International Affairs

Shoaib Malik announced retirement from Test Cricket

04-NOV-2015
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Who: Shoaib Malik, the former Pakistan Cricket captain What: Announced retirement from Test Cricket When: 3 November 2015 Former Pakistan Cricket captain Shoaib Malik on 3 November 2015 announced his decision to retire from International Test Cricket. He will retire from Test cricket after playing the third Test match against England at Sharjah, United Arab […]

Tanzania’s first female Vice President Samia Suluhu sworn in

06-NOV-2015
Tanzania_s first female Vice President Samia Suluhu sworn in

Who: Samia Suluhu Where: Dar es Salaam What: Sworn in as Tanzania’s first female Vice President When: 5 November 2015 Tanzania’s first female Vice President Samia Hassan Suluhu on 5 November 2015 was sworn into office. She was sworn in along with the new President John Pombe Magufuli at the swearing-in ceremony held in the […]

Nigeria won 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup

09-NOV-2015
Nigeria won 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup

Who: 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup Where: Chile What: Won by Nigeria When: 8 November 2015 Nigeria on 8 November 2015 won the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup. It was held across 8 cities in Chile since 17 October 2015. To win its third championship Nigeria defeated Mali 2-0. Oshimhen and Bamgboye scored the goals […]

British industrialist Swraj Paul’s son Angad Paul died

10-NOV-2015
British industrialist Swraj Paul_s son Angad Paul died

Who: Angad Paul Where: London What: Died When: 8 November 2015 Angad Paul, the youngest son of NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul, on 8 November 2015 died after falling from his penthouse home in an eight-storey building in central London. He was 45. Angad was pronounced dead on the spot by paramedics. He is survived […]

Abraham M Keita from Liberia won the 2015 International Children’s Peace Prize

13-NOV-2015
Abraham M Keita from Liberia won the 2015 International Children's Peace Prize

Who: Liberian teenager Abraham M Keita Where: The Hague, the Netherlands What: Awarded with the prestigious International Children’s Peace Prize 2015 When: 10 November 2015 Why: For his extraordinary & peaceful fight for justice for child victims of violence Liberian teenager Abraham M Keita was on 10 November 2015 awarded with the prestigious International Children’s […]

Former Israeli President Yitzhak Navon died

13-NOV-2015
Former Israeli President Yitzhak Navon died

Who: Former Israeli President Yitzhak Navon Where: Jerusalem What: Died When: 6 November 2015 Yitzhak Navon, who served as the fifth president of Israel, died on 6 November 2015 in Jerusalem. He was 94. Navon was Israel’s first Sephardic president. He served as the fifth president of the country from 1978 to 1983 as a […]

Terrorist attack in Paris; Hundreds Killed

14-NOV-2015
Terrorist attack in Paris Hundreds Killed

Who: Terrorist attack Where: Six locations around Paris When: 13 November 2015 Terrorists on 13 November 2015 attacked six locations around Paris killing around 130 civilians and injuring another 200 people and security personnel. While majority of the deaths occurred in the Bataclan concert venue, around 80000 football fans in the Stade de France (National […]

FIFA banned Nepal football Chief Ganesh Thapa for 10 years for corruption

17-NOV-2015
FIFA banned Nepal football Chief Ganesh Thapa for 10 years for corruption

Who: Nepal football chief Ganesh Thapa What: Banned by FIFA for 10 years When: 16 November 2015 Why: For corruption FIFA, the governing body of football, on 16 November 2015 banned Nepal’s football chief Ganesh Thapa for 10 years for corruption. The body also banned the president of the Laos federation Viphet Sihachakr for two […]

Bangladesh Government blocked social media platform on security grounds

19-NOV-2015
Bangladesh Government blocked social media platform on security grounds

Who: Bangladesh Government What: Blocked social media platforms When: 18 November 2015 Why: For security reasons The Bangladesh Government on 18 November 2015 blocked popular social media platform Facebook and online messaging and calling services WhatsApp and Viber on security grounds. Following this, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) issued a letter to different telecom operators […]

World Toilet Day observed on 19 November with the theme Sanitation and Nutrition

19-NOV-2015
World Toilet Day observed on 19 November with the theme Sanitation and Nutrition

Who: World Toilet Day Where: Across the World What: Observed When: 19 November 2015 Why: To publicise the link between sanitation & nutrition 19 November: World Toilet Day World Toilet Day (WTD) was observed on 19 November 2015 across the world with the theme Sanitation and Nutrition. The aim of WTD is to raise awareness […]

27th ASEAN Summit held at Kuala Lumpur

25-NOV-2015
27th ASEAN Summit held at Kuala Lumpur

Who: 27th ASEAN Summit Where: Kuala Lumpur What: Held When: 21 November 2015 The 27th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit was held on 21 November 2015 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The theme for the 2015 summit was Our People, Our Community, Our Vision. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak was the Chairperson of […]

Australia, New Zealand to play the historic first day-night Test at Adelaide Oval

27-NOV-2015
Australia, New Zealand to play the historic first day-night Test at Adelaide Oval

Who: Historic first day-night Test Where: Adelaide Oval What: To be played at Australia and New Zealand When: From 27 November to 1 December 2015 First day-night Test will be played at the Adelaide Oval from 27 November to 1 December 2015 with a pink Kookaburra ball. The third match of the Test series (Trans-Tasman […]

ICC suspended West Indies spinner Sunil Narine for illegal bowling action

30-NOV-2015
ICC suspended West Indies spinner Sunil Narine for illegal bowling action

Who: West Indies spinner Sunil Narine What: ICC suspended him from bowling in International Cricket When: 29 November 2015 Why: For illegal bowling action International Cricket Council (ICC) on 29 November 2015 suspended West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect. The ICC took a decision after an independent assessment […]

Saudi Arabia Women to Vote and Contest in Municipal Elections for the First time

30-NOV-2015
saudi-women-voteSaudi Arabia Women to Vote and Contest in Municipal Elections for the First time

Who: Saudi Arabia What: Allowed women to contest municipal elections When: 29 November 2015 For the first time, Saudi Arabia allowed women to vote and contest in municipal elections. As per a royal decree issued in 2011, the authorities on 29 November 2015 allowed 979 women to register and campaign for 284 municipal councils. They […]

South Africa won the 3-match T-20 series against India 2-0

09-OCT-2015
South Africa won the 3-match T-20 series against India 2-0

Who: South Africa What: Won the 3-match T-20 series against India 2-0 When: 8 October 2015 South Africa on 8 October 2015 won the three-match T-20 International series against India 2-0. The third and the final match of the series was abandoned without a ball being bowled because of a wet outfield. The umpires called […]

Forbes Asia’s Richest Families list released

09-OCT-2015
Forbes Asia_s Richest Families list released

Who: Forbes Asia’s Richest Families list What: Released When: 7 October 2015 Forbes on 7 October 2015 released the inaugural list of Forbes’ 50 richest families in Asia. The list was topped by Lee (Byung-Chull) family of South Korea with 26.6 billion dollar. The revenue of Lees of Samsung Group in 2014 was equivalent to […]

KP Sharma Oli elected as the Prime Minister of Nepal

12-OCT-2015
Oli Delivers Remarks

Who: KP Sharma Oli What: Was elected as the Prime Minister of Nepal When: 12 October 2015 Veteran communist (Unified Marxist Leninist) leader KP Sharma Oli on 12 October 2015 was elected as the Prime Minister of Nepal. He is the country’s first Prime Minister under the newly introduced constitutional system. He defeated incumbent Prime […]

Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal to win 2015 China Open Men’s Singles title

12-OCT-2015
Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts after beating John Isner of U.S. during their men's singles match at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing

Who: Novak Djokovic Where: National Tennis Centre, Beijing What: Won 2015 China Open Men’s Singles title When: 11 October 2015 Novak Djokovic on 11 October 2015 won the China Open Men’s Singles title by defeating Rafael Nadal of Spain. In the summit clash held at the National Tennis Centre in Beijing, the top seeded Serbian […]

List of Nobel Prize Winners 2015: In Pictures

12-OCT-2015
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Nobel Prizes 2015 was announced by the Nobel Assembly from 5 October to 12 October 2015. The prizes were announced in different sections, namely Physics, Chemistry, Physiology, Literature, Peace and Economics. The Nobel Peace Prize 2015 Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet “for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the […]

Jamaican writer Marlon James won the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction

14-OCT-2015
Jamaican writer Marlon James won the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction

Who: Jamaican writer Marlon James What: Won 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction When: 13 October 2015 Jamaican writer Marlon James on 13 October 2015 won the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for his novel A Brief History of Seven Killings. With this, James became the first Jamaican author to win the prize in […]

AB de Villiers named brand ambassador of MRF

21-OCT-2015
AB de Villiers named brand ambassador of MRF

Who: South African batsman AB de Villiers What: Named brand ambassador of MRF When: 20 October 2015 Tyre manufacturing giant MRF Limited on 20 October 2015 named South African batsman AB de Villiers as its brand ambassador. As per company norms, the association is for a period of three years. AB de Villiers, the ODI […]

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won 2015 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix title

26-OCT-2015
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won 2015 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix title

Who: Lewis Hamilton Where: Texas, the USA What: Won 2015 Formula 1 US Grand Prix When: 25 October 2015 Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton on 25 October 2015 won the 2015 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix title. It was the third title for Hamilton at the Circuit of the Americas in Elroy, Texas of the […]

World Polio Day observed globally

26-OCT-2015
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Who: World Polio Day Where: Globally What: Observed When: 24 October 2015 Why: To create awareness about the hazards of the crippling disease 24 October: World Polio Day World Polio Day was observed on 24 October 2015. The day was observed to create awareness about the hazards of the crippling disease. The Day was established […]

Bidhya Devi Bhandari elected as first women President of Nepal

28-OCT-2015
Bidhya Devi Bhandari elected as first women President of Nepal

Who: Bidhya Devi Bhandari What: Elected as first women President of Nepal When: 28 October 2015 Bidhya Devi Bhandari was on 28 October 2015 elected as the President of Nepal. She is the first women president of Nepal. She received 327 votes against her opponent’s 214 in the Nepal’s Parliament. Election to the post of […]

China abandoned its decades old ‘One Child Policy’

30-OCT-2015
China-abandons-its-decades-old-One-Child-Policy

Who: China’s ‘One Child Policy’ What: Scrapped When: 29 October 2015 China on 29 October 2015 allowed all couples to have two children and scrapped its decade-long One Child Policy. The decision is intended to balance population development and address the challenge of an ageing population. The announcement was made through a communiqué issued by […]

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