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RRB English Current Affairs 31st January 2019

INDIAN AFFAIRS
  1. Ministry of Textiles launched “Artisan Speak” held at Elephanta Caves,near mumbai to showcase GI Textiles
  2. Civil Aviation minister Suresh Pabhu launched the country’s first Geographical Indication (GI) store at Dabolim International Airport in Goa.  
  3. Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India signed an agreement with Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)for India’s participation in Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2021.  
  4. Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) launches National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP) in NewDelhi
  5. Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation(EPFO), reconstituted three new committeeson finance, investment and audit committee (FIAC), the pension and EDLI implementation committee (PEIC) and the exempted establishments’ committee (EEC).
  6. Two day 3rd International stock taking conference on tiger conservation inaugurated in New Delhi
  7. Karnataka Small Scale Industries Association (KASSIA) organized the South India MSME Summit-2019 at Bengaluru,India.
  8. 9th Hyderabad literary festival held in Hyderabad
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
  1. Dubai International (DXB) airport became the world’s busiest airport for international passengers for the fifth consecutive year in 2018.
BANKING & FINANCE
  1. IndiaFirst Life Insurance buys stake in CSC e-Governance services
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
  1. India became second largest steel producing country according to world steel association report. India has replaced Japan to attain the 2nd largest country.
  2. GST on Haj Reduced from 18% to 5%
  3. FDI grew 18% in FY18 to Rs. 28.25 lakh crore: RBI data
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
  1. Jeevan Raksha Padak awards to 48 people for saving a person’s life
  2. Kannada poet and short story writer Jayant Kaikini was entitled as the winner of the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature for his translated work“No Presents Please.”Jayant and translator Tejaswini Niranjana received the award from eminent writer Ruskin Bond.
  3. Defence minister, Nirmala Sitharamanpresented the First Prize to the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) for its representation of Tableau on ‘Kisan Gandhi’ with the theme :“Mishrit Kheti, Khushiyon Ki Kheti” under the central ministries and departments category.
  4. India bags Award of Excellence for ‘Best in Show’ at New York Times Travel Show 2019 
  5. TN bags FSSAI awards for Swasth Bharat Yatra
APPOINTMENT & RESIGNS
  1. South India based private sector lender Federal Bank appointed Dilip Sadarangani as the part-time Chairman.
SPORTS
  1. Malaysia stripped off world para swim event over Israel stance
OBITUARY
  1. Former defence minister George Fernandes passed away
IMPORTANT DAYS
  1. 30th January celebrated as World Leprosy Eradication Day. Theme for World Leprosy Day is ‘ending discrimination, stigma, and prejudice’.