Current Affairs India - 27-28 June 2016

1. India has been ranked at 105th out of 130 countries based on the World Economic Forum's Human Capital Index, which measures countries- ability to nurture, develop and deploy talent for economic growth, as per data released by the World Economic Forum (WEF). Finland topped the index.


2. India has joined the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) as its 35th member in order to enhance its non proliferation credentials. This also marks India's first entry into any multilateral export control regime and it will improve its own export controls, which will help it to justify transferring sensitive technology to India in front of other MTCR members.


3. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has appinted NS Vishwanathan as the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). He is currently working as an executive director at the RBI since April 2014 and overseeing the banking regulation and non-banking department. He will succeed H R Khan, who will retire on 3rd July.


4. An Indian social entrepreneur Zubaida Bai, has been named among 10 "champions and pioneers" by United Nation chief Ban Ki-moon under the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative that calls on companies to align with universal principles of human rights, environment, and anti-corruption. Zubaida Bai is the founder of 'AYZH' which is a for-profit social venture providing health and livelihood solutions to impoverished women worldwide. 


5. Spiritual guru shri shri Ravi Shankar was awarded with the honorary fellowship by national Indian students and alumni union (NISAU) in UK for his contributions to world peace and culture. NISAU mentioned Guru Ravi Shankar's efforts towards a violence-free society, his social and cultural contributions to India and for furthering Yoga, Meditation and Spiritual Studies in a global context.


6. Senior World Bank official Sujoy Bose has been appointed as the CEO of national Investment and infrastructure Fund (NIIF). Currently, he is working as the Director and Global Co-Head, Infrastructure and Natural Resources, International Finance Corporation(IFC), Washington DC.


7. Famous Malayalam theatre artiste Kavalam Narayana Panicker passed away in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. He was 88. His famous works include Madhyamaka Yogam, Kalidasa's Vikramorvasiyam, Shakuntalam, Karnabharam, Bhasa's Urubhangam, Swapnavasavadattam and Doota Vakyam. He was awarded with Sangeet Natak Akademi award in 1983 and with Sangeet Natak Akademi fellowship in 2002. He also received the Padma Bhushan in 2007.