Current Affairs 7th December, 2015: Pune and Rajkot New Teams in IPL

Current Affairs 7th December, 2015: Pune and Rajkot New Teams in IPL

Kaher Kazem is the new President and MD of General Motors India

7.12.2015: General Motors announced the appointment of Kaher Kazem as the new managing director and President for India.  He will be taking charge in the New Year.  He will succeed Arvind Saxena who is going to retire.  Kazem joined General Motors in 1995 and held several positions.  He was appointed the vice president of manufacturing for Thailand in 2009.   

Australia wins the Hockey World League 2015 Title

7.12.2015: Australia defeated Belgium to win the hockey world league 2015 title.  Belgium was defeated by 2-1 by Australia in the final match that was played at Raipur in Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Stadium.  Australia own the gold, Belgium the silver and India won the bronze medal by defeating Netherlands.  This is the second edition of International Hockey Federation Hockey World League for men.

India won the Delhi Test to win Series 3-0

7.12.215: India defeated South Africa in the final test match in Delhi.  The last test was played at Feroz Shah Kotla ground and India won the match by 337 runs.  This is the first time that India defeated South Africa in four match series with 3-0.  India climbed to the 2nd rank in ICC test rankings with this historical win.  South Africa’s target was 481 but the team believed in playing defense.  The team fought for 71.1 overs on the final day to draw the match.  South Africa was all out for 143 runs.

Pune and Rajkot New Teams in IPL

7.12.2015: Chennai and Rajasthan Royals teams were banned from IPL due to spot fixing charges and BCCI now informed that Pune and Rajkot are the two new teams in IPL.  Pune team is bought by NEW Rising Company and Rajkot team is purchased by Intex mobile company.

Goa Mumbai Double Decker Train Flagged Off

7.12.2015: Indian Railways introduce first double decker Shatabdi train in Goa and Mumbai route.  The train was flagged off by Railway minister Suresh Prabhu.  The double decker train is fully air conditioned.  It will run thrice in a week.  Seating capacity of the train is 120 in each compartment.