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December 1st week 2015 current affairs
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1) PV Sindhu lifts Macau Open for 3rd consecutive time
  • Current Affirs PV Sindhu has lifted the Macau Open Grand Prix Gold Badminton tournam ent for the third consecutive time. In the title clash, Sindhu, seeded fifth, defeated lower placed Minatsu Mitani of Japan
  • This was Sindhu`s first title of the season and the fifth overall.
  • World number one Saina Nehwal did not take part in the competition, while none of the Indian shuttlers, besides Sindhu, could cross the quarter-final stage 

2) Great Britain win Davis Cup for 1st time since 1936

  • Great Britain have won the Davis Cup for the first time since 1936 after Andy Murray beat Belgium`s David Goffin to clinch the decisive point in Ghent.
  • Murray won to give the visitors an unassailable 3-1 lead in the best of five tie. Britain have now won the team Tennis title 10 times, while Murray adds the Davis Cup to his other major titles at Wimbledon, the US Open and the Olympic Games 

3) Anil Kumble resigns as chief mentor of Mumbai Indians

  • Former Indian Test Captain Anil Kumble has stepped down as the Chief Mentor of IPL franchise Mumbai Indians with immediate effect from yesterday. Kumble had been associated with Mumbai Indians since January of 2013. His decision comes after a BCCI crackdown on conflict of interest in the board.
  • Earlier, India team director Ravi Shastri was removed from the IPL Governing Council while Roger Binny was asked to leave selection committee. In a statement, Mumbai Indians thanked Kumble for his contribution.