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RRB English Current Affairs 3rd December 2018

INDIAN AFFAIRS
  1. Around 75 lakhbeneficiaries have availed a subsidy scheme under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban), with Gujarat topping the chart. Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh had the most number of beneficiaries under the Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS) after Gujarat.
  2. NITI Aayoginitiated a series of Development Dialogue through its first event on “Health Systems for A New India: Building Blocks” in New Delhi.
  3. eDrishti: software to help Railways Minister keep track of punctuality of trains launched by Indian Railways
  4. Health ministry approved formula for compensation to patients who received faulty hip implants by subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson Pvt Ltd
  5. India has one-third of world’s stunted children: Global nutrition report
  6. Dr Ambedkar International Centre (DAIC)and Jawaharlal Nehru University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Socio-economic Transformation and Sustainable Development.
  7. The leading industry body, Confederation of Indian industry (CII)organised its Annual Flagship, 15th India Health Summit-2018 in New Delhi.
  8. President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the four day 13th edition of CII Agro Tech India-2018 in Chandigarh.
  9. Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Riolaunched the state Tourist Police at Police Headquarter in 
  10. Three services (navy, Army and Air Force) conduct joint drill off Goa and Karwar coasts
  11. India’s first international indigenous film festivalwill take place in February next year in Odisha. It will be an initiative of activist film collective ‘Video Republic’.
  12. Tamil Nadugovernment hiked the health insurance cover under the Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme (CMCHIS) from Rs two lakh to Rs five lakh.
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
  1. India’s chairmanship of Kimberley Process, from January 2019, announced in the 15thKPCS 2018 plenary session held in Brussels, Belgium
  2. India has highest number of children, teens with HIV in South Asia: Report
  3. Australia the first country in the World to recognise ‘orphanage trafficking’ as slavery
  4. UK amended weapons bill to ensure the right to possession of kirpans by Sikhs
BANKING & FINANCE
  1. 20-character LEI code mandatory for market participants regulated by the Central Bank: RBI
  2. Reserve Bank of Indiaincreased the interest subsidy, called the Interest Equalisation rate, to 5 per cent from 3 per cent on post and pre-shipment export credit for MSME sector.
  3. Net stable funding ratio (NSFR) norms for banks to be operational from April, 2020: RBI
  4. SBI increased interest rates for fixed deposits less than Rs. 1 crore
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
  1. India’s economy grows at 7.1 per cent for 2nd part of 2018-19
  2. double taxation avoidance agreementcame into effect between India and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) of People’s Republic of China.
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
  1. Freedom of Paris Award revoked from Myanmar Leader Suu Kyi
  2. Abhinav Bindra: First Indian to get the Blue Cross, highest shooting honour by ISSF
  3. Four Indian-origin women among Forbes list of top female US tech moguls
APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNS
  1. Ajay Bhushan Pandey takes over as Revenue Secretary
  2. Georgia elects its first female president Salome Zurichishvili
  3. Paul Polman step down as Unilever’s CEO
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  1. Chinese firm unveils plans to provide free worldwide WiFi with 272 satellites
ENVIRONMENT
  1. Meteorological Organization (WMO) pointed 2018 to be the fourth warmest on record besides speculating 75-80% chance of El Niño within next 3 months
SPORTS
  1. Minjee Lee becomes the first woman to win Australia’s Greg Norman Medal
  2. Lionel Messi surpasses Cristiano Ronaldo to be Champions League top goal scorer
OBITUARY
  1. Former 41stUS President George HW Bush passed away