Current Affairs 1 September 2019

Jasprit Bumrah became the third Indian bowler to take a hat-trick in Test cricket 

India pacer Jasprit Bumrah entered record books when he picked up his maiden Test hat-trick on Day 2 of the ongoing second Test against West Indies at Sabina Park in Kingston.

It was the third test hat-trick by an India bowler after Harbhajan Singh against Australia in Culcutta in 2001 and Irfan Pathan against Pakistan in Karachi in 2006.

India 9th on happiness index among 28 nations 

According to a survey, Indian has been ranked 9th on the happiness index among 28 global markets. Notably, happiness levels receded in 2019. For India, there has been a six per cent drop (from 83 per cent in 2018 to 77 per cent in 2019).

Indians consider good financial conditions and physical well-being among the top-most reasons to remain joyous, the survey revealed. Other factors that make up for happiness in Indians include personal safety and security, friends, along with a feeling of control over life, the “Global Happiness Survey” said.