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RRB English Current Affairs 20th August 2018

INDIAN AFFAIRS
  1. Pension fund regulator, Pension Fund and Regulatory Development Authority (PFRDA), set a standing committee to suggest steps to deal with cyber security challenges.
BANKING & FINANCE
  1. All India Financial Inclusion Survey (NAFIS) by NABARDwas released.
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
  1. According to a report by Nomura,India’s current account deficit (CAD) is expected to widen to 8 per cent of the GDP in FY19 from 1.9 per cent of GDP, in 2017-18 fiscal.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
  1. General Dalbir Singh Suhag awarded US ‘Legion of Merit’ 2018
APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNS
  1. India bulls Housing Financehas appointed Subhash Sheoratan Mundra as the Independent Director for a period of three years
  2. 36-year-old Australianfast bowler Mitchell Johnson retire from all forms of cricket.
ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS
  1. Walmart and Flipkartannounced the completion of the $16-billion deal.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  1. World’s most wear-resistant metal alloy created by US Scientists; 100 times more durable than steel
ENVIRONMENT
  1. 99 million-year-old beetle trapped in amber discovered in Myanmar.
IMPORTANT DAYS
  1. August 19this annually observed as World Humanitarian Day 2018.
  2. August 19is celebrated as World photography day.
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