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RRB English Current Affairs 8th January 2019

INDIAN AFFAIRS
  1. Ministry of Human Resource Developmentconstituted a task force to look into the circumstances of reported suicides of 49 students, including Dalits and Adivasi students, of residential Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) between 2013 and 2017.
  2. Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India has notified a High-level committee of nine members under the chairmanship of Shri M.P. Bezbarauahfor implementation of Clause VI of the Assam Accord.
  3. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naiduunveiled various welfare scheme for the marginalized and economically backward Brahmins through AP Brahmin Welfare Corporation such as distribution of Cars to the Unemployed Brahmin youths, loans and subsidies.
  4. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaikannounced interest-free loans of up to 3 lakh for six lakh women self-help groups (WSHGs) benefitting about 70 lakh women in Odisha.
  5. 30th Edition of 9-day long International Kite Festival kicks off in Ahmedabad,Gujarat
  6. Secunderabad Railway Station, in Hyderabad, became the first railway station of South Central Railway (SCR)zone to hoist a huge tricolour on a 100-foot tall pole.
  7. Airport Authority of India (AAI) signedMoU with Society for Applied Microwave Electronics Engineering and Research (SAMEER) for joint research programs in the field of Communication Navigation and Surveillance (CNS).
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
  1. Iranian council known as the Expediency Councilapproved an anti-money laundering bill to ease trade
BANKING & FINANCE
  1. RBI limits customer liability in fraudulent PPI transactions
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
  1. Veteran journalist Dinu Randive conferred with lifetime achievement award: Mantralaya and Vidhimandal Vartahar Sangh
  2. National Awards conferred to 97 Anganwadi Workers under ICDS Scheme by Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi in NewDelhi
APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNS
  1. Pentagon chief of staff Kevin Sweeney resigned
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  1. Lunar rover Yutu-2 or Jade Rabbit-2 of the Chang’e-4spacecraft made the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the moon.
SPORTS
  1. 16-year-old Indian Footballer Rohit Danubecame I-League’s youngest ever goal-scorer while scoring a goal on the ongoing match against Aizawl FC at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Aizawl, Mizoram
  2. Hopman Cup: Roger Federer & Belinda Bencic retain title for Switzerland
  3. 24thEdition of ATP World Tour Tennis tournament, Maharashtra Open – 2019 also known as Tata Open Maharashtra organized by Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) was held in Pune, Maharashtra.

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