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  • Mirabai Chanu and Virat Kohli are the winners of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2018.
  • Grand slam winners in women category
  • Sunil Mehta has been elected as the new chairman of Indian Bankers Association for 2018-19. He was also the head of Shashakt Project.
  • Delhi government has announced the doorstep delivery of about 50 type of government services.
  • 4th BIMSTEC Summit held in Kathmandu while the 5th BIMSTEC summit will be held in Srilanka.
  • Dr B.K. Mishra has been named for the Dr B.C. Roy National Award of 2018, as an eminent medical person of the year.
  • Minister of state for AYUSH Shripad Yasso Naik has inaugurated the 4th Ayurveda Congress in the Netherlands.
  • Tarun Sagar” was a Jain muni who passed away recently. He was known for his lecture series “kadve Pravachan”.
  • Imran Khan has been elected as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan while Arif Alvi has been elected as new president of Pakistan.
  • Yousuf Salim is the first blind judge to be elected in Pakistan.
  • Tahira Safdar has been elected as the first women chief justice of any high court in Pakistan.
  • RBI has recently issued a new 100 rupee lavender coloured note with a motif of “Rani ki vav“. Rani ki vav was added to the UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites in 2014 and is situated in Gujarat.
  • Iram Habib is the first Muslim women commercial pilot from Kashmir.
  • Balesh Sharma will be the first CEO of Vodafone Idea Group after the merger.
  • PM Narendra Modi recently inaugurated Pashupati Dharamshala in Nepal.
  • Indian Railways has signed a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with GAIL India for the use of natural gas in Indian railways workshops.
  • China, Russia and Mongolia participated in a five say VOSTOK 2018 exercise.
  • A special home named as “Krishna Kutir” has been inaugurated at Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh, which can house around 1,000 widows.
  • INS Sahyadri participated in KAKADU multilateral maritime exercise which was held in Darwin, Australia.
  • Dudhwa Tiger Reserve has launched a helpline number 1926 for the purpose of curtailing man-animal conflict.
  • Snow Leopard is the national animal of Himachal Pradesh.
  • AIIMS & IIT Delhi collectively will set up a biomedical research park in Jhajjar, Haryana.
  • Abhay K has become the first Indian poet who was invited to record his poems at the digital library of Congress in Washington DC.
  • India Remained at 8th place in Asian Games 2018 with 15 gold medals, 24 silver medals and 30 bronze medals. India won 69 medals in total.
  • Germany provided a loan of 120 million euro for clean Ganga mission.
  • G. Satish Reddy has been appointed as the new chairman of DRDO.
  • India won the first kho kho championship held in England.
  • Rikako Ikee of Japan has become the first female most valuable player in Asian Games 2018.
  • Vice President Vankayah Naidu has written a book “Moving on, Moving forward – A year in office“.
  • Harivansh Narayan Singh is the new Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha (Upper House).
  • Mauritius remained the top source of Foreign Direct Investment for India in 2017-18.
  • Japan has been recently hit by a typhoon named as “jebi”.
  • Arthur Pereira who was a football player passed away recently.
  • A 10 Kilo Watt transmitter of All India Radio was inaugurated in Jammu and Kashmir by the Union minister Jitender Singh.
  • “Kashmir Daily” is the first Kashmiri film to be released in India in 45 years.
  • Muhafiz is a welfare initiative launched by Jammu and Kashmir government to provide a social security net to around 3 lakh unorganised sector workers of the state.
  • Gold is the first Bollywood movie to be released in Saudi Arabia.
  • Neeraj Chopra was the flag bearer in the opening ceremony of Asian Games 2018 while Rani Rampal was the flag bearer in the closing ceremony.
  • Gurucharan Das authored a book named as “Kama, The Riddle of Desire“.
  • R Madhavan has assumed charge as Chairman and MD of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.
  • Rajasthan government has launched Bhamashah Digital parivaar Yojana.
  • By 2026, India is expected to be the third largest air transport market in the world after the USA and China.
  • Nabh Nirman scheme is launched to increase the capacity of airports to about 5 times.
  • UMANG App is launched by CISF to help people to find lost things at the airport.
  • Mopa Airport of Goa will be developed as the cargo hub of India.
  • Taniya Sanyal is the first ever women firefighter of Airports Authority of India.
  • National Disaster Management Authority conducted its first ever mock exercise on Bio Disaster at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Airport.
  • The first commercial flight landed at Pasighat Airport of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Pakyong Airport of Sikkim has become the 100th Airport of India.
  • Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare JP Nadda has released draft charter of 17 patient rights for proper health care by medical establishments.
  • Marry Kom has been appointed as the brand ambassador of BSNL for a term of two years.
  • The 3rd Joint military exercise KAZIND (between Kazakhstan and India) was conducted in Otar region of Kazakhstan.
  • RBI has directed all the scheduled commercial banks except Regional Rural Banks with more than ten branched to appoint an Internal Ombudsman.
  • Uttar Pradesh government has inaugurated the first luxury cruise “Alaknanda” in Varanasi.
  • 22nd Sindhu Darshan festival was celebrated in Ladakh.
  • The first all-women branch of Jammu and Kashmir bank was opened at Jawahar Nagar in Srinagar.
  • BHEL has commissioned the first unit of 110 MegaWatt Kishanganga hydropower project in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Jammu and Kashmir government has constituted a state council for promoting the Urdu Language.
  • The first ever international marshal arts games will be held in Srinagar in October 2018.
  • BSF has launched “Operation Alert” in Jammu and Kashmir to curb the increasing movement of infiltration across the border.
  • Indian Post Payments Bank has started to issue QR (Quick Response) card to its customers instead of debit cards.
  • Anshula Kant and Anurag Basu have been appointed as MD in State Bank of India. The appointment of MD & CEO’s in banks is done on the recommendations of Bank Board Bureau. Bhanu Partap Sharma is the Chairman of Bank Board Bureau.
  • Surgical Strike day will be observed on 28the September every year.
  • India Blue won the title of Duleep Trophy 2018.
  • Kempe Gowda International Airport of Bengaluru has become the first airport in Asia to use face recognition as the boarding pass.
  • Amitabh Chaudhary has been appointed as MD and CEO of Axis bank. He replaced Shikha Sharma.
  • Aero India 2019 exhibition will be held in Bengaluru.
  • Nagaland government has declared Singphan wildlife sanctuary as an elephant reserve making it 30th elephant reserve in the country.
  • Former RBI governor Bimal Jalan will head the panel which is tasked to select the next Chief Economic Advisor of India.
  • Ramesh Abhishek will head the panel of secretaries for the second draft e-commerce policy to look into e-commerce issues.
  • India will buy 18 bullet trains from Japan with an estimated cost of about 7,000 crore rupees.
  • Overdraft facility under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana has been increased from 5,000 to 10,000 rupees. While the maximum age to avail this facility has been increased from 60 years to 65 years.
  • Accidental insurance cover for the RuPay cardholders under Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana has been increased from 1 lakh rupees to 2 lakh rupees.
  • SLINEX is a military exercise between India and China.
  • France will collaborate with India for ISRO’s Human Gaganyaan Mission.
  • Senior Congress leader and supreme court lawyer Kapil Sibal has written a book named as “Shades of truth – A journey derailed”.
  • AAPOORTI App is launched by Indian railways for e-procurement system.
  • National Green Tribunal has formed a monitoring committee headed by Justice S.P. Garg to prepare a time-bound action plan on groundwater recharge in Delhi. Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel is the head of National Green Tribunal.
  • Airtel Payments bank which was the first payments bank to start operation has announced that customers can now withdraw cash from ATM machine with just PIN number without any debit or credit card.
  • Kalyanee Mulay won the best female actor award for her role in Nude at DC South Asian film festival.
  • Railways minister Piyush Goel has launched a web portal named as “Rail Sahyog” for corporates and PSUs to contribute to Indian railways under the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
  • Arunachal Pradesh has opened its first Sainik school.
  • Haryana government has signed a MoU with Indian Oil Corporation to set up an ethanol plant in Panipat with an outlay of about 900 crore rupees.
  • A mobile platform named as “e-Rythu” has been launched by Andhra Pradesh government, while “Rythu Bandhu” and “Rythu Bima” have been launched by Telanganagana government.
  • A gaming university will be opened in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh with the help of UNESCO.
  • The world’s first thermal battery plant was inaugurated in Amravati, Andhra Pradesh.
  • Anshdeep Singh Bhatia has become the first Sikh to be inducted into the security of the USA President Donald Trump.
  • Indian Oil Corporation has tied up with Delhi government to introduce 50 Hydrogen enriched CNG buses in 2019.
  • A book named as “Constitutionalising India – An Ideational Project” has been authored by Bidyut Chakrabarty.
  • “Yudh Abhyas” is a two-week long combat exercise between India and the USA. It held in Uttarakhand.
  • Ayushmaan Bharat scheme was been renamed as Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (PMGAY).
  • PMJAY will cover child cancer under it.
  • Indu Bhusan is CEO of Ayushmaan Bharat Scheme.
  • Daniel Zhang will be the new chairman of Alibaba group after replacing Jack Ma (next year).
  • India’s first railway university will be opened in Vadodara, Gujarat.
  • Apsara, which is India’s oldest research reactor in recommissioned after 9 years. It was shut down in 2009 for repairs.
  • Bank Board Bureau was institutionalised to improve the governance in public sector banks and to recommend MD & CEO for the public sector banks.
  • Mukul Mudgal has been named as the chairman of 11 member selection committee to pick up this year’s Dronacharya and Dhyanchand awardees.
  • GMR Hyderabad International airport has received the Airports Council’s International Airport service quality number 1 airport award for the second consecutive year.
  • Wicketkeeper of England James Foster has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
  • Eye Rou Tuna is India’s first underwater robotic drone which was launched and handed over to the Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory of DRDO.
  • Aatish Taseer has authored a book named as “The twice-born – life and death on the Ganges”.
  • Jharkhand government has introduced electric cars for official use.
  • India ranked at 130th place in the United Nations Human Development Index.
  • Mehlli Gobhai was an artist who passed away recently.
  • DK Jain is the head of the committee to look into harrowing arrest and alleged torture of former space scientist Nambi Narayan in the ISRO spy scandal.
  • Nuakhai festival was recently celebrated in Odisha.

 

  • India’s first dedicated dog park is constructed in Hyderabad.
  • Jaipur Literature Festival of 2018 held in Houston, USA.
  • Vineet Bajpai has authored a book named as “Kaashi: Secret of black temple”.
  • The Maldives has won South Asian Food Federation cup 2018.
  • India stood at third place in 52nd ISSF world championship.
  • PNB was awarded “Rajbhasa Kirti” award on the occasion of Hindi Divas.
  • Mount Damavand is Asia’s highest volcanic peak that was recently scaled by Mousami Khatua and Satyarup Siddhanta.
  • Moustaz Mousa Abdallah has sworn in as the new prime minister of Sudan.
  • Former Asian games champion Ganpatrao Andalkar passed away recently.
  • Germany has rolled out the world’s first hydrogen-powered train.
  • India has signed three MoUs with Malta in the field of maritime cooperation, tourism, and training.
  • Uttar Pradesh government has started first ever “Dial FIR” scheme.
  • Andhra Pradesh government has launched a website to tackle unemployment under Yuva Nestam Scheme.
  • Rajasthan forest minister Ganendra Singh has inaugurated Rajasthan’s first lion safari at Nahargarh Biological Park.
  • Andhra Pradesh government has started “Swachh Dhara” programme.
  • West Bengal government has started a scheme named as “Swayangsiddha” to combat human trafficking.
  • Delhi government has signed a Friendship and Cooperation Agreement with Seoul for the exchange of expertise for betterment in 12 fields.
  • The two satellites of UK which are named as NovaSAR and S1-4 have been launched by ISRO using it’s PSLV C-42 launch vehicle.
  • The 15th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas will be held in Varanasi on 9 January 2019.
  • Jammu and Kashmir has declared itself Open Defecation Free at the launch of “Swachhta hi Sewa” campaign.
  • Odisha government has started “star rating” system for industries to cut air pollution.
  • Union home secretary Rajiv Gauba has launched an online portal “e-Sahaj” for grant of security clearance.
  • India has signed a MoU with Germany to focus on the field of dual vocational education training and skill development.
  • India has signed a financing loan agreement with world bank for $ US 74 million for Uttarakhand workforce development project.
  • Kamlesh Nilkanth has been appointed as the new secretary of Department of Atomic Energy as well as the chairman of Atomic Energy Commission.
  • Tajinder Mukherjee has taken charge as the chairman and MD of National Insurance Company Limited.
  • Anushka Sharma and Varun Dhawan have been signed as brand ambassador of skill India campaign to promote skill India mission.
  • Uttar Pradesh has become the second state after Punjab to prepare a localised online criminal database.
  • Bangladesh has given its approval to India to use its Chittagong and Mongla seaports.
  • The 4th edition of Asian Paralympic games will be held in Hangzhou, China.
  • Canadian Company Brookfield is all set to buy the East-West Pipeline Limited for 14,000 crore rupees.
  • The centre has proposed the merger of 3 state-run owned banks: Vijaya Bank, Bank of Baroda and Dena Bank.
  • Anna Rajam Malhotra who passed away recently was the first woman IAS Officer of Independent India.
  • Spanish Player Carolina Marin has won China Open 2018, Japan Open 2018 and World Championship 2018.

  • Tran Dai Quang who passed away recently was the president of Vietnam.
  • Sudeep Mishra is going to write a book “Story so far” which is based on the life of sportsperson Dutee Chand.
  • 7th UNWTO Global Summit 2018 on urban tourism was held in Seoul, South Korea.
  • 8th UNWTO Global Summit 2019 will be held in Astana, Kazakhstan.
  • Jharsuguda Airport is in Odisha.
  • Bollywood Actress Anushka Sharma has been bestowed with Prestigious Samita Patil Award 2018.
  • Kalraj Mishra has been appointed as chairman of Parliamentary Standing committee on Defence.
  • Mount Paektu is the tallest mountain of North Korea.
  • For the quarter of October-December, interest rates for Public Provident Fund are 8%, for Kishan Vikas Patra it is 7.7% and for Sukanya Samriddhi Scheme it is 8.5%.

  • 62nd General Conference of International Atomic Energy Agency was held in Vienna, Austria. The headquarter of the International Atomic Energy Agency is also in Vienna, Austria.
  • The country’s first indigenously developed 500 Megawatt prototype fast breeder reactor was set up in Tamil Nadu.
  • Raghupati Singhania has been conferred with “Mexican Order of Aztec Eagle”, which is the highest honour accorded to non-nationals by the government of Mexico.
  • The Punjab government has signed an agreement with Jammu and Kashmir for Shahpurkandi dam project.
  • ISRO’s first space technology incubation centre was inaugurated in Tripura.
  • 2018’s Track Asia Cup cycling tournament will be organised by India.
  • Maharashtra government has announced the construction of a new cyber University.
  • Uttarakhand state assembly has passed a resolution seeking “mother of the nation” status for the cow.
  • A scheme named as “Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana” is approved by Employees State Insurance Corporation for insured persons covered under the Employees State Insurance Act.
  • Niger has signed a MoU with India for the implementation of Mahatma Gandhi International Convention centre with the grant assistance of Indian government.
  • Prime minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone of India International Convention and Expo Centre in Dwarka.
  • Saudi Arabia will join as a third strategic partner of $ US 50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
  • Coach Yashvir Singh who passed away recently was the mentor of Olympic medallists Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt.
  • Daisy Jonshon has become the youngest author ever shortlisted for the Man Bookers Prize.
  • Luka Modric has won the FIFA world player of the year award 2018.
  • Vaishali Narendra Salavkar will be India’s first female blind chess player to play in world chess Olympiad.
  • India has been granted hosting rights of Shooting World Cup 2020.
  • Jaya Prada has been appointed as the goodwill ambassador for Nepal Tourism.
  • The New Development Bank has announced to grant a $ 125 million loan to Madhya Pradesh government for infrastructure projects.
  • Nepal is going to be world’s first country to double its tiger population before 2022.
  • Ibrahim Mohammed Solih is the new president of Maldives.
  • Indian Air Force has planned to set up its first drone manufacturing facility in Andhra Pradesh.
  • DRDO has successfully test fired 150 Km range surface to surface short-range tactical ballistic missile Prahar.
  • The first ever Mizoram International Short Film festival was held in Aizawl.
  • Serbia Posts and Indian posts have released commemorative stamps on renowned physicist and Innovator Nikola Tesla and Swami Vivekananda.
  • Assamese movie village rockstar is India’s official entry to Oscars 2019.
  • Anil Kumar Chaudhary has been appointed as chairman of SAIL.
  • India’s largest cyclotron facility named as cyclone -30 has become operational in Kolkata.
  • Arunachal Pradesh is the first state in North East to introduce e-Public Distribution System.
  • Bharti Axa Life Insurance has announced the use of WhatsApp for faster and seamless claim processing.
  • Tour Championship 2018 title has been won by Tiger Woods.
  • Usha Martin is acquired by Tata Steel in 4,700 crore rupees.
  • Ajit Mohan has been appointed as new MD & Vice-President of Facebook India.
  • India has become the first and only SAARC country to have a quit-line number on tobacco products.
  • Andhra Pradesh has topped the chart among states in terms of “Ease of Living Index” ranking launched by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
  • WAYU (Wind Augmentation Purifying Unit) which is an air pollution control device has been set up in Delhi.
  • Supreme court has constituted a three-member committee headed by Amitava Roy to look into jail reforms.
  • Biswanath Dutt who passed away recently was a former BCCI President.

 

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