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November 1st week 2015 current affairs
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1) India beat Pak; Lifts 8th Men`s Junior Asia hockey cup

  • India have lifted the 8th Men`s Junior Asia hockey cup, beating traditional rivals Pakistan 6-2 in the finals played in Kuantan, Malaysia. Both nations have reached the final of Asia’s Premier Junior tournament six times in the last 27 years and on 22nd November India and Pakistan squared off once again for the fourth time 
2) Djokovic wins ATP World Tour Finals
  • World number one Novak Djokovic has become the first player to win the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals for the fourth consecutive time. In the title clash played in London last night, Djokovic defeated third seed Roger Federer, Overall, this was the fifth time that Djokovic won this tournament. He ends the year with 11 titles, including three Grand Slams, taking his total to 10 majors.
  • Federer had defeated Djokovic in the round-robin stage, but the world number one Serb made sure that he drew level with Federer in 44 career meetings, with both players now winning 22 games each. The defeat for the Swiss also means that he will not be overtaking Andy Murray in the rankings, and the Briton will end the year as world number two for the first time.
  • Meanwhile, in the Doubles, the eighth seeded Indo-Romanian team of Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea has ended as runner up. They lost to the second seeded Dutch-Romanian team of Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau. Bopanna was appearing in his second season-end Finale, having reached the final with Mahesh Bhupathi in 2012.

3) SAI signs MoU with P Gopichand Badminton Foundation

  • Current Affirs Sports Authority of India and Pullela Gopichand Badminton Foundation (PGBF) today joined hands to establish a SAI Gopichand National Badminton Academy at Gachibowli, Hyderabad. A Memorandum of Understanding for this purpose was signed today in the presence of SAI Director General Injeti Srinivas. The Academy is being established for optional utilization of the facilities being developed with National Sports Development Fund assistance at PGBF. SAI will also utilise the facilities at the Academy for national training camps and competitions.
  • The Academy will select 50 players in a nation-wide talent search scheme for induction in the age group of 11 to 14 years. SAI will depute its coaches and from other government organisations like Railways, Oil and Natural Gas and other central government or state PSUs
  • Srinivas welcomed the joint initiative and stated that it would serve as a role model to professionalise sports coaching in the country. Gopichand expressed satisfaction that this could help in institutionalising the present collaboration between SAI and his own efforts as a promoter of the sport. The BAI will be closely involved in the academy.
4) India win Nagpur Test by 124 runs against South Africa, clinch series
  • India on 27th November won the third Cricket Test against South Africa at Nagpur by an emphatic 124-run margin. The hosts, who went into the match with a One-Nil Lead, clinched the four-match series Two-Nil. India had won the first Test at Mohali, while the second Test at Bengaluru was washed out due to rain.
  • On the third day of the penultimate match at the VCA stadium, needing to score 310 runs for a win, the visitors were all out for 185 in their second innings, 52 minutes after the Tea session. Ravichandran Ashwin recorded his career-best figures of 7 for 66, while Amit Mishra claimed three wickets for 51 runs.
  • Ashwin was declared Man of the Match for his superb match haul of 12 for 98. This was Virat Kohli`s first Test series win as a Captain on home soil and also marked an end to South Africa`s track record of not losing a Test series away from home for nine long years. The fourth and final Test between the two teams will commence in Delhi on December 3.
5) Saina Nehwal loses China Open final to Xuerui Li
  • Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal on 15th November lost to sixth placed Chinese player Xuerui Li in the Women`s Singles final of China Open Superseries Premier Badminton tournament at Fuzhou.
  • The top seed and defending champion Saina and Li, the reigning Olympic champion has met 12 times against each other. Saina has won just 2 of those games. This was Saina`s fifth final of the year.