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RRB English Current Affairs 2nd December 2018

INDIAN AFFAIRS
  1. 8 Stateshave achieved 100% saturation in household electrification under Saubhagya  
  2. Government has launched ‘Bhasha Sangam’, a unique initiative to introduce school students to 22 Indian languages.
  3. Air forces of the United States and India will take part in a 12-day joint exercise ‘Cope India 2019’ (CI19) at two air force stations in West Bengal
  4. India-Mozambique Joint Commissionon Economic, Cultural, Scientific and Technical Cooperation held its 4th session in Jawaharlal Nehru Bhavan, New Delhi.
  5. Indiaand China signed a protocol on hygiene and inspection requirements for the exports.
  6. first ever India Indonesia Business forum (IIBF)was held at Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
  7. Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti (GSDS), under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India organised a 3 day ‘South Asia Regional Youth Peace Conference’in partnership with UNESCO- MGIEP and Standing Together to Enable Peace(STEP).
  8. National Festival for Children of Child Care Institutions (CCIs)- “Hausla 2018” held in NewDelhi
  9. Every year Manipur Tourism Department organizes annual cultural festival known as “Sangai Festival” which was previously known as “Tourism Festival” but in 2010 it was renamed after the State Animal of Manipur Sangai Deer.
  10. Indian Owl Festival, India’s first owl fest, was held at Pingori village in Purandar taluka of Pune, Maharashtra.
  11. Maharashtra approves 16% Maratha quota; 68% seats now reserved
  12. Central Water Commission (CWC)has given approval to Karnataka’s disputed Makedatu Project on river Cauvery and asked the Karnataka government to formulate detailed project report for the Makedatu Project.
  13. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has imposed Rs 5 crorefine on thermal power plants which do not meet 100% fly ash disposal criteria during electricity generation. The Thermal Power plants on which the fine is imposed needs to deposit Rs 5 crore with Central Pollution Control Board in a month.
  14. NGT slaps Rs 5 crore fine on West Bengal government for failing to curb air pollution
  15. Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) launched “Empowering People Against Hepatitis: The Empathy Campaign” to create awareness about Hepatitis B and C disease throughout India.
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
  1. EU sets goal to be ‘climate neutral’ by 2050
  2. 3rd ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) India Business Summitwas organised by the ASEAN India Business Council (AIBC) Malaysian Chapter in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
BANKING & FINANCE
  1. The Reserve Bank of India in a move to make more liquidity available to non-banking finance firms (NBFCs),has issued a circular to relax the securitisation norms by relaxing the Minimum Holding Period (MHP) requirement.
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
  1. Indian economy likely to grow at 7-7.4 per cent in FY19: National Council of Applied Economic Research(NCAER) 
  2. Consultancy firm Bain & Company’s latest report states that, Indiahas the fastest growing online retail market among top global economies.
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
  1. Indian Navy commander (Pilot) Vijay Varma,Captain (Pilot) P Rajkumar win Asian of The Year award for Kerala flood rescue
  2. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) added Jamaican reggaeGeorgian wrestlingand Japanese raiho-shin rituals as among the new elements to its list of “intangible heritage” for the world to treasure and improve the visibility of often little-known and understood arts traditions.
APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNS
  1. The World Gold Councilannounced the appointment of David Tait who has a very successful career in the financial services industry as the incoming Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
ENVIRONMENT
  1. United Nations World Meteorological Organizationin its annual report said that Global temperature may rise by 3-5 degree Celsius by the end of this century, which is higher than the target to limit the increase in temperature to 2 degrees Celsius or less.
SPORTS
  1. International Boxing Association (AIBA)announced that it will introduce a “Protest System” for coaches and boxers in next year’s Men World Championship to be held in Moscow, Russia