General Awareness Updates – November 2013

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General Awareness Updates – November 2013

MOTORRACING

Italian Grand Prix

Winner: Sebastian Vettel (Germany/Red Bull-Renault)

Second: Fernando Alonso (Spain/Ferrari)

Third: Mark Webber (Australia/Red Bull-Renault)

Singapore Grand Prix

Winner: Sebastian Vettel (Germany/Red Bull-Renault)

Second: Fernando Alonso (Spain/Ferrari)

Third: Kimi Raikkonen (Finland/Lotus-Renault)


TENNIS

2013 U.S. Open

Men’s Singles

Winner: Rafael Nadal (Spain)

Runner-up: Novak Djokovic (Serbia)

Women’s Singles

Winner: Serena Williams (U.S.)

Runner-up: Victoria Azarenka (Belarus)

 Men’s Doubles

Winners: Leander Paes (India)/Radek Stepanek (Czech Republic)

Runners-up: Alexander Peya (Austria )/Bruno Saores (Brazil)

Women’s Doubles

Winners: Andrea Hlavackova /Lucie Hradecka (Czech Republic)

Runners-up: Ashleigh Barty/Casey Dellacqua (Australia)

Mixed Doubles

Winners: Andrea Hlavackova (Czech Republic)/Max Mirnyi (Belarus)

Runners-up: Abigail Spears (U.S.)/Santiago Gonzalez (Mexico)


Archery: Deepika Kumari wins World Cup silver medal

A gold medal in the prestigious Archery World Cup final eluded Deepika Kumari once again as she settled for her third successive silver after being pipped by Korean Olympic champion Ok-Hee Yun, in Paris.

This was the 2008 Olympic champion’s second gold in the World Cup Final after 2010, while for Deepika, it was her second loss to Yun as the Indian once again could not overcome the Korean jinx.

This was Deepika’s fourth successive World Cup Final appearance. After ranking fifth in 2010, Deepika clinched silver medals in both 2011 and 2012.


The All India Tennis Association (AITA) has appointed former Davis Cupper Anand Amritraj as the new non-playing captain of the Davis Cup team, which will take on Chinese Taipei in the Asia/Oceania Group I tie next year. The 61-year-old Mr Amritraj replaced S. P. Misra, who lost his job after eight top players revolted, calling for changes in Davis Cup playing conditions, early this year. 


Thomas Bach has been elected the new president of the International Olympic Committee.

The 59-year-old German – the first Olympic gold medalist to become president – won in the second round of voting by his fellow IOC members to beat his five male rivals bidding to succeed Jacques Rogge, who stepped down after 12 years in charge.

Mr Bach is a gold medalist with the West German team in the fencing team foil event in the 1976 Olympics. He and his team-mates came from 7-1 down to win the world foil title in 1975.



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