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RRB English Current Affairs 18th January 2019

INDIAN AFFAIRS
  1. Suresh Prabhu inaugurates Global Aviation Summit 2019 in Mumbai
  2. PM inaugurated spiritual circuit development project in Kerala
  3. SC issues notice to Centre against order allowing agencies to monitor computers
  4. “Jai Kisan Rin Mukti Yojana”scheme was launched by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister  Kamal Nath.It is Rs 50,000 crore farm loan waiver scheme for farmers.
  5. India-Myanmar bilateral army exercise, IMBEX begun at Chandimandir , headquarters of the Western Command in Chandigarh.
  6. First one- day Turtle Festival celebrated in Puri, Odisha to promoteconservation of olive ridley turtles
  7. 55-day long Kumbh Mela 2019commenced with the Shahi Snan of Akharas at Sangam- the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and the mystical Saraswati -at Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh.
  8. Finance Ministryannounced constitution of a 7-member Group of Ministers (GoM) under the title ‘GoM for boosting Real Estate Sector under the GST regime’.
  9. Shri Hardeep S. Puri, Minister of State (I/C) for Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA)launched the “Global Housing Technology Challenge-India” (GHTC- India) in New Delhi.
  10. Union Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkariinaugurated the three-day long 9th International Micro irrigation conference at Aurangabad, Maharashtra.
  11. Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2018, one out of every four Class 8students in rural India is unable to read.
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
  1. Bengaluru pipped Hyderabad to top list of world’s most dynamic cities: 6thCity Momentum Index by JLL. The report is titled: ‘JLL City Momentum: The World’s Top 20 Most Dynamic Cities’.
  2. London-based, Times Higher Education (THE)released the Emerging Economies University Rankings 2019 report which shows that India has improved its ranking and secured a higher position with 49 institutions making it to the list.
BANKING & FINANCE
  1. Finance ministryand the Reserve Bank of India will work towards the prompt corrective action (PCA) framework for stressed banks.
  2. Finance Ministryasked the public sector banks to bring down the government’s equity to at least 52 per cent in the first phase.
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
  1. India to buy $5 billion oil, gas from US & spend $18 billion in defence
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
  1. Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries, Mukesh Ambaniwho is also the Richest Indian, has been featured in the Top “Global Thinkers 2019”ranking released by the prestigious Foreign Policy publishing.
  2. Hindu Literary Prize 2018 Winner list announced at The Hindu Lit for Life 2019
  3. India’s Satyarup Siddhanta became World’s Youngest Mountaineer to climb 7 Peaks, 7 Volcano Summits
APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNS
  1. Former ESPN-Star Sports CEO Manu Sawhney appointed ICC’s chief executive
  2. Boxing Federation of India (BFI) appointed India’s first Commonwealth Games gold medalistin boxing, Mohammed Ali Qamar, as chief coach for the country’s women pugilists.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  1. SpaceX-CRS-16 Dragon craft departed from the International Space Station
ENVIRONMENT
  1. Death of George the tree snail marked the first extinction of 2019
SPORTS
  1. 1st National EMRS National Sports Meet, 2019 held at Hyderabad
  2. Chennai’s Gukesh Crowned India’s Youngest Grandmaster
  3. Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cechannounced his retirement after having a career spanning 20 years in football.
  4. Karlovic becomes oldest man in 40 yrs to win an Aus Open match
OBITUARY
  1. Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP)Vishnu Hari Dalmia passed away

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