Current Affairs Global - 23 October 2013

1. Mayanmar-s opposition political party leader Aung Suu Kyi received the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought at Strasbourg, France. She was chosen for the award by the European Parliament in 1990 when she was under house arrest. She also won the Nobel Prize for peace in 1991, considered to be the highest honor for Peace.


2. Spain's economy has emerged from recession after growing for the first time in more than two years in the second quarter (July to September). Spain's gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 0.1% between July and September. Spain's economy has been struggling ever since the credit crisis struck in 2008.


3. Nobel Prize winning economist, Lawrence R Klein, passed away last weekend in Gladwyne, near Philadelphia. He was 93. He developed the statistical models there known as the Wharton Models which got him his Nobel Prize in 1980 in Economics.


4. Famous Singer Noel Harrison passed away at his home in Devon yesterday. He was 79. He was best known for recording the hit song -The Windmills of Your Mind- on The Thomas Crown Affair soundtrack.  It won best song at the 1968 Oscars and was later covered by artists including Dusty Springfield.