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Current Affairs

  1. Bangladesh is organizing World parliamentarians conference

A mega conference of world parliamentarians is being held in Dhaka to focus on ways and means to end political and economic inequality for upholding democracy and human rights. Some 687 members of 131 national parliaments of as many countries are expected to join the five-day conference organised jointly by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and Bangladesh Jatiya Sangsad. Some 1,348 delegates will participate in the conference.

  1. Malaysia to set up technology park in Andhra Pradesh

A Malaysian company has agreed to help set up a technology park in Andhra Pradesh that’s expected to attract private sector investment of $100 million in the first phase.

The Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board and MIGHT Technology have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on building the park, which will cover 250 acres and focus on new technologies.

The MoU was exchanged in New Delhi in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak.

  1. Connaught Place world’s 9th most costly office location

Delhi’s Connaught Place is the world’s 9th most expensive office location with annual prime rent of USD 105.71 per sq ft, says property consultant CBRE.

Mumbai’s Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) is at 19th position while the central business district (CBD) of Nariman Point is at 30th place in the CBRE’s Global Prime Office Rents report.

With annual prime rent of USD 264.27 per sq ft, Hong Kong (Central) is the world’s most expensive office Market.

  1. China, Iran, Saudi Arabia executed most people in 2016

The number of executions worldwide dropped by 37 percent in 2016 compared with the year before, mainly because Iran hanged fewer people,Amnesty International said in its 2016 global review of the death penalty.

China executed more people than all other countries in the world put together, Amnesty said.

Excluding China, states around the world executed 1,032 people in 2016, according to Amnesty's records.

Iran executed at least 567 people alone. Saudi Arabia carried out at least 154 executions in 2016.

  1. India-Australia launch Sports Partnership in Mumbai

India and Australia has launched Sports partnership in Mumbai aimed at increasing cooperation in sports.

The Partnership, which was launched by the Union Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports Mr. Vijay Goel and the visiting Australian Prime Minister Mr. Malcolm Turnbull, in the presence of cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar, will advance India – Australia cooperation in four areas - athlete and coach training and development, sport science, sport governance and integrity, and grassroots participation.”

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