Category Archives: Current Affairs

3rd September 2018 Current Affairs

The Nagaland government has declared the Singphan Wildlife Sanctuary as an elephant reserve making it the 30th reserve for jumbos in the country. England’s highest Test run-scorer Alastair Cook announced his retirement from International cricket. Sakshi Choudhary clinches the gold medal at World Youth Boxing Championship in Budapest Lewis Hamilton Wins Italian Grand Prix Census 2021 will for the first time collect data on Other Backward… Read More »

8th August 2018 Current Affairs

Former Tamil Nadu CM and DMK (Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam) Chief Muthuvel Karunanidhi (94-year) passed away due to age-related illness in Chennai. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar launched Mukhyamantri Kanya Utthan Yojana for empowerment of women. A sum of Rs 7221 crore will be spend in a year on the programme. 51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting was held in Singapore State Bank of India launched a payments machine called MOPAD. The full… Read More »

7th August 2018 Current Affairs

Exercise Maitree: Annual Joint military exercise between Indian Army and Royal Thai Army conducted between 06 to 19 August 2018 in Thailand The government appointed Aditya Vikram and Pramod Chandra Mody as members of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). United India Insurance Company appointed S Gopakumar as its Director and General Manager with immediate effect. Rafael Nadal maintains 1st spot in ATP… Read More »

5th August 2018 Current Affairs

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli reached number 1 position in the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen, as per the latest ICC ranking released on 5th August 2018. The central government announced that PM Modi will launch India Post Payments Bank on August 21 with a focus on rural areas. Indian-origin U.S. astronaut Sunita Williams is among the 9 astronauts selected by NASA (National Aeronautics and… Read More »

4th Aug 2018 Current Affairs

According to a report called N-SIPI (State Investment Potential Index) series by economic think-tank NCAER, Delhi has topped as the ‘most investor-friendly’ destination list. World’s First Intertidal Art Gallery Opened in Maldives India was elected as the President of the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) for a period of two years. HDFC Life Insurance and Vijaya Bank signed an MoU where the bank will sell the insurer’s products through its… Read More »

3rd Aug 2018 Current Affairs

The famous Kadaknath chicken meat from Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh has now got a Geographical Indication (GI) tag. Apple has become the world’s first publicly traded company to be valued at USD 1 trillion State Bank of India (SBI) has inked a pact with Reliance Jio Infocomm to integrate its digital banking solution Yono with MyJio application Javed Akhtar bestowed with Shalaka Samman, highest honour of Hindi Sahitya Academy Incumbent Emmerson… Read More »

2nd Aug 2018 Current Affairs

RBI has given approval to State Bank of Mauritius to operate in the country through a wholly-owned subsidiary route under the name SBM Bank(India). Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has barred Fino Payments Bank from adding new customers after it observed anomalies regarding deposits in the existing accounts. Bandhan Bank surpassed YES Bank’s market capitalisation (m-cap) and became the sixth most valuable… Read More »

1st Aug 2018: Current Affairs

Cabinet approved LIC-IDBI deal of LIC acquiring 51% stake at IDBI Bank Rajasthan becomes first State to implement Centre’s ‘Biofuel Policy’ C B Ananthakrishnan assumes charge as Director (Finance) of HAL Lewis Hamilton wins 6th Hungarian Formula 1 Grand Prix RBI hikes repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.50% According to NITI Aayog’s Principal… Read More »

31st July 2018 Current Affairs

India ranks 96th  in UN’s E-Government index 2018; jumps 11 places since 2016. Denmark Tops the list. Reliance Industries Limited RIL replaces TCS to be the most valued co status in m-cap with more than Rs. 7 lakh crore GDP predicted to go from 7.8% (April-June) to 7.2% in second half of 2018: Nomura Gopalkrishna Gandhi has… Read More »

30th July 2018 Current Affairs

The National Green Tribunal formed a monitoring committee on the cleaning of the Yamuna River. The tribunal headed by National Green Tribunal (NGT) Chairperson A K Goel. 3rd BRICS Film Festival held in Durban, South Africa from July 22-27, 2018. Renu Satti quits as Paytm Payments Bank CEO, to head ‘New Retail’ initiative at company Vice Admiral Anil… Read More »