- 1 India Ranks 177 on Global Environment Performance Index 2018
- 2 Maharashtra Govt, Quebec sign pact for greater economic corporation
- 3 United States, Canada and Mexico win bid to host World Cup 2026
- 4 Indian- American Dhivya Suryadevara to become CEO of General Motors
- 5 Sulabh Founder Bindeshwar Pathak honoured with Japan’s Nikkei Asia Prize
- 6 Latest Current Affairs
India Ranks 177 on Global Environment Performance Index 2018
India came in second last on the Global Environment Performance Index (EPI Rankings), getting 177th Rank spot out of 180 countries with an EPI Score of just 30.57
Burundi is last with an EPI Score of 27.43
Switzerland is the Top Ranking Nation on the EPI, with a score of 87.42. This is followed by France and Denmark, registering scores of 83.95 and 81.60 respectively.
India has an Air Quality Score of 5.75 which is lower than China (14.39) and Pakistan (15.69).
Maharashtra Govt, Quebec sign pact for greater economic corporation
The Maharashtra Government and Canada’s Quebec province have signed the pact to increase the economic co-operation.
Key areas to focus are Information Technology, Biotechnology, Artificial Intelligence, and Welfare of the Tribal Community.
CM Devendra Fadnavis signed the MoU with the Canadian PM Phillippe Couillard.
United States, Canada and Mexico win bid to host World Cup 2026
The United States, Mexico and Canada won the right to host the 2026 FIFA Football World Cup.
The three nations beat Morocco in a vote by FIFA Member nations in Moscow.
The North – American bid received 134 of the 203 Votes, Morocco won 65 Votes.
The FIFA World Cup will return to North America for the first time since 1994 when the United States hosted the tournament.
The FIFA World Cup 2018 is being held at Russia; the FIFA World Cup 2022 will be held in Qatar.
Indian- American Dhivya Suryadevara to become CEO of General Motors
Indian- American Dhivya Suryadevara has been named the Chief Finance Officer (CFO) of the USA’s largest automaker, General Motors (GM).
Suryadevara is currently the vice-president of corporate finance at GM.
She will take over Chuck Stevens, the General Motors present CFO on 1st September this year.
GM’s CEO is also a woman – Mary Barra. Marry and Dhivya are the first women in their respective positions in the auto-industry.
Sulabh Founder Bindeshwar Pathak honoured with Japan’s Nikkei Asia Prize
Social Reformer and Founder of Sulabh International Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak (PhD) was honoured with Japan’s prestigious Nikkei Asia Prize for Culture and Community.
Dr. Pathak received the award for his significant work in tackling poor hygiene and discrimination.
Launched in the year 1996, the award honors people in Asia whoever have made significant contributions in one of the three areas- Regional Growth, Science, Technology and Innovation and Culture and Community.
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Infosys Chairman Narayan Murthy are among the few Indians who have won the prize in the past.