Current Affairs India - 3-4-5 June 2016

1. India has been ranked at 70th position among 163 countries as per the Good Country 2015 index published this week. The report ranked a total of 163 countries taking 35 different UN and World Bank indices into account, including global contributions to science, culture, peace and security, climate change and health and equality.


As per the ranking, the top ten best countries in the world are Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, the UK, Germany, Finland, Canada, France, Austria and New Zealand. Libya was ranked as the least "good" country in the world.


2. Two Indian-origin women, Neerja Sethi and Jayshree Ullal, have been included in the Forbes' annual list of America's 60 wealthiest and most successful self-made women entrepreneurs. India-born Neerja Sethi, co founder of IT consulting and outsourcing firm Syntel with her husband Bharat Desai, ranked at 16th on 'America's Richest Self-made Women' list while President and CEO of Arista Networks, Jayshree Ullal has been ranked at 30th position in the list.


3. N.K.Chari has been appointed as the new Managing Director of State Bank of Mysore. Before this appointment, he served as the Deputy Managing Director of State Bank of India.


4. Senior IPS Officer, Navin Agarwal, has been appointed the Director General (DG)/ Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA). He has been appointed for 5 years.


5. Indian Banker, Raghavan Seetharaman, Group CEO of Doha Bank, was awarded with the 'Green Economy Visionary award' at the 2016 Union of Arab Banks International Banking Summit held in Rome this week for his contribution in environment-friendly activities and for promoting green economy for nearly two decades.


6. Asia-s oldest stock exchange, Bombay Stock Exchange has received the Reserve Bank of India-s approval to start an online bidding platform for Sovereign Gold Bond scheme. The exchange plans to offer an online bidding platform for collecting bids from members and their clients for the SGB issue. This bidding platform is part of the iBBS (Internet-based Book Building System) exchange-s existing web-based online bidding platform for IPO, Offer for Sale, and offer to buy issues.


7. Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar has been chosen to be part of Kerala government's awareness campaign against alcohol and drugs. The announcement was made on 1st june by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan stating that Tendulkar has given his consent for the same.


8. Famous Indian tennis star Leander Paes completed a 'Career Slam' in mixed doubles with his Swiss partner Martina Hingis after defeating Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig pair in Paris. It was 18th Grand Slam title for him and 10th in the mixed doubles.