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RRB English Current Affairs 6th December 2018

INDIAN AFFAIRS
  1. Indian Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba announced conduction of a 2-month long Theatre Level Operational Readiness Exercise (Tropex)in January 2019.
  2. First 2-day India-ASEAN InnoTech Summitconcluded in New Delhi.
  3. Delhi government announced the launch of a common mobility card called‘One’, with a tagline of ‘One Delhi One Ride’, for easy commute on public transport.
  4. 8thSession of the foreign Office Consultations between India and Sudan held in New Delhi
  5. SHINYUU Maitri 18: First 5-day India, Japan air exercise commenced in Agra, Uttar Pradesh
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
  1. Prime Minister Narendra Modiembarked on a 3-day visit to Buenos Aires, Argentina for the commencement of the 2-day 13th G20 Summit. The theme of the 2018 edition of the Summit was: “Building Consensus for Fair and Sustainable Development”.
BANKING & FINANCE
  1. Government of Indiaand the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $85 million loan in New Delhi, under the Odisha Skill Development Project to promote skill development in 
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
  1. Crisilcut India’s growth forecast for current fiscal, by 10 basis points, to per cent citing weakening global GDP and trade growth as the reasons for the decline.
  2. The Economic Development Board (EDB),the investment promotion arm of the Kingdom of Bahrain signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Maharashtra Government to promote FinTech in their respective markets.
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
  1. Kohli honoured by Bradman Museum ahead of India-Aus Test
  2. Tuhin Satarkar, became the first Indian to climb three routes in the treacherous Sahayadri mountain range
  3. 2018 Ballon d’Or:Luka Modric and Ada Hegerberg win awards
APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNS
  1. International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)announced the appointment of Jon Ridgeon as its new CEO following approval by the IAAF Council on the first day of its 215th Council Meeting in Monaco.
  2. Ajay Narayan Jha, the current expenditure secretary, in the Ministry of Finance has been appointed as the new finance secretary, by the Union Government.
  3. Private sector YES Bankappointed the former chief of IRDAI and LIC, TS Vijayan, as Additional Director (Independent) on its board for a period of five 
  4. Debt-laden Infrastructure Leasing and Finance Company (IL&FS) , appointed N Sivaramanas group Chief Operating Officer (COO).
  5. State Bank of India ropes in Swapna Barman as brand ambassador for YONO
ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS
  1. FMCG major Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) approves the merger with GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (GSKCH India) through an-all equity deal, valuing the total business of the latter at 31,700 crore.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  1. SpaceX launches India’s first privately built satellite ExseedSAT 1
  2. Soyuz first manned mission to ISS since October failure