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Weekly Current Affairs July 2018:2nd Week

Published on July 09, 2018

Banking and Financial Awareness:

  • HDFC Bank becomes Most Valuable Bank in Emerging Market Outside China.
  • YES Bank Gets SEBI Nod To Launch Mutual Fund Business
                Yes Bank MD and CEO- Rana Kapoor.
                 Head office - Mumbai.
  • ICICI Bank's Mortgage Portfolio Crosses Rs1.5-Trillion, making it the largest private player in the segment.
  • RBI Licences Bank Of China To Operate In India and this will be the second Chinese bank to be operating in the country.
  • NABARD has sanctioned Rs 735.53 crore for West Bengal for facilitating the execution of 86 projects.
  • LIC (Life Insurance Corporation) gets IRDAI’s nod to buy stake in IDBI Bank.


  • Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel Appointed NGT Chairperson.
  • Payments Council Of India Appoints Vishwas Patel As New Chairman.
  • Major General Jose Eladio Alcain appointed as the Head of the UN Military Observer Group in India, Pakistan.
  • an Indian-American top White House lawyer, Uttam Dhillon appointed Head of Drug Enforcement Agency In US.
  • Saraswati Prasad appointed as chairman and managing director of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL).
  • P K Shrivastava appointed as the new Director-General and Chairman of the Ordnance Factory Board.
  • K B Vijay Srinivas appointed Director& GM of United India Insurance Company.
  • State Bank of India (SBI) has selected Arijit Basu as Managing Director of the SBI.


  • The Paris-born dancer, actor, and singer, Tony Award winner Liliane Montevecchi, passed away.
  • Ex Navy chief Admiral JG Nadkarni Passed away.

Honour, Awards and Ranks

  • Michael Ondaatje’s bestselling novel 'The English Patient' was announced as the winner of the Golden Man Booker Prize at the Southbank Centre in London.
  • According to Study by OAG, Mumbai Airport Among Least Punctual Airports in The World.
  • MOU’s, Agreement and Summits
  • 9th Heads of Mission Conference was held in New Delhi; the theme was ‘Unprecedented Outreach: Unparalleled Outcomes’.
  • 9th Meeting of EPG on Indo-Nepal Relations Concludes in Kathmandu.
  • NITI Aayog to Organise India’s First Global Mobility Summit in New Delhi.

Important Dates

  • June 29: International Day of the Tropics.
  • National Doctors’ Day: July 1, theme is ‘Zero tolerance to violence against doctors and clinical establishment’.
  • International Joke Day – July 1
  • World Sports Journalists Day – July 2
  • World UFO day – July 2
  • International Day of Cooperatives: 7 July

Important News- World

  • UN Member States Approve USD 6.69 Billion for 13 Peacekeeping Operations.
  • Antonio Guterres is the Secretary-General of the United States.
  • The UN Headquarters in New York, United State
  • The world’s first digital art museum opened its doors to the public in Tokyo, Japan.

Important News- India

  • The Govt. launched mobile application “ReUnite” in New Delhi to track and trace missing and abandoned children in India.
  • The government of India announced country’s first e-waste recycling unit will come up in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  • India to Host International Union of Food Science and Technology 2018 and the theme is 25 Billion Meals a Day by 2025 with Healthy, Nutritious, Safe and Diverse Foods.
  • India’s first e-waste recycling unit to come up in Bengaluru.
  • India to Operate 'World’s Emptiest Airport' The Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) in Sri Lanka.
  • Central Reserve Police Force launches 24 hour ‘Madadgaar helpline’ for the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Aadhar enabled e-PAN card service launched by Income Tax Department for individuals seeking PAN (Permanent Account Number) service.
  • Agartala Airport to be named after Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Kishore, the erstwhile ruler of Tripura.

Sports News

  • Gymnast Dipa Karmakar clinched a gold medal in the vault event of FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup at Mersin in Turkey.
  • ICC (International Cricket Council) Introduces Stricter Sanctions for Ball-Tampering.
  • Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore announced that the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has been renamed as Sports India.
  • Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won the Austrian Grand Prix 2018 title in Austria.
  • Australia Wins Hockey Champions Trophy Final 2018 at Breda, the Netherlands.
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