08 June 2016 Current Affairs
“Pakistan has topped in the list of 19 countries figuring in the 2016 Malware Infection Index (MII) in the Asia-Pacific region. The index for the Asia-Pacific region was released by technology giant Microsoft in which India was placed at 8th position. The index identifies the key malware threats in the Asia-Pacific region and ranks markets in Asia-Pacific according to how much they are affected. More than 40% of computers in the 19 countries in Asia-Pacific region are infected against the global average being around 20%.”
India Ranked 141 In Global Peace Index
“India was on 8 June ranked as low as 141 out of 163 countries researched on a Global Peace Index — making it less peaceful than countries such as Burundi, Serbia and Burkina Faso — with violence taking a USD 680-billion (Rs 4,521,078 crore) toll on its economy in 2015. In a ranking of 163 countries, compiled by the global think tank Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), Syria has been named as the least peaceful, followed by South Sudan, Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia. On the other hand, Iceland was ranked as the world’s most peaceful country, followed by Denmark and Austria.”
ITF bans Maria Sharapova For two years
Former Russian World No. 1 tennis player Maria Sharapova was suspended for two years from Tennis by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) on 8 June for using a prohibited drug. She will remain under suspension for two years, commencing on 26 January 2016. The Russian tennis sensation was provisionally banned in March 2016 after testing positive for meldonium at Australian Open in January 2016. Meldonium is a medical drug (also known as Mildronate) given to patients suffering from heart and circulatory conditions for enhancing their physical capacity and mental function. Its use mainly leads to production more red blood cells (RBCs) in the body in order to increase oxygen supply to muscles for enhancing endurance.
World Bank Cuts 2016 Global Growth Forecast To 2.4 percent
“The World Bank in its report on global economic prospects has cut global growth forecast to 2.4% in 2016 and at 2.8% in 2017. The growth rate was lower than its earlier forecast of 2.9% and 3.1% respectively, mainly on account of a slower than expected recovery in advanced economies.The cut in global forecast was due to mediocre growth experienced by advanced economies, while low commodity prices, weak global trade and stilted capital flows also impacted. India will remain one of the fastest growing major economies, ahead of China, for the next three years. India’s growth projections have been marginally lowered by 0.2% to 7.6% for 2016-17 and 7.7% in 2017-18 due to downfall of exports.”