian Swimmer Double Crosses Bangla Channel, Sets World Record.
                    • CWG 2018 Concludes: Australia Tops Medal Tally, India Third.
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