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RRB English Current Affairs 21st July 2018

INDIAN AFFAIRS
  1. Lok Sabha passed the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill 2018.
  2. Government has announced the launch of a new MicroDot Technologythat would help check on vehicle thefts.
  3. Ministry of External Affairs announced the fourth round of Maritime Affairs Dialoguebetween India and Japan that was held in New Delhi.
  4. 2 day International conference on “Empowering Women: Fostering Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Sustainability” was organized by NITI Aayog’s Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) and Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), Office of International Programmes (OIP) University of Delhi.
  5. Punjab tourism and cultural affairs minister Navjot Singh Sidhufinalized a blue print to further develop Virasat-e-Khalsa, a museum of the Sikhs, at Anandpur Sahib, Punjab.
  6. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu launched ‘e-Pragati core platform’ at Undavalli, Andhra Pradesh.
  7. world class exhibition on 4 eminent personalities of Bengal: Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, Netaji Subha Chandra Bose, Rishi Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay and Dr. Syama Prasad Mukherjeewill be organized soon at National Library in Kolkata on a permanent basis.
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
  1. Ministry of Defence announced that the Indian Air Forcefor the first time is participating with fighter aircraft in Exercise Pitch Black 2018 (PB-18), which is to be held in Australia
  2. The Australian Census and Migrants Integrated Dataset (ACMID)Indiatops list of skilled visa immigrants according to official figures with nearly 3 lakh Indians who migrated from 1 January 2000 to 9th August 2016.
  3. J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, addressed the 8th BRICS Health Ministers’ Meetingheld in Durban, South Africa.
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
  1. FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry)said that, India’s economic growth remains intact and India’s GDP is expected to grow at 5 % in the current financial year.
  2. CSIR- National Physical laboratory (NPL)has signed a MoU with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) for indigenous development of petroleum certified reference materials (CRMs) under trade name of Bhartiya Niredeshak Dravyas (BNDTM).
  3. com’s stock market valuereached $900 billion for the first time, posing a threat to replace Apple as Wall Street’s most valuable firm.
  4. Digital lending platform StashFinhas partnered with non-banking finance company DMI Finance to raise Rs 30 crores for onward lending through their platform StashFin.com .
APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNS
  1. Odisha governmentappointed Senior bureaucrat Madhusudan Padhi as the principal secretary to Governor Dr Ganeshi Lal.
  2. Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has appointed Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singhas the Chef de Mission (incharge) of the upcoming 18th Asian Games.
SPORTS
  1. International Olympic Committee (IOC) in its Tokyo 2020 Olympics schedule announced that it had added 7 medal event to its 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
  2. 26thedition of Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award (ESPY) 2018 was held in the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.
  3. 28thMeeting of Shooting Hopes junior International Championship was held in Pilsen, Czech Republic.
  4. Pranavi Urswon the 9th leg of Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour at the Eagleton golf resort, in Bengaluru.
OBITUARY
  1. The former and first finance minister of Chhattisgarh Ramchandra Singhdeo, passed away