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RRB English Current Affairs 11th January 2019

INDIAN AFFAIRS
  1. PM Modi, launched the four-laning of Solapur-Osmanabad section of NH-211, underground sewerage system and three sewage treatment plants.
  2. Union Cabinet has approved Scheduled Tribe (ST) status to six communities of Assam.The communities that are proposed to be extended ST status include, Koch Rajbongshi, Tai Ahom, Chutiya, Matak, Moran and the tea tribes.
  3. Lok Sabha passes “The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill – 2019”
  4. Lok Sabha has passed the Personal Laws (Amendment Bill), 2018
  5. Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India, has launched an online campaign, ‘#www: Web- WonderWomen’.
  6. Consortium for Academic and Research Ethics (CARE) approved by UGC for better research publications
  7. Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT)proposed renaming of the Indian Forest Service as Indian Forest and Tribal Service.
  8. The Ministry of Civil Aviationhas approved operations of seaplanes in the Andaman Islands under UDAN-3 (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) making Andaman the first island of India to operate seaplanes.
  9. Jammu and Kashmir Law Departmentset up a State law commission, for three years, under the chairmanship of Justice (Retd) M K Hanjura.
  10. “Development of North East Circuit: Umiam (Lake View) – U Lum Sohpetbneng- Mawdiangdiang – Orchid Lake Resort” project under Swadesh Darshan inaugurated by Meghalaya CM
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
  1. UN office on drugs and crime (UNODC) released “Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2018”
BANKING & FINANCE
  1. RBI allows ‘tokenisation’ for more secure card transactions
  2. CAG report on the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management
  3. NABARD through its venture capital entity NABVENTURES Ltd will provide early stage capital to agriculture and rural enterprises
  4. National Housing Bank (NHB) gave fresh subsidy worth Rs 175.56 croreunder Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS) to housing finance company, Aadhar Housing finance.
  5. Indian Armyand Punjab National Bank (PNB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Defence Salary Package.
  6. IRCTC tied up with Bharti AXA General insurance company to provide free travel insurance to the air travellers.
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
  1. India’s GDP expected to grow at 7.3% in 2018-19: World Bank
  2. World Economic Forum: India is set to become world’s third largest consumer market after US and China in 2030
  3. Standard Chartered released its long term forcast which states thatIndia will surpass the S to become the world’s second largest economy by 2030 while China will be at First Position.
  4. Ministry of informaion and broadcasting ‘s decided to increase the advertisment rates by 25%to the small and medium sized newspaper agencies.
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
  1. Polavaram project of Andra pradesh got its place in the Guinness book of world record.
  2. Liverpool’s Mohamed Salahwas conferred with the 2018 Confederation of African Football Player of the Year award, for the second time, in 
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  1. ‘Police-E-Eye’ app launched by Coimbatore city traffic police to enable report of traffic violations
SPORTS
  1. Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) Executive Committeeannounced that Egypt will host African Cup for the fifth time in 2019. South Africa was the other country who made a bid to host the event.
  2. International Cricket Council (ICC)announced USA Cricket as its 105th USA Cricket came into existence after USACA was expelled in June 2017 for lack of cooperation in terms of unifying the cricket community in the country.