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RRB English Current Affairs 9th August 2018

INDIAN AFFAIRS
  1. 2 portals: Bidder Information Management System (BIMS) and Bhoomi Rashi – PFMS Linkage launched by Shri Nitin Gadkari
  2. National Academy of ArtLalit Kala Akademi (LKA) celebrated its 64th Foundation Day and the event was inaugurated by Minister of State for Culture(I/c), Dr. Mahesh Sharma.
  3. National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) Bill passed in Parliament
  4. National Green Tribunal (NGT), constituted a committee, to be headed by a former Allahabad High Court judge, to monitor the rejuvenation project of Gangafrom Haridwar to Unnao in Uttar Pradesh.
  5. Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikarand Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar flagged off the Goa Tourism Development Corporation’s app-based taxi service called ‘GOAMILES’ in 
  6. Andhra Pradesh Government signed an MoU with electronics company 
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
  1. Exercise Maitree, a joint military exercise between Indian Army and Royal Thai Army , was held in Chachoengsao province , Thailand.
  2. Government appointed Aditya Vikramand Pramod Chandra Mody as members of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT).
  3. United India Insurance Companyappointed S Gopakumar as its Director and General Manager with immediate effect.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  1. ISRO’S 5700kg GSAT-11 satellite the heaviest one will launch from French Guiana’sspaceport in November 30,2018.
SPORTS
  1. Rafael Nadal maintained his top position in the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings
  2. Indian men’s hockey teamhas improved one rank and has reached the 5th spot in the latest FIH rankings
  3. WAFF(West Asian Football Federation Cup) Under16 2018 title: Indian team won the title by defeating Iraq
  4. Veteran German striker Mario Gomezannounced his retirement from international football .
OBITUARY
  1. Former Congress MP, Rajinder Kumar Dhawan, passed away due to old age related ailments, at a hospital in Delhi.
  2. Senior financial journalist Mony K. Mathewpassed away following a heart attack.