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RRB English Current Affairs 23rd November 2018

INDIAN AFFAIRS
  1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a grand challenge, in the Startup India Portalplatform, for improving the Ease of Doing Business in New Delhi.
  2. Malaria cases declined by 24% in India: World malaria report by WHO
  3. Centre approved Rs 74k-crore for sanitation projects: Hardeep Singh Puri
  4. Centre approved additional assistance of Rs 546.21 crorefrom National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) to Karnataka.
  5. National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG)approved 10 sewerage projects worth Rs 1573.28 crore to address Yamuna’s pollution issues in Agra.
  6. A National Institute of Inter-Faith Studies to be set up in Punjab to commemorate 550thbirth anniversary of Guru Nanak: Government
  7. Himachal PradeshCabinet under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur approved implementation of Sashakt Mahila Yojna in the State.
  8. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu launched Bhuseva programmeand Bhudaar web portal to make land records available to people, in Amaravati.
  9. West Bengal Assembly unanimously passed West Bengal Land Reforms (Amendments) bill, 2018to give land rights to enclave dwellers in north Bengal ending an era of uncertain future of people living in those areas.
BANKING & FINANCE
  1. RBI board to set up panel to examine Economic Capital Framework; to work jointly with Govt for transfer of funds worth Rs 3.6 lakh crore
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
  1. Airports Authority of India (AAI) partnered up with the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)to develop a roadmap for modernisation of its air traffic services.
  2. India, Russia finalize USD 500 million deal for construction of 2 Talvar-classwarships for Indian Navy in Goa
  3. UK India Business Council (UKIBC)released its ‘4th Annual Ease of Doing Business in India Report: The UK Perspective’.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
  1. Centre for Science and Environment wins 2018 Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development
  2. 100-Year-old WWII veteran Retired Lt. Col. William Pollard awarded French Legion of Honor
APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNS
  1. Fiji leader Voreqe Bainimarama sworn in as PM for 4 more years after winning election
  2. Millie Bobby Brown named UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
  3. Interpol elected South Korean Kim Jong-yang as next president
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  1. World’s first total-body scanner “Explorer” produces 3D human images developed by scientists from the University of California – Davis in the US in partnership with Shanghai-based United Imaging Healthcare (UIH).
  2. NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) has selected Jezero Crater as the landing site for its upcoming Mars 2020 rover mission.
  3. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has announced that he is changing the name of “BFR” rocketto “Starship.”
  4. China successfully launches five satellites
  5. World Toilet Day 2018Sulabh Internationalintroduced India’s first sewer cleaning machine costing  43 lakh in New Delhi.
ENVIRONMENT
  1. Four new horned frogs discovered by Delhi University team in Northern Himalayas
SPORTS
  1. Bangladesh Krida Shiksha Prothishtan (BKSP) wins 59th edition of Subroto cup International Football Tournament
  2. FIG Acrobatic Gymnastics world cupwas held at National Gymnastic Arena in Baku for the first time in which India wins two bronze medals in the men’s and women’s group
  3. Wasim Jaffer becomes first Indian to touch 11,000-run milestone in Ranji Trophy
  4. West Indies name Nic Pothas as interim head coach
IMPORTANT DAYS
  1. 46thWorld Hello Day celebrated across the world
  2. 23rd annual World Television Day all across the world since its inception in December 1996by United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).