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June 3rd Week 2015 Current Affairs
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1) AIBA constituted Ad-hoc committee chaired by Kishan Narsi for boxing in India.
  • The International Boxing Association (AIBA) constituted a five-member ad-hoc committee to manage the process of finding a group to organise and run boxing in India.
  • Kishan Narsi, an international referee who officiated in four Olympics was appointed as the Chairman of the committee. He has been the Vice-Chairman of Executive Committee of AIBA.
2) Sharad Pawar re-elected as President of Mumbai Cricket Association.
  • NCP supremo Sharad Pawar was re-elected as the President of Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) after defeating Vijay Patil at the biennial elections.
  • Pawar headed for 10 years from 2001-2010 and got elected unanimously in 2012.
  • Former Indian cricketer Dilip Vengsarkar along with Ashish Shelar was elected as Vice-President of the MCA.
3) Indian paddlers won team titles at South Asian Junior and Cadet Table Tennis Championships.
  • India`s junior boys and cadet girls won the team championship titles at the South Asian Junior and Cadet Table Tennis Championships at the Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi.
  • In Junior Boys category Indian Junior Boys was followed by Sri Lanka`s Junior Boys won Silver, Pakistan Junior Boys won Bronze.
  • In Cadet Girl’s category Indian Girls was followed by Sri Lankan and Nepalese Girls with Silver and bronze respectively.
4) MS Dhoni, Mustafizur Rahman fined for breaching ICC Code of Conduct.
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India Cricket team captain for One Day Internationals and Mustafizur Rahman, Bangladesh fast bowler were fined for breaching the International Cricket Council (ICC) Code of Conduct.
  • They were fined after being found guilty of breaching Code of Conduct during the first of ODI match between both nations played at Mirpur, Bangladesh.
  • Dhoni was fined 75 per cent of his match fees and Mustafizur was fined 50 per cent of his match fees.
  • The breach incident had happened during India’s run chase when Mustafizur came in Dhoni’s way while he was running for a single. The bowler had earlier repeated the offence when Rohit Sharma was batting.


5) Spieth wins a stunner at Chambers Bay for US Open title.

  • Jordan Spieth won the US Open at Chambers Bay. The win was his second straight major title of 2015 after he won the Masters Tournament at Augusta National, US in April 2015.
  • He is followed by fellow American Dustin Johnson and South African Louis Oosthuizen.
  • With this win, Spieth became the first man since Tiger Woods in 2002 to win the Masters and the US Open in the same year.
  • He is also the youngest champion of the US Open since the legendary Bobby Jones in 1923 and the youngest player to win two career majors since Gene Sarazen in 1922.
6) Serbia stuns Brazil to win U-20 WC.
  • Serbia won the FIFA U-20 World Cup by defeating Brazil at the final match held at the North Harbour Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Nemanja Maksimovic scored a 118th minute goal to give Serbia a 2-1 victory over Brazil in extra time.
  • It is Serbia’s first title since it became an independent nation in 2006. France won the 2013 FIFA U-20 World cup held in Turkey.
7) New SRFI office bearers elected.
  • Debendranath Sarangi was elected as the President of Squash Rackets Federation of India (SRFI).
  • The election took place at the Federations Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) that was called specifically to elect a set of new office bearers for the period 2015 to 2019.
  • The elections were held in the presence of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) observer J M Fernando and Government Observer Shyam Sundar, Regional Director, Sports Authority of India (SAI) Bangalore.
  • The Squash Rackets Federation of India (SRFI) oversees the promotion and development of squash in India. It has more than 20 State Associations and affiliated units.
  • Headquarters: Chennai.
8) Roger Federer won Gerry Weber Open tennis title for eighth time.
  • Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer won the 2015 Gerry Weber Open tennis title at the Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle, Germany.
  • In the summit clash, he defeated Andreas Seppi of Italy to claim the title for record eighth time.
  • Andreas Seppi became the first Italian to play the final at Halle since the tournament began in 1993.
  • In the Men’s doubles category, Indo-Romanian pair Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea was the runners up.
  • With this he became the third player in the Open era to win at least eight titles at a single tournament. While Rafael Nadal has nine Roland Garros titles (French Open) and eight from Monte Carlo and Barcelona, Guillermo Vilas of Argentina has eight titles from Buenos Aires.
9) China won 2015 Nongfu Spring World Cup of Snooker.
  • It’s the second consecutive time that China has won the event as they beat Northern Ireland in the final in Thailand in 2011.
  • On that occasion it was Ding Junhui and Liang Wenbo who took the trophy. This time the host nation was allowed to enter two teams into the 24-team tournament, and it was their ‘B’ pairing of 17-year-old Zhou and 15-year-old Yan who stole the show by defeating Scotland’s pair of John Higgins and Stephen Maguire. With a series of brilliant displays.
  • India stood at the third position in the competition, the best finish so far for India. Indian team comprising of Pankaj Advani and Aditya Mehta was defeated by Scotland 4-3 in the semi final match.
  • The Snooker World Cup, a non ranking event, is conducted by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA).
10) Andy Murray wins Queen`s 2015.
  • Andy Murray won the Aegon Championships for the fourth time.
  • In the final clash, Murray defeated South African Kevin Anderson.
  • This was his fourth Queen’s title and the previous were won in alternate years, that is, 2009, 2011 and 2013.
  • With this win, Murray joined an illustrious list of champions including John McEnroe, Lleyton Hewitt, Boris Becker and Andy Roddick, the winners of four Queen`s Club Championships.
11) Nico Rosberg wins Austrian Grand Prix.
  • Nico Rosberg of Germany beat Mercedes team-mate and series leader Lewis Hamilton to triumph in an incident-filled Austrian Grand Prix.
  • The German driver repeated his 2014 success when he came home a comfortable 3.8 seconds clear of the defending world champion and reduced his lead from 17 points to 10.
  • Brazilian Felipe Massa came third, 17 seconds adrift of the two Mercedes men, six-tenths of a second ahead of four-time champion Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari.
12) Russia won European Team Athletics Championships 2015.
  • Russia has won the European team athletics championships on home soil, taking the title for the fourth time in the last six years.
  • Russia won 10 of the 40 events on the program, securing the title with one event remaining.
  • Second was Germany followed by France.