Current Affairs Global - 28 September 2013

1. World Rabies Day is observed today (28th September 2013) across the globe to raise awareness about the impact of rabies disease. The theme for 2013 is -Rabies: Understand it to defeat it.- The World Rabies Day is observed each year on 28th September- on the death anniversary of Louis Pasteur who developed the first rabies vaccine.


2. Malala Yousafzai, Pakinstani education rights campaigner, was presented with the 2013 Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award (Harvard Humanitarian of the year) by Harvard University. She received the award by Dr Allen Counter, Director of the Harvard Foundation for her contribution in promoting the education among girls.


3. The UN Security Council voted unanimously to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons stockpile, a landmark decision aimed at taking poison gas off the battlefield in the escalating 2 1/2-year conflict.


4. Misss Philippines Megan Young was crowned Miss World 2013 at the Bali Nasa Dua Convention Center in Bali, Indonesia today. Miss France, Marine Lorphelin finished as the first runner-up and Miss Ghana Carranzar Naa Okailey Shooter was the second runner up. Megan Young was crowned by last year's winner, Miss World 2012 Yu Wenxia of China PR. She beat 127 contestants from all across the world to emerge victorious.


5. Tiger Woods was named U.S. PGA Tour player of the year for the 11th time on the strength of his five big wins and return to No. 1 in the world. It was the third time Woods won the Jack Nicklaus Award despite not winning a major.