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Weekly Current Affairs August 2018: 3rd Week

Published on August 20, 2018

Banking and Financial Awareness:

  • Bharti Axa Ties Up with Airtel Payments Bank to Offer the ‘Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana’ (PMJJBY).
  • According to SEBI, Investment in P-notes hits 9-year low at Rs 80,341 crore since 2009.
  • UPI 2.0 unveiled by RBI Governor Urjit Patel with enhanced features developed by NPCI.
  • SBI ranked as India’s most patriotic brand, Survey by UK based YouGov.


  • Imran Khan, the chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Becomes the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan.
  • Ibrahim Boubacar Keita Re-Elected as Mali President
  • K S Srinivas Appointed as Chairman of Marine Products Export Development Authority.
  • Former RBI Deputy Governor SS Mundra appointed Independent Director of Indiabulls Housing Finance.
  • Madhya Pardesh Governor, Anandiben Patel takes oath as Governor of Chhattisgarh.
  • D Bala Venkatesh Varma has been appointed as the Ambassador to Russia.
Weekly Current Affairs August  2018: 3rd Week

Honour, Awards and Ranks

  • Oscar-winning director Ang Lee to Be Honoured by Directors Guild of America (DGA).
  • Smitha V. Crishna Tops List of India’s Wealthiest Women.
  • EIU Releases Global Liveability Index 2018: Vienna Tops, Delhi Stands 112th.
  • According to Forbes, Actress Scarlett Johansson has emerged as the world’s highest paid female actress.


  • Former Indian Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, passed away.
  • Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Dass Tandon, passed away 
  • Former member of Lok Sabha, Chennupati Vidya passed away.
  • Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan, passed away.
  • US singer Aretha Franklin passed away.
  • Former Indian cricket captain Ajit Wadekar, passed away.
  • Asian Games gold medallist Hakam Singh passes away.

MOU’s, Agreement and Summits

  • 11th World Hindi Conference started in Port Louis, Mauritius.
  • 24th World Congress of Philosophy (WCP) was held in Beijing, China, organized by the International Federation of Philosophical Societies, and Peking University.

Important Dates

  • August 19 - World Humanitarian Day 2018, theme is: #NotATarget.
  • August 19 - World photography day.

Important News – World

  • Nepal-India Literature Festival 2018 Begins for strengthening Indo-Nepal ties in Birgunj inaugurated by Chief Minister of Province 2 Mohammad Lalbabu Raut.

Important News- India

  • To Spread Awareness About Indian Railways Heritage, Ministry of Railways Launches Digital Screens.
  • PM Modi Announces Launch of World’s Largest Healthcare Insurance On Independence Day to provide country’s poor access to quality and affordable healthcare.
  • To maintain fund liquidity for the ongoing construction of 14 road packages under Postal Highway Project, Government has released 470 million Nepali rupees for Terai roads project in Nepal.
  • India’s 1st Genetic Bank where the genetic material will be stored for posterity Inaugurated in Hyderabad.
  • For promoting Pharmacovigilance of AYUSH Drugs, New Central Sector scheme released by AYUSH ministry.

Business, Science and Technology

  • PhonePe and Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) entered into a partnership to facilitate convenient, fast and secure payments.

Sports News

  • India defeated Bangladesh in the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Under-15 Women’s Championship in Thimpu, Bhutan.
  • Asian Games 2018 Begin in Indonesia.
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