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26 May 2017 Current Affairs
Maximum Visas of UK has been issued to Indians in 2016
Indian nationals were issued the maximum number of skilled work visas to live and work in the UK last year, according to statistics released.
Indians accounted for 58 per cent of the total skilled work visas granted 53,863 of a total of 93,566. Americans were the second largest community with 9,255 visas.
Mumbai is among world’s most crowded cities
Mumbai has been ranked second among the world’s most crowded in a list topped by Dhaka, said the World Economic Forum (WEF), citing UN-Habitat data.
With a population density of 44,500 people per square kilometre, Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, is the most crowded city on the planet, followed by India’s financial capital Mumbai, home to 31,700 people per square kilometre at the second place.
Tajmahal among top 10 global landmarks
Taj Mahal of India, the magnificent monument of love, has made it to the top 10 landmarks in the world by securing fifth position in the list.
One of the most iconic wonders in the world, the Agra- based imposing white marble structure, a tourist delight, is the only Indian monument to figure in the world’s top 10 Travellers’ Choice awards for Landmarks.
Angkor Wat in Siem Reap (Cambodia) topped the list followed by Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center in Abu Dhabi (UAE), Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba in Cordoba (Spain) and St Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City (Italy).
IIT Kharagpur signs MoU with MP for survey of Happiness Index
IIT Kharagpur Rekhi Centre of Excellence for the Science of Happiness has signed an MoU with Madhya Pradesh government to collaborate on the development of a Happiness Index for measuring the well-being of the people of the state.
IIT-KGP will develop the index and analyze data collected by the state government to assess the level of happiness and chalk out recommendations that can be used to enhance happiness.
India retains world’s highest FDI recipient crown
India retained its number one position as the world’s top most greenfield FDI investment destination for the second consecutive year, attracting USD 62.3 billion in 2016, says a report.
India is ahead of China and the US as far as FDI inflows were concerned in the last year, said the FDI Report 2017 compiled by FDI Intelligence.