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RRBEnglish Current Affairs 15th October 2018

INDIAN AFFAIRS
  1. Ministry of Commercereleased The New Industrial Policy framed in consultation with all Ministries of Government of India, State Governments, Industry.
  2. Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Maneka Gandhi announced setting up a four-member committee to examine all #MeToo cases.
  3. Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Statistics & Programme Implementation, Shri Vijay Goel, inaugurated the Online Assurances Monitoring System (OAMS).
  4. National Mission for Clean Gangalaid down the limits of ecological flow of the river Ganga for the first time.
  5. Finance Ministryincreased interest rates for non-governmental provident funds, gratuity and superannuation to 8 percent from existing 6 percent.
  6. Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Purushottam Rupala inaugurated the 32nd world conference of World Union of Wholesale Markets, WUWM at Gurugram, Haryana.
  7. 3 Mobile Apps i-Khet Machine,e-PEHaL,e-Prevent launched by Punjab to check Stubble Burning
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
  1. India and Australiaheld their 2nd edition of ‘2+2’ secretary-level dialogue in 
  2. Governments of Germanyand the UK, with support from the World Bank launched a new Global Risk Financing Facility (GRiF).
  3. Malaysia’sCabinet chaired by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad decided to abolish the death penalty.
  4. India ranks 115 in World Bank’s Human Capital Index
  5. India slips to sixth position out of 123 countries in global RTI rating
  6. Global Hunger Index 2018: India ranks 103rd out of 119 countries
BANKING & FINANCE
  1. World Bank approved USD 195 mn to Nepal for financial, energy sector reform
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
  1. Eligible foreign entities allowed to participate in commodity derivatives market: SEBI
  2. Anil Kumble’s startup Spektacom Technologies launches Microsoft AI-enabled ‘Power Bat’
APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNS
  1. Arun Kumar Rath replaces M Ravi, takes charge as Bhilai Steel Plant CEO
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  1. NASA’s Voyager 2 probe approaches Interstellar Space\
SPORTS
  1. Bajrang Punia First Indian To Get Seeded At World Wrestling Championship
  2. Turtle ‘Olly’ named official mascot for the Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup
  3. India ranked 5th in ICC global women’s T20I team rankings

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