DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 7 NOV 2015
(Daily News India)
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1. NAVTEJ SINGH SARNA APPOINTED AS INDIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER TO UNITED KINGDOM
i. Navtej Singh Sarna appointed as Indian High Commissioner to United Kingdom.
ii. Earlier he was in the Ministry of External Affairs looking after country’s diplomatic affairs with the UK and other European nations.
iii. He has also served as Indian Ambassador to Israel.
2.'INDIA IN SHANGHAI’ CULTURAL WEEK INAUGURATED AT SHANGHAI
i. ‘India in Shanghai’ cultural week was inaugurated at China Shanghai International Arts Festival at the Shanghai Grand Theatre in china.
ii. The festival began on 16 October and will continue till 16 November 2015.
iii. The Purpose of India Culture Week is to have a better understanding of India among Chinese people.
iv. ‘Visit India Year in China’ is a tag given to year 2015 to encourage more Chinese tourists to travel to India.
3. UNION GOVERNMENT TO IMPOSE 0.5% SWACHH BHARAT CESS ON ALL SERVICES
i. Union Ministry of Finance decided to impose 0.5 percent Swachh Bharat Cess on all taxable services.
ii. It will be levied in addition to the 14 percent service tax.
iii. The amount collected from this will be used to support Swachh Bharat initiative.
iv. The Union Government is planning to spend around 134000 crore rupees by 2019 to construct 11 crore 11 lakh toilets in the country under Swachh Bharat Mission.
4. UNITED NATIONS CELEBRATED 70 YEARS OF ITS ESTABLISHMENT
i. United Nations celebrated 70 years of its establishment on 24 October 2015.
ii. To mark this historic occasion, a special Annual General Assembly was held at its headquarters in New York.
iii. The United Nation was formed on 24 October 1945 with an aim to maintain international peace and security and achieve international co-operation in solving international problems of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian character.
5. RBI ISSUED GUIDELINES FOR INTERNET BANKING FOR COOPERATIVE BANKS
i. Reserve Bank of India issued guidlines on Internet Banking for all licensed cooperative banks including Urban Cooperative Banks, Cooperative Banks and Districts Co-operative Banks.
ii. These guidelines relate to Internet Banking facility and Internet Banking with Transaction facility.
iv. All licensed Urban Cooperative Banks, Cooperative Banks and Districts Co-operative Banks which have implemented Core Banking Solution and migrated to Internet Protocol Version 6 may offer Internet Banking facility to their customers, without prior approval of RBI.
6. 21ST INCOFYRA TO BE HELD IN BENGALURU IN 2016
i. The 21st International Conference on Frontiers in Yoga Research and its Applications will be held at Prashanti Kutiram, Bengaluru.
ii. The event will began from 3 to 7 January in 2016.
iii. The theme of the conference is ‘Yoga in Integrated Healthcare Systems’
iv. The conference targets to promote the research findings in the field of medicine, Dialectology, Cardiology and Mental Health.