Current Affairs Global - 18 June 2015

1. Iceland continues to remain at top position in the list as the world's most peaceful place as per Global Peace Index 2015 while Syria has replaced Afghanistan as the most violent place. Iceland is followed by Denmark (2nd), Austria (3rd), New Zealand (4th), Switzerland (5th), Finland (6th), Canada (7th), Japan (8th), Australia (9th) and Czech Republic (10th).


2. US Federal Reserve has left the key rate unchanged at 0-0.25 per cent in its policy announcement on Wednesday. As per US Fed announcement, the US economy is growing moderately and an interest rate increase will be done by the end of the year. The Feb also projected the labor market to improve continuously.