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RRB English Current Affairs 17th January 2019

INDIAN AFFAIRS
  1. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavisreaffirmed the state government’s commitment towards doubling farmers income by 
  2. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modilaunched a slew of Central government projects worth over Rs.1,550 crore in Balangir district of Odisha for accelerating the state’s development.
  3. Ministry of Women and Child Development organised the three-day 6th‘Women of India Organic Festival’ in Chandigarh, to encourage the women farmers and entrepreneurs in the organic sector from the remotest parts of India.
  4. Pongal: Harvest festival celebrated largely in Tamil Nadu
  5. National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development(NIPCCD) inagurated at Mohali ,Punjab
  6. First Annual Disarmament and International Security Affairs Fellowship Programmewas organised by Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi.
  7. DD Science and India Science: 2 National Level initiatives launched by DST and Prasar Bharti in field of Science Communication
BANKING & FINANCE
  1. Sovereign gold bonds on sale at Rs 3,214 a gram
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
  1. Consumer retail inflation fell 18-month-low to 2.19% in December 2018: CSO report
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
  1. Detained Chinese lawyer Yu Wensheng wins Franco-German human rights award
APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNS
  1. Ananth Narayanan, the chief executive officer of Myntra andJabong, a unit of Walmart-owned Flipkart, quit the company to pursue external opportunities.
  2. ICICI Bankappointed former SBI Managing Director B Sriram on its board as independent director for 5 years.
  3. Accenture,a Dublin based consultant firm’sCEO Pierre Nanterme steps down from his post due to his health issues.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  1. Scientists at the National Chemical Laboratory, Punesuggested that albumin can be a better indicator of diabetes
ENVIRONMENT
  1. Garbage dumps leading to shift in food habits of wild animals: study
  2. American and Dutch scientists found that yearly ice mass loss in Antarctica increased six times more in the past 40 years.
SPORTS
  1. Indian Football team’sHead Coach, Stephen Constantine resigned from his post following the exit of Indian team from the AFC Asian Cup 2019.
  2. Britishtennis player and former World No. 1, Andy Murray, because of his right hip injury, announced to retire from the game after this year’s Wimbledon if he can keep playing beyond this month’s Australian Open.
OBITUARY
  1. Malayalam Director Lenin Rajendran passed away
  2. Fields Medal-Winning Mathematician Sir Michael Atiyah passed away
  3. Former Maharashtra Minister Shivajirao Deshmukh dies

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