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RRB English Current Affairs 1st October 2018

INDIAN AFFAIRS
  1. Economic Affairs Secretary SC Gargannounced a reduction in gross borrowing estimate for the current fiscal by 70,000 crore
  2. Union Health Minister JP Naddadeclared conversion of 5 lakh Primary Health Centres (PHCs) and sub-centres into wellness centers by 2022. 
  3. The Government has constituted a Competition Law Review Committeeto review the Competition Act.
  4. Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, under the aegis of Swachh Bharat Mission – Urban (SBM – U)partnered with Google to launch the Loo Review campaign.
  5. 7 member GoM chaired by Bihar Dy. CM to review help for states hit by natural calamity: GST council
  6. 15% houses completed in urban areas under Centre’s flagship PMAY scheme in 3 years: Ministry of HUA
  7. Shri Jual Oram inaugurated “Conference on Empowerment of Women Self Help Groups & Organic Farmers Co-Operatives from Dantewada, Bastar Region”
  8. Maharashtra topped the list of states with maximum average AUM: AMFI
  9. Kolkata launched India’s first flood forecast system with $1 mn assistance from ADB
  10. Goagovernment inked a pact with Portugal in the field of water supply, waste water management and sanitation for a period of 2
  11. Railway Board Chairman, Ashwani Lohani launched Swacchta Hi Sewa Pakhwara at New Delhi Railway Station.
  12. Uttarakhand state assembly declared cow as the ‘Rashtra Mata’or the mother of the nation.
  13. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched ‘Kalahandi Dialogue’at Bhawanipatna, in Kalahandi, Odisha.
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
  1. Ministry of AYUSH sets up AYUSH Information Cell in Romania
  2. Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings for 2019: IISc Bengaluru retained its position
BANKING & FINANCE
  1. Permission to open new branches by Bandhan Bank withdrawn by RBI
  2. India’s external debt declined 2.8 per cent $514.4 billion at end-June: RBI
  3. Rs 5 crore penalty slapped on Karur Vysya Bank by RBI
  4. BoB, Vijaya Bank approved merger proposal with Dena Bank to create second largest PSU lender
  5. BSE, PTC India Ltd and ICICI Bankhave come together to form India’s third electricity exchange.
  6. World Bank (WB) – Asian Development Bank (ADB)team jointly conducted Rapid Damage Assessment and Need Analysis (RDNA).
APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNS
  1. Jayant Mammen Mathewwas elected president of the Indian Newspaper Society (INS) for 2018-19.
  2. Indian Ports Association (IPA) has appointed M/s Tech Mahindraas the Managed Service Provider for 5 major ports: Mumbai Port Trust, Kolkata Port Trust, Chennai Port Trust, Deendayal Port Trust and Paradip Port Trust.
  3. Afghanistan Ambassador to India Shaida Abdaliresigned from his position.
ENVIRONMENT
  1. Fossil of earliest known animal Dickinsonia discovered
SPORTS
  1. Neymar Appointed Permanent Captain Of Brazilian Football Team
OBITUARY
  1. Renowned harmonium player Pandit Tulsidas Borkar passed away
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