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RRB English Current Affairs 29th November 2018

INDIAN AFFAIRS
  1. Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu,launched the logo and brochure of Logix India 2019 in New Delhi.
  2. One of a kind world-class autism township, worth Rs. 500 crore, set to come up near Kolkata
  3. Odisha government launched a lexicon for 21 rare tribal languages
  4. 7th International Tourism Mart (ITM) was held for the first timeat the Pragna Bhawan in Agartala, Tripura. It was inaugurated by the Governor of Tripura, Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki. The theme for this year’s ITM is – “Adventure tourism”.
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
  1. 1st Russia—India Strategic Dialogueconcluded in  Petersburg, Russia.
BANKING & FINANCE
  1. Central bank of India, Reserve Bank of India (RBI)in consultation with the government of India, reduced the mandatory hedging provision to 70 per cent from 100 per cent.
  2. Asian Development Bank (ADB)and the Government of India signed a $200 million loan in New Delhi to fund upgradation of 230 kilometers State Highways in Bihar under  Bihar State Highways 
  3. Government of India and Asian Development Bank (ADB) inked $75 Million loan to improve Urban Services in 4 coastal towns and Mangalore in Karnataka
  4. World bank signed a Sh327m ($3.8 million) deal with International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) which will be used to fund training in Science and Innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa.
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
  1. India and China signed protocol to Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement to prevent tax evasion
  2. India recorded highest average real wage growth in South Asia during 2008-17: International Labour Organisation (ILO) report
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
  1. 14 scientists have been selected for the prestigious Swarnajayantifellowship award instituted by the Department of Science and Technology, for the year 2017-18.
  2. Indian Social Entrepreneur Sanjay Kumar won the First UN Geospatial Ambassador Award held at Deqing city in China.The Theme of the Congress is “The Geospatial Way to a Better World”.
APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNS
  1. President Kovind appoints Sunil Arora as new Chief Election Commissioner
  2. CBDT appoints Akhilesh Ranjan as Head of Convenor of Task Force
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  1. Paisa – Portal for Affordable Credit & Interest Subvention Access launched by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
  2. Health Ministry launches a new state-of-the art Information Platform to monitor public health surveillance
  3. Nasa’s InSight probe lands on Mars for unprecedented seismic exploration
ENVIRONMENT
  1. Sashastra Seema Bal to patrol Dudhwa tiger reserve
  2. Scientists at the Harvard Universitydesigned a geo- engineering technique known as Stratospheric Aerosol Injection (SAI)which might half the rate of global warming.
  3. New deep-sea shark species named Pygmy false catshark, was discovered in the northern Indian Ocean.
SPORTS
  1. Dipa Karmakar grabs bronze in vault event at Artistic Gymnastics World Cup held in Cottbus, Germany
  2. Croatia wins the 2018 Davis Cup, beating France
  3. Netherlands took a decisive seventh title at the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Women’s Hockey Champions Trophyover Australia in Changzhou Wujin
OBITUARY
  1. Oscar-winning director Bernardo Bertolucci passes away
  2. Iravatham Mahadevan, leading scholar on the Indus Valley and Tamil Brahmi scripts, passes away
BOOKS & AUTHORS
  1. Congress MP Rajeev Gowda released book on Telengana CM titled ‘The Betrayer of Telangana’