GK Current Affairs - Today 8rd January 2019 - Latest Current Affairs

GK Current Affairs - Today 8rd January 2019 - Latest Current Affairs

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RBI expected to pay government up to Rs 40,000 crore interim dividend

Current Affairs The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is probably going to exchange a between time profit of up to Rs 30,000 crore to Rs 40,000 crore ($4.32 billion-$5.8 billion) to the administration by March. The assets are urgent to meet the monetary shortage focus of 3.3 percent of the GDP for the money related year finishing off with March, as the administration's income setback might be as high as Rs 1 lakh crore.

Government merged three Regional Rural Banks

Current Affairs The administration has amalgamated three Regional Rural Banks - Punjab Gramin Bank, Malwa Gramin Bank, and Sutlej Gramin Bank - into a solitary RRB with quick impact. The support banks of the RRBs are National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), the Government of Punjab and Punjab National Bank, State Bank of India and Punjab and Sind Bank.

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim to step down on February 1

Current Affairs World Bank President Jim Yong Kim on January 7 declared that he will venture down from his situation on February 1 - much before the finish of his term in 2022. Kim, 58, has been in this situation for more than six years now. Kristalina Georgieva, World Bank CEO, will expect the job of break President successful February 1.

ASI declared 6 monuments of National Importance in 2018

Current Affairs The 125-year Old High Court Building in Nagpur, Maharashtra; Two Mughal-period landmarks in Agra - Haveli of Agha Khan and Hathi Khana; The antiquated Neemrana Baori in Rajasthan's Alwar region; The Group of Temples at Ranipur Jharail in Odisha's Bolangir region; The Vishnu Temple in Kotali, Pithoragarh locale, Uttarakhand are the Six landmarks that have been recorded) In 2016 and 2017, no new landmark was incorporated into the rundown of destinations of national significance. The last landmark to be incorporated into the rundown, in 2015, was the Vishnu Temple in Nadavayal in Kerala's Wayanad locale.

Cabinet cleared the redrafted Citizenship Amendment Bill

Current Affairs The Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on the antagonistic Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 suggested that the Assam government should help settle vagrants particularly in spots which are not thickly populated, consequently, causing a lesser effect on the statistic changes and giving aid to the indigenous Assamese individuals. The Union Cabinet cleared the redrafted Citizenship Amendment Bill and it will be tabled in Parliament. The Bill prepares to give citizenship to six religious minorities: Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, Parsis, Christians, and Buddhists, from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh who came to India before 2014. The BJP-ruled Assam demonstrated solid protection from the bill as it would prepare for giving citizenship for individuals came after March 1971 in Assam, which adds weight to the State, infringing upon the Assam Accord of 1985.

Indian Navy to commission a new airbase

Current Affairs The Indian Navy is wanting to commission another airbase 100 miles north of Port Blair in the deliberately found Andaman and Nicobar islands. Naval force Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba will commission the base, INS Kohassa on January 24. This will be India's fourth air base and the third maritime air office in the archipelago, which is more nearer to Southeast Asia than to the Indian terrain, ignoring key ocean paths of correspondence and vital stifle focuses. The base will at first work choppers and Dornier short-run observation flying machine. The base can likewise go about as a substitute runway to Port Blair for nonmilitary personnel traffic if there should arise an occurrence of crises.

India born Gita Gopinath joins IMF as 1st woman Chief Economist

Current Affairs Mysore-conceived Gita Gopinath has joined International Monetary Fund (IMF) as its central financial specialist, turning into the primary lady to possess the best IMF post. She succeeds Maurice Obstfeld, who resigned on December 31. Ms. Gopinath considers the apparent withdraw from globalization as one of the best difficulties being looked at by the IMF.

Alok Verma Reinstated As CBI Chief By Supreme Court

Current Affairs Alok Verma reestablished as the CBI boss by the Supreme Court, three months after the administration stripped him of his forces and sent him on constrained leave. Alok Verma and his representative Rakesh Asthana were both sent on leave in October in the midst of an unpleasant fight between the CBI's main two. Incomparable Court strikes down CBI Chief Alok Verma's expulsion. In any case, at present, Alok Verma can't take any significant arrangement choices. Incomparable Court expressed that the High Power Committee under the DSPE Act needs to act inside seven days to consider Alok Verma's case.

Andhra's Polavaram irrigation project creates 2 Guinness world records

Current Affairs The Polavaram water system venture in Andhra Pradesh made two Guinness world records for 'pouring the most noteworthy measure of cement' and 'biggest consistent cement pour in 24 hours'. The Polavaram water system venture is situated in West Godavari area of Andhra Pradesh. The venture has entered the Guinness World Records for pouring 32,100 cubic meters of cement constant in 24 hours. The aggregate stockpiling limit of the water supply is 120,000 million cubic feet (TMC). The present record is held by a Dubai-based contracting bunch which poured 21,580 cm of cement in around 35 hours.

A Crusade Against Corruption: book by Manohar Manoj launched by Vice-Chairman of Rajya Sabha, Harivansh Narayan Singh in New Delhi 

Current Affairs A Crusade Against Chairman of Rajya Sabha, Harivansh Narayan Singh propelled Manohar Manoj's book 'A Crusade Against Corruption' at the Press Club of India in New Delhi.

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