International Affairs [May 2015]

Microsoft named its next Web Browser as Edge

01-MAY-2015
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Who: Edge Web Browser What: Announced by Microsoft When: 29 April 2015 Microsoft, American multinational technology company, on 29 April 2015 announced Edge as its next Web Browser’s name at the Build Developer Conference held at San Francisco in California, USA. Earlier, Microsoft had called it as Project Spartan; a code name given by the […]

Tennis player Rafael Nadal received Golden Medal for Merit in Work of Spain

02-MAY-2015
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Who: Rafael Nadal Where: Madrid, Spain What: Received Golden Medal for Merit in Work of Spain When: 1 May 2015 Ace tennis player Rafael Nadal on 1 May 2015 received the Golden Medal for Merit in Work. Golden Medal is one of the top civilian honours of Spain which aims to highlight an exemplary performance […]

Roger Federer won the inaugural Istanbul Open Tennis Men’s Singles Title

04-MAY-2015
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Who: Roger Federer What: Won the TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Open Men’s singles title When: 3 May 2015 Switzerland tennis player Roger Federer on 3 May 2015 won the TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Open Men’s singles title by defeating Pablo Cueves of Uruguay 6-3 7-6. With this win, the world No 2 ranking player took […]

French magazine Charlie Hebdo presented with Freedom of Expression Courage Award 2015

07-MAY-2015
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Who: Charlie Hebdo What: Presented with the Freedom of Expression Courage Award 2015 When: 5 May 2015 The French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo was on 5 May 2015 presented with the 2015 Freedom of Expression Courage Award of the PEN American Centre at the American Museum of Natural History. The award was accepted by Charlie […]

Singapore PM Lee opened first museum Indian Heritage Centre in Little India

08-MAY-2015
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Who: First museum Indian Heritage Centre Where: Little India What: Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong opened it When: 7 May 2015 Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong on 7 May 2015 opened first museum Indian Heritage Centre in Little India. The museum was dedicated to Indian history. Singapore is celebrating 50 years of its independence in […]

Picasso’s painting Les Femme d’Alger sold for 179.3 million US dollars

13-MAY-2015
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Who: Picasso’s painting Les Femme d’Alger Where: Christie’s in New York What: Sold for 179.3 million US dollars When: 11 May 2015 Pablo Picasso’s painting Les Femme d’Alger (Version O) was on 11 May 2015 sold for 179.3 million US dollars during an auction at Christie’s in New York. With this sale, this painting became […]

Maria Sharapova of Russia won the women’s single of Italian Tennis Open for third time

18-MAY-2015
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Who: Women’s singles of Italian Open for the third time Where: Italy What: Russian Maria Sharapova won When: 17 May 2015 Russian Maria Sharapova on 17 May 2015 won the women’s singles of Italian Open for the third time. She defeated Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro by 4-6 7-5 6-1. The Italian Open title was held […]

Abraj Kudai, world’s biggest hotel, set to open in Mecca in 2017

27-MAY-2015
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Who: The world’s biggest hotel Abraj Kudai Where: Mecca, Saudi Arabia What: Set to open in 2017 Abraj Kudai: The world’s biggest hotel project which is under construction in Mecca, Saudi Arabia The term Abraj Kudai was in news in the last week of May 2015 as it was described as the world’s biggest hotel. […]

Kumar Sangakkara named CEAT International Cricketer of the Year 2015

26-MAY-2015
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Who: Kumar Sangakkara What: Named CEAT International Cricketer of the Year 2015 When: 25 May 2015 Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara on 25 May 2015 was named as the International Cricketer of the Year 2015 while the middle order batsman Ajinkya Rahane was named as the CEAT Indian Cricketer of the Year 2015. Former […]

Seven FIFA Officials arrested on bribery charges in Zurich by Switzerland authorities

29-MAY-2015
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Who: Seven FIFA officials Where: Zurich, Switzerland What: Were arrested by Switzerland authorities When: 27 May 2015 Why: For their involment in the Sports Marketing Bribery Scheme Seven FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association) officials were arrested on 27 May 2015 by Switzerland authorities in Zurich, Switzerland. The arrested officials include Jeffrey Webb, FIFA vice-president […]

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