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RRB English Current Affairs 20th December 2018

INDIAN AFFAIRS
  1. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)ordered creation of a 12 member committee of senior officials chaired by S K Dash for a fresh cadre review and restructuring of the Income Tax Department.
  2. Reconciling human-wildlife interface in Kangchenjunga Landscape: A Regional Dialogue for Action Workshop concluded inNorth Bengal,India.
  3. Bihar’s sweet delicacy Silao Khaja gets GI tag
  4. Assam Governmentspokesperson and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary announced that government has approved to waive off 25 per cent of loan of farmers of maximum upto Rs.25000 under the state’s Debt Relief Scheme.
  5. Indian Air Forceflown India’s first military flight using Blended Bio-Jet Fuel on an An-32 transport aircraft in Chandigarh.
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
  1. WEF’s Global Gender Gap Report 2018has been released and India has ranked 108th in World Economic Forum (WEF) same as the previous year 2017 at 108th. Iceland holds the top spot in the index for the 10th consecutive year. 
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
  1. 220-MW unit of Nuclear Power Corporation of India’s Kaiga Unit -1 Atomic Power Station located in Kaiga of Karnataka,has created a world record for continuous operation for 941 days.
  2. Sonam Kapoor named People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)India’s person of the year.
APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNS
  1. Madhavi Divan appointed Additional Solicitor General
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  1. India’s IDRSS to be satellite communication hub in sky
  2. ‘Farout’ is the most-distant solar system object ever discovered
ENVIRONMENT
  1. Emergency campaign launched to save the Great Indian Bustard from extinction
SPORTS
  1. Tri Services Cycling & Trekking Expedition Inaugurated in Sikkim
OBITUARY
  1. Yoga exponent Geeta Iyengar, daughter of B.K.S. Iyengar, passes away
  2. Former Nepal Prime Minister Tulsi Giri passes away 
BOOKS & AUTHORS

  1. Merriam-Webster Selects ‘Justice’ as Its 2018 Word of the Year

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