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RRB English Current Affairs 12th December 2018

INDIAN AFFAIRS
  1. NITI Aayog in partnership with a Singapore based AI startup ‘Perlin’launches ‘AI 4 All Global Hackathon’ to develop AI Applications to make significant positive social and economic impact in India.
  2. Indian Railways’ catering and tourism arm IRCTC announced the launch of the Buddhist Circuit Tourist Train.
  3. Kazakhstan opened a consulate,under the leadership of the managing director of Chandan Steel LimitedDilip Chandan,in Gujaratto further business partnership.
  4. 11-day long AVIAINDRA 2018,the 2nd edition of bi-annual air service exercise between Indian Air Force (IAF) and Russian Federation Aerospace Force (RFSAF), commenced at Air Force Station Jodhpur,Rajasthan.
  5. Arunachal Pradeshgot Shi Yomi as its 23rd district after its inauguration by Chief Minister Pema Khandu in presence of Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju.
  6. TN Government launches 24-hour helpline 181 for women
  7. The Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE), conducted the largest ever Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)at 2144 centres in 92 cities across the country.
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
  1. United Nations Conference in Moroccan city of Marrakeshadopted a global pact “The Global compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration” to better handle migrant flows despite a string of withdrawals driven by anti-immigrant populism.
BANKING & FINANCE
  1. Reserve Bank of India (RBI)said that it will implement an ‘Ombudsman Scheme for Digital Transactions’ covering services provided by entities falling under Reserve Banks regulatory jurisdiction.
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
  1. Prathamesh Maulingkarfrom Goa, dubbed as Mr. India, became the first Asian/Indian to win 2018 Mister Supernational title after defeating 37 candidates in the 3rd edition of the competition held in Krynica-Zdroj, Poland.
  2. Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Member of Parliament (MP), Kanimozhi will be awarded as “Best Woman Parliamentarian – Rajya Sabha” by the Vice-President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu at Dr. Ambedkar International Center in New Delhi.
APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNS
  1. 24thGovernor of Reserve Bank of India, Dr. Urjit Patel, resigned citing personal reasons.
  2. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) appointed Wasim Khan,CEO of Leicenstershire County Cricket Club as the Managing Director of PCB.
  3. Ananth NarayananChief Executing Officer (CEO) of online Fashion Retailer Myntra which is a unit of Walmart Owned Flipkart has resigned from his post.
  4. Rashtriya Lok Samata Party(RLSP)president Upendra Kushwaha resigned from the Union council of ministers on account of seat sharing for 2019 elections.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  1. India successfully test fired the surface-to-surface ballistic missile Agni-5from Dr Abdul Kalam Island in the Bay of Bengal off Odisha coast.
  2. Long-lasting re-writable paper, controlled by temperature, developed by scientists
  3. CROSS BOW-18: IAF conducts combined guided firing of surface-to-air missiles
SPORTS
  1. Pune to host Khelo India Youth Games 2019; Jersey launched
  2. Virat Kohli becomes first Asian skipper to win a Test in South Africa, England and Australia
OBITUARY
  1. Senior Journalist Jagdish Thakkar Passes Away
  2. Padma Shri historian and former Jamia VC, Mushirul Hasan passed away

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