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May 4th Week 2015 Current Affairs
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1) Mumbai Indians won IPL 2015 title by defeating Chennai Super kings.

  • Mumbai Indians won the eighth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • In the final clash played at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 41-runs.
  • This was the second title triumph for Mumbai Indians after their maiden win back in 2013.
  • With this defeat, Chennai has lost four finals of 2008, 2012, 2013, 2015 in six appearances.
  • Man of the Match: Rohit Sharma for his match winning score of 50 in 26 balls.
Best Performances of IPL-8:
  1. Player of the Tournament: Andre Russell.
  2. Orange Cap awarded to: David Warner.
  3. Purple Cap awarded to: Dwayne Bravo.
  4. Emerging Player of the Season: Shreyas Iyer.
  5. Most Valuable Player: Andre Russell.
2) Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany won Monaco Grand Prix of Formula One.
  • Mercedes racing driver Nico Rosberg of Germany won the Monaco Grand Prix Formula 1 title by winning the final race held in Monaco.
  • While Sebastian Vettel of Germany representing the Ferrari team stood at the second position, Rosberg’s team mate Lewis Hamiltion of UK was at the third positon.
  • It is the tenth overall championship title for Rosberg and the second title in the 2015 season having won the Spanish Formula 1 World Championship.
  • With the present victory, he has become the fourth driver to win three Monaco Grand Prix titles in a row. The others were Graham Hill, Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost.
3) Sangakkara named CEAT International Cricketer of the Year, Rahane is Indian Cricketer of the Year.
  • Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara was named as the International Cricketer of the Year 2015, while the Indian middle order batsman Ajinkya Rahane was named as the CEAT Indian Cricketer of the Year 2015.
  • Former Indian captain Kapil Dev was conferred with the International Lifetime Achievement Award at the 19th edition of the awards.
  • Rohit Sharma was given a special award for his record-breaking 264 made against Sri Lanka in an ODI at Kolkata.
List of award winners:
  1. International Lifetime Achievement Award - Kapil Dev.
  2. International Cricketer of the Year – Kumar Sangakkara.
  3. Indian Cricketer of the Year –Ajinkya Rahane.
  4. International Batsman of the Year – Hashim Amla.
  5. International Bowler of the Year – Rangana Herath.
  6. T20 Player of the Year – Dwayne Bravo.
  7. Popular Choice Award – Kieron Pollard.
  8. Special Performance of the Year Award – Rohit Sharma.
  9. Domestic Cricketer of the Year – R. Vinay Kumar.
  10. Young Player of the Year – Deepak Hooda.
  11. The CEAT awards honour the best of the cricketers based on their performances in international cricketing in all formats - Test, ODI and T20 - as rated by the CEAT Cricket ratings (CCR) for the year 2014 – 2015.
4) BCCI set to introduce contract system for women cricketers.
  • The BCCI officially announced that India`s international women`s cricketers will be brought under the ambit of gradation payment like their male counterparts as it was discussed at the recently held finance committee meeting in Delhi.
  • The Women’s Cricket Committee of the BCCI made the following recommendations to the Working Committee
  • On the lines of Men’s cricket, a Contract system for international Women cricketers was proposed. It was also proposed to have more international fixtures for the Indian women’s cricket team. 
  • The Committee recommended adding two more tournaments to give more exposure and opportunities to women cricketers at the domestic level. The Committee proposed to start an under-16 state level tournament within the zones. It also proposed to start an under-23 tournament.
  • o The present formats of the women’s under-19 tournament and the senior women’s tournament will remain unchanged.
5) India wins 3 gold in Women’s World Junior Championships.
  • Indian boxers won three Gold medals and two silver medals at World Junior Women`s boxing Championship. The event was held at Taipei in Taiwan.
  • Savita (50 kg), Mandeep (52 kg) and Sakshi (54 kg) clinched gold, while Soniya (48 kg) and Niharika Gonella (70 kg) had to settle for silver.
  • Soniya won India its first medal, however she lost to American Heaven Garcia (1-2). Next Savita defeated Ukrainian Kateryna Rohova (2-1) to bag the 1st gold for India. This was followed by Mandeep’s 3-0 victory against Ireland’s Niamh Earley.
  • Sakshi defeated American Yarisel Ramirez (3-0), while Niharika lost to Russian Anastassiia Sigaeva.
  • Jamuna Boro (57 kg) bagged bronze in youth competition.
6) Indian boxers win four gold medals at Doha International.
  • Indian boxers rounded off a brilliant run at the Doha International Tournament, winning four gold, one silver and two bronze medals in the event .
  • Commonwealth Games silver medallist L. Devendro Singh (49 kg), Shiva Thapa (56 kg), Manish Kaushik (60 kg), and Manoj Kumar (64 kg) won the gold medals.
  • The silver medal went to Gaurav Bidhuri (52 kg), while Mandeep Jangra (69 kg) and Vikas Krishan (75 kg) bagged bronze medals.

7) 2014 FMSCI Motorsport Man of the Year Award presented to- CS Santosh.

  • India’s off-road racer CS Santosh was presented with the Motorsport Man of the Year Award at the 2014 Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) Price Distribution Ceremony held in Bangaluru, Karnataka.
  • The Chairman and Managing Director of the Raymond Group, Gautam Singhania presented the Raymond Gautama Singhania Rolling Trophy along with 2 lakh rupees as cash prize to CS Santosh.
Achievements of CS Santosh:
  1. In January 2015, he stood at the 36th position and became the first Indian to compete in Dakar Rally by participating in cross-country rally of 9000 km long held in South America.
  2. 2300 km Desert Storm 2014 Championship long held in India was won by him representing the Team Suzuki.
  3. He is recognized as the first Indian to participate in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge in 2013.
8) Trevor Bayliss` appointment as England cricket coach.
  • Australian Trevor Bayliss has been appointed as the new head coach of England, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced.
  • Bayliss, 52, a former Sri Lanka coach who led them to the World Cup final in 2011, has also been a successful coach with New South Wales, Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash and Kolkata Knight Riders.
Trevpr Bayliss Coaching career:
  1. 2004-2007: New Zealand.
  2. 2007-2011: Sri lanka.
  3. 2011-2015: Sydney Sixers, Kolkata knight Riders.
9) Usain Bolt wins 200m at rain-hit Ostrava.
  • Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt overcame rain-soaked, chilly conditions to streak to his new season best in winning his favoured 200 metres.
  • In the eastern Czech city of Ostrava, the 28-year-old world and Olympic champion - who also holds the world 100 and 200m records, clocked 20.13 seconds, almost a second behind his world record of 19.19sec set back in 2009.
  • In his only previous appearance over 200m this season, Bolt timed 20.20sec on home soil in Kingston, Jamaica, in April.
About Usain Bolt:
  1. Usain St. Leo Bolt, is a Jamaican sprinter. Widely regarded as the fastest person ever, he is the first man to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records since fully automatic time measurements became mandatory in 1977. Along with his teammates, he also set the world record in the 4×100 metres relay.
  2. He is the reigning Olympic champion in these three events, the first man to win six Olympic gold medals in sprinting, and an eight-time World champion. He was the first to achieve a "double double" by winning 100 m and 200 m titles at consecutive Olympics (2008 and 2012), and topped this through the first "double triple" (including 4×100 m relays).
10) Abhinav Bindra becomes 4th Indian shooter to qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics.
  • Abhinav Bindra has become the fourth Indian shooter to win a quota place for the 2016 Rio Olympics, after he finished sixth in the Men`s 10m Air Rifle final at the ISSF Shooting World Cup in Munich.
  • Gagan Narang, Jitu Rai and Apurvi Chandela are the other Indians to have secured an Olympic quota earlier.
  • Each country can win a maximum of 30 quota places from a total of 15 shooting disciplines (including shotgun events), two each from each discipline.

11) Five women suspended for anti-doping rule violations named for TOP Scheme.

  • Five of the six women quartermilers who were suspended for anti-doping rule violations between mid-2011 and mid-2013 have been named among the 39 athletes added by the Union Sports Ministry to its much-hyped Target Olympic Podium (TOP) scheme.
  • Besides, the way several other athletes have been accommodated and omitted has put a big question mark over the intention and competence of the selection panel that picks sportspersons for the scheme.
  • Six women 400m runners, Priyanka Panwar, Ashwini Akkunji, Jauna Murmu, Sini Jose, Mandeep Kaur and Tiana Mary Thomas, were caught for doping in 2011 and subsequently suspended by the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) for two years.
12) Sevilla win record 4th Europa League trophy with 3-2 defeat of Dnipro.
  • Sevilla Football Club (FC) won Europa League title.
  • In the final clash at National Stadium Warsaw, Poland, Sevilla defeated Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk football club, 3-2. 
  • It was second consecutive Europa Cup win for Sevilla.
  • Sevilla, the Spain’s oldest club solely devoted to football practice, became the first side to win the Europa League four times. Last time, it captured the trophy in 2006, 2007 and 2014.
13) Union Sports Ministry gave nod for creation of RSFs by recognizing federations of indigenous sports.
  • The Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports gave its nod for recognising certain sports federations representing indigenous sports disciplines as Regional Sports Federations (RSFs).
The decision is aimed at promoting sports having only regional spread.
The recognition will be granted by the competent authority subject to the following conditions:
  1. The sports disciplines must be popular in a region or a state and played in one or more states.
  2. The sports should have been played in the region for at least last 10 years.
  3. The sports federations seeking RSF status should have conducted championships in all the categories namely Senior, Junior and Sub-Junior.
14) Sepp Blatter re-elected as FIFA President.
  • Incumbent FIFA President Joseph Sepp Blatter was re-elected as President for the fifth term. He was chosen for the post by the 65th FIFA Congress held in Zurich. 
  • Blatter won another four-year term as FIFA President after he was able to secure 133 votes out of 206 valid votes in the 209-member FIFA.
  • Blatter defeated 39-year-old Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan who was able to secure 73 votes. Ali was a FIFA Vice President for the past four years.
  • The 66th and 67th editions of the FIFA Congress will take place in Mexico City in 2016 and Kuala Lumpur in 2017.
15) Barcelona Football Club won King`s Cup title for 27th time.
  • Barcelona won Copa del Rey also known as Spanish King’s Cup by defeating Athletic Bilbao, 3-1 at the Nou Camp. This was the 27th Copa del Rey title for Barcelona.
  • This was the second title of the season for Barcelona, earlier; it had won La Liga.
16) Gurpreet Singh secures quota place in shooting for 2016 Rio Olympics.
  • Ace Indian shooter Gurpreet Singh has secured India a fifth quota place in shooting for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
  • He achieved this feat by finishing fourth in the Men’s 10 metre Air Pistol final at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Shooting World Cup held in Munich, Germany.
  • With this, he became the fifth Indian shooter to win a quota place for the Rio Olympics after Gagan Narang, Jitu Rai, Apurvi Chandela and Abhinav Bindra. 
  • He is also the second Indian to secure an Olympic berth at the ongoing World Cup after Bindra.
17) Mohun Bagan won I-League title of football after 13 years.
  • Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan won their maiden I-League title in 13 years. 
  • In the final clash at Kanteerva Stadium in Bengaluru, Mohun Bagan managed a 1-1 draw against the defending champions Bengaluru FC.
  • This win is the fourth I-league title for Mohun Bagan. It won the first I-league title in 2002 when the tournament was called as the National Football League (NFL). Later in 2007, NFL was renamed as I-League.
  • The title also ended Bagan’s five-year trophy drought.