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November 3rd week 2015 current affairs
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1) Russia`s athletics federation provisionally suspended from international competition

  • Russia`s athletics federation has been provisionally suspended from international competition - including the Olympic Games - for its alleged involvement in widespread doping. The International Association of Athletics Federations, IAAF, took action after the publication of an independent World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) report that alleged "state-sponsored doping".
  • Its council members voted 22-1 in favour of Russia being banned. Russia`s Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said the suspension was "temporary" and the problem is solvable. The country`s IAAF council member was not allowed to participate in 14th November’s vote.
  • As it stands, Russian athletes may not enter international competitions, including the World Athletic Series and Rio Olympics, which begin on 5 August next year. Russia will also not be entitled to host the 2016 World Race Walking Cup in Cheboksary and the 2016 World Junior Championships in Kazan.

2) Sania-Hingis duo wins Singapore BNP Paribas WTA Finals

  • Current Affirs Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis lifted their ninth trophy of the season, winning BNP Paribas WTA Finals in Singapore on 1st November. The top seeds Indo-swiss pair won the match against eighth seed Spanish team of Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro.
  • Sania and Hingis, who secured 2015`s WTA Year-End world number one ranking, cruised through first set unchallenged winning their all 3 break points. In second set also, they had a smooth run with opponent Spanish team managing to earn three games. The match lasted 66 minutes.
3) Agnieszka claims her maiden WTA Finals title; Defeats Kvitova
  • Agnieszka Radwanska claimed her maiden WTA Finals title with a victory over Czech Petra Kvitova in an absorbing encounter at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on 1st November.
4) NZealand beat Aus to retain Rugby World Cup
  • New Zealand has become the first team to defend a Rugby World Cup, beating Australia in the final at Twickenham Stadium in London on 31st October. Since 2011, New Zealand has won 49 of the 54 games under coach Steve Hansen.
5) Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal to win Swiss Indoors final
  • Roger Federer has defeated Rafael Nadal to win Swiss Indoors Basel Tennis title. Competing in a record 12th final on home soil in Basel on 1st November, he added the Basel trophy in his kitty for the seventh time. This is 88th title of Federer`s career at the tour-level.