Top 5 Current Affairs: 30 October 2017

Oct 30, 2017 17:49 IST
Top 5 Current Affairs: 30 October 2017

Virat Kohli becomes fastest batsman to break 9000-run mark

Indian skipper Virat Kohli on 29 October 2017 became the sixth Indian and fastest to complete 9000 ODI runs during India’s third and final one-day international against New Zealand in Kanpur.

India beat New Zealand by six runs to take the series 2-1. While Rohit Sharma was named Man of the Match for his astounding knock of 147, winning Captain Virat Kohli was named Man of the Series.

Kohli and Sharma together added 230 runs for the second wicket thus, becoming the first pair to achieve double century partnerships on four occasions.

India, Japan begin anti-submarine warfare exercise

The naval forces of India and Japan initiated an intensive air anti-submarine warfare exercise in the Indian Ocean on 29 October 2017. The exercise will conclude on 31 October 2017.

The exercise would witness participation from a P-8 I Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance Anti Submarine Warfare aircraft of Indian Navy and two P-3 Orion Anti Submarine Warfare aircraft of Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMDSF).

The exercise is happening at a time when the presence of Chinese ships and submarines in the Indian Ocean has increased.

Kidambi Srikanth wins Men's Singles Title in French Open

Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth on 29 October 2017 lifted the men's singles title of the French Open Superseries badminton in Paris.

Srikanth beat Japan's Kenta Nishimoto 21-14, 21-13 in the final to clinch the title. This is Srikanth’s fourth title in the fifth superseries final after winning in the Denmark Open, Indonesia Open and Australia Open.

Tai Tzu-ying of Chinese Taipei won the women’s singles title by beating Akane Yamaguchi from Japan.

Saudi Arabia to allow women into sports stadiums from 2018

Turki Al-Asheikh, Chairman of the General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia, on 29 October 2017 announced that Saudi women will now be able to attend sports events in stadiums starting from 2018.

Though the country has several stadiums, but the government chose the biggest and most important ones. The stadiums are home to six teams in the Saudi Professional League and two of the stadiums included have the highest seating capacity in the kingdom. The move is aimed at empowering and engaging women in the society as an integral part of the development process.

YC Modi took charge as Director General of National Investigation Agency

Senior IPS officer Yogesh Chander (YC) Modi on 30 October 2017 took charge as the Director General of the National Investigation Agency (NIA). Modi succeeds Sharad Kumar, who retired on 30 October 2017 itself.

Modi is an IPS officer of the 1979 batch of the Haryana cadre. In his career spanning over 33 years, Modi gained extensive experience of investigation, intelligence and operations. Prior to joining the NIA, he worked with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for 10 years while serving two terms where he handled Special Crime and Economic Offences besides Anti-Corruption cases.

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