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RRB English Current Affairs 1st December 2018

INDIAN AFFAIRS
  1. Committee, chaired by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha, suggested measures to tackle crisis in stressed thermal power projects
  2. KONKAN 18:India-United Kingdom Navy exercise begins in Goa
  3. IIT Kharagpur, University of Auckland ink pact for research tie-up
  4. NGT forms committee to prepare scrapping of banned diesel, petrol vehicles
  5. Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Changehave given a go ahead to the Mumbai’s largest sewage treatment plant (STP), worth Rs 2,020 crore, to come up in Malad.
  6. Himachal Pradeshbecame the first Indian state to launch a single emergency number “112”, connecting police, fire, health and other helplines through an Emergency Response Centre (ERC) in the state.
  7. Karnatakagovernment in partnership with start-up accelerator Numa, launched an initiative called ‘DataCity’ in
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
  1. Second edition of India-UAE Strategic Conclave organized by Economic Times, Indiawas held in the Capital of United Arab Emirates (UAE), Abu Dhabi.
  2. Global Water Monitor & Forecast Watch List released by IScience (US based limited liability Corporation)
  3. UN Environment released the 3rdedition of ‘Inclusive Wealth Report 2018’ and an Inclusive Wealth Index on margins of UN Environment Finance Initiative Global Roundtable in Paris, France.
  4. Sloveniabecame the first North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Country with the female Army Chief after appointment of Major General Alenka Ermenc to the post of Head of its Army.She Replaces Major General Alan Geder.
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
  1. Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)issued norms for interoperability among clearing corporation which is expected to bring down the compliance costs for market intermediaries and thereby the trading costs as well.
  2. Non-food bank credit grows at 15.6%: RBI
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
  1. Uttarakhand adjudged ‘best state’; Himachal pavilion gets ‘silver medal’ at India International Trade Fair, New Delhi
  2. Renowned flautist Keshav Ginde conferred with Pt. Bhimsen Joshi award
  3. Global Software Major Wipro’s Chairman Azim Premji was conferred with Highest French Civilian Award “Chevalier del la Legion d’Honneur” which means “Knight of the Legion of Honour” by the French Ambassador to India Mr. Alexandre Ziegler.
  4. 12th Asia Pacific Screen Awards:Nandita Das and Nawazuddin Siddiqui from India won awards
APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNS
  1. Shri Arvind Saxena appointed as Chairman, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
  2. Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship appointed Shri M. Naikas Chairman of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).
  3. K Krishnankuttysworn in as the new Water Resources Minister in the Pinarayi Vijayan cabinet of 
  4. Prithviraj who was Vice-President of the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI)for two years has been named as the New President of FMSCI after Akbar Ebrahim who led FMSCI for the last two years.
  5. Earl Eddings named Cricket Australia Board’s new chairman
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  1. ISRO launches India’s first hyperspectral imaging satellite along with 30 foreign satellites
  2. He Jiankui, a Chinese scientist announced creation of the world’s first genetically edited babies at Hong kong, China.
  3. Casio Indiahas announced the launch of the world’s first GST calculator with two new innovations MJ-120 GST and MJ-12GST dedicated to the Indian market.
ENVIRONMENT
  1. Genetic study reveals presence of rare sub-species of Hog Deer
SPORTS
  1. Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)announced that a cricketer guilty of age fraud will be barred from all its recognised tournaments for two years.
  2. Norway’s Magnus Carlsenretained his title as World Chess Champion beating US opponent Fabiano Caruana in a tie-breaker event at the World Chess Championship held in London
  3. OBITUARY
  4. British World War II veteranand political activist Harry Leslie Smith died