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RRB English Current Affairs 21st October 2018

INDIAN AFFAIRS
  1. India has imposed anti-dumping duties of up to51 US dollars per tonnefor 5 years on some varieties of Chinese steel to protect domestic players from cheap imports from China.
  2. Kerala became the firststate in the country to have 100% penetration of LPG in public sector oil companies.
  3. Assam celebrated its3rd Bihu festival known as the ‘Kati Bihu’ festival across the state.
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
  1. 8th European Congress on SMEs held in Kotawice, Poland
  2. Canada Becomes 2ndCountry To Legalize Recreational Cannabis
  3. Global IT spending to grow 3.2% in 2019: Gartner
BANKING & FINANCE
  1. India’s 1st Cryptocurrency ATM Installed in Bengaluru: Unocoin
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
  1. Air India gets equity infusion of Rs 1,000 crore from NSSF : Government
  2. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Ltd,has became the world’s largestpure-play information technology (IT) and consulting firm servicing mega banks and insurers.
  3. Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) formed a panel to examine claims in installments.
  4. ‘NCR RASTA’ and ‘Yatri RASTA’ :  2 apps for its employees & passengers launched by North Central Railways
  5. Kamal Hassan inaugurated a mobile app called Roudramfor women safety at the Sri Sairam Engineering College.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
  1. Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania awards 4th annual Carnot Prize 2018 to Union Minister Piyush Goyal
  2. Prasar BhartiCEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati distributed Rajbhasha awards to Prasar Bharti employees in New Delhi.

  3. Arshdeep Singhwon the 2018 Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year (Asia) Award for his photograph ‘Pipe Owls’, at the Natural History Museum, London.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  1. BepiColombo: ESA spacecraft to Mercury in a first-of-its-kind mission
SPORTS
  1. Mexican boxer Canelo Álvarezhas signed the richest contract in the history of sports, which is a 5-year deal worth $365 million (over Rs 2,680 crore) with streaming service DAZN.
OBITUARY
  1. Former Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhandchief minister Narayan Dutt Tiwari died of a cardiac arrest in 
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