22 September 2016, National & International Current Affairs

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National

Sep 22: Pakistan was ranked 149th among 188 countries in the Global Burden of Disease Study, the first global assessment of countries’ progress toward the UN’s health-related SDGs.

Sep 22: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar directed the FBR to launch an investigation into the offshore accounts mentioned in the Bahamas leaks.

Sep 22: The Supreme Court restrained provincial governments from exercising their powers to promote secretarial staff to the posts of assistant commissioner.

Sep 22: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) launched online case management system through mobile applications.

Sep 22: Additional Secretary Establishment Division Shoaib Mir was appointed as chairman of the State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan (SLIC).

International

Sep 22: The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, launched last year by Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr Priscilla Chan, announced to invest at least $3 billion over the next decade toward preventing, curing or managing all diseases by the end of the century.

Sep 22: Afghanistan signed a peace agreement with Gulbadin Hekmatyar’s Hezb-i-Islami, Afghanistan’s second-biggest militant group.

Sep 22: Rome’s new mayor, Virginia Raggi, withdrew the city’s candidacy to host the 2024 Olympics.

Sep 22: The University of Oxford, the oldest in the English-speaking world, took the top spot in the latest World University Rankings, released annually by Times Higher Education.

Sep 22: More than 20 world leaders tendered legal documents, formally binding their governments to the Paris climate accord.

Sep 22: Syrian aid group White Helmets won the prestigious Right Livelihood Award which is also known as ‘alternative Nobel’ prize.

 

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