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RRB English Current Affairs 13th September 2018

INDIAN AFFAIRS
  1. Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi announced increase in remuneration for ASHAand Anganwadi workers.
  2. Election Commissionannounced the withdrawal of the provision of None Of The Above (NOTA) option from ballet papers for elections to Rajya Sabha and legislative council in states.
  3. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has announced that, the HIV AIDS (prevention and control) Act 2017 has been implemented
  4. Samsunghas opened world’s largest mobile experience centre at Opera House, 
  5. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar flagged off the first bus service between Bihar and Nepal.
  6. Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu dedicated Arunachal Pradesh’s first Sainik School at Niglokin East Siang district to the people of Arunachal Pradesh.
  7. Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) and Andhra Pradesh tourism department, will organise the 34thannual convention of IATO at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
  8. Rajasthan has announced a 4% reductionin value-added tax (VAT) on petrol and diesel and Andhra Pradesh has announced Rs 2 reduction in VAT on petrol and diesel.
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
  1. India, Iran and Afghanistanheld their first tripartite meeting chaired by Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai in Kabul.
  2. Asean World Economic Forumcommenced in Hanoi, Vietnam.
  3. United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres has announced that a Climate Summitwill be held in September 2019.
BANKING & FINANCE
  1. YES Bank announced that it had raised $400 million (Rs. 2,900 crore)via syndicated loan facility, from it’s IFSC Banking Unit (IBU) in Gujarat International Finance Tec (GIFT) City.
  2. India Post Payments Bankhas tied up with Financial Software and Systems (FSS) for providing banking solutions to unorganized sector especially rural households, small and medium enterprises and women.
  3. Life Insurance Corporation of Indiasigned an agreement with Central Depository Services (India) to provide group insurance coverage to all eligible demat account holders.
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
  1. State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) inked partnership with Unlimit, the only end-to-end IoT service provider in India for Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
  1. Balzan Foundation announced the winners for 2018 Balzan Prizes.
  2. US National Cancer Institute has awarded the “Outstanding Investigator Award”to Indian-American researcher Professor Arul Chinnaiyan, and funds for $6.5 million over 7 years, to identify cancer biomarkers to enhance diagnosis and develop new targeted therapies.
APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNS
  1. HDFC Life appoints Vibha Padalkar as new MD & CEO
SPORTS
  1. Infosyshas signed a 3-year partnership with the Australian Open as its official digital innovation partner.
OBITUARY
  1. Padma Bhushan awardee and agricultural economist Vijay Shankar Vyasdied following a short term illness, in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

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