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RRB English Current Affairs 16th October 2018

INDIAN AFFAIRS
  1. Microsoft India & NITI Aayogsigned a MOU to deploy artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to address challenges in agriculture and healthcare.
  2. India and Sri Lankasigned 2 Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) for construction of 1200
  3. India-Azerbaijan signed protocol on trade and economic, science and technology cooperation was held in New Delhi.
  4. United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)and the World Health Organization (WHO) announced India’s status as a polio-free
  5. Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, released an Analytical Report of the National Health Profile-2018.
  6. Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion(DIPP) developed a new online portal for Industrial Entrepreneurs’ Memorandum (IEM) and Industrial Licence (IL).
  7. Haryanalaunched first-of-its-kind National Autism Intervention Research Centre at Fortis Memorial Research Institute in 
  8. West BengalGovernment announced to give a compensation of 210 crore rupees to farmers who had incurred loss due to hailstorm this year.
  9. India’s first agri and food business online learning platform was launched at the SR Innovation Exchange (SRiX) CampusWarangal in Telangana.
  10. Assam bill on retrenching up to 300 employees sans govt approval gets presidential assent
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
  1. “The Indian Ocean: Defining our Future” Conferencewas held for 2 days till October 12, 2018 held at Temple Trees, in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  2. India and Chinalaunched their first joint programme for Afghanistan to train its diplomats.
  3. World Bankannounced funding of up to $1 billion to the Government of Indonesia for relief and reconstruction efforts in the disaster-affected areas of Lombok and Sulawesi.
  4. Stanford Universityhas been named the World’s Most Innovative University for the fourth consecutive year in Reuters’ ranking of World’s Most Innovative Universities.
BANKING & FINANCE
  1. 9-member group headed by Zaware to study issues at IL&FS: ICAI
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
  1. OYOannounced its partnership with payments platform 
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
  1. Sikkim won the United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO) Future Policy GoldAwardfor its achievement in becoming the world’s first totally organic agriculture state.
  2. Novelist Maryse Condéhas been announced as the winner of the New Academy prize in literature.
APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNS
  1. Suchitra Duraiwas appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Thailand.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  1. Scientists have developed what may be the world’s fastest camera: T-CUP
SPORTS
  1. Japan all set to host 2019 World Relays
  2. Sandesh Jhinganwas appointed as the captain of Indian football team for the international friendly match against Chinaheld in Suzhou, China 
  3. 18-year-old Prithvi Shawbecame the youngest Indian to score a hundred on Test debut against West Indies in Rajkot, Gujarat.
  4. Mick Schumacher, son of Formula One legend Michael Schumacher, won the 2018 Formula Three (F3) European titlein Hockenheim, Germany.
BOOKS & AUTHORS
  1. Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modireleased a book named ‘Lalu-Leela’, at an event in Patna.
IMPORTANT DAYS
  1. International Day of Rural Women – 15 October



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