Current Affairs Global - 10 October 2014

1. Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarth and Pakistani activist for girl-s education Malala Yousufzai have been chosen for the Nobel peace prize for the year 2014, as announced by the Norwegian Nobel Committee today. This is an important news for both from India and Pakistan have shared the biggest peace prize.

Kailash Satyarthi, who runs NGO Bachpan Bachao Aandolan has maintained the tradition of Mahatma Gandhi and headed various forms of peaceful protests with focus on the grave exploitation of children for financial gain.

Malala Yousufzai is also a symbol of peace after she was shot by Taliban in October 2012 in Pakistan for endorsing girl-s education. At her age of 17, she is the youngest recipient of the prize.

2. Apple has been ranked as the world's most valuable brand with brand value of nearly USD 119 billion followed by Google at USD 107 billion, as per the Interbrand Best Global Brands annual report. Social networking giant Facebook has been the biggest riser in the chart at 29th spot with a brand value increasing by 86% to USD14.3 billion from USD 562 million.

Coca Cola secured the third place followed by IBM, Microsoft, GE, Samsung, Toyota, McDonald-s and Merc-Benz in the list of top 10 brands.