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RRB English Current Affairs 5th July 2018

INDIAN AFFAIRS
  1. ITI Aayogannounced that it is organising ‘MOVE: Global Mobility Summit’ in New Delhi association with various ministries and industry partners.
  2. The Maharashtra government set up a seven-memberexpert panel to prepare guidelines for surrogacy centres in the state.
  3. The International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST)in association with Indian National Science Academy (INSA)announced the 5-day 19th edition of its prestigious global event to be held in Navi Mumbai INDIA
  4. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari flagged off Wagon Cab’s taxi ambulanceservices in New Delhi.
  5. The Rajasthan government approved 1 per centreservation for five communities, including the Gujjar community, against their demand of 5 %.
  6. The Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (I/C), Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singhattended the 4-day Meghalaya Annual Cultural Festival, “Behdienkhlam“, held every year at the small peripheral town of Jowai, Meghalaya.
  7. The Madhya Pradesh governmentannounced Mukhyamantri Jan Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana 2018 (a scheme to provide subsidized power)
  8. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani launched ‘Poshan Abhiyan’–a statewide mission to eradicate malnutrition among children by providing them nutritious food through Anganwadi centres.
  9. Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided to name the Agartala airport in Tripura after Maharaja Bir Bikram Manikya Kishore, the erstwhile ruler of Tripura.
  10. Odisha’s ST and SC Development Minister Ramesh Chandra Majhi said that, the government has decided to increase the inter-caste marriage incentive from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 2.5 lakh.
  11. Maharashtra government allocated Rs 15 crorefor the implementation of a pension scheme for senior journalists, called Acharya Balshastri Jambhekar Sanman Yojana.
  12. The Chief Election Commissioner Shri. O.P. Rawat,along with the Election Commissioners Shri Sunil Arora and Shri Ashok  Lavasalaunched a mobile app, called ‘cVIGIL’.
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
  1. New America, a US think tank announces India US Fellows Exchange programme
BANKING & FINANCE
  1. World Bank group member International Finance Corporation(IFC) invested $100 million in Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Ltd. (M&M).
  2. Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd. (TPREL),a subsidiary of Tata Power, has announced the successful commissioning of two solar projects of 50 MW each in Ananthapuramu Solar Park, located in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
  3. IndiaFirst Life Insurance Company Limited, has announced its tie-up with Oxigen Services India Pvt. Ltd., to enable distribution of its insurance products at Oxigen retail outlets.
  4. The government increased the minimum support price (MSP) for paddy by a record Rs 200 per quintal amounting it to Rs 1,750 per quintal.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
  1. Milan Shankar Tare, a fisherman of Palghar district, Maharashtra, has been selected for 2018 National Maritime Search and Rescue Award.
APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNS
  1. the Payments Council of India announced that, it has appointed Vishwas Patel as its new Chairman.
  2. Uttam Dhillon, an Indian-American White House lawyer, took charge as Acting Directorof the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), United States.
  3. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed a Uruguay Army general Major General Jose Eladio Alcainas the chief military observer of the UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP).
SPORTS
  1. International Cricket Council (ICC) has introduced stricter sanctions for ball-tampering.
IMPORTANT DAYS
  1. On 4th July 2018, the 242ndAmerica Independence Day was celebrated in the United States.

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