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RRB English Current Affairs 8th July 2018

INDIAN AFFAIRS
  1. Shri Narendra Modi, addressed the 8th International Convention of Saurashtra Patel Cultural Samajthrough video conference which was held in California, United States of America.
  2. Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has developed a mobile app ‘GST Verify’to protect interest of consumers.
  3. India’s first biofortified sorghum (jowar) named Parbhani Shakti containing higher iron and zinc than regular sorghum was formally launched.
  4. Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahirlaunched the first Cyber Forensic van of Delhi Police and an online cyber crime portal where people can file complaint online regarding such crimes . This was announced at the “Cyber Safety and Digital awareness programme for senior citizens” organized by Delhi Police.
  5. Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotia chaired the first meeting of the task force set up to recommend the framework for a national policy on e-commerce .
  6. East Coast Railwaylaunches highest ever 6 (six) Limited Height Subways (LHS) in Sambalpur Division and completed it in a single block of four and half hours .
  7. National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) launched a Centre of Excellence for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (CoE – DSAI)in collaboration with the Government of Karnataka, in Bengaluru.
  8. Uttarakhand high courtdeclared the entire animal kingdom, including birds and aquatic animals, as a legal entity having rights of a “living person”.
    West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee set a “one person one car” policy for ministers and bureaucrats.
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
  1. 2nd meeting of the joint working groupon tourism cooperation between India and Nepal concluded in 
  2. UN member statesapproved a USD 6.69 billion dollar budget for 13 peacekeeping operations from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019 and implementation of other reforms for the first time in more than 40
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
  1. Tapan Kumar Chand, CMD, NALCO, received Knowledge Excellence Award from Secretary, Ministry of Mines, Anil Gopishankar Mukim, for Outstanding Contribution in Aluminium Knowledge domain, at the 22nd International Conference on Non-Ferrous Minerals and Metals 2018 at Ranchi, Jharkhand.
APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNS
  1. The Muthoot Pappachan Group has named actress Vidya Balan as its brand ambassador.
  2. Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel has been appointed the chairperson of National Green Tribunal.
  3. Shareholders of Reliance Industrieshave approved giving Mukesh Ambani another five years as the Chairman and Managing Director of the company.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  1. NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, the mission that aims to get the closest to the Sun than ever by any human-made object has got its revolutionary heat shield “Thermal Protection System or TPS”permanently attached to the spacecraft.
  2. Drug firm Zydus Cadilaannounced that got tentative nod from the US health regulator USFDA to market Deferasirox tablets for oral suspension.
SPORTS
  1. The Law Commission recommended that gambling and betting on sports, including cricket, to be allowed as regulated activities taxable under the direct and indirect tax regimes and used as a source for attracting foreign direct investment (FDI).
  2. cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhonireached the milestone of playing 500 international matches during the second T20 International against England.
OBITUARY
  1. popular Kumaoni folk singer Kabutari Devidied following a heart attack, at a hospital in Uttarakhand.
IMPORTANT DAYS
  1. 7th July 2018, World Chocolate Day was celebrated all over the world.
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