DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 4TH DEC 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. DELHI AIRPORT WORLD'S 22ND MOST CONNECTED
i. The Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi is the 22nd most connected airport in the world, according to air travel intelligence company OAG.
ii. Mumbai Airport has been ranked 28th,
iii. The index is topped by Chicago Airport in the United States.
2. LEBRON NAMED SPORTS ILUSTRATED'S SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR
i. Basketball player LeBron James has been chosen as the Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year.
ii. He became the second athlete ever to win the award twice.
3. SPANISH CITY CHANGES NAME FOR THIRD TIME IN A DECADE
i. A Spanish city has changed its name for the third time in a decade, renaming itself Palma from Palma de Mallorca.
ii. The city was renamed Palma in 2008, but its name was changed to Palma de Mallorca in 2012.
4. USAIN BOLT WINS A RECORD SIXTH 'ATHLETE OF THE YEAR' AWARD
i. Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won the International Association of Athletics Federations' award for male athlete of the year for a record sixth time.
ii. He last won the award in 2013, while his first win came in 2008.
iii. Usain Bolt, is undefeated this season in all distances, completed his 'triple-triple' of 100-metres, 200-metres and 4x100-metres Olympic golds.
5. KOLKATA GETS BEST CITIES AWARD FOR TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE
i. Kolkata has been honoured with the best cities of 2016 award in recognition of its programme on solid waste management.
ii. Kolkata, the only Indian city to win the honour, received the award during the C40 Mayors Summit held in Mexico.