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RRB English Current Affairs 17th September 2018

INDIAN AFFAIRS
  1. External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated the website for the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) 2019 that will be held in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
  2. West Bengal government rolled out scheme, Swayangsiddha,in its different districts.
  3. First ever dedicated dog park was constructed in Hyderabad
  4. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naiduflagged off the ‘Swachh Dhara’ programme at 
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
  1. Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF)was held in Houston, Texas, United States.
  2. ‘Credit Suisse Family 1000 in 2018’study, published by Credit Suisse Research Institute (CSRI), India ranked third globally in terms of number of family-owned companies.
BANKING & FINANCE
  1. National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has approved Rs 65,634.93 croreloan so far to 93 prioritised irrigation projects under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY).
  2. Federal Bankentered into an MOU with Infopark Kakkanad for leasing 12,000 sq ft space in their campus.
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
  1. CiscoCEO Chuck Robbins during his three-day visit to India, signed two agreements with state-run telecom firm BSNL and Niti Aayog.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
  1. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu presented “Rajbhasha Kirti” award to  Punjab National Bankon the occasion of Hindi Divas.
ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS
  1. Infosysacquired Finnish company Fluido, a top consulting partner of Salesforce, for 65 million euros (about Rs 545 crore).
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  1. NASA launched it’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESAT-2) successfully from California on United Launch Alliance’s final Delta II rocket.
SPORTS
  1. 52nd ISSF World Championshipwas held in Changwon, Republic of Korea.
  2. India lost to Maldives in the final and Maldives won the SAFF (South Asian Football Federation) Cup 2018, at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
OBITUARY
  1. Former Union petroleum minister Satya Prakash Malaviya passed away after fighting prostate cancer in Delhi.
BOOKS & AUTHORS
  1. “Kashi: Secret of the Black Temple”written by Vineet Bajpai was launched in New Delhi.
IMPORTANT DAYS
  1. 16thSeptember 2018, International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer was observed throughout the world.

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