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RRB English Current Affairs 15th December 2018

INDIAN AFFAIRS
  1. ,Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi,inaugurated the 2-day fourth Partners’ Forum in New Delhi.
  2. Union Minister of State for MSME,Giriraj Singh inaugurated a Multi-Disciplinary Training Centre (MTDC) termed Samadhan in New Delhi
  3. GoM headed by Arun Jaitley set up by govt to review recommendations of Sinha committee on stressed power assets
  4. Ministry of Powerannounced that states have achieved complete household electrification under the PM Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (SAUBHAGYA) s
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
  1. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharamanconcluded her 5-day visit to the United States at the invitation of the US Secretary of Defence, James N Mattis.
  2. 39th Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit held in Riyadh,Saudi Arabia
BANKING & FINANCE
  1. RBI grants 40 branch licenses to Bandhan Bank
  2. Government of Indiaand the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $60 million loan agreement to reduce floods and the riverbank erosion in flood prone areas along the Brahmaputra river in Assam.
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
  1. SEBI approved various norms including side-pocketing in mutual funds and renaming the Institutional Trading Platform as Innovators Growth Platform
  2. Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)has not revised its forecast for global economic growth, and it remains at 7 per cent for 2018(unchanged) and 3.5% for 2019.
  3. FDI inflows to South, South West Asia down 6 pc to USD 63 billion in 2017: UN report
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
  1. UN honours Indian startup ‘HelpUsGreen’ which recycles floral waste from temples to clean Ganga
  2. Vice PresidentM Venkaiah Naidu honoured winners of the Lokmat Parliamentary Awards at Lokmat National Conclave 2018 held at Dr. Ambedkar International Center, Janpath in New Delhi.
  3. Delhi Policehas entered the Limca Book of Records for training 2,08,125 women and girls in 989 self-defence programme in 2017.
  4. International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Star Awardswere held at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Incheon, Korea.
  5. Situ Malik (15),a minor boy from Kendrapara district of Odisha has been selected for the National Bravery Award for saving his paternal uncle from a crocodile attack.
APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNS
  1. TRS leader K. Chandrashekhar Rao sworn in as Telangana CM for second straight term
  2. Shri Bharat Bhushan Vyas takes Oath of Office and Secrecy as Member, UPSC
  3. Justice Tarun Agarwalaretired Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court has been appointed as the presiding officer in the Securities Appellate Tribunal, Mumbai.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  1. Akademik Lomonosov: World’s first floating nuclear plant installed in Russia
SPORTS
  1. ICC ropes in Royal Stag as official sponsor for next five years
  2. Bhubaneswar to host one of Hockey Series Finals in 2019