28 September 2018 Current Affairs

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Finland topped in ‘Human Capital’ score, India ranked 158th
India ranks 158th in the world for its investments in education and health care, according to the first-ever scientific study ranking countries for their levels of human capital. The nation is placed behind Sudan (ranked 157th) and ahead of Namibia (ranked 159th) in the list.

28 September: World Rabies Day
World Rabies Day is celebrated on 28 September. It is celebrated annually to raise awareness about rabies prevention and to highlight progress in defeating this horrifying disease.

Govt constitutes Lokpal search committee
The Centre constituted an eight-member search committee, to be headed by former Supreme Court judge Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai, to recommend the chairperson and members of the anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal. The search committee is a major step towards setting up of the Lokpal.

RBI eases cash reserve rules to ease Liquidity
The Reserve Bank of India allowed banks to dip further into statutory cash reserves in a bid to ease a liquidity squeeze afflicting the nation’s money markets. As per the RBI, banks could ‘carve out’ up to 15% of holdings under the statutory liquidity reserves to meet their liquidity coverage ratio (LCR) requirements as compared to 13% now.

Europe retained Laver cup tennis crown
Roger Federar and Alexander Zverev won clutch singles matches as team europe beat team world by 13-8 to retain the Laver cup 2018. In the individual match, Roger Federar defeated American Jon Isner and Zverev defeated.

Additional charge for NDRF chief Sanjay Kumar
National Disaster Response Force chief Sanjay Kumar was given additional charge of the post of Director General of Fire Service, Civil Defence and Home Guards.

India ranks 96th; HK, Singapore retain top spot: Economic Freedom Index
According to a study named Economic Freedom in the World by Centre for Civil Society (CCS) along with Canada’s Fraser Institute, India stands at 96th rank out of 162 countries in economic freedom. Among the BRICS nations, Russia and South Africa are ahead of India at 87th and 94th place and China and Brazil are behind it at 108th and 144th positions.

Indian Origin teen wins Social Progress ‘Oscar’
Goalkeepers Global Goals Awards also known as Oscar for Social Progress was given to three individuals.
Campaign Award: Amika George
Cnangemaker Award: Nadia Murad
Progress Award: Dysmus Kisilu


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