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Dilma Rousseff has recently been removed from presidential post of which of the following countries?
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Who: Dilma Rousseff
What: removed from presidential post of Brazil
When: published on 1st September 2016

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff has recently been removed from office by Senate for manipulating budget.

A total of 61 senators voted in favour of her dismissal and 20 against, meeting the two-thirds majority needed to remove her from the presidency for illegally using money from state banks to boost public spending. With this, the 13 years of rule of leftist Workers Party came to an end.

She was already suspended from the office in May 2016. She was accused of breaking fiscal laws in her management of the federal budget, which is illegal under Brazilian law. She was also accused of taking illegal state loans to hide budget holes in 2014, covering up the country’s problems as it slipped into its deepest recession in decades.

About Dilma Rousseff:

Dilma Rousseff full name Dilma Vana Rousseff is a Brazilian economist and politician who was the 36th and the first woman President of Brazil. She came to political prominence as the heir apparent to former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who governed Brazil from 2003 to 2011.

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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-37237513
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As per the confirmation released by Ministry of External Affairs, 13 Indians have recently been tested positive for Zika in which of the following countries?
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Who: Ministry of External Affairs
What: confirmed that 13 Indians have recently been tested positive for Zika
Where: in Singapore
When: published on 1st September 2016

As per the confirmation released by Ministry of External Affairs, 13 Indians have recently been tested positive for Zika in Singapore.

Meanwhile, Singapore has confirmed its first case of a pregnant woman testing positive for the Zika virus infection, as the number of cases of the mosquito-borne virus in the city-state rose to 115.

About Zika Virus:

Zika virus is vector borne disease transmitted primarily by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. The virus is capable of causing serious birth defects like neurological disorders and foetal deformation known as Microcephaly in which infants are born with abnormally smaller heads.

Besides a possible link between the virus and Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS: a condition in which the body’s immune system attacks part of the nervous system) is also suspected.

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http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/13-Indians-test-positive-for-Zika-in-Singapore/articleshow/53956284.cms
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India has recently ranked which position among 160 countries on World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index (LPI) for 2016?
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Who: India
What: ranked at 35th Position among 160 countries on World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index (LPI) for 2016
When: published on 31st August 2016

India has recently ranked at 35th Position among 160 countries on World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index (LPI) for 2016.

At the 35th position, India's position on the global list has improved by 19 places as compared to the previous list.

The list in this regard is released by World Bank every two years.

Indian ranked at 38, 36, 39, 32, 33 and 42 in the components of Customs, infrastructure, international shipments, logistics quality and competence, tracking and tracing, and timeliness respectively.

About Logistics Performance Index (LPI):

Logistics Performance Index (LPI) is based on the ground providing feedback on the logistics friendliness of the countries in which they operate and those with which they trade. It measures countries across six components— Customs, infrastructure, international shipments, logistics quality and competence, tracking and tracing, and timeliness.

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http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report-india-ranks-35-on-world-bank-s-2016-logistics-index-2250655
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Who: the 2016 G-20 Summit
What: was held
Where: in Hangzhou, China
When: published on 6th August 2016

The 2016 G-20 Summit recently was held in Hangzhou, China from 4th to 5th September 2016 to discuss efforts to reform global economic governance. It was the eleventh meeting of the Group of Twenty (G20).

It was the first ever G-20 summit to be hosted in China and the second Asian country after 2010 G-20 Seoul summit was hosted in South Korea.

The theme of 2016 G20 Summit was ‘Toward an Innovative, Invigorated, Interconnected and Inclusive World Economy’.

About G-20:

G-20 or Group of Twenty is an international meeting between heads of states, finance ministers and central bank governors from the world’s leading economies. It was in 1999 to give developing countries a more powerful voice in the global economy. It brings together industrialized and emerging economies. It makes up 85 per cent of the world’s GDP and two-thirds of its population.

Countries which are G-20 members: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America and The European Union, represented by the European Council.

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/06/chinas-g20-summit-was-big-on-show-but-short-on-substance
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Which of the following countries has become the third country in Asia to be declared malaria free by the World Health Organization?
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Who: Sri Lanka
What: was declared malaria free by the World Health Organization
When: published on 6th September 2016

Sri Lanka has recently become the third and most populous country in Asia to be declared malaria free by the World Health Organization. Earlier, the Maldives and Singapore have also been declared free of the disease in the region but both countries have less than a quarter of Sri Lanka’s 21 million population.

About World Health Organization (WHO):

The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health. It was established on 7th April 1948, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO is a member of the United Nations Development Group. Its predecessor, the Health Organization, was an agency of the League of Nations.

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http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2016/09/06/sri-lanka-is-declared-malaria-free-by-world-health-organization/