Global CPI rankings, Saudi Arabia, Nirav Modi +

Nigeria: Several girls were abducted two days after a Boko Haram attack on school. Government has been taking immediate action to rescue all the girls in order ease the tension among people.

Montenegro:

  • A hand grenade was thrown at the US embassy in Montenegro, no causalities have been reported.
  • Montenegro is a Balkan country of around 600,000 population, which broke from Yugoslavia and became independent in 2006. It has rugged mountains, medieval villages and beaches along its Adriatic coastline. The Bay of Kotor, resembling a fjord, is dotted with coastal churches and fortified towns such as Kotor and Herceg Novi. Durmitor National Park, home to bears and wolves, encompasses limestone peaks, glacial lakes and 1,300m-deep Tara River Canyon.

Saudi Arabia:

  • Saudi allowed women to watch football match in stadium
  • Also opened the country’s first car showroom dedicated to female customers
  • This is part of liberalization of strict rules based on gender by conservative Muslim country.
  • Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced plans to spend much on entertainment sector.

Global CPI (Corruption Perception Index) index 2017

  • Released by anti-graft watchdog Transparency International
  • India ranked 81st scoring 40 in the Global CPI (Corruption Perception Index) index out of 180 countries and territories.
  • New Zealand scored highest 89 and stood at top rank.
  • 2nd rank – Denmark scored 88,
  • 3rd rank shared by – Finland 85, Norway 85, Switzerland 85 followed by Singapore with score of 84.
  • Syria (181), South Sudan (182) and Somalia (rank 183, score 9) are placed least among all countries.
  • The index is based on perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and business people, using a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean.
  • Other rankers being: China (77), Pakistan (117), Russia (135)
  • https://www.transparency.org/news/feature/corruption_perceptions_index_2017

Maldives:

  • Maldives President Abdulla Yameen’s decision to extend Emergency for 30 more days has provoked a sharp response from New Delhi that had been trying to persuade the tiny island nation to restore democracy.
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India:

  • Flying Officer Avani Chaturvedi of Indian Air Force (IAF) first First-ever Indian woman to fly a Russian made MiG-21 fighter

Canada:

  • Canada PM Justin Trudeau visited India – toured places Golden Temple and Jama Masjid.
  • He met Idnian PM Modi and had meetings on various concerns.
  • Trudeau represent good family man who came to India with his wife and 3 children.
  • He held talks with Punjab CM Amarinder Singh on issues of agriculture and service sector.
  • Justin Pierre James Trudeau PC MP is a Canadian politician serving as the 23rd and current Prime Minister of Canada since 2015 and Leader of the Li

Kamal Hassan Political Stance:

  • Launches new party Makkal Needhi Maiam (People’s Justice Centre) for serving people honestly.
  • Party’s main agenda is to go with People, Justice and Centrist Ideology.
  • Kamal Hassan’s daughters Shruthi and Akshara joined support in Kamal’s political career.

Money laundering – PNB notice to diamond trader Nirav Modi:

  • Nirav Modi escaped from India with his family after his fraud transactions worth Rs.11, 500 crore came to the notice of CBI.
  • IT department issues notices to top clients of Nirav Modi and ceases his assets worth thousands of crores across country.
  • PNB MD and CEO Sunil Mehta said Nirav Modi is coming up repayment plan.

Health:

  • Spending too much time on watching TV diminishes the life span of people.

NASA new discovery: Scientists have developed a new waste disposal system which is built-in toilet, called Orion Crew Survival Systems Suits (OCSSS) which helps them to survive in time of emergencies without removing it for up to six days.

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