Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Highlights of major events that took place this week:


Rafael Nadal wins French Open Men’s Singles; Maria Sharapova becomes Women’s Singles champion

Spain’s Rafael Nadal, the current World no. 1 Tennis player, defeated Serbian player and World no. 2 Novak Djokovic to win the Men’s singles title in the French Open 2014. The victory made Nadal the first tennis player to have won 5 consecutive French Open titles. This was Nadal’s 9th French Open title and his 14th Grand Slam title. This equals him to legendary player Pete Sampras who also has 14 Grand Slam Singles titles, only 3 behind the leader Roger Federer who has 17.

In the second longest match for a women's singles final in the French Open, Russia’s Maria Sharapova defeated Simon Halep of Romania to win the women’s singles title. This was Maria’s fifth Grand Slam title and the second one at French Open.

(Picture courtesy - The New York Times)


World Environment Day celebrated on 5th June

World Environment Day was celebrated across the world on 5th of June. This year, the event is being globally hosted by Barbados, a small Caribbean island, leading the way in solar energy. Barbados is the first Small Island Developing State to host the World Environment Day. The theme for this year is `Small Island Developing States and Climate Change`, and the official slogan is `Raise Your Voice, Not the Sea Level`. Environmentalists and leaders from governmental, non-governmental organisations, and NGOs met at the conference to chalk out plans for environmental protection.


RBI eases documentary address-proof norms helping migrant and transferrable workers

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has eased the norms for documentary address-proof and said that henceforth customers may submit only one proof of address, either current or permanent, while opening a bank account or while undergoing periodic updation. In case the proof of address furnished by the customer is not the local address or the address where the customer is currently residing, the bank may take a declaration of the local address on which all correspondence will be made by the bank with the customer. No proof needs to be submitted for such local address. The RBI eased the rigorous customer verification norms keeping in mind migrant workers or transferrable employees, who have to change locations quite often.

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