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RRB English Current Affairs 15th November 2018

INDIAN AFFAIRS
  1. PM in Varanasi, dedicates projects worth over Rs. 2400 crores
  2. Constitution of new Boards of Governors for the IIMs as per the IIM Act 2017 approved: HRD Minister
  3. Ministry of New and Renewable Energyprepared a draft of new Scheme called Indian Wind Turbine Certification Scheme (IWTCS).
  4. Government set up a state of -the- art National Data Repository.
  5. INS Ranareached the port of Surabaya to participate in the 7-day inaugural edition of Indian Navy – Indonesian Navy Bilateral Exercise ‘Samudra Shakti.
  6. Indiaincreased its financial contribution to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).
  7. Kochi Corporation and Vilnius signed a memorandum of understanding of cooperation in Vilnius, the capital city of 
  8. Union minister of state for Ayush Shripad Naiklaid the foundation stone for the All India Institute of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy at Dhargal, North Goa.
  9. Uttar Pradeshgovernment presided over by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath approved renaming of Faizabad and Allahabad divisions as Ayodhya and Prayagraj
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
  1. 3rdannual meeting of World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Future Councils concluded in Dubai, UAE.
  2. Iceland, the safest and South Africa the least to visit: Report by Which? Travel
  3. Meeting for trade Ministers of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnershipbegan in 
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
  1. Amnesty International strips Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi of ‘Ambassador of Conscience’ Award
  2. Elvis Presleywere announced as recipients of Presidential Medal of Freedom, by the White House, United States.
  3. Martha Farrell was honoured with the “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the 6th Indian Social Work Congress in New Delhi.
APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNS
  1. Bank for International Settlements (BIS) announced appointment of Siddharth Tiwarias Chief Representative for Asia and the Pacific.

  1. Vodafone Groupappointed Sanjiv Ahuja as a non-executive director with immediate effect.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  1. ISRO invites foreign experiments for 2023 Venus mission
  2. NASA to send organs-on-chips to space
ENVIRONMENT
  1. Tamil Nadu, Puducherry coast, South Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema and Kerala have been alerted of Cyclonic storm ‘GAJA’.
SPORTS
  1. Czech Republic beats defending champion U.S. and win Fed Cup 2018 (tennis)
OBITUARY
  1. Veteran sports journalist Roshan Lal Sethi passes away
IMPORTANT DAYS
  1. World Antibiotic Awareness Week (Nov 12-18)
  2. World Pneumonia Day – November 12
  3. World Kindness Day – November 13