Current Affairs International - 2 September 2015

1. USA President Barack Obama approved the proposal to rename Mount McKinley, the highest mountain peak in North America, as Denali. As per the White House statement "This designation recognises the sacred status of Denali to generations of Alaska's natives." The mountain, which sits in the 6 million-acre Denali national park, has been known as Denali in Alaska since 1975.


2. Durban city in South Africa has been selected as the host for the 2022 Commonwealth Games at the Federation-s general assembly in New Zealand today. The 2022 Commonwealth Games will be held from 18th to 30th July. The Commonwealth Games are held every four years and feature athletes from over 50 countries, mostly former British colonies.