Current Affairs India - 27 January 2016

1. India has been ranked at 76th out of 168 countries in its latest Corruption Perception Index, published by the Berlin based corruption watchdog Transparency International (TI). India-s 2015 corruption perception score remains unchanged compared to last year at - 38/100. Among other BRICS countries, China has been ranked at 83rd and Brazil has been ranked at 76th, same as India-s.


While Nordic countries, Denmark, Finland and Sweden have topped the list with their clean public sectors compared to previous years, other countries including Afghanistan, North Korea and Somalia got placed at the bottom of the CPI ladder.


2. India and France signed 14 Agreements in Delhi during the State Visit of President Francois Hollande of France to India. These agreements include a MoU regarding purchase of 36 Rafale Aircrafts. Francois Hollande was the fifth French leader to be a chief guest at India-s Republic Day celebrations.


3. President Pranab Mukherjee approved the Union Cabinet-s recommendation for the imposition of President-s rule on Arunachal Pradesh after some rebel Congress MLAs joined BJP. The Union Cabinet approved the imposition of President Rule on the state after expiration of six month deadline under which the Assembly was supposed to meet.


4. India's top pistol shooter Heena Sidhu secured an Olympic place by winning the gold medal in women's 10-metre air pistol event held at the Asia Olympic Qualifiers for Shooting in New Delhi today. She shot 199.4 in the eight-women finals to finish ahead of Chinese Taipei's Tien Chia Chen and Gim Yun Mi of Korea at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range.


5. India-s Ravichandran Ashwin continued to hold on to the top spot in the all-rounders- list and retained his second position in the bowling list, as per the latest ICC Test rankings. England-s Stuart Broad leads the Bowlers ranking while Steven Smith of Australia leads the Batsmen ranking. India-s Ajinkya Rahane is the only Indian placed in the top-10, ranked at 10th place.


India arise now officially the top ranked test team in the latest ICC rankings with a rating of 110 after South Africa-s 2-1 series loss to England. India is followed by Australia and South Africa.