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RRB English Current Affairs 31st August 2018

INDIAN AFFAIRS
  1. Indian naval stealth warship Sahyadri entered the Port of Darwin in Australia to take part in the maritime exercise KAKADU.
  2. National Mission on Government e Marketplace (GeM) will be launched on 5th September 2018 to accelerate the adoption and use of GeM by major central Ministries, State Governments and their agencies.
  3. Assam state government has extended Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) for another six months.
  4. Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, and the International Energy Agency (IEA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Enhancing Innovation for Clean Energy Transition.
  5. Centre has sanctioned Rs 730 crore for the Gujarat’s Sardar Sarovar Dam project on the Narmada river for the current year and also committed soft loan of Rs 1,500 crore for the state’s other irrigation projects.
  6. Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a financing package totaling $245 million to provide safe, sustainable, and inclusive drinking water service.
  7. India and Asian Development Bank have signed 346 Million dollar loan agreement to improve over 400 kilometers of State highways in Karnataka.
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
  1. Russia will next month hold its biggest war games since at least the 1980s, with around 300,000 troops and 1,000 aircraft. The exercise will involve units from the Army, Air Force and Navy.
  2. First South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Agri Cooperative Business Forum began in Kathmandu.
  3. Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu is leading the Indian delegation for the 6th RCEP Trade Ministers’ Meeting which begins in Singapore.
APPOINTMENTS
  1. Chanda Kochhar has been re-appointed as a director on the board of ICICI Securities with ICICI Bank.
  2. Reserve Bank of India has approved the appointment of Rana Kapoor as the Managing Director and CEO of YES Bank until further notice.
SPORTS
  1. India clinched three medals in sailing with Varsha Gautham and Sweta Shervegar clinching silver in the 49er FX Women’s event at the 18th Asian Games.
  2. Varun Thakkar Ashok and Chengappa Ganapathy Kelapanda win a bronze each in the 49er men’s event.
  3. Croatian international and Real Madrid midfielder, Luka Modric, has been named the best European player by the continent’s football governing body, UEFA.
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