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27 September 2016, National & International Current Affairs

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Sep 27: India announced that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would not attend Saarc summit scheduled in Islamabad in November.

Sep 27: The CJP Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali declared “ill-founded” the Supreme Court registrar’s objections to petitions moved against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and members of his family over the Panamagate scandal.

Sep 27: Four Iranian Naval Ships — Lavan, Konarak, Falakhen and Khanjar — reached Karachi port to participate in Passage Exercise (PASSEX).

Sep 27: Pakistan was ranked 122nd on the latest Global Competitiveness Report (2016-17) of the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Highlights of GSP 2016-17

The report is an annual assessment of the factors driving productivity and prosperity in 138 countries

It identifies corruption as the most problematic factor for doing business in Pakistan, followed by crime and theft, tax rates, access to finance, government instability and coups.

For the eighth consecutive year, Switzerland ranks as the most competitive economy in the world.

Of the 114 global competitiveness indicators, Pakistan showed improvements on 54 key indices, whereas it lost its previous position on 50 indices.

Top 5 Countries: Switzerland (1st), Singapore (2nd), United States (3rd), Netherlands (4th) and Germany (5th).

Sep 27: Pakistan crushed world champions West Indies to complete a historic clean sweep of the Twenty20 International series.

Sep 27: The lone MNA of PML-N from Sindh province, Hakeem Baloch, resigned from his seat and joined the PPP.

Background

The World Tourism Day marks adaptation of Statutes of the UNWTO on September 27, 1970.

The adoption of these Statutes is considered a milestone in global tourism.

The purpose of this day is to raise awareness on the role of tourism within the international community.

It also seeks to demonstrate the impact of tourism sector on social, cultural, political and economic values worldwide.

Sep 27: Pakistan overpowered India to win their first ever Kabaddi gold in the 5th Asian Beach Games under way at Danang (Vietnam).

International

Sep 27: World Tourism Day was observed around the world.

Theme foe WTD 2016: “Tourism for All Promoting Universal Accessibility”.

Sep 27: The world’s first baby has been born thanks to a controversial new technique employed by US scientists to include DNA from three parents in the embryo, said a report in New Scientist magazine.

The baby boy was born five months ago in Mexico to Jordanian parents.

Sep 27: A snap CNN poll revealed that Hillary Clinton won the debate against Donald Trump.

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