Current Affairs For 27 January 2016

India Ranks 76th In Global Corruption Index

India had rank 76 position with nine points in this year’s global corruption index launched in Berlin on 27 January 2016 which was topped by Denmark, with watchdog Transparency International calling graft a global “blight”. The index was based on the expert opinions of public sector corruption, looking at a range of factors like whether governmental leaders are held to account or go unpunished for corruption, the perceived prevalence of bribery, and whether public institutions respond to citizens’ needs. India has improved their position with 85 to 76. Denmark rank at the top with least corruption in country with 91 points.

Indian Activist Henri Tiphagne Selected For Amnesty Human Rights Award

On 27th January 2016, Amnesty International Germany has select Henri Tiphange for  Amnesty Human Rights Award. Henri Tiphange is first indian who has get this award. He is 59 year’s old advocate and executive director of Madurai-based People’s Watch Tamil Nadu, he get this award for his commitment to human rights for close to three decades. He has started his organization in 1997. He has said after getting award that this award is on behalf of people who have paved the way for the human rights movement and our mentors.

Three Indian-Origin Persons Awarded With Order Of Australia Medal

On 27 january 2016, three indians has get awarded with Order Of Australia Medal. The three indians who get this medal were related to different fiels of physics, engineering and medicine. They are:-

  • Chennupati Jagadish, an eminent professor of nanotechnology at Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra,
  • Jay Chandra, an eye doctor in New South Wales, Jay Chandra has been head of vitreoretinal surgery at Westmead Hospital since the unit opened in 1985.
  • Sajeev Koshy, a dentist in Melbourne, received Order of Australia medal for the year 2016 announced on the Australia Day.

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