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RRB English Current Affairs 18th September 2018

INDIAN AFFAIRS
  1. India’s first ‘smart fence’pilot project was inaugurated by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh along the Indo-Pak border at the Border Security Force (BSF) frontier headquarters in Ploura, Jammu.
  2. website and a helpline number of the Ayushman Bharat — National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM)was launched to check the enrolment of the beneficiaries. The website is: pmjay.gov.in & the helpline is : (14555)
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
  1. Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu participated in the 2-day G-20 Trade and Investment Ministerial Meeting, held in Mar del Plata in Argentina.
  2. Secondedition of Nepal-China joint military exercise ‘Mt Everest Friendship Exercise’ began in southwestern Sichuan province of China.
  3. human development index (HDI)report released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), India is ahead of Bangladesh and Pakistan in inequality-adjusted HDI (IHDI).
BANKING & FINANCE
  1. Total account holders increase to 32.61 cr with 20 lakh people joining the modified Jan Dhan scheme
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
  1. KeralaTourism bagged two prestigious gold awards of the Pacific Asia Travel Association(PATA) for its innovative marketing campaigns.
APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNS
  1. Moutaz Mousa Abdallahhas become the Sudan‘s new Prime Minister.
  2. Motilal Oswal Financial Services Ltd.appointed Sanjay Athalye as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officerof its housing finance company Aspire Home Finance Corporation Ltd (AHFCL).
  3. State Bank of Indiaappointed Prashant Kumar as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Bank.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  1. ISROlaunched its first night flight launch of PSLV-C-42 with two U.K. satellites named NovaSAR and S1-4 of Surrey Satellite Technology Limited.
  2. K Sivan, Secretary, DOS/Chairman, ISRO inaugurated an S–bandPolarimetry Doppler Weather Radar at SDSC/ISRO,Sriharikota
  3. India and Franceinked pact for maritime surveillance through a constellation of 8-10 satellites on the Indian Ocean
  4. Defence Research and Development Organisationsuccessfully tested a low-weight indigenously developed man-portable anti-tank guided missile (MPATGM) at its Ahmednagar
SPORTS
  1. 32ndAhmet Comert Boxing Tournament was held in Istanbul, Turkey.
  2. 2018 Japan Open (badminton) tournamentalso known as Daihatsu Yonex Japan Open 2018 was held at Musashino Forest Sports Plaza in Tokyo, Japan.
OBITUARY
  1. Freedom fighter and former Odisha Minister Dolagobinda Pradhan died at his home following a short term illness, in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.