Current Affairs Global - 27 November 2014

1. The 18th SAARC Summit was concluded at Kathamandu today as the Chairperson of the Summit and Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala declared the Summit closed. He announced that the19th SAARC Summit will be held at Islamabad in 2016.


SAARC Framework Agreement on Energy (Electricity) Cooperation was signed among the SAARC member countries in this summit which will enable SAARC member nations to cooperate in the power sector and to trade electricity among themselves.


2. Australia and New South Wales batsman Phillip Hughes passed away today at a Sydney hospital after being hit on the head by a bouncer during a Sheffield Shield game on Tuesday. He was just 25 years old and considered to be a rising star of Australian Cricket. He felt unconscious after the accident and had been in critical condition after doctors performed emergency brain surgery. It is definitely a sad day for the sports.


He became the youngest player to score a century in each innings of a Test when he achieved the feat against South Africa in his second appearance. He played 26 Tests, 25 ODIs and a solitary Twenty20 international match.