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RRB English Current Affairs 16th September 2018

INDIAN AFFAIRS
  1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the 2 hour ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’movement though video conference to 17 locations across the country.
  2. Rajasthan government held a two-dayconvention on ‘Revitalising India as a Heritage Destination’ to focus on preserving heritage properties in Bharatpur,
  3. Ministry of Power launched the Chiller Star Labelling Programin New Delhi.
  4. Rajasthan Forest Minister Gajendra Singh Khimsar inaugurated Rajasthan’s first lion safari atNahargarh Biological Park.
  5. Union Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomarawarded chief engineer of the Uttarakhand Rural Road Development Agency (URRDA) for making Uttarakhand the best among States in the country under PMGSY, in New Delhi.
  6. Andhra Pradesh government announced the start of an unemployment allowance as part of Yuva Nestam schemefor the state’s youth from October 2018.
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
  1. External Affairs Minister Smt. Sushma Swaraj, embarked on a day visit to Moscow, Russia.
  2. UN’s annual multi-agency flagship report on the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, hunger remains the same as was ten years ago in2017.
  3. Indiaclimbed one spot to 130 out of 189 countries in the latest human development rankings released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
BANKING & FINANCE
  1. Reserve Bank announced purchase of government securities (G-secs) worth Rs 10,000 croreon September 19.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
  1. GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltdreceived the Airports Council International Airport Service Quality World no.1 airport award trophy for the second consecutive year.
  2. Rajasthan Sahitya Academy announced that thePoet and writer Sawai Singh Shekhawat of Jaipur, Rajasthan would be honoured with Meera Puruskar.
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
  1. Goods and Services Tax Networkannounced that 48 crore e-way bills have been generated across India since its inception in April 2018.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  1. Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS)has developed India’s first indigenous medical kit that will offer protection from serious injuries and faster healing of wounds caused by nuclear warfare or radioactive leakage.
  2. India’sfirst underwater robotic drone –EyerovTUNA was launched and handed over to the Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL) of DRDO.
  3. Indian Coast Guard Ship Vijaya, the secondin the series of 98 m offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), was commissioned by Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra in 
SPORTS
  1. India lost the 5thand final Test against England by 118 runs at the Oval Stadium, in England.
  2. Former England wicket-keeper James Fosterhas announced his retirement from all forms of cricket at the end of the ongoing season.
  3. Former England cricket captain Paul Collingwood, has announced that, he will retire from cricket at the end of the ongoing domestic season.
IMPORTANT DAYS
  1. Engineers Day observed – September 15
  2. Indian Coast Guard observes International Coastal Cleanup-2018 day on September 15
  3. International Day of Democracy – 15 September
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