DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS-8 NOVEMBER 2015
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1. INDIA-RUSSIA JOINT MILITARY EXERCISE INDRA-2015 STARTED
i. The India-Russia Joint Military Exercise ‘Indra-2015’ has started in Bikaner district of Rajasthan.
ii. The aim of the exercise is to ‘Counter Terrorism Operations in Desert Terrain under a United Nations Mandate’
iii. The bilateral exercise will boost people to people as well as military to military ties between India and Russia.
2. INDIAN RAILWAYS WON INDIAN OIL SURJIT HOCKEY TOURNAMENT
i. Indian Railways has won Indian Oil Surjit Hockey tournament for the first time at Olympian Surjit Hockey Stadium in Jalandhar, Punjab.
ii. Indian Railways team defeated Indian Oil Mumbai.
iii. Surjit Memorial Hockey Tournament is an annual hockey tournament organized by Surjit Hockey Society in the memory of Surjit Singh Randhawa in jalandhar Punjab.
iv. Surjit Singh was an Indian field hockey player and was captain of hockey team.
3. HEENA SIDHU WON GOLD MEDAL AT 13TH ASIAN SHOOTING CHAMPIONSHIPS
i. Indian shooter Heena Sidhu has won Gold medal in 10 metre Air Pistol event in women’s category at 13th Asian Shooting Championships held in Kuwait.
ii. 10m air pistol junior title for women are won by Shri Nivetha with gold medal.
iii. Junior skeet men’s competition: Angad Bajwa of India won the individual gold medal.
4. OFF-SPINNER RAVICHANDRAN ASHWIN FASTEST INDIAN TO REACH 150 TEST WICKETS
i. Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin now became the fastest Indian bowler to reach 150 wickets in the Indian test cricket history.
ii. The previous record was held by Colin Blythe of England.