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2017 GLOBAL TALENT COMPETITIVENESS INDEX

Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI)-2017

Question: What is the rank of India in the recently released in Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI)-2017?
(a) 89th
(b) 92nd
(c) 96th
(d) 100th
Ans. (b)
Related facts:

  • On 16 January 2017 INSEAD, The Business School for the World, released the fourth edition of Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI)-2017 in partnership with The Adecco Group and the Human Capital Leadership Institute of Singapore (HCLI).
  • The GTCI is an annual benchmarking report that measures the ability of countries to compete for talent.
  • The theme of this fourth edition of the GTCI is Talent and Technology: Shaping the Future of Work.
  • India has been ranked 92nd out of 118 nations in the 2017 Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI).
  • Switzerland topped the overall index, followed by Singapore and the United Kingdom in second and third places.
  • Others in the top 10 include the United States (4th), Sweden (5th), Australia (6th), Luxembourg (7th), Denmark (8th), Finland (9th) and Norway (10th).
  • Bottom five countries are : Madagascar-118, Burkinafoso -117, Zimbabwe-116, Mozambique-115, Tanzania-114.
  • Last year, India came in at 89th on the index.
  • India’s ranking is worst among the five BRICS countries. While China was ranked at the 54th place, Russian Federation was placed at 56th, followed by South Africa at 67th and Brazil 81st.
  • Among India’s neighboring country Sri Lanka ranked 82, Pakistan -111, Bhutan-98 and Bangladesh-113.

Reference:
https://www.insead.edu/news/2017-global-talent-competitiveness-index-davos
http://www.gtci2017.com/documents/GTCI_2017_web_r3.pdf

China hands over two ships to Pakistan for maritime security

China hands over two ships to Pakistan for maritime security

Question: Name the ships that was handed over by China to the Pakistan Navy for joint security along the sea route of the China—Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)?
(a) Dasht and Zhob
(b) Hingol and Basol
(c) Liu and Xing
(d) None of the above
Ans. (b)
Related facts:

  • On 14 January 2017 China handed over the two ships to the Pakistan Navy on Saturday for joint security along the sea route of the China—Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
  • The ships named after two rivers Hingol and Basol near Gwadar.
  • They were received by Commander of the Pakistan Fleet Vice Admiral Arifullah Hussaini.
  • The CPEC is a collection of highway, railway, pipeline and communications projects, the sum of which create an overland trade route connecting Kashgar in far-western China and Gwadar.
  • Security of Gwadar city has been handed over to the army’s new division raised during the tenure of former army chief Gen Raheel Sharif.
  • The Chinese government will provide two more ships to Pakistan Navy which have been named Dasht and Zhob after two districts in Balochistan.

Reference:
http://www.dawn.com/news/1308491
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/China-hands-over-2-ships-to-Pakistan-Navy-for-Gwadar-security/article17040366.ece

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