Current Affairs – November, 2015

India re-elected as Member of International Maritime Council

India has been re-elected to the Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) under Category ‘B’ at 29th session of the IMO Assembly held in London. India’s membership of the IMO Assembly supports India’s status as one of the countries with the largest interest in international seaborne trade. Presently, India ranks amongst the top 20 Read More…

Saudi Arabia for 1st time allows women to vote in local elections

Saudi Arabia has allowed women to vote and become candidates in local elections for the first time in the history of male dominated country. In this regard, Saudi authorities allowed 979 women among the 6,917 registered candidates to campaign for 284 municipal councils as per the royal decree issued in 2011. Earlier Saudi Arabia had Read More…

Russia imposes economic sanctions against Turkey

Russia has imposed economic sanctions against Turkey, a NATO member over the issue of downing of a Russian Sukhoi 24 warplane on the Syrian border. In this regard, Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree adopting a series of retaliatory economic measures against Turkey with an effect from 1st January 2016. Russian economic sanctions Read More…

Interceptor boat ICGS C-422 commissioned into Indian Coast Guard service

Indian Coast Guard has commissioned interceptor boat ‘ICGS C-422’ into its fleet to further enhance its vigil along Pondicherry and South Tamil Nadu coast in the Bay of Bengal. It was commissioned in a traditional ceremony held at Karaikal port in Tamil Nadu by Puducherry Assembly Speaker V Sabapathy. About ICGS C-422 ICGS C-422 is the 36th interceptor boat Read More…

Great Britain wins 2015 Davis Cup of Tennis

Andy Murray led Great Britain have won the 2015 Davis Cup for first time since 1936 and for the 10th time in the competition’s 115-year history. Great Britain tennis team defeated Belgium team by 3-1 score in the finals to win the 104th edition of the competition. Davis Cup 2015 results Round 1: David Goffin Read More…