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RRB English Current Affairs 19th July 2018

INDIAN AFFAIRS
  1. 7thDefence Technology and Trade Initiative : Indo-US delegation meeting on Defence Cooperation held in New Delhi
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
  1. First commercial flight in 20 years leaves Ethiopia for Eritrea
  2. India ranks 109thin overall 4G mobile internet speeds.
BANKING & FINANCE
  1. The Finance Ministry has approved capital infusion of Rs 11,336 crorein public sector banks.
  2. The first all-women branch of Jammu & Kashmir Bankwas inaugurated by the first lady Usha Vohra at an event at the Sher-i-Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC), in Srinagar.
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
  1. Facebookand National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) took joint responsibility to train youth and entrepreneurs in the country on digital skills.
  2. power discom BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL)announced that, it has signed an agreement to source100 MW wind power that will help to meet its renewable power necessities.
  3. Walmartand Microsoft announced a new 5 year partnership to take on Amazon in both technology and retail.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
  1. Bollywood actors Akshay Kumar and Salman Khanhave ranked in the Forbes list of top 100 highest-paid entertainers 2018.
APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNS
  1. Tata Capital has appointed Anil Kaulas the Managing Director of Tata Capital Housing Finance
  2. The central government has renewed the appointment of Prof D Sahasrabudheas the chairman of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
  3. India and Delhi pacer Parwinder Awanaannounced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS
  1. Zaggle, a payments and group dining company, has acquired Click&Pay, a tech start-up, backed by Dubai-based investors, in a cash-and-stock deal.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  1. Scientists have discovered 12 new moons orbiting Jupiter, making the total number of natural satellites circling around Jupiter to 79.
  2. Australian scientists said that, they have developed the world’s first blood test capable of detecting melanoma in its early stages.
SPORTS
  1. India bagged 9medals – 4 Silver and 5 Bronze in the 7th World Junior Wushu championships held in Brasilia, Brazil
  2. Australian football player Tim Cahill retired from international football.
  3. Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra won gold medal at the Sotteville Athletics Meetin France.
IMPORTANT DAYS
  1. 18thJuly 2018, Nelson Mandela International Day was observed all over the world.