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RRB English Current Affairs 19th April 2018

  1. In a bid to reduce the digital divide, from May 2018, Chhattisgarh State Government will start distributing free smartphones to over 50 lakh people across the state under the Sanchar Kranti Yojana (SKY).
  2. Uttar Pradesh State Government ordered all government hospitals and orphanages to establish SHISHU SWAGAT KENDRA – PALNA and put up cradles in front of their buildings so that any person, lady or couple can leave their unwanted child without disclosing their identity.
  3. Minister of State of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), Giriraj Singh has stated that four technology centres are being established in North Eastern India for supporting Micro industries in the region.
  4. India International Institute of Democracy and Election Management (IIIDEM) organized a Consultative Workshop in New Delhi for the Delegation from the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Kazakhstan.
  5. Karan Johar (referred to as KJo), will soon become first Indian filmmaker to get a wax statue at Madame Tussauds, London.
  6. Union Rural Development Ministry said that, the government has advanced the target year for completion of phase one of rural road scheme PMGSY (Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana) to 2019 from 2022.
  7. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani launched ‘Pocket Cop’ project to improve crime detection rate in the state, in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  8. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu launched ‘Atal Amrit Abhiyan’, a health scheme of Assam government that provides free medical care of up to Rs 2 lakh for every person from Below Poverty Line (BPL) and Above Poverty Line (APL) families.
  9. Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has taken an another effort to increase the privacy level of aadhar details without disclosing the 12-digit Aadhar card number.
  10. Kerala will host the India Skills Kerala 2018 in Kochi, as part of the World Skills India 2018. It will help youngsters in the State to show their vocational skills. It aims to generating interest and creating awareness among the general public.
  11. According to a Reuters poll of economists, India will reach the top position among the world’s fastestgrowing major economies in 2018, but increasing trade tensions between the United States and China might hinder that growth.
  12. India was ranked 10th on a new Commonwealth Innovation Index. First three rankers are UK, Singapore and Canada.
  13. UK India Business Council (UKIBC’s) report ‘The UK and India: The Bilateral Trade Relationship’, a free trade agreement (FTA) between India and the UK will help boost two-way commerce and investments between both the countries.
  14. Trust Research Advisory’s Brand Trust Report 2018, State Bank of India (SBI) is the most-trusted bank (among both public and private sector banks) in India.
  15. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has placed Mumbai-based City Co-operative Bank under directions, owing to which, its customers will not be allowed to withdraw more than Rs. 1000 per deposit account.
  16. AU Small Finance Bank has decided to improve its business through crowd-sourcing, involving not only employees but also customers and non-customers using the mobile app named ‘Kamao’ (earn).
  17. OpenSignal (a London-based company that specialises in wireless coverage mapping), Bharti Airtel has the highest 4G download speed among all Indian telecom operators.
  18. the government formed Defence Planning Committee (DCP) to reform the process of higher defence planning and national security strategy.
  19. Madhya Pradesh will be conferred Most Film Friendly State Award 2017 by Central Government.
  20. Uttarakhand will be given a Special Mention certificate in recognition for the efforts made by State Govt. towards
  21. creating a film friendly environment
  22. Rana Kapoor, MD & CEO of Yes Bank, was recognized as an Outstanding Contributor to the Media and Communication Industry and Indian Brand Builder by Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) at the 13th edition of Goafest 2018.
  23. Bhuj Mercantile Cooperative Bank has won the Banco Award for best performing cooperative bank.
  24. Indu Jain, chairman of Bennett, Coleman & Co received the All India Management Association’s (AIMA’s) annual award for lifetime contribution to media.
  25. National felicitation ceremony of Kayakalp awardees (2017-18) was held in New Delhi on April 19, 2018.
  26. senior journalist T K Rajalakshmi was elected the new president of the Indian Women’s Press Corps (IWPC).
  27. Chief engineer of the Indian Army’s Northern Command Lieutenant General P P Malhotra has assumed charge as the new Director General of the National Cadet Corps (NCC), the largest uniformed youth organization in the world on 11 Apr 2018.
  28. ‘Chandrayaan-2’, India’s second moon mission, which was planned to be launched in April 2018 has been postponed to October-November 2018.
  29. NASA’s latest planet-hunting spacecraft TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) on board a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket took off from Cape Canaveral, in Florida, United States.
  30. Indian Badminton player Kidambi Srikanth has lost his World No. 1 rank and has dropped four places to fifth in latest men’s singles rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on April 19, 2018.
  31. Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo wins 2018 Chinese Grand Prix
  32. Veteran journalist and columnist TVR Shenoy passed away on April 17,2018 in Karnataka.He was awarded the prestigious Padma Bhushan award in 2003
  33. former principal information officer (PIO) Shakuntala Mahawal, passed away after a short term illness, in Brussels, Belgium.
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