Weekly Current Affairs – 1st to 7th November 2019

Sports News

  1. The six-timeboxing world champion has been included in a 10-member athlete ambassadors’ group by the International

Olympic Committee (IOC)  C. Mary Kom. Note:

➢   The group will represent boxers in the build-up to next year’s Tokyo Olympics (Tokyo Olympic 2020).

➢   C. Mary Kom will represent the Asian bloc in boxing’s athlete ambassadors’ group.

➢   At present, the President of the International Olympic Association (IOC) is Thomas Bach and its headquarters in

Lausanne, Switzerland.

  1. Who won a silver medal in 53kg at UWW Under-23 World Championships in Budapest  Pooja Gehlot


➢   Pooja lost 0-2 to Okuno in the summit clash. She had entered the finals after beating Turkey’s Zeynep Yetgil in the semifinals of the tournament.

  1. Who defeated England in the final to win the Rugby World Cup  South Africa.


➢   South Africa beat England 32-12 in the world cup final in Japan.

➢   The victory under Siya Kolisi, the team’s first black captain, was another symbolic moment for the Springboks.

➢   In 1995, former President Nelson Mandela’s famously celebrated on the podium with captain Francois Pienaar after their first world cup win.

  1. Who has won the SaarLorLux Open badminton tournament at Saarbrücken in Germany Lakshya Sen.


➢   He defeated Weng Hong Yang of China in an exciting final last night.

➢   World number 51 Lakshya took 59 minutes to overcome Weng in the summit clash.

➢   The 18-year-old from Uttarakhand had entered the final beating Kiran George in an all-Indian semifinal.

  1. Who won the fifth Paris Masters title for 2019 by defeating Denis Shapovalov in the final Novak Djokovic.


➢   Thus, he sealed his 34th Master’s title and fifth overall ATP victory of the year 2019.

➢   Djokovic will lose top spot in the rankings to Nadal next week, but could still equal Pete Sampras’ record by finishing the sixth year as the world’s best player.

  1. Finnish racing driver has won the Formula One, United States Grand Prix 2019 Valtteri Bottas.


➢   Lewis Hamilton was on second, Max Verstappen on third, Charles Leclerc on fourth and Alexander Albon on fifth.

➢   Lewis Hamilton (sixth F1 world title) has won the Formula One World Drivers’ Championship for 2019.

➢   The maximum number of Formula One World Drivers’ Championship has been won by Michael Schumacher with 7


  1. Who won the 2019–20 Deodhar Trophy (47th edition) at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi  India B.


➢   Deodhar Trophy was contested between three teams (India-A, India -B and India-C) selected by the Board of

Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

  1. Serbian professional tennis player eased to a record-extending fifth Paris Masters title    Novak Djokovic.


➢   He defeated Canadian youngster Denis Shapovalov 6-3, 6-4 in the final.

➢   Now, he has won 34 Masters titles (16-time Grand Slam champion), moving to within one of Nadal at the top of the all-time list, and 77 on the ATP Tour in total.

➢   It was Djokovic’s fifth trophy of the season after previous triumphs at Wimbledon and the US Open, as well as at

the Madrid Open and in Tokyo.

  1. Who secured India’s 10th Tokyo Olympic quota in shooting after winning the men’s 10m air rifle bronze medal at the

14th Asian Championships in Doha Deepak Kumar. Note:

➢   India has already secured nine Tokyo quotas in rifle and pistol and lies behind China who has 25 quotas and

Korea’s 12 in the Asian region, besides the host-country Japan, in terms of quotas won.

➢   Deepak is the second Indian shooter to earn an Olympic quota in the men’s 10 meters air rifle event after Divyansh

Singh Panwar.

  1. India’s Manu Bhaker has won a gold medal in women’s 10m air pistol event at Doha, Qatar.


➢   She put up a dominant showing, shooting 584 in qualification and 244.3 in the final to take gold.

➢   Vivaan Kapoor & Manisha Keer also won the Gold medal in junior trap mixed event at the Asian Shooting

Championships 2019

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