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RRB English Current Affairs 24th August 2018

INDIAN AFFAIRS
  1. Indian President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the “International Buddhist Conclave (IBC), 2018” at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
  2. Strong wage policies needed to promote inclusive growth in India: as per ‘India Wage Report: Wage policies for decent work and inclusive growth’
  3. Central Government launched Draft International Air Connectivity (IAC) schemeto extend affordable air travel programme UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) to international circuits.
  4. Punjab Cabinet approves formation of State Higher Education Council
  5. Uttar Pradesh government has decided to name the upcoming Bundelkhand Expressway as ‘Atal Path’to honour former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajyapee.
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
  1. The United States has imposed preliminary anti-dumping duty of 50.55 % on India-made metal pipes.
BANKING & FINANCE
  1. Ujjivan Small Finance Bank announced the launch of its overdraft facility for micro and small enterprises (MSE).
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
  1. Moody’s Investorservices report called Global Macro Outlook for 2018-19, the Indian economy will grow by around 5 per cent in 2018 and 2019.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
  1. Forbes released its 2018 top 10 highest paid lists:P.V. Sindhu,Akshay Kumar,Salman Khan ranked in top 10
APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNS
  1. President Ram Nath Kovind re appointed Arun Jaitleyas Finance Minister after he recovered from a kidney ailment.
  2. National Green Tribunal (NGT) has appointed retired judge S J Vazifdaras head of a three-member committee.
  3. Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA),the world’s second largest sovereign wealth fund, has hired private equity veteran Kabir Mathur to head operations in India.
  4. Maharashtra Forest Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar announced the appointment of actor Raveena Tandonas the brand ambassador of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP)based in Mumbai.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  1. Europe launched a rocket named “Aeolus”from French Guyana.
  2. Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, announced the launch of Fabless Chip Design Incubator (FabCI)exclusively for startups in chip design.
  3. Scientists have developed a wireless ‘in-body GPS’ system named “ReMix”that can accurately locate ingestible implants and track tumours inside the body.
SPORTS
  1. Olympic Council of Asia (OCA)has given recognition to Kho-Kho, India’s indigenous sport.
BOOKS & AUTHORS
  1. “Sea Prayer”, the new book of writer Khaled Hosseiniwill be released
OBITUARY
  1. Veteran journalist and former Rajya Sabha MP Kuldip Nayar dies
IMPORTANT DAYS
  1. August 23- International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition

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