Denmark Current Affairs - 2020

China’s Xuerui Li wins 2015 Denmark Open Title of Badminton

China’s Xuerui Li has won the prestigious 2015 Denmark Open Badminton Title in the women’s single category.

In the final match played at Odense, Denmark, she defeated P V Sindhu of India by 19-21, 12-21 score. It was Li’s second title of Denmark Open and earlier she had won it in 2014.

In the men’s single category, China’s Chen Long has won the 2015 title. He has won the title for record 3rd time after he had earlier won it in 2013 and 2014 .

About Denmark Open Title

  • The Denmark Open is an annual badminton tournament held in Denmark.
  • The tournament was started in 1935 and is considered as one of the oldest Badminton tournament.
  • It is formerly known as Danish Open and is organized by Danmarks Badminton Forbund.

Russia renews bid for Arctic regions

Russia has renewed its efforts to get the United Nations (UN) recognition for 1.2 million square kilometers of the Arctic shelf region which it claims to be its sovereign territory.

In this regard, Russia has forwarded its fresh bid to UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf backed by scientific data.

However all other 4 countries bordering the Arctic viz. Norway, Denmark, Canada and the US have rejected Russia’s claim.

It should be noted that earlier in 2001, UN had rejected Russia’s similar claim over the resource rich territory on the northern tip of Earth because of insufficient evidence.

Background of Territorial dispute over Arctic

There is territorial dispute between all 5 countries bordering the Arctic over its energy rich potential which is believed to hold up to a quarter of the world’s undiscovered oil and gas.

These 5 countries claiming their own sovereignty over this region are Denmark, Canada, Norway, US and Russia. Since 2008 this issue is still pending and yet to be settled under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.