1. Higher penalties for violating traffic rules come into force
- Indonesian President: Joko Widodo; Currency: Indonesian rupiah.
- CM of Chhattisgarh: Bhupesh Baghel.
- Governor of Chhattisgarh: Anusuiya Uikey.
- Bangladesh Capital: Dhaka; Currency: Taka; PM: Sheikh Hasina.
- Union Minister of Electronics and Information Technology: Ravi Shankar Prasad.
- Chief Executive Officer of Google: Sundar Pichai.
- Kalraj Mishra, the Governor of Himachal Pradesh, was transferred and appointed as the Governor of Rajasthan. He will replace Kalyan Singh.
- Taking over Mishra’s role as Himachal governor is former Union minister Bandaru Dattatreya.
- Tamil Nadu BJP president Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan has been appointed as the Governor of Telangana, replacing ESL Narasimhan.
- Bhagat Singh Koshyari has been appointed as the new Governor of Maharashtra. Koshyari will replace Vidyasagar Rao.
- Arif Mohammed Khan has been appointed as the Kerala governor in place of P Sathasivam.
- Chief of the Army Staff: General Bipin Rawat.
i. The Government of India has accepted the resignation of State bank of India Managing Director Anshula Kant. Now she has been appointed as the managing director and chief financial officer of the World Bank.
Static/Current Takeaways Important For RRB NTPC/IBPS RRB Mains:
- SBI Chairperson: Rajnish Kumar; Headquarters: Mumbai.
- Established: 1 July 1955.
i. IPS officer Vivek Kumar Johri took charge as the Director General (DG) of the country’s largest border guarding force, BSF. He will replace Rajni Kant Mishra.
ii. VK Johri has been serving as the Special Secretary in the external intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), under the Cabinet Secretariat. He will retire in September next year and is the 25th chief of the force.
Static/Current Takeaways Important For RRB Main 2019:
- Headquarters of BSF: New Delhi; Established: 1 December 1965.
15. 4th General Assembly of A-WEB to be held at Bengaluru
- A-WEB was established on October 14, 2013; Permanent Secretariat at: Seoul, South Korea.
- Chief Election Commissioner of India: Sunil Arora.
16. “A Short History of Indian Railways” title book penned by Rajendra B Aklekar
17. Emmy Award-winning actress Valerie Harper passes away
18. Yashaswini Deswal wins gold at ISSF World Cup
- Capital of Brazil: Brasilia; Currency of Brazil: Brazilian Real.
22. Russia to train Indian astronauts for Gaganyaan mission
- Chairman of ISRO: K. Sivan; Headquarters: Bengaluru; Established: 1969.
- Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare: Harsh Vardhan.
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