Current Affairs Global - 13 September 2012

 1. QS World University Rankings 2011-2012 for Best Universities across the world has been published and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) secured the 1st rank followed by Cambridge University and Harvard University. This is the first time MIT has managed to secure 1st Rank in the ranking.

2. Shortlist for 2012 Man Booker Prize is out. Apart from India-s Jeet Thayil, five other shortlisted books are: Tan Twan Eng-s -The Garden of Evening Mists-,Deborah Levy-s -Swimming Home-, Hilary Mantel-s -Bring up the Bodies-, Alison Moore-s -The Lighthouse and Will Self-s Umbrella-. The winner of the 2012 prize will be announced on 16th October.