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RRB English Current Affairs 6th January 2019

INDIAN AFFAIRS
  1. Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi’sone day visit to Imphal, Manipur, he inaugurated 12 projects worth over Rs. 1500 
  2. Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Shri Parshottam Rupalainformed that the Government had launched a Global Environment Facility (GEF) assisted project namely, “Green – Ag: Transforming Indian Agriculture for global environment benefits and the conservation of critical biodiversity and forest landscapes” in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) during September, 2018.
  3. Parliament following the approval from the Rajya-Sabhapassed a National Council for Teacher Education (Amendment) Bill(NCTE), 2018 to provide retrospective recognition to central and state government funded institutions offering Ed and related courses that are not recognized under the NCTE Act.
  4. Parliament passed the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2018 that seeks to do away with the no-detention policy in schools.
  5. Parliamentary panel, which keeps track of assurances given by ministers, presented its latest report on Western Ghatson the floor of the Rajya Sabha.
  6. Ministry of Cultureannounced that Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) declared monuments as ‘protected and of national importance’ under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958, in 
  7. In the latest ranking of Singapore’sAsia Competitiveness Institute’s (ACI)Ease of Doing Business (EDB) index 2018, Andhra Pradesh emerged on top of the 21 states of India that were considered for the ranking,While Maharashtra and Delhi came in second and third place, respectively.
  8. 11 projects were approved to revive the mythical Saraswati River at the meeting of Haryana Saraswati Heritage Development Board(HSHDB) headed by Haryana Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
BANKING & FINANCE
  1. According to the Reserve Bank of India’s Report on Trend and Progress of Banking in India 2017-18, India witnessed a jump of 159 per centto almost Rs.110 crore, from Rs.42.3 crore in 2017-18.
  2. ICICI Bank,in a first-of-its-kind programme, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Small Business FinCredit India Pvt. Ltd. (SBFC), a systemically important Non-Banking Finance Company for entrepreneurs, to jointly provide credit worth up to Rs 1 crore to MSMEs for a tenure of 15
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
  1. ecurities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), the market regulator has allowed custodial services in the commodity derivatives marketenabling participation of institutional investors, including mutual funds, in the segment.
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
  1. 30 years old former National level Volleyball player turned mountaineer, Arunima Sinhabecame the world’s first female amputee to climb Mount Vinson, the highest peak of 
  2. Manoj Das, an eminent English and Odia Litterateur received the “Kabi Samrat Upendra Bhanja National Award for Lifetime Achievement” in literature during 53rdFoundation day ceremony organized by the Berhampur University, Odisha.
  3. 15-year old Wahengbam Lamnganba Singh from Manipur, selected by Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW) for receiving National Bravery Award
APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNS
  1. Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, the senior most judge of the Supreme Court, was appointed as the new Chief Justice of Pakistan.
  2. PayU India’s CEO Amrish Raujoined as the head of financial technology partnerships and investments for Naspers’ fintech business. Nasper is South African parent of 
SPORTS
  1. Rishabh Pant 1st ever Indian wicketkeeper to slam Test ton in Australia
  2. Pujara faces 1258 balls in Australia series, breaks Dravid’s record