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November 2nd week 2015 current affairs
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1) India`s Siril wins silver at World Junior badminton Championships
  •  Current Affirs Young Indian shuttler Siril Verma clinched a silver medal at the BWF World Junior badminton Championships in the Peruvian capital of Lima. With this medal, Siril now joins the elite list of Indians such as Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, RMV Gurusaidutt, HS Prannoy and Sameer Verma, who have won medals for India in the Junior World Championships. 

2) WADA suspends Russian anti-doping agency

  • World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has suspended Russia`s anti-doping agency, raising the possibility of Russian track stars being barred from next year`s Rio Olympics if the country does not fall back into line with accepted international rules.
  • WADA`s foundation board unanimously passed a recommendation from a committee which found the Russian agency (RUSADA) non-compliant with the global body`s charter.
  • The decision had been anticipated following a report by a WADA panel that uncovered a state-sponsored doping program in Russia. RUSADA had been heavily implicated in the scandal and was accused of destroying samples requested for analysis by WADA.
  • The International Association of Athletics Federations had provisionally suspended Russia from international competition in the 2nd week of November, but left the door open to a return in time for the Olympics.
3) Rohan Bopanna-Florin Mergea enter ATP World Tour doubles Final
  • In Tennis, 8th seeded Rohan Bopanna and his Romanian teammate Florin Mergea entered the ATP World Tour Finals. In a semi-final match, they defeated the third placed Croatian-Brazilian team of Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo on 21st November. The other Doubles semi-final will be played between the top two pairs - defending champions and top seeds, Bob and Mike Bryan, and the Dutch-Romanian duo of Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau.

4) N. Srinivasan removed as ICC Chairman; Shashank Manohar takes his place

  • Current Affirs The BCCI rules on conflict of interest were approved on 9th November in its Annual General Meeting which took place at BCCI headquarters in Mumbai.
  • BCCI President Shashank Manohar informed reporters today that all complaints regarding conflict of interest will be referred to Ombudsman. 
  • In the meeting it was also decided that Mr. Shashank Manohar will be the BCCI representative to the ICC, by virtue will be the ICC Chairman. N Srinivasan was today dethroned as the ICC Chairman after BCCI decided recall him. The tenure of Mr. Srinivasan, who took over in June last year, was to end next year. The remainder of the term will be completed by Mr. Manohar as it is India`s turn to hold the top position. 
5) India bags 17 Gold, 14 Silver and 13 Bronze in Asian Shooting championships
  • London Olympics Silver medallist Vijay Kumar shot two more medals on the final day of the 13th Asian Shooting Championship in Kuwait City to take India`s final tally to 44 including 17 Gold, 14 Silver and 13 Bronze. 
  • Vijay won the Bronze in the 25 meter Center Fire Pistol event for men and also teamed up with veteran Samaresh Jung and Pemba Tamang to bag the Team Silver in the event. The Indian team scored 1736 points. The Korean team won the Gold with a total score of 1738 while Vietnam bagged the Bronze with a score of 1731.