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TNPSC Current Affairs September 14, 2017

www.tnpsc.academy TNPSC Current Affairs September 14, 2017 (14/09/2017)

 

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Topic : Latest Diary of Events

India – 103 rank in Global Human Capital Index

The Global Human Capital Index for the year 2017 has been released by World Economic Forum (WEF).

About GHC Index:

The Global Human Capital Index 2017 ranked among 130 countries.

It is based on how well they are developing their human capital on a scale from 0 (worst) to 100 (best) across four thematic dimensions and five distinct age groups to capture the full human capital potential profile of a country.

Performance of India:

India has been placed at a low 103 rank, the lowest among BRICS economies.

Among the South Asian countries also, India was ranked lower than Sri Lanka and Nepal, although higher than neighbouring Bangladesh and Pakistan.

Performance of other countries:

The overall list was topped by Norway, followed by Finland and Switzerland in the second and third place respectively.

Other countries in the top 10 include, the United States (4th), Denmark (5th), Germany (6th), New Zealand (7th), Sweden (8th), Slovenia (9th) and Austria (10th).

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Topic : Latest Diary of Events

Mouse deer released in Amrabad Reserve for the first time

The Telangana State Forest Department has re-introduced the endangered ‘mouse deer’ into the forests of Nallamalla in Amrabad Tiger Reserve.

Key facts:

The release of these mouse deer into the protected enclosure of 2.4 hectares is aimed at improving the biodiversity.

The Amrabad Tiger Reserve was chosen because these animals were earlier wandering in this area.

These Mouse deer is also called as ‘spotted Chevrotain’, it is one of the endangered species usually found in deciduous and evergreen forests of the country.

It has its own family called Tragulidae.

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Topic : Sports & Medals, Latest Diary of Events, Profile of States

Goa to host 36th National Games

Goa would host the 36th National Games, in Goa.

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has given the official rights to Goa to host the 36th National Games.

The event would be held in November, 2017.

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