Current Affairs International - 27 September 2015

1. The 193-Member United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) formally adopted the Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development on 25th September 2015 along with a set of new Global Goals with a universal, integrated and transformative vision for a better world.


The 2030 Agenda and the Global Goals were adopted during the UN Sustainable Development Summit that is being held at the UN headquarters in New York. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is an agenda for people to end poverty in all its forms. It is composed of 17 goals and 169 targets to wipe out poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change over the next 15 years.


2. German Car maker Volkswagen-s board has named Matthias Mueller, the head of the group-s Porsche unit, to be the new CEO of the company who will lead the car maker during its new growing emissions-rigging scandal. He will succeed previous CEO, Martin Winterkorn, who quit the job this week over the scandal.


3. Baseball legend Yogi Berraof the United States passed away this week. He was 90. He had played 19 seasons in Major League Baseball(MLB) from 1946 to 1963 and he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972.  He is one of the 5 players who won the American League Most Valuable Player Award for3 times


4. Leading Formula 1champion Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes team won the Japanese Grand Prix Formula one race held today. This is his eighth victory of this season. With this win, he equaled legendary racer Ayrton Senna's tally of 41 victories.


His teammate Lewis Hamilton secured second place followed by Ferrari-s Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari-s Kimi Raikkonen and Valtteri Bottas of Williams-Mercedes. Force India continued with their impressive performance in the Japanese GP as Nico Hulkenberg was the sixth driver to cross the chequered flag who started the race in the 13th position.