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RRB English Current Affairs 21st September 2018

INDIAN AFFAIRS
  1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid foundation stone of India International Convention and Expo Centre (IICC) in Dwarka,Delhi.
  2. Law Ministryannounced the signing of the ordinance banning the practice of instant triple talaq by the President.
  3. Ministry of Health and Family Welfarelaunched a new web portal ‘Budget Dashboard’, incorporating features of Ministry of AYUSH and Department of Health Research.
  4. Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Giriraj Singh, launched MSME Insider– a monthly e-newsletter of the Ministry.
  5. Health Ministrylaunched a pilot service of transportation of sputum sample used for TB diagnosis through the Department of Posts in Karawal Nagar, 
  6. India and Morocco signed Air Services Agreement enabling greater connectivity
  7. Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) approved a new scheme- Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojnafor Insured Persons covered under the Employees’ State Insurance Act.
  8. State assembly of Odisha passed a unanimous resolution to name the newly-built Jharsuguda airportafter noted freedom fighter Veer Surendra Sai.
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
  1. India and the Russian Federationcommenced their joint Air Force level exercise called Exercise Aviaindra till September 28, 2018.
  2. Airports Authority of India (AAI) announced its project report for development of Palaly airport in northern Sri Lanka.
  3. India and Nigersinged an MOU for establishment of the Mahatma Gandhi International Convention Centre in Niamey, Niger.
  4. 7th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism took place inSeoul, Republic of Korea.
  5. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’svisit to India, PM Modi talks to further boost bilateral cooperation.
BANKING & FINANCE
  1. Interest rates of small savings schemes hiked: PPF and NSC to give 8%, senior citizens to get 8.7%
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
  1. para shuttler Raj Kumarwas conferred the Arjuna award by Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Rajyavardhan Rathore.
  2. All-women crew of INSV Tarinihas won the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure award for completing the challenging task of sailing across the world for 8 months.
APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNS
  1. T he government appointed managing directors (MD) and chief executive officers (CEO) for 10 state-run banks.
  2. Government appointed four members to the local boards of RBI (Reserve Bank of India).
  3. D Purandeswariwas appointed an independent director on the board of Air India Ltd.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  1. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested the indigenously developed surface-to-surface short-range ballistic missile ‘Prahar’, from Launch Complex-III, Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Odisha.
SPORTS
  1. National Sports Awards for 2018 has been announced. The awardees will receive their awards from the President at a special event at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in Delhi
  2. New Kabaddi Federation of India (NKFI) launched the first edition of Indo International Premier Kabaddi Leaguewhich would start on 26 January 2019.
OBITUARY
  1. Revolutionary leader Kondapalli Koteswaramma passes away