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Latest Current Affairs 2018-19

  • The Shared Value Summit 2017 was held in New Delhi under the theme “Equity and Empowerment”.
  • Dia Mirza was appointed as UN Environment’s Goodwill Ambassador for India.
  • Cabinet approves setting up of National Nutrition Mission (NNM) with a three year budget of Rs.9046.17 crore commencing from 2017-18.
  • Shri Sunil Kumar Chourasia has appointed as new Director General of Ordnance Factories (DGOF) and Chairman of the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB).
  • Pakistan’s law minister Zahid Hamid has resigned as the Civilian government surrendered to the wishes of hardline religious groups.
  • The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has entered into 2 Bilateral Advance Pricing Agreements (APA) with The Netherlands.
  • The Government has fixed the new series of sovereign gold bonds (SGBs) at 2,952 rupees per gram.
  • Nagaland is all set to celebrate the 54th Statehood Day and the 18th Hornbill festival 2017 at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama.
  • The International Monetary Fund has approved a new USD 88 billion credit line for Mexico.
  • India and Singapore sign agreement on enhancing naval cooperation.
  •  Border Security Force (BSF) has celebrated its 52nd Anniversary of Raising Day on 1st December.
  • World AIDS Day is observed on 1st December. The theme for 1st December 2017 is ‘Right to health’.
  • The military exercise ‘Ajeya Warrior- 2017’ between India and the UK begins in Rajasthan.
  • Ankushita Boro, of Assam, won the Best Boxer’ title in World Youth Women’s Boxing Championship held in Guwahati.
  •  Manohar Parrikar has launched a farmer engagement app named ‘Jai Kisaan’ in Goa.

GK Current Affairs Updates of the Year 2017-18

  • The first one rupee note was printed in India on November 30, 1917, with the photo of King George V. Now it has completed 100 Years century.
  • The Ministry of Skill Development and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and the Tourism and Hospitality Sector Skill Council (THSC) signed a tripartite MoU with Airbnb to provide hospitality skills training to hospitality micro-entrepreneurs in India.
  • The Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (SAUBHAGYA) was launched in Manipur.
  • Mirabai Chanu won the gold medal at the World Weightlifting Championship in Anaheim, USA.
  • Odisha government has released about 365 crore rupees for the rain-hit farmers in 19 districts of the State.
  •  Indian Olympic Association has recognised the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) as a national body.
  • Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has unveiled Logo and mascot of Hockey World Cup 2018 at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.
  • Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Air India are Senior IAS officer Pradeep Singh Kharola replacing Rajiv Bansal.
  • Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has appointed Senior IAS officer Snehlata Shrivastava as new Secretary-General of Lok Sabha.
  • The Delhi government has started the process of distributing 10,000 autorickshaw permits.
  • According to the Finance ministry, exporters to file Table 6A & GSTR 3B for processing of IGST refund and for a refund of the unutilized input tax credit.
  • India donated 500 metric tonnes of rice to the Kingdom of Lesotho(in Southern Africa).
  • The annual meeting of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) begins in the Russian city of Sochi.
  • The Higher Education Funding Agency (HEFA) has approved Rs 2,000 crore for five Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), a National Institute of Technology (NIT) Karnataka, to boost research & academic centres and related infrastructure.

 Latest GK Current Affairs Updates 2017-18

  • Paytm Payments Bank was launched by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
  • The Chhattisgarh Government has imposed a ban on the bursting of firecrackers in six of its cities which includes Raipur, Bilaspur, Bhilai, Durg, Raigarh and Korba.
  • Narendra Modi has inaugurated the first phase of the elevated Hyderabad Metro Rail project at the Miyapur station. Now,

    the Hyderabad Metro Rail opened for the public between Miyapur and Nagole, having a total distance of 30 km and 24 stations.

  • Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been stripped of the Freedom of Oxford award.
  • French film 120 Beats Per Minute won the prestigious Golden Peacock award at 48th International Film Festival of India.
  • Bitcoin rose above the symbolic $10,000 threshold for the first time.
  • Jet Airways and Air France-KLM announced a partnership to route more traffic through Europe and on to North America.
  • Five more Russian competitors from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, including two gold medallists, have been banned for life over anti-doping rule violations by International Olympic Committee (IOC).
  • The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued detailed guidelines on recall of food products.
  • Russia will assist India to set up a national crisis management centre in the country to handle disaster and other emergency situations.
  • Amitabh Bachchan was honoured with the Indian film personality of the Year Award at 48th Edition of International Film Festival of India at Panaji, Goa.
  • France won the Davis Cup after beating Belgium.
  • Pankaj Advani wins 18th World Snooker Championship over ‘Amir Sarkhosh’ (Iran) at Al-Arabi Sports Club, Doha, Qatar.
  • India and Greece have signed Air Services Agreement and MoU on Cooperation in the field of New and Renewable Energy in New Delhi.
  • Amazon India has launched a new programme “Amazon Saheli” to empowering and enabling women entrepreneurs across the country.

General Current Affairs of the year 2017

  • India and Greece have signed Air Services Agreement (ASA).
  • The first edition of Shaktikanta Das as India’s G20 Sherpa for the Development Track of the grouping.
  • Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency (INSPIRE 2017) was held in Jaipur, Rajasthan
  • The 3rd Indian Council for Cultural Relations(ICCR) Distinguished Indologist Award was conferred to Professor Hiroshi Marui of Japan at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan by Ram Nadh Kovind.
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced that it will be going to increase annual funding to India to up to $4 billion from existing $2.7 billion from Next year onwards.
  • NK Singh is appointed as the chairman of the 15th Finance Commission (FC).
  • The 7th international military games will be held in Wuhan city in central China’s Hubei Province.
  • The Indian men’s and women’s kabaddi teams won the champions of Asia after beating Pakistan and South Korea in Gorgan, Iran.
  • India won 5 gold medals at the AIBA World Women’s Youth Boxing Championships, in Guwahati.
  • U.S. President Donald Trump’s Adviser and daughter Ivanka Trump attended the first South-Asian edition of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) at Hyderabad.
  • Valtteri Bottas won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix by defeating Lewis Hamilton.
  • Aegon Life Insurance has appointed the Vineet Arora as the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer.
  • Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has been elected as President of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis (IDSA).
  • Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters was crowned Miss Universe 2017.
  • Bank of Baroda launched digital Supply Chain Finance solution.
  • BillDesk-owned Hatio has launched cryptocurrency exchange ‘Coinome’ in India offers to the trade of Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash.
  • Odisha government launched a Rs 96 crore ‘Fish Pond Yojana’ scheme to increase fish production in the state.
  • A two-day Korea festival was inaugurated by Korea Tourism Organisation (KTO) Executive Vice President Min Hong Min at the Ambience Mall, Haryana.
  • The iconic Trump Tower comprising 140 ultra-luxury apartments has been launched in Kolkata.
  • 115 backward districts across the country India to be transformed by 2022.

GK Current Affairs Alerts 2017 December Month

  • Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Jagat Prakash Nadda won Bronze Medal at the 37th India International Trade Fair 2017 being held at Pragati Maidan.
  • Justice Satrughana Pujahari was sworn in as a Judge of the Madras High Court by Chief Justice Indira Banerjee.
  • Constitution Day Is Celebrated every year on 26th November.
  • The International Multilateral Maritime Search and Rescue Exercise 2017 (IMMSAREX 2017) began in Cox Bazar, Bangladesh.
  • The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind has inaugurated the International Ambedkar Conclave at New Delhi.
  • A Scientist from New Zealand Nick Gerritsen has developed the world’s first artificial intelligence politician Called SAM.
  • The Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi launched an intensive training program for Elected Women Representatives (EWRs) of Panchayati Raj Institutions and Master Trainers, in New Delhi.
  • Gopi Thonakal is the first Indian man to win Asian Marathon Championship in the 16th edition of the prestigious event held at Dongguan in China.
  • China has successfully launched remote sensing satellites on board of Long March-2C rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwestern Sichuan province.
  • India clinched 10 medals (including two Gold) at the Para-Badminton World Championships at Ulsan in South Korea.
  • The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh chaired the 12th meeting of the Standing Committee of Inter-State Council (ISC) held in New Delhi.
  • Punjab State Government notified the ban on ‘Punjab Goods Carriages (Regulation and Prevention of Cartelization Rules), 2017’.
  • According to Ministry of electronics and IT, Additional Secretary Ajay Kumar India will assist Mauritius to develop and set up digital locker services, on the sidelines of Global Conference on Cyber Space 2017.
  • The Golden Temple has been awarded the ‘most visited place of the world’ by ‘World Book of Records’ (WBR), a London-based organization.
  • New York’s rating agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) kept its sovereign rating for India unchanged at ‘BBB-‘, with an outlook for the nation as ‘stable’.
  • Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has become the fastest bowler to reach the milestone of 300 Test wickets in his 54th match.
  • Ritu Phogat has clinched the silver medal in Under-23 Senior World Wrestling Championship at Poland.
  • Argentine footballer Lionel Messi won fourth European Golden Shoe Award.
  • Shubhangi Swaroop from Uttar Pradesh inducted as a First Female pilot in the Indian Navy.
  • Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had conducted “Multi-State Mega Mock Exercise of Tsunami for East Coast of India”.
  • Defence of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Exercise (DANX -17) was conducted under the aegis of Andaman & Nicobar Command.
  • Migratory Birds start Arriving in Chilika Lake.
  • Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh has sent a proposal to United Nations for declaring 2018 as “International Year of Millets”.
  • Foreign direct investment (FDI) in the country increased by 17 percent to USD 25.35 billion during April-September fiscal (2017-18).
  • Axis Bank has launched Blockchain-based International Payment Service for retail and corporate customers.
  • The union govt. has fixed the issue price of Sovereign Gold Bond(SGB) at 2,961 rupees per gram for the next subscription period under Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2017 -18.
  • President Shri Ram Nath Kovind has inaugurated the International Gita Mahotsav at Kurukshetra in Haryana.
  • The 12th Standing Committee meeting of the Inter-State Council held under the Chairmanship of Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi.
  • The Winter session of Parliament will begin from December 15 to January 5.
  • State Bank of India has launched a unified integrated app called YONO (You Need Only One) for financial and lifestyle products.
  • The government has notified Minimum Export Price of onion at 850 dollars per tonne.
  • The RBI has allowed Asset Reconstruction Companies (ARCs) to hold more than 26% post-conversion of debt into equity in companies undergoing restructuring.
  • Ministry of Human Resources Development has launched a Digital Signature campaign on Constitution Day(26th November).
  • The Cabinet Committee has approved setting up of ‘Pradhan Mantri Mahila Shakti Kendras’ across 115 most backward districts of the country.
  • The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) has nominated nine movies for International Council for Film, Television and Audiovisual Communication (ICFT) UNESCO Gandhi Medal.
  • The “North East Rural Livelihood Project” is launched by the Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region Dr Jitendra Singh.
  • A container (M.V IDM Doodle) carrying 240 Tata trucks was flagged off from Kolkata to Bangladesh.
  • ‘Newton’ film has won the two awards at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards in Brisbane.
  • Tamil Nadu has the highest number of women entrepreneurs in India.
  • The world’s first 3D Sanskrit film Anurakthi has been screened at International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Panaji in Goa.
  • The ministry of electronics and information technology (MEITY) has developed the Umang– an acronym for “unified mobile app for new age” e-governance and it was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • PM Narendra Modi has Inaugurated fifth global conference on cyberspace.
  • Zimbabwe’s former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa will be sworn in as the President of Zimbabwe.
  • Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has visited India on a four-day visit.
  • Swedish’s IKEA has launched its first experiential centre IKEA Hej HOME in Hyderabad.
  • The government has Set up a six-member task force Panel to Draft New Direct Tax Law.
  • India has improved its ranking by three notches to 51 globally on IMD World Talent Rankings while Switzerland topped the list.
  • Union Cabinet has approved India’s Membership for European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD).
  • UN Women and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in a report presented in Panama found Latin America and the Caribbean as the most violent region in the world for women.
  • Indian Navy has inducted Shubhangi Swaroop as its first woman pilot.
  • President Ram Nath Kovind visited the Indian National Army (INA) War Memorial and Museum at Moirang in Manipur and paid tributes to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
  • Actor Trisha Krishnan has been conferred with the UNICEF celebrity advocate status for child rights at an event held in Chennai.
  • The Maharashtra state cabinet has decided to sell tur dal at subsidized rates Rs. 55 rupees per kg through its public distribution system (PDS).
  • According to the Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, the union govt. has banned the use of LED lights and other artificial lights on mechanized fishing vessels to protect the marine ecology.
  • According to the country’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency, a volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali has erupted for the first time in 54 years
  • International Film Festival of India(IFFI) ‘The Open Forum’ has begun at Panaji in Goa.
  • Robert Mugabe has resigned as president of Zimbabwe.
  • According to the Economic Affairs Secretary Subhas Chandra Garg, the Union Govt. has conferred infrastructure status to logistics sector.
  • US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed to support the U.N. effort to “peacefully resolve” the nearly seven-year-long Syrian civil war.
  • Social networking giant Facebook stated that it expects to train about five lakh people in India on digital skills by 2020.
  • Telugu would be implemented as a compulsory subject from the first standard to Intermediate, including in the CBSE and ICSE schools, from the next academic year in Telangana.
  • The world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile ‘BrahMos’ has been successfully tested for the first time from a Sukhoi-30MKI fighter of the Indian Air Force (IAF) in the Bay Of Bengal.
  • The Cabinet has approved the setting up of the 15th Finance Commission.
  • India has become the second largest fish producing country in the world with 11.41 million tonnes in 2016-17.
  • India’s nominee to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) Mr Dalveer Bhandari has been re-elected to the world court after Britain withdrew its candidate from the election.
  • The 8th edition of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit-2017 will be held at Hyderabad from 28th November 2017.
  • India and Russia have signed to implement the visa-free entry of the crew of chartered and scheduled flights between the two countries.
  • Tencent has become the first Chinese company to be valued at more than $500 billion in Asia.
  • American singer Beyonce has been named the highest-paid woman ($105 million) in music in 2017 by the Forbes.
  • The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has decided to cancel the $500 million deal for Spike ATGM with Israel.
  • Veteran journalist Manik Banerjee was presented with the ‘Life Time Achievement Award’ by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF).
  • Sahitya Akademi awardee Bengali writer Nabaneeta Dev Sen has been declared as the winner of the Big Little Book Award 2017.
  • South African Indian-origin AIDS researcher Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim has been appointed as a UNAIDS Special Ambassador for Adolescents and HIV.
  • On the 2nd Anniversary of Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY), the Government of India has signed MoUs with the State of Nagaland and with Union Territories (UTs) of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Dadra & Nagar Haveli & Daman & Diu under the Scheme for operational improvements.
  • India- Signs Loan Agreement with World Bank for USD 100 Million for “Shared Infrastructure for Solar Parks Project”.
  • Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar setting up Gender Budget Cell for better implementation of various schemes of the Women and Child Development (WCD) by other government departments.
  • President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurates Manipur Sangai Festival in Imphal, Manipur.
  • India & Myanmar has begun at the Joint Warfare Centre at Umroi near Shillong in Meghalaya.
  • Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has arrived in Bengaluru on a four-day visit to India.
  • The National Press Day (NPD) is celebrated on November 16 from 1966 Onwards.
  • Amitabh Bachchan is going to be honoured with the Personality of the Year Award at the Upcoming International Film Festival Of India (IFFI) in Goa.
  • Aditi Ashok (19 Year) from India become the first Indian to be qualified for the CME Group Tour Championship on the LPGA.
  • According to UN Report, Syria signs up Paris Agreement on Global Climate – rescue pact.
  • Reserve Bank Of India (RBI) Governor Urijit Patel has been appointed to Financial Stability Institute Advisory Board.
  • National Green Tribunals (NGT) headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar directed Delhi Government to seize 10-Year-old Diesel Taxies which causes Air Pollution.
  • The Ministry Of Women and Child Development is going to host “Hausala 2017” to celebrate Child Rights Week from November (16- 20)
  • According to Railway Ministry, Bio- Toilets to be installed on the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2017 at the Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium at Bambolim, Panaji (Goa) all trains by end of December 2018.
  • The World Philosophy Day is Observed on November 16.
  • The Petroleum Ministry with the Public Oil Marketing Companies going to introduce BS-VI Grade Auto Fuels in National Capital Territory (NCT) from 1st April 2018.
  • The International Day Of Tolerance is observed on November 16 annually.
  • Andhra Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation (APMDC) has bagged an award from Abu Dhabi for Social Contribution in Country Value.
  • Minister of State For Power and New & Renewable Energy, Shri R.K. Singh has launched Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana ” Saubhagya” Web Portal.
  • Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) has appointed Sethurathnam Ravi replacing Dhirendra Swarup.
  • UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial Conference is held in Vancouver, Canada.
  • The US-Based Major Credit Rating Agency Moody’s has upgraded India’s Sovereign rating to Baa2 from Baa3.
  • Kevin Lilliana From Indonesia has crowned Miss International 2017 by Verzosa In Tokyo.
  • Rugby World Cup 2023 will be hosted by France.
  • Jharkhand President Ram Nath Kovind has launched Schemes worth Rs.3,445 Crore to coincide with the Jharkhand’s 17th Foundation Day.
  • The IV Global Conference on Sustained Eradication of Child Labour is held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Nagaland is the first state to launch Point Of Sale(POS) Facility for paying Electricity Bill Payment.
  • 13th President M. Venkaiah Naidu has inaugurated 3-day AP AgTech Summit-2017 in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
  • Two-day 12th North East Business Summit was inaugurated in New Delhi.
  • International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned Mohammad Hafeez(Pakistan off-spinner) from Bowling in International Cricket.
  • Shooter Shagun Chowdhary crowned 61st National Shooting Championship in New Delhi.
  • Leonardo da Vinci painting Christ (500- year old painting)has been sold in New York for record USD 450 Million US Dollars.
  • Maharastra Government has banned the use of Plastic Water Bottles in its Offices.
  • National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) will buy farm stubbles at Rs.5,500 per tonne to use fuel at power plants.
  • International Film Festival of India (IFFI) sets up Bioscope Village to allow non-delegates to watch films at Panaji, Goa.
  • India’s Manushi Chhillar has crowned as Miss World 2017
  • Actor-playwright Girish Karnad conferred with Tata Literature Live Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 for his contribution towards the field of theatre.
  • Afghanistan defeated Pakistan to clinch the maiden Under-19 Asia Cup title at the Kinrara Academy Oval in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Former prime minister Manmohan Singh will receive the Indira Gandhi Peace Prize for his leadership of the country & his achievements during the momentous 10 years (2004 to 2014).
  • The 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2017 at the Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium at Bambolim, Panaji (Goa).
  • The World Toilet Day is observed across the world on 19th November.
  • The world’s biggest toilet pot model was unveiled at Marora, popularly known as the “Trump village”, in Haryana on the World Toilet Day (19 November) in a bid to create awareness towards sanitation and use of toilets.
  • Ethiopians Birhanu Legese and Almaz Ayana win Delhi Half Marathon 2017.
  • Women’s Youth World Boxing Championship event in Guwahati, Assam.
  • The union government has raised import duty on crude palm oil to 30 percent (earlier 15 percent ) and on refined oil to 40 percent (earlier 20 percent ) in a bid to curb cheaper shipments and boost local prices for supporting farmers and refiners.
  • Quami Ekta Week to be observed across the country from 19-25th November.
  • The Universal Children’s Day has been observed across the world on 20th November.
  • Qatar has been named as the world’s richest country as per the recent International Monetary Fund (IMF) report. The per capita GDP (gross domestic product) of Qatar is Rs. 81 lakh.
  • Private Sector RBL Bank opens All women branch in Chennai, Tamilnadu managed by 8 women.
  • Anand Rajeshwar Baiwar has taken charge as a SEBI Executive Director.
  • The 42nd World Congress of the International Committee of Military Medicine (ICMM) organized by the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) begins in New Delhi.
Updated: January 27, 2018 — 6:26 am

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