Weekly Current Affairs One Liners (28 May - 03 June) 2018: Download Now

Weekly Current Affairs One Liners (28 May - 03 June) 2018: Download Now

The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred Weekly Current Affairs One Liners (28 May - 03 June) 2018: Download Now

Weekly Current Affairs One Liners

The important happenings of the week covered in this segment include the

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched three Indian mobile payment applications BHIM, RuPay and UPI enabled remittance app of SBI in Singapore aimed at internationalisation of the country’s digital payment platforms.
  • According to index of eight core industries released by Ministry of Commerce and Industry, eight core infrastructure sectors grew by 4.7% higher in Apr 2018.
  • The Govt of India and the World Bank have signed $500 million loan agreement to provide additional financing for the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) Rural Roads Project.
  • India signed an agreement for IBRD Credit of US $21.7 Million from World Bank for Strengthening of Public Financial Management in Rajasthan Project.
  • According to the latest report of Moody’s Investors Service, India’s GDP growth forecast has cut to 7.3% in 2018 from the previous estimate of 7.5% due to higher oil prices and tighter financial conditions.

  • President Ram Nath Kovind has presented the ‘Santokbaa Humanitarian Award’ to two noted personalities viz. Child rights activist and Noble Laureate Kailash Satyarthi and space scientist A S Kiran Kumar, former chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in Surat, Gujarat.
  • The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has launched an Online Analytical Tool to facilitate closer monitoring of flow and utilisation of foreign contributions received by various organisations registered or permitted under Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010.
  • The Union Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs approved the construction of another 1.5 lakh affordable houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) for benefit of urban poor.
    • PMAY(U) aims to provide houses to all poor in urban areas by 2022.
  • The Union Ministry of Tourism for the first time has issued guidelines for Adventure Tourism in India in an effort to make adventure sports safer.
  • Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) rolled out ‘Gaj Yatra’, an awareness campaign to protect elephants from Tura in Garo Hills of Meghalaya.
  • The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) recognized the Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) in Kerala as the world’s first fully solar energy-powered airport.
  • Ministry of Railways conducted one day workshop Mission Raftaar aimed at raising average speed of freight trains and coaching trains in New Delhi.

  • Odisha govt has launched Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana, a new Health Insurance Scheme for the journalists.
  • The scheme provides Rs. 2 lakh per annum health insurance cover to all working journalists of the state.
  • The Gujarat govt launched its ‘Reuse of Treated Waste Water Policy’ in Gandhinagar, aims to reduce the state’s dependence on fresh water sources like the Narmada river.
  • The foundation of Sakhi Suraksha Advanced DNA Forensic Laboratory has been laid in the campus of Central Forensic Science Lab (CFSL), Chandigarh.
  • The Union Ministry of AYUSH announced that the main event of 4th International Yoga Day celebrations (IDY-2018) will be held on Jun 21, 2018 at Dehradun, capital city of Uttrakhand.
  • Andhra Pradesh Govt has notified its new state symbols four years after bifurcation of undivided Andhra Pradesh in 2014 into two states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
    • State bird: Rose-ringed parakeet (Psittacula krameri).
    • State tree: Neem (Azadirachta indica).
    • State animal: Black-buck (Antilope cervicapra).
    • State flower: Jasmine (Jasminum officinale).
    • State bird: Indian Roller (coracias benghalensis) or Palapitta.
    • State tree: Jammi Chettu (prosopis cineraria).
    • State animal: Jinka or spotted deer.
    • State flower: Tangidi Puvvu (senna auriculata).
  • Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar implored Centre for granting Special Category Status for the state.
  • The Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) govt submitted a Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the Rs 189 crore Devika river rejuvenation project to the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) for approval.
  • The Himachal Pradesh govt launched the ‘Prakritik Kheti Khushhaal Kisaan Yojana’ to enhance agricultural income by adopting low-cost climate-resilient Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) system.
  • The former model and entrepreneur from Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), Sangeeta Bahl at the age of 53 becomes the oldest Indian woman to have scaled the world’s tallest peak “Mount Everest” on May 19 2018 with the help of two Sherpas.

  • 2018 Business, Innovation and Community Event held in Singapore.
  • The 2018 International Conference on TRIPS- CBD Linkage is going to be held in Geneva, Switzerland on Jun 07 and 08.
  • The first edition of Global Wind Summit will held in Hamburg, Germany from Sept 25, 2018
  • India’s National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) established second Digital Collaborative Opportunities Plaza (SIDCOP) platform in Guiyang, China.
  • The 71st World Health Assembly held in Geneva, Switzerland has adopted resolution on Digital Health.
  • Colombia formally joined North Atlantic Treaty Organization as global partner.
    •  It makes it first Latin American to join NATO.

  • India has successfully test fired its indigenously developed Agni- 5 missile from Dr Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha oast.
  • The Ministry of Earth Science (MoES) launched a new system to generate more accurate and area specific forecast of extreme weather events including rains, heat wave and cold wave.
  • The first biannual Indian Air Force Commanders’ Conference inaugurated by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at Air Headquarters in New Delhi.
  • The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully tested the maiden flight of new surface-to-air missile (yet to get formal name) powered by Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) propulsion Technology.
  • 22nd trilateral naval Malabar exercise 2018 between India, Japan and United States will held off the coast of Guam in Philippine Sea from Jun 6-15, 2018.
  • The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test-fired upgraded guided version of Pinaka Rocket from Proof & Experiment Establishment (PXE) at Chandipur, Odisha.
  • Scientists from Newcastle University, UK created world’s first 3D printed human corneas (3D printed thin protective film over eye) that could solve problem of shortage of available eye donors and help millions of blind people gain sight again.
  • Scientists from University of Minnesota, US have discovered that chemical element ruthenium (Ru) is fourth element to have unique magnetic properties (ferromagnetism) at room temperature.
  • United States renamed its oldest and largest stragically important military command US Pacific Command (PACOM) to Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM).
  • India and Pakistan held meeting of their coast guard officials (Indian Coast Guard and Pakistan Maritime Security Agency) held in New Delhi.

  • India has signed Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) with Singapore in nursing which would allow nurses trained in seven nursing institutions across India to gain employment in the South-East Asian country.
  • The Central Govt has constituted the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CMA) to address the dispute over sharing of river water among Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Puducherry.
  • The Union Govt has set up an executive committee, under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to spread Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy among the people at the national and international level.
  • The social networking giant Facebook has partnered with National Commission for Women (NCW) to launch a digital literacy programme in collaboration with the Cyber Peace Foundation (CPF).
  • Tata Motors has signed an MoU with the Maharashtra govt for deployment of 1000 Electric Vehicles (EV) across its range of passenger and commercial vehicles in the State.
  • Tata Trusts signed MoU with Govt to provide development support in eight worst Naxal-affected districts in Chhattisgarh.
  • Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL) has signed an agreement with the Kerala govt to construct three marine ambulances for state fisheries department.
  • The Union Ministry of Women and Child and Development (WCD) signed an MoU with Uttar Pradesh Govt for management of Home of Widows at Sunrakh Bangar, Vrindavan.
  • Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali tied up with state owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) to launch
  • Swadeshi Samriddhi SIM cards.
  • The Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur (IIT-K) signed a Rs 15 crore-Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the VTOL Aviation Pvt Ltd to develop prototypes for self-piloted Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft.
  • The India Meteorological Department (IMD) teamed up with state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to send extreme weather warnings (alerts) to people.

  • The book ‘Straight Talk’, authored by the Member of Rajya Sabha from West Bengal, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, has been released by Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu.

  • Assamese Singer Zubeen Garg has been honoured with the ‘Hero to Animals Award’ from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India for his recent appeal to end animal sacrifice at the Kamakhya Temple in Assam.
  • An American rapper and songwriter, Kendrick Lamar has won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music for his acclaimed album ‘Damn’ at Columbia University in New York.
  • Indian star cricketer Yuvraj Singh has been honoured with the ‘Most inspiring icon of the year for Social Welfare’ award by the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival (DPIFF) for his exemplary contribution in the field of social welfare.
  • Kerala cartoonist Thomas Antony won an international award in the best caricature category at the 13th edition of the World Press Cartoon awards 2018, instituted by an organization based in Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Indian botanist Dr. Kamaljit S. Bawa conferred with the prestigious Linnean Medal in Botany from the Linnean Society of London.

  • Indian discus thrower, Vikas Gowda retired after competing at the highest level for more than 15 years, during which he became the first and only Indian male to win Commonwealth Games medals in the discipline.
  • The BCCI and UN Environment signed a letter of intent to promote ‘green’ Cricket in India at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai.
  • Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli won the International Cricketer of the Year at the CEAT Cricket Ratings awards in Mumbai.
    • CEAT International Cricketer of the Year - Virat Kohli
    • CEAT International Batsman of the Year - Shikhar Dhawan
    • CEAT International Bowler of the Year - Trent Boult
    • CEAT T20 Bowler of the Year - Rashid Khan
    • CEAT T20 Batsman of the Year - Colin Munro
    • CEAT Outstanding Innings of the Year - Harmanpreet Kaur
    • CEAT Domestic Player of The Year - Mayank Agarwal
    • CEAT U 19 Player of The Year - Shubhman Gill
    • CEAT Popular Choice Award - Chris Gayle
    • CEAT Lifetime Achievement Award - Farokh Engineer.
  • Chennai Super Kings won the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL-11) after defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad in the final by 8 wickets in Mumbai.
  • Aakarshi Kashyap from Chhattisgarh won the girls’ singles title at the Yonex Sunrise All India Junior U-19 badminton tournament 2018 in New Delhi.
  • Daniel Ricciardo, an Australian racing driver who is currently competing in Formula One for Red Bull Racing, has won the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix 2018 at the Circuit de Monaco.

  • Jun 03: World Bicycle Day
  • Jun 01: World Milk Day 'Drink Move Be Strong'
  • May 31: World No Tobacco Da “Tobacco and Heart Disease”
  • May 29: International Day of UN Peacekeepers “UN Peacekeepers: 70 Years of Service and Sacrifice”

  • New Secretary of I&B - Amit Khare
  • DG of Geological Survey of India (GSI) - Dinesh Gupta
  • PM of Italy - Giuseppe Conte
  • General Officer Commander-in-Chief of Northern Command (of the Indian Army) - Lt Gen Ranbir Singh
  • First-ever Interim Woman President of Paraguay - Alicia Pucheta
  • First Chief Financial Officer of RBI - Sudha Balakrishnan
  • Deputy National Security Advisor - Pankaj Saran
  • President of National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) - R K Agrawal
  • Interim PM of Pakistan - Nasirul Mulk
  • President of Indian Journalists Union (IJU) - Amar Devulapalli
  • Advt campaign for Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) - Akshay Kumar
  • Maharashtra Agriculture Minister & senior BJP leader: Pandurang Phundkar
  • Former Himachal Pradesh governor & Congress leader: Urmila Singh
  • Telugu film personality: Madala Ranga Rao

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