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RRB English Current Affairs 8th December 2018

INDIAN AFFAIRS
  1. Ministry of Railways’ National Rail Museum (NRM)and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, New Delhi
  2. Swedenand India signed Two Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) in the Renewable Energy sector to enhance the technology and bring in power efficiency.
  3. ‘Mukhyamantri Teerth Yatra Yojana’: Delhi government launched free pilgrimage scheme for 77, 000 senior citizens
  4. Chief Minister of Nagaland, Shri Neiphiu Rio,inaugurated the first ever Swadesh Darshan Projectin Nagaland named-“Development of Tribal Circuit:  Peren-Kohima-Wokha Project”.
  5. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavislaunched a unique initiative called- State of Maharashtra’s Agribusiness and Rural Transformation or “SMART“.
  6. Punjab Cabinet has Approved 20 District Central Cooperative Banks (DCCBs) to merge with the Punjab State Cooperative Bank (PSCB)
BANKING & FINANCE
  1. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued guidelines for enhancing the credit discipline of large borrowers by allowing a minimum of 40%of the working capital to be drawn.
  2. HDFC ERGO Announces Corporate Agency Tie-up with Federal Bank
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
  1. Fitch Ratings, in its report- Global Economic Outlook, slashed India’s GDP growth forecast to 2per cent for current fiscal, even lower than RBI’s projection of 7.4%.
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
  1. Rajanish Giri,an assistant professor from the Indian Institute of Technology-Mandi (IIT-Mandi),has been awarded the Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award (IYBA) 2018.
  2. Forbes Indiareleased Forbes List 2018 containing ranking influencing people in various genres according to their net worth.
APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNS
  1. Former senior Indian diplomat Preeti Saranhas been elected to the Asia Pacific seat on the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) of the UN for 4
  2. Indian-origin Shamila Batohi,the First Female appointed head of South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority
  3. IL&FS Investment Managersboard approved appointment of Nand Kishore and Kaushik Modak as additional directors in the company.
  4. Government appointed Lalit Kumar, a 1995-batch Indian Economic Service (IES) officer as the new government nominee on private sector ICICI Bank.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  1. Over 100 new exoplanets discovered by NASA’s Kepler telescope
SPORTS
  1. Hungarian capital Budapest was officially confirmed as the host city of the 2023 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships.
  2. Yasir Shah becomes fastest bowler to take 200 Test wickets after Breaking 82 year old Record
OBITUARY
  1. Noted agriculturalist Jayaraman passes away

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