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RRB English Current Affairs 23rd January 2019

INDIAN AFFAIRS
  1. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman launched a series of projects as a part of the Tamil Nadu Defence Industrial Corridor in 
  2. Aadhaar Cardhas been added in the valid travel documents and now Indians under 15 and over 65 age can travel to Nepal and Bhutan if they have a valid Aadhaar Card.
  3. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced in a video conference on “Ama Gaon, Ama Bikash”a hike of Rs 200 per month in the social security pension underMadhu Babu Pension Yojana (MBPY)
  4. UP government announced to give a monthly pension of Rs.500,which is Rs.100 more than earlier monthly Pension to the destitute person.
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
  1. Indians biggest supporters of international aid: WEF global survey
  2. 4th Arab Economic and Social Development Summit Held In Beirut,Lebanon
BANKING & FINANCE
  1. Nepal ‘s Central bank announces to ban the use of Indian rupee notes above 100
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
  1. Dell Launches India’s First PolicyHack for Teachers
  2. India to knock Down UK In Largest Economy Rankings:PwC
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
  1. Centre for Advanced Materials of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) chose Eminent Scientist and Bharat Ratnarecipient CNR Rao for the first Sheikh Saud International Prize for Materials Research.
  2. BJP MP Anurag Thakur honoured with Jury Committee Special award at the 10th Edition of Sansad Ratna Awardsceremony organised by city-based Prime Point Foundation in Chennai.
  3. US Based Indian poet Ranjani Muraliwas awarded with the “Woman’s Voice Award” with Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival (AKLF),Kolkatta,WestBengal.
APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNS 
  1. Madagascar president, Andry Rajoelina, has sworn into office  after taking the oath in Antananarivo before nine judges of the High Constitutional Court.He Succeeds Hery Rajaonarimampianina.
  2. Shri Indu Shekhar Jhawas appointed the member of Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) and Shri Lalchharlian Pachuau was appointed as a member of Joint Electricity Regulation Commission for Manipur and Mizoram by Power Ministry.
  3. Flipkart promotes Rishi Vasudev to head Myntra-Jabong’s fashion & lifestyle categories
  4. Constitutional court of Democratic Republic of Congoconfirmed the President’s election victory of Felix Tshisekedi of UDPS party making path for the first peaceful, democratic transfer of Power since Congo’s Independence in 1960.He Succeeds the Outgoing President Joseph Kabila.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  1. Powerful Delta 4 Heavy rocket carrying a U.S. spy satellite lifted off from California.
  2. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)has released the Tele-density data of India which stated that the total number of mobile phone subscribers in India was 1,031.28 million during the month November,2018.
  3. Microsoft India has launched a new e-commerce platform re-weave.infor handloom weavers under its Project ReWeave.
SPORTS
  1. Khelo India Youth Games: Hosts Maharashtra finish top with 228 medals 
  2. World Championship bronze medallist Assam’s Lovlina Borgohainclaimed the gold medal while Haryana boxer Manisha Moun had to settle with silver at the Women’s National Boxing Championships held at the JSW Sports’ Inspire Institute of Sports, Vijayanagara, Karnataka.
  3. India’s Ankita Rainawon the International Tennis Federation’s (ITF) 25,000-dollar Women’s tournament in Singapore by defeating top seed and world number 122 Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands
OBITUARY
  1. Siddaganga mutt seer Sri Shivakumara Swamiji passed away
  2. Former CIA agent Tony Mendez, who inspired the Oscar-winning film Argo, has died at the age of 78 due to Parkinson’s Disease in Frederick, Maryland.