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RRB English Current Affairs 2nd February 2019

INDIAN AFFAIRS
  1. Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry approves construction of 4 lakh houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban). It makes the total numbers of houses to about 71.5 lakh.
  2. Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) proposes three modelsthrough which the states can implement the scheme.
  3. India’s unemployment rate hit 4 decade high of 6.1%in 2017-18 ; says NSSO Survey
  4. Government renames DIPP as Department for promotion Of Industry and Internal Trade
  5. BESAFE’s 3rdAnnual Conference on ‘Measurable impacts of behavioural based safety implementation in Indian Industry’ held in New Delhi
  6. Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar inaugurated new Campus of the National Museum Institute in Noida.
  7. Punjab govt gave approval for ‘Smart Village Campaign’ worth of Rs 385 crores
BANKING & FINANCE
  1. Ujjivan Small Finance Bank launches Kisan Suvidha loan product for small and marginal farmers
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
  1. Israel Aerospace industries announces agreement worth $93 million with Indian Navy Cochin Shipyard
  2. Nielsen study the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry is likely to grow between 11% and 12% in 2019which is a little lower than 8% in 2018.
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
  1. Republic Day Parade: Gorkha Brigade wins best marching contingent award
APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNS
  1. Vice Admiral MS Pawar, AVSM, VSM Assumes Charge as Deputy Chief of The Naval Staff
  2. Punit Goenka re-elected as new BARC India chairman
  3. Lt Gen Rajeev Chopra takes over as NCC Director General
  4. Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar took charge as Western Naval Command chief
  5. P C Mohanan and J V Meenakshi resigned from National Statistical Commission
  6. ICICI Bankdecided to terminate the contract of former Managing Director and CEO Chanda Kochhar
ACQUISITION & MERGER
  1. Paytm acquired Night Stay(hotel booking platform)for 70 mn
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  1. World’s largest digital sky survey issues biggest-ever astronomical data release
  2. Scientists Developed Artificial Pancreas Smartphone App For Diabetics
SPORTS
  1. ICC roped in Coca-Cola as official sponsor
OBITUARY
  1. Former umpire Dara Dotiwalla, who officiated in the famous tied Test match between India and Australia passed away