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RRB English Current Affairs 17th December 2018

INDIAN AFFAIRS
  1. Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) approved registration of record 15 new breeds of livestock and poultry in 2018
  2. Central Ground Water Authoritynotified revised guidelines for ground water extraction and levied fee for extraction.
  3. Three day 4th WHO Global Forum on Medical Devices held in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
  4. Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal and Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupanidedicated the nation’s first National Rail and Transportation Institute (NRTI) in Vadodara, Gujarat.
  5. ECO Niwas Samhita 2018-an Energy Conservation Building Code for Residential Buildings launched
  6. Jammu and Kashmir becomes first state to have law banning sexual exploitation of women
  7. 4thEdition of India’s largest contemporary art exhibition Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) featuring a dynamic range of multi-media artworks held in Kochi with a theme “Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life”.
BANKING & FINANCE
  1. Minister of State (Independent Charge) for communications, Manoj Sinhalaunched India Post’s Internet banking facility for post office savings bank (POSB) customers, at the National Media Centre in New Delhi.
  2. IRDAI allowed single compulsory personal accident cover for multiple vehicles effective from January 1, 2019
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
  1. Four Indian PSUs feature in world’s top 100 arms producers: SIPRI Report
  • Indian Ordnance Factories
  • Hindustan Aeronautics
  • Bharat Electronics
  • Bharat Dynamics

  1. Govt adds Korean Won, Turkish Lira in list of currencies for exchange rates
  2. EU parliament approves ‘world’s largest’ free trade deal with Japan
  3. SEBI eases norms around cyber security operations for small market intermediaries
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
  1. Renowned English writer Amitav Ghosh selected for Jnanpith Award, 2018
APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNS
  1. President of Mizo National Front (MNF) Zoramthangasworn in as the Chief Minister of Mizoram for the third time at Raj Bhavan in Aizawl.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  1. Cyclone Phethai Winds towards Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and coastal area of India
IMPORTANT DAYS
  1. Vijay Diwas-December 16