News Updates & Current Affairs 3 August 2015
Read below for 6 key Current Affairs 3 August 2015
1. India to host 2nd Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC)
India will host second edition meeting of Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) on 21 August 2015 in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
The meeting will be attended by the heads of 14 island nations from Indo-Pacific oceanic region. It is seen as India’s first step towards greater engagement with the region, which is important from geostrategic and economic standpoint. Read More
2. Folger appointed MD, CEO of Mercedes-Benz India
Mercedes-Benz on Monday said it has appointed Roland S Folger as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of its India operations, replacing Eberhard Kern who will assume a new role for the European market.
Under the leadership of Eberhard Kern during the past three years, the growth strategy of Mercedes-Benz India has been enhanced including the expansion of production capacity, as well as extension of network and product portfolio, the company said in a statement. Read More
3. HDFC Bank’s new initiative – Dhanchayat
HDFC Bank has launched ‘Dhanchayat’, an educational film to raise awareness on the dangers of borrowing money from unorganised sources.
This film has been launched under the aegis of Swachh Banking, the bank’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative. Read More
4. US country singer Lynn Anderson passes away
United States country singer Lynn Anderson passed away after she suffered a heart attack in Nashville, US. She was 67.
She was best known for her 1971 worldwide hit I Never Promised You a from Rose Garden. Lynn Anderson was born in North Dakota and was raised in Sacramento, California.
She was daughter of two country songwriters and started her career at the age of 6. Her other US hits are How Can I Unlove You?, You’re My Man and Top of the World. Read More
5. HDFC Bank ties up with Snapdeal for co-branded credit card
India’s second largest private sector lender, HDFC Bank and online marketplace Snapdeal jointly launched co branded e-commerce credit card today.
The card is aimed at getting Snapdeal’s customers, 70 per cent of whom are from smaller cities and towns, to make online payments instead of availing the cash on delivery option. Read More
6. India women’s team wins silver in World Archery Championship
Indian women’s recurve archery team has won silver medal in World Archery Championship held in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Indian women’s team included trio of Laxmirani Majhi, Deepika Kumari, and Rimil Buriuly.
In the final match of World Championship they lost to Russia by 4-5 score. Read More
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