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July 2nd Week 2015 Current Affairs
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1) Inderjeet wins gold.

  • Inderjeet Singh won the country’s first ever gold in athletics at the Universiade, in shot put, in Gwangju, Korea.
  • The 27-year-old Inderjeet had won the silver at the last World University Games in Kazan, Russia, in 2013. It was the fifth successive gold medal in international competition for Inderjeet this year. He had won the Asian championship and the three Asian Grand Prix meets. It was his seventh gold medal this season, starting with the National Games in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
2) India women clinch series after winning the fifth ODI against New Zealand.
  • India battered New Zealand by nine wickets to win their five-match women’s One-day International series 3-2 at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Banglaore.
  • It was India’s first ODI series victory since January 2014, when it had crushed South Africa 3-0.
3) Ashwini Nachappa to head the committee Constituted by Union Sports
  • Ministry to study status of SAI training centers.
  • The Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports constituted an eight member committee to study status of Sports Authority of India (SAI) training centers across the country.
  • The committee will be headed by former athlete Ashwini Nachappa and includes Pullela Gopi Chand as a member among others.
  • The committee was formed against the backdrop of suicide attempt by four girl inmates at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) SAG Water Sports centre at Alappuzha, Kerala in May 2015 that resulted in death of one girl trainee.
  • The committee was mandated to recommend measures to ensure that such incidents do not occur in future. The committee is mandated to submit its report within 3 months.
  • Before finalising on its recommendations, the committee will study the issues related to management of athletes stress levels, quality of food served, timely availability of dietary supplements among others.

4) South African Kagiso Rabada became second bowler to claim hat-trick on ODI debut.

  • South Africa debutant Kagiso Rabada became only the second cricketer in the history of One Day International (ODI) cricket to claim a hat-trick on ODI debut.
  • 20-year-old Johannesburg-born fast bowler claimed a hat-trick in only his second over in a one-day international against Bangladesh in Mirpur. He also recorded the best debut figures in an ODI with 6-16.
  • Bangladesh spinner Taijul Islam was the first debutant to take an ODI hat-trick. He achieved the fete in 2014 at Mirpur.
5) Serena Williams won her sixth Wimbledon Women`s Single title.
  • Serena Williams overcame a slow start, eight double-faults and a nervy finish to beat Garbine Muguruza for her sixth Wimbledon title, fourth Grand Slam championship in a row and 21st major overall.
  • The win means Williams holds all four Grand Slam titles at once completing the second “Serena Slam” of her career. What’s more, she secured the third leg of a calendar—year Grand Slam and, if she wins the U.S. Open, will become the first player to sweep all four majors in the same season since Steffi Graf in 1988.
  • Williams, winning her 28th straight Grand Slam match, is now just one major title behind Graf on the Open era list and two behind all-time leader Margaret Court Smith.
  • At 33, Williams is also the oldest women to win a Grand Slam title in the Open era. She has now won seven major championships in her 30s.
6) Sania Mirza creates history with Martina Hingis, becomes India’s first women’doubles Grand Slam winner.
  • Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis, the top-seeded Indo-Swiss pair of Tennis won women’s doubles title at Wimbledon.
  • In the title clash played at Centre Court in London, the Indo-Swiss pair defeated Russian duo of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina.
  • This is Sania`s first-ever women`s doubles Grand Slam title, although she has won three mixed doubles titles at the majors. With this title, Sania also became the first Indian women to win a Wimbledon title.
  • Sania is winner of three mixed doubles Grand Slam trophies. She won Australian Open (2009) and French Open (2012) with compatriot Mahesh Bhupathi and the US Open with Bruno Soares last year. Hingis won the Wimbledon doubles with Helena Sukova in 1996 and Jana Novotna in 1998. 

7) Novak Djokovic won the men’s singles title of Wimbledon.

  • Defending champion Novak Djokovic won men’s singles title of Wimbledon by defeating Swiss star Roger Federer in the Final clash.
  • This was Djokovic’s third Wimbledon title and ninth Grand Slam crown.
8) Leander Paes-Martina Hingis win mixed doubles title of Wimbledon.
  • Seventh seed Indo-Swiss pair of Leander Paes and Martina Hingis won mixed doubles title at Wimbledon by defeating the fifth seed Austrian-Hungarian team of Alexander Peya and Timea Babos.
  • It was Paes’ 16th Grand Slam trophy and eighth mixed doubles title. Overall it was 18th Major title for the Swiss and third in mixed doubles.
  • This was second mixed double win for Paes and Hingis together. They had won the Australian Open in February 2015.
9) Sumit Nagal-Nam Hoang Ly enter boys` doubles semis at Wimbledon.
  • The eighth seeded Indo-Vietnamese pair Sumit Nagal-Nam Hoang Ly won the 2015 Wimbledon Boys’ Doubles title by defeating fourth seeded USA-Japanese pair Opelka and Akira Santillan in the final match held in London.
  • With this win, the 17-year- old Sumit Nagal became the sixth Indian to win a Grand Slam junior title.
  • Ramanathan Krishnan (1954 Wimbledon), Ramesh Krishnan (1979 French Open and Wimbledon), Leander Paes (1990 Wimbledon and 1999 U.S. Open), Sania Miraza (2003 Wimbledon Girls Doubles) and Yuki Bhambri (2009 Australian Open) are the other junior Grand Slam singles champions from India.


10) 55th National Inter State Senior Athletics Championships was held between 10 July and 13 July 2015 in Chennai.
  • It was organised by the Tamil Nadu Athletics Association.
Final results of Championships:
  1. Kerala topped the table with combined team score (both male and female).
  2. Inderjeet Singh of Haryana clinched the gold in discuss throw.
  3. Karnataka`s sprinter M.R. Poovamma won her fifth straight title in women`s 400m, while Tamil Nadu`s Rajiv Arokia claimed the men`s 400m gold.
  4. Poovamma was declared as the best women athlete of the meet.
  5. In men`s 110m hurdles, Prem Kumar opened new entrant Telengana`s gold medal followed by Pinto Mathew (Kerala) and J Thiyagarajan (TN).
11) BCCI suspended Mumbai Ranji player Hiken Shah for corruption.
  • Hiken Shah, who has played 32 Ranji Trophy matches for Mumbai, four for Jammu & Kashmir and one for West Zone has been suspended from playing cricket by the BCCI.
  • BCCI suspended him after he was found guilty of breaching BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Code for participants.
  • Hiken Shah was accused for making a corrupt approach to a fellow player from first-class cricket, who is also a member of one of the IPL teams. The approached player immediately informed the incident to his franchise team.
12) IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals suspended for two years.
  • Justice RM Lodha-headed panel on IPL Betting Scandal 2013 suspended Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) for two years. Suspension of two times IPL champion CSK and inaugural winner RR comes with immediate effect.
  • RR was suspended on account of being directly responsible for putting the game into disrepute and Raj Kundra`a action was unacceptable.
  • CSK was suspended by the panel citing operation rules as CSK or India Cements took no action against Meiyappan.
  • The panel also suspended Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra from all cricket matches for life as they were found guilty of illegal betting. They both acted contrary to the spirit of the game.
About Lodha Committee:
  1. The three-member Lodha committee headed by former Chief Justice of India (CJI) RM Lodha was appointed by a Supreme Court Bench on 22 January 2015 to determine the quantum of punishment in the case.
  2. The decision to appoint the committee was taken following the submission of the final report of findings of Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee on IPL Spot-fixing in the Supreme Court in November 2014.