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RRB English Current Affairs 15th August 2018

INDIAN AFFAIRS
  1. Centre has approved more than 66,000 crorerupees to increase the country’s forest cover.
  2. Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI)constituted a 7 member working group for norms regarding insurance surveyors.
  3. Ministry of AYUSHintroduced new Central Sector scheme for promoting pharmacovigilance of Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathy (ASU&H) Drugs.
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
  1. Viennafor the first time topped the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index as ‘world’s most pleasant city to live in’.
  2. Australia recommences its adoption programme with India
  3. Chief Minister of Province 2 Mohammad Lalbabu Raut of Nepal inaugurated the 2 day Nepal-India Literature Festival 2018 in Birgunj.
  4. BANKING & FINANCE
  5. ICICI Bank Hikes Fixed Deposit (FD) Interest Rates
  6. Cosmos Bank’s server hacked; Rs 94 cr transferred off in 2 days via Visa and Rupay payment gateways
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
  1. President’s Police Medal for Gallantry for CRPF Head Constable Mohd Tafail and CRPF Constable Sharief Ud Din Ganaie
APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNS
  1. Ashish Kumar Bhutaniwas appointed the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY).
  2. Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) approved the extension terms of non-executive chairmen of Canara Bankand Bank of Indiafor two
  3. Ramesh Powar has been appointed as Head Coach of Indian women’s cricket team: BCCI
  4. UTI Mutual Fundappointed Imtaiyazur Rahman as the acting chief executive officer after Leo Puri stepped down as MD and CEO.
  5. Allahabad Bank‘s MD and CEO Usha Ananthasubramanianwas fired on her last day in office.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  1. Iranhas successfully test fired and unveiled the latest generation of its Fateh ballistic missile named Fateh Mobin or Bright Conqueror.
SPORTS
  1. R Vaishalibecame India’s latest Woman Grandmaster (WGM).
OBITUARY
  1. Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Dass Tandon, died following a heart attack, in Raipur, Chhattisgarh.
  2. Asian Games gold medallist athlete Hakam Singhdied due to liver and kidney ailments in Sangrur, Punjab.
BOOKS & AUTHORS
  1. Union Minister for Oil and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan launched the Odia editionof the book ‘Exam Warriors’ written by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
IMPORTANT DAYS
  1. 14thAugust 2018, Shaheed Saman Diwas was observed in all districts of Madhya Pradesh.
  2. August 13is celebrated as International left handers day
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