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RRB English Current Affairs 14th August 2018

INDIAN AFFAIRS
  1. Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Purireleased the ‘Ease of Living Index 2018’ to assess the livability conditions in relation to global and national benchmarks.
  2. Civil Aviation Ministryhas approved a proposal for setting up of water aerodromes in the country.
  3. National Green Tribunalhas formed a committee with Ministry of Environment and Forests acting as the nodal agency of the committee.
  4. National Wildlife Genetic Resource Bank (NWGRB): India’s only lab for conservation of endangered species inaugurated by Dr Harsh Vardhan in Hyderabad.
  5. Punjab government started a ‘Tatkal sewa’for property registration across the state.
  6. Chhattisgarh first state to provide Right to Skills’ Development to youth
  7. Delhi Policehas inducted India’s first all-woman Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team for anti-terrorist operations.
  8. Jodhpur emerged as the cleanest Railway station in India: survey by QCI
BANKING & FINANCE
  1. SBI ranked as India’s most patriotic brand: Survey by UK based YouGov
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
  1. Annie Zaidiwas awarded the Hindu Playwright Award 2018 for her play Untitled-1, at the launch of the 14th edition of The Hindu Theatre Fest at the Taj Coromandel, in Chennai
APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNS
  1. Justice Kalpesh Satyendra Jhaverihas been appointed as the 30th new Chief Justice of Orissa High Court (HC).
  2. Justice Manjula Chellurhas been appointed as Chairperson of Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) by the power ministry.
  3. AIFF senior vice president Subrata Dutta elected as vice president of South West Asian Football Federation (SWAFF)
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  1. Chandrayaan-2 Lander to be named ‘Vikram’ after the father of Indian space programme
SPORTS
  1. Rafael Nadal won the Toronto Masters title, in Toronto, Canada.
  2. English cricketer James Andersonbecame the first player to take 100 wickets at Lord’s.
  3. Indian golfer Viraj Madappabecame the youngest Indian to win on the Asian Tour, as he won his first title on the Asian Tour at Take Solutions Masters in Bengaluru.
OBITUARY
  1. Former Speaker of the Lok Sabhaand 10 time MP, Somnath Chatterjee died following multiple organ failure, in Kolkata.
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