DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 29 NOV 2015
(Daily News India)
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1. PV SINDHU WON 2015 MACAU OPEN GRAND PRIX GOLD BADMINTON TOURNAMENT
i. Ace Indian shuttler Pusarla Venkata Sindhu has won the 2015 Macau Open Grand Prix Gold Badminton tournament in the women’s single category.
ii. PV Sindhu won the Title after defeating Minatsu Mitani of Japan .
iii. She has won this title for the third consecutive time after winning it in 2013 and 2014.
2. ETHIOPIAN BIRHANU LEGESE AND KENYAN CYNTHIA LIMO WIN 2015 DELHI HALF MARATHON
i. Birhanu Legese from Ethiopia and Cynthia Limo from Kenya have grabbed the 2015 Delhi Half Marathon in men’s and women’s categories.
ii. In Delhi Half Marathon around 34,000 athletes and runners from different parts of the world had participated.
iii. The Indian runners Nitendra Singh Rawat and Lalita Babar ranked first in the men’s and women’s category.
3. ICC SUSPENDED WEST INDIES SPINNER SUNIL NARINE FOR ILLEGAL BOWLING ACTION
i. International Cricket Council suspended West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine from bowling in international cricket.
ii. The International Cricket Council found his bowling action to be illegal.
ICC CHAIRMAN: SHASHANK MANOHAR
PRESIDENT OF ICC: ZAHEER ABBAS
4. PATRICIA SCOTLAND APPOINTED AS SECRETARY GENERAL OF COMMONWEALTH OF NATIONS
i. Dominica-born British lawyer Patricia Scotland was appointed as the Secretary General of the Commonwealth of Nations.
ii. She becomes the first British citizen and first woman to hold the post in the 66-year history of 53-member Commonwealth.
iii. She will replace India's Kamalesh Sharma.
iv. Commonwealth Secretary-General is the head of the Commonwealth Secretariat, the central body that has served the Commonwealth of Nations since its establishment in 1965.
v.Its main aim is to represent the organisation globally and to promote its values and principles mainly for democratic standards and development. It is headquartered in London.