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RRB English Current Affairs 19th September 2018

INDIAN AFFAIRS
  1. Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurated the ‘Pension Adalat’.
  2. Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, released the draft India Cooling Action Plan (ICAP)and a booklet on ‘Montreal Protocol – India’s Success Story’.
  3. S. Ahluwalia, Minister of State for Electronics and IT has launched C-DAC Information Media Server (CIMS)for improving Good Governance.
  4. Delhi and Seoul Metropolitan Governmentinked a “Friendship and Cooperation Agreement”  pact on cooperation in 12
  5. bilateral meeting on Tourism Cooperationbetween India and Morocco was held in New Delhi.
  6. 3-day ‘first ever’ India Tourism Mart (ITM 2018) was inaugurated by Union Minister for Railways and Coal, Shri Piyush Goyalin New Delhi.
  7. Union Science & Technology minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurated projects at Sun Dial Parkin New Delhi .
  8. UP policelaunched the ‘e-FIR’ or ‘dial-FIR’ scheme for the first time in the country.
  9. Punjab and Jammu and Kashmirsigned an agreement for renewing work on  2793 crore Shahpurkandi dam project.
  10. Cyclone-30, the biggest cyclotron in India for medical application became operational in at VECC, Kolkata.
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
  1. Germanylaunched the world’s first hydrogen-powered train with costlier but eco-friendly technology.
  2. Prime Minister Narendra Modiand PM of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the construction of India-Bangladesh Friendship Product Pipeline Project.
    Bangladesh Cabinet approved a draft agreement with India for port usage of Chittagong and Mongla
BANKING & FINANCE
  1. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) approved PayU Indiato operate its own non-banking financial company (NBFC).
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
  1. Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman approved  the procurement of equipment for the Defence Forces worth  Rs 9,100 crores.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
  1. Raghupati Singhaniawas awarded the ‘Mexican order of the Aztec Eagle’ by Her Excellency Ms. Melba Pría, Ambassador of Mexico to India on the eve of 128th National Day of Mexico.
  2. Satyarup Siddhanta and Mousumi Khatuacreated history by climbing Asia’s highest volcanic peak Mount Damavand in Iran.
APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNS
  1. Actors Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma have been signed as ambassadors of Skill India Campaignto promote the Skill India Mission, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  2. Former foreign secretary S Jaishankarjoined  the board of the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF).
  3. Tajinder Mukherjee took charge as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of National Insurance Company Limited (NIC).
SPORTS
  1. Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) confirmed that Hangzhou in China will host the 4thedition of Asian Para Games in 2022.
  2. German insurer Allianzsigned up as a global Olympic sponsor for a 4-Games period of 10 years between 2021 and 2028.
  3. Lewis Hamiltonwon the Singapore Grand Prix at Marina Bay Street Circuit, in Singapore.
  4. Medved International Wrestling tournament was held in Minsk, Belarus.
  5. Kenya’s Eliud Kipchogecreated a new marathon world record by clocking 2hr 1min 39sec, in Berlin, Germany.
OBITUARY
  1. former Asian Games champion wrestlerGanpatrao Andalka (83), passed away in 
  2. India’s first woman IAS officer post-Independence, Anna Rajam Malhotra, passed away at her home in Andheri, Mumbai.