K.N. Tripathi sworn in as Governor of Mizoram
i. West Bengal and Bihar Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi took additional charge of Mizoram .
ii. He was sworn in as 16th Governor of Mizoram on 4 April 2015.
iii. Justice Michael Zothankhuma of the Gauhati High Court administered oath of office to him at Raj Bhavan in Aizawal.
iv. Tripathi was given additional charge of Mizoram after Union Government had sacked then Governor Aziz Qureshi.
Pedro Cateriano Bellido appointed as Prime Minister of Peru
i. Pedro Cateriano Bellido was appointed as Prime Minister of Peru by the President Ollanta Humala.
ii. He will replace Ana Jara, who had lost a confidence vote and was sacked by Peruvian Congress amid allegations of corruption.
About Pedro Cateriano Bellido
a. Prior to this appointment, he was serving as Peru’s Defence Minister and was appointed in July 2012, Cateriano, by profession is a lawyer and is specialized in constitutional law.
b. He was member of the Peruvian parliament from 1990 to 1992. Cateriano also had served as deputy justice minister from 2001 to 2002. He also teaches law at the University of Lima.
Malli Mastan Babu, India's ace mountaineer passes away
i. Malli Mastan Babu, one of India’s top mountaineers passed away. His dead body was recovered in the Andes Mountains between Argentina and Chile after he went missing on 24th March, 2015 during an expedition to Cerro Tres Cruces Sur.
ii. Babu was regarded as the fastest “7 summiteer” that is fastest mountaineer to climb summits in all seven continents from India.
iii. In 2006, he had famously scaled 7 summits of the world in record 172 days.
iv. He was the first Indian mountaineer to summit the tallest peak in Antarctica, Mt Vinson Massif. He was also the first person from Andhra Pradesh to scale the Mt Everest.
v. Babu hails from Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh and was a 2000-2002 IIM Kolkata pass out. He also had a degree from IIT Kharagpur.
FM Global released Global Resilience Index 2015 Report
i. The Index offers powerful insights to help business executives target their investments towards more reliable returns and to protect their customers from unforeseen disruption.
ii. Out of the 130 countries and regions assessed Norway topped the list in terms of business resilience and Venezuela came at last.
iii. The Index used nine core drivers that are categorized into three factors namely Economic Productivity, Risk Quality, and Supply Chain to assess business resilience of the countries or regions surveyed.
India’s position in the Index
- India has been placed at the 119th position in the 2015 Index compared to 112th rank it secured in the 2014 Index.
- India is ranked at the 115th position in the Economic Productivity category that takes into account GDP per capita, political risk and oil intensity. This rank is same as in the Index 2014.
- In the Risk Quality factor, India is placed at the 109th position from 113th rank in 2014 which took into account exposure to natural hazard, Quality of natural hazard risk management and Quality of fire risk management.
- In the Supply Chain category, which takes into account control of corruption, Infrastructure and local supplier quality, India has improved its rank from 100th position in the year 2014 to 89th position.
- According to the report, despite India’s huge economic potential it is placed at the 119th position because one third of its population is still living below the poverty line-–one of the highest incidences outside sub-Saharan Africa.