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RRB English Current Affairs 16th August 2018

INDIAN AFFAIRS
  1. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated several Smart City projects undertaken by the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), in New Delhi.
  2. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari launched road safety awareness video in collaboration with Akshay Kumar and R Balkhasve
  3. On the eve of 72ndIndependence Day, Telengana Chief Minister  Chandrasekhar Rao launched  two major schemes:
  4. Rythu Bima: insurance to farmers
  5. Kanti Velugu: free eye screening for all citizens.
  6. ‘North East Circuit: Imphal & Khongjom’ : First project under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme inaugurated in Manipur 
BANKING & FINANCE
  1. IDBI Bankincreased the marginal cost of funds based lending rate (MCLR) by up to 10 per cent for various tenors.
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
  1. Rural Electrification Corporation (REC)inked a loan agreement with German bank KfW in Frankfurt for EUR 200 million.
  2. GDP likely to expand by 7.4% in FY’19: Ficci’s Economic Outlook Survey’
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
  1. Rifleman Aurangzeb, Major Aditya Kumar conferred with Shaurya Chakra
  2. President approves Nao Sena (Gallantary) medal for all women crew members of INSV Tarini that circumnavigated globe
APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNS
  1. Madhya Pardesh GovernorAnandiben Patel was sworn in as Governor of Chhattisgarh.
  2. D Bala Venkatesh Varmahas been appointed as the Ambassador to 
  3. Akshay Kumar Singhhas assumed charge as Director (Pipelines) of Indian Oil Corp (IOC).
  4. Government accepts NHB MD Sriram Kalyanaraman’s resignation
  5. Manchester Citymidfielder 32 year old David Silva announced his retirement from international football.
SPORTS
  1. TNPL 2018 Final: Madurai Panthers win first title with dominant win over Dindigul Dragons
OBITUARY
  1. Malayalam poetand Sahitya Akademi awardee 92 year old Chemmanam Chacko died in Kakkanad.
IMPORTANT DAYS
  1. India celebrated its 72nd Independence Day.
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