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RRB English Current Affairs 7th August 2018

INDIAN AFFAIRS
  1. NITI Aayog’s International Conference on “Sustainable Growth through Material Recycling: Policy Prescriptions”was inaugurated by the Union Minister of Road Transport, Highways & Ganga Rejuvenation,  Nitin Gadkari at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra in New Delhi.
  2. 2 committees constituted to monitor illegal immigrants : Manipur Govt
  3. India and Sri Lankaare going to hold the 10th round of talks on free trade agreements and aims at concluding the negotiations by December.
  4. Telanganagovernment will set up a biotech and pharma facility, B-Hub, India’s first organised cluster for life sciences Research & Development at Genome Valley.
  5. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naiduunveiled the world’s first-ever thermal battery in Amravati, Andhra Pradesh state.
  6. Meghalaya hosted 5th Act East Business Show -2018 to strengthen business ties between ASEAN countries
BANKING & FINANCE
  1. Rs 4,989.55 crore collected from customers in FY18 by 24 banks for not maintaining minimum account balance
  2. HDFC increased fixed deposit rates on various maturities by up to 6 per cent.
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
  1. Startup India launched the “Startup Academia Alliance programme”,which is a special mentorship opportunity between academic scholars and startups working in similar domains.
APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNS
  1. Ajay Data was appointed member of the Country Code Names Supporting Organisation (ccNSO).
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  1. Ranjit Srivastava has developed Rashmi, India’s first humanoid robot, which can speak Hindi, Bhojpuri, Marathi and English.
  2. China successfully tested “Xingkong-2” or “Starry Sky-2”,its first waverider hypersonic aircraft that could carry nuclear warheads and penetrate any current generation anti-missile defence systems.
SPORTS
  1. Biennial Asian Nations Cup Chess Tournament was held in Hamadan, Iran. It was organized by Iran Chess Federation on behalf of Asian Chess Federation.
  2. Kliment Kolesnikovof Russia created a world record for the 50 metres backstroke as he won the European Championship title in Glasgow, Scotland.
  3. India’s Swastika Ghoshwon a bronze medal in the junior girls’ doubles along with Singapore’s Jingyi Zhou in the 2018 Hang Seng Hong Kong Junior and Cadet Open, in Hong Kong.
  4. Los Cabos Open 2018also known as the Abierto Mexicano de Tenis Mifel presentado por Cinemex was held in Los Cabos, Mexico.
  5. Women’s Hockey World Cup 2018: Netherlands crowned world champions for record 8th time
IMPORTANT DAYS
  1. August 6, 2018, marks the 73rd anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima.

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