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RRB English Current Affairs 5th December 2018

INDIAN AFFAIRS
  1. Govt forms six-member panel headed by NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar to look at selling 149 fields of ONGC, OIL to private companies
  2. Centrehas proposed ban on the use of animals for performances, exhibition at any circus or mobile entertainment facilities.
  3. India’s first locomotive-less train named Train 18crossedthe 180 kmph speed limit during a test run in the Kota-Sawai Madhopur section
  4. Foreign Minister of Romania, E. Mr. Teodor Melescanuvisited India.
  5. Foreign Minister of Republic of Maldives E. Abdulla Shahidpaid an Official visit to India.
  6. Nagaland government signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with e-Governance Academy of Estoniato provide advisory and technical knowledge for setting up of e-Governance Academy of Nagaland (e-GAN).
  7. International workshop on “Developing a Ganga Museum Concept: Exchanging Experiences and Ideas between India and Europe”was held in New Delhi.
  8. Maharashtragovernment issued a government resolution allowing citizens to inspect records in district-level offices and local bodies throughout Maharashtra under the Right To Information (RTI) for 2 hours every Monday.
  9. Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Maliklaunched the ambitious “Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY)” at Teacher’s Bhawan in Jammu.
BANKING & FINANCE
  1. World Bankunveiled USD 200 billion in climate action investment for 2021-25, adding this amounts to a doubling of its current five-year funding.The move coincides with a UN climate summit in Katowice (Poland).
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
  1. Moody’s expects the real gross domestic product (GDP) in India to grow 2per cent in the year ending March 2019 and 7.4 per cent in the following year.
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
  1. Vashkar Bhattacharjee from Bangladesh and Tencent(Private sector enterprise) from China to receive UNESCO/ Emir Jaber al Ahmad al Jaber al Sabah Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities
  2. Imran Hussain, Delhi Minister of Food Supplies, Environment and Forest was awarded “Hero to Animals” by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)for banning Chinese Manjha ( A thread use in Kites) in Delhi.
APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNS
  1. Pawan Singhbecame the first Indian to be elected as one of the 7 members of the Judges Committee of the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF).
  2. Ravindra Kumar Vermahas taken charge as Technical Member in the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL), Ministry of Power, for a period of 3 years.
SPORTS
  1. Commonwealth Senior Fencing Championships, was held in Canberra, Australia.
  2. Ullas Narayanbecame the first Indian individual medal winner in an international ultra running event by winning bronze in the 2018 International Association of Ultra Running (IAU) 24 Hour Asia & Oceania Championships in Taipei, Taiwan.
  3. Atlawim Debebeof Ethiopia, won the Full Marathon with the timing of 2 hours 17 minutes 17 seconds in Pune International Marathon.
BOOKS & AUTHORS
  1. Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoireleased a book authored by father-son duo Vinay Thakur and Amogh Thakur named “ Architecture of Justice: A pictorial walk-through of the supreme court and High courts of India” in New Delhi.
  2. A book named “Modiraj Main Kisan, Double Aamad Ya Double afat”authored by Swaraj India President Yogendra Yadav launched by agricultural economist Ashok Gulati and the Punjab State Farmers’ and Farm Workers’ Commission Chairman Ajay Vir Jakhar in New Delhi.