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RRB English Current Affairs 20th July 2018

INDIAN AFFAIRS
  1. National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) organised “Ganga Vriksharopan Abhiyan”in five main stem Ganga basin states – Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal. 
  2. ChhattisgarhCM Raman Singh launched an online portal and mobile app called ‘Aabhaar-Aapki seva ka’ for the online pensioners of the state.
  3. According to Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Citiesreport, The city of Udaipur has ranked 3rd among the 15 of the world’s best cities.
  4. External Affairs minister Smt. Sushma Swarajis hosting the 10th edition of Delhi Dialogue (DD X) in New Delhi.
  5. National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE)has installed a remote sensing instrument- LiDAR for assessment of offshore wind resource at Gulf of Khambat, off the Gujarat Coast.
  6. Western Railways renames Elphistone Road stationto Prabhadevi on Mumbai’s suburban section.
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
  1. UK Space Agency said that, it had chosen Sutherland, a peninsula on Scotland’s north coast as the site for UK’s first space port.
  2. According to Bloomberg Billionaires index2018Jeff Bezos, The Amazon com Inc. founder, is the richest man in modern history with a net worth of $152 billion.
  3. Senior security officials of India and the United States held a meeting on Homeland Security Dialogue in Delhi.
  4. India and Ghana signed 2 agreementsto improve the bilateral cooperation between India and Ghana.
BANKING & FINANCE
  1. Asian Development Bank (ADB)’s Asian Development Outlookreport India continues to be the fastest growing economy in Asia with projected GDP growth of 3 per cent.
  2. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) would issue new Rs. 100 notewith motif of ‘Rani Ki Vav’ next month.
  3. Jana Small Finance Bankformerly known as Janalakshmi Financial Services formally launched its operations.
  4. Indian Bankraised MCLR by up to 10%.
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
  1. Infosys Foundationsigned a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) for the construction of a station at Konappana Agrahara in Electronics City, Bengaluru.
  2. IIT Delhisigned an agreement with All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) to launch projects to give scientific validation to the ancient medical science of Ayurveda and integrate it with technology.
  3. Government gave administrative approval and financial sanction to establish 10indigenous Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) of 700 MW each in fleet mode.
  4. BSE building Phiroze Jeejeebhoy Towerslocated on Dalal Street, in Mumbai gets trademark under Trade Marks Act, 1999 by the government.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
  1. Repco Micro Finance Ltdwas awarded the NABARD 2018 award for its service to self-help group (SHG) linkage in Tamil Nadu for the fiscal year 2017-18.
  2. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowalhas named Indian Athlete Hima Das as the first sports ambassador of Assam.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  1. According to Landsat satellites data from NASA and the US Geological Survey taken between 1984 and 2016 (30 years), the world’s sandy shorelines are declining in protected marine areas.
  2. ISRO signed contracts with threevendors to outsource Spacecraft Assembly Integration and Testing (AIT) activities.
  3. Combined Task Force (CTF 151) led by Commander Rear Admiral Saw Shi Tatof the Singapore Navy visited Indian Naval Ship Teg in Djibouti to carry out anti-piracy operations .
ENVIRONMENT
  1. UNEP(UN Environment Programme ) has announced that UN would partner with Google to monitor the impacts of human activity on global ecosystems by using sophisticated online tools.
SPORTS
  1. International Cricket Council (ICC) released the latest ODI rankings and India captain Virat Kohlihas topped with a score of 911 points a career high for him.
OBITUARY
  1. Activist Rajmata Satvashila Devi Bhosledied due to a long term illness at Sawantwadi, Maharashtra.