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RRB English Current Affairs 17th August 2018

INDIAN AFFAIRS
  1. “Digital Screens” launched by Ministry of Railways to spread awareness about Indian Railways Heritage
  2. West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjeelifted family income ceiling for the beneficiaries of  women welfare scheme ‘Kanyashree’.
  3. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched Dial 100 Mobile app, to help the needy at the time of emergency.
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
  1. Indian Government released additional NPR 470 millionfor the Postal Highway being constructed in Southern Plains of 
  2. 24th World Congress of Philosophy (WCP) was held in Beijing, Chinafor the first
BANKING & FINANCE
  1. Bharti AXA, Airtel Payments Bankteam up to offer Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana.
  2. Andhra Bankraises MCLR by 15% for various tenors.
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
  1. India Ratings decreases growth forecast to 7.2% from 7.4% for FY19
  2. PhonePeannounced partnership with IRCTC app ‘IRCTC Rail Connect’, to facilitate convenient, fast and secure payments.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
  1. Smitha Crishna has topped theIndia’s wealthiest women list for 2018, prepared by Kotak Wealth-Hurun Report.
APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNS
  1. Ibrahim Boubacar Keitawas re-elected as president of Mali.
  2. 46-year-old Mario Abdo Benítezhas been sworn in as the new President of 
  3. Indian Banks’ Association has appointed Egon Zehnder Internationalas a ‘Knowledge Partner’ to the Banks Board Bureau (BBB).
  4. N Raghuramhas been elected the Chair of the International Nitrogen Initiative (INI), a global policy making initiative.
  5. K S Srinivas appointed as Chairman of Marine Products Export Development Authority.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  1. The multi-purpose Barak 8missile defence system, jointly developed by India and Israel, will be procured by the Israeli Navy.
OBITUARY
  1. Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister, passes away at 93
  2. Former India Test captain Ajit Wadekar passes away


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