DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 7 AUG 2015
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1. SMART HUMSAFAR PLAN STARTED BY SBI LIFE INSURANCE
i. SBI Life Insurance started Smart Humsafar, a unique plan which offers multiple benefits of savings and insurance cover for husband and wife under a single policy.
ii. In case of death of one of the spouses, a payment of sum assured is made to the surviving spouse.
Head of SBI: Arundhati Bhattacharya
2. ASEAN FOREIGN MINISTERS’ MEET HELD IN ,MALAYSIA
i. The 48th ASEAN foreign Ministers’ meet was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
ii. The meet was chaired by Anifah Aman, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia.
iii. The theme of this ASEAN meet is "Our People, Our Community, Our Vision",
iv. The motive of the Theme is to create an ASEAN Community which is truly people-oriented, people-centred comprising all areas of cooperation.
v. The ASEAN foreign ministers meet was participated by India’s Minister of State for External Affairs of India Gen (Retd) VK Singh.
3. RBI ALLOWS BANKS TO SHIFT, MERGE OR CLOSE BRANCHES IN URBAN AREAS
i. Reserve Bank of India has allowed banks to shift, merge or close branches in urban areas, except in rural areas, at their own discretion.
ii. The central bank said that customers of the branch should be informed well in time before actual shifting, merger or closure of the office.
iii. RBI said shifting, merger, or closure of any rural branch as well as a sole semi urban branch would require approval of the District Consultative Committee or District Level Review Committee.
4. INDIA AND MYANMAR SIGNED AGREEMENT TO SET UP CESDT
i. India and Myanmar inked an agreement to set up Centre of Excellence in Software Development and Training (CESDT) in Myanmar.
ii. The project will avail setting up of a state of the art Information and Communication Technology Centre, imparting intensive teachers training, extending support for ICT curriculum development
iii. The agreement was signed in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia during the ASEAN Meet.
President of Myanmar: Thein Sein
Myanmar Capital: Naypyidaw
Myanmar Currency: Burmese kyat
5. 4G SERVICES LAUNCHED BY BHARTI AIRTEL IN INDIA
i. Bharti Airtel launched pan-India 4G high-speed data services.
ii. The service was launched in 296 towns across India and it will be available to customers through 4G-enabled mobile phones, internet dongles and Wi-Fi routers.
iii. Airtel the largest telecom company of India became the first company to roll out the pan-India 4G network.